Acer introduces new Predator and Nitro gaming notebooks

  • Gaming notebooks to feature new Acer cooling technology
  • Comes equipped with 7th generation Intel processors and Nvidia GeForce GTX GPUs


Acer introduces new Predator and Nitro gaming notebooks


ACER Malaysia unveiled its two new gaming notebooks that cater to power-hungry gamers and those seeking a stylish product for work and entertainment.

The headline product of the lineup is Acer’s new Predator Helios 300 that sports a red metal chassis and iron-red backlit keyboard that is in line with the gaming line’s edgy look and feel.

It has a 15.6-inch full HD IPS display that is suited for gaming as it provides vibrant, vivid visuals as well as Dolby Audio Premium and Acer TrueHarmony audio.

On the inside, the Helios 300 is equipped with an overclockable Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 GPU, 7th generation Intel Core i7 processor and 8GB DDR4 RAM. It also comes coupled with a 256GB solid state drive and 1TB hard disk drive.

Users are able to upgrade the memory and storage components with ease through the access compartment on the bottom of the laptop.

For cooling, the Helios 300 comes armed with a dual fan system that features the company’s new proprietary AeroBlade 3D fan that is said to provide a 35% increase in airflow performance.

The laptop also comes with preloaded Predator Sense application which allows gamers to monitor and control their gaming experience from a single interface.

Connectivity wise, the Helios 300 includes a Gigabit Ethernet port, a USB 3.1 Type-C port, a USB 3.0 port with power-off USB charging, two USB 2.0 ports and an HDMI 2.0 connection.

Acer’s Predator Helios 300 is priced at US$1,402 (RM5,999).


Acer introduces new Predator and Nitro gaming notebooks


Following closely behind is the Acer Nitro 5, touted as a dream machine for casual gaming. Encased in a matte black chassis with a stylish design, right beneath it is a 15.6-inch Full HD IPS display. Similar to the Helios 300, it too has Dolby Audio Premium and Acer TrueHarmony technology for enhanced audio.

It comes powered by a 7th generation Intel Core i5 or i7 processor that can be configured with up to a Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti and also supports up to 16GB of DDR4 RAM.

To help it with cooling, the Nitro 5 sports dual fans with Acer Coolboost technology that allows users to manually control the cooling process.

Fast wired connections are possible via a Gigabit Ethernet port together with a USB 3.1 Type-C port, one USB 3.0 port, two USB 2.0 ports and an HDMI 2.0.

The Core i5 model with GTX 1050 graphics is priced at US$771 (RM3,299) while the Core i7 version with GTX 1050Ti graphics costs US$1,099 (RM4,699).


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