Acer, at the company’s annual New York press conference announced and introduced a number of new laptops and accessories. Just like in 2017 event, they introduced mainstream laptops, Chromebooks and gaming PCs. The main attraction of the event is as follows
Acer Swift 5
According to Acer, the new design of this laptop, gives it a completely new look, with a bigger 15 inch screen and minimized bezel and its metal body will weigh less than 2.2 pounds (1 kg).
Acer Chrome Spin 13
Aimed at the “premium” Chromebook category, this 8th gen Intel Core i5 processor in a metal chassis, with a 360 degree hybrid hinge, has a Gorilla glass on its touchpad and also comes with a Wacom Stylus. The price has not been declared yet.
Nitro VGO display
2018’s Red Dot Design Award winner was introduced by Acer, it has a 144Hz display for its consumer priced Nitro gaming line and features AMD Radeon FreeSync and up to a 1ms response time.
Predator Helios 300 and 500
A special edition of Helios 300 is launched, to celebrate Acer’s most popular gaming laptop. The special edition will be White and Gold, with a white and gold chassis and features a 144Hz display, an 8th gen Core i7+ processor and an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060. Even matching white and gold accessories like headset, mouse and backpack will also be provided.
The Helios 500 is even better, it’s a beast powered by a new hexa core i9 8950HK with Intel Optane memory and overlocking along with an 8GB Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070. The distinctive feature of the display is that it has a 144Hz refresh rate and Nvidia G sync. This helps it remain cool and even prevent throttling in the company’s dual Aeroblade 3D fans with 39 blades a piece.
Predator Cestus 510
This is a customizable mouse, and is available in two colors, white and black and one can adjust its feel by removing or adding weights. Its sensor is 16,000dpi and has a removable cover which shows off its internal lighting, supporting 16.8 million color variations.
Predator Orion 5000 and 3000
New entrant in the Acer’s gaming tower, the Orion 9000 is the all new medium sized Orion 5000 and a smaller 3000. The 5000 is going to have a dual Nvindia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti SLI and Core i7+8700K processor packed in a see through case which is EMI compliant and cooled with Acer’s Ice tunnel 2.0 design. The 3000 is smaller in a way that, it will have the same processor, but with a single graphics card, up to the 1080 Ti.
Acer has made a big switch and is using dual Xeons (Intel’s workstation chip) in its top end gaming machine. They haven’t revealed much about the same and not even released a photo of the same. We can’t wait to see what all is in store with this one.
We will examine and understand a few more systems, but we are not very sure of the exact prices and other availability details yet.