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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The predator gaming laptop will be available only in june when new AMD and Nvidia chips are coming? Who in their right mind would by "old technology" ?Reply
That's what I'm thinking. With Zen on the horizon it is hard for me to get excited about yet another i7-6700 powered device. I'm holding out. I may get that predator moniter though, but I need the Freesync version since I'm using an R9 290X.Reply
Agreed. I suffered a blown PSU due to a storm besting my surge suppressor. I'm band-aiding what's left till I see what comes out of AMD's house.Reply