Acer has announced an update to two of its flagship gaming desktops, the Predator Orion 3000 and the Acer Nitro 50. The setups have been updated to include some of the latest hardware. Designed for gaming, streaming, and video editing, these pre-built PCs can now potentially compete with some of the best gaming desktops out there. Acer also announced the pricing for the new gaming rigs.
In a press release released today, Acer states that both areas of the desktop have been improved across the board, but the biggest changes are in the graphics cards and processors. Both the Predator Orion 3000 and Acer Nitro 50 now benefit from some of the latest technologies, including 11th generation Intel Core or AMD Ryzen 5000 processors and RTX 30 series graphics cards.
The first of the two upgraded gaming desktops, the Predator Orion 3000, will be equipped with top-notch components, all neatly packaged in a large case. The design screams “gamer” and it’s all about sharp angles and soft RGB lighting. It’s definitely a modern setup and looks exactly what you’d expect from a high-end gaming rig, with a lot of emphasis on proper airflow. In addition to the spacious interior, you’ll find a 92mm FrostBlade fan that should hopefully keep temperatures under control.
The processor has been upgraded to an 11th generation Intel Core i7, and the GPU is now an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070. This is combined with up to 64 GB of DDR4 3200 MHz memory. When customizing the rig, customers can choose to add up to 2 TB PCIe NVMe SSD storage and up to 6 TB HDD. You can also adjust the front of the case to add additional vertical bars of light.
When it comes to the Nitro 50 (N50-120 and N50-620), it differs from the Predator in one key way: you can choose between AMD and Intel. You have the choice between an AMD Ryzen 9 5900 series and a Core i7 processor. In both models, this is combined with the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti graphics card from Nvidia. The similarities don’t stop there – you can add up to 64 GB of dual-channel 3200 MHz RAM, up to 3 TB of storage, and an M.2 2280 PCIe NVMe SSD.
A cool feature of the Nitro 50 with a metal housing is the wireless charging pad. By default, this is not part of the setup. However, when you add it to the desktop, you can charge any mobile device that supports the Qi standard. Acer promises that you can charge your device in under 60 minutes with the Nitro Wireless Pad.
All three new releases are expected to hit the market in North America this July. Acer announced that the Predator Orion 3000 will cost $ 1,199 and the Nitro 50 will only cost $ 949. This makes these desktops surprisingly affordable considering how solid their specs are.
It should be noted that the prices announced by Acer are only the initial brackets. Depending on the number of customization options you might use, you might have to shell out more if you want your hands on one of the new versions of Acer.