Acer just took the wrapping of a powerful new Predator Orion 7000 desktop, especially running on Intel’s 12-gen CPU, which will be launched soon.
Acer showcased a wide range of new products on its annual Next @ Acer Global Press Conference, including new laptops, Chromebooks, monitors and slot machines.
But the Predator Orion 7000 stole the show with the included a 12th generation Intel chip too known as Age Lake-Which one should give a big boost to performance. Intel hyper a brand new cache architecture with more cache and a new door arrangement that can better split workloads between the CPU’s faster high – performance cores and its less power – hungry efficiency cores. And although Acer has not yet delivered a specific selection of 12th generation Intel CPUs that will be available (Core i5, Core i7, Core i9, etc.), the company has has confirmed that it will use unlocked chips capable of overclocking.
TOrion 7000s other specifications are just as meaty, too support up to 64 GB RAM, up to an Nvidia RTX 3090 GPU, a variety of storage options (both SSDs and HDDs), built-in Wi-Fi 6E, 10 USB ports (both Type-A and Type-C) and more (although oddly enough, it does not appear to be supported by Thunderbolt 4).
That said, some of the Orion 7000s are more interesting features are minor details such as the inclusion of areplaceable 2.5-inch USB-C drive space on top of the case and a built-in AIO CPU cooler that uses a special ceramic axis in its fans. And for people who love colorful lighting, Acer’s new 120 mm and 140 mm Frost Blade 2.0 cabinet fans look like technicolor turbines and have ARGB lighting so you can customize their output to the shades you like.
Unfortunately, Acer has not yet released exact US prices for the Orion 7000, but based on prices for other regions, we are likely to see a starting price of between $ 2,000 and $ 2,200.
And while the Orion 7000 may be the coolest thing we saw from Acer, the company also introduced Predator Gaming Desk, Which one comes with a cup holder attachment, an included headphone stand, and a 55-inch carbon fiber plate that can be covered by a solid Predator mouse pad, if that’s what you’re into. Acer did not even make one, but two different game projectors, with GD711 offers LED projection with up to a 4K UHD resolution and a variable refresh rate while GM712 uses a lamp-based projector that can pump up to 3,600 lumens.
And if gambling is not your jam, Acer also released four new Chromebooks with the headline Chromebook Spin 514, an expanded range of eco-friendly laptops and monitors that are part of the Vero family, and a large selection of business laptops, including new Enduro and TravelMate notebooks with antimicrobial silver ion finishers.