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Acer Boosts Gaming Portfolio with Powerful New Predator Desktops and Monitors

The Predator X32 gaming monitor earns a CES Innovation Award

Editor’s Summary

  • The new Predator Orion 5000 gaming desktop features up to a 12th Gen Intel® Core i7 processor, paired with the latest Intel H670 chipset, up to an NVIDIA® GeForce RTX 3080 GPU, and 64 GB of 4,000 MHz DDR5 RAM for the most serious, hardcore gamers
  • The Predator Orion 3000 gaming desktop is powered by up to a 12th Gen Intel® Core i7 processor, paired with Intel’s B660 chipset, up to an NVIDIA GeForce RTX3070 GPU and 64 GB of 3200 MHz DDR4 RAM
  • Both the Orion 5000 and Orion 3000 feature bold new chassis that encapsulate their powerful components with darkened glass, plastic, metal and mesh
  • The Predator X32 and X32 FP are IPS[1] gaming monitors which boast VESA DisplayHDR 1000 certifications and 576-zone miniLED local dimming on top of a 160 Hz and 165 Hz (overclocked) refresh rate, respectively; furthermore, the X32 received a CES Innovation Award in the “Computer Peripherals & Accessories” category
  • The Predator CG48 gaming monitor features a 48-inch AMD FreeSync Premium Pro[2, 3]™ technology-compatible 4K OLED 138 Hz panel. The monitor is designed for hardcore PC and console gamers who desire next-level visuals

LAS VEGAS (January 4th, 2022) Acer today unveiled its refreshed Predator Orion 5000 series gaming desktops, designed for gamers who require supreme performance and the ability to upgrade down the road. Also unveiled today are the new mid-range Predator Orion 3000 series gaming desktops, an OLED Predator monitor, and an additional pair of IPS[1] monitors that combine VESA DisplayHDR1000-level visuals with high refresh rates.

Acer also announced that the Predator X32 earned a CES Innovation Award in the “Computer Peripherals & Accessories” category

Predator Orion 5000 — Full-Sized Gaming Desktop

The Predator Orion 5000 combines up to the latest 12th Gen Intel® Core i7 processor[4] (on an Intel H670 chipset) with a NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 GPU in order to deliver high frame rates and incredible gaming experiences, even in the most graphically-demanding games. Alongside Windows 11, 64 GB of 4,000 MHz DDR5 RAM and up to 2 TB of M.2 PCIe 4.0 SSDs[5], ARGB-infused Predator FrostBlade2.0 fans support these powerful internals, keeping the system cool. This generation of fans utilize 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.

Housed within an obsidian-hued chassis made of darkened glass and metal mesh, all this bleeding-edge hardware and ARGB flair show through a transparent side panel—the panel is also EMI-compliant, serving to protect users and their peripherals from potential electromagnetic interference. DIY enthusiasts will appreciate the chassis’ tool-less design that allows for easy access to the computer’s internals—such as to upgrade the CPUs’ air cooler to up to a 240 mm liquid cooler—and also 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

With up to a 12th Gen Intel Core i7 processor (on an Intel B660 chipset) and up to a NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 GPU, the Predator Orion 3000 series is designed for gamers seeking the best experience that a mid-tower rig can deliver: gamers who want to max settings in their favorite titles and dive into streaming or video editing with little to no impact on performance. Up to 64 GB of 3,200 MHz DDR4 memory and 2 TB of PCIe NVMe SSD storage tops the hardware off to increase responsiveness and load times, all supporting lightning-fast gaming action. Just in case 2 TB of SSD storage isn’t quite enough, 6 TB of SATA3 HDD storage is also included.

The Predator Orion 3000 Series features the same attractive design as the Orion 5000, wreathed in darkened glass, plastic, metal and mesh, with an optional transparent EMI-compliant side panel. Three 92x92 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, the lighting of which can be controlled via the PredatorSensesoftware.

An Intel Killer E2600 Ethernet controller, Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211 (Gig+)[4] 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 new Predator X32 and X32 FP gaming monitors have been carefully engineered to balance the performance gamers expect with the visual brilliance creators need. Featuring 160 Hz and 165 Hz (overclocked) refresh rates, respectfully, both of these UHD (3,840x2,160) 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. Additionally, this monitor earned a CES Innovation Award.

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

Big enough to be a TV replacement, the Predator CG48 gaming monitor offers players 48 inches of pure 4K glory, even at refresh rates of 138 Hz. HDMI 2.1[6] 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[3] and up to a 0.1 ms response time (G-to-G) allow for some of the fastest 4K gaming possible[7]: 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.

Pricing and Availability

The Predator Orion 5000 gaming desktops will be available in North America in February starting at USD 2,599; in EMEA in March starting at EUR 1,999; and in China in January starting at RMB 14,999.

The Predator Orion 3000 gaming desktops will be available in North America in February starting at USD 1,999; in EMEA in March starting at EUR 1,299; and in China in January starting at RMB 11,999.

The Predator X32 gaming monitor will be available in North America in Q3 2022 starting at USD 1,999; in EMEA in Q3 2022 starting at EUR 1,899; and in China in Q2 2022 starting at RMB 12,999.

The Predator X32 FP gaming monitor will be available in North America in Q2 2022 starting at USD 1,799; in EMEA in Q2 2022 starting at EUR 1,599; and in China in March starting at RMB 10,999.

The Predator CG48 gaming monitor will be available in North America in Q3 2022 starting at USD 2,499; in EMEA in Q3 2022 starting at EUR 2,199; and in China in Q2 2022 starting at RMB 14,999.

Exact specifications, prices, and availability for these new products may vary by region. To find out about availability, product specifications and prices in specific markets, please contact your nearest Acer office or retailer via www.acer.com.

Visit Acer’s press kit for product images and specifications, or visit our press room to see all announcements.

[1] All brands and product names mentioned herein include trademarks of their respective companies and are used solely to describe or identify the products
[2] AMD FreeSync™ technology requires AMD Radeon™ graphics and a display that supports FreeSync technology as certified by AMD. AMD FreeSync™ Premium technology adds requirements of mandatory low framerate compensation and at least 120 Hz refresh rate at minimum FHD. AMD FreeSync™ Premium Pro technology adds requirements for the display to meet AMD FreeSync Premium Pro compliance tests. See www.amd.com/freesync for complete details. Confirm capability with your system manufacturer before purchase. GD-127
[3] AMD FreeSync certification is pending as of January, 2022
[4] Specifications may vary depending on model and/or region. All models subject to availability.
[5] Two 1 TB M.2 PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSD slots are available
[6] Only specific 4K UHD models support 4K at 138Hz via HDMI 2.1. Additional PS5/Xbox Series X combinations include the following: PS5: 4K UHD@120Hz) / FHD@120Hz with VRR via one HDMI cable XBOX Series X: 4K UHD@120Hm
[7] Based on Acer’s internal survey as of December, 2021 of 4K monitors available on the market

 

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