When you think of major gaming PCs, you generally think of Alienware
Falcon Northwest. But Acer has been making a new for themselves with
their Predator line of gaming PCs. These are huge, towering machines
that have rather wild designs that are impossible to mistake. They also
have impressive internals to go with 'em, and the company's new Aspire
Predator AG5900-U3092 might be the slickest yet.
It's equipped with a Core i7 CPU, up to 1.5TB of hard drive space, 8GB
of DDR3 SDRAM, ATI Radeon HD 5850 graphics
with 1GB of discrete video memory, ATI
Eyefinity Technology and
support for Microsoft DirectX 11. It also has a combo/DVD
super-multi optical drive, 12 total
USB 2.0 ports, an HDMI port, three audio
jacks, an Ethernet port, display port and two DVI ports. There's
also plenty of room for expansion, be in new hard drives or PCIe cards.
The more mainstream AG7750 cranks down the internals somewhat, but it's
still fairly powerful compared to the competition. It uses a GeForce
GTX470, 7.1 audio, Core i7-930 CPU and a total of four SATA HDD slots.
The Acer Aspire
Predator AG5900-U3092 has a MSRP of $1,349.99 and the Acer Aspire
AG7750-U3222 has a MSRP of $1,999.99, making them both somewhat
affordable given the high-end nature.
FIRES UP A WIDER RANGE OF GAMERS WITH EXPANSION OF ASPIRE PREDATOR
Gaming arsenal now includes slick mainstream model in addition to
SAN JOSE, Calif., Sept. 28, 2010 – To suit a new tier of combatants,
Acer, the world's second largest vendor in the PC market,(1) rounded out
its Acer Aspire "Predator" gaming desktop PC line-up with a new
mainstream model. Now gamers can choose from the high-end Aspire
Predator AG7750-U3222, a monster machine built to thrill hard core
enthusiasts or the Aspire Predator AG5900-U3092, engineered to excite
mainstream gamers with its powerful, yet affordable configuration.
Both models are strong in style and specs, which include Intel® Core™ i7
quad-core processors and 1.5TB(2) hard drives. They're also highly
scalable, allowing the integration of many advanced components and
gaming peripherals for battle.
"We're now offering two killer Predator models with the goal of
satisfying a wider range of gamers," said Steve Smith, senior business
manager of consumer desktops for Acer America. "Not everyone needs the
most extreme gaming rig, so we designed the AG5900, a more mainstream
alternative to our premium AG7750. The AG5900 boasts excellent core
features, such as a high- speed processor, excellent graphics and tons
of memory to hobble the competition at an affordable price."
Aspire Predator AG5900: A Sharp Shooter – Mainstream Price/Performance
The newest model in the Predator line, the Predator AG5900-U3092 sports a
clean and sophisticated exterior that shrouds a powerful set of
features. A modern black chassis features dramatic orange accents and an
eye-catching vent design. For easy access, the power button, four USB
ports as well as headphone and microphone jacks are conveniently angled
on the top of the system along with a storage tray for storing and
charging smart phones, digital cameras and other devices. Handy cable
management is provided via intuitive grooves in the storage tray that
allow different sizes of cable to snap in between, which prevents
tangling and having to fumble around to find loose cables. It also has
four hard drive bays, two of which are easy-swap, enabling extra hard
drives to be inserted without opening the box. Users just push on the
protective door and the hard drive slides out on a tray.
The AG5900 is ready for battle with 8GB DDR3 SDRAM and an Intel® Core™
i7 870 processor with Intel® Turbo Boost Technology, which heightens
performance and increases energy efficiency by allowing near-zero power
consumption for inactive cores. A huge 1.5TB(2) SATA hard drive can
store a gigantic library of the most graphic intensive games and
multimedia available. ATI Radeon™ HD 5850 graphics with 1GB of dedicated
memory, ATI Eyefinity Technology and full support for Microsoft
DirectX® 11 delivers rich, realistic visuals for explosive HD gaming.
Also, dynamic high-def 5.1-channel audio infuses games with
This system is outfitted with a multi-in-one card reader and a combo/DVD
super-multi optical drive for enjoying the most cutting-edge HD games.
For those wanting to invest in future upgrades, the AG5900 is easily
expandable with an available 5.25-inch optical drive bay, three open
3.5-inch HDD bays as well as two open PCI Express x1 slots and a
standard PCI. There is a host of connectivity options including 12 total
USB 2.0 ports (four on top, eight in back), an HDMI port, three audio
jacks, an Ethernet port, display port and two DVI ports. To simplify
transport, the system comes with a handle.
Aspire Predator AG7750: Tricked Out From the Top Down
The Predator AG7750-U3222, Acer's premium gaming system is cutting edge
from the inside out, featuring a bold design and advanced performance
features. Boasting a NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX470 with NVIDIA® SLI™
technology, this dynamic system can scale performance by combining
multiple NVIDIA graphics solutions in a 3-way SLI-certified motherboard,
which can run up to three GPUs simultaneously for the ultimate in
realistic visuals. NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX470 also enables the system for
3D gaming. Users can add an Acer GD245HQ/GD235HZ 3D monitor for a fully
immersive experience with NVIDIA® 3D Vision™ wireless glasses and
advanced software, which transforms hundreds of PC games into
stereoscopic 3D. Combine these benefits with high-definition 7.1-channel
audio with EAX (Environmental Audio Extensions) 5.0 for immersive
surround sound and it's gaming nirvana.
A force to be reckoned with, the Predator AG7750 is packed with an
Intel® Core™ i7 930 quad-core processor with Intel® Turbo Boost
Technology and 12GB SDRAM. The two-part liquid cooling system keeps the
system cool even during intense gaming sessions.
Three additional easy-swap hard disk drive (HDD) cages allow up to a
total of four Serial ATA 3 G/bs high-capacity hard disks to be added
with up to a 2TB(2) capacity per single drive for a total storage
capacity of up to 8GB(2). Users can save games, movies, music and more
on the local disks, which can be easily swapped or removed for
The dramatic orange and black desktop boasts a mechanized front cover
that can be raised up and over the front of the chassis to provide
convenient access to a multi-card reader, USB and audio ports.
The Predator AG7750 has an optical drive and is easily expandable with
an available 5.25-inch optical drive bay and a variety of open PCI
Express slots, including two PCI Express x16, two PCI Express x1, one
PCI Express x8 and a standard PCI. The AG7750 also offers a host of
connectivity options including 11 USB 2.0 ports (five in front, six in
back), IEEE 1394, two eSATA ports, two Ethernet ports, two DVI-D ports
(up to six with three graphics cards), five audio jacks and various
Pricing, Availability and Warranty
The new Acer Aspire Predator models are available now at leading
technology and electronic retailers and come with a one year parts and
labor limited warranty and toll-free technical support. The Acer Aspire
Predator AG5900-U3092 has a MSRP of $1,349.99 and the Acer Aspire
AG7750-U3222 a MSRP of $1,999.99.