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Acer Nitro 50 and Predator Orion 3000 refreshed with the latest from Intel, AMD, and NVIDIA

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What you need to know

  • Acer announced refreshes of the Predator Orion 3000 and Nitro 50 gaming desktops.
  • The PCs feature 11th Gen Intel Core or AMD Ryzen 5000 desktop processors and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 Series GPUs.
  • The Predator Orion 3000 and Nitro 50 will be available in North America in July, starting at $1,199 and $949, respectively.

Acer refreshed its Predator Orion 3000 and Nitro 50 gaming desktops with the latest internals from Intel, AMD, and NVIDIA. Both desktop PCs have options for 11th Gen Intel Core or AMD Ryzen 5000 desktop processors and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 Series graphics.

Predator Orion 3000

The Predator Orion is a mid-tower rig with an 11th Gen Intel Core i7 processor and an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 GPU. It comes with up to 64GB of 3200 Hz DDR4 memory as well. The specs should be enough to handle the best PC games at good frame rates.

To help keep the PC cool, the Predator Orion 3000 has a 92x92 mm FrostBlade fan built to deliver high static pressure and airflow. The fan also has four RGB LEDs for customization.

You'll be able to see the RGB lights and beefy internals thanks to the tempered glass side panel of its PC case.

CategoryPredator Orion 3000
Processor11th Gen Intel
Core i7
RAMUp to 64GB DDR4-3200MHz
GraphicsNVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
StorageUp to 2TB PCIe NVMe SSD
Up to 6TB HDD
PortsUSB 3.2 (Gen 2)
USB-A, USB-C
AudioDTS:X Ultra
ConnectivityWi-Fi 6
PriceFrom $1,199
CaseTempered glass side panel
AvailabilityJuly (NA)

Nitro 50

The Nitro 50 is available in either Intel (N50-620) or AMD (N50-120) variants. On the AMD side of things, it's available with up to an AMD Ryzen 9 5900 Series desktop processor. The Intel variant has up to an 11th Gen Intel Core i7 CPU. Both CPU options are paired with an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti. Both models also come with up to 64GB of dual-channel 3200 MHz DDR4 memory.

You can order the Nitro 50 with a built-in wireless charging pad that supports Qi charging. Acer highlights that it's faster than 5W wireless chargers.

Like the Predator Orion 3000, the Nitro 50 also features FrostBlade Cooling to help the PC's temperature stay down.

CategoryAcer Nitro 50
ProcessorUp to AMD Ryzen 9 5900
11th Gen Intel Core i7
RAMUp to 64GB DDR4-3200MHz
Dual-channel
GraphicsNVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti
StorageTwo 3.5-inch SATA HDD
Two M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD
PortsUSB 3.2 (Gen 2)
USB-A, USB-C
AudioDTS:X Immersive
ConnectivityWi-Fi 6
Dragon LAN 1G Ethernet
ColorBlack
CaseMetal
PriceFrom $949
AvailabilityJuly (NA)

Both the Predator Orion 3000 and Nitro 50 will be available in North America in July, starting at $1,199 and $949, respectively.

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