Acer plans to make a splash at CES this year with a couple of new gaming PCs, both desktops. The company is unveiling two systems headlined by the US release of the Acer Predator Orion 9000, a top-of-the-line tower for gaming enthusiasts. With a very distinctive style, the Acer Predator Orion 9000 Gaming PC has a ton of power under the hood. The system also uses a combination of liquid cooling and a partitioned airflow system to drive some very high-end components with little noise and some room for overclocking, including up to an 18-core Intel Core i9, twin GeForce GTX 1080 Ti graphics cards and as much as 128GB of RAM.
The Acer Predator Orion 9000 case is also custom-made for LAN parties with handles and wheels, while the tool-free window can help with quicker part upgrades. There’s also a bunc of ports, including two USB 3.1 Gen 2 ports (one each of Type-C and Type-A), eight USB 3.1 ports (one Type-C and seven Type-A), and two USB 2.0 ports. The Acer Preditor Orion 9000 will start at just under $2k when it ships in February, although Acer hasn’t said what that configuration includes, although it’s speculated that the $2k price is the introductory configuration price, and the 18-core design will cost a bunch more.
Acer is also introducing their 15-inch Nitro 5 laptop, and it’s aim is for the casual gamer who wants enough power to run modestly demanding titles with portability in mind. It includes a Ryzen mobile processor and Radeon RX560 video, and you do get a solid-state drive up to 512GB, as much as 32GB of RAM and a bunch of connections that include USB Type-C, gigabit Ethernet and HDMI 2.0. The price is the real magic here. The Acer Nitro 5 will start at $799 when it ships in April.