Does the Predator X38 provide option for split screen?

Rip Member Posts: 3 New User
edited October 2021 in Predator Monitors
I am going to replace my Samsung dual monitor setup with a single wide screen monitor this week with either an Acer Predator X38 or a Samsung G9.  The choice depends on the answer to my question about split screen. 

The information I find for the G9 states that is split screen capable right out of the box.

However, I find conflicting information for the X38.  If I buy a Predator X38 , will I be able to have a game running in one part of the wide screen and a web page open in another part of the wide screen? 

If yes, is this accomplished with an Acer supplied function or using third party software or using Windows Power Tools?


  • Rip
    Rip Member Posts: 3 New User
    I checked out the link you provided and it appears to provide me another possible Microsoft based solution similar to that used by Windows Power Tools.

    Have you actually used this method with an X38?

    Since I could find no mention of screen splitting or pip on the Acer website, I am assuming that Acer itself does not provide screen splitting options, for instance in their widgets.  Is that correct?

    I don't want to make a $1,600.00 mistake.
  • Jeyam
    Jeyam Member Posts: 348 Seasoned Practitioner WiFi Icon

    Hi @ Rip

    1. Click "Start | Control Panel | Appearance and Personalization | Adjust Screen Resolution."
    2. Choose "Extend These Displays" from the Multiple Displays drop-down menu.
    3. Click "OK" to split the desktop between both monitors.

  • Rip
    Rip Member Posts: 3 New User
    I don't have two displays so "extend the display" is not available.  I only have the X38 which does not handle split screen easily.  I can make this monitor display two different programs at the same time but it is not easy and for this reason I would not buy this monitor again.  If you want do have two different programs visible on a large curved screen at the same time look elsewhere.
  • F1Aussie
    F1Aussie Member Posts: 15 Troubleshooter
    Go the Samsung I say, the X38 has unresolved issues for more than a year now and acer don't give a ***** about fixing it