Acer Predator Gaming Lineup Gains 17-Inch Laptop, SFF Desktop, Monitor

Acer announced the debut of three new products in the company's Predator gaming lineup, including a curved 27-inch Predator Z1 gaming monitor, a small form factor (SFF) gaming PC called the Predator G1, and Acer's new flagship gaming laptop, the Predator 17X.

Predator Z1

Acer took its formula for other Z1-branded Predator gaming monitors and shrunk the screen size down to create the company's first curved 27-inch gaming monitor. The new 27-inch version of the Predator Z1 features many of the same specs as its predecessors.

ProductAcer Predator Z1 27” Curved Gaming Monitor
Resolution1920 x 1080
Curvature1800R
Response Time4 ms
Refresh Rate144 Hz
Video OutputDisplayPort, HDMI
Additional ConnectivityAudio Out
5x USB 3.0 Ports (Hub)
Additional FeaturesNvidia G-Sync
Brightness300 cd/m2
Contrast Ratio100,000,000:1
Viewing Angle178 degrees
Display Colors16.7 Million
Weight7.55 kg

The new 27-inch Predator Z1 takes after its bigger brothers with a high refresh rate and low response time. It also features Nvidia G-Sync, which reduces screen tearing by matching the refresh rate of the monitor to the GPU. The Z1 offers an impressive viewing experience (we saw it) starting at $599. We should start seeing the new monitors this June.

Predator G1

The Predator G1 is Acer's version of a small form factor PC, offering performance hardware in a small package. The Predator G1 can be equipped with a 6th generation (Skylake) Intel Core-series processor, up to 64 GB of DDR4-2133, and Nvidia GTX graphics cards (up to a Titan X). It measures up similarly to other single-GPU SFF PCs, and seems to be Acer's answer to the seemingly growing trend of "small and powerful" devices. The Predator G1 will be available this July starting at $2,299.

ProductAcer Predator G1
Processors6th Generation Intel Core-Series CPUs
MemoryUp to 64 GB DDR4-2133
GraphicsFull-Size Graphics Cards Up to Nvidia Titan X
StorageUp to 4 TB 3.5-inch HDD
Up to 512 GB M.2 SSD
2.5-inch Bay
USB Ports5x USB 3.1 (Gen 1, Type-A)
1 x USB 3.1 (Gen 2, Type-C)
Dimensions (L x W X H)16.46 x 13.70 x 4.49 inches

Predator 17X Gaming Laptop

The Predator 17X is a 17-inch gaming laptop that features powerful mobile CPUs and a desktop-class Nvidia GeForce GTX 980. It's designed to be an on-the-go, VR-ready gaming PC. The Predator 17X will be available this June, starting at $2,799.

ProductAcer Predator 17X Gaming Laptop
Processor OptionsIntel Core i7-6820HK
Intel Core i7-6700HQ
MemoryUp to 64 GB
Graphics OptionsNvidia GeForce GTX 980 8GB GDDR5
Nvidia GeForce GTX 980M 8GB GDDR5
StorageUp to 512 GB PCIe SSD
Up to 512 GB SSD
Up to 2 TB HDD
RAID 0 Support for SATA SSDs
Dimensions16.65 x 12.66 x 1.75 inches
Weight10.01 lbs.

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