Acer has announced the launch of its latest gaming desktop, the Predator Orion 9000, under its premium Predator gaming series, in India. The gaming desktop comes with a massive price of Rs 3,19,999 and it will available at select Croma stores and Acer Exclusive stores from today. The company claims it to be the first gaming desktop with Intel’s Core i9 Extreme Processor and Optane Memory to be available in India.
The desktop features powerful Intel Core i9 Extreme Edition processors with up to 18 cores and 36 threads and up to two NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080Ti graphics cards for ultimate gaming performance. It is backed by 128 GB DDR4 memory and has a massive 2TB hard disk. The device features a black-and-silver spacecraft-like exterior with customizable RGB lighting along the sides of the front bezel.
The Predator Orion 9000 series comes with an enhanced liquid cooling and Acer’s IceTunnel 2.0 technology to keep the temperature down while the game heats up. IceTunnel 2.0 is an advanced airflow management solution that cleverly 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 in and the rising hot air of the liquid-cooled CPU out, while up to five 120 mm fans in the front, top, and back channel cool air through the chassis. Part of the airflow is redirected towards the back of the motherboard tray to cool the storage devices. The graphic cards feature blower-style fans to drive the heat out from the back, while the PSU is self-contained to avoid thermal interference.
On the connectivity front, the desktop includes two USB 3.1 Gen 2 ports (one Type-C and one Type-A), eight USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports (one Type-C and seven Type-A) and two USB 2.0 ports (Type-A). The Predator Orion 9000 overall supports three M.2 slots to extend the ability to increase the speed, power and capabilities of the PC, and four PCIe x16 slots provide ample expansion for video cards.
Commenting on the launch, Chandrahas Panigrahi, CMO and Consumer Business Head, Acer India, said, “We are thrilled to welcome to our gaming arsenal the iconic Predator Orion 9000 gaming desktop. The Orion 9000 is a desktop of extreme power designed especially for the demanding professional gamer with advanced cooling and game ready features to easily take on any game out there. Acer has the widest portfolio of gaming PCs in India with products catering to budding gamers to professionals. With the launch of this, we have moved a step closer to our commitment of delivering the best gaming products for gamers at every level”.