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.
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.
|Product||Acer Predator Z1 27” Curved Gaming Monitor|
|Resolution||1920 x 1080|
|Response Time||4 ms|
|Refresh Rate||144 Hz|
|Video Output||DisplayPort, HDMI|
|Additional Connectivity||Audio Out5x USB 3.0 Ports (Hub)|
|Additional Features||Nvidia G-Sync|
|Viewing Angle||178 degrees|
|Display Colors||16.7 Million|
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.
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.
|Product||Acer Predator G1|
|Processors||6th Generation Intel Core-Series CPUs|
|Memory||Up to 64 GB DDR4-2133|
|Graphics||Full-Size Graphics Cards Up to Nvidia Titan X|
|Storage||Up to 4 TB 3.5-inch HDDUp to 512 GB M.2 SSD2.5-inch Bay|
|USB Ports||5x 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.
|Product||Acer Predator 17X Gaming Laptop|
|Processor Options||Intel Core i7-6820HKIntel Core i7-6700HQ|
|Memory||Up to 64 GB|
|Graphics Options||Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 8GB GDDR5Nvidia GeForce GTX 980M 8GB GDDR5|
|Storage||Up to 512 GB PCIe SSDUp to 512 GB SSDUp to 2 TB HDDRAID 0 Support for SATA SSDs|
|Dimensions||16.65 x 12.66 x 1.75 inches|
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