Munich, 20 May 2008 - Acer dedicates its new PREDATOR line of desktop computers to PC gaming enthusiasts. The new line is expressly designed for gaming users, who are notoriously demanding and tend to be high tech experts.
Acer's new Aspire PREDATOR desktop offers an outstanding gaming experience for users who play games for the fun of facing impossible challenges and overcoming limits that would otherwise be insurmountable: an original, aggressive chassis design conceals the latest generation technologies expert players demand for new challenges of unmatched intensity.
Fans will appreciate the deep metallic copper coloured housing perfectly representing the power it encloses: the front of the body can be raised, accompanied by a world first optical bay mechanism to reveal a rewritable DVD and Blu-Ray reader. The easily accessed USB and audio ports on top combined with a Multi-card reader are combined by incredible light effects created by blue LEDs emitting from Predator's face.
But the Predator's most striking feature is the fact that you can also has easy access to the Hard Disks via a special door on the front of the lower part of the chassis: the standard Acer Easy-swap Hard Drive solution makes the 4 Serial ATA 3 Gb/s high capacity hard disks removable even when the PC is turned on and in use. This rapid access and replacement of hard disks transforms the new Acer Aspire PREDATOR into an easily expandable, scalable platform. RAID 0, 1, 5, 1+0 modes with NVIDIA(r) MediaShield(tm) Storage technology guarantee the utmost data security in the event of disk failure. The optional high speed Raptor 10.000 rpm hard drives offer exceptional performance especially when configured in its RAID 0 striping configuration.
And Dual LAN technology permits blazing file transfers and optimises system performance, and its teaming mode permits two connections to work at the same time for network redundancy so there will be no end to your gaming fun.
But that's not all. The most original, advanced innovation lies within the PREDATOR and that is the cooling system: an aspect of essential importance to the most dedicated gamers who demand very high performance from their PC for hours on end. Acer has come up with a
liquid cooling system that guarantees perfect system operation without overheating even after overclocking without compromising maximum possible performance. This state of the art cooling system is rated for 5.7 years of continuous operation without fear of pump failure or coolant evaporation.
The Aspire Predator incorporates the highly overclockable Intel(r) Core(tm)2 Extreme quad-core processor with 1333MHz FSB. The nTune
overclocking utility offers simple control over the traditional complex process of overclocking the CPU, RAM and graphic cards without the need to constantly reboot after adjustments. In addition the NVIDIA(r) nForce(r) 780i SLI(r) MCP, 3-way SLI capable motherboard offers 2 x G9600GT, 2 x G9800GTX or even 2 x G9800GX2 (4 x GPU) extreme graphic cards depending on the configuration.
Acer PREDATOR starts by offering 4 different models with different configurations and prices to meet the requirements of all kinds of gamers: Aspire Predator Sniper, Aspire Predator Trooper, Aspire Predator Crusher and Aspire Predator Eliminator. They are all uncompromising when it comes to capacity and performance and all meet the requirements of the vast majority of PC gamers (Detailed specs & pricing attached).
The new Aspire PREDATOR desktops come with essential accessories such as a multimedia gaming keyboard with illuminated keys that light up to play in the dark, a gaming mouse, Dolby(r) Home Theater audio enhancement as well as EAX4.0 support for the best gaming audio experience. And finally, for users who want to keep their PC up to date at all times, the Predator permits integration of even more sophisticated technologies and components.
Warranty is standard with two-years carry-in with very attractive additional warranty extensions easily and affordably available.
Since its founding in 1976, Acer has constantly pursued the goal of breaking the barriers between people and technology. Focused on marketing its brand-name IT products around the globe, Acer ranks as the world's No. 3 vendor for total PCs and No. 2 for notebooks, with the fastest growth among the top-five players. A profitable and sustainable Channel Business Model is instrumental to Acer's continued growth, while the successful mergers of Gateway and Packard Bell complete the company's global footprint by strengthening its presence in the U.S., and enhancing its strong position in Europe. Acer Inc. employs 5,000 people worldwide. 2007 revenues reached US$14.07 billion. See www.acer.com
for more information.