Acer at Computex 2017: New Predator gaming PCs and Iconia tablets
Roaring Predators, versatile Iconias
Barely a month after the Next@Acer event in New York, Acer brought the products that were introduced there closer to the Southeast Asian region by showcasing them at Computex 2017 in Taipei, Taiwan.
Spotted at the Acer booth includes the Predator Triton 700, a gaming notebook that complies with NVIDIA’s Max-Q Design, cramming in a GeForce 10-Series mobile GPU within an 18.9mm-thin chassis equipped with a glass touchpad. Powered by a 7th Generation Intel Core i5/i7 processor, the innards of the Triton 700 are cooled with the help of AeroBlade 3D fans and five heatpipes. This cooling mechanism is visible through the glass touchpad made of Corning Gorilla Glass.
Another beast roaming around Acer’s ground is the Predator Helios 300 which is available in configurations consisting of a 15.6-inch or a 17.3-inch FHD IPS display, 7th Generation Intel Core i5 or Core i7, and GeForce GTX 1060 or a GeForce GTX 1050 Ti GPU. It may also come with up to 32GB DDR4 RAM, solid state drive (SSD), and a 1TB hard disk drive (HDD).
On the desktop PC front, Acer showed off the Aspire GX-281 which offers a processing power based on an AMD Ryzen 7 1700X coupled with an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 or an AMD Radeon RX480 graphics card. The Aspire GX-281 can support up to four monitors simultaneously with 4K screen resolution.
Speaking of monitors, Acer’s current plethora of gaming equipment would not be complete without the Predator X27 which features a 4K display panel (3840 x 2160p) with 144Hz refresh rate, a fast 4ms response time, and a 1,000 nit peak brightness. With HDR (High Dynamic Range) Ultra technology, the Predator X27 comes with 384 individually controlled zones that emit light only when and where it is required, resulting in enhanced contrast.
Acer also took Computex as an ideal opportunity to introduce two new 10-inch tablets: the Iconia Tab 10 (A3-A50) and the Iconia One 10 (B3-A40FHD). Leveraging on Quantum Dot technology the Iconia Tab 10 promises to deliver vivid visuals and, exceptional audio with its subwoofer and quad-speaker system packed within its slim body that is thinner than nine millimeters. Meanwhile, the productivity-focused Iconia One 10 is equipped with two micro-USB ports that can accommodate a USB OTG flash drive and a mouse at the same time.
Both the Iconia Tab 10 and the Iconia One 10 run on Android 7.0 Nougat and are powered by a MediaTek processor and offer up to eight hours of battery life. The availability and prices of these tablets as well as the gaming devices will be revealed soon.