ACER CRANKS UP PC GAM­ING DOM­I­NANCE WITH NEW MOD­ELS & GAM­ING COCK­PIT

SmartHouse - - FIRST LOOK // ACER - Writ­ten by DAVID RICHARDS

Acer who is Aus­tralia’s #1 PC gam­ing com­pany has stunned at­ten­dees at IFA 2018 with the launch of a new for­mat Preda­tor Tri­ton 900 note­book and a gam­ing cock­pit built around a mov­ing chair.

What is unique about the new note­book is a con­vertable screen that has a unique hinge that al­lows the screen to be flipped around, also unique is a new fan sys­tem de­signed by watch­ing how owls hunt.

The 4K UHD touch­screen takes ad­van­tage of the Nvidia’s G-Sync, all sup­ported by the CNC-ma­chined hinge.

Ac­cord­ing to Acer CEO Ja­son Chen who in­tro­duced the new note­book users can use the new Acer of­fer as a reg­u­lar note­book and then con­vert it with the flip of the screen into a mean “pow­er­ful” gam­ing ma­chine.

Users can bring the screen close in ad­di­tion to be­ing able to flip it around or con­vert it down into a tablet. The de­vice has a me­chan­i­cal key­board.

In ad­di­tion, Preda­tor Tri­ton 900 also fea­tures the lat­est 4th-gen­er­a­tion of Acer’s Aer­ob­lade 3D fans, a full me­chan­i­cal key­board, and a switch­able track­pad with a hid­den, light-up num­ber pad un­der­neath.

Also an­nounced is the Preda­tor Orion 9000: In­tel Core i9 Ex­treme Edi­tion CPU, up to 128GB of quad-chan­nel DDR4 at 2,400 MHz, Nvidia Ge­Force RTX 2080 Ti/2080, Win­dows 10 Home 64-bit, pric­ing and avail­abil­ity TBD

Preda­tor Orion 5000: In­tel 8thgen­er­a­tion Core i7+ 8700K or AMD Ryzen 7 2700X CPU, up to 64GB of dual-chan­nel DDR4 at 2,666 MHz, Nvidia Ge­Force RTX 2080 or Nvidia Ge­Force GTX 1080 Ti/1080/1070/1060 GPU, Win­dows 10 Home 64-bit, pric­ing and avail­abil­ity TBD

Preda­tor Orion 3000: In­tel 8thgen­er­a­tion Core i7+ 8700K CPU, up to 64GB of dual-chan­nel DDR4 at 2,666 MHz, Nvidia Ge­Force GTX 1080/1070/1060/1050 Ti/1050 GPU, Win­dows 10 Home 64-bit, pric­ing and avail­abil­ity TBD

The Orion 9000 desk­top PCs will be among the first to ship with Nvidia’s all new Ge­Force RTX GPUs as well as an In­tel Core i9 CPU boast­ing up to 18 cores.

The Orion 3000 and 5000 mod­els will also ship with new RTX GPUs.

The stand­out fea­ture of th­ese desk­tops are the clear side pan­els which also pre­vents elec­tro­mag­netic in­ter­fer­ence (EMI) ac­cord­ing to Acer.

Among the Orion se­ries Acer also showed off the new Preda­tor X desk­top.

De­signed for en­thu­si­asts and cre­ators, the Preda­tor X boasts dual In­tel Xeon CPUs and 12 ECC com­pat­i­ble DIMM slots. It’s ba­si­cally a work­sta­tion but with a heavy fo­cus on gam­ing.

The prod­uct that in­trigued me was called the Thronos which is ba­si­cally a chair that built around a cock­pit that ro­tates.

Users can at­tach three 27 inch mon­i­tors and when you sit down the whole cock­pit lights up with the mo­torised mo­tors kick in.

Cost­ing has not been an­nounced but we do get to trial the de­vice to­mor­row on the Acer stand at IFA.

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