Acer launches Predator Lineup at IFA 2017
Acer held its Press conference at the IFA 2017 Berlin. Acer expanded their gaming series with the expansion of Predator series. Acer announced new additions to its premium Predator gaming line, which include the Predator Orion 9000 series gaming desktops with Windows 10, its most powerful to date and the Predator X35 monitor leveraging NVIDIA® GSYNC™ and Acer HDR Ultra™ technologies for ultra-smooth performance and stunning visuals. Acer is also offering a new Predator headset and mouse to enhance gaming enjoyment and control.
Acer Predator Orion 9000 Series:
Designed to intimidate enemies and inspire game play, the commanding aesthetics of the Predator Orion 9000 series feature a black-and-silver spacecraft-like exterior with customizable RGB lighting along the sides of the front bezel. A massive side window panel showcases the striking and powerful interior with a design that keeps electromagnetic interference (EMI) levels in check despite the size of the opening. Optional fans with customizable RGB lighting create a virtual light show for an even more arresting appearance. Outfitted with two handles and wheels covered with a carbon fibre pattern, the new rigs can be easily moved from one location to another. Tool-less side panels make component upgrades easy and the push-open top gives users a quick way to switch fans. A front-access headset cradle and cable management help keep the game area tidy.
Liquid Cooling and IceTunnel 2.0 Keeps it Cool Inside
The Predator Orion 9000 series feature liquid cooling1 and Acer’s IceTunnel 2.0 to keep the temperature down while the game heats up. IceTunnel 2.0 is an advanced airflow management solution that cleverly separates the system into several thermal zones, each with an individual airflow tunnel to expel heat. Huge metal mesh panels on the front and top allow more cold air in and the rising hot air of the liquid-cooled CPU out, while up to five 120 mm fans in the front, top, and back channel cool air through the chassis.
Platform for Gaming and Content Creation
As one of the initial major OEMs to bring AMD’s latest Radeon™ RX Vega graphics to a gaming desktop, Acer raises the bar with the capability to support up to 4 Radeon RX Vega cards to deliver near-photorealistic imagery – in real-time at high resolutions in stereo and at high refresh rates. Gamers also have the option of two NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1080Ti cards in SLI, which supports virtual reality with ease.
The Predator Orion 9000 will offer up to a cutting-edge Intel® Core™ i9 Extreme Edition 18-core processor and up to 128 GB quad-channel DDR4 memory, allowing it to handle compute-intensive tasks with ease while providing exceptional performance.
One-punch overclocking enables battlers to select turbo performance with a single press of a button.
Excellent connectivity includes two USB 3.1 Gen 2 ports (one Type-C and one Type-A), eight USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports (one Type-C and seven Type-A) and two USB 2.0 ports (Type-A). The Predator Orion 9000 supports a total of three M.2 slots to extend the ability to increase the speed, power and capabilities of the PC, and four PCIe x16 slots provide ample expansion for video cards2.
Acer Predator X35
This large 35-inch, 21:9 monitor sports an immersive 1800R curve and a brilliant (3440 x 1440) WQHD resolution. Featuring NVIDIA G-SYNC, Acer HDR Ultra and quantum dot technologies, it also provides the best possible contrast quality with high dynamic range. Advanced LED local dimming in 512 individually-controlled zones shines light only when and where it is required. The Predator X35 delivers a broader, more deeply saturated colour gamut covering 90 percent of the DCI-P3 colour standard, and a luminance range several times greater than that of traditional dynamic range monitors.
Pricing and Availability
The Predator G9 Series gaming desktops will be available in North America in December with prices starting at $1,999, and in EMEA in November starting at €1,999.
The Predator X35 display will be available in Q1 2018.
The Predator Galea 500 gaming headset will be available in North America in November at $299.99, and in EMEA in November at €299.99.
The Predator Cestus 500 gaming headset will be available in North America in November at $79.99, and in EMEA in November at €89.99.