Along with the new lineup of Chromebooks, Acer also announced the launch of its new lineup of Predator gaming products, which includes gaming desktops and projectors. The Taiwanese company introduced Predator Orion 7000, Predator GD711 Projector, Predator GM712 Projector and Predator Gaming Desk. The desktops are powered by 12th Gen Intel Core processors and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 GPU. Whereas the projectors are compatible with both consoles and PCs.
Predator Orion 7000 gaming desktops
The Acer Predator Orion 7000 (PO7-640) gaming desktops come equipped with the latest 12th Gen Intel Core processors, up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 series GPUs. The device comes with up to 64 GB DDR5-4000 RAM. The chassis includes 5.5-inch Predator FrostBlade 2.0 front fans and a third 4.7-inch Predator FrostBlade 2.0 rear fan which comes with ARGB colours lighting.
The top case features an opening, making it possible for users to replace a 4.7-inch fan with a 9.45-inch fan. The device comes integrated with PredatorSense software that allows gamers to control the ARBG lighting, fan speed and overclocking. For thermal management, there is AIO liquid CPU cooler and advanced airflow management to effectively cool system components.
For storage there is 2.5-inch USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C hot-swap drive bay, 2x M.2 PCIe 4.0 NVIMe SSDs (up to 1 TB each) and two 3.5-inch SATA3 HDDs (up to 3 TB each).
If you look at connectivity, the Predator Orion 7000 gaming desktops come with Intel Killer 2.5G LAN, WiFi 6E (AX211) and 2×2 MU-MIMO technology. The ports on the desktop include USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A, one USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type C, and two audio jacks. On the back, there are three USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A, one USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 Type-C, two USB 2.0 ports, and three audio jacks.
Predator GD711 and Predator GM712 Gaming Projectors
Predator GD711 is a smart 4K LED gaming projector that is compatible with both console and PC gaming systems. The Acer projector also comes with a built-in app that allows users to access a variety of streaming services. It comes with a wide colour gamut that amounts to 125% of the area ratio of Rec. 709. The device offers 4,000 LED lumens of brightness, high dynamic contrast and HDR10 for high-quality images.
It comes with several modes like 4K (3,840 x 2,160) resolution for enjoying movies and videos in sharp detail, while two game modes—one for bright scenes, another for dark ones—let users pick frame settings optimized for the aesthetics of the game they’re playing. In addition to this Acer, Predator projector has a variable refresh rate mode of [email protected] Hz for consoles or up to a blazing fast [email protected] Hz for PCs.
The Acer Predator GD711 also has a throw ratio of 1.22, which means it supports a wide range of throw sizes. However, the company recommends a 100-inch screen thrown from just 2.70 m (8.85 ft). The device also includes a 10W speaker and remote control that has an antimicrobial coating on its surface and buttons. The connectivity options on the device include two HDMI 2.0 ports for PCs and consoles, audio out for an extra speaker and three USB Type-A ports: One for the projector’s hidden wireless dongle, another for connecting wireless accessories, and another for DC 5V-out that also enables users to update the device’s firmware.
In contrast, the Predator GM712 is a lamp based projector that is available with 4K resolution and 3,600 ANSI lumens of brightness.
Predator Gaming Desk
This is a 55-inch Predator gaming desk (PGD110) however it is being offered in two surfaces one coated in easy-to-clean, stylish carbon fibre or another covered with a custom-designed Predator mouse pad. It also includes a rack for storing gamepads and/or cartridges, a headphone hook, a cup holder, and a tray tucked in the back for AC adapters. There is a headset cradle to save desk space, a cup holder to prevent spills, and a cable management cutout on each side.
Pricing and availability
The Predator Orion 7000 (P07-640) has been launched with a starting price of EUR 2,199 and will be viable in North America in the Q2 of 2022 while in EMEA it will be purchased from Q1 of 2022. In China, the price will start at RMB 20,000.
The Predator GD711 Projector (GD711) will be available in EMEA in December starting at EUR 1,499; and in China in November, starting at 11,999. On the other hand, they will be available in EMEA in January 2022 starting at EUR 1,399; and in China in November, starting at 10,999.
Lastly, the Predator Gaming Desk (PGD110) will be available in EMEA in December starting at EUR 229.
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