Acer on Tuesday launched its Aspire VX 15 gaming laptop and Predator G1 gaming desktop in India. The company also updated its Predator notebook line up and introduced Predator 15 G9- 593 and Predator 17 G9-793 laptops for the country. The Acer Aspire VX 15 has been priced by the company at Rs. 87,999 and has been made available online on Flipkart and through Acer retail stores. On the other hand, Predator G1 Desktop has been made available through Acer's exclusive stores and leading retail chain outlets from Rs 1,19,999.
Coming first to Acer Aspire VX 15, the laptop is powered by seventh-generation Intel Core i7-7700HQ processors (2.8GHz with boost up to 3.8GHz) and it is powered by Nvidia's GeForce GTX 1050 (4GB GDDR5) graphics card. The laptop features a 15.7-inch full-HD (1080x1920) IPS display with wide viewing angles up to 170-degrees. The Aspire VX 15 comes with 1TB of hard drive storage and 128GB M.2 SSD. "It has an aggressive gaming design with iron red backlit keyboard. Dual fans boost up the thermal system for smooth gameplay which enhances the experience in every intense battle along with Dolby Audio premium & Acer TrueHarmony," the company said in its release.
Moving on to the Predator G1 gaming desktop, it packs Intel Core i7 processor and Nvidia's GeForce GTX 1060 graphics card with 3GB of GDDR5 VRAM. The Predator G1 runs on Windows 10 64-bit and comes with 16GB of Dual-channel DDR4 2133 MHz memory, upgradeable up to 64GB.
In terms of storage, the Predator G1 houses a 2TB 7200 RPM HDD and a 128GB superfast SSD drive. "Premium audio is delivered through Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi MB5 while Killer Wireless-AC gives optimum internet connectivity," the company said. The desktop has three expansion slots - PCIe x16 slot, M.2 slot (for SSD), and M.2 slot (for WLAN).
Finally coming to the upgraded laptops, Predator 15 G9- 593 and 17 G9-793 feature 15.6-inch and 17.3-inch full-HD (1080x1920 pixels) IPS antiglare G-SYNC VR ready screens respectively. The laptops are powered by Nvidia's Pascal GeForce GTX 1060 graphics card and the seventh-gen Intel Core i7 processors.
"The Notebook is engineered with FrostCore, the swappable fan design that injects the powerful gaming rig with extra fan to keep temperature down and boost performance up. Housed with world's thinnest metal fan blade - Aero Blade along with Predator DustDefender, the laptop enhances the cooling power and efficiency of the thermal system to keep your gaming performance at the top," the company said.
In terms of connectivity, the Predator laptops offer options including HDMI 2.0, USB 3.1 (Type-C) and Thunderbolt. The Acer Predator 15 (G9-593) and 17 (G9-793) are available in India at Rs. 1,59,999 and Rs. 1,69,990 through Acer stores, leading retailers, and online stores.
"The Acer Aspire VX 15 and Predator G1 Desktop are designed exclusively for gamers' on a budget, this gaming series will deliver an immersive experience and will offer flexibility to gamers to choose the best level of platform and performance that fits their budget and needs," Chandrahas Panigrahi, CMO and Business Head at Acer India, was quoted as saying in the release.