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CES 2022: Acer reveals powerful new Predator desktops and PCs

Gamers who looking for supreme performance and the ability to upgrade down the road will be overjoyed to hear about the unveiling of Acer’s refreshed Predator Orion 5000 series gaming desktops and the new mid-range Predator Orion 3000 series gaming desktops. Acer also announced a new OLED Predator monitor and an additional pair of IPS monitors that combine VESA DisplayHDR™ 1000-level visuals with high refresh rates.

They also shared the news that the Predator X32 had earned a CES Innovation Award in the “Computer Peripherals & Accessories” category.

Predator Orion 5000 – Full-Sized Gaming Desktop

Predator Orion 5000

The Predator Orion 5000 combines the latest 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i7 processor (on an Intel H670 chipset) with an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 GPU in order to deliver high frame rates and incredible gaming experiences, even in the most graphically demanding games.

Running on Windows 11 with 64 GB of 4,000 MHz DDR5 RAM and up to 2 TB of M.2 PCIe 4.0 SSDs, the system is kept cool by ARGB-infused Predator FrostBlade™ 2.0 fans. This generation of fans utilizes a static pressure design to optimize airflow, while sealed rifle bearings and a new arc-shaped design along the ends of the fans’ fins reduce vibration and noise.

These are all housed within an obsidian-hued chassis made of darkened glass and metal mesh, with a transparent side panel that is EMI-compliant to protect users and their peripherals from potential electromagnetic interference.  DIY enthusiasts will appreciate the chassis’ tool-less design that allows easy access to the computer’s internals, as well as its flexible configuration options that maximize future upgradability.

Latency-reducing features include Killer E3100G 2.5G Ethernet Controller and Intel Wi-Fi 6E[4] for more reliable internet, while DTS:X® Ultra allows gamers to turn any pair of headphones or speakers into a high-end 360-degree sound system. Four USB ports (3x Type-A and 1x Type-C) and audio jacks conveniently positioned on top of the chassis allow for ease of access, while several more on the back of the tower keep infrequently-moved cables out of sight.

 

Predator Orion 3000 – Mid-tower Gaming PC

Predator Orion 3000

The Predator Orion 3000 series was designed for gamers who want to play at max settings and enjoy streaming or video editing with little to no impact on performance on a mid-tower rig. Equipped with a 12th Gen Intel Core i7 processor (on an Intel B660 chipset), a NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 GPU, up to 64 GB of 3,200 MHz DDR4 memory and 2 TB of PCIe NVMe SSD storage to increase responsiveness and load times, this Series is built for lightning-fast gaming action. It even comes with 6 TB of SATA3 HDD storage, just in case the original 2TB isn’t enough.

Like the Orion 5000, the 3000 series is wreathed in darkened glass, plastic, metal, and mesh, with an optional transparent EMI-compliant side panel. Three 92×92 mm Predator FrostBlade™ 2.0 fans optimize airflow and cool the internals. Additionally, the hub of the front and rear fans have RGB LEDs built directly onto them, which can be controlled via the PredatorSense™ software.An Intel Killer E2600 Ethernet controller, Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211 (Gig+) and Control Center 2.0 provide players with all the tools necessary to clear out online competition, while DTS:X Ultra lets them experience their favorite movies, music and games with real-world spatial sound.

The Predator Orion 3000 comes with Windows 11 out of the box.

 

Predator X32 and X32 FP Gaming Monitors

The award-winning Predator X32

The Predator X32 and X32 FP gaming monitors are engineered with gamers and creators in mind, balancing performance and visual brilliance expected by the respective groups. With 160 Hz and 165 Hz (overclocked) refresh rates, the UHD (3,840×2,160) 32-inch monitors also boast VESA DisplayHDR™ 1000 certifications, IPS panels that support 576-zone miniLED local dimming, Delta E<2 color accuracy and 99% coverage of the AdobeRGB color gamut.

As a result, they deliver stunningly clear and fluid visuals that are essential for tracking objects as they zip across the screen. The Predator X32 leverages the exceptional performance of NVIDIA G-SYNC® ULTIMATE to deliver lifelike HDR and ultra-low latency, resulting in a better gaming experience.

Players of competitive multiplayer games will appreciate NVIDIA Reflex, a suite of GPU, G-SYNC, and software technologies that measure and reduce system latency (a.k.a click-to-display latency) in online games — ultimately helping players to acquire targets faster, react quicker, and increase aim precision.

The Predator X32 FP comes with an HDMI 2.1 port, meaning that players can enjoy 4K gaming not only on PC but also on console. With a 165 Hz (overclock) refresh rate and a 1 ms response time, it’s the fastest 4K monitor currently available. AMD FreeSync™ Premium Pro technology[3] further enhances the gameplay experience, supporting HDR capabilities and delivering buttery smooth visuals and low latency even during graphically-intensive scenes. A USB Type-C port is also available, offering 90W of power delivery.

 

Predator CG48 Gaming Monitor

Predator CG48

At 48 inches and a glorious 4K display, the Predator CG48 gaming monitor is big enough to be a TV replacement, even at refresh rates of 138 Hz. HDMI 2.1 and DisplayPort 1.4 mean that players can enjoy a next-level gaming experience even on consoles, while four USB 3.2 ports and a USB Type-C port offer more than enough room to host any extra peripherals desired.

From there, AMD FreeSync™ Premium Pro technology and up to a 0.1 ms response time (G-to-G) allow for some of the fastest 4K gaming possible. Each AMD FreeSync™ Premium Pro technology display is designed to ensure a smooth, variable refresh rate (VRR) gaming experience that minimizes tearing, stuttering, artifacts and flicker.

The Predator CG48’s OLED display leverages a 135K:1 contrast ratio, HDR10 and 98% coverage of the DCI-P3 color gamut in order to offer one of the most stunning visual experiences currently possible. OLED monitors are capable of turning off individual pixels, allowing for true blacks to be replicated. They also do not require backlighting, increasing the overall efficiency of the monitors.

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