Conquering New Worlds
PC gamers love hardware. It glows, it whirrs, and it gives us the best gaming experience on the planet. And, damn, it's fun to tinker with.
That's why we get excited every time a new batch of hardware comes out that we get to game on, and Acer's new Predator lineup has our drool-rags out and ready to work! It's not just towers. The predator lineup also has top-of-the-line laptops, tablets, and monitors—everything we need for the complete gamer's lifestyle.
Let's take a look at some of the gorgeous beasts in Acer's Predator lineup, at both mid-range and high-range options, and check out how they can give us a leg up on the competition in battle.
Dominate the Desktop
PC gamers started at the desktop, and it's still the place we call home. That's why we get a little weak in the knees when we come face-to-face with a gaming god's getup like the Predator G6. This monster machine is the pinnacle of gaming desktops with a 6th-gen Intel Core i7-6700k processor, an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti, a mind-blowing 64 GB of DDR4 2133MHz RAM, and options for a PCIe SSD. Those beautiful innards are pure dream-fuel.
We really like the options that you get in this lineup with the Predator G3 series too. It brings in two models to choose from, which let you save money upfront and choose how to upgrade later. It's a super flexible option for gamers that want to upgrade over time or have a bit more control over each individual part that goes into the system—without having to worry with the numerous headaches of starting from scratch completely.
All the Predator models are incredibly powerful, and—our favorite part—built with sturdy, reliable parts that'll let you push your games to the max for years to come.
And, come on, just look at that case. It's awesome!
Conquer LANs with a Laptop
We can't always be at our desktops, though, and many gamers are adding a laptop to their arsenal, for gaming on the go.
The Acer Predator 17 and Predator 15 laptops show just how far gaming laptops have come from the olden days of overheating deadweights. These Predator laptops have got everything you want in a gaming PC with no compromises. Compare these innards to the desktop we look at last page. The top config for the laptops also has a Core i7 processor, the mobile version of the same GeForce GTX 980 GPU, 32GB of DDR4 RAM, an SSD, and over 1 TB of storage!
Some of the coolest goodies on these bad boys are out on display for the whole world to see. Dust guards, coolers, and battle-ready keyboard macro tools make sure that everyone can see just how badass this machine is.
Acer's Killer Doubleshot Pro tech is worth the price of admission alone. This genius gizmo lets you split internet traffic between the wired and wireless connections built into the laptop. That means you can dedicate your entire wired connection to a single game, and route all the ancillary traffic (internet browsers, chat programs, Windows background stuff) through the wireless, so that they don't cause any lag in your game. It's brilliant and something we'd expect from every quality gaming laptop going forward.
There are loads of different configs to choose your preference on the hardware, but the biggest difference between the 17 and 15 models is just screen size (17-inch and 15-inch, respectively). And when you're at home and want even more screen space, these sturdy machines hook up to Acer's Predator monitors with G-Sync nice and easy!
Take on the Competition Anywhere with a Tablet
Sometimes, even a laptop is too much muscle for what you need, and that's where Acer's awesome Predator 8 comes in. It's the best Android gaming tablet on the planet, and it's got the most gorgeous 8" screen to prove it to you.
The Predator boasts Acer's brilliant ColorBlast tech that gives perfect color with its incredible 100% NTSC color gamut. Super comfy grips on the side and back make it easy to hold and move quickly, so you never have to stop playing from fatigue, and it's got the best speakers to keep your in the action. You get all-around sound from the 4 high-quality speakers—directional sound from a tablet is incredible! That's definitely something your current tablet can't do, and it'll be a big boon in any sort of competitive gaming.
For the ultra experience, the Predator 8 also tosses in two separate haptic motors for realistic rumble feedback. It's got everything!
Redefine Gaming with this Mind-Blowing Monitor
We saved the best for last, in my opinion. The Predator X34 Monitor is what every gamer wants. Its ultrawide QHD 21:9 resolution completely redefines what it means to be a gaming monitor. It's curved, massive display will immerse you in the game's world completely—RPG, shooter, or any first-person game, really.
It's gorgeous, it's functional, and it is guaranteed to inspire jealousy in every other gamer within 100 yards. And it's not just the curve and huge size that matters—the advanced IPS tech in the monitor gives the best color without compromising speed, with smooth frames thanks to G-Sync. Hell, it can even be overclocked up to 100Hz! When's the last time you heard of a monitor that could do that?
But it's really the little things that prove you have the best gaming monitor on the planet. Like the customizable underglow colors on the Predator X34 that add the perfect predatory vibe to your gaming den.
Become the Predator
We absolutely love the new Predator lineup from Acer. It's got everything we're looking for—desktops, laptops, tablets, monitors—all with options across the mid- and high-end spectrums. And it never compromises quality. Everything is epic and built with top-shelf hardware that'll last.
If you're looking for ways to make your games run faster, look better, and wouldn't mind a little competitive edge over the competition in them, you've got to check out Acer's Predator lineup. Any gamer worth their RAM stick will be drooling when they see these awesome machines at their next LAN event.