Something to look forward to: Acer has announced that it will be one of the first desktop PCs with 12th Gen Intel Alder Lake processors: the Predator Orion 7000. It will not only be equipped with the latest processors, but it can be equipped with all the features up to RTX. 3090.
The Predator Orion 7000 was one of several new products unveiled by Acer at the Next @ Acer global press conference. For obvious reasons, the company hasn’t revealed which of the as-yet-unannounced processors will be included in the PC, but given the rest of the specs, we can probably expect options to make it to flagship models – Acer did say there would be unlocked, overclockable processors. …
What we do know is that the Predator Orion 7000 will offer up to 64GB of DDR5-4000 RAM and graphics cards all the way up to the monstrous RTX 3090. The high-tech hardware will feature a case with transparent tempered glass side panels that show side panels. from two Predator FrostBlade 2.0 140mm front fans and a third 120mm rear fan, each capable of displaying a range of customizable ARGB lighting colors. You also get an AIO liquid CPU cooler.
In terms of storage, the PC comes with two PCIe Gen 4 NVMe SSDs up to 1TB each and two 3.5 ” SATA3 hard drives up to 3TB each. You also get a 2.5-inch USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C hot swap bay.
Connectivity is provided by Intel WiFi 6E (AX211) and 2×2 MU-MIMO technology, and the ports are three USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type A, one USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type C and two front panel audio connectors. and three USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A, one USB 3.2 Gen 2 × 2 Type-C, two USB 2.0 ports and three audio connectors on the rear panel. However, there is no mention of Thunderbolt support.
The Acer Predator Orion 7000 (P07-640) will be available in North America from Q2 2022 and will hit EMEA in Q1 2022. No US pricing has been announced, but EMEA pricing will start at € 2,199. That translates directly to $ 2,553, although taxes and the like mean that in the US it is likely to be closer to $ 2,200.
Acer also showcased the 55-inch Predator gaming table at its event. It features an optional full-length mouse pad as well as a stand, headphone hook, cup holder, and two cutouts for cable management.
The company also unveiled two 4K gaming projectors with built-in support for new consoles, allowing users to play in 1080p at 120Hz on PS5 / Xbox Series X | S. You can find out more about them, including their price and characteristics, here.