Acer launches Predator gaming laptop, Nitro high-res monitors, gadgets

Acer CEO Jason Chien led the launch of the new gaming monitors, Predator and Nitro, along with other flagship products, at the next@Acer press conference for the 2018 IFA held in Berlin, Germany.

Chien emphasized the essence of its enhanced products with “minimize the user’s effort and maximize the value.” For Acer’s gaming products, the company reiterated its efforts to give gamers “an incredible experience.”

Predator Triton 900

Acer’s gaming laptop called Predator Triton 900 has a unique display frame that flips the screen 180 degrees. The 4K UHD touchscreen has Nvidia’s G-Sync supported by the CNC-machined hinge. Predator Triton 900 features the Acer’s fourth generation Aeroblade 3D fans with a mechanical keyboard, light-up number pad, and switchable trackpad.

The Predator XB273K monitor

The new Predator XB273K gaming brings games to life in ultra-high definition (3840 x 2160) immersion and features a rapid 144Hz refresh rate that provides smooth images and tear-free gameplay when fast-moving objects buzz across the screen. NVIDIA G-SYNC eliminates screen tearing by adapting to the framerate of the outputting device, resulting in smooth gameplay. The IPS3 display panel features a wide range of colors of 90 percent of the DCI-P3 color space for vibrant colors that pop out and deeper blacks. For enhanced color vibrancy, VESA DisplayHDR 400 certification ensures better contrast and color accuracy so customers experience AAA games.

The Predator XB273K monitor’s shielding hood lessens distractions and it features the Acer ErgoStand design that allows users to swivel, pivot, and adjust the height for maximum adaptability and viewing comfort. The XB273K is also designed to be easy on the eyes, featuring Acer VisionCare™—a suite of technologies that help protect eyes during longer gaming sessions.

The Acer Nitro XV273K monitor

The new Acer Nitro XV273K monitor delivers high refresh rates and ultra-high resolution and offers outstanding casual gameplay at affordable prices. These new IPS UHD monitors with AMD Radeon FreeSync1 satisfy gamers’ need for high-resolution gaming through a blazing fast response time of up to 1ms and Visual Response Boost (VRB). The Acer Nitro XV273K 27-inch monitor delivers true-to-life color and resolutions of 4K Ultra High Definition (UHD) for a totally immersive gaming experience with ultra-wide viewing angles.

The AMD Radeon FreeSync, the new Nitro monitors’ frames sync with the PC’s graphics cards to support dynamic refresh rates, eliminating screen tearing and minimizing lag. Integrated Visual-Response Boost (VRB) decreases blur in fast-moving images to achieve the effect of a 1ms MPRT (Moving Picture Response Time). With up to 144Hz refresh rates, the new Nitro XV273K monitor also includes High Dynamic Range (HDR) VESA DisplayHDR 400 certification for better contrast and color accuracy and more vibrant colors. Integrated 6-axis color adjustment lets gamers fine-tune color, hue, and saturation to best suit the game at hand, while the built-in black boost enables gamers to select from 11 black level options to optimize visual advantage and clearly spot enemies, duck for cover, or navigate curves on a race track.

The Acer Nitro gaming monitors come in three configurations; two In Panel Switching (IPS) models for wider viewing angles and color accuracy, one in UHD and one in WQHD, and also a Twisted Nematic (TN) WQHD monitor for gamers wanting high brightness and power efficiency: Nitro XV273K P, Nitro XV272U P, and Nitro XF272U P.

Predator Thronos

The Predator Thronos gaming chair

The all-new Predator Thronos reimagines the gaming chair for a new level of gamer. Its steel structure is 1.5 meters tall and comes in menacing dual-tone black with white or blue accents. It puts the gamer in the game through deep impact vibration, where the chair vibrates upon in-game impact. The chair is adjustable and includes an ergonomic seat design, footrest, and a cabin that reclines up to 140 degrees. The overhead brace supports three 27-inch gaming monitors and a space for a Predator gaming PC. Integrated with a Predator PC and triple Predator monitors plus gadgets, the Thronos becomes more than a gaming chair—it’s a gamer’s cave.

The New Acer Nitro gadget range

In line with Acer’s vision of bringing breakthrough yet affordable gaming to consumers, a new range of compatible Nitro gaming gadgets was also unveiled today, including Acer Nitro optical sensor mouse with seven buttons including a burst fire button and 20g acceleration with up to 4,000 dots per inch (DPI), and six-level adjustable DPI; Acer Nitro membrane keyboard with rainbow backlit color lighting, 19 key anti-ghosting, and multimedia keys; Acer Nitro headset with adjustable band with steel slider, acoustic-sealing ear pads, 50mm driver and powerful bass with omnidirectional boom microphone; Acer Nitro lightweight, durable polyester backpack with compartments for both a notebook and tablet, and a water-repellent exterior; and Acer Nitro mousepad with non-slip rubber backing to create a stable gaming surface.

(Note: Product specifications and pricing will vary by region.)

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