Acer's new Nitro desktop and displays pack power for casual gamers

Acer's beastly new Predator lineup is likely to get most of the attention from gamers today, but the company also unveiled something for the casual crowd at its Next@Acer event. That is, the new Acer Nitro 50 desktop and Nitro displays. Every bit of the lineup includes plenty of gaming power, but at a pretty reasonable price.

First up is the Nitro 50 series, which is powered by Intel's latest 8th Gen processors, with Core i3-8100, i5+ 8400, and i7 8700 options available. That's backed up by up to 64GB of dual-channel DDR4 2666 MHz RAM and up to 32GB of Intel Optane memory.

As for graphics, Acer is offering up choices for both team green and team red. On the NVIDIA side, you can choose from a GeForce GTX 1070, 1060, 1050Ti, or 1050. For AMD fans, Radeon RX580X and RX580 cards are available. That's followed up with up to 3TB of traditional hard drive storage, or up to four 512GB M.2 SSD drives. An optional wireless charging pad is also available.

Acer Nitro VG0

Acer Nitro RG0

On the display side of things, there are two Nitro monitors to choose from. The Nitro VG0 series is available in 21.5-inch, 23.8-inch, or 27-inch IPS varieties. Resolutions come in at 1080p, 1440p, and 4K, respectively. Each has a response time of 1ms across the board, and refresh rates vary from 60Hz ro 144Hz, depending on the model.

As for the Nitro RG0 series, you'll have two size options here: 23.8 inches or 27 inches. The IPS display on either is only available in 1080p resolution, and you're looking at a 75Hz refresh rate with a 1ms response time.

Availability and pricing varies by region, but it lines up like this. In North America and China, the Nitro 50 series desktop will be available in July, starting at $799 and ¥5,999, respectively. EMEA regions will get the desktop this month, starting at €999.

The displays, meanwhile, will be available at $129.99 for the VG0 and $169.99 for the RG0 in North America starting in June and July, respectively. EMEA regions will see the VG0 for €129 and the RG0 for €139 this month. China will only get the VG0, with prices starting at ¥999 this month.

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