Just when we taught the PC industry is starting to decline, here comes the whole gaming community saving it. Acer, one of the biggest players in the game, introduced a squad of new products to cater the market. On their own stage at IFA 2017, the company introduced the new Acer Predator products.
First off, let’s talk about the flagship product — the Acer Predator Orion 9000. This pre-built gaming PC will have tons of available configurations. But there’s one thing for sure — Acer isn’t compromising on anything.
The Predator Orion’s top-of-the-line model will brag an Intel 18-Core i9-7980X. It will also have two GTX 1080 Ti in SLi or a crazy quad RX Vega configuration in Crossfire. For storage, we have three M.2 SSD slots and an insane 128GB of DDR4 quad-channel memory.
More than that, it will also have all the bells and whistles that you would expect on a high-end build. There’s liquid-cooling with Acer’s own IceTunnel 2.0 technology, a case with an aggressive gamer look filled with RGB lights. And lastly, it has handles and wheels if you’re into LAN parties and what not.
Full specs and other details will be announced on December. But as per the report, the Acer Predator Orion 9000 will start at USD2,000, while the 4x Radeon Vega config will be at USD9,000.
Acer also teased a new gaming monitor dubbed as the Acer Predator X35. This thing packs everything you might expect from a gaming monitor, plus more. It’s a 35-inch display with a curved 3440 x 1440 panel. It has a 200MHz refresh rate, 4ms response time, and of course, NVIDIA’s G-sync technology.
Color wise, the X35 was a wide color gamut coverage of 90%, a blinding 1000nits of brightness, and an HDR support. It’s expected to launch sometime in Q1 of next year.
And lastly, Acer also announced two new peripherals. We have the Predator Galea 500 gaming headset and the Predator Cestus 500 gaming mouse. It would have been an entire Acer Predator 2017 setup only if a mechanical keyboard was also announced.
Anyway, the Acer Predator Galea 500 will rock Acer’s TrueHarmony 3D soundscape technology and more for USD3,000.
On the other hand, the Acer Predator Cestus 500 will sport 16.8 million RGB color lights. Controlled by 5 profile settings and 8 lighting patterns. It will also have 8 programmable buttons and a dual-switch function that lets you adjust the click resistance for better comfort and accuracy.