Acer launches gaming desktops: Nitro 50, Orion 3000 and Orion 5000 series

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Taiwanese electronics maker Acer launched a slew of devices at its [email protected] global conference yesterday. Among these were its gaming desktops, Nitro 50, Orion 3000 and Orion 5000 series.

Acer introduced its Nitro 50 series of gaming desktops along with Nitro VG0 and RG0 gaming monitors at the event that was held in New York yesterday. Speaking of Acer’s Nitro 50 series, the desktops are powered by up to 8th-generation Intel Core i7 processors coupled with Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 1070 graphics cards. They come with up to 3TB HDD and 512GB SSD.

What’s exciting about them is the fact that they can simultaneously support 4 displays at once and offers 4K resolution visuals. They also support Qi-enabled charging and come with a dedicated handy wireless charging deck for it.  They come with armour inspired housing and sport front facing LED lighting that emit red glow. Acer’s Nitro 50 Series also supports Realtek Dragon LAN which optimizes network speed.

The Acer Nitro 50 Series gaming desktops bear a starting price tag of $799 and will be available in US and China starting July. However, it will be available in EMEA in May itself.

Speaking of Acer Nitro VG0 Series, it comes with 27 inch, 23.8 inch and 21.5-inch display panels with three options in terms of resolution — 4K ultra-HD, WQHD, or Full-HD. On the other hand, Acer Nitro RG0 Series comes in 27-inch and 23.8-inch models and the company is touting it for its 0.27-inch thin profile.

Acer Nitro monitor’s frames come with AMD Radeon FreeSync which lets them sync with the graphics card’s frames. They also have the Integrated Visual Response Boost and Integrated 6-axis colour adjustment features. While the former decreases blur in fast moving images, the latter lets users make adjustments to colour, hue, and saturation levels.

Acer’s Nitro RG0 series’ displays come with 1920×1080 at 75Hz resolution and IPS panels that can provide view of up to 178 degrees horizontally and vertically. The monitors meet 72 percent of NTDC standard and can tilt from -5 to 20 degrees. They can deliver 250 cd/m2 brightness and come with a VESA mount which enables them to be hung in the wall.

Acer’s Nitro VG0 gaming monitors bear a price tag of $129.99 and will be available in US starting June. However, it will be available in EMEA and China starting May. Acer Nitro RG0 gaming monitors are priced at $169.99 and will be available in US starting July and EMEA starting May.

Speaking of Acer’s Predator Orion 5000 series, the gaming desktops feature up to 8th Gen Intel Core i7+ 8700K processors. The processors are further coupled with the latest Intel Z370 SoC, up to 2-way Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti GPUs and up to 32GB of memory. They come with IceTunnel 2.0 airflow management design and a front mesh panel with dust filters. They also have additional features for gaming like cradles for audio headsets, and a carry-handle for to make them portable.

Acer’s Predator Orion 5000 gaming desktops are priced at $1,499 and will be available in US starting July. They will however, be available in EMEA and China in June.

Devices from Acer Predator Orion 3000 Series are powered by up to 8th-generation Intel Core i7+ processors coupled with GeForce GTX 1080 graphics cards from Nvidia. While a lot of specifications are similar to Orion 5000, Orion 3000 series support VR and 4K gameplay.

The Predator Orion 3000 gaming desktops cost $999 and will be available in US starting October. In EMEA and Chine, it will be available starting July.

Last, but not the least, the company has also launched gaming accessories including Predator Cestus 510 gaming mouse, Predator Gaming Chair, Predator Hard Case, Predator Aethos 500 mechanical keyboard, and a Predator Mousepad.

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