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Acer Adds New Predator Gaming Series, More

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 10 comments

Acer announced several PCs on Tuesday including a new "mainstream" gaming rig.

Tuesday Acer said that it added a new mainstream model to its Acer Aspire "Predator" gaming desktop PC line-up, joining the current high-end "monster machine," the Aspire Predator AG7750-U3222. Acer said that the new entry--the Aspire Predator AG5900-U3092--was engineered to "excite" mainstream gamers with impressive hardware yet stay reasonably affordable.

Under the hood, the $1,349.99 AG5900 sports an Intel Core i7 870 CPU with Intel Turbo Boost Technology, 8 GB of DDR3 SDRAM, a rather meaty 1.5 TB SATA hard drive, and AMD's ATI Radeon HD 5850 with 1 GB of discrete video memory. Gamers wanting to build upon this rig at a later date will have an extra 5.25-inch optical drive bay, three open 3.5-inch HDD bays, two open PCI Express x1 slots and an additional PCI slot. Other features include twelve USB 2.0 ports, three audio jacks, an HDMI port and more.

For consumers looking for something compact for the kitchen or bedroom, Acer also announced the release of its AspireRevo AR3700-U3002 nettop, costing a mere $349.99. About the size of a book, the mini-rig uses an Intel Atom D525 dual-core processor, discrete Nvidia Ion graphics, 2 GB of DDR3 SDRAM, and a 250 GB SATA hard drive. It also has a multi-in-one card reader, an HDMI port, six USB 2.0 ports, 802.11 b/g/n wireless, a wireless keyboard and mouse, and Windows 7 Home Premium.

Also on Tuesday Acer announced two all-in-one desktops: the new 21.5-inch Acer Aspire AZ3100-U3072 and the revamped Acer Aspire AZ5700-U3112, now sporting a 23-inch HD multi-touch display. The former AIO rig--the $599 Aspire AZ3100--uses a 2.0 GHz AMD Athlon II 170u processor, Nvidia GeForce 9200 graphics, 3 GB of DDR3 SDRAM, and a 500 GB hard drive. It also has an integrated webcam and microphone, six USB 2.0 ports, 802.11 b/g/n wireless, an HDMI port and more.

As for Acer's revamped Aspire AZ5700, the AIO PC carries a $1099 price tag and is "fueled" by Intel's 3.2 GHz Core i5 650 processor and Intel HD graphics. There's also 4 GB of DDR3 SDRAM, 1 TB of HDD space, six USB 2.0 ports, an HDMI port, 5.1 channel audio, and more. On the software front, the AZ5700 comes pre-installed with Windows 7 Home Premium and Acer's TouchPortal suite of applications.

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    lauxenburg , September 28, 2010 10:18 PM
    I always loved how the Predators looked. Better than that outdated Alienware garbage.
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    lauxenburg , September 28, 2010 10:20 PM
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    surfer1337dude , September 28, 2010 10:29 PM
    The top end model doesnt seem to bad for price. Consdiering the ram/mobo/cpu/gpu end up being around 900 bucks from tigerdirect. Not to mention the other items (including a nice case) and more important OS (depending on your legitimacy and source can vary vastly in price). So looking for a good starting computer Id consider it. Although using the 1156 socket seemed like a poor choice if your looking for someone interested in upgrading it (although I guess making this the one part not worth upgrading would benefit them in the long run...).
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    _Pez_ , September 28, 2010 11:10 PM
    ^ Agree 1156 socket poor choice for that price/upgradeability... just agree.
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    spentshells , September 28, 2010 11:12 PM
    cool good move by acer but....... $1,349.99
    seriously it should have a 480 or at the very least a 5870
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    TheStealthyOne , September 28, 2010 11:52 PM
    1156 is not a very good choice :/ 
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    Chemist87 , September 29, 2010 12:11 AM
    Knowing Intel I don't see 1366 being around much longer either.
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    areszues92 , September 29, 2010 2:20 AM
    With that money i can build a better rig than this
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    dEAne , September 29, 2010 3:00 AM
    I choose to build my own.
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    thillntn , September 29, 2010 6:59 AM
    No, I see too many aver with dead mb from an inadequate power supply.too much money to gamble on!