For gaming laptop enthusiasts, Acer has announced a range of new devices that will launch in South Africa this year.
At its Next@Acer global press conference on April 20, Acer announced the Predator Triton 17 X, Predator Helios Neo 16, Predator Triton 14, and Predator Helios 3D 15 SpatialLabs Edition.
Here’s what to know about each device and how much they will cost when they land in South Africa.
Predator Triton 17 X
Dubbed Acer’s most powerful gaming laptop to date, the Triton 17 X is aimed at delivering performance for graphically intensive AAA titles.
However, it also aims for portability, with the laptop measuring less than an inch thick.
It features powerful components, including up to a 13th Gen Intel Core i9-13900HX and up to an Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090 GPU.
It also supports up to 64GB of DDR5 RAM and up to a 4TB PCIe SSD.
For its display, the Triton 17 X includes a 17-inch WQXGA Mini LED display with a refresh rate of 250Hz.
Other features include per-key RGB on the keyboard, a fingerprint reader, and a glass touchpad.
The Predator Triton 17 X (PTX17-71) will come to South Africa in July, with its price starting at R89,999.
Predator Helios Neo 16
The Helios Neo 16 is a mid-range device that aims to offer premium features and hardware. Like the Triton 17 X, Acer positions it as a laptop for both creators and gamers.
The laptop includes a 13th Gen Intel Core HX processor and up to an Nvidia GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU. This hardware is supported by up to 32GB of DDR5 RAM and up to a 2TB SSD.
For its display, the hardware depends on the configuration you choose. Options include a WQXGA (2560×1600) IPS display with a 165Hz refresh rate or a WUXGA (1920×1200) display with a 165Hz refresh rate.
The Predator Helios Neo 16 (PHN16-71) will be available in South Africa in June. The recommended retail price starts at R36,999.
Predator Triton 14
The Triton 14 is aimed at those who want to use their laptop for both work and gaming, with the device focusing on a lightweight form factor. It includes up to a 13th Gen Intel Core i7-13700H processor.
For its GPU, it either features an Nvidia RTX 4070 or an Nvidia RTX 450 GPU.
The device includes a 14-inch display, with configurations featuring up to a WQXGA(2560 x 1600) Mini LED display with a 250Hz refresh rate.
While it has some powerful components, the device measures between 18.9 and 19.9 mm thick, making it relatively slim for a gaming laptop.
The Predator Triton 14 (PT14-51) will be available in South Africa in June. Its price starts at R34,999.
Predator Helios 3D 15 SpatialLabs Edition
Acer also announced a new edition of its Predator Helios 3D 15 laptop. The SpatialLabs edition of the 3D gaming laptop includes SpatialLabs’ eye-tracking solutions and software, a stereoscopic 3D display, and real-time scene rendering to deliver 3D gaming without any glasses needed.
When not in 3D, the resolution of the display is 4K. When using the 3D mode, the resolution is split to 2K.
The 3D experience can also use customized profiles for specific titles.
In terms of hardware, the device includes up to a 13th Gen Intel Core i9-13900HX processor and an Nvidia GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU.
The Predator Helios 3D 15 SpatialLabs Edition will come to South Africa later than the other laptops, with its launch date expected in August. Its price will start at R 89,999.
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