A short time ago, during the online stream, Acer released a pile of new hardware, including some toys for gamers. The new additions to the Predator and Orion ranges are ready to raise your gaming to new levels while remaining easy on your eyes. The new gear includes two amazing-looking monitors and a serious gaming desktop.
Monitors: Nitro XZ452CU V and Predator X34 V
The monster of this release is the Nitro XZ452CU V, a 44.5-inch ultrawide 32:9 (5120×1440) screen that runs at 165Hz refresh rate. Capable of mounting on VESA DisplayHDR 400, an Ergostand and sporting BlueLightShield Pro, it’s set up for long sessions of work or play.
From a connectivity perspective, the Nitro XZ452CU V has a three-in-one USB Type-C port that supports display, data transfer and device charging. An RJ45 allows for a fast and stable wired connection, and the USB-B functions as a built-in KVM switch for hassle-free changing between sources.
The Predator X34 is, perhaps a little more efficient when it comes to space use at a mere 34-inch screen size. Crammed into that chassis is an OLED UWQHD (3440×1440) resolution panel that runs at 175Hz refresh rate and a 21:9 aspect ratio.
It also features the same eye-saving technology that the Nitro does, including the BlueLightShield Pro and Eyesafe 2.0 certification.
Both of the above-listed monitors will be available later this year (Q4) for $1,999.00 through retail channels.
Predator Orion X
Pricing and availability for the Predator Orion X is yet to be announced, but boy do the specs and look of the machine excite me.
The machine carries a 13th Gen Intel i9-13900KS processor, liquid-cooled NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 GPU with 24 GB of G6X memory and up to 32GB of system memory. There are plenty of storage options with two M.2 2400 SSD installed and an expansion slot available. Clearly, as a desktop machine, it’s not intended to be a portable solution at 9 kg in weight. It is, however, designed to allow users to customise and upgrade their systems.
That upgradability includes easy access to the video, storage and memory. It’s got all of the connectivity you could realistically want for a desktop machine including Wi-Fi 6e, USB-A and USB-C ports and, of course, Ethernet. Now I know this is on the horizon, maybe I won’t go with a white box – I’ll wait and add a Predator to my gaming arsenal.