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Acer refreshes its gaming lineup with the Predator 17X notebook, Predator G1 desktop

Acer has refreshed its Predator gaming lineup for 2016, offering a new notebook, desktop, and a 27-inch curved monitor with NVIDIA G-Sync technology.


The Predator 17X comes with a triple-fan cooling system, a necessity considering the hardware on offer. The intake vents are located at the front, with exhausts located at the back to maximize airflow. The 17X features a full-fledged GTX 980 and not the 980M as is the norm. Acer's touting the overclocking capabilities of the notebook, stating that you'll be able to hit a boost clock of 1310MHz on the GPU and up to 3.7GHz for VRAM without any issues.

You can configure a 17.3-inch 4K panel, Core i7-6820HK CPU, 64GB of DDR4 memory, as well as three-SATA-SSDs in RAID 0 configuration. There's also customizable RGB lighting for the keyboard. The 17X will be available in June with prices starting from $2,799.

The G1 gaming desktop is interseting, as it lets you configure an NVIDIA GTX Titan X. The "small and transportable" desktop also lets you choose up to 64GB of RAM, as well as your choice of Intel's sixth-generation processors, up to a 512GB SSD or a 4TB mechanical hard drive. With the hardware on offer, it should come as no surprise that the G1 is ready for VR. The deskto will be available in June with a base price of $2,299.

The Predator Z1 is a 27-inch curved monitor with NVIDIA's G-Sync, which prevents screen tearing by syncing the refresh rate of the monitor with the frames rendered by the video card in real-time.

  • Now they are worth considering.
  • That is a sexy tower.
  • That's some insane hardware. Windows Central for Windows 10-Microsoft Lumia 640
  • Sick laptop. But for $2800 US... That's $3600 CA to start lol. This could easily end up a $4000-$5000 laptop after a few customizations.
  • Man, who the heck can afford these things? I don't know how the price of gaming laptops haven't gone down over the years.