Acer announces new Predator gaming PCs and laptops

Today, Acer had a whole range of new products to announce. In addition to the new Swifft 5 laptop, there were also many gaming desktops, laptops, monitors, and accessories in the cards.

On the desktop side, first there's the Predator Orion 9000 pictured above, Acer's top-of-the-line gaming PC. It features Intel processor up to an Intel Core i9 Extreme Edition and two Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Ti GPUs in SLI. For storage, it can have up to three 3.5-inch HDDs and two 2.5-inch SSDs, and it has USB Type-C hot-swap dock for HDDs and SSDs. It has three 4.7-inch (120mm) fans to keep the system cool, and of course, there's plenty of RGB to go around, with a tempered glass panel to show off the inside of the system.

Then there's the more moderate Predator Orion 3000, which has 10th-gen Intel Core processors up to a Core i7, and up to a GeForce RTX 2070 Super GPU. It can be configured with up to 64GB of RAM and up to 1TB of NVMe SSD storage, plus two 3.5-inch HDDs. There's still RGB lighting, as you'd expect, both on the front and inside, with an optional tempered glass case to show it off.

For the more budget-conscious gamers, there's the new Nitro 50, which also packs Intel 10th-generation processors up to a Core i7, this time paired with a GPU up to an GeForce RTX 2060 Super. It can also be configured with up to 64GB of RAM and 1TB of SSD storage, plus two HDDs up to 3TB each. There's no RGB lighting nor a fancy tempered glass cover for this one, though.

Moving on to laptops, the range-topper is the Predator Helios 700, which can be configured with up to an Intel Core i9-10980HK for those that need overclocking, though there's also a Core i7-10750H. For graphics, there's either a GeForce RTX 2080 Super or an RTX 2070 Super. Acer created a new thermal solution, which it calls PowerGem, specifically for the Core i9, with 3.83 times the heat conductivity of copper, which should offer better cooling for the more power-hungry CPUs. Aside from that, there's up to 64GB of RAM, and SSDs can be configured in RAID 0 for faster performance across multiple drives.

As for the display, it's 17.3 inches diagonally and comes in Full HD with a 144Hz refresh, complete with Nvidia G-Sync certification. The keyboard has per-key RGB lighting, and the WASD keys now have MagForce mechanical switches, which can be swapped with the regular WASD keys at any time.

Next up is the Predator Helios 300, which features Intel's 10th-generation H-series processors and up to an Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 with Max-Q design for graphics. It comes with up to 32GB of RAM, two PCIe NVMe SSDs in RAID 0, and up to a 2TB HDD. For cooling, there are two fans, one of which being Acer's fourth-generation AeroBlade that should be less noisy while still offering more airflow.

The display on the Helios 300 is a 15.6-inch Full HD IPS panel with a 240Hz refresh rate, and for sound, there's DTS:X Ultra Audio support.

The Predator Triton 300 goes for a slimmer look, but it still packs 10th-generation Intel Core H-series processors and up to a GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, cooled by a system similar to the Helios 300. Geared more towards creators, it features a 15.6-inch IPS panel with 100% coverage of the sRGB color space. For storage, there's up to three SSD slots.

Finally, in the more affordable Nitro family, there's the new Nitro 7, still powered by Intel's Comet Lake H-series CPUs. The GPU here goes up to an Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060, and the RAM maxes out at 32GB. For storage, there's up to three slots for M.2 SSDs which can be configured in RAID 0. The cooling system is comprised of two fans and Acer's CoolBoost technology. The display here is 15.6 inches, and it's Full HD with a 144Hz refresh rate.

if you're more interested in a new monitor, Acer also has a few new ones. The most notable addition is the Predator X25, a 24.5-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080) monitor with a 360Hz refresh rate with Nvidia G-Sync certification. The monitor is also fairly versatile, with tilt, swivel, pivot, and height adjustments.

Then there's the predator XB3 series of monitors, coming in 24.5-, 27-, and 31.5-inch models. They offer up to a 240Hz refresh rate and 4K resolution. The monitors feature a 178-degree field of view and a 0.5ms response time in overdrive mode. Once again, these are also adjustable in tilt, swivel, pivot, and height. Finally, there's an RGB light bar if you need more of that.

Finally, there's a couple of accessories. The Predator Cestus 350 mouse features up to 16,000 DPI and 8 programmable buttons. It can be used wirelessly or with a cable, with a 1000Hz polling rate in wireless mode and a 2000Hz polling rate while using the cable. There's also a new gaming chair created with OSIM, which specializes in massage chairs. The Predator Gaming Chair x OSIM features OSIM's V-Hand tehnology which simulates the feeling of a massage on the user's shoulders and neck.

Looking to price and availability on the desktop side, the Predator Orion 9000 will be available in the EMEA region in October starting at €2,799, with no U.S. availability announced. The Predator Orion 3000 will be available in North American in September starting at $999.99, and in the EMEA regions in August starting at €899. Finally, the Nitro 50 will be available around the same time in each region, starting at $799.99 in North America and €799 in Europe.

For laptops, the Predator Helios 700 will launch in North America in September starting at $2,399.99, and in the EMEA regions in October starting at €2,699. The Predator Helios 300 will launch in both regions in July, starting at $1,199 in North America and €1,299 in Europe. The Predator Triton 300 will launch in North America in September starting at $1,299 and in the EMEA region in July for €1,399. Finally, the Nitro 7 will launch in North America in October starting at $999.99, and in the EMEA region in July starting at €1,299.

For the monitors, the Predator X25 wasn't given a release datem but the XB3 monitors will start at $429.99 in North America when they launch in September, and €439 in Europe, where they will launch in August. The Predator Cestus 350 gaming mouse is available right now in North America starting at $124.99, and it will be available in Europe soon starting at €99. The Predator Gaming Chair x OSIM wasn't given a release date or pricing.

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