Acer unveils Predator Orion 9000 PC & Predator X35 gaming monitor
Acer has just announced at IFA 2017 in Berlin, a few new products to add to their Predator arsenal of gaming products. Two of the bunch are the Acer Predator Orion 9000 series of gaming desktops, as well as the Acer Predator X35, a 21:9 curved monitor that features NVIDIA G-SYNC and Acer HDR Ultra.
The Predator Orion 9000 on paper alone, is already a beast. They will feature up to an 18-core, 36-thread Intel Core i9 Extreme Edition processor, up to 128GB of RAM, and up to 4-way AMD Radeon RX Vega graphics cards, or up to two NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080Ti’s in SLI.
The case has a spaceship-esque design going for it, and features customizable RGB lighting, tool-less clear side panels, and top handles & wheels at the bottom for easy transportation.
Keeping the machine’s thermals in check will be Acer’s Ice Tunnel 2.0, an advanced airflow management system that splits the PC into a few cooling zones. Liquid coolin, presumably for the 18-core processor, will be provided by Cooler Master. Given the machine’s insane specs, its real world applications will definitely go beyond conventional gaming. Virtual reality apps, gaming at 8K resolution, and serious content creation are some of the applications that the Predator Orion 9000 series would definitely handle with ease.
Acer Predator Orion 9000 key features:
Up to Intel Core i9 Extreme Edition 18-core, 36-thread processor
Up to 4-way AMD Radeon RX Vega graphics cards -OR- two NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080Ti’s in SLI
Up to 128GB quad-channel DDR4 RAM
Two USB 3.1 Gen 2 ports (one Type-C and one Type-A)
Eight USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports (one Type-C and seven Type-A)
Three M.2 slots
Four PCIe x16 slots
As a possible choice of display to pair with the Predator Orion 9000, Acer has also unveiled the Predator X35. It is a large 35-inch, 1800R curved monitor with an aspect ratio of 21:9 (Ultrawide) and a resolution of 3440 x 1440 (WQHD).
It’s packed with features important for a top-notch gaming experience, like a fast 4ms response time, a high 200Hz refresh rate, and support for NVIDIA’s G-SYNC. The display also features Acer HDR Ultra and quantum dot technology to provide great contrast with high dynamic range. Colors are also supposed to shine here as it covers 90 percent of the DCI-P3 color standard.
Acer Predator X35 key features:
35-inch 21:9 VA WQHD (3440 x 1440) display
1800R curved panel
4ms response time
200Hz refresh rate
Acer HDR Ultra
178-degree viewing angles
The Acer Predator Orion 9000 Series PC’s will be available in North America in December with the base model starting at $1,999. The Acer Predator X35 monitor’s price has not yet been announced, but will be available sometime in Q1 of 2018.