Acer extends its Predator gaming arsenal with powerful PCs that stay cool inside and out, and a 35-inch HDR monitor
Acer today announced new additions to its Predator premium gaming lineup, which includes Predator Orion 9000 gaming PCs with Windows 10, its most powerful to date; and the Predator X35 monitor, leveraging NVIDIA® G-SYNC ™ and Acer HDR Ultra ™ technologies for ultra-smooth performance and amazing visual effects. Acer also offers a new Predator headset and mouse to enhance the enjoyment and control of the games.
Acer Predator Orion 9000 Series: Power you can see
Designed to intimidate enemies and inspire play, the prevailing aesthetic of the Predator Orion 9000 series features a black and silver spacecraft type with customizable RGB lighting along the sides of the front bezel. A side window panel shows the striking and powerful interior with a design that keeps EMI levels under control despite the size of the aperture. Optional fans with customizable RGB lighting create a virtual light show for an even more appealing appearance. Equipped with two handles and wheels covered with a carbon fiber pattern, the new platforms can be easily moved from one place to another. Tool-less side panels facilitate component upgrades and the push-open lid provides users with a quick way to change fans. A front-access headset base and cable management help keep the game area tidy.
“Predator Orion 9000 is the most powerful PC we’ve ever made,” said Jeff Lee, General Manager of Stationary Computing, IT Products Business, Acer. “With 4-way graphics and 18-core processors, it’s a platform that takes players and demanding graphic users beyond their dreams.”
Cooling liquid and IceTunnel 2.0 keeps the equipment cool inside
The Predator Orion 9000 Series features liquid cooling and Acer’s IceTunnel 2.0 to keep the temperature low while the game heats up. IceTunnel 2.0 is an advanced airflow management solution that intelligently 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 to enter and the hot air rising from the liquid-cooled CPU comes out, while up to five 120mm fans in the front, up and back carry fresh air through of the chassis. Some of the airflow is redirected to the back of the system tray to cool the storage devices. The graphics cards have blower fans to expel heat from the back, while the PSU is autonomous to avoid thermal interference.
An extreme platform for games and content creation
As one of the leading original equipment manufacturers to bring the latest AMD Radeon ™ RX Vega graphics to a gaming desktop, Acer raises the bar with the ability to support up to 4 Radeon RX Vega cards to deliver almost photorealistic images – real-time to high resolutions in stereo and with high rates of update. Players also have the option of two NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1080Ti cards in SLI, which supports virtual reality with ease.
“We are delighted that Acer has chosen the AMD Radeon ™ RX Vega graphics card for its highest performance PC.” RX Vega is a perfect complement to the Predator Orion in terms of beauty and power. and with new innovative features such as the high-bandwidth cache driver and Rapid Packed Math technology, gamers can only hope that their system performs better and better as new titles continue to emerge to get the most out of them, “said Scott Herkelman, VP and General Manager, Gaming, Radeon Technologies Group, AMD.
Predator Orion 9000 will deliver up to an advanced Intel® Core ™ i9 Extreme Edition 18-core processor and up to 128GB of quad-channel DDR4 memory, allowing you to handle intensive computing tasks with ease while delivering exceptional performance.
“The new Intel Core X series processor family raises the bar as much as possible with desktop computing, delivering up to 18 cores and 36 threads for incredible performance and extreme megatasking power,” said Anand Srivatsa, General Manager of Desktop Platform Group, Intel. “This unprecedented level of power is in full display thanks to our strong partnership with Acer in the Predator Orion 9000 with the Intel Core i9 Extreme Edition processor.”
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The excellent connectivity includes two USB 3.1 Gen 2 ports (one type C and one type A), eight USB 3.1 Gen 3.1 ports (one type C and seven type A) and two USB 2.0 ports (type A). Predator Orion 9000 supports a total of three M.2 slots to extend the capacity to increase the speed, power and capabilities of the PC, and four PCIe x16 slots provide a broad expansion for video cards.
Acer Predator X35: breathtaking visuals
This large 35-inch and 21: 9 monitor features an immersive 1800R curve and bright resolution (3440 x 1440) WQHD. With NVIDIA G-SYNC, Acer HDR Ultra and quantum technologies, it also offers the best contrast quality possible with a high dynamic range. Advanced local LED attenuation in 512 individually controlled zones makes it possible for the light to shine only when and where it is required. Predator X35 offers a wider and more saturated color gamut that covers 90 percent of the DCI-P3 color standard and a luminance range several times higher than traditional dynamic range monitors. The fast response time of 4 ms and the high refresh rate of 200 Hz, combined with NVIDIA G-SYNC, make the gameplay smooth and realistic without tearing or visual artifacts.
Equipped with Predator GameView, there are eight preset display modes to optimize visual effects for different types of action. In addition to Standard, ECO, Graphic and Movie, there are three special game modes, including Action, Racing and Sports, which can be accessed easily via a hotkey or OSD (On-Screen Display) menu. Players can also define their own custom profile and program each mode according to their preferences.
Acer BlueLightShield ™ technology allows customers to reduce blue light emissions by selecting from four different filter settings through the OSD menu. The high-quality VA panel allows for wide viewing angles up to 178 degrees horizontally and vertically. In addition, Dark Boost technology allows you to see fine details in low light environments.
Gadgets Predator improves gameplay
The Predator Galea 500 headset puts you inside the game, giving you the ability to hear and not just see the exact location of the elements within the game. Acer TrueHarmony ™ 3D Soundscape technology recreates acoustic space based on the orientation of the player’s head, convincing the brain that sound comes from a fixed direction. Featuring a bio-cellulose diaphragm with rubber surround, the Predator Galea 500 handset delivers clear bass with resonant bass and responds quickly to accurately reproduce mid- and high-end voices and notes while a unique acoustic cavity helps deliver bass rhythmic punctures. Predator Galea 500 is also customizable, allowing users to select from three modes, including EQ Music, Movie and Sport.
The new Predator Cestus 500 gaming mouse features a unique dual switch design, which allows players to adjust click resistance depending on the type of game they are playing, as well as lighter resistance for FPS games that require a more agile reaction or heavier resistance to maneuvers in RTS games (real-time strategy) It has 16.8 million RGB color lights, 8 lighting patterns, 5 integrated profile configurations, 8 programmable buttons and a connector USB plated in gold.
Prices and Availability
Predator G9 series gaming desktops will be available in North America in December with prices starting at $ 1,999; and in EMEA in November from € 1,999.
The Predator X35 will be available in the first quarter of 2018.
The Predator Galea 500 Gaming Headset will be available in North America in November at $ 299.99; and EMEA in November for € 299.99.
The Predator Cestus 500 game headset will be available in North America in November at $ 79.99; and in EMEA in November at € 89.99.
Exact specifications, prices and availability vary by region. For availability, product specifications, and pricing in specific markets, contact your nearest Acer office or reseller at www.acer.com.
The new Predator desktops, monitors and accessories were presented today at the next @ acer press event held at IFA in Germany where the company announced a range of new devices and solutions. For more information, visit acer.com/nextatacer.