8th generation Core i7 processors and Intel Z370 chipset
2-way NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti GPUs in SLI.
Up to 32GB Intel Optane Memory
Supports 4K gameplay
IceTunnel 2.0 airflow management design segments the system into different thermal zones and provides each sector with its own airflow tunnel to expel heat.
Acer Predator gadgets and accessories
Cestus 510: a customisable high-performance gaming mouse with a precise optical sensor that supports up to 16,000 DPI
Gaming Chair: includes detachable cushions, superior ergonomics, and lumbar spine support to give players an edge on marathon gaming sessions
Hard Case: protects the most valuable assets with a hard-as-rock outer shell and customisable foam inserts that fit exactly around your computer
Aethon 500 extra-durable mechanical keyboard with a lifespan of 70 million strokes per key, customisable with 16.8 million colours
Mousepad series available in plastic or fabric finishes with dramatic cinematic landscapes to keep the player in the game
Acer Predator Helios 500 Notebook
8th Gen Intel Core i9+ processors
Overclockable NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 graphics
Up to 64GB Intel Optane Memory
Killer DoubleShot Pro networking
4K UHD or FHD IPS 17.3-inch, 144 Hz panels with NVIDIA G-SYNC
Dual Thunderbolt 3 ports, and display and HDMI 2.0 ports support up to three external monitors. Two speakers, a subwoofer, and Acer TrueHarmony, Waves MAXXAudio and hyper-realistic 3D audio using Waves Nx
Two of Acer’s proprietary AeroBlade™ 3D metal fans, and five heat pipes
Blue lighting and trim accents that pop on its obsidian-black chassis
Backlit RGB keyboard, four lighting zones, 16.8 million colour. Anti-ghosting technology for executing complex commands and combos, via five dedicated programmable keys.
Acer’s PredatorSense app controls and monitors the notebook’s vitals from one central interface, including overclocking, lighting, hotkeys, temperature, and fan control.
Acer Predator Helios 300 Special Edition
8th Gen Intel Core i7+ processor
16 GB of DDR4 memory, and is upgradable to 32GB Intel Optane
Overclockable GeForce GTX 1060 graphics
Gigabit Lan AND 2×2 Wi-Fi AC, dual-band
6-inch FHD IPS display, 144Hz refresh rate
Other announcements. We are not sure if these will come here.
Acer 15.6-inch Swift 5 Notebook
Choice of 8th generation Intel Core mobile processors
FHD IPS screen with 87.6% screen to body ratio (very narrow bezels)
Up to 16GB RAM and 1TB SSD
one USB 3.1 Type-C Gen 2 port (10 Gbit/s inc power delivery and external display)
two USB 3.1 Type-A ports (one with power-off charging)
Intel Wireless-AC 9560, 2×2 and Bluetooth
LED-backlit keyboard and fingerprint reader
Under 1Kg using ultra-light magnesium-lithium alloys
Acer Chromebook Spin 13 (360° hinge) and Chrome 13 (clamshell)
8th Gen Intel Core processors (i5-8250U or i3-8130U and other choices)
New 13.5” FHD+, 2256×1504, 3:2 ratio, touch screens (like Microsoft Surface)
Up to 16GB and 128GB eMMC
Dual USB 3.1 Type-C Gen 1 (5Gb/s)
USB-A 3.0 port
MicroSD card reader
Wacom EMR stylus
GadgetGuys’ take – Acer should be on your shopping list
Acer (Australian website here) typifies the Taiwanese work ethic of taking on the world and winning. From its beginnings, in 1976 it has evolved to become one of the top five global PC makers (top three in Australia).
In a former life as a major shareholder in Techmart (Queensland computer superstore), we sold Acer desktops, laptops, monitors and more. It was among the most trouble-free products and had great after sales service. I like Acer because it has committed to Australia with a large assembly and service facility in Sydney. It’s not just an importer but adds value here.
It lost direction until its founder Stan Shih, took it back over in 2013 and since then he and Jason Chen (president and CEO) have charted a steady course back to the top. Its strength is currently in Government and Education, but it is re-emerging in the consumer field via major retailers like JB Hi-Fi, Good Guys, Bing Lee, Officeworks and many dedicated computer stores.