Acer Predator Helios 700Source: Acer

What you need to know

  • Acer took the wraps off of several updates across its gaming lineup today.
  • New entries include updates to the Helios 700 and 300, Triton 300, and Nitro 7, among others..
  • The updated PCs are expected to arrive between July and October, with prices starting at $1,000.

Along with new ConceptD PCs and gaming monitors today, Acer also unveiled a ton of updates across its gaming PC lineup. Notebook fans will get a chance to check out new Helios, Triton, and Nitro PCs. Meanwhile, Acer also has a couple of new desktops on offer. Through each, the company has gone all in on Intel's latest processors and NVIDIA graphics.

Here's a look at what's new.

Predator Helios 700 specs and features

Acer Predator Helios 700 2Source: Acer

Sitting at the top of the pack with Acer's gaming laptops is the Predator Helios 700. Like all of the other refreshes, Acer has embraced Intel's 10th Gen H-Series Core processors and NVIDIA RTX SUPER graphics. Where the company has really pushed things, however, is with thermals.

The Predator Helios 700 includes Acer's new "Predator PowerGem" thermal solution in models with a Core i9 processor. Acer claims PowerGem has 3.83 times more vertical heat conductivity than copper, which should help move heat more efficiently. Every model also includes three copper heat pipes, a vapor chamber, and AeroBlade 3D fans.

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You can also expect to get per-key RGB lighting on the keyboard, and swappable WASD keys with adjustable lighting and actuation points.

Category Spec
OS Windows 10 Home
Processor 10th Gen Intel
Core i9-10980HK
Core i7-10875H
RAM Up to 16GB DDR4-2933MHz
Upgradeable to 64GB
Graphics NVIDIA RTX 2070 Super
NVIDIA RTX 2080 Super
Storage 512GB, 1TB, 2TB NVMe RAID 0 SSD
256GB, 512GB, 1TB PCIe NVMe SSD
1TB 7,200 RPM HDD
2TB 5,400 RPM HDD
Display 17.3 inches
1920x1080 (FHD)
G-SYNC
144Hz refresh rate
300 nits
Keyboard Per-key RGB
Ports Two Thunderbolt 3
Three USB-A
Two 3.5mm audio
HDMI
Audio DTS:X Ultra
Connectivity Killer Doubleshot Pro
Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650i
Killer Ethernet E3100G
Dimensions 16.9 x 11.8 x 1.64 inches
(430mm x 299mm x 41.7mm)
Weight 10.6 pounds (4.81kg)
Availability October (North America)
September (EMEA)
August (China)
Price From $2,400

Expect the Predator Helios 700 to start arriving in October with prices starting at $2,400.

Predator Helios 300 specs and features

Acer Predator Helios 300Source: Acer

The Predator Helios 300 sits below the 700, aiming to give you good bang for your buck. That includes RTX 2070 graphics with Max-Q design that can be overclocked, along with a 240Hz display.

Acer is also touting the Helios 300's DTS:X Ultra Audio here with its 360-degree sound capabilities. There's also a big focus on cooling with Acer's AeroBlade 3D fans and CoolBoost, which lets you manually adjust fans to bring cooling to "critical areas" during intense gaming sessions.

Category Spec
OS Windows 10 Home
Processor 10th Gen Intel
Core i7-10750H
Core i5-10300H
RAM Up to 16GB DDR4-2933MHz
Upgradeable to 32GB
Graphics NVIDIA RTX 2070 Max-Q
NVIDIA RTX 2060
NVIDIA GTX 1660 Ti
NVIDIA GTX 1650 Ti
Storage 512GB, 1TB, 2TB NVMe RAID 0 SSD
256GB, 512GB, 1TB PCIe NVMe SSD
1TB 7,200 RPM HDD
2TB 5.400 RPM HDD
Display 15.6 inches
1920x1080 (FHD)
120Hz, 144Hz, 240Hz refresh rate
3ms response time
300 nits
Audio DTS:X Ultra
Connectivity Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650i
Killer Ethernet E2600
Dimensions 14.3 x 10 x 0.9 inches
(363.4mm x 255mm x 22.9mm)
Weight From 5.1 pounds (2.3kg)
Availability July (North American, EMEA)
June (China)
Price From $1,200

Expect the Predator Helios 300 to land starting in July with prices starting at $1,200.

Triton 300 specs and features

Acer Predator Triton 300Source: Acer

Going down the lineup is the Triton 300, which also bring 10th Gen Intel Core H-series processors to the table. Like the Helios 300, you can also snag NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q graphics and a 240Hz display.

Cooling is a focus here as well, with a setup similar to the Helios 300. Acer also touts its display prowess, covering 100 percent of the sRGB color space. That should make it pretty good for content creation in addition to gaming.

Category Spec
OS Windows 10 Home
Processor 10th Gen Intel
Core i7-10750H
Core i5-10300H
RAM Up to 16GB DDR4
Upgradeable to 32GB
Graphics NVIDIA RTX 2070 Max-Q
NVIDIA RTX 2060
NVIDIA GTX 1660 Ti
NVIDIA GTX 1650 Ti
Storage 512GB, 1TB, 2TB NVMe RAID 0 SSD
256GB, 512GB, 1TB PCIe NVMe SSD
Display 15.6 inches
1920x1080 (FHD)
IPS
240Hz refresh rate
3ms response time
300 nits
100% sRGB
Ports USB-C
HDMI
Mini DisplayPort
Three USB-A
Ethernet
3.5mm audio
Audio DTS:X Ultra
Connectivity Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650i
Killer Ethernet E2600
Dimensions 14.3 x 10 x 0.8 inches
(363mm x 254mm x 19.9mm)
Weight From 4.6 pounds (2.1kg)
Availability September (North America)
July (EMEA)
Price From $1,300

The Triton 300 is expected to launch starting in July with prices starting at $1,300.

Nitro 7 specs and features

Acer Nitro 7Source: Acer

At the most affordable end of the gaming laptop line is the Nitro 7. This budget-focused gaming notebook features a lot of bang for your buck, including Intel Core H-series processors and up to GeForce RTX 2060 graphics.

With robust cooling, Acer's only big compromises here are in the screen, which can only hit up to 144Hz. That's still pretty healthy for a gaming laptop, but it falls below the rest of Acer's gaming notebook lineup.

Category Spec
OS Windows 10 Home
Processor 10th Gen Intel
Core i7-10750H
RAM Up to 16GB DDR4-2933MHz
Upgradeable to 32GB
Graphics NVIDIA RTX 2060
NVIDIA GTX 1660 Ti
Storage 256GB, 512GB, 1TB NVMe RAID 0 SSD
Display 15.6 inches
1920x1080 (FHD)
IPS
144Hz refresh rate
3ms response time
300 nits
Ports USB-C
HDMI
Three USB-A
3.5mm audio
Ethernet
Audio DTS:X Ultra
Connectivity Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
Killer Ethernet E2600
Battery Up to 8 hours
Dimensions 14.3 x 10 x 0.8 inches
(363mm x 255mm x 19.9mm)
Weight From 5.5 pounds (2.5kg)
Availability October (North America)
July (EMEA)
Price From $1,000

The Acer Nitro 7 is expected to launch starting in July from $1,000.

Predator Orion 9000 specs and features

Acer Predator Orion 9000Source: Acer

The Predator Orion 9000 desktop is a "gaming monster," Acer says. And it's easy to see why.. An Intel Core i9 Extreme Edition processor powers things, along with dual NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti graphics.

Acer says you can also expect up to 16 percent more airflow and 55 percent increased static pressure from the Predator 9000's three 4.7-inch FrostBlade fans.

Category Spec
OS Windows 10 Pro
Windows 10 Home
Processor 10th Gen Intel
Core i9-10980XE Extreme Edition
Core i9-10940X X-Series
Core i9-9900X X-Series
RAM Up to 32GB DDR4-2933MHz
Upgradeable to 128GB
Graphics NVIDIA RTX 2080 Ti
NVIDIA RTX 2080 Super
NVIDIA RTX 2070 Super
Storage Up to three 3TB HDD
Up to 512GB 2.5-inch SSD
Up to 512GB 2.5-inch SSD hot-swap
Up to 1TB M.2 PCIe SSD
Connectivity Wi-Fi 6
Bluetooth 5.1
Killer E3100G Ethernet
Dimensions 8.9 (W) x 25.7 (D) x 24.3 (H) inches
(225mm x 651.7mm x 617.5mm)
Availability October (EMEA)
September (China)

The Predator Orion 9000 is expected to arrive starting in September in China and October in EMEA territories.

Nitro 50 specs and features

Acer Nitro 50Source: Acer

Finally, there's the Nitro 50 series of gaming desktops. Here, things ratchet down to Intel's 10th Gen Core i7 processor, NVIDIA RTX 2060 SUPER graphics, and up to 64GB of RAM.

Here's a look at the full specs.

Category Spec
OS Windows 10 Pro
Windows 10 Home
Processor 10th Gen Intel
Core i7
Core i5
Core i3
RAM 4GB, 8GB, 16GB DDR4-2666MHz
Upgradeable to 64GB
Graphics NVIDIA RTX 2060 Super
NVIDIA GTX 1660 Super
NVIDIA RTX 2060
NVIDIA GTX 1650
Storage 3TB 5,400 RPM HDD
1TB, 2TB 7,200 RPM HDD
128GB, 256GB, 512GB, 1TB M.2 PCIe SSD
Connectivity Wi-Fi 6
Realtek 8118AS Dragon Ethernet
Dimensions 6.9 (W) x 15.2 (D) x 15.4 (H) inches
(175mm x 386mm x 392mm)
Availability September (North America)
August (EMEA)
July (China)
Price From $800

The Nitro 50 is expected to launch in North America in September starting at $800. EMEA territories are expected to get the Nitro 50 in August, while China can expect it in July.