New in town: Acer's Predator G1 and Predator 17 X gaming machines

Acer's premium gaming machines are here in the Middle East

More gaming choices have arrived for Middle Eastern gamers in the form of Acer's Predator G1 and Predator 17 X. Both are NVIDIA Geforce VR-ready, compatible with the current batch of VR headsets.

The bigger of the two, the G1 Desktop (pictured above) is a shiny black-and-red machine that comes fitted with an Intel i7-6700 processor, 16GB DDR4 RAM, upgradeable to 32GB x 2 (64GB), the GTX 1080 8GB DDR5 graphic card, as well as a mouse and keyboard. Also onboard: a 128GB SSD drive, 2TB SATA HDD, SD card reader and a generous amount of USB 3.0 ports (1 in front,  4 in back).

For the Predator 17 X, it runs the i7-6820HK processor, 32GB of DDR4 RAM, a 17.3in display running at Full HD resolution with a LED-backlit TFT LCD. There's also a 256GB SSD with a 1TB SATA HDD, as well as an Acer HD webcam. Of course graphic card wise, it runs the NVIDIA Geforce GTX 980 with 8GB of DDR5 VRAM. Also onboard is a wide variety of ports, including a Type-C Thunderbolt connector, four USB 3.0 ports, HDMI port as well as an SD card reader. For the battery, it runs a 6000mAh 8-cell battery with a rating of 3 hour battery life.

Pricing-wise, the Acer Predator G1 starts at US$2,300 while Predator 17 X configurations start from US$2,800 .