Acer launches eight ‘Predator’ gaming series devices in India

New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Acer India, the manufacturer of advanced electronics technology hardware, on Wednesday launched a series of its gaming hardware “Predator” that includes notebooks, desktops, projector and monitors in India.

Available in India now, the products in this line of series work in tandem with each other to provide a seamless immersive gaming experience.

The notebooks — Predator 15 and Predator 17 — run on 6th Generation Intel Core i7 with high-performance NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M graphics, 128 GB PCIe Solid State Drives (SSDs) with optional second 1TB 2.5-inch SSDs that work on 5400 RPM, advanced cooling and audio capabilities to deliver ultimate gaming experience.

The notebooks features “Killer DoubleShot Pro” technology that allows users to use Ethernet and WiFi connections together for high-speed online gaming experience.

The 15.6-inch “Predator 15” laptop has a 4K display and the “Predator 17” has a 17.3-inch full high-definition (FHD) display.

Both the devices have “Triple Fan Design” that keeps the machine cool while extreme gaming. They also consist of the Acer exclusive swappable “Cooler Master” fan module which can be inserted to notebook’s optical drive bay.

Both of them have dust protection fans made of aluminium and the “CoolBoost” technology delivers maximum speed and cooling power.

The company has fitted “SoundPound” technology in the laptops with four speakers and two woofers in Predator 17 and two speakers and one woofer in Predator 15.

The Acer Predator 15 and Predator 17, shipped with Windows 10 Home, are available for Rs.1,79,000 and come with gaming mouse and headphones.

The company also launched Predator G6 and G3 desktops powered by 6th Generation i7-6700K processors, Windows 10 operating system and up to 64GB DDR4 dual-channel memory.

The “One Punch” CPU over clocking capability is combined with “IceTunnel” cooling system to provide speed and cooling during extreme gaming periods.

The desktops run on NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 980 with ultra high-definition 4K2K display capabilities matched with Predator’s curved Z35 monitor with G-SYNC technology for stutter-proof gaming.

They have Creative’s “Sound Blaster” X-Fi MB5 audio and come with a support of 4TB of storage (expandable by a further 512 GB with SSD).

The desktop range starts from Rs.1,20,000.

Meanwhile, Predator Z650 projector is facilitated by its full HD projection with 20,000:1 contrast ratio and “ColorPurity” technology for clarity even after games are blown to massive screen sizes.

The projector can be connected to HDMI 3D and 3DTV for stereoscopic gaming and wireless technology makes it easier to share games.

The Acer Predator Z650 projector is available in India for Rs.1,29,000.

The company also launched two gaming monitors – Z35 and X34. The Z35 is a 35-inch curved ultra-widescreen G-sync display with VA panel. It has a 144 Hz refresh rate that can be raised to 200Hz for optimised gaming.

The monitor is fitted with 9-watt stereo speakers with Dolby HD audio and has a 4-port USB 3.0 hub.

Meanwhile, the X34 is world’s first 21:9 ultra-wide curved monitor with NVIDIA G-SYNC technology. It features IPS display panel with a 178-degree viewing angle giving a wider filed of view and increased perceived area of peripheral vision.

The monitor has two 7-watt speakers with DTS sound and zero-frame design with aluminium base. It supports DisplayPort and HDMI inputs and has USB 3.0 hub for fast charging of smartphones and other devices.

The Acer “Predator” range of basic monitors starts from Rs.39,000 and goes up to Rs.1,10,000 for high-end gaming monitors.

The company also launched gaming accessories including a gaming mouse, mousepad, a gaming headset and gaming utility backpack.

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