Acer has announced two Predator Helios gaming laptops as well as a pair of Predator gaming monitors to their gaming portfolio.
The laptops feature new designs with both 16″ and 18″ display sizes, the latest 13th Gen Intel Core mobile processors and NVIDIA RTX 40 Series GPUs. The Predator X45 showcases a 800R curved monitor and along with the Predator X27U, both monitors include OLED technology with 240 Hz refresh rates.
Predator Helios 16 & Predator Helios 18 Laptops
The all new Predator Helios 16 (PH16-71) and Predator Helios 18 (PH18-71) offers models that include 13th Gen Intel Core i9 or i7 HX processors paired up with NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU (MGP up to 165W) along with a plethora of gaming features.
The new NVIDIA GeForce RTX 40 Series GPUs leverage the NVIDIA Ada Lovelace architecture which delivers a leap in both performance and AI-powered graphics. Users can experience lifelike virtual worlds and boosted performance with ray tracing, high-quality frames with DLSS 3, and Reflex’s optimized system latency.
Up to 32 GB DDR5 4800 MHz RAM and up to 2 TB PCIe Gen4 NVMe SSD in RAID 0 make for the ideal laptops for playing demanding AAA games.
Predator Helios 16 offers a 16″ (16:10) WQXGA (2560×1600) display at 165 Hz or 240 Hz or a Mini LED panel at 250 Hz. While the Predator Helios 18 has a 18″ (16:10) display with WUXGA (1920×1200) at 165 Hz, WQXGA (2560×1600) at 165 Hz or 240 Hz, or AUO’s superfast 250 Hz Mini LED display options.
A new dedicated Mode key provides instant mode switching for improved gaming performance, while the PredatorSense key makes it easy to quickly open the app. Users can also utilise PredatorSense to enable Predator Pulsar lighting for added customization on their keyboard’s per-key RGB backlighting.
The Predator laptops come with the the Intel Killer E2600 Ethernet Controller, Intel Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX1675 frequency band support as well as a full range of peripherals with USB 3.2 Gen2 ports, including an HDMI 2.1, two USB Type-C Thunderbolt 4 that support power delivery, and a Micro SD card reader.
Not only that, both laptops include one month of Xbox Game Pass or PC Game Pass, giving users access to a number of high-quality PC games.
Predator X45 & Predator X27U Gaming Monitors
The Predator X45 and the Predator X27U features OLED displays; where the Predator X45 offers a 45″ UWQHD (3440×1440) 800R curved monitor. While the Predator X27U boasts a flat 27″ WQHD (2560×1440) display panel. Both monitors are TUV Rheinland EyeSafe-cerifies and leverages 1000 nits and HDR10 capabilities.
Both the Predator X45 and Predator X27U have 240 Hz refresh rates and 0.01 ms pixel response time that is combined with the AMD FreeSync Premium technology. Both have a KVM switch which allows for effortless switching between desktops and laptops without needing to change the keyboard and mouse.
Pricing & Availability
Predator Helios 16 (PH16-71) will be available in North America in March, starting at USD 1,649.99. EMEA in February, starting at EUR 2,399. And China in February, starting at RMB 17,999.
Predator Helios 18 (PH18-71) will be available in North America in April, starting at USD 1,699. EMEA in March, starting at EUR 2,499. And China in February, starting at RMB 20,999.
Predator X45 will be available in North America in Q2, starting at USD 1,699. EMEA in Q2, starting at EUR 1,799. And China in Q1, starting at RMB 12,999.
Predator X27U will be available in North America in Q2, starting at USD 1,099. EMEA in Q2, starting at at EUR 1,099. And China in Q1, starting at RMB 7,999.
For more details for the Acer Predator Gaming laptops and monitors, check out the official Acer website here.