Acer has shown four new laptop products at CES 2019 – a massive 17” Predator 900 notebook (for want of another word), 15” Predator 500, the 14″ Swift 7 uber-light and a Chromebook 315 for everyone.
To call the Predator Triton 900 a notebook, may be a misnomer.
A CNC-machined Ezel Aero Hinge flips, extends, or reclines
the 17-inch display. Users can switch between four usage modes: Display, Ezel,
notebook, and stand mode. The Triton series 900’s trackpad is placed beside the
keyboard to give users natural hand placement for gaming using both the
keyboard and trackpad. Thin – it’s 23.75mm
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 GPU
4K IPS display with NVIDIA G-SYNC
Intel Core i7 processor
NVMe PCIe RAID 0 SSDs
Up to 32GB DDR4 memory
Xbox wireless receiver – play PC games on
Windows 10 with an Xbox controller
Audio by Waves Maxx with Waves Nx head tracking
for a hyper-realistic 3D audio experience.
A 15.6-inch FHD gaming notebook slimmed down to 17.9mm and
weighing 2.1 kg.
A durable, all-metal chassis
Narrow bezels measuring just 6.3mm for an 81% S-T-B-R
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 GPUs with Max-Q design –
overclockable and VR-Ready
up to 8th Gen Intel Core i7 processors
NVMe PCIe RAID 0 SSDs
up to 32GB DDR4 memory
app gives control of the Predator from a smartphone. The app can control
settings for overclocking, fan speeds, lighting, and audio modes. Users
can show active lighting profiles preset
on the PC, or switch lighting profiles remotely. Additionally, users can view
and set customised macro key sets for physical hotkeys.
The Triton 900 also comes with support for Predator RGB
Assault, an app for League of Legends gamers, which shows pre-defined keyboard
lighting effects while champions cast their abilities. Users can customise
lighting effects for each of the abilities
of their champion.
Swift 7 (2019)
Extraordinary ultra-thin, ultra-light, ultra-compact 14” FHD
touchscreen laptop. At less than 1kg, only 9.95mm thick and with its almost borderless
92% S-T-B-R display – perfect for travellers. When you think about it the magnesium-lithium chassis – it is not much
thicker than a smartphone!
It will have 8th generation Core i78500Y fanless CPU, 8/256GB,
Thunderbolt 3, Wi-Fi and LTE option, and will start around $2,500. We are
looking forward to getting our hands on this!
AMD A4-9120C APU, 15” screen and 10-hour battery life is the
ideal replacement for a desktop as it offers superior speed for web browsing,
office applications and web gaming.
Chromebook uses Google’s Chrome OS. It is
gaining popularity in education by Google say its really for everyone!
GadgetGuy’s take: Acer goes from grunt to uber-light
Acer (Australian web site here) seems to have
gained a second wind and is really ramping
up its consumer, business and gaming ranges.
GadgetGuy wrote about Acer’s longevity and renewed vigour saying, “ We will be paying a little more attention to Acer this year – our last reviews were in 2016! It is good, honest, well-priced gear with a lot more skin in the game – it assembles (finishes) locally.”