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Published on May 24th, 2018 | by admin

Acer Nitro Series Desktops and Monitors Satisfy Gamers’ Need for Speed

SYDNEY (May 24, 2018)  Acer today unveiled new Nitro Series gaming desktop PCs and monitors that expand its Nitro product family, designed for outstanding casual gameplay at affordable prices. The new Acer Nitro 50 Series desktops and Nitro VG0 and RG0 Series monitors easily handle demanding processing and graphics requirements for both content creation and consumption.

Acer Nitro 50 Desktops

Acer created the Nitro 50 Series for those seeking the processing power and capabilities only a desktop PC can offer. These performance PCs are powered by up to 8th Gen Intel® Core i7 processors, and equipped with up to NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1070 GPUs to deliver superior performance for graphic-intensive tasks including gaming.

They deliver stunning 4K resolution visuals and can support up to four displays3 simultaneously for immersive gameplay. With up to a 3TB HDD and a 512GB SSD, there’s no shortage of storage. They sport a handy wireless charging deck4 for keeping users’ Qi-enabled wireless devices powered up and ready to go. To top it off, the Nitro 50 series features striking and edgy armour-inspired housing with front-facing LED lighting that emits a sinister red glow.

Lastly, the Nitro 50 desktops optimise network speed for gaming, browsing, and streaming through Realtek Dragon LAN. For totally immersive entertainment or to transform the gaming experience into an eye-popping stereoscopic experience, just match the Nitro 50 desktop with an Acer Nitro VG0 or RG0 monitor.

Nitro VG0 and RG0 Series Monitors

These new IPS5 monitors with AMD Radeon™ FreeSync1 satisfy gamers’ need for speed with a blazing fast response time of up to 1ms Visual Response Boost (VRB) for smooth gameplay without breaking the bank. The Acer Nitro VG0 series is available with 27-, 23.8- and 21.5-inch panels delivering true-to-life colour, 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. Both models feature sophisticated but functional design that have earned them 2018 Red Dot Design Awards.

Boasting AMD Radeon™ FreeSync, the new Nitro monitor’s frames sync with the graphics card’s frames to eliminate screen tearing and minimise lag, allowing for smooth gaming. Integrated Visual Response Boost (VRB) decreases blur in fast moving images to achieve the effect of a 1ms MPRT, along with up to 144 Hz refresh rates. Integrated 6-axis colour adjustment lets gamers fine-tune colour, hue and saturation to best suit the game at hand, while built-in black boost enables gamers to select from 11 black level options to optimise visual advantage and clearly spot enemies, duck for cover, or navigate curves on a race track.

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.

The IPS panels provide accurate views even at wide angles of up to 178 degrees horizontally and vertically. For optimum viewing angles, the monitors can tilt from –5 to 20 degrees [–5 to 15 degrees for RG0 series]. Meeting 72 percent of the NTSC standard and delivering a 250 cd/m2 brightness, Acer Nitro monitors produce vibrant colours and images. Two 2W stereo speakers4 deliver quality audio and HDMI, VGA and DisplayPort ports4 connect to a wide array of PCs to supporting powerful sound effects.

Integrated Acer Game Mode has eight pre-set display modes to optimise visuals depending on the type of content being displayed. Display modes include Action, Racing, Sport, User, Standard, ECO, Graphic and Movie. Settings are easily accessed through a hotkey or the On Screen Display (OSD) settings menu.

Acer VisionCare encompassing Flickerless, BlueLightShield, ComfyView and low-dimming technologies enhance viewing comfort during long gaming periods. Outfitted with a VESA mount, the monitors can be hung on a wall to free up desk space, leaving more room for game sticks, mice and more. In addition, a ZeroFrame design maximises viewing area and supports near seamless multi-monitor setups.

The new Acer Nitro 50 gaming desktop and Nitro VG0 and RG0 gaming monitors were unveiled today at the next@acer press event held in New York, where the company announced a range of new devices and solutions for gamers, creators, families, students and professionals. For more information, visit www.acer.com/nextatacer.

Acer Announces Powerful Predator Orion 5000 and Orion 3000 Gaming Desktops

 

Expanded Predator accessory line includes new gaming mice and keyboards, gaming chairs, heavy-duty cases and more

 

Editor’s Summary

  • The new Predator Orion 5000 series gaming desktops feature up to 8th Gen Intel® Core i7+ 8700K processors paired with the latest Intel Z370 chipset1, and up to 2-way NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1080 Ti GPUs in SLI.
  • Its chassis has an EMI-compliant transparent side panel to show off its powerful internals, while 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.
  • The Predator Orion 3000 series is powered with up to 8th Gen Intel Core i7+ processors, and up to NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 GPUs, while the VR-Ready desktop supports 4K gameplay letting gamers take dead aim at opponents on the battlefield with crystal clarity.
  • The Predator accessory line has been expanded to complete the gaming experience.

 

SYDNEY (May 24, 2018) Acer today unveiled its new Predator Orion 5000 series gaming desktops, designed for gamers who require superior performance and an adaptable chassis for future expansion. The company also released the mid-range Predator Orion 3000 series gaming desktops, as well as an expanded collection of Predator accessories designed to support gamers as they tackle their mission of choice.

 

“Getting the specs right is just half the fight. Predator Orion desktops provide a well-rounded choice for gamers with a striking chassis, built-in airflow management, expandability, and award-winning software that brings everything together,” said Jeff Lee, General Manager, Stationary Computing, IT Products Business, Acer. “We’re excited to add the new 5000 and 3000 series to the Predator Orion family, and together with the top-of-the-line Predator Orion 9000, Acer is providing a full lineup of gaming desktops that cater to a wide range of needs.”

Predator Orion 5000 Series: Win the Battle

 

The new Predator Orion 5000 Series gaming desktops feature up to 8th Gen Intel® Core i7+ 8700K processors paired with the latest Intel Z370 chipset1, 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 SLI1 so gamers can enjoy their favourite game titles at incredibly high screen resolutions, as well as premium VR experiences.

 

“The 8th Gen Intel Core i7+ 8700K is the best desktop gaming Intel has ever built, and when combined with the acceleration and responsiveness offered by Intel Optane memory, the result is incredible performance needed for the most demanding gaming experiences,” said Steve Long, Vice President and General Manager, Client Computing Group Sales and Marketing, Intel. “The close collaboration with Acer to bring Intel’s best-in-class performance to life is on full display with the new Predator Orion 5000 and 3000 Series gaming desktops.”

 

“Powered with the extreme gaming horsepower delivered by our GeForce GTX 10-series GPUs, the Predator Orion 5000 can run the most graphically-demanding games with ease,” said Kaustubh Sanghani, General Manager of PC Platforms at NVIDIA. “Gamers will appreciate Acer’s flexible configuration options ensuring they can play to win on GeForce GTX – the world’s largest gaming platform.”

 

The Predator Orion 5000’s chassis has a transparent side panel to show off its powerful internals and is EMI-compliant to protect users and peripherals from potential electromagnetic interference. Easy-open side panels allows users to quickly swap out components and cables during upgrades. 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. A front mesh panel with dust filters allows the Predator Orion 5000 to inhale massive amounts of air while filtering out annoying dust. Additional features for core gamers include Killer LAN high-speed Ethernet, cradles for audio headsets, a carry-handle for portability and Acer’s signature Predator design for aggressive yet refined styling.

Predator Orion 3000 Series: Peak Performance and Style

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 as gamers take aim at opponents on the battlefield with crystal clarity. Like the 5000 series, 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 to support lightning fast action while playing the latest titles.\

The Predator Orion 3000 Series features the same attractive design language as its bigger brother, with a transparent EMI-compliant side panel1, RGB lighting, sleek lines, blue accents and built-in headset cradles. Excellent heat dissipation is achieved with a front-facing intake LED fan, mesh cover and rear exhaust for optimised air flow throughout the chassis.

Predator Gadgets and Accessories to Complete the Gaming Experience

Alongside the new Predator Orion 5000 and 3000 series gaming desktops, Acer has expanded its gaming gadget and accessory line to complete the gaming experience with consistent quality:

 

  • Predator Cestus 510: a customisable 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 customisable foam inserts that fit exactly around your computer
  • Predator Aethon 500 extra-durable mechanical keyboard with a lifespan of 70 million strokes per key, customisable with 16.8 million colours
  • Predator Mousepad series available in plastic or fabric finishes with dramatic cinematic landscapes to keep the player in the game

The new Predator Orion 5000, Orion 3000, and Predator gadgets & accessories were unveiled today at the next@acer press event held in New York, where the company announced a range of new devices and solutions for gamers, creators, families, students and professionals. For more information, visit www.acer.com/nextatacer.

Acer Unleashes a Gaming Beast with the new Predator Helios 500 Notebook

 

The Predator Helios 500 and Predator Helios 300 Special Edition feature cutting edge thermal technologies and radical new designs

Editor’s Summary

  • The new Predator Helios 500 combines up to overclockable 8th Gen Intel® Core i9+ processors with overclockable NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1070 graphics for a gaming force to be reckoned with.
  • Superior thermal architecture keeps the Predator Helios 500 running nice and cool during marathon gaming sessions.
  • The Predator Helios 500 offers sophisticated flair with blue lighting and trim accents that pop on its obsidian black chassis.
  • The Predator Helios 300 Special Edition radiates class with its distinctive white chassis accented with elegant gold trim.
  • The Predator Helios 300 Special Edition features 15.6-inch FHD IPS displays with an upgraded 144Hz refresh rate, 8th Gen Intel Core i7+ processor and overclockable NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 graphics.

SYDNEY (May 24, 2018) Acer unveiled two new Predator Helios gaming notebooks today at the next@acer global press conference in New York. They include the exceptionally powerful Predator Helios 500, featuring up to 8th Gen Intel® Core i9+ processors, and the Predator Helios 300 Special Edition that includes upgraded specs from its predecessor and a distinctive white chassis. Both feature VR-Ready performance, advanced thermal technologies, and blazing-fast connectivity.

“We’ve expanded our Predator Helios gaming notebook line in response to popular demand from gamers seeking extreme performance on the go,” said Jerry Kao, President of IT Products Business, Acer Inc. “The Predator Helios 500 and Helios 300 gaming notebooks feature Acer’s proprietary thermal technologies and powerful components that, coupled with our award-winning software, deliver unparalleled gaming experiences.”

“The 8th Gen Intel Core i9+ processor for gaming and creation laptops is the highest performance Intel has ever delivered for this class of devices; purpose built for enthusiasts who demand premium gaming experiences whether at home or on the go,” said Steve Long, Vice President and General Manager, Client Computing Group Sales and Marketing, Intel. “Intel and Acer’s long relationship has produced amazing products over the years, and the new Acer Predator Helios gaming notebooks are powerful examples of what’s possible with this unprecedented level of performance.”

Predator Helios 500 is a gaming beast featuring overclocking, 4K 144 Hz panels

Designed for extreme gamers, the Predator Helios 500 is a gaming beast. It features up to overclockable 8th Gen Intel Core i9+ processors1 and overclockable GeForce® GTX 1070 graphics. Intel® Optane memory1 increases responsiveness and load times, while ultra-fast NVMePCIe SSDs, Killer DoubleShot Pro networking, and up to 64GB of memory keep the action going, making the Helios 500 the ideal gaming notebook for graphic-intensive AAA titles and live streaming.

Top-notch visuals are delivered on bright, vibrant 4K UHD or FHD IPS 17.3-inch displays with 144Hz refresh rates for blur- and tear-free gameplay. NVIDIA® G-SYNC® technology is supported on both the built-in display and external monitors, allowing for buttery-smooth imagery without tearing or stuttering. For those looking for maximum gaming immersion, dual Thunderbolt 3 ports, and display and HDMI 2.0 ports support up to three external monitors. Two speakers, a subwoofer, and Acer TrueHarmony and Waves MAXXAudio® technology deliver incredible sound and hyper-realistic 3D audio using Waves Nx.

The Helios 500 stays cool with two of Acer’s proprietary AeroBlade 3D metal fans, and five heat pipes that distribute cool air to the machine’s key components while simultaneously releasing hot air. Fan speed can be controlled and customised through the PredatorSense app.

A backlit RGB keyboard offers four lighting zones with support for up to 16.8 million colours. Anti-ghosting technology provides the ultimate control for executing complex commands and combos, which can be set up via five dedicated programmable keys.

Acer’s PredatorSense app can be used to control and monitor the notebook’s vitals from one central interface, including overclocking, lighting, hotkeys, temperature, and fan control.

Predator Helios 300 Special Edition brings a sophisticated design twist to gaming notebooks

Acer’s budget-friendly Helios 300 gaming line sees the addition of a Special Edition model featuring an all-white aluminum chassis accented with gold trim, an unusually chic design for gaming notebooks.

The Helios 300 Special Edition (PH315-51) allows for ultra-smooth gameplay via its 15.6-inch FHD IPS display with an upgraded 144Hz refresh rate. The rapid refresh rate shortens frame rendering time and lowers input lag to give gamers an excellent in-game experience. It’s 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. Intel Optane memory speeds up load times of games and applications, access to information and improves overall system responsiveness. In addition, Gigabit Ethernet provides fast wired connections, while Gigabit Wi-Fi is provided by the latest Intel Wireless-AC 9560 that delivers up to 1.73Gbps throughput when using 160Mhz channels (2×2 802.11ac, dual-band 2.4GHz and 5GHz).

The Helios 300 Special Edition also includes two of Acer’s ultrathin (0.1 mm) all-metal AeroBlade™ 3D fans designed with advanced aerodynamics and superior airflow to keep the system cool. They can be controlled with Acer’s PredatorSense app, which offers three usage modes:

  1. Coolboost mode:

For heavy loading games, rendering, streaming, and extended video consumption

  1. Normal mode:

For productivity tools like Microsoft Office

  1. Silent mode:

For web browsing and online chatting

The new Predator Helios 500 and Helios 300 notebooks were unveiled today at the next@acer press event held in New York, where the company announced a range of new devices and solutions for gamers, creators, families, students and professionals.  For more information, visit www.acer.com/nextatacer.


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