Acer has just unveiled a varied range of gaming devices at its next@acer global press conference in New York. These include the Predator Helios 500, Predator Helios 300 Special Edition, a new Nitro series, as well as the Predator Orion 5000 and Predator Orion 3000 series. Here's our first look at Acer's 2018 gaming lineup.
The Predator Helios 500 features up to 8th-generation Intel Core i9 processors, while the Predator Helios 300 Special Edition has upgraded specifications compared to its predecessor, along with a distinctive white chassis. Acer says that both gaming notebooks offer VR-Ready performance, advanced thermal technologies, and faster connectivity.
Acer also introduced the Nitro 50 Series gaming desktops, as well as the Nitro VG0 and RG0 gaming monitors. The Nitro 50 Series desktops are powered by up to 8th-generation Intel Core i7 processors, and equipped with up to GeForce GTX 1070 graphics cards.
Coming to the Acer Predator Orion 5000, these gaming desktops feature up to 8th Gen Intel Core i7 8700K processors, up to 32GB of Intel Optane memory, and up to 2-way Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti GPUs. They have an IceTunnel 2.0 airflow management design that segments the system into different thermal zones and provides each section with its own airflow tunnel to expel heat.
The Predator Orion 3000 series features up to 8th-generation Intel Core i7 processors, and up to Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 graphics cards. The gaming desktops are VR-ready and support 4K gameplay. Meanwhile, other specifications and features of the Orion 3000 desktops are similar to those of the Orion 5000 series.