[Computex 2018] Acer Reveals New Desktops – Includes New Orion and Nitro Series Desktops
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Acer went all out at this year’s Computex 2018 in Taiwan by going against opening a traditional showcase booth indoors, instead opting for a more showboaty outdoor exhibition consisting of several dedicated showcase booths covering a whole street in the Xinyi District of Taiwan. Each Acer product line showcased there had their own booth which to me meant that Acer wasn’t playing around.
Some of the products showcased by Acer include new Predator Helios gaming laptops (the white Predator Helios 300 is just drop dead gorgeous!), Acer Windows Mixed Reality (WMR) which you can read more about here as well as the new Predator Orion 5000, Predator Orion 3000 and Acer Nitro 50 Series desktops. Most of these were recently unveiled during the Acer Global Press Conference in New York last month.
Predator Orion 5000
The Acer Predator Orion 5000 gaming desktop is powered by a 2nd Gen AMD Ryzen 7 2700X processors with 8 cores and 16 threads paired with the latest AMD B450 chipset and can house up to NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 GPUs. The ones announced in New York were using 8th Gen Intel Core i7-8700K processors and can have up to two NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti cards in SLI.
The Predator Orion 5000 allows up to 64GB DDR4 RAM and supports Intel Optane Memory. Storage-wise it can fit in 3.5 ich 3TB hard drive or a 512GB SSD.
The Predator Orion 5000’s ’s chassis has a transparent side panel to show off its powerful internals (and your optional RGB components) and is EMI-compliant to protect users and peripherals from potential electromagnetic interference. The side panels can be easily opened which allows users to quickly swap out components and cables during upgrades. The IceTunnel 2.0 airflow management design devides the system into different thermal zones and provides each sector with its own airflow tunnel to expel heat.
The Predator Orion 5000 gaming desktops will be available in North America in July 2018 starting at USD 1,499, in Europe, Middle East, and Africa in June 2018 starting at €1,699, and in China in June 2018 starting at ¥15,999.
Predator Orion 3000
The Acer Predator Orion 3000 is the slightly more budget friendly gaming desktop compared to the Predator Orion 5000. The Predator Orion 3000 is powered by an 8th Gen Intel Core i7+ processor and can house up to an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 graphics card. Storage options for the Predator Orion 3000 are similar with the Predator Orion 5000.
The chassis has a similar transparent side panel that lets you peek inside the internals of the machine and can be easily opened for stress-free customisations. The side panels are also EMI-complient.
The Predator Orion 3000 gaming desktops will arrive in October this year and will retail for USD 999 in North America, €1,299 in Europe, Middle East and Africa; and ¥6,999 in China which will instead arrive in July 2018.
Acer Nitro 50
As the latest addition to Acer’s Nitro product family designed for outstanding casual gameplay at affordable prices, the Nitro 50 features a2nd Gen AMD Ryzen 7 2700X processor with 8 cores and 16 threads, with graphics options of AMD Radeon RX 580 GPUs or up to NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 GPUs, housed in a striking and edgy armor-inspired chassis with front-facing LED lighting that emits a sinister red glow.
The Acer Nitro 50 delivers 4K resolution visuals, and with up to a 512GB SSD and 3TB HDD storage-wise. It also features a handy wireless charging deck for keeping users’ Qi-enabled wireless devices powered up and ready to go. In addition, the Acer Nitro 50 desktops optimise network speed for gaming, browsing, and streaming through Realtek Dragon LAN.
The Acer Nitro 50 desktop will be available in North America sometime in July 2018 retailing at USD 799, it’s already available since May 2018 for €999 in Europe, Middle East, and Africa; and ¥5,999 in China.
Pricing and availability of the desktops mentioned above in Malaysia are yet to be announced by Acer but we’ll be sure to keep you updated as we know more.