- The Acer Predator 2022 lineup debuted today at CES.
- New 12th-generation Intel Core and AMD Ryzen 6000 processors are now available in the computers.
- Acer is also focusing on Mini-LED technology with its displays and is also upgrading some of its consumer PCs.
Acer unveiled its new Chromebooks for 2022 yesterday, kicking off the CES 2022 reveals. Today Acer is unveiling a ton of gaming products, including brand new Predator gaming screens, desktops and laptops, with a Nitro 5 laptop refresh inside.
Aside from the Acer Predator 2022 lineup, the company is also updating some of its consumer offerings. The common factor in all computer updates is the chip upgrade. You now get the brand new 12th Gen Intel and AMD Ryzen 6000 Series CPUs. Acer is also putting an emphasis on Mini-LED with its gaming displays this time around.
Predator Gaming Screens
Acer has three Predator gaming screens coming out. All three are positioned as gaming monitors, but one is a TV-sized gaming display.
Acer Predator X32 / X32 FP
The Acer Predator X32 series has two monitors. The Predator X32 and X32FP are both IPS Mini LED monitors, with VESA DisplayHDR 1000 certification, 576-zone local dimming and a resolution of 3,840 x 2,160 pixels. The X32 goes up to 160Hz via DisplayPort and comes with Nvidia G-Sync Ultimate and Nvidia Reflex. Meanwhile, the Predator X32 FP goes up to 165 Hz and gets HDMI 2.1 in addition to DP. The X32 FP also gets a USB-C port with 90W power delivery.
Acer’s Predator X32 will be available for the first time in China from Q2 2022, priced at 12,999 Chinese Yuan (~$2,046). North America, Europe, Middle East and Africa will get it in Q3 2022, starting at $1,999 / €1,899.
The Predator X32 FP will also be available first in China, starting in March 2022 for 10,999 Chinese Yuan (~$1,731). Availability in North America, Europe, Middle East and Africa is planned for Q2 2022, starting at $1,799 / €1,599.
Acer Predator CG48
The latest gaming screen that Acer is launching today is one that it thinks can replace your TV. The Acer Predator CG48 is a 48-inch 4K OLED display with refresh rates up to 138 Hz. HDMI 2.1 and DisplayPort 1.4 are also on board. You get AMD FreeSync Premium Pro for VRR.
The Predator CG48 will be available in China from Q2 2022 for 14,999 Chinese Yuan ($2,360). North America, Europe, Middle East and Africa will get it in Q3 2022, starting at $2,499 / €2,199.
Predator gaming desktops
Next up are Acer’s Predator gaming desktops, with two new models launching today.
Acer Predator Orion 5000
The Acer Predator Orion 5000 gaming desktop comes with a 12th-generation Intel Core i7 processor with an Intel H670 chipset motherboard and up to an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 GPU. You can also configure it to have up to 64GB of 4,000MHz DDR5 memory and up to 2TB PCIe 4.0 SSDs. The Orion 5000 has a pretty good looking new full-tower chassis made of darkened glass and metal mesh and comes with a decent amount of customizability.
The Predator Orion 5000 will be the first to go on sale in China, starting in January, for 14,999 Chinese Yuan ($2,360). North American availability is set for February and will cost $2,599. Availability in Europe, the Middle East and Africa is planned for March, with a price of €1,999.
Acer Predator Orion 3000
The Predator Orion 3000 gaming desktop is a mid-tower system that also comes with a 12th-generation Intel Core i7 processor. However, you get Intel’s B660 chipset and GPU options maxed out here with the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070. RAM options are up to 64GB of 3,200MHz DDR4 RAM, and storage includes a 2TB PCIe NVMe SSD and 6TB SATA3 HDD.
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The Predator Orion 3000 will be available in China from January for 11,999 Chinese Yuan (~$1,888). After that, it will go on sale in North America in February for a price of $1,999. Europe, Middle East and Africa will get it in March 2022 from €1,299.
Predator and Nitro Gaming Laptops
Acer today launched three new laptops. These are the updated models of some of Acer’s most popular Predator and Nitro gaming laptops.
Acer Predator Triton 500 SE (PT516-52s)
The Acer Predator Triton 500 SE gets a special edition treatment with this refresh. You get a thin all-metal design and updated internals. It now gets a 12th-gen Intel Core i9 processor, an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 Ti GPU, and a 16-inch display with a resolution of 2,560 x 1,600 at 240 Hz with a response time of 3 ms and G-Sync. There’s also up to 32GB of 5,200MHz LPDDR5 RAM and up to 2TB of PCIe Gen-4 SSD storage. To top it off are USB 3.2 Gen-2, Thunderbolt 4, and HDMI 2.1 ports.
The Predator Triton 500 SE will go on sale in North America in March for $2,299, after its release in Europe, Middle East, Africa and China in February for €3,499 / 24,999 Chinese Yuan (~$3,934).
Acer Predator Helios 300
The Acer Predator Helios 300 has also been refreshed with new hardware. You get up to a 12th-gen Intel Core i7 processor and an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 or RTX 3070 Ti GPU. DDR5 memory is also onboard, but you only get up to 32GB of 4,800MHz RAM. You also get up to 2TB of PCIe Gen-4 SSD storage. Rounding out is a 15.6-inch display with a resolution of 2,560 x 1,440 at 165 Hz. Acer will also sell a 17.3-inch model with a choice of a Full HD display with 144 or 165Hz refresh rates, or a QHD panel with a 165Hz refresh rate.
The Predator Helios 300 will be available in North America in May for $1,649, following its release in Europe, Middle East, Africa and China in February, starting at $2,299 / 11,999 Chinese Yuan (~$1,888).
Acer Nitro 5
The Acer Nitro 5 is one of the company’s most popular laptops, getting both a new design and a specification upgrade. You can now choose from a variety of configurations with choices between the 12th Gen Intel Core i7 processor or AMD Ryzen 6000 series processor. You also get an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 Ti GPU. RAM options are up to 32 GB DDR4-3200 for the Intel models and up to 32 GB DD5-4800 RAM for the AMD models. Display options include a Full HD 144Hz panel and a QHD 165Hz panel, with the AMD models getting AMD FreeSync.
The Intel model of the Nitro 5 will be available in March in North America for $1,049, following its February release in Europe, Middle East, Africa and China, starting at €1,549 / 9,499 Chinese Yuan (~$1,495). ).
The AMD model of the Nitro 5 will go on sale a little later in April in North America, Europe, the Middle East and Africa for $1,099 / €1,599. This follows its March release in China for 8,999 Chinese Yuan (~$1,416).
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Acer Consumer PCs
Acer also has a number of upgrades for its Swift and Aspire series consumer PCs. Pricing and availability details for these systems will come later.
Acer Swift X
Acer’s ultraportable Swift X laptop gets an upgrade with the latest 12th-generation Intel Core processor. The 14-inch model gets a 16:10 display with a resolution of 2,240 x 1,400 with an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050 Ti GPU.
The 16-inch model comes with a 16:10 panel with a resolution of 2,560 x 1,600 and Intel’s brand new Arc Graphics. Both models get LPDDR5 RAM and up to 1TB PCIe SSD storage with one Gen-4 and one Gen-3 slot. Both models also get a 59-watt-hour battery and the 14-inch model weighs 1.4kg (~3.1lbs), while the 16-inch model weighs 1.79kg (~3.95lbs). The Acer Swift X comes with advanced cooling features.
Acer Aspire C27 and C24
Acer’s more grounded all-in-one (AIO) PCs are also getting an upgrade. You get Full HD touchscreens, up to 12th Gen Intel Core i7 processors, and the latest NVIDIA GeForce MX550 GPU. This is supported by 64GB DDR4 RAM and a 1TB PCIe Gen-3 SSD along with a 2TB HDD.
All of Acer’s new PC offerings come with Windows 11 on board.