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Predator Triton 900 review: A flipping weird gaming laptop

Just as you think you know what gaming laptops look like, Acer goes and flips the standard design on its head with its new Predator Triton 900 gaming laptop.

All the new Acer products that will come to South Africa

The Next@Acer event last month delivered some impressive computing machines, and now we know which of them will come to South Africa.

Acer unveils several impressive machines at its Next@Acer event

Acer announced several new notebooks, Chromebooks and gaming machines at its annual Next@Acer event in New York yesterday. Here are our faves.

This is Acer’s R250,000 Predator Thronos gaming chair

Acer's Predator Thronos is a full-fat, spec-heavy gaming beast designed to cradle fully grown gamers in its loving, err, chair. We say fully grown because you’ll likely need your life savings to purchase one.

Acer Windows Mixed Reality Headset – Another way of looking at the world

Sometimes it’s nice to look at the world in a different way. And we don’t just mean though colour-tinted glasses or by peering between your own legs. We mean peering at a whole new reality, or a reworked version of the one we’re used to, at least. That’s what you get from Acer’s Windows Mixed Reality headset, a (relatively) affordable bit of virtual reality (VR) gear ...[Read More]

Acer’s launched a slew of updated laptops and gaming kit at IFA 2018

This year’s IFA event in Berlin is underway, and Acer was one of the first companies out the gate with announcements of new products. These include a super light-weight pair of Swift 5 laptops (a 15in and a 14in), the inclusion of 4G/LTE in the Swift 3 range, updates to the Aspire series, and a complete set of new ‘Nitro’ gaming accessories. Get Swifty Acer’s big news is a ...[Read More]

Acer announces its top-end Intel-powered Predator Helios 500 gaming notebook

Acer, at an event in New York yesterday, revealed the devices that we can expect to see from the company for the next few months. Leading the pack, in performance as well as (probable) pricing is Acer’s new high-end Intel-toting gaming notebook flagship, the Predator Helios 500. An evolution of the Predator Helios 300 which launched last year — yes, even here in South Africa — th...[Read More]

Acer Swift 7 review

We take a look at the Acer Swift 7 laptop. Review unit supplied by Acer​. Shot using Fujifilm X-T2 and XT20 cameras c/o Fujifilm​.

Apex Predator: Acer’s new gaming desktop wants to scramble to the top of the food chain

Acer’s Predator range has always been very good at one thing in particular: looking the part. The Predator series has always looked extremely aggressive but for once it might fully live up to its title — the newly-unveiled Acer Predator Orion 9000 is set to be a beast of a desktop PC. Even though the name sounds like it was drawn from a hat filled with badass military codenames, the Pr...[Read More]

Acer’s 21-inch Predator 21 X will set you back (at least) R120,000

Back in September 2016 Acer revealed the Predator 21 X, the world’s first curved gaming notebook. Why you’d want something like that is between you and your conscience but if you were hoping to be the first of your social circle to wield Acer’s insanely high-end 21in notebook hardware then you might want to sit down. The company announced the pricing for the 21 X at CES 2017 and ...[Read More]

Acer’s curved-screen Predator 21X gaming notebook is an actual monster

We’re all for gaming notebooks. Being able to frag people anywhere there’s an internet connection (and a wall socket) with a flashy oversized notebook is practically a requirement for high-end gaming these days. But Acer’s Predator 21X, announced last week at IFA 2016 in Berlin, takes everything that we’ve seen so far and turns it up to 11. Let’s just start with the P...[Read More]

Acer are getting into the VR game with the StarVR headset

Starbreeze is a game studio that has made some of our favourite titles, like 2004’s The Chronicle of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay and their most recent success in Payday 2, but they’ve gone in a slightly different direction with the StarVR headset. And they’re not alone – computer maker Acer will be helping to shape the hardware. Starbreeze has announced that it will be...[Read More]

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