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CES 2023: Acer Predator Helios 16, Predator Helios 18 and new Predator monitors announced

They include Nvidia GeForce RTX 4000 series dedicated graphics cards and the most recent 13th Gen Intel Core mobile processors.

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Acer unveiled a pair of Predator gaming monitors as well as two potent Predator Helios gaming laptops. New Predator Helios gaming laptops with 16-inch and 18-inch displays have been released by Acer. Both displays have OLED technology with quick 240 Hz refresh rates in addition to the Predator X27U. They include Nvidia GeForce RTX 4000 series dedicated graphics cards and the most recent 13th Gen Intel Core mobile processors.

Predator Helios 16, Predator Helios 18 Laptops

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Acer’s most potent gaming laptop series now includes the brand-new Predator Helios 16 (PH16-71) and Predator Helios 18 (PH18-71). They both offer variants with 13th Gen Intel Core i9 or i7 HX CPUs coupled with up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU (MGP up to 165W) and a slew of essential top-of-the-line gaming capabilities. They both sport completely new designs and enhanced thermals.

The NVIDIA Ada Lovelace architecture, which offers a quantum leap in speed and AI-powered visuals, is used in the new NVIDIA GeForce RTX 40 Series GPUs. Users can take advantage of Reflex’s reduced system latency, lifelike virtual worlds, enhanced performance through ray tracing, and high-quality frames from DLSS 3. Lastly, they are astounding mobile powerhouses that are perfect for playing the most difficult AAA games thanks to their up to 32 GB DDR5-4800 MHz RAM and up to 2 TB PCIe Gen4 NVMe SSD in RAID 0 configuration.

Predator Helios 16, Predator Helios 18 Laptops
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Powered by AUO AmLED technology, the Predator Helios 16 features a 16-inch (16:10) WQXGA (2560 x 1600) display at 165 Hz or 240 Hz or a Mini LED[] panel at 250 Hz. This display offers over 1000 nits of peak brightness, a 1,000,000:1 high contrast ratio, and 100% coverage of the DCI-P3 colour gamut for rich, vibrant colours.

The Predator Helios 18 features a stunning 18-inch (16:10) display with the following options: WUXGA (1920×1200) at 165 Hz, WQXGA (2560×1600) at 165 Hz or 240 Hz, or AUO’s superfast 250 Hz Mini LED display that boasts a three times higher ambient contrast ratio than traditional displays and supports 1000 local dimming zones to give users complete freedom of use even in low lighting conditions. Images smoothly transition across the screens with less ghosting or tearing because of the increased quality and quick refresh rates.

The new Predator laptops have improved thermal solutions with two custom-engineered 5th Gen AeroBlade 3D metal fans and vector heat pipes in the shape of rectangles for improved heat transfer to keep the powerful new components cool. Its superior thermal performance is capped off by the cooling effects of liquid metal thermal grease.

A mini-LED backlit keyboard with 1.8 mm key travel and anti-ghosting N-key rollover completes the new design. The per-key RGB backlit keyboard has been updated to display bright uniform colour (with less halo) and smooth dynamic lighting effects, utilising a newly built backlight module to efficiently dissipate heat.

The Intel Killer E2600 Ethernet Controller and Intel Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX1675 frequency band compatibility for Predator laptops ensure that players are always connected for quick, fluid gameplay. The USB 3.2 Gen2 ports on the gaming laptops offer a wide variety of peripherals, including an HDMI 2.1 port, two USB Type-C Thunderbolt 4 connections that support power delivery, and a Micro SD card reader. Additionally, one month of Xbox Game Pass or PC Game Pass, which grants access to hundreds of top-notch PC games, is included with the Predator Helios 16 and Predator Helios 18 laptops.

Predator X45 and X27U Gaming Monitors

The Predator X45 and Predator X27U, two of Acer’s newest Predator-branded gaming monitors, with OLED screens and blazingly fast performance that will appeal to even the most ardent gamers. The Predator X45 is a 45-inch UWQHD (3440×1440) curved 800R monitor with an ultra-wide, narrow frame that widens the field of vision and increases gaming immersion. For amazingly realistic photos, it also supports 98.5 percent of the DCI-P3 colour gamut. It supports both PCs and consoles, has two HDMI 2.0 ports and two DisplayPort 1.4 connections, and is TÜV Rheinland EyeSafe certified. Excellent contrast for more detailed visuals is produced by the OLED screen of the Predator X45 with HDR10 and a peak brightness of 1000 nits, and the device’s UGR-22 rating enables glare-free gaming in bright environments.

Predator X45 and X27U Gaming Monitors
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The flat 27-inch WQHD (2560×1440) screen on the Predator X27U has 98.5% DCI-P3 coverage, making it the perfect display for professionals who play video games on a regular basis and need a computer they can depend on. The TÜV Rheinland EyeSafe-certified display also makes use of HDR10 capabilities and a peak brightness of 1000 nits to produce stunning and lifelike graphics.

Predator X45 and X27U Gaming Monitors
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The Predator X45 and Predator X27U’s have 240 Hz refresh rates, 0.01 ms pixel response times, and AMD FreeSync Premium technology. Additionally, they offer a KVM switch that makes switching between desktops and laptops simple and doesn’t require changing the keyboard and mouse. A USB hub with USB Type-C is a practical place to keep gadgets and other peripherals as well.

Pricing and Availability

Predator Helios 16 (PH16-71) will be sold starting at USD 1,649.99 in North America in March, EUR 2,399 in EMEA in February, and RMB 17,999 in China in February.

Predator Helios 18 (PH18-71) will be sold starting at USD 1,699 in North America in April, EUR 2,499 in EMEA in March, and RMB 20,999 in China in February.

In Q2 of North America, the Predator X45 will start at USD 1,699; in Q2 of EMEA, it will cost EUR 1,799; and in Q1 of China, it will cost RMB 12,999.

In Q2, the Predator X27U will be offered in North America, EMEA, and China, with prices beginning at USD 1,099, RMB 7,999, and EUR 1,099, respectively.

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Komila Singh
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Komila is one of the most spirited tech writers at Gadget Bridge. Always up for a new challenge, she is an expert at dissecting technology and getting to its core. She loves to tinker with new mobile phones, tablets and headphones.

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