Acer brings Predator gaming lineup to local shores

    Archives Acer brings Predator gaming lineup to local shores

    While Acer’s Predator gaming brand has been in the international arena for quite some time now, they’ve only recently brought it into the country. Their initial offerings include the Predator 15 gaming notebook, Predator X34 curved gaming monitor, Predator G3 desktop tower, Predator G1 compact tower, Predator Z650 projector, and the Predator 8 gaming tablet.

    Predator 15 Gaming Notebook

    Predator 15

    The Predator 15 packs true gaming-grade specs in a fierce looking body. Its design includes sharp angles accentuated by red accents all throughout, making its thermal rib design a real eye-catcher. Its Predator ProZone full keyboard sports customizable backlighting as well as easy-to-see WASD and arrow keys and dedicated macro buttons for better gaming control. Meanwhile, its display is a 15 inch beaut that has up to 4K resolution.

    Its innards include an up to an Intel Skylake Core i7 processor, up to an Nvidia GTX 980M graphics card, up to 64 GB of DDR4 RAM, up to 1 TB HDD and 512 GB SSD storage, and up to an 8-cell Li-Ion battery. It also boasts Predator-exclusive features such as FrostCore cooling (swaps optical drive for custom fan cooler), Killer DoubleShot Pro bandwidth optimizer, SoundPound 4.2 audio driver, and DustDefender rear exhaust. The base model sells for PHP 69,995.

    Quick Specs:

    • Display: up to 15.6 inch 4K display
    • Operating System: Windows 10 Home 64-bit
    • Processor: Intel Core i7-6700HQ @ 2.6 GHz
    • Graphics: Up to Nvidia GeForce GTX 980M 8 GB
    • Memory: up to 64 GB DDR4 SDRAM
    • Storage: up to 1 TB HDD and up to 512 GB SSD
    • Networking: Wi-Fi 802.11ac and Gigabit Ethernet with Killer DoubleShot Pro
    • Audio: Predator SoundPound
    • Cooling: Predator FrostCore
    • Battery: up to 8-cell Li-Ion
    • I/O: SD card reader; Blu-ray writer; HDMI; DisplayPort; Thunderbolt 3; four USB 3.0; USB-C; RJ-45
    • Dimensions: 391 x 299.72 x 38.61 mm; 3.6 kg
    • Price: Starts at PHP 69,995

    Predator X34 Gaming Monitor

    Predator X34

    Claiming the title of “world’s first curved gaming monitor,” the Predator X34 comes in with a 34 inch diagonal with a 21:9 aspect ratio and Ultrawide Quad HD resolution of 3440 x 1440. While it comes with a standard 60 Hz refresh rate out of the box, the monitor itself can be overclocked up to 100 Hz, with tearing and screen artifacting prevented through Nvidia G-Sync technology. The Predator X34 also boasts of other features, including Flicker-less Technology; GameView color adjuster; ZeroFrame design for seamless multimonitor setups; and UnderGlow lighting for additional bling. Two 7 W DTS speakers are also on board. It is priced at PHP 64,980.

    • Display: 34 inch Quad HD Ultrawide 100 Hz IPS LED panel with 21:9 aspect ratio; 3800 mm curve radius
    • Features: Flicker-less, Nvidia G-Sync, GameView, UnderGlow lighting, ZeroFrame design, two 7 W DTS Speakers
    • Response time: 4 ms
    • Brightness: 300 cd/m2
    • Contrast Ratio: 100,000,000:1
    • Ports: DisplayPort; HDMI
    • Power Consumption: 54 W (in use), 0.5 W (standby), and 0.4 W (off)
    • Stand: -5/35 degree tilt
    • Price: PHP 64,980

    Predator G3 Gaming Desktop

    Predator G3

    The Predator G3 is a compelling pre-built desktop, with up to an Intel Core i7-6700 quad-core processor, up to an Nvidia GeForce GTX 970, up to 64 GB of DDR4 memory, and up to a 3 TB HDD. Its innards are easily upgradeable thanks to Easy-Swap expansion bays at the front and standard slots on the inside. It also boasts of Sound Blaster Cinema 2 drivers for great audio outputs as well as a front-mounted headset cradle for your pair of cans. The base model sells for PHP 59,999.

    Quick Specs:

    • Processor: up to an Intel Core i7-6700 processor @ 3.4 GHz
    • Graphics: up to an Nvidia GeForce GTX 970
    • Memory: up to 64 GB DDR4 @ 2133 MHz
    • Storage: up to 3 TB HDD
    • Networking: Wi-Fi 802.11 ac, Bluetooth, Gigabit Ethernet
    • Price: Starts at PHP 59,999

    Predator G1 Gaming Desktop

    Predator G1

    If the G3 is too large for you, then the itty-bitty Predator G1 may be more your style. Arriving in a mere 16 liter enclosure, the G1 nevertheless manages to pack the same burly innards as its bigger brother. It also features sound-reactive lighting in the front panel, Killer DoubleShot Pro bandwidth optimization, and a USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C port.

    Quick Specs:

    • Processor: up to an Intel Core i7-6700 processor @ 3.4 GHz
    • Graphics: up to an Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    • Memory: up to 64 GB DDR4 @ 2133 MHz
    • Storage: up to 4 TB HDD and up to 512 GB SSD
    • Networking: Wi-Fi 802.11 ac, Bluetooth, Gigabit Ethernet

    Predator Z650 Gaming Projector

    Predator Z650

    The Predator Z650 is a gaming (yes, gaming) projector packed with enough features to actually support that claim. First, it features Game Auto Mode which analyzes content in real time and automatically adjusts the projector’s settings to enhance it.. Second is Bluetooth-capable dual 10 W DTS Sound speakers for hassle-free audio. Third is a wide throw ratio of 100 inches at 1.5 meters for optimal image size even in a small space. And fourth is wireless and lossless 1080pl streaming. It has a PHP 78,990 price tag.

    Quick Specs:

    • Resolution: 1920 x 1080; 16:9 aspect ratio
    • Color Gamut: sRGB 100 percent coverage
    • Contrast: 20,000:1
    • Luminous Flux: 2200/1760 (depends on mode)
    • Lamp Life: Up to 6,000 hours
    • Noise level: Up to 33 dBA
    • Connectivity: Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, VGA, HDMI, MHL, mini USB, RCA, S-Video
    • Throw size:100 inches at 1.5 meters
    • Speakers: Two 10 W stereo speakers
    • Features: Dark and Bright FPS modes; Custom Splash Screen; WirelessHD streaming; Hidden Dongle design; Bluetooth Audio; DTS Sound; Color Purity
    • Weight: 3.4 kg
    • Price: PHP 78,990

    Predator 8 Gaming Tablet

    Predator 8

    Designed for those looking for an ultra portable yet powerful device, the Predator 8 packs an 8 inch Full HD screen, four powerful speakers, and dual haptic feedback to give users unmatched gaming experiences. It is tagged at PHP 17,990.

    Quick Specs:

    • Processor: Quad-core Intel Atom x7-Z8700 processor @ up to 2.4 GHz
    • GPU: Intel HD Graphics
    • RAM: 2 GB RAM
    • Memory: 32 GB internal storage, microSD expandable up to 128 GB
    • Display: 8 inch Full HD display
    • Cameras: 5 MP rear; 2 MP front
    • Battery: 4420 mAh Li-Po
    • Operating System: Android Lollipop 5.1
    • Features: Four Dolby Audio speakers with built-in digital microphone; Predator Quadio; Predator TacSense dual haptic feedback; Predator ColorBlast visuals
    • Price: PHP 17,990

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