Acer shows off their stuff at IFA in Berlin

Subject: Shows and Expos | August 29, 2018 - 02:27 PM |
Tagged: Swift 5, Predator XB273K, OJO 500, Nitro XV273K, g-sync, freesync, aspire, acer

Acer announced a variety of new products at IFA, from monitors to laptops by way of a gaming throne. First up are a pair of monitors, the G-Sync Predator XB273K and FreeSync Nitro XV273K and two other models.  The 4k IPS Predator sports an impressive 144Hz top refresh rate, with a variety of Acer VisionCare features to reduce eyestrain.

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The Nitro series support FreeSync, and come in three models, a 4k IPS display and two 2560×1440 models, one IPS and one TN.  All three monitors can match the 144Hz top refresh rate of the Predator.  Purists will be a little disappointed that all four of these monitors were designed to the VESA DisplayHDR 400 standard.

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A wide variety of laptops were revealed, including the Swift 5 which is the lightest 15" laptop on the market.  The magnesium-lithium alloy construction of the body keeps the weight to 990g (2.2lbs), which is lighter than most high end CPU heatsinks.  Inside you can choose from a i7-8565U or Core
i5-8265U, up to 16GB DDR4 and an NVMe SSD.

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Their Aspire lineup has been updated with the Aspire 7 series featuring the Intel i7-8705G or or i5-8305G processor both of which have AMD's Radeon RX Vega M GL graphics onboard.  The Aspire 5 will offer a choice of 8th gen Amber Lake-Y or Whiskey Lake-U chips paired with NVIDIA's GeForce MX150 GP while the Aspire 3 line will offer a low cost laptop for students, with the choice to include an optical drive.

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If you are looking for an all-in-one, the Aspire Z 24 is a impressive implementation of that form factor.  Hidden behind the 1080p 10 point touchscreen is a Whiskey Lake-U processor paired with a GeForce MX15 and even support for up to 32GB of Optane memory.  It is designed to be controllable from up to 4 metres away, offering more than just a small footprint on a work desk.

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Last but not least is the OJO 500 Mixed Reality headset.  The two screens combine to offer a 100 degree FOV at a 2880 x 1440 resolution with up to a 90Hz refresh rate.  Acer chose to include small speakers in the headset as opposed to integrated headphones, in keeping with the mixed reality nature of the headset. The headset and two Bluetooth controllers will sell for $399US and will be compatible with Steam as well as Windows 10.

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This is a Thronos, in which a Predator desktop PC and three screens can prevent any chance of human interaction.

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Source: Acer

August 29, 2018 | 04:32 PM - Posted by Randy (not verified)

Not gonna lie.....that Thronos contraption is like stupidly novelty and niche.....and although I'd never buy it.....I really want one lol.

August 29, 2018 | 05:48 PM - Posted by BeerSight (not verified)

"This is a Thronos, in which a Predator desktop PC and three screens can prevent any chance of human interaction."

And I just had to do a double take because at first glance I thought I was looing at a VR headset on a neat little stand! But that could just be because of the Beer and that ravishing supermodel next to me is actually a coyote and we are both caught in bear trap!

August 29, 2018 | 07:01 PM - Posted by Dark_wizzie

Still no update on 1440p gsync panels ever being updated...

August 30, 2018 | 01:20 AM - Posted by Godrilla

Generic gaming chair or is it at $3500

IWR1 IMPERATORWORKS Brand Gaming chair, Computer chair for office and home; For triple monitors https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BKT53K7/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_D23HBbCCYRAMT

August 30, 2018 | 12:24 PM - Posted by Rocky123 (not verified)

They got some nice new toys to show that is for sure but what is up with all of these shows and events now days. It seems like one is over and then another one starts right up behind it.

Where you used to get maybe like 4 events a year and everyone involved would strut their stuff and show off new toys we now got events coming out of our ying yangs. It has gotten to the point where it is actually getting boring because there is so many events going on at all times now days. Maybe these companies should focus more on spending money on making their products great and worry less about setting up for 8-10 events a year.

Yea I know I am in the minority as most people just eat this crap up and love every second of it I am not one of those people I guess..lol The only event I am excited for that is coming up in 2019 is the launch of Zen 2 Ryzen 3000 series and maybe Navi GPUs for the mid tier users.

August 31, 2018 | 09:30 AM - Posted by MrCamaro (not verified)

Why is it that all the gaming 4k 144hz monitors from acer come with that ugly cabinet sides on them? nobody wants that on their monitor. Is it atleast removeable?

September 16, 2018 | 11:25 AM - Posted by Jason Gamer (not verified)

They should include that gaming chair in lists like this :D

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