Acer announced a pair of additions to its thin, light and powerful lineup of Swift X laptops with discrete GPUs, consisting of a new 14-inch and 16-inch model. New Aspire C27 and C24 All-in-One (AIO) PCs were also released. All of the new PCs feature the latest 12th Gen Intel® Core™ processors.
In addition, Acer announced refreshes across its lines of Predator and Nitro gaming laptops, starting off the year with new models of the Predator Triton 500 SE, Predator Helios 300 and Acer Nitro 5. All of the laptops feature the latest 12th Gen Intel® Core™ processors and NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™30 Series Laptop GPUs, while the Acer Nitro 5 also includes AMD Ryzen™6000 Series processor options. They also come with one month of Xbox Game Pass, giving gamers day-one access to popular titles and the ability to play with friends, whether they’re on PC or console.
Acer unveiled its refreshed Predator Orion 5000 series gaming desktops, designed for gamers who require supreme performance and the ability to upgrade down the road. Also unveiled today are the new mid-range Predator Orion 3000 series gaming desktops, an OLED Predator monitor, and an additional pair of IPS monitors that combine VESA DisplayHDR™1000-level visuals with high refresh rates.
Acer also announced that the Predator X32 earned a CES Innovation Award in the “Computer Peripherals & Accessories” category
Acer Swift X Range
Acer Swift X — Powerful and Ultraportable
The ultra-portable laptop Swift X (SFX14-51G) 14-inch laptop, weighing just 3.09 lbs (1.4 kg), packs up to a 12th Gen Intel Core processor with up to 12 cores and an NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3050 Ti laptop GPU into its 0.7-inch (17.9 mm) thin aluminum chassis. A fan, air inlet keyboard and dual heat pipes dissipate the heat generated by this hardware, helping the device maintain the peak performance expected by creatives studying or working in multimedia design.
The 16-inch model (SFX16-52G) features 12th Gen Intel Core processors with up to 12 cores (4 P cores and 8 E-cores) and discrete Intel Arc™graphics. Keeping the laptop cool are dual fans, dual copper heat pipes, an air inlet keyboard, and a bigger side exhaust port. Co-engineered with Intel, the device will meet the requirements of an Intel Evo laptop through Intel’s hardware.
specifications and key experience targets for responsiveness, instant wake, battery life, fast charge and intelligent collaboration.
Both models run on Windows 11 and feature a 16:10 aspect-ratio IPS screen—2240×1400 for the 14-in model and up to 2560×1600 (WQXGA) for the 16-in model—with stunningly narrow bezels, allowing for up to a 92.22% screen-to-body ratio. Combined with 100% coverage of the sRGB color gamut and up to 400 nits of brightness, the Swift X wows with crystal clear images and delivers immersive viewing experiences. Further enhancing these images, it also features Acer BluelightShield™for more comfortable viewing, plus Acer ExaColor™and Acer Color Intelligence™ for more vibrant colors.
In addition to up to 16 GB of LPDDR5 memory and 2 TB of PCIe SSD storage for faster navigation, the new Swift X models combine Intel® Wi-Fi 6E (802.11ax) for fast and stable connectivity—perfect for high-speed file sharing and smooth 4k streaming. From there, the laptops’ I/O includes two Type-C ports with Thunderbolt 4 (up to 40 GBs) support, two USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A ports, HDMI 2.0, and a fingerprint reader for easy login with Windows Hello.
The production capacity of both models is further enhanced by an FHD webcam with Acer’s Temporal Noise Reduction (TNR) technology for high-quality imagery even in low-light conditions, Acer PurifiedVoice™ with AI Noise Reduction for clearer com-calls, and DTS audio.
Acer Aspire C27 and C24 — All-in-One Home Workstation
For enhanced performance when working from home, the Aspire C27 (27-inch, C27-1751) and C24 (24-inch, C24-1750) All-In-One (AIO) PCs have been refreshed with Windows 11 and up to the latest 12th Gen Intel Core i7 processors, the latest NVIDIA GeForce MX550 GPU and 64 GB of DDR4 RAM, plus a 1 TB SSD and 2 TB HDD. From there, a host of connectivity options backs up this powerful hardware, such as Wi-Fi 6E for fast and stable connectivity, Bluetooth®5.2 for simplified data-sharing between devices, and Thunderbolt™4 for up to 40 Gbps of bidirectional bandwidth.
Video calling has never been more important, and the Aspire C27 responds to this need with a 5.0 MP webcam and two stereo microphones for high-quality video conferencing—and with a 91.14% screen-to-body ratio, the display looks gorgeous. It can also be tilted (-5 to 25°), allowing users to find the perfect angle before getting started. Acer BlueLightShield technology provides more comfortable viewing, and once the call is over, a physical webcam cover provides privacy and peace of mind.
As a final touch, this ultra-slim AIO delivers tidy and space-saving cable management, keeping the workspace free from distraction—and being finished in black with platinum details, the Aspire C27 and Aspire C24 look incredibly sharp, too.
“Our most popular gaming laptops have been updated with the latest silicon announced at CES,”
“Combine that with state-of-the-art cooling technology and high-refresh rate displays and you get exciting laptops that even the most demanding of players will love.” James Lin, General Manager, Notebooks, IT Products Business, Acer Inc
“With a new performance hybrid architecture in addition to industry leading I/O, memory and connectivity support, 12th Gen Intel Core H-series processors deliver the blazing fast performance and platform capabilities that today’s gamers demand,”
“The new Acer lineup of gaming notebooks with 12th Gen Intel Core feature incredible designs that gamers of all levels will be excited to play on.“ Jerry Tsao, VP of Enthusiast Laptops at Intel
Acer’s New Gaming Laptop
Predator Triton 500 SE — Thin Gaming Laptop
The Predator Triton 500 SE (PT516-52s) is a “special edition” laptop for gaming and work. On the inside, up to a 12th Gen Intel® Core™i9 processor, an NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™3080 Ti Laptop GPU, and 32 GB of 5200 MHz LPDDR5 memory dish out the extreme performance necessary for the latest games. On the outside, its all-metal spartan-styled aesthetics let it blend perfectly into the workplace or lecture hall. Just 19.9 mm (0.75 in) at its thinnest point, the laptop can go wherever users do, while up to 2TB of high-speed PCIe Gen4 storage offers plenty of space for games and files.
Backing up this powerful hardware is state-of-the-art cooling technology. The laptop utilizes a triple-fan system, including two 5th Gen AeroBlade™3D fans with 89 metal blades each. Acer’s Vortex Flow technology redirects the airflow those fans generate to critical components, while strategically-placed thermal foam, liquid-metal thermal grease on the CPU, and four heat pipes further improve cooling. Performance boost aside, this means that users won’t be feeling the heat while making the most of the long battery life granted by the laptop’s large 99.98 Wh battery.
Content looks great on the Triton 500 SE’s 16-inch display. Gamers will appreciate the industry-leading WQXGA (2560×1600) panel’s 240Hz refresh rate and 3 ms response time, topped off with support from the frame-syncing power of NVIDIA® G-SYNC®technology. Content creators will appreciate 500 nits of brightness, 100 percent coverage of the DCI-P3 color gamut, and a productivity-boosting 16:10 aspect ratio—plus an SD 7.0 card reader for offloading content.
The laptop runs Windows 11 out of the box and also features a full range of USB 3.2 Gen2 ports, including two Thunderbolt™4 Type-C ports with support for DisplayPort and power delivery, while an HDMI 2.1 port makes [email protected] Hz possible by allowing users to plug into an external display. Topping everything off, an Intel® Killer™E3100G 2.5G Ethernet Controller, Intel® Killer™ Wi-Fi 6E 1675 and Control Center 2.0 empower users with blazing fast connectivity.
Predator Helios 300 — All About Performance
The Predator Helios 300 (PH315-55) is a powerful gaming laptop equipped with a host of top-tier hardware: Up to a 12th Gen Intel Core i7 processor, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU or
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, 32 GB of DDR5-4800 MHz memory and up to 2 TB of PCIe Gen4 SSD RAID 0 storage. This hardware muscle powers up to a 15.6-inch QHD (2560 x 1440) IPS display with a 165 Hz refresh rate—and with a revamped, cleaner chassis, the outside of the laptop looks great, too. A thin light bar below the palm rest (configurable via PredatorSense) lets the device retain its gamer aesthetic in a slightly more subtle fashion.
A dual-fan layout that includes one 5th Gen AeroBlade 3D fan helps the keep the system running cool, further supported by liquid metal thermal grease and Acer’s CoolBoost™technology. A single press of the built-in PredatorSense button offers users control over the fan speed via four preset operating modes, while a single press of the built-in Turbo key instantly maxes out these settings for improved gaming performance. Upping the cool factor, the laptop’s mini-LED backlit keyboard features per-key RGB.
Running Windows 11, the laptop comes with Killer DoubleShot Pro (E2600+1675i) and WiFi 6E connectivity in addition to a healthy range of ports, including an HDMI 2.1 for connecting to external monitors or consoles, a Thunderbolt™ Type-C port, and two USB 3.2 Gen2 ports, one of which allows users to charge a mobile device even if the laptop is turned off.
A 17.3-inch model (PH317-56) with an IPS panel (QHD 165 Hz or FHD 165 Hz / 144 Hz) is also available.
Acer Nitro 5 — Plentiful Configuration Options
The Acer Nitro 5 is a gaming laptop that gives players everything they need to explore and enjoy the latest titles, featuring up to a 12th Gen Intel® Core™i7 (AN515-58) and up to an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti GPU. A pair of M.2 SSD slots (PCIe Gen 4) offer massive storage, while up to 32 GB of DDR4 3200 RAM offers players plenty of breathing room to handle multiple applications at once. Combined with a QHD 165 Hz panel that has a 3 ms response time, the Nitro 5 delivers pleasantly fluid gameplay. For further control, Killer™Ethernet E2600 and Intel® Killer™ Wi-Fi 6 AX1650i lets players make their network prioritize game traffic for even faster connectivity when every second counts.
The Acer Nitro 5 can also be equipped with up to an AMD Ryzen 6000™Series processor (AN515- 46) and up to an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, plus up to 32 GB of the latest generation DDR5 4800 MHz RAM. This generation of the Nitro 5 comes with two options, an FHD 144 Hz panel or a 165 Hz QHD Panel, both taking advantage of AMD FreeSync™technology to offer smooth gameplay without screen tearing. Storage-wise, the AMD processor-powered Nitro 5 features two M.2 PCIe Gen 4 SSD slots (PCIe® Gen4 x1, PCIe® Gen3 x1).
It also comes with Windows 11 and a redesigned chassis that features dual-fan cooling, an intake on both the chassis’ top and bottom and four exhaust ports. Users needing more or less cooling power can control fan speeds with the NitroSense utility app, a built-in software solution that also enables users to overclocktheir CPU/GPU and customize the 4-zone RGB keyboard’s lighting.
Completing the gameplay experience, DTS:X Ultra audio deepens their immersion by delivering clear sounds that can be delivered in a 3D spatial soundscape. This technology also translates into a competitive edge, enabling players to hear exactly where an opponent is coming from. Users wanting to play with headphones and other peripherals will enjoy the Nitro 5’s full range of ports, including HDMI 2.1 and support for both USB 3.2 Gen 1 and Gen 2. The Intel-powered model also includes a Thunderbolt™4 Type-C port. The AMD-powered model includes USB®4.
A pair of 17.3-inch models (AN517-55, AN517-42) with an IPS panel (QHD/FHD 165 Hz, FHD 144 Hz) are also available.
Acer’s New Predator Desktops And Monitors
Predator Orion 5000 — Full-Sized Gaming Desktop
The Predator Orion 5000 combines up to the latest 12th Gen Intel® Core™i7 processor (on an Intel H670 chipset) with a NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 GPU in order to deliver high frame rates and incredible gaming experiences, even in the most graphically-demanding games. Alongside
Windows 11, 64 GB of 4,000 MHz DDR5 RAM and up to 2 TB of M.2 PCIe 4.0 SSDs, ARGB-infused Predator FrostBlade™ 2.0 fans support these powerful internals, keeping the system cool. This generation of fans utilize a static pressure design to optimize airflow, while sealed rifle bearings and a new arc-shaped design along the ends of the fans’ fins reduce vibration and noise.
Housed within an obsidian-hued chassis made of darkened glass and metal mesh, all this bleeding-edge hardware and ARGB flair show through a transparent side panel—the panel is also EMI-compliant, serving to protect users and their peripherals from potential electromagnetic interference.
DIY enthusiasts will appreciate the chassis’ tool-less design that allows for easy access to the computer’s internals—such as to upgrade the CPUs’ air cooler to up to a 240 mm liquid cooler—and also its flexible configuration options that maximize future upgradability.
Latency-reducing features include Killer E3100G 2.5G Ethernet Controller and Intel Wi-Fi 6E for more reliable internet, while DTS:X® Ultra allows gamers to turn any pair of headphones or speakers into a high-end 360-degree sound system. Four USB ports (3x Type-A and 1x Type-C) and audio-jacks conveniently positioned on top of the chassis allow for ease of access, while several more on the back of the tower keep infrequently-moved cables out of sight.
Predator Orion 3000 — Mid-tower Gaming PC
With up to a 12th Gen Intel Core i7 processor (on an Intel B660 chipset) and up to a NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 GPU, the Predator Orion 3000 series is designed for gamers seeking the best experience that a mid-tower rig can deliver: gamers who want to max settings in their favorite titles and dive into streaming or video editing with little to no impact on performance. Up to 64 GB of 3,200 MHz DDR4 memory and 2 TB of PCIe NVMe SSD storage tops the hardware off to increase responsiveness and load times, all supporting lightning-fast gaming action. Just in case 2 TB of SSD storage isn’t quite enough, 6 TB of SATA3 HDD storage is also included.
The Predator Orion 3000 Series features the same attractive design as the Orion 5000, wreathed in darkened glass, plastic, metal and mesh, with an optional transparent EMI-compliant side panel. Three 92×92 mm Predator FrostBlade™2.0 fans optimize airflow and cool the internals. Additionally, the hub of the front and rear fans have RGB LEDs built directly onto them, the lighting of which can be controlled via the PredatorSense™software.
An Intel Killer E2600 Ethernet controller, Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211 (Gig+) and Control Center 2.0 provide players with all the tools necessary to clear out online competition, while DTS:X Ultra lets them experience their favorite movies, music and games with real-world spatial sound.
The Predator Orion 3000 comes with Windows 11 out of the box.
Predator X32 and X32 FP Gaming Monitors
The new Predator X32 and X32 FP gaming monitors have been carefully engineered to balance the performance gamers expect with the visual brilliance creators need. Featuring 160 Hz and 165 Hz (overclocked) refresh rates, respectfully, both of these UHD (3,840×2,160) 32-inch monitors also boast VESA DisplayHDR™1000 certifications, IPS panels that support 576-zone miniLED local dimming, Delta E<2 color accuracy and 99% coverage of the AdobeRGB color gamut. As a result, they deliver stunningly clear and fluid visuals that are essential for tracking objects as they zip across the screen.
The Predator X32 leverages the exceptional performance of NVIDIA G-SYNC® ULTIMATE to deliver lifelike HDR and ultra-low latency, resulting in a better gaming experience. Players of competitive multiplayer games will appreciate NVIDIA Reflex, a suite of GPU, G-SYNC, and software technologies that measure and reduce system latency (a.k.a click-to-display latency) in online games — ultimately helping players to acquire targets faster, react quicker, and increase aim precision. Additionally, this monitor earned a CES Innovation Award.
The Predator X32 FP comes with an HDMI 2.1 port, meaning that players can enjoy 4K gaming not only on PC but also on console. With a 165 Hz (overclock) refresh rate and a 1 ms response time, it’s the fastest 4K monitor currently available. AMD FreeSync™ Premium Pro technology further enhances the gameplay experience, supporting HDR capabilities and delivering buttery smooth visuals and low latency even during graphically-intensive scenes. A USB Type-C port is also available, offering 90W of power delivery.
Predator CG48 Gaming Monitor
Big enough to be a TV replacement, the Predator CG48 gaming monitor offers players 48 inches of pure 4K glory, even at refresh rates of 138 Hz. HDMI 2.1 and DisplayPort 1.4 mean that players can enjoy a next-level gaming experience even on consoles, while four USB 3.2 ports and a USB Type-C port offer more than enough room to host any extra peripherals desired. From there, AMD FreeSync™ Premium Pro technology and up to a 0.1 ms response time (G-to-G)
allow for some of the fastest 4K gaming possible: Each AMD FreeSync™ Premium Pro technology display is designed to ensure a smooth, variable refresh rate (VRR) gaming experience that minimizes tearing, stuttering, artifacts and flicker.
The Predator CG48’s OLED display leverages a 135K:1 contrast ratio, HDR10 and 98% coverage of the DCI-P3 color gamut in order to offer one of the most stunning visual experiences currently possible. OLED monitors are capable of turning off individual pixels, allowing for true blacks to be replicated. They also do not require backlighting, increasing the overall efficiency of the monitors.
Pricing and Availability
The Predator Triton 500 SE (PT516-52s) will be available in North America in March, starting at USD 2,299.99; in EMEA in February, starting at EUR 3,499; and in China in February, starting at RMB 24,999.
The 15.6-inch Predator Helios 300 (PH315-55) will be available in North America in May, starting at USD 1,649.99; in EMEA in February, starting at EUR 2,299; and in China in February, starting at RMB 11,999.
The 17.3-inch Predator Helios 300 (PH317-56) will be available in North America in March, starting at USD 1,749.99; in EMEA in February, starting at EUR 2,399; and in China in February, starting at RMB 11,999.
The Acer Nitro 5 [Intel processor, 15.6-inch] (AN515-58) will be available in North America in March, starting at USD 1,049.99; in EMEA in February, starting at EUR 1,549; and in China in February, starting at RMB 9,499.
The Acer Nitro 5 [AMD processor, 15.6-inch] (AN515-46) will be available in North America in April, starting at USD 1,099.99; in EMEA in April, starting at EUR 1,599; and in China in March, starting at RMB 8,999.
The Acer Nitro 5 [Intel processor, 17.3-inch] (AN517-55) will be available in North America in April, starting at USD 1,099.99; in EMEA in March, starting at EUR 1,649; and in China in February, starting at RMB 9,499.
The Acer Nitro 5 [AMD processor, 17.3-inch] (AN517-42) will be available in North America in May, starting at USD 1,149.99; in EMEA in April, starting at EUR 1,699; and in China in March, starting at RMB 8,999.
The Predator Orion 5000 gaming desktops will be available in North America in February starting at USD 2,599; in EMEA in March starting at EUR 1,999; and in China in January starting at RMB 14,999.
The Predator Orion 3000 gaming desktops will be available in North America in February starting at USD 1,999; in EMEA in March starting at EUR 1,299; and in China in January starting at RMB 11,999.
The Predator X32 gaming monitor will be available in North America in Q3 2022 starting at USD 1,999; in EMEA in Q3 2022 starting at EUR 1,899; and in China in Q2 2022 starting at RMB 12,999.
The Predator X32 FP gaming monitor will be available in North America in Q2 2022 starting at USD 1,799; in EMEA in Q2 2022 starting at EUR 1,599; and in China in March starting at RMB 10,999.
The Predator CG48 gaming monitor will be available in North America in Q3 2022 starting at USD 2,499; in EMEA in Q3 2022 starting at EUR 2,199; and in China in Q2 2022 starting at RMB 14,999.
Exact specifications, prices, and availability for these new products may vary by region. To find out about availability, product specifications and prices in specific markets, please contact your nearest Acer office or retailer via www.acer.com.