High refresh rate monitors are getting popular nowadays, especially among competitive gamers who would seek any advantage they can get. Acer Malaysia has now made available the Predator XB2 monitor, made specifically in mind for high refresh rates. Not 120, not 144, but a whopping 240Hz.
The XB2 monitor also boast 1ms response time, which helps reduce input lag, and utilises NVIDIA G-Sync. It comes in two variants, 24.5-inch Predator XB252Q and 27-inch Predator XB272 that both outputs at 1080p. The monitor also sports a neat design, small bezels on the screen with an ergonomic stand that has enough swivel and tilting to accommodate various setups.
To achieve the fast [...]
When it comes to gaming laptops the size of ultrabooks, the prime example would be the Razer Blade. It’s thin and compact while still packing the heat required for the latest AAA games (at a premium price). Now Acer is rising up to the challenge by introducing the Acer Predator Triton 700.
It’s only 18.9mm thick, packs a 7th-gen Kaby Lake Intel i7-7700HQ (or an i5-7300HQ) CPU, an NVIDIA GTX10 series graphics card, 6 GB of DDR4 RAM and a pair of 512GB SSD storage. Not only is it thin, the layout is a bit different with the keyboards located down the bottom edge to make room for a huge Gorilla Glass window into the heatsinks that doubles as a touchpad. Yes, the [...]
Acer is not holding any punches with their gaming hardware, and the Predator 21 X is exactly what that means. It is showcased at CES 2017 with more details to share. The first laptop with a curved display. Which includes two GeForce 1080 GTXs, new Kaby Lake Intel i7-7820HK, 64GB RAM, up to four 512GB of SDD storage and a 1TB HDD. It even has a mechanical keyboard with Cherry MX Brown switches. What else can you ask?
And the list of crazy features goes on: 5 fans and 9 heat pipes for cooling, a numeric keypad that can be switched to a touchpad, 21-inch display 2560 x 1080 screen resolution, Xsplit Gamecaster software bundled in and accessible upgrade bay for RAM and hard [...]
Acer just launched another new monitor under their Predator gaming brand. The Z1 monitor is not only curved, but has a 200Hz refresh rate and one of the first 27-inch curved monitors to support G-Sync. It also comes with the Tobii Eye Tracker, a new piece of tech that, as the name implies, can track the eye movement allowing new ways for interaction with some games that support the new tech.
The Z1 monitor sports a 1800R curvature and up to 1920×1080 resolution (no 4K just yet). G-sync should help reducing screen tearing without the big impact to performance that the current solution, in-game v-sync options, [...]
Ridiculous. Just ridiculous. But in a good way! Acer is still pushing on with the enthusiast grade PC gear with their Predator line with another new laptop. The newly introduced Predator 21 X at IFA 2016 in Berlin is absolutely ridiculous not only because it sports a huge 21 inch display- a curved one to boot, the first laptop in the world to do so- it also has top of the line specs you can have currently. It is boasting the latest 7th generation of Intel Core processors, dual Nvidia Geforce 1080 GTX graphic cards, five fans, mechanical keyboards with Cherry MX switches, and the Tobii eye-tracker.
Comparing to the [...]
Acer’s Predator brand of gaming hardware saw a few new entries three months back in New York. The Predator G1 is a small little beast that could fit a Titan X (1st gen) while the Predator 17X has a full-on graphics card that can support VR. Today we saw the official release of these two products into the Malaysian market.
The Predator 17X is almost similar in look to the previous Predator 17, which we have reviewed, and Predator 15 laptops. The big change with the refresh is the use of a desktop-spec graphics card- the highest configuration comes with the Nvidia GTX 980. Besides that, there’s a triple fan [...]