Acer didn’t forget about its Predator series and has introduced a slew of new products ranging from monitors, to desktops and peripherals. This includes a gaming massage chair made in collaboration with OSIM, but that’s for another article.
“Our latest gaming line-up is outfitted with some of the most innovative and powerful technologies available today,” “As a leader in the gaming industry, we strive to help gamers gain an advantage over their opponents with robust, feature-rich systems and devices that push the boundaries of performance, ease of use and comfort.”Jerry Kao, Co-COO of Acer.
Predator X25 Monitor
The Predator X25 Monitor is a 24.5-inch 1920 x 1080 gaming monitor that has a whopping 360 Hz refresh rate to give players buttery smooth visuals. Featuring the latest NVIDIA G-SYNC processors, the Predator X25 can adjust its brightness and color temperature automatically based on environmental light.
With LightSense, the Predator X25 detects the amount of ambient light in the viewing environment and automatically adjusts its brightness settings to maximize viewing comfort. AdaptiveLight automatically adjusts the monitor’s backlights to suit the ambient light in the room, while ProxiSense reminds gamers to take a break after a set amount of time.
Ergonomics wise, the monitor is adjustable with -5 to -25 degree tilt, +/- 30 degree swivel, up to 4.7-inch height adjustment and +/- 90 degree pivot.
Predator XB3 Series Monitors
Acer is launching four Predator XB3 series monitors:
- 31.5-inch Predator XB323QK NV
- 27-inch Predator XB273U GS
- 27-inch Predator XB273U GX
- 24.5-inch Predator XB253Q GZ
These monitors are all certified as NVIDIA G-SYNC Compatible, with up to 240 Hz refresh rates and up to 4K UHD resolution. They feature DisplayHDR™ 400 support for bright images with high contrast and color accuracy, while providing 0.5ms (G to G) response time.
The new line includes Acer AdaptiveLight, helping gamers stay comfortable during long gaming sessions, and is ergonomically designed, with a stand that features tilt, swivel, pivot and height adjustment. RGB LightSense lets gamers choose a variety of different lighting effects, including color, speed, duration and brightness, which can be set to react to gameplay, music or video.
Predator Orion 9000
Designed for hardcore and professional gamers, the refreshed Predator Orion 9000 (P09-920) delivers extreme performance, advanced cooling and easy upgradability. This series packs a powerful Intel Core i9 Extreme Edition processor, dual NVIDIA Geforce RTX 2080 Ti graphics cards in SLI mode, up to three 3.5-inch HDDs and two 2.5-inch SDDs with a USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C hot swap dock for SSD/HDDs. Three 4.7-inch Predator FrostBlade™ fans provide up to 16% more airflow and 55% increased static pressure compared to prior generations, while a CPU liquid cooler fan keeps the temperature low as battles heat up. Integrated Killer E3100G and Intel WiFi 6 support fast and reliable wireless connectivity. Overclocking can be activated at the touch of a button. An EMI-compliant edge-to-edge tempered glass side panel showcases the colorful ARGB lighting on the internal fans and has a tool-less design to simplify upgrades. The chassis includes a convenient headset cradle, handles and wheels.
Predator Orion 3000
The latest Predator Orion 3000 models are made for gamers desiring a mid-sized tower rig for enjoying their favorite game titles or diving into streaming without seeing an impact on performance. Thanks to a 10th Gen Intel Core i7 processor and GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER GPU, it can tackle a wide range of games. Top that off with up to 64 GB of 2666 MHz DDR4 memory, up to 1TB PCIe NVMe SSD and two 3.5-inch SATA3 hard drives, and it has the guts for editing and storing videos.
Two custom-engineered Predator FrostBlade fans swiftly handle intake and exhaust to keep temperatures low, while the lighting on the fans and vertical light bars at the front of the case can be customized with special effects and up to 16.7 million colors via PredatorSense software. An optional EMI-compliant tempered glass side panel showcases the powerful components and colorful RGB lighting within. Killer E2600 fuels high-speed gigabit network performance and Intel Wi-Fi 6 functionality delivers high-speed, low-latency wireless performance.
The Nitro 50 Series desktops deliver powerful performance for lag-free gaming and smooth graphics-intensive tasks with up to a 10th Gen Intel Core i7 processor and up to a GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER GPU. Up to 64GB of DDR4-2666 memory fuels the best possible performance. Sharp contours and red LEDs set the mood for epic game play, while the 18-liter chassis fits neatly on or under a desk. Powerful Predator FrostBlade cooling keeps the temperature low, and gamers can control and make adjustments to fan speed in real time. High capacity storage is provided by a 1TB NVMe PCIe SSD and two 3TB HDDs.
Predator Cestus 350 Mouse
The latest Predator mouse brings gamers fast and accurate control without messy wires. Different games feature varying play styles, each having its own optimal settings. With the Predator Cestus 350, players can create five custom profiles or leverage preset DPI (up to 16,000) settings via the hyper-accurate Pixart 3335 optical sensor and make use of 8 programmable buttons, enabling them to optimize their mouse for each game. It also supports fast wireless connectivity with a polling rate of 1 ms/1000 Hz for wireless and 0.5 ms/2000 Hz for wired.
Pricing & Availability
The Predator XB3 Series will be available in North America in September starting at USD 429.99; in EMEA in August starting at EUR 439; and in China in July, starting at RMB 2,999.
The Predator Orion 9000 will be available in EMEA in October starting at EUR 2,799; and in China in September, starting at RMB 20,999.
The Predator Orion 3000 will be available in North America in September starting at USD 999.99; in EMEA in August starting at EUR 899; and in China in July, starting at RMB 8,999.
The Nitro 50 will be available in North America in September starting at USD 799.99; in EMEA in August starting at EUR 799; and in China in July, starting at RMB 4,599.
The Predator Cestus 350 gaming mouse is currently available in North America starting at USD $124.99; in EMEA it will be available in Q2, starting at EUR 99.
Exact specifications, prices, and availability will vary by region.