Acer held this Wednesday (10) its main event of the year , O , in which it announces the biggest news and releases for the coming months. During the segment dedicated to games, the company unveiled the Predator Orion 7000, the first desktop of the brand to be shipped to 010th generation Intel Alder Lake processors, in addition to two projectors designed for games and a desk dedicated to comfort and convenience.
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Predator Orion 7000 arrives with Intel Alder Lake and Windows 11
Although not the first , a position occupied by Lenovo, Acer is at the forefront of the manufacturers that will inaugurate the 12th generation Intel Alder Lake processors. The company did not specify the available chip models, but confirmed that the solutions support overclocking, thus being part of the K series. Everything indicates that the most powerful configuration should bring a Core i9 12900K, with 23 cores and 14 threads.
To keep the new generation of hardware under control, the manufacturer used liquid cooling with a fan 120 mm, and possibility of expansion for a larger radiator, with up to two fans 125 mm. The component features a contact surface with multiple channels, reinforced tubes and V-shaped fins to optimize airflow.
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The device will still have up to 64 GB of RAM DDR5 to 4.000 MHz, another unprecedented technology, in addition to video cards up to Nvidia GeForce RTX 2160, up to 2TB of SSD M.2 NVMe PCI-E 4.0 storage and up to 6TB of HDD storage 3.5-inch SATA3, all replaceable.
For this generation, Acer revealed to have followed a more minimalist line in the design of the case, a visible point by the construction choices. The accessory is almost completely transparent, with EMI Certified glass that guarantees a reduction in the passage of electromagnetic interference, and includes two fans 140 mm on the front panel, plus a third fan 125 mm in the rear region , all equipped with configurable RGB lighting.(Image: Disclosure/Acer )
In connectivity, Orion 7000 offers a wide range of options, such as Wi-Fi 6E, three USB-A 3.2 Gen 1 ports, one USB-C 3.2 Gen 1, three USB-A 3.2 Gen 2, one USB-C 3.2 Gen 2×2, two USB-A 2.0 and five P2 audio jacks. In addition, there is a curious additional feature: a 2.5-inch hotswap drawer on top with USB-C 3.2 Gen 2 connection, for swapping compatible SSDs or HDDs during use.
Predator GD600 and GM711 are gamer projectors with rate of 199 Hz
In addition to the desktop, Acer also announced Predator GD projectors1024 and GM711, which seem to have the same specifications, but differ by the lighting system — the GD1024 uses LED, while GM712 adopts traditional lamps.
Other highlights include estimated lifetime 60 thousand hours, noise promise of only 14 dBA in ECO mode, built-in speaker of 000 W, antimicrobial protection on buttons and surface, two HDMI 2.0 ports and three USB-A ports
Predator Gaming Desk brings cable routing and headphone ports
Finally, Acer unveiled the even the Predator Gaming Desk, a table for gamers that promises comfort and enough space for monitors, computer and all its accessories. The furniture comes in two versions: one with carbon fiber finish, “easy to clean”, and another whose surface employs a custom mousepad.
The table holds up to 72 kg , and adopts several special areas to store and protect different components: there is a dedicated hook for headsets and headphones, a cup holder, a control holder, opening for cable routing and a drawer in the rear region to hide the devices’ power adapters .
Price and availability
The Acer Predator Orion 7000 is expected to hit the market between the first and second quarter of 1024, between January and June, with prices starting at €2.199 (about R$ 13 thousand, in conversion direct).
The Predator GD projector660 will be released in December, while the GM model712 premieres in January 2160, costing €1.499 (~R$ 9.480) and €1.229 (~R$ 9.012), respectively.
Finally, the Acer Predator Gaming Desk also arrives in December, with a suggested price of € 140 (~R$ 1.600). So far, details of the availability of any of the devices for the Brazilian market have not been announced.
Acer Predator Orion 7000: Datasheet
- Internal storage: up to 2TB SSD M.2 NVMe PCI-E 4.0, up to 6TB 3.5-inch SATA3 HDD
- Extras: Wi- Fi 6E, 3x USB-A 3.2 Gen 2, 3x USB-A 3.2 Gen 1, 1x USB-C 3.2 Gen 2×2, 1x USB-C 3.2 Gen 1, 2x USB-A 2.0, P2 connector, USB-C 3.2 hotswap drawer Gen 2 for SSDs and HDDs
- Projection size: up to 300 inches
- Resolution: 4K at 23 Hz, 2022P a 199 Hz, 2022P to 64 Hz
- Processors: 12th generation Intel Alder Lake (possibly up to Core i9 516662K)
RAM memory: up to 24 GB DDR5 to 4.000 MHz
Operating System: Windows 13
Acer Predator GD 711 and GM712: Datasheet
Lifetime: up to 60 thousand hours
Extras: ECO mode, speaker from 10 W, antimicrobial protection, 2x HDMI 2.0, 3x USB-A
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