IFA 2018: Acer unveils new Predator gaming monitor, Windows mixed reality headset, and world’s lightest 15-inch notebook

Acer has unveiled a host of new gear ahead of this year’s IFA show, including new Predator and Nitro gaming products, the OJO 500 Windows mixed reality headset, the Swift 5 notebook, and new Chromebooks, All-in-ones and projectors.

Here’s a rundown of what Acer products you’ll be able to check out at IFA 2018:

The Predator XB273K Monitor

“The new Predator XB273K gaming monitor brings games to life in ultra-high definition (3840×2160) immersion and features a rapid 144Hz refresh rate that provides wonderfully smooth images and tear-free gameplay when fast-moving objects buzz across the screen. NVIDIA G-SYNC eliminates screen tearing by adapting to the framerate of the outputting device, resulting in buttery smooth gameplay that offers an unparalleled gaming experience. The IPS 3 display panel features a wide colour gamut of 90% of the DCI – P3 colour space for vibrant colours that pop out and deeper blacks. For enhanced colour vibrancy, VESA DisplayHDR 400 certification ensures better contrast and colour accuracy so customers experience AAA games as they were meant to be.”

The Acer Nitro XV273K Monitor

“The new Acer Nitro XV273K monitor deliver s extremely high refresh rates and ultra – high resolution, offering outstanding casual gameplay at affordable prices. These new IPS 3 UHD monitors with AMD Radeon FreeSync 1 satisfy gamers’ need for high resolution gaming through a blazing fast response time of up to 1ms and Visual Response Boost (VRB) for smooth, tear-free gameplay that doesn’t break the bank.”

The Predator Thronos Gaming Chair

“The all new Predator Thronos reimagines the gaming chair for a new level of gamer. Its steel structure is 1.5 meters tall and comes in menacing dual-tone black with white or blue accents. It puts the gamer in the game through deep impact vibration, where the chair vibrates upon in-game impact. The chair is adjustable and includes an ergonomic seat design, foot rest, and a cabin that reclines up to 140 degrees. The overhead brace supports three 27 – inch gaming monitors and a space for a Predator gaming PC. Integrated with a Predator PC and triple Predator monitors plus gadgets, the Thronos becomes more than a gaming chair — it’s a gamer’s cave.”

The New Acer Nitro Gadget Range

“In line with Acer’s vision of bringing breakthrough yet affordable gaming to consumers, a new range of compatible Nitro gaming gadgets was also unveiled today, including:

– Acer Nitro optical sensor mouse with s even buttons including a burst fire button and 20g acceleration with up to 4,000 dots per inch (DPI), and six – level adjustable DPI

– Acer Nitro membrane keyboard with rainbow backlit colour lighting, 19 key anti-ghosting and multimedia keys

– Acer Nitro headset with adjustable band with steel slider, acoustic – sealing ear pads, 50mm driver and powerful b as s with omnidirectional boom microphone

– Acer Nitro lightweight, durable polyester backpack with compartments for notebook and tablet, and a water repellent exterior

– Acer Nitro mousepad with non-slip rubber backing to create a stable gaming surface”

OJO 500 Windows mixed reality headset

The new headset features a one-of-a-kind detachable design that offers superior flexibility, comfort, and hygiene for consumers and businesses.

“The Acer OJO 500 brings several significant new features to this class of Windows Mixed Reality headsets,” said Andrew Chuang, General Manager, Presence Computing, IT Products Business, Acer Inc. “We’ve improved the user experience with innovative visual and audio technologies and ma d e the headset more comfortable and easier than ever to use.”

The Acer OJO 500’s unique design enables the lens and head strap to be individually removed, making the headset easy to store and clean. This is especially beneficial for businesses who want to provide customers with clean headwear for each use.

Acer Swift 5 notebook

“The world’s lightest 15-inch notebook, the Swift 5 delivers exceptional performance in an elegant chassis that weighs less than one kilogram (990 g/2.2 pounds). The Swift 5 (SF515 – 51T) is powered by the latest 8th Generation Intel Core i7 – 8565U and Core i5 – 8265U processors to deliver responsive performance and up to 10 hours 4 of battery life for day-to-night productivity. Running Windows 10, the new Swift 5 is a large-screen productivity powerhouse.”

Acer Chromebook 514

“Continuing a strong track record in bringing to market award-winning Chromebooks, the new Acer Chromebook 514 encapsulates strength, durability and stylish good looks in a strong, lightweight aluminium chassis meaning less likely to be bent, warped or dented. The 6mm narrow bezel and wide viewing angle of the Full HD 14 – inch IPS screen allow users to enjoy the full majesty of films, videos and TV shows. An optional touch screen makes it easy to navigate and control videos on the 1920×1080 resolution display with 2,073,600 pixels display.”

“The Aspire Z 24 all-in-one is stylish and designed for web browsing, social media posting, watching movies and casual gaming, making it ideal as the centerpiece for the living room.”

“The Aspire Z 24 is powered by the latest 8th Gen Intel Core i7+ desktop processors, with support for up to 32GB of Intel Optane memory and NVIDIA GeForce MX150 graphics.”

“The Aspire 7 notebook weighs in at 1.5 kg, measures 358 x 247.5 x 16.9 mm, and at its heart lies a powerful 8th Gen Intel Core i7-8705G or i5-8305G processor featuring Radeon RX Vega M GL graphics.”

“The Aspire 5 mid-range notebook is ideal for families and users who need a powerful, and function-rich notebook for media consumption.”

“The Aspire 3 entry-level notebook comes in vivid colours and is perfect for delivering powerful multimedia experiences and entertainment.”

PL and SL series projectors

“The Acer PL and SL series projectors offer stunning picture quality, life-like colours, and incredible efficiency thanks to the innovative laser diode. Beyond picture quality, the PL and SL projectors’ laser diodes have a lifespan of up to 30,000 hours, lasting far longer than traditional projector lamps. With no lamp to burn out, it greatly reduces lamp replacement costs and hassle. Aside from being more durable, it turns on and off almost instantly, saving customers time. The laser light engine is also mercury-free, eliminating the potential pollution from mercury lamp disposal and making it the environmentally friendly choice.”

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