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Acer unveils Predator Orion 5000, more

DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Apr 13, 2019, 4:03 pm IST
Updated Apr 13, 2019, 4:03 pm IST
The Easy-Swap expansion bay provides file transfer speeds of up to 6Gbps for switching of data without tools or rebooting.
Users can choose an RGB lighting pattern that fits their style, or one that suits the game of choice.
 Users can choose an RGB lighting pattern that fits their style, or one that suits the game of choice.

Acer announced new additions across its growing Predator line of gaming products. The new Predator Orion 5000 desktop PC powered by Windows 10 is a mid-tower targeting hardcore gamers, with Intel’s latest Z390 chipset, 9th Gen Intel Core i9-9900K processor, and features an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 GPU. In addition, Acer has launched a massive 43-inch Predator monitor, alongside new additions to its series of Predator gadgets.

Acer’s New Predator Orion 5000

 

The new Predator Orion 5000 (PO5-605S) adopts the overclockable octa-core 9th Gen Intel Core i9-9900K (with Z390 chipset) with support for dual-channel DDR4 configurations (up to 64GB) to deliver premium gaming experiences. For superior graphics performance, the revolutionary NVIDIA Turing architecture on the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 GPU combines real-time ray tracing, artificial intelligence, and programmable shading to immerse players in a visually-stunning gaming experience. With the extreme processor, the Orion 5000 has under the hood, a Cooler Master CPU Liquid Cooler regulates temperature to maximise peak performance. Strategically-placed intake and exhaust fans as well as a shrouded power supply unit outfitted with its very own removable dust filter ensure each internal component of the Orion tower stays cool during extended gaming sessions.

The tower’s chassis has been trimmed down to just 30 litres so users can choose a powerful machine with a reduced footprint, while the see-through side panel includes a layer of metal mesh which, along with the rest of the case, gives EMI shielding to inner components. Users can maintain superiority over the competition with 2.5Gbps Ethernet, and when victory is assured, they can hang the headset on either of the chassis’ two headset cradles.

The Easy-Swap expansion bay supports 2.5-inch form factor SATA I/II/III SSD and HDD drives, providing file transfer speeds of up to 6Gbps, for quick and easy moving or switching of data without tools or rebooting. It’s ideal for gamers who want to swap data, move systems, or travel with their 2.5-inch SSD quickly.

Users can choose an RGB lighting pattern that fits their style, or one that suits the game of choice. Light bars and case fans tucked away within the hardened shell support 16.7 million colours. With Lighting Maker, customers can fine-tune lighting and let it dance with the music being played.

Acer’s Predator 43-inch LFGD Gaming Monitor

Acer revealed its Predator LFGD (Large format gaming display) monitor (CG437K P) measuring an astounding 43-inches. Designed for hardcore PC and console gaming enthusiasts looking for ultra-high definition (3840 x 2160), the 4K monitor features a fast 144Hz refresh rate for incredibly smooth and tear-free imagery, essential for tracking objects as they zip across the screen. The monitor’s AdaptiveSync feature adapts to the frame rate of the outputting device, resulting in uninterrupted gameplay so users can concentrate on the task at hand. The VA display panel features a wide colour gamut of 90 per cent of the DCI-P3 colour space for vibrant colours that pop out and deeper blacks. For enhanced colour vibrancy, VESA-Certified DisplayHDR 1000 certification ensures better contrast and colour accuracy, allowing customers to experience AAA games as they are meant to be. It’s not just for hardcore PC gamers. Console gamers will appreciate its three HDMI ports, plus a Type-C, and a DisplayPort.

The Predator CG437K P features power-saving technologies, such as a light sensor that can detect the light level in the room and automatically adjusts brightness for comfortable viewing, and a proximity sensor, so as viewers move to the front of the monitor it will automatically wake up from standby mode, or revert to sleep mode when there is no movement in the room. It also includes a remote control, making it convenient for living room use.

Predator M-Utility Backpack:

 designed for gamers, streamers and photographers, its water-repellent and offers easy access to its 17-inch laptop compartment through a 180-degree fold-flat opening, making it easy for passing through airport security; plus it has a plethora of pockets including a tripod holder, built-in luggage strap for travelling, adjustable straps, and air mesh back padding.

Predator Cestus 330 gaming mouse:

The newly released solid Pixart 3335 sensor provides responsive tracking and ultimate accuracy for competitive gaming, 16,000 DPI with seven programmable buttons, on-the-fly DPI switching (5 levels) and 16.8M RGB backlighting. Users can customise settings with the Predator Quartermaster for improved accuracy and precision.

Predator Aethon 300 gaming keyboard:

This keyboard is equipped with Cherry switches (MX Blue), teal blue backlighting, and anti-ghosting on all keys.

Predator Galea 311 foldable gaming headset:

Precision-tuned 50 mm drivers featuring Acer’s TrueHarmony, hard key mutable mic, comfortable foam ear cushions and a 3.5mm headphone jack connector.

When it comes to the pricing of the devices, the Predator Orion 5000 gaming desktop will be available in North America in April starting at USD 1,199.99 (approx Rs 83,000).

The Predator CG437K P gaming monitor will be available in North America in September, starting at USD 1,299 (approx Rs 90,000).

Predator M-Utility Backpack will be available in North America in June for USD 179.99 (approx Rs 13,000).

Predator Cestus 330 gaming mouse will be available in North America in June for USD 69.99 (approx Rs 5,000).

Predator Aethon 300 gaming keyboard will be available in North America in June for USD 119.99 (approx Rs 9,000).

Predator Galea 311 noise-isolating gaming headset will be available in North America in June for USD 99.99 (approx Rs 7,000).

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