Acer recently held their Acer@Next press event in New York on 11 April. Included were several product reveals for the Predator gaming line, and a new line of devices called ConceptD which are catered towards professional creators. Here are the highlights from the event.
Acer Predator Helios 700
When a gamer is relaxed, they lean back. When things get serious, they lean forward; eyes on the screen, game face on, and no messing around. How about a gaming laptop that perfectly mirrors that change as well? Enter the Acer Predator Helios 700.
Unveiled during the Next@Acer event in New York, the Helios 700 sets itself apart from other gaming laptops with the ability to "activate" Extreme Mode by sliding out its keyboard and touchpad panels towards you to reveal cooling vents for its dual 4th gen AeroBlade 3D fans. Cool as it looks (no pun intended), it does make the laptop more ergonomic for gamers as well.
It is equipped with NVIDIA's RTX 2070 or 2080 GPUs, and Intel's upcoming 9th generation laptop CPUs.
The Predator Helios 700 gaming notebooks will be available in North America in July starting at USD 2,699.99 (~MYR 11,145).
Acer Predator 43-inch LFGD Gaming Monitor
The Predator LFGD (Large format gaming display) monitor (CG437K P) measures at an astounding 43-inches. Designed for hardcore PC and console gaming enthusiasts looking for ultra-high definition (3840 x 2160), the 4K monitor features a fast 144Hz refresh rate for incredibly smooth and tear-free imagery, essential for tracking objects as they zip across the screen.
The monitor’s AdaptiveSync feature adapts to the frame rate of the outputting device which promises a smooth viewing experience when gaming. For enhanced color vibrancy, VESA-Certified DisplayHDR 1000 certification ensures better contrast and color accuracy. Connectivity-wise, the monitor sports three HDMI ports, plus a Type-C, and a DisplayPort.
The Predator CG437K P gaming monitor will be available in North America in September starting at USD 1,299 (~MYR 5,360).
Acer Predator Orion 5000
The new Predator Orion 5000 adopts the overclockable octa-core 9 th Gen Intel Core i9-9900K with support for dual-channel DDR4 configurations of up to 64GB, and also features the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 GPU. With the extreme processor, the Orion 5000 is equipped with Cooler Master’s CPU Liquid Cooler which regulates temperature to maximize peak performance. To further enhance the overall cooling, its intake and exhaust fans, as well as a shrouded power supply unit are outfitted with their very own removable dust filter.
The Easy-Swap expansion bay supports 2.5 inch form factor SATA I/II/III SSD and HDD drives, providing file transfer speeds of up to 6Gbps for quick and easy moving or switching of data without tools or rebooting.
The Predator Orion 5000 gaming desktop will be available in North America in August starting at USD 1,199.99 (~MYR 4,950).
Acer Concept D 9
Aside from its Nitro and Predator line-up, Acer also showcased their ConceptD series, a new line of high-end computers which are targeted towards creative professionals. Acer's ConceptD products prioritises on performance, silence, design, and precision for creators.
One highlight from this new line is the ConceptD 9 convertible laptop which has an Ezel Aero Hinge that allows it to flip, rotate, and extend its screen. The laptop also comes with an integrated Wacom stylus which could also be used on its touchscreen.
The ConceptD 9's screen has a Pantone validated Delta-E color accuracy rating of less than 3 which provides precise colour display for professional work such as design, photography, and video. It'll be powered by Intel's 9th Gen Core i9 CPU, and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 GPU.
The ConceptD 9 will be available in North America in August starting at USD 4,999 (~MYR 20,630)
Acer ConceptD 900 and 500
Next up in the ConceptD line are the ConceptD 900 and 500 desktop PCs which are made for intensive professional work such as rendering and video production.
The ConceptD 900 is a high-performance desktop featuring dual Intel Xeon Gold 6148 processors with up to 40 cores and 80 threads, an NVIDIA Quadro RTX 6000 GPU, and 12 memory slots for a total of up to 192GB of ECC memory. Creative professionals can work with more flexibility with up to two onboard M.2 PCIe slots, plus the efficient chassis design holds up to five storage bays with RAID 0/1-capable drives. Users can expand with extra onboard three PCIe x8 and four PCIe x16 slots.
The ConceptD 500, on the other hand, features the latest 9th Gen Intel Core i9-9900K processor with 8 cores, 16 threads and reaching up to 5GHz, up to the NVIDIA Quadro RTX 4000 GPUs, and could support four 5K displays (5120x2880 @ 60Hz) with HDR color. It also features four DIMM slots for up to 64GB 2666 MHz DDR4 memory, and a PCIe M.2 NVMe SSD.
The ConceptD 900 will be available in North America in July starting at USD 19,999 (~MYR 82,550), while the ConceptD 500 will be from USD 1,699 (~MYR 7,010)
Acer ConceptD CP7271K and CM7321K monitors
Last but not least from the Next@Acer event in New York are the ConceptD UHD monitors.
The ConceptD CP7271K is a PANTONE validated 27-inch monitor optimized for 3D creators. It has an impressive color accuracy of Delta E
The ConceptD CM7321K is a 32-inch monitor ideal for 2D creators. Its VESA-Certified DisplayHDR 1000, 32-inch 4K UHD display delivers 1152 zones of local-dimming with Mini LED technology and DisplayHDR 1000, plus 99 percent coverage of the Adobe ® RGB color space and 89.5 percent Rec.2020 so creators and filmmakers can bring their ideas to life.
The ConceptD CP7271K 27-inch Monitor will be available in North America in July starting at USD 1,999 (~MYR 8,250), while the ConceptD CM7321K 32-inch Monitor will be available in September, starting at USD 2,999 (~MYR 12,380)