New York is again the stage for the Next @ Acer conference where the company presents the new alignment of computers, laptops and Chromebooks, highlighting the desire to strengthen its position in the desirable gaming market. Proof of this was the hiring of popular Twitch streamer Mike Grzesiek, better known as Shroud, who becomes the ambassador for Predator sub, the line of the powerful computers and monitors of Acer's gaming line. The streamer, which has more than six million followers in Twitch, began its career as a professional player of CS: GO.
Sponsored by Shroud, Acer introduced the new Predator Orion 5000 computer, accompanied by the 43-inch gaming monitor, a real beast for anyone who wants more immersion in games. The brand highlights that the tower is targeted at hardcore gamers and includes the latest Intel Z390 chipset (supporting dual-channel DDR4 configurations up to 64 GB), the 9th generation Intel® Core ™ i9-9900K processor with eight cores and the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 graphics card. The cooling structure has been revised, and uses a Cooler Master with liquid system, fans placed in the input and output, and a removable dust filter.
The computer offers an "Easy-Swap" expansion bay to support 2.5-inch SSD and SATA HDD drives, promising up to 6 Gbps file transfer speeds. For those who like to create a lighting environment, the computer offers an RGB light system, with several points scattered around the machine, so users can synchronize with games or music.
The Predator Orion 5000 comes on the market in June, with prices starting at 2,000 euros, and later, in September, the Predator CG437K P monitor is added, with a value to start at 1,500 euros.
The 43-inch monitor with a 4K display (3840×2160), has a refresh rate of 144Hz, promising smooth and flawless images. It has a feature called AdaptiveSync, to adapt to the framerate of the output device. The screen is VESA DisplayHDR certified, meaning it has the best contrast and color. In its configuration you can find HDMI ports, a USB-C port, which allows for extensive connectivity with other devices, including game consoles.
Following the Predator line, the manufacturer introduced a number of accessories and peripherals, such as the Cestus 330 gaming mouse, with a 16,000 DPI sensor, seven programmable buttons, five levels of DPI sensitivity presets, and aligning with other products RGB lighting of 16.8 million colors. The Aethon 300 backlit keyboard with anti-ghosting system for all keys, and the Galea 311 foldable headset complete the set.
The mouse will cost 79 euros, the keyboard 149 euros and the headset will cost 69 euros, and all peripherals will hit the stores in June. In order to carry them everywhere, you can use the Predator M-Utility backpack, which can hold a 17-inch notebook. It also has a tripod stand, several accessory pouches, integrated travel baggage belt, adjustable shoulder straps and air mesh rear padding. The backpack also arrives in June and will cost 179 euros.
Nitro models for players on the move
If the Predator line includes the most powerful gaming configurations, Acer has not forgotten the players who prefer a more mobile experience, who want to bring their system to events or Lan Parties. The line of Nitro notebooks dedicated to video games has also been renewed, especially with the introduction of Nitro 7 in the family. Acer explained that the new model is designed for casual gamers looking for gaming experiences with friends online. It is a notebook with a 15.6-inch screen, built in a 19.9-mm-thick metal chassis. The screen displays images at 144Hz and 3ms refresh rate.
Nitro 7 already comes equipped with a ninth-generation Intel processor and NVidia's new graphics cards. It has two slots available for third-generation M2 PCIe SSD and supports 32GB of DDR4 RAM, and up to 2TB of HDD storage.
The Nitro 5 has been upgraded and features a 17.3-inch IPS Full HD screen and a 15.6-inch model, revealing a thin frame with a 80% screen-to-body ratio, the manufacturer points out. The notebook now receives the ninth-generation Intel Core processor, NVidia's new graphics cards, two third-generation M2 PCIe SSDs. It supports 32GB of DDR4 RAM and has a Wi-Fi 5 Gigabit connector for players who need a fast, stable internet connection to stream.
Both models are equipped with advanced cooling systems, which include two fans, Acer CoolBoost technology and a dual exhaust port to keep computers cool during long gaming sessions. The CoolBoost system increases fan speed by 10%. The most demanding players can even monitor the temperature of the computer through the application NitroSense, accessible through a specific key in laptops.
The Acer Nitro 5 arrives in stores in May, priced from 999 euros, while the Nitro 7 arrives in June, starting at 1199 euros.
Editorial Note: SAPO TEK is in New York to accompany the launch at the invitation of Acer