In the event you love the design of Acer’s splashy Predator Orion 9000 gaming desktop, however do not have the house, Acer introduced two equally snazzy however smaller options at its annual occasion. Sadly, we do not but understand how a lot any of the brand new gear will value, nor when it’ll arrive.
Acer teased a high-end Predator X, however apart from mentioning it will come outfitted with twin Intel Xeon processors, we all know nothing. The eighth-generation Xeons are supposedly extra game- and VR-ready than their predecessors, which may probably make the X a pleasant artistic/gaming crossover system, however you are still caught with the workstation vs. gaming card driver difficulty.
The Orion 3000 is the infant of the group at 14.5 x 6.eight x 14.6 in/368 x 167 x 372 mm (HWD). Specs embrace:
Optane-compatible eighth-gen Core i7-8700 or Core i5-8400As much as 64GB, 2,666Hz reminiscence, 32GB Intel OptaneNvidia GeForce GTX 1050/1050 Ti by GTX 1080As much as 3TB HDD or 512GB NVMe M.2 SSDCreative Sound Blaster X 720°Gigabit Ethernet, 2×2 wi-fi, Bluetooth 51 PCIe x16 slot; 1 PCIe x1 slot; 1 M.2 2280 PCIe x4 slot for SSD; 1 M.2 2230 slot for WLAN
The larger Orion 5000 is extra of a compromise between measurement and expandability. It is available in two variations: one designed for dual-GPUs with two-way graphics and overclocking — that one goes as much as an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti — and the opposite for a single GPU and no OC. Specs embrace:
Optane-compatible Eighth-gen Core i7-8700 or 8700Okay or Core i5-8600 or 8600KUp to 64GB, 2,666Hz reminiscence, 32GB Intel Optane As much as 3TB HDD or 512GB NVMe M.2 SSDCreative Sound Blaster X 720°Killer E2400 Ethernet, Bluetooth four.222 x 10.zero x 20.5 in/563 x 253 x 520 mm (HWD)2 PCIe x16 slots; 2 PCIe x1 slots; 1 M.2 2280 PCIe x4 slot for SSD; 1 M.2 2230 slot for WLAN
For extra mainstream “I prefer to sport however do not prefer to look the half” patrons, Acer added a desktop mannequin to its mainstream client Nitro line, the Nitro 50. One in every of its perks is an elective Qi wi-fi charging pad. Different specs embrace:
Optane-compatible Eighth-gen Core i7-8700, Core i5-8400 or Core i3-8100As much as 64GB, 2,666Hz reminiscence, 32GB Intel OptaneNvidia GeForce GTX 1050/1050 Ti by GTX 1070 or AMD Radeon RX 580X/RX 580As much as 3TB HDD or 512GB NVMe M.2 SSDCreative Sound Blaster X 360°Gigabit Ethernet, 2×2 wi-fi, Bluetooth 51 PCIe x16 slot; 1 PCIe x1 slot; 1 M.2 2280 PCIe x4 slot for SSD; 1 M.2 2230 slot for WLAN
It affords a lower-price entry into Acer’s gaming with Core i3 and AMD GPU choices, however for probably the most half it’s extremely related on the within to the Orion 3000.
To enrich the Nitro 50, Acer launched the Nitro VGO show. It is available in 22-, 24- and 27-inch fashions, with HD, QHD or 4K IPS panels and as much as 144Hz refresh charge, presumably on the decrease resolutions.
New to its gaming mice, the Cestus 510 affords swappable prime and proper panels, elective weights as much as 10 grams, 16,000 dpi decision at a velocity of as much as 400 inches per second. Plus it had a pleasant lighting design. There’s additionally a gold-and-white model to match with the brand new Helios 300 Particular Version.