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Posts tagged “Acer”

It’s silly, but I’m actually in love with the two little trolley wheels on Acer’s Orion 9000 mega rig

It's the little details that really make a gaming PC special. Sure, the newly-unveiled 2020 refresh of Acer's Predator Orion 9000 mega desktop might have one of Intel's Core i9 Extreme Edition CPUS and two Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Ti graphics cards SLI-ed together for maximum gaming frames, but it's those dinky little trolley wheels on the back of its chassis that really caught my…

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Acer’s new Predator Helios 700 laptop has a real funky keyboard

Acer are taking the phrase "desktop replacement" to a whole new level with the latest version of their Predator Helios 700 gaming laptop, as today they announced that the newest model of their flagship gaming machine will now come with one of their special, sliding HyperDrift keyboards to mimic the look and feel of a regular desktop keyboard. That's not all Acer are looking to…

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Save £199 on our favourite Acer gaming laptop

The Acer Predator Triton 500 was one of our favourite gaming laptops of 2019, but at £1799, its top set of components didn't come cheap. Thankfully, that’s no longer the case. At Scan you can get a slightly different version of the Triton 500 for considerably less money right now, with a superior Core i7-9750H CPU and an RTX 2060 graphics chip for £1600. Scan…

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Our favourite 4K monitor is £150 off in Acer’s Winter UK sale

If you're in search of a new gaming monitor and have been contemplating the move up to 4K, then does your deals herald have a deal for you. The excellent Acer Nitro XV273K is currently £150 off as part of Acer's Winter UK sale right now, taking its normal price of £900 down to a more palatable £750. It's not just monitors that are on…

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Acer’s massive 55in OLED monitor is coming for your TV

I really wasn't kidding when I said the hot topic of this year's CES was mad gaming monitors, as Acer have just their giant Predator CG552K screen. Measuring 55in across its diagonal, this 4K, 120Hz OLED screen could be just the thing to replace your ageing TV with if you're after some lovely big screen gaming down in your living room.

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Acer’s 4K G-Sync monitor is down to $470 right now, but it’s going fast

Never fear if you missed the mad Dell Cyber Monday monitor deal earlier, as your deals herald has gone and found another stonking savings. This time, it's on the Acer Predator XB271HK, which is now down to $470, which is the cheapest this 4K 60Hz Nvidia G-Sync monitor has ever been.

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Feature: But it's not great value for money

Acer’s Predator XN253Q is a perfectly okay 144Hz Nvidia G-Sync screen

Ever since Nvidia introduced their list of G-Sync Compatible monitors so that cheap AMD FreeSync screens could play nice with Nvidia graphics cards, full-fat G-Sync monitors have had to work a heck of a lot harder to earn their keep. After all, why pay almost double the money to get smooth, tear-free gaming on a proper G-Sync monitor when you can get pretty much the…

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Feature: Chairminator 2

Acer’s Thronos is an envoy from a hellish future where gaming chairs have enslaved humanity

I wish I was joking about the Acer Thronos, but this hulking all-in-one gaming-chair-come-war-machine absolutely terrifies me. I know gaming chairs are all the rage right now. Heck, you, reader, might even be sitting in one right now. But this is something else. It looks like a legit naval gun turret with a malign consciousness, and it fills me with terrible dread. Yes, its trio…

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Feature: What more could you possibly want?

Acer Nitro XV273K review: 4K, 144Hz and it’s G-Sync Compatible

Nvidia's G-Sync Ultimate monitors may be some of the best gaming monitors I've ever laid eyes on, but good gravy do they cost an arm and a leg, with both Acer's Predator X27 and Asus' ROG Swift PG27UQ still going for around two grand a pop. The Acer Nitro XV273K might just be the next best thing, though. It's not a G-Sync Ultimate screen, but…

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Feature: A sea change for gaming laptops

Acer Predator Triton 500 review: Finally, a gaming laptop that isn’t a jet engine in disguise

The Acer Predator Triton 500 is probably the first gaming laptop I've tested where I've almost completely forgotten it's a gaming laptop. Sure, the keyboard's RGB backlight is a bit of a giveaway, as is the blue LED Predator logo on the back of the display, but this is by far one of the quietest gaming laptops I've had on my desk in quite some…

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Feature: Which laptop will emerge victorious?

Acer Predator Helios 500 review: GTX 1070 vs Vega 56

Take a look at the specs of any of today's gaming laptops and there's a 99.9% chance it's got an Intel CPU and Nvidia graphics chip inside it. That's mostly because AMD haven't really bothered with gaming laptops for the last couple of years, but that's slowly starting to change. Case in point: Acer's Predator Helios 500 laptop, which is available in both AMD and…

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Feature: A 4K, 144Hz, HDR screen for a fraction of the price

Acer’s Nvidia BFGD is still MIA, but their Predator CG437KP could be the next best thing

Conspicuous by its absence is a phrase that springs to mind when it comes to Acer's Nvidia BFGD, or Big Format Gaming Display. The mega monitor was first revealed back in January 2018, but at Acer's Next event in New York last week it was still nowhere to be seen. Instead, Acer revealed the Predator CG437KP - another giant 4K, 144Hz HDR gaming screen, only…

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Acer’s Predator Helios 700 laptop has a mad, extendable keyboard for superior cooling

Acer have unveiled a new monster 17.3in gaming laptop that has an extendable keyboard to help keep it cool. Dubbed the Predator Helios 700, Acer’s new flagship laptop promises “desktop gaming performance on the go” thanks to its full-fat Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 graphics chip and one of Intel’s brand-new 9th Gen Core i9 mobile processors. Just make sure you don't whip it out on…

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Feature: The BFG of gaming monitors

Nvidia BFGD: Everything we know about their Big Format Gaming Displays, including price, specs and release date

Nvidia's BFGDs (or Big Format Gaming Displays, to you and me) are no longer going to be called BFGDs. Instead, as of January 2019, these massive 65in gaming displays are now part of Nvidia's wider G-Sync Ultimate family, which also includes their significantly smaller (but just as pricey) G-Sync HDR monitors such as the 27in Acer Predator X27 and Asus ROG Swift PG27UQ. Why the…

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Feature: It's daft, but I kinda love it

CES 2019: Acer’s Predator Triton 900 is the maddest gaming laptop I’ve ever seen

When it comes to bonkers gaming laptops, you can always rely on Acer to go that extra mile and create something that's utterly bananas. For as long as I've been writing about tech (and gaming laptops in particular), this Taiwanese giant has been responsible for almost every surprise and baffling bit of innovation I've encountered over the years, and their latest Predator Triton 900 laptop…

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Feature: The hunt for the best 4K HDR monitor continues

Acer Predator X27 review: The Nvidia G-Sync HDR monitor that only lets you see half the fun

On paper, the Acer Predator X27 should be the bestest best gaming monitor to end all gaming monitors. It's got the same lovely 4K 144Hz IPS Nvidia G-Sync HDR panel with 384 dynamic backlight zones and 1000cd/m2 peak brightness as the Asus ROG Swift PG27UQ, but in the UK it costs £200 less than its Asus rival. That might not be of much consolation to…

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Feature: A 24in 1920x1080 gaming monitor that's hard to beat

Acer Predator XB241H review: G-Sync and 180Hz goodness

After testing what seems like 387,001 monitors with AMD FreeSync support, I've finally got another honest-to-goodness Nvidia G-Sync one on my desk today, the Acer Predator XB241H - and boy, it's a good 'un. Part of Acer's XB1 range, this particular incarnation is the 24in, 1920x1080, TN model. It also comes as a 24in, 2560x1440 jobber and several different permutations with 27in, 28in and 32in…

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Acer Nitro 5 review: A budget gaming laptop with one massive flaw

'Gaming laptops' and 'cheap' aren't words that normally go together. Decent machines need well over a grand to be sunk on them. But Acer’s Nitro 5 is a stab at making a budget laptop gaming around the £800 / $900 mark.At that price, you get an Intel Core i7-7700HQ processor (you'll have to wait for one of Acer's Predator Helios laptops before we get a proper 8th Gen…

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Feature: "Lethal avatar hybrid engineered by man with the might of a machine."

Acer’s Predator hardware brand has a comicbook origin story so awful that it’s amazing

We all love a good origin story, so much so that even today's reboots are birthing their own reboots - see the three different Spidermans we've had since 2002 and Lara Croft's recent transformation from busty tomb raider to notorious pot-trampler and Nathan Drake-alike across both games and film. We're experiencing something of an origin-ocalypse.One thing I sometimes wonder, though, is the story behind outlandish…

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Acer’s Predator Helios 500 laptop is so huge it needs two people to lift it

All right, that title might be a slight exaggeration, but in an age of lovely slim gaming laptops like the new Razer Blade, Acer's freshly-announced Predator Helios 500 is still very much in the 'absolute unit' category of these sort-of-but-not-really portable gaming machines - so much so that Acer's top man Jason Chen (pictured above, right) needed a little help showing it off onstage yesterday at his company's global press…

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