Acer unveiled a new range of products at its next@acer global press conference including laptops, desktops, Chromebooks and accessories. At the event, the company introduced Predator Orion 5000 and the mid-range Predator Orion 3000 gaming desktops series. The company also released an expanded collection of Predator accessories designed to support gamers.
The Predator Orion 5000 gaming desktops will be available in North America in July starting at $1,499 which is approx. Rs 1,02,464 in EMEA in June starting at €1,699 which is approx. Rs 1,16,135 and in China in June starting at ¥15,999. The Predator Orion 3000 gaming desktops will be available in North America in October starting at $999 which is approx. Rs 68,286 in EMEA in July starting at €1,299 which is approx. Rs 88,793 and in China in July starting at ¥6,999.
Predator Orion 5000 Series
The new Predator Orion 5000 Series gaming desktops are powered by 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 favorite game titles at incredibly high screen resolutions, as well as premium VR experiences.
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 allow users to quickly swap out components and cables during upgrades. They have an IceTunnel 2.0 airflow management design that 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.
Steve Long, Vice President and General Manager, Client Computing Group Sales and Marketing, Intel said “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. 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.”
Kaustubh Sanghani, General Manager of PC Platforms at NVIDIA said “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. Gamers will appreciate Acer’s flexible configuration options ensuring they can play to win on GeForce GTX – the world’s largest gaming platform.”
Predator Orion 3000 Series
The Predator Orion 3000 Series features the same design language as Predator Orion 5000 Series, 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 optimized air flow throughout the chassis.
This gaming desktop series is powered by 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.
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:
- Predator Cestus 510: a customizable high-performance gaming mouse with a 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 customizable foam inserts that fit exactly around your computer
- Predator Aethon 500 extra-durable mechanical keyboard with a lifespan of 70 million strokes per key, customizable with 16.8 million colors
- Predator Mousepad series available in plastic or fabric finishes with dramatic cinematic landscapes to keep the player in the game