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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...
Rivet Networks is adding another "world's first" trophy to its showcase with the launch of the Killer E3000. The company claims that this is the first Ethernet controller capable of delivering 2.5 Gbps data speeds for PCs. The Killer E3000 is primarily aimed at enthusiasts, which is why you will see it installed in monster gaming rigs like the Alienware Area-51m that was announced this week at CES. With that being said, Rivet Networks says that the 2.5 Gbps controller will be available in desktop and laptop systems along with motherboards from top component makers. The Killer E3000 takes advantage of Killer Advanced Stream Detect technology, which will automatically identify and prioritize... Read more...
Acer announced that its upcoming Predator Triton 500 and Predator Triton 900 gaming laptops will come equipped with NVIDIA's GeForce RTX graphics processors. In addition to the high-end hardware, these systems both have special features that help them to stand out from the competition. We got our first look at the Acer Predator Triton 900 last year, which features a unique convertible design. The notebook's 17.3" 4K IPS display uses a specialized CNC-machined Ezel Aero hinge that connects to the center of the display on its left and right sides. The display can be set just like a normal PC, or it can be rotated and set into tablet mode. "We are pushing the envelope on what a gaming notebook can... Read more...
In an attempt to get the jump on the competition, Acer today announced two new lightweight consumer oriented laptops. The more interesting of these two systems is Acer's new Chromebook 315, which the company said is the first to feature an A-Series AMD processor with Radeon graphics. Acer's Chromebook 315 will be available with either an AMD A4-9120C or a more powerful AMD A6-9220C. These new CPUs are both based on AMD's 8th generation Excavator microarchitecture. These processors are largely similar to their A4-9120 and A6-9220 counterparts, but feature a TDP of 6 watts instead of 15 watts along with tweaked CPU and GPU speeds. The Chromebook 315 will ship with either a 1366x768 or 1080p 15.6"... Read more...
When Acer debuted its Predator Helios 300 laptop line a little over a year ago, it quickly garnered praise for delivering an unexpected level of gaming performance for the price. At the time, the Predator Helios 300 came equipped with an assortment of hardware that could typically be found only on more expensive laptops. As such, we've had multiple requests to get our hands on one of the newer models and give it a full review. Well, for those who asked (and those who didn't), that's exactly what we're doing here. This past summer, Acer refreshed its Predator Helios 300 with an upgraded display supporting a 144Hz refresh rate, Intel 8th generation Core processor options, and faster storage. It... Read more...
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