Acer has added the Predator Orion X desktop and two curved monitors to its gaming line-up for 2023. The compact Predator Orion X gaming PC, with a space capsule-inspired design, is perfect for gamers and creators who need a small yet powerful computer.
Predator Orion X: Features and Design
Powered by up to a special edition 13th Gen Intel Core i9-13900KS processor and up to a liquid-cooled NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 GPU, the Predator Orion X gaming desktop boasts an impressive amount of power for a PC of its size. The desktop features a DIY-friendly design, with a magnetic front cover and metal side panels that protect the vital internal components. The Predator Orion X has a unique layout, with three distinct zones that allow for greater customization and performance. Zone 1 provides accessibility to the CPU, PSU, and SSD, while Zone 2 keeps the VGA and dual 2.5-inch SATA HDD slots within reach. Zone 3 is where the powerful internals are stored and features a 240 mm CPU liquid cooler to keep them at bay. The desktop also comes with a rotatable robotic-like arm on top that doubles as a headset rest.
The Predator Orion X has ample storage, with up to 32 GB DDR5-5600 RAM, two M.2 SSDs (up to 1 TB each), and an illuminated, hot-swap NVMe M.2 SSD drive bay for added capacity. The gaming rig offers fast and seamless connectivity with Intel Killer E3100G and Intel Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX211 and has numerous ports, including two USB3.2 Gen1 (one Type-C and one Type-A), a mic and combo jack at the front, a USB 3.2 Gen2x2 Type-C port, three USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-A ports, two USB 2.0, and an RJ45 located at the rear.
Predator Orion X: Gaming Performance
The Predator Orion X is a powerhouse, with the 13th Gen Intel Core i9-13900KS processor featuring 24 cores, 32 threads, and a 150W TDP with the latest hybrid architecture. It can reach a record-setting 6 GHz, providing high-powered processor performance. The gaming desktop also houses up to a liquid-cooled NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 GPU block that comes with 24 GB of G6X memory. The Predator Orion X’s custom-engineered, liquid-cooled cooling module and standard heat sink fans allow for the combination of some of the strongest gaming components within a condensed frame.
Curved Monitors: Nitro XZ452CU V and Predator X34 V
In addition to the Predator Orion X desktop, Acer has also released two curved monitors for gamers. The Nitro XZ452CU V curved gaming monitor offers a smooth and immersive display with its 1500R Dual QHD panel, 32:9 ultrawide aspect ratio, and 165 Hz refresh rate. The AMD FreeSync Premium Pro-supported DQHD monitor allows for a seamless viewing experience when playing games or multitasking.
The Predator X34 V gaming monitor is perfect for gamers who want brilliant visuals and a high refresh rate. The curved 34-inch OLED display has a UWQHD resolution and a 175 Hz refresh rate with 0.1 ms (G to G). The monitor has a DCI-P3 99% colour gamut and VESA DisplayHDR True Black 400, providing players with brilliant visuals and allowing them to play games in their full glory.
In terms of design, the Predator Orion X is a DIY-friendly gaming desktop that is easy to upgrade and customize. The removable magnetic front cover and metal side panels provide easy access to the internal components, while the mechanical arm-like headset cradle at the top adds a unique touch to its space-inspired aesthetic.
The Predator Orion X desktop and the Nitro XZ452CU V and Predator X34 V gaming monitors are the latest additions to Acer’s impressive gaming lineup. These products provide gamers with high-performance computing power, immersive visuals, and customizable designs, making them ideal for serious gamers who demand the best in terms of gaming equipment. The Predator Orion X desktop is a particularly impressive feat of engineering, as it combines powerful components in a compact chassis with a unique design that is both functional and aesthetically pleasing. With these new releases, Acer continues to cement its position as a leading provider of gaming hardware and equipment.