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With a need for well-performing and portable laptops growing, Acer looks to take the stage. Today, they are announcing a new Acer Swift 5 model and two new Acer Swift 3 models which pack Intel's new 11th generation Tiger Lake processors. At the top of the lineup, Acer has put out the Swift 5. As Acer puts it, “The new Acer Swift 5 notebook is one of the industry’s first to be verified through Intel’s Project Athena innovation program, as Intel Evo™ platform laptop design” This qualification means that the Swift 5 will have “instant wake, Intel Iris Xe graphics, vibrant displays and the latest in connectivity” as well as a fast-charging battery which will... Read more...
Now that the GeForce RTX 30 series has officially broken cover via a feature-packed livestream, PC manufacturers are starting to come out of the woodwork. As of right now, Acer and CyberPowerPC are showing their support for the GeForce RTX 30 lineup in the coming weeks. Up to bat first is Acer with their powerful Orion gaming desktop series. Upon release, all the desktops in the Orion family, “including the Predator Orion 9000, Predator Orion 5000 and Predator Orion 3000,” will all support the upcoming NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 Series GPUs. Acer looks to power the gamer, streamer, and creator with this update in their line of PCs. Not only is Acer supporting Ampere with desktops but monitors... Read more...
The refresh rate wars are getting to be insane these days with gaming monitors, and Acer is throwing its hat into the ring again with its new Predator X25. As its name implies, the monitor measures 25 inches diagonally, but its claim to fame is no doubt the dizzying 360Hz refresh rate. 360Hz is absolutely bonkers, especially when you consider that most gamers would be wholly satisfied with a 240Hz or even 144Hz gaming monitor. But for those eSports gamers that want every possible advantage over the competition with their twitchy reflexes, this just might be the ticket. In addition to its insane refresh rate, the Predator X25 features a 1080p resolution, which again is ideal for eSports gaming,... Read more...
Acer has announced a bunch of new notebooks and desktops aimed at the gaming crowd and those looking for thin & light machines for portability. The first of the machines falls into the Thin & Light category and is called the Swift 5. Acer touts the machine as its newest ultrathin-and-lite notebook that features next-generation Intel Core processors. The Swift 5 features Intel's 11th generation Core (Tiger Lake) processors with onboard Xe graphics, and can be fitted with an optional NVIDIA GeForce MX 350 GPU. Despite the powerful hardware inside the machine, Acer is still able to keep it under 2.2 pounds and only 0.59-inch thick. The computer maker also designed the Swift 5 with a touchscreen... Read more...
Go ahead and mark your calendars, just be sure to use a pencil or an erasable pen (and not permanent market), because it looks as though Intel's upcoming Tiger Lake processors will be arriving on July 27. That is the date a pair of Acer Swift 5 laptops with Tiger Lake hardware are slated to launch, according to a couple of product listings at a Dutch retailer. We have been hearing about Tiger Lake for a long time now, and even Intel has talked about its successor to Ice Lake. However, as of this writing, Intel has not formally launched its 11th generation Core processors or announced exactly when they will arrive. We are definitely getting close, though, as earlier this week Intel's Ryan Shrout... Read more...
Two weeks ago, AMD officially launches its Zen 2-based Ryzen 4000 mobile processor family, which is available in both H-Series (gaming/creative laptops) and U-Series (premium ultraportables). AMD's Ryzen 4000 processor family represents AMD's most comprehensive and performance-packed counter to Intel's mobile Core processors in years, and Acer is among the first to fully embrace them. Acer today has announced the Swift 3 (SF314-42) and Swift 5 (A515-44) laptops. Starting off with the former, it's a thin-and-light laptop featuring AMD's 8-core/8-thread Ryzen 7 4700U processor. This processor features 12MB of cache along with base/boost clocks of 2GHz and 4.1GHz respectively. The Ryzen... Read more...
Gaming on a much larger screen has always had this almost unnatural appeal. Over the years, many enthusiasts likely have tried to hook up a PC to a much larger display for gaming bliss, whether it was a TV or projector via S-Video, component or DVI, or nowadays, the biggest possible LCD one can afford. When LCD TVs became the norm for home entertainment use, it made adopting the large screen experience much easier. PC Monitor manufacturers started catching on and now offer display sizes up to 65-inches in regular 16:9 or ultrawide 21:9 aspect ratios, with what we’d consider bare minimum PC gaming features these days: a 120Hz panel, G-Sync or FreeSync variable refresh rate compatibility,... Read more...
Acer has just announced a new family of ultra-thin Swift 3 laptops, and they are aimed at professionals that want a powerful and lightweight platform for on-the-go travel. Thankfully, Acer is providing plenty of muscle for customers with the choice of either AMD’s new Zen 2-based Ryzen 7 4700U processors or Intel’s 10th generation Core (Ice Lake) processors. The Intel model is the Swift 3 (SF313-52/G) and features a 13.5-inch display (2256x1504). It is available with a Core i3-1005G1 on base systems, but can be configured with up to a Core i7-1065G7. Up to 16GB of LPDDR4x memory can be installed along with up to a 1TB PCIe NVMe SSD. Swift 3 (SF313-52/G) Acer provides the machine... Read more...
Acer is rolling out some interesting devices at CES 2020 that will land later this year. One of the products is the ConceptD 7 Ezel convertible notebook aimed at creative professionals. Acer says that the laptop is designed to allow creators to make and share ideas with a color-accurate 4K UHD touch screen display that swivels and rotates in any of five usage modes. The machine is "ideal" for heavy workflows, says Acer, and features up to a 10th Gen Intel Core H-Series processor, the latest NVIDIA GPUs, 15.6-inch screen, up to 32GB of RAM, and up to 2TB NVMe PCIe SSDs. Acer is also offering a ConceptD 7 Ezel Pro with a Xeon processor, up to an NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 GPU, ECC memory, 15.6-inch... Read more...
Holiday traditions are in full swing. You know, gorging on turkey, stuffing, and fixings; watching the Detroit Lions lose; and navigating the bombardment of Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals. We can help with the latter, especially now that Turkey Day is in the rear view mirror. Black Friday is officially here, and with it comes a wide assortment of deals, including the Predator Helios 300 laptop shown above. Black Friday Discounts On Acer Laptops And Desktops That's as good of a place to start as any. The Predator Helios 300 is a beastly gaming laptop, and it's on sale at Amazon for $928.99, down $271 over its list price. Here's what it comes configured with... 15.6-inch IPS display (1920x1080... Read more...
Mobile gamers who want to get a new gaming laptop need to be on the lookout at Acer.com. Acer is teasing a massive Black Friday discount on one of its high-end gaming notebooks: the Predator Triton 700. The laptop has a massive discount at $2,000 off the normal retail price. Acer is playing coy with the exact timing of the sale. As of this writing, the Predator Triton 700 Gaming Laptop is listed at its normal retail price of $2,999.99, Acer says to keep checking back for the sale to start. When the deal goes live, the notebook will sell for $999.99. For the money, the notebook crams in a lot of impressive hardware. Acer Predator Triton 700 Gaming Laptop - $2,000 off at $999.99 The notebook has... Read more...
We're suckers for large-format, high resolution displays here at HotHardware, and Acer is now making available a new entry that is sure to be a delight for your eyes. Acer today announced that its Predator CG437K P is now available for purchase in the United States. The Predator CG437K P is a large format gaming display (LFGD) that measures 43 inches across and features a 4K (3840z2160) resolution. If that wasn't enough, Acer has managed to throw in DisplayHDR 1000 certification and a VA panel with a native refresh rate of 120Hz. However, that refresh rate can be boosted to a loftier 144Hz with overclocking enabled.  Acer also boats that the Predator CG437K P sports a 1ms response time,... Read more...
IFA 2019 or “Internationale Funkausstellung” is just around the corner and several companies have already held their own press conferences in anticipation of the event. Acer just announced a new line of products at their press conference in Berlin, and some of the standout products include the Predator Triton 300, Triton 500 with a 300Hz display, and the Acer Nitro XV3 series. Acer is particularly interested in increasing its number of thin Windows 10 gaming notebooks, and the Predator Triton 300 is the newest addition. The notebook weighs in at 5.07 pounds (2.3 kg) and is advertised as a “blend” of performance and features “all wrapped up in a slim design for a... Read more...
There are gaming chairs, and then there is Acer's Predator Thronos Air, a herculean contraption that might be better described as a gaming battle station. Calling it a "chair" is a disservice to the design and functionality—in fact, Acer playfully refers to it as a "sleek gaming cave for hardcore enthusiasts," which sounds accurate to us. Like something out of a sci-fi movie, the Predator Thronos Air looks like the type of thing future generations will strap into when embarking on a virtual journey. I don't know if I agree with Acer's "sleek" descriptor, but it is definitely wild and...different. It is also a multi-purpose chair. "The steel structure includes a chair, modular desk, and... Read more...
The race to launch gaming monitors with impossibly fast response times is accelerating. Just a week ago, Acer unleashed its Predator XN253Q Xwhich has a 0.4ms response time, and today the company is announcing two new monitors in its Nitro XF2 Series. The 27-inch Nitro XF272 X leads the field with a 3ms native response time; however, that can drop down to an incredible 0.2ms (gray-to-gray) when using the overdrive mode. It is complemented by the 25-inch Nitro XF252Q, which features a still impressive 0.3ms response time in overdrive mode. Regardless of which monitor you pick, a 240Hz refresh panel is included in the mix along with AMD FreeSync support for your Radeon graphics card (including... Read more...
We love premium laptops and convertibles. A meticulously engineered build, finely-tuned performance, and solid battery life comprise the three primary tenets we look for when reviewing new machines. Checking these boxes does come at a cost, leaving many of our favorite laptops with hefty price tags. Unfortunately, most of us cannot justify dropping a stack of cash for the latest and greatest. Instead, mainstream consumers turn to the thriving midrange market. Here, manufacturer’s compete for our hard earned dollar with a wide range of solutions, each of which caters to a slightly different slice of end user usage models. When you cannot have it all, compromises must be made. In recent years,... Read more...
Earlier the month, AOC dropped jaws when it announced its latest 24.5- and 27-inch gaming monitors boasting an ultra-low response time of 0.5ms. Now, it's Acer's turn with the unveil of the Predator XN253Q X 24.5-inch gaming monitor. The Predator XN253Q X features a 1920x1080 panel with a high 240Hz refresh rate, but its headlining feature is an incredibly fast response time of just 0.4 seconds. Acer claims that this allows the monitor to achieve "amazingly accurate gameplay even in the fastest action scenes." We've yet to see either AOC's or Acer's latest sub 1ms gaming monitors in action, but we're eager to see how much of a difference this spec really makes in the real world when... Read more...
Acer has unveiled notebooks that are powered by the latest AMD Ryzen Mobile processor with integrated Radeon Vega graphics ahead of Computex 2019. Acer is cramming the second-gen Ryzen mobile processors into the Nitro 5 and Swift 3 notebooks. The Nitro 5 can be optioned with up to a second-gen AMD Ryzen 7 3750H processor with a Radeon RX 560X GPU inside. The machine has a 15.6-inch full HD IPS display with 80% screen-to-body ratio. The Nitro 5 has Gigabit WiFi with 2x2 MU-MIMO technology and plenty of connectivity options. Connectivity includes HDMI 2.0, USB Type-C 3.1 Gen 1 and more. To keep the hardware cool, the Nitro 5 has dual fans and Acer CoolBoost technology that can increase fan... Read more...
NVIDIA this week hopped on Twitter to tease an upcoming mobile GPU launch, saying simply, "They're coming," along with a panned shot of a laptop keyboard. Donning our detective caps, we can reasonably determine NVIDIA is referring to mobile Turing GPUs that lack real-time ray tracing and Deep Learning Super Sampling (DLSS). In other words, mobile GTX parts based on the company's latest GPU architecture. For one, there already exist laptops based on NVIDA's GeForce RTX GPUs, from the likes of Alienware, ASUS, MSI, Razer, and others. That includes Max-Q Design variants, like the Razer Blade 15 with a GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q. So barring a complete surprise from NVIDIA, we are pretty sure what the... Read more...
Acer has rolled out a new line of notebooks, monitors, and desktops that it is aiming at content creators called ConceptD. The entire line consists of premium, high-end devices positioned for those wanting style and performance. The coolest of the products is no doubt the ConceptD 9 notebook. The machine has a form factor that allows the monitor to swivel in the lid of the notebook using a CNC-machined Ezel Aero Hinge. The display is a 17.3-inch Ultra HD (3840 x 2160) unit, and it can flip, extend, or recline for multiple use modes in the fancy hinge. Acer notes that the display is PANTONE Validated and covers 100% of the Adobe RGB color gamut with Delta E <1 color accuracy. The machine includes... Read more...
Acer is ready to take PC gaming to the next level with a brand-new entry into its high-end Helios family of laptops. The company today introduced the Helios 700, which is sure to turn heads due to its trick keyboard. Rather than stay stationary like just about every other laptop on the market, the Helios 700’s HyperDrift keyboard actually slides out towards you. This allows the Precision Touchpad and palm rest to sit at a more ergonomic angle. Acer says that by moving the keyboard closer towards you, the user is able to keep a comfortable distance away from the 17-inch display. The sliding keyboard also has an added benefit of improving airflow for a cooling system that already incorporates... Read more...
NVIDIA has rather quickly fully fleshed out its family of Turing-based graphics cards. The company started off with the high-end, ray tracing-enabled GeForce RTX 2070, RTX 2080 and RTX 2080 Ti in Fall 2018, then hit up the mainstream market with the GeForce RTX 2060 at CES 2019. Over the past few months, the company has expanded at the lower-end of the spectrum with the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti and GTX 1660. Now, NVIDIA is apparently ready to spread some GTX Turing lovin’ to gaming laptops with GeForce GTX 1660 Ti and GeForce GTX 1650 Mobility GPUs. This latest confirmation comes to us via VideoCardz, which managed to capture a slide presentation from Acer that details two upcoming... Read more...
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