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 of use.
The Swift X has a starting price of $899.99 (~RM3,723) and will be available in North America in June, in EMEA in the summer, and China in Q3 2021.
TravelMate P6 and Spin P6
The 0.6 inches thick TravelMate P6 series offers a 14-inch 16:10 FHD+ IPS display with built-in Acer PrivacyPanel, while audio features include dual speakers, a four-mic array, and a built-in smart amplifier. The TravelMate Spin P6 is 1kg while the TravelMate P6 is 1.1kg. Both use a magnesium-aluminum alloy chassis and have 11th gen i7 vPro processors, up to 32 GB DDR4x memory, and a 1 TB PCIe Gen3 x4 NVMe SSD.
Other boasted features include the MIL-STD-810H standard, up to 20 hours of battery life, fast charging that refills up to 80% of the battery in one hour, Thunderbolt 4, and security features that include an IR webcam and a Trusted Platform Module 2.0 chip.
The Acer TravelMate P6 has a starting price of $1,299.99 (~RM5,377) and will be in North America in December, in EMEA in September, and in China in August. The Acer TravelMate Spin P6 has a starting price of $1,399 (~RM5,787) and will be available in North America in December, in EMEA in October, and in China in August.
ConceptD 5 and ConceptD 5 Pro
The all-metal ConceptD 5 notebook features 11th gen Intel H-series processors and up to an RTX 3060, while the ConceptD 5 Pro offers a choice between an RTX A5000 and an RTX A3000. They offer up to 64GB of DDR4 3200 Hz memory and 2 TB of PCIe Gen 4 M.2 SSDs in RAID 0. Other features include Acer’s Vortex Flow for cooling, a 16-inch 3K display, Thunderbolt 4, and a silent keyboard and touchpad.
The ConceptD 5 has a starting price of $1,999.99 (~RM8,266) and will be available in North America in August and in EMEA in July.
ConceptD 7 Ezel
The ConceptD 7 Ezel convertible notebook has an 11th Gen i7-11800H processor and up to an RTX 3080. Meanwhile the Pro version has up to an Intel Xeon W-11955M processor and either an RTX A5000 or A3000 GPU. They can have up to 32 GB of DDR4 memory and up to 2 TB PCIe SSD storage. Other features include a 15.6-inch 4K display, Thunderbolt 4, Ezel Hinge, and a Wacom EMR pen.
The ConceptD 7 Ezel has a starting price of $2,499 (~RM10,328) and will be available in North America, in EMEA in October, and in China in October.
ConceptD 3 Ezel and ConceptD 3
The 14-inch ConceptD 3 series has up to an 11th gen Intel H-series processor, an RTX 3050 Ti, and PCIe Gen 4 SSD storage, while the Pro versions of both the ConceptD 3 and ConceptD 3 Ezel have up to an i7 processor. As their name suggests, the ConceptD 3 Ezel and ConceptD 3 Ezel Pro convertibles make use of the Ezel Hinge and offer a touchscreen display and AES pen as well. All of the ConceptD 3 notebooks have FHD displays and Thunderbolt 4.
The ConceptD 3 has a starting price of €1,299 (~RM6,549) and will be available in EMEA in September. Meanwhile, the ConceptD 3 Ezel will have a starting price of $1,599.99 (~RM6,613) and will be available in North America in December, in EMEA in September, and in China in September.
Acer Chromebook 317
The first 17.3-inch Chromebook, the Acer Chromebook 317 offers a FHD display with anti-glare coating as well as an integrated numeric keypad, two full-sized upward-facing speaker on the sides of the keyboard, and up to 10 hours of battery life.
It has a starting price of $379.99 (~RM1,570) and will be available in North America in June and in EMEA in June.
Acer Chromebook Spin 713 and Acer Chromebook Enterprise Spin 713
Described as the first Intel Evo platform-verified Chromebooks, the Acer Chromebook Spin 713 and Acer Chromebook Enterprise Spin 713 have 11th gen i7 processors and USB Type-C ports with Thunderbolt 4 support. They have a 13.5-inch VertiView display, DTS Audio, and a convertible design. Other features include a weight of 1.37kg, a thickness of 16.9mm, and 10 hours of battery usage. A 30-minute charge is said to provide up to four hours of usage.
The Acer Chromebook Spin 713 will have a starting price of $699.99 (~RM2,893) and will be available in North America in June and in EMEA in June.
Acer Chromebook 514
A 14-inch Chromebook with an 11th Gen Intel Core processor that boasts up to 10 hours of battery life. Other features include Thunderbolt 4, a metal top cover, MIL-STD-810H durability, and an optional embedded fingerprint reader.
The Acer Chromebook 514 has a starting price of $599.99 (RM2,479) and will be available in North America in October and in EMEA in August.
Acer Chromebook 314
Another 14-inch Chromebook, but boasting up to 15 hours of battery life. Has a FHD IPS display, a weight of 1.5kg, a touchscreen option, and a MediaTek MT8183 processor.
The Acer Chromebook 314 will have a starting price of (~RM1116) and will be available in North America in July and in EMEA in August.