Today Acer ran a live-streamed digital event, showcasing a broad selection of their upcoming product and devices. Particularly of interest was some of their new gaming focussed machines under their Predator banner. They’ve got some new gaming laptops on the way, an updated version of their gaming desktop systems, and a new top-end high-performance gaming monitor. Read on for details of the freshly announced new gaming lineup from Acer.
Predator Helios 700
Acer announced an update to their high-performance beast of a laptop for 2020. This is a gaming laptop built to perform more like a desktop system when you need it to. It has a convertible form factor, which lets you slide out a portion of the keyboard section of the machine, to allow for more powerful cooling for extended gaming performance. Acer calls this design “HyperDrift keyboard”, and say that it gives this laptop great thermal management.
In addition to offering the latest top-end 10th Gen Intel processors, GPUs up to the GeForce RTX 2080 Super, and RAM configurations up to 64GB, the Helios 700 also comes with a 144Hz G-Sync compatible 17.3-inch display.
The Helios 700 will start at $2,399.99, and be available in the US from October. More precise information on the different configurations and pricing will be made available at a later date.
Predator Helios 300
A more standard laptop layout here, but still with plenty of grunt. Again Acer have updated this model with 10th Generation Intel chips, and the latest GPUs from Nvidia. The Helios 300 comes equipped with a 15.6-Inch 240 Hz display, and supports RAM configurations of up to 32GB.
The Predator Helios 300 will be available in the US starting in July, and will start at $1,199.99
Predator Triton 300
Acer’s slim and light gaming machine, designed to offer great gaming performance in a small frame. This machine weighs in at 4.63 lbs, and is just 0.78 inches thick, and is designed with a metal frame. Again this 2020 revision offers 10th Generation Intel CPUs, and offers the Nvidia RTX 2070 GPU with Max-Q GPU.
It features a 240Hz 15.6-Inch display, that supports 100% of the sRGB color space.
The Predator Triton 300 will launch in the US in September and will start at $1,299.99.
Acer’s other option for a relatively lightweight gaming machine is the Nitro 7, this is a 5.51 lbs machine with a 15.6-inch display, and a metal frame. Again this features the latest 10th Generation Intel processor and GPU up to the GeForce RTX 2060.
The Nitro 7 features a dual-fan cooling system, with four exhaust ports, to ensure it remains cool even during extended gaming sessions.
This is Acer’s budget gaming option, starting at $999.99 when it launches in October.
Predator Orion 9000 Desktop
Acer’s updated top-end gaming system is the 2020 Orion 9000, is focussed on extreme gaming performance. With CPU options up to the 10th Generation Intel Core i9 Extreme Edition, and GPU options up to Dual GeForce RTX 2080 Ti in SLI mode, this is more than capable of handling any games at high resolutions and framerates. It comes fitted a handle and even a set of wheels for easily moving the system around.
The updated fans give 16% more airflow than the previous model, and they’ve darkened the internal components to let the extensive array of RGB lighting really stand out
There’s no pricing or release date confirmed for the US, but it will be launching in Europe in October, starting at €2,799.
Predator Orion 3000
Next on the list is the slightly more conventional-looking Orion 3000, which is a standard mid-sized tower design, intended to easily fit in your gaming space. This comes with CPUs up to the 10th Generation Intel i7, and comes with GPUs up to the RTX 2060 Super.
The Orion 3000 is confirmed for a September release in the US, starting at $999.99.
This is Acer’s new entry-level gaming desktop, designed to give solid gaming performance at a wallet-friendly price. It’s been updated to feature the latest 10th Generation Intel CPUs, offers GPU up to the GeForce RTX 2060 Super, and offers RAM configurations up to 64GB. It comes in an attractive and compact case, and is certainly less ostentatious than their other gaming desktops.
The Nitro 50 will start at $799.99 when it launches in the US in September.
Predator x25 Gaming Monitor
A new impressive top-end gaming monitor from Acer here, that offers 360Hz support, is fully G-sync compatible, at 1080p.
The AdaptiveLight feature illuminated the area behind and surrounding the monitor, with color to match the action on the screen. This is intended to make gaming more immersive and reduce eye strain.
The LightSense sees the monitor detecting ambient lighting conditions in the nearby vicinity, and tune brightness setting automatically to match the environment.
But new gaming hardware wasn’t all Acer had to announce.