Acer Predator 17 X VR-ready notebook, Switch Alpha 12 liquid-cooled 2-in-1 announced


Acer Predator 17 X

Acer at its next@acer event in NYC introduced new Predator gaming line with notebooks and desktops ready for virtual reality and Switch Alpha 12 liquid-cooled 2-in-1 notebook. The new Predator 17 X notebook also has custom triple-fan cooling system, compact Predator G1 desktop supports full-sized GeForce GTX graphics (up to Titan X) and new Predator Z1 series of monitors includes Acer’s first curved 27-inch gaming monitor featuring NVIDIA G-SYNC technology that matches the monitor’s refresh rate with the PC’s powerful GPU, to eliminate screen tearing and minimize stuttering

Predator G1 and Predator Z1

The Predator G1 desktop supports full-sized NVIDIA GeForce GTX graphics (up to Titan X), 6th Generation Intel Core processors, up to 64GB DDR4 memory, 4K2K Ultra High Definition visuals, up to a 4TB (7200 RPM) hard disk drive or a 512GB solid state drive. Both the Predator 17 X notebook and Predator G1 desktop are NVIDIA GeForce VR-Ready, as well as ready for virtual reality (VR) devices from Oculus, HTC Vive, OSVR and StarVR.

Acer Predator 17 X

Acer Predator 17 X features and specifications

  • 17.3-inch G-SYNC panel FHD IPS (1920 x 1080) or UHD IPS (4K 3840 x 2160) display
  • 6th Generation Intel Core i7-6820HK processor, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 (8GB GDDR5) graphics
  • Overclocking – Turbo speeds of up to 4.0GHz for the CPU; up to 1310MHz for the GPU; and up to 3.7GHz for VRAM
  • Custom triple-fan cooling system provides superior thermal performance and helps extend the lifespan of components and the system
  • Windows 10 Home / Pro
  • up to 64GB DDR4-2133 memory, up to 512GB NVMe PCIe SSD in a three-SATA-SSD RAID 0 array, up to 2TB HDD
  • Ethernet, Thunderbolt 3, USB-C, 4 x USB 3.1 ports, SD card reader

Acer Switch Alpha 12

Acer Switch Alpha 12 features and specifications

  • 12-inch (2160×1440 pixels) 10-point multi-touch display with optional Acer Active Pen
  • up to 8GB of RAM, up to 512GB of storage
  • 6th Generation Intel Core i7, Core i5 or Core i3 processors
  • Windows 10 Home / Pro
  • 1080p Web cam
  • LiquidLoop cooling system provides improved reliability
  • Dimensions:  292.1x 201.4 x 15.85mm; Weight: 1.25kg when keyboard is connected
  • up to 165 degrees built-in kickstand, attachable keyboard, fanless design, anodized aluminum chassis
  • 2 x USB 3.1 ports, HDMI, 3 x USB Type-A ports, DisplayPort
  • up to 8-hour of battery life

Pricing and availability

  • Acer Predator 17 X – starts at $2,799 (Rs. 1,86,130) / €2,499 / ¥39,999. – available in North America and Europe in June, China in May
  • Acer Switch Alpha 12 – starts at $599 (Rs. 39,830 approx.) / €699 /  ¥5,999 – available in North America in June, EMEA and China in May
  • Acer Predator G1 desktops – starts at $2,299 (Rs. 1,52,860 approx.) /  €1,199 / ¥10,999 – available in  Europe in June, North America and China in July
  • Acer Predator Z1 monitors – starts at $599 (Rs. 39,830 approx.) / €599 / ¥4,999 – available in North America and Europe in June and China in May

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