Acer gamers get ready to upgrade because Acer Malaysia has brought in the newly refreshed Predator prebuilt desktops and laptops so you can buy and enjoy them straight away. Let’s see what’s being announced.
First, we have the gaming laptops Predator Helios 16 and Helios 18 where two different sizes of 16-inch and 18-inch for different use cases and preferences. Regardless of sizes, they are of WQXGA resolution with top selections capping at 240Hz refresh rate, 100% DCI-P3 color gamut and yes they are 16:10 panels.
Under the hood is the 13th Gen Intel Core i9 CPU with up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU to go with max 32GB DDR5 RAM and 2TB PCIe 4.0 SSD in RAID 0 to make sure everything loads fast and plays out buttery smooth.
They also rock the 5th generation AeroBlade 3D metal fans together with vector heat pipes to chill out all the heat produced by the power-hungry chips.
For the desktop guys, the Orion 3000 aims for the mid balance between high-performance parts and affordability through the selection of 13th Gen Intel Core i7 CPU + up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 GPU to match 16GB of DDR5 RAM and 1TB PCIe SSD. Pulling airflow into the case is a set of three Predator FrostBlade 2.0 fans.
The Nitro family also gets the refreshed Nitro 50 with a similar 13th Gen Intel Core i7 CPU but an even lower NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650. RAM is only 8GB and DDR4 at that with only 512GB of PCIe storage. But it has a wireless charge pad so you can charge your phone while gaming.
Price and Availability
Here are the varied prices for the new Acer Predator Helios gaming laptops and Orion 3000 plus Nitro 50 gaming desktops. All of them are slated for a May release window.
- Helios 16 @ RM8,999 – RM11,999
- Helios 18 @ RM9,999 – RM12,999
- Preorder to get freebies of Nitro XV272 monitor, Predator Urban Gaming Backpack, Predator R6 Chibi Figurine, 3-year on-site warranty with accidental damage and theft coverage
- Orion 3000 @ RM5,999 – RM7,999
- Nitro 50 @ RM3,799 – RM5,099