Acer announced its stunning Predator gaming PC and G24 24" LCD display are now available in the US. The Predator features a futuristic design and is equipped with Intel Core 2 Quad processors, NVIDIA GeForce 9000-series graphics cards, 8GB DDR2 memory (4x 2GB) and up to 3x 640GB HDD in RAID 0, 1, 5, 1+0 modes.
Hot, Futuristic Design
A powerful showcase of Acer’s innovation, the striking and edgy chassis design sports state-of-the-art technology. Its deep metallic copper color virtually shouts power. The front of the chassis can be raised for convenient access to a rewritable SuperMulti DVD burner. Located on the top of the chassis, the USB and audio ports are within easy reach and complemented by a front-mounted multi-card reader. Topping off the slick, futuristic look, the power button and front hard-drive door emanate cool blue rays of light.
Making upgrades quick and simple, this monster desktop provides easy entry to the hard disks via a special door on the front of the chassis. Plus, the standard Acer Easy-Swap hard drive bays allow the Serial ATA high-capacity hard disks to be quickly and easily added.
Blazing Speed + Screaming Graphics + Advanced Cooling = Powerful Performance
The Aspire Predator comes geared for combat and ready to destroy opponents with the Intel® Core™ 2 Quad processor. In addition, NVIDIA® GeForce 9 Series graphics fuel games with dynamic video and picture quality for life-like play.
The Aspire Predator also features an advanced state-of-the-art liquid cooling system that protects PC performance even during the most intense gaming matches. RAID 0, 1, 5, 1+0 modes with NVIDIA® MediaShield® Storage technology keep data secure at all times. Optional high-speed Raptor 10,000 rpm hard drives offer superior reliability, especially in the RAID 0 striping configuration, which distributes data across several disks to improve speed and utilize full disk capacity.
Bringing even more excitement to game dynamics, this action-packed desktop comes with an arsenal of accessories, such as a specially designed gaming mouse and a multimedia keyboard featuring illuminated keys that light up for play in the dark. Enabling a powerfully dynamic audio experience, the Aspire Predator also boasts high-definition 7.1-channel audio with EAX® (Environmental Audio Extensions) 4.0 and Dolby® Home Theater®.
And finally, for users who want to continually keep their PC up to date with the hottest innovations, the Aspire Predator permits integration of some of the most sophisticated technologies and components. The Aspire Predator comes with two 5.25-inch optical drive bays and is easily expandable with a variety of PCI Express® slots, including three x16, two PCI Express® x1, one PCI Express® x8 in addition to a standard PCI 2.3.
The systems also offer a host of connectivity options including 8 USB 2.0 ports (four in front, four in back), IEEE 1394, two eSATA ports, two Ethernet ports, two DVI-D ports (up to six with three graphics cards), a TV-out port, six audio jacks and various other ports.
Brilliant Acer G24 LCD Display
Stunning in form and function, the cutting-edge G24 24-inch widescreen LCD display matches the radical look and feel of the Aspire Predator system chassis, while also providing top video performance. At 50000:1, it has the highest contrast ratio available in the market today.
Combined with 1920 x 1200 maximum resolution, a super fast 2ms GTG response time and crisp 400 cd/m2 brightness, the G24 boasts outstanding picture quality. The screen swivels both horizontally and vertically with a 160-degree viewing angle from both positions. It also offers D-Sub, DVI and HDMI with HDCP inputs as well as VESA wall mounting.
Premium gaming PCs aren't cheap, and the Acer Predator lineup starts at $1,649. Here's a look at the two available configs:
Acer® Aspire G7700-UQ9550A: Available now for a MSRP of $2,199
Intel® Core™ 2 Quad Q9550 (2.83GHz) Processor
NVIDIA® GeForce® 9800 GTX Graphics
2GB x 4 DDR2 Memory (Dual Channel Support on Four DIMMs)