Unveiled on Acer’s Next@Acer press event in New York are their newest beasts that are about to take the gaming world by storm. These are Acer’s new line of products that will be rolling out across the summer and into the fall including new desktops, laptops, peripherals, and other accessories, but mainly Acer focused on gaming. Here is your first look at Acer’s latest innovations:
Predator Helios 500 and Predator Helios 300 Special Edition
The Predator Helios 500 and Predator Helios 300 Special Edition feature cutting edge thermal technologies.
Predator Helios 500 features 8th Gen Intel Core i9+ processors, and the Predator Helios 300 Special Edition includes upgraded specs from its predecessor and a distinctive white chassis. Both feature VR-Ready performance, advanced thermal technologies, and blazing-fast connectivity.
Predator Helios 500 features overclockable 8th Gen Intel Core i9+ processors and overclockable GeForce GTX 1070 graphics. Intel Optane memory increases responsiveness and load times, while ultra-fast NVMePCIe SSDs, Killer DoubleShot Pro networking, and up to 64GB of memory. NVIDIA G-SYNC technology is supported on both the built-in display and external monitors.
The Helios 300 Special Edition is powered by up to an 8th Gen Intel Core i7+ processor, overclockable GeForce GTX 1060 graphics, up to a 512 GB PCIe Gen 3 NVMe solid state drive, and up to a 2 TB hard disk drive. The Helios 300 Special Edition also comes equipped with up to 16 GB of DDR4 memory, and is upgradable to 32GB.
Acer Nitro Series
Acer created the Nitro 50 Series that is powered by up to 8th Gen Intel Core i7 processors, and equipped with up to NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 GPUs. They deliver stunning 4K resolution visuals and up to a 3TB HDD and a 512GB SSD. Nitro 50 desktops optimize network speed for gaming, browsing, and streaming through Realtek Dragon LAN.
The Acer Nitro VG0 series is available with 27-, 23.8- and 21.5-inch panels delivering true-to-life color, and resolutions of 4K UHD, WQHD or Full HD. The ultra-thin Acer Nitro RG0 series boasts a sleek .27-inch thin profile and is offered in 27- and 23.8-inch models. These new IPS monitors are equipped with AMD Radeon FreeSync, the new Nitro monitor’s frames sync with the graphics card’s frames to eliminate screen tearing and minimize lag.
The new Nitro RG0 series’ 1920×1080@75Hz resolution delivers excellent visual detail, and is perfect for 1080p Full HD gaming, multimedia, and productivity applications, including Blu-ray Disc console gaming and widescreen cinematic playback. Two 2W stereo speakers deliver quality audio and HDMI, VGA and DisplayPort ports connect to a wide array of PCs.
Acer Chromebook 13 and Chromebook Spin 13
Acer has introduced two new premium Chromebooks designed for business use – the Acer Chromebook Spin 13 and the Acer Chromebook 13. Both models feature a stylish and durable all-aluminum design and a full HD+ 13.5-inch display in a 3:2 aspect ratio. The new Acer Chromebooks are powered by 8th Gen Intel Core processors.
The convertible Chromebook Spin 13 has 360-degree hinges for use as a tablet, notebook, display, or in tent-mode. It comes with a Wacom stylus (for pen input) that can be conveniently stored in the device slot. The Acer Chromebook 13 opts for the traditional notebook design for keyboard-heavy tasks.
The new Acer Chromebook Spin 13 and Acer Chromebook 13 feature a 13.5-inch Full HD+ display with 2256×1504 resolution for 3.3 million pixels. The Chromebook Spin 13 and Chromebook 13 are both built with a sturdy but stylish aluminum chassis to improve durability while reducing flex with the Corning Gorilla Glass.
The Acer Chromebook Spin 13 is powered by an 8th Gen Intel Core i5-8250U processor or Core i3-8130U processor. It offers up to 16GB LPDDR3 memory and up to 128GB of on–board eMMC storage.
The Acer Chromebook 13 processor options include an 8th Generation Intel Core i3-8130U, Intel Pentium 4415U or Intel Celeron 3865U. It comes with up to 16GB LPDDR3 memory and either 32GB or 64GB of on–board eMMC storage.
Acer Chromebook Spin 15 and Chromebook 15
Acer introduced the Acer Chromebook Spin 15 , the industry’s first convertible Chromebook with a 15.6-inch display. The large touchscreen display pairs with the convertible 360-degree design. The Acer Chromebook Spin 15’s 360-degree hinges allow the touchscreen display to be rotated a full 360°.
It is powered by the quad-core Intel Pentium N4200 processor, Intel Celeron N3450 processor, or the dual-core Intel Celeron N3350 processor. It comes with 4GB or 8GB LPDDR4 memory and either 32GB or 64GB of on–board eMMC storage.
Chromebook 15 delivers the same large 15.6-inch display and long 14-hour battery life. The Chromebook 15 is powered by the quad-core Intel Pentium N4200 processor, the dual-core Intel Celeron N3350 processor, or quad-core Intel Celeron N3450 processor and comes with two full-sized upward-facing speakers that support high-definition audio.
Predator Orion 5000 Series and Orion 3000 Series
The new Predator Orion 5000 Series gaming desktops feature up to 8th Gen Intel Core i7+ 8700K processors paired with the latest Intel Z370 chipset, up to 32 GB of Intel Optane memory for fast load times and improved responsiveness, and up to 2-way NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti GPUs in SLI.
The IceTunnel 2.0 airflow management design segments the system into different thermal zones and provides each sector with its own airflow tunnel to expel heat.
Predator Orion 3000 Series is powered with up to 8th Gen Intel Core i7+ processors, and up to NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 GPUs, the VR- ready Predator Orion 3000 supports 4K gameplay. The Predator Orion 3000 can be configured with up to 32 GB of Intel Optane memory to increase responsiveness and load times, and up to 64 GB DDR4-2666 RAM.
Alongside the new Predator Orion 5000 and 3000 series gaming desktops, Predator Gaming has expanded its gaming gadget and accessory line to complete the gaming experience with consistent quality:
- Predator Cestus 510: a customizable high-performance gaming mouse with an precise optical sensor that supports up to 16,000 DPI
- Predator Gaming Chair: includes detachable cushions, superior ergonomics, and lumbar spine support to give players an edge on marathon gaming sessions
- Predator Hard Case: protects the most valuable assets with a hard-as-rock outer shell and customizable foam inserts that fit exactly around your computer
- Predator Aethon 500 extra-durable mechanical keyboard with a lifespan of 70 million strokes per key, customizable with 16.8 million colors
- Predator Mousepad series available in plastic or fabric finishes with dramatic cinematic landscapes to keep the player in the game