Acer announced new notebooks, desktops and monitors in its powerful and award- winning Predator gaming line. The new Predator 17 X notebook and compact Predator G1 desktops include top-of-the line computing technology and are ready for virtual reality (VR) devices from Oculus, HTC Vive, OSVR and StarVR.
Predator 17 X Notebook
Building on the success of Acer’s Predator gaming notebooks but ramping up the performance even further, the new Predator 17 X brings overclocking and desktop grade performance to mobile gaming(2). Powered by a 6th Generation Intel Core i7-6820HK processor, NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 980 graphics, and a custom triple-fan cooling system, it delivers an uncompromising combination of power and portability(2). With overclocking, gamers will enjoy class-leading turbo speeds of up to 4.0GHz for the CPU; up to 1310MHz for the GPU; and up to 3.7GHz for VRAM. Fully ready to tackle virtual worlds, its top-end GPU and the high performance CPU makes it an ideal “VR-to-go” platform.
Predator G1 Desktop
The Predator G1 (G1-710) gaming desktop squeezes awe-inspiring power into a compact 16- litre body and is designed for gaming at home or on-the-go. This highly transportable gaming beast easily fits under an arm or in an optional carrying case, making it the ultimate war machine for serious gamers and LAN parties.
The perfect balance between compact size and great power, the Predator G1’s 16-liter chassis supports full size NVIDIA GeForce GTX graphics (up to Titan X), 6th Generation Intel Core processors and up to 64GB DDR4 memory for supremely smooth gameplay(2). For gamers interested in virtual reality, just plug in a VR headset and get ready to explore new worlds with the Predator G1 leading the way.
The new Predator desktop also includes another must-have gaming feature — Killer DoubleShotTM Pro, which picks the fastest network connection (Ethernet or Wireless) and sends all high priority traffic over that interface, while standard traffic is sent over the other. This ensures the highest priority traffic is always delivered over the fastest and most reliable link.
With support for G-SYNC and 4K2K Ultra High Definition visuals, the Predator G1 provides stunningly smooth high-quality images, delivering games and movies with unparalleled precision and clarity, while Creative Soundblaster X-Fi MB5 and 7.1 channel audio support provide immersive sound.
The Predator G1 also offers massive storage, including up to a 4TB (7200 RPM) hard disk drive(3) or a 512GB solid state drive(3), while a USB 3.1 Type-C Gen. 2 port adds huge expandability and fast data transfer.
Predator Z1 Display –Curved Monitor with G-SYNC
Acer’s new Predator Z1 monitor line introduces mainstream high-performance curved monitors featuring NVIDIA G-SYNC technology to Acer’s gaming line up. They are available in 31.5-, 30- and 27-inches, and feature a tight 1800R curve, making it easier than ever to get fully immersed and surrounded by the action. The curved display improves immersion by enhancing the sense of depth, providing a wide field of view and broad viewing angle. G-SYNC matches the monitor’s refresh rate with the PC’s powerful GPU to eliminate screen tearing and minimize stuttering.
The 30-inch model features an 1800R ultra-wide FHD (2560 x 1080) display with 21:9 resolution and 100% sRGB color gamut delivers incredible detail for identifying enemies and exploring new worlds. And combined with a fast 4ms GTG (gray-to-gray) response time and up to 200Hz refresh rate, it provides the smoothest possible graphics for unbelievably realistic visuals; fast- moving action and dramatic transitions will be all rendered smoothly without the annoying effects of smearing or ghosting. Lastly, support for 6-axis color adjustment results in beautifully smooth gradation, keeping the intermediate shades of extremely fine colors vibrant and lifelike.
The Predator Z1 series’ 178-degree viewing angles and curved design are perfect for multiple monitor set ups, giving an uninterrupted view free of blind spots. An ergonomically designed stand provides tilt and height adjustments making it easy to find the ideal viewing position, while a useful swivel feature automatically adjusts images from portrait to landscape. A quick- release design releases the monitor from the stand for wall-mounting. In addition, cables can be hidden inside the stand to keep the gaming area organized and clutter free. Select models include an ambient lighting feature which offers multiple and customizable colors (red, green, blue, white, orange) and styles (fixed, pulsing, flashing or rippling).
The Z1 monitor also includes other gaming features such as AcerVisionCare and BlueLight Shield to lessen eye fatigue, and GameView, which enables special settings such as dark boost, which fine-tunes visuals for more details in darker scenes, and aim point assistance to help get the jump on opponents and perfect shots.
Pricing and Availability
The Predator 17 X notebooks will be available in July with prices starting at 2.699 EUR. The Predator G1 desktops will be available in June with prices starting at 1.799 EUR. The Predator Z1 monitors will be available in June with prices starting at 599 EUR.