Acer Announces New Predator Devices, Chromebooks, SwiftX, and More

Acer has announced a host of new laptops and desktops, including new Predator products and Chromebooks. Below is a quick rundown of the devices and their features:

Predator Triton 500 SE

A 19.9mm thick 16-inch laptop that comes with up to an 11th gen i9 processor, an RTX 3080, and up to 64GB of 3200 MHz DDR4 memory. Boasts up to 12 hours of battery life, 4TB of PCIe Gen 4 storage, Thunderbolt 4, and three panel options: a 165 Hz WQXGA LCD display, a 165 Hz WQXGA Mini LED panel, and a 240 Hz WQXGA IPS PolarBlack panel. For cooling, the laptop uses Acer’s Vortex Flow design.

The Predator Triton 500 SE will start from $1,749.99 (~RM7,239). It will launch in North America and China in June and in EMEA in July.

Predator Helios 500

A 17.3-inch laptop with a 4K Mini LED 120 Hz display with AUO AmLED. Alternatively, it can equip an AUO FHD 360Hz display. Has up to an 11th gen i9, an RTX 3080, 64GB of DDR4 3200 MHz memory, two PCIe NVMe SSDs in Raid 0, and a SATA HDD.

For cooling, the Predator Helios 500 has Acer PowerGem and Vortex Flow. Other features include PredatorSense, Racing keys and MagForce keys, DTS:X Ultra audio, Thunderbolt 4, and 3D simulated surround sound. There is also an Intel Killer DoubleShot Pro 5G option.

The Predator Helios 500 will start from $2,499.99 (~RM10,342). It will be available in North America in August, in EMEA in June, and in China in August.

Predator Connect X5 5G CPE

Described as the “first Intel Killer-compatible 5G CPE in the world”, the Predator Connect X5 5G CPE offers 4.7 Gbps 5G connectivity and allows up to 256 devices to connect to it via Wi-Fi 6. It has a dedicated onboard GAME port. It has a quad-core 2 GHz ARM Cortex processor with 1 GB DDR4 and 1 GB Flash memory, and has Intel Killer Intelligence Center, Intel Killer Prioritization engine, Predator Connection Manager, and Integrated Trend Micro Home Network Security.

Predator Connect D5 5G Dongle

Described as being designed “for mobile PC gamers”, the device connects via a USB 3.1 Type-C port and has onboard active cooling. It can be used with Intel Killer DoubleShot Pro 5G for dual connectivity and Predator Connection Manager.

Predator Cestus Gaming Mouse 335

The Predator Cestus 335 offers a PixArt 3370 sensor, 2,000 Hz polling rate, and five color-coded DPI levels that cap at 19,000 DPI. It also has a hyper-fast scroll button and 10 programmable buttons that can be configured into five profiles.

Predator Orion 3000

The Predator Orion 3000 comes with an 11th Gen i7, an RTX 3070, up to 64GB of 3200 Hz DDR4 memory, up to 2TB of PCIe NVMe SSD storage, and up to 6TB of HDD storage. It uses a 92x92 mm custom-engineered FrostBlade fan for cooling and has an optional EMI-compliant tempered glass side panel.

The desktop will have a starting price of $1,199 (~RM4,960) and will be available in North America in July and EMEA in October.

Acer Nitro 50

The Acer Nitro 50 offers an AMD variant with up to a Ryzen 9 5900 Series processor and an Intel variant with up to an Intel i7 processor. The desktop comes with an RTX 3060 Ti, 64GB of dual-channel 3200 MHz DDR4 memory, up to 3TB x2 3.5” SATA3 HDD slots, and M.2 2280 PCIe NVMe SSD slots.

Other features include a black metal casing, DTS:X Immersive Audio, FrostBlade Cooling, “burning red LEDs”, and NitroSense. There is a built-in wireless charging pad option as well.

The Acer Nitro 50 will start from $949 (~RM3,926) and will be available in North America in July, EMEA in October, and China in June.

Acer Swift X

The 17.9mm thick 14-inch Swift X comes with up to a Ryzen 7 5800U processor, an RTX 3050 Ti, 16GB of RAM, and up to 2TB of SSD storage. Other features include an FHD IPS display, a fingerprint sensor, AI-enhanced noise suppression, and Acer BlueLightShield. For cooling, the laptop uses a fan with 59 0.3mm blades and a pair of D6 copper heat pipes, as well as an air inlet keyboard design and a stereo ring with an inclined plane. It has a 59W battery that is said to provide up to 17 hours