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Acer bulks up its Predator gaming rangeBy Tom Manners 28 September 2010 | Categories: news
Acer today announced that it will be bulking up its Acer Aspire Predator gaming desktop PC line-up with a new mainstream model.
Buyers will now be able to choose between the high-end Aspire Predator AG7750-U3222 or the more affordable the Aspire Predator AG5900-U3092.
Both models are strong in style and specs, which include Intel Core i7 quad-core processors and 1.5 TB (x2) hard drives among other key features.
"We're now offering two killer Predator models with the goal of satisfying a wider range of gamers," said Steve Smith, senior business manager of consumer desktops for Acer America. "Not everyone needs the most extreme gaming rig, so we designed the AG5900, a more mainstream alternative to our premium AG7750. The AG5900 boasts excellent core features, such as a high- speed processor, excellent graphics and tons of memory to hobble the competition at an affordable price."
Aspire Predator AG5900
The newest model in the Predator line, the Predator AG5900-U3092 sports a black chassis with orange accents and a vent based design. The power button, four USB ports as well as headphone and microphone jacks are angled on the top of the system along with a storage tray for storing and charging smart phones, digital cameras and other devices.
Cable management is provided for via intuitive grooves in the storage tray that allow different sizes of cable to snap in between. It also has four hard drive bays, two of which are easy-swap, enabling extra hard drives to be inserted without opening the box.
It also features 8GB DDR3 SDRAM and an Intel Core i7 870 processor with Intel Turbo Boost Technology, which heightens performance and increases energy efficiency by allowing near-zero power consumption for inactive cores. In addition, it is outfitted with an ATI Radeon HD 5850 graphics solution with 1 GB of dedicated memory, ATI Eyefinity Technology and full support for Microsoft DirectX 11.
Aspire Predator AG7750
The Predator AG7750-U3222, Acer's premium gaming system, features an NVIDIA GeForce GTX470 graphics solution with NVIDIA SLI technology, this system can scale performance by combining multiple NVIDIA graphics solutions in a 3-way SLI-certified motherboard, which can run up to three GPUs simultaneously. This also enables the system for 3D gaming.
The system also features an Intel Core i7 930 quad-core processor with Intel Turbo Boost Technology and 12GB SDRAM. The two-part liquid cooling system keeps the system cool even during intense gaming sessions.
The new Acer Aspire Predator models are currently available in the US. The Acer Aspire Predator AG5900-U3092 is available for $1349 (R11 200) and the Acer Aspire AG7750-U3222 for $1999 (R16 000).
No word on local pricing or availability has yet been given.
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