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Acer Puts Wheels on Predator Orion 900 Gaming PC

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Acer presents what it describes as its most powerful gaming PC yet at IFA 2017-- the Predator Orion 9000, a predictably massive machine, if one made a bit more portable through the addition of a pair of wheels.

Orion 9000“I don’t know if you noticed in the video, but we’ve actually put wheels on this one!” Acer exec Steven Funcke says during the presentation of the machine. “So even though this is a very big chassis, it’s even going to be a little bit portable for you.”

The Predator Orion 9000 comes in a number of configurations, maxing out with an Intel 18-core Core i9-7980XE processor, three M.2 SSD slots, 128GB DDR4 quad-channel RAM and either a pair of GeForce GTX Ti graphics cards in SLI or x4 AMD Radeon RX Vega cards in CrossFire mode. In addition it features both air and water cooling through the combination of a closed-loop liquid cooler with "IceTunnel 2.0" technology that “separates the system into several thermal zones, each with an individual airflow tunnel to expel heat.”

In total the chassis carries five 150mm fans, together with large mesh panels to help push hot air out. As mentioned earlier, it also has a pair of wheels and a pair of handles, together with "commanding aesthetics" featuring a "a black-and-silver spacecraft-like exterior" complete with customisable RGB lighting on the front bezel. In other words it looks as ugly and imposing as only a hardcore gaming PC can.

Predator X35IFA also has Acer present an equally massive gaming monitor-- the Predator X35, a curved 35-inch display running at WQHD (3440 x 1440) resolution complete with HDR, 200Hz refresh rate and support for Nvidia G-Sync technology.

The Predator Orion 9000 hits the market from December 2017, with the Predator X35 monitor to follow on Q1 2018.

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