At its most recent Next@Acer global press conference yesterday (June 23rd, 2020), tech giant Acer unveiled a massive range of awesome new products. One of the most exciting is a collection of new Acer gaming gear in its Predator line, including desktop PCs, monitors and various accessories.
Acer is constantly winning awards and top review scores for its gaming tech. So the announcement of loads of new products in the Predator family is hugely exciting, as the brand hopes to usher in the next generation of PC gaming with a bang, serving elite and casual gamers alike.
Table of Contents
- Acer Predator X25 monitor specs, features, release date and price
- Acer Predator XB3 series monitors specs, features, release date and price
- Acer Predator Orion 9000 desktop specs, features, release date and price
- Acer Predator Orion 3000 desktop specs, features, release date and price
- Acer Predator Nitro 50 desktop specs, features, release date and price
- Acer Predator Cestus 350 mouse specs, features, release date and price
- Acer Predator x OSIM gaming chair features, release date and price
Read on for all the details on all the new Acer gaming products...
Acer Predator X25 monitor specs, features, release date and price
First up is the Acer Predator X25. As the official Acer press release puts it: "This powerful 24.5-inch 1920 x 1080 IPS gaming monitor boasts a super speedy 360 Hz refresh rate to give players the smoothest possible animation." That epic feature is delivered with the help of the latest NVIDIA G-SYNC processors.
360 Hz monitors are the next big thing in terms of PC gaming displays. Other brands including Alienware and ASUS have confirmed production of monitors in this range, but none have made it to shops yet.
"The Predator X25 can also adjust brightness and colour temperature automatically based on environmental light," the release continues. "With LightSense, the Predator X25 detects the amount of ambient light in the viewing environment and automatically adjusts brightness settings to maximize viewing comfort.
"AdaptiveLight automatically adjusts the monitor’s backlights to suit the ambient light in the room, while ProxiSense reminds gamers to take a break after a set amount of time."
Acer has confirmed that the X25 will be introduced in the US, Europe and more in November, following an initial release in China. No UK price has yet been confirmed, but based on its $1,099.99/€1,139 price tag, we can assume it'll cost you somewhere in the region of £900-£1,100 based on current exchange rates.
Acer Predator XB3 series monitors specs, features, release date and price
Trading speed for resolution now, we have the Acer Predator XB3 series. Announcing the family of four new monitors, Acer revealed that the XB3 will be available in 31.5", 27" and 24.5" varieties. Each will deliver a strong 240 Hz refresh rate with 4K ultra HD graphics.
This is another innovation in monitor technology. There are currently no 4K screens on the market with a refresh rate higher than 144 Hz, and even those are hard to come by. So expect to see more of these announced soon. With a reported 0.5 ms response time, too, the XB3 is sure to change the game quite literally.
The new monitors - the Predator XB323QK NV, XB273U GS, XB273U GX and XB253Q GZ - also feature DisplayHDR 400 technology, Acer Adaptive light for complete adjustment, and RGB LightSense to allow players to set a variety of different lighting effects based on colour, speed, brightness and more.
The XB3 series will launch in China in September, followed by North America and Europe the next month. The prices start at $420 and €439, which works out at roughly £340-£400. That's certainly an incredibly reasonable price point for a 4K monitor with top refresh rate and response time.
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Acer Predator Orion 9000 desktop specs, features, release date and price
Moving over to gaming PCs, Acer has announced a "refreshed" version of its flagship desktop, the Predator Orion 9000. The new P09-920 model features an Intel Core i9 Extreme Edition processor, dual NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti graphics cards, up to three 3.5-inch HDDs and two 2.5-inch SDDs.
In the official press release for the new Predator range, Acer also reveals that, "Three 4.7-inch Predator FrostBlade fans provide up to 15% more airflow and 50% increased static pressure compared to prior generations, while a CPU liquid cooler fan keeps the temperature low as battles heat up." Beast.
Like the XB3 series monitors, the new and improved Predator Orion 9000 will be available for customers in China from September, and for those of us in Europe starting in October. Prices start from €2,799, which is just over £2,500 in the Queen's money. No word on a North American release.
Acer Predator Orion 3000 desktop specs, features, release date and price
The Acer Predator Orion 3000 has also had an upgrade for 2020. The company claims that, "The newest Predator Orion 3000 models are made for gamers desiring a mid-sized tower rig for enjoying their favourite game titles or diving into streaming without seeing an impact on performance."
The desktops are powered by a 10th-gen Intel Core i7 processor and NVIDIA GeForceRTX 2070 SUPER GPU, so they can tackle pretty much any game out right now. They also feature 64 GB of 2666 MHz DDR4 memory, up to 1 TB PCIe NVMe SSD and two 3.5-inch SATA3 hard drives.
Plus, the lighting on the Predator FrostBlade fans can be customised with up to 16.7 million colours and special effects through PredatorSense. Paired with one of the new 4K monitors, this is an incredible mid-tier system.
The Predator Orion 3000 Acer gaming PC is available to buy in China and Europe from July, and in North America from September. The prices listed for the starting point are $999.99 in the US and €899 in Europe - just over £800 if converted exactly.
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Acer Predator Nitro 50 desktop specs, features, release date and price
For the casual gamers among us, the Acer Predator Nitro 50 is one of the best all-round choices for gaming desktop that won't break the bank.
The new models, according to Acer, "deliver powerful performance for lag-free gaming and smooth graphics-intensive tasks with up to a 10th Gen Intel Core i7 processor and up to a GeForce RTX 2060 SUPERGPU." This system isn't much below the Orion 3000 above, with some key differences to make it more affordable for those after a lower entry point.
Acer's new Nitro 50 will come out alongside the Orion 3000 in July for Europe and China, and in September for North America. The MSRP is listed as €799 or $799.99, so expect somewhere between £650 and £750.
Acer Predator Cestus 350 mouse specs, features, release date and price
In terms of accessories, probably the most exciting is a brand new Acer gaming mouse, the Cestus 350. Create up to five custom profiles with the Pixart 3335 sensor and utilise up to 16,000 DPI sensitivity. Plus, play the way you want with eight programmable buttons.
It's available right now for £109.99 at the Acer store, so head over there now!
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Acer Predator x OSIM gaming chair features, release date and price
Finally, Acer has collaborated with high-end massage chair manufacturer OSIM on its very own Predator x OSIM gaming chair. It's described as "one of the most comfortable gaming chairs available today".
With four roller functions, two built-in Bluetooth speakers and an embedded control panel, this chair provides ultimate comfort and practicality for hardcore gamers. It can recline up to 145 degrees, provides a 2D massage with four rollers that follow the S-curve of the spine, and can be customised to your liking.
Unfortunately, this one only seems to be available in North America, where it will launch in July for $999 (just over £800 equivalent). I guess those of us who don't live in the US or Canada will just have to settle in poverty with non-massaging gaming chairs...