The gaming field in India is heating up. Acer today took the fights to the doorsteps of Dell and Asus and launched the Predator gaming series in India to counter the Alienware and ROG series. The Predator portfolio includes notebook, desktop, gaming monitor and even a projector optimized for gaming.
Acer Predator 15 and 17 notebooks are powered by the 6th gen Intel Core i7 processors with NVIDIA GeForce graphics. The Predator 15 notebook line up comes with a 15.6 inch display with a choice of fullHD or 4K (3840×2160) resolution panels. The Predator17 notebooks feature 17.3-inch FullHD displays. Both the models can support up to three displays including one NVIDIA G-Sync monitor.
Acer claims the notebooks have advanced cooling and stellar audio capabilities to up the gaming experience. They also come with DDR4 memory, PCIe solid state drives. On visual terms. the notebooks flaunts red accents on the black chassis with symmetric lines and soft texture coating for better looks and ergonomics. The notebook also features ‘Killer DoubleShot Pro’, a new technology that enables Ethernet and Wi-Fi connections to work together. The ‘Killer Network Manager’ determines the attributes of each link and dedicates connections to each and every app.
Predator FrostCore technology claims to keep the temperature at bay and plus there is also a Asus exclusive swappable Cooler Master fan module, which can be inserted into the optical drive bay for cooling down the system during gaming sessions. The notebooks also come with Asus Predator DustDefender technology which employs dual high-speed fans with reverse rotation to remove dust build up that can block the air circulation.
For gaming freaks, the notebook offers customization and control of gaming features including macro programmable keys for up to 15 in-game shortcuts and adjustable lighting controls. The keyboard is divided into four lighting zones for better demarcation and also the intensity of light in the zones can be customized. Plus, there is a dedicated physical key that can lock both the window key and touchpad to prevent accidental invoking while gaming with other accessories.
The Predator notebooks also gets the cool look with the sporty red accents to compliment the black chassis with symmetric lines and soft texture coating for extra grip and gaming ergonomics.
The Acer Predator Notebook series starts at an MRP of Rs 1,79,000/-
If you prefer gaming on desktops, Acer has also announced the Predator G6 and G3 desktops, powered by 6th gen Intel Core i7-6700K processors, a whooping 64GB of DDR4 dual-channel memory, NVIDIA’s® GeForce® GTX 980 and running on Windows 10 OS. The desktop is complimented with SteelSeries APEX RAW keyboard, SteelSeries Sensei RAW gaming mouse. To be available from the month of May, the G series Desktop pricing starts at Rs 1,20,000.
Also made available in the Indian market is the World’s first curved 34-Inch Acer Predator X34 Gsync Gaming Monitor and the high-end Predator Z35 is a 35-inch curved ultra-widescreen G-Sync display with a VA panel. The Acer Predator range of monitors starts from Rs 39,000 and goes upto Rs 1,10,000 for the top of the line Z35 Curved Gaming Monitor.
Acer also had brought in the other gaming peripherals in the Predator series like mouse, headset, mouse pad etc.
So if you are a gamer, these are exciting times.