At its pre-IFA 2017 event, Acer has unveiled a new range of next-gen PCs and laptops. In its gaming line up, Predator, the Taiwanese tech firm has introduced the first gaming PC that comes with inbuilt pair of wheels, the Predator Orion 9000. The PC is expected to hit the markets by December at a base price of $1999.
The pair of wheels attached with the Acer Predator Orion 9000 aims to make it easy for users to carry it around. “I don’t know if you noticed in the video, but we’ve actually put wheels on this one!” said Acer executive Steven Funcke at the event while launching the gaming PC. “So even though this is a very big chassis, it’s even going to be a little bit portable for you.”
As one can imagine, the gaming PC is heavy mainly because of its powerful innards. Acer says that gamers can customise the Predator Orion 9000 with Intel Core i9 Extreme Edition processor, couple of NVIDIA GTX 1080i graphics cards and up to 128GB DDR4 RAM. Gamers can also customise the rig with up to 4-way AMD Radeon RX Vega graphic cards.
The device can comprise of up to five fans (customisable with RGB lights) and features a black-and-silver spacecraft-like exterior with customizable RGB lighting along the sides of the front bezel, says Acer. It also comes with liquid cooling and the company’s home-made IceTunnel 2.0 tech to keep the temperature in check.
On the connectivity front the Acer Predator Orion 9000 includes two USB 3.1 Gen 2 ports, eight USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports and two USB 2.0 ports. The rig also supports total of three M.2 slots.
“The Predator Orion 9000 is the most powerful PC we’ve ever made,” said Jeff Lee, general manager, stationary computing, IT Products Business, Acer. “With 4-way graphics and 18-core processors, it is a platform that takes gamers and intense graphic users beyond their dreams.”