Acer launches new Predator, AIO, compact desktops

By on
With the holidays approaching, system builders are making every effort to get your attention. Acer is no exception, unveiling three desktops today, including a more affordable version of the Aspire Predator gaming rig we reviewed in August. Acer calls its new Predator (AG5900) a "mainstream alternative" to the premium AG7750, but it still offers plenty of performance for gamers and enthusiasts.

The "budget" machine packs an Intel Core i7-870, a 1GB ATI Radeon HD 5850, 8GB of RAM, 1.5TB of storage, a DVD drive, and it has three open 3.5-inch bays as well as one standard PCI and two PCIe x1 slots. That compares to the AG7750's i7-930, Nvidia GeForce GTX 470 (motherboard supports tri-SLI), 12GB of RAM, and 2TB of storage. Pricing is $1,350 for the former, $2,000 for the latter.

Additionally, the Taiwanese manufacturer has launched the new 21.5-inch Aspire Z3100 all-in-one PC and updated its existing 23-inch AZ5700 AIO. For $600, the smaller model features a 2.0GHz AMD Athlon II 170u processor, 3GB of RAM, an Nvidia GeForce 9200, and a 500GB HDD. Meanwhile, the larger version offers a multitouch display, a Core i5-650, 4GB of RAM, and 1TB of storage for $1,099.

On the smaller end of the spectrum, Acer has announced a new nettop system designed for home entertainment and general purpose use. The Aspire Revo AR3700 is priced at $350 and includes a dual-core Intel Atom D525 processor, discrete graphics courtesy of the Nvidia Ion, 2GB of RAM, a 250GB hard drive, and standard I/O such as HDMI-out, six USB 2.0 ports, and 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi.

Add New Comment

TechSpot Members
Login or sign up for free,
it takes about 30 seconds.
You may also...
Get complete access to the TechSpot community. Join thousands of technology enthusiasts that contribute and share knowledge in our forum. Get a private inbox, upload your own photo gallery and more.