In the future, Acer will be involved in high-performance gaming PCs in particularly compact housings. With a volume of 16 liters, the case of the Predator Orion X is slightly larger than popular models such as the DAN Cases A4-H2O or Ncase M1. To begin with, Acer sells the Predator Orion X fully equipped, later a barebones version without built-in hardware will follow.
Acer’s design is more playful than that of the competition – the manufacturer speaks of a “space capsule” look. The internal structure is typical: on the right side is the Mini-ITX mainboard including the processor, in front of it is the power supply unit. On the left is the desktop graphics card, which is connected to the mainboard via a riser cable. At the top there is enough space for a compact water cooling system with a 240 mm radiator. Locks for the individual zones are located on the front and in the cover.
Core i9-13900KS and GeForce RTX 4090
With the fully equipped Predator Orion X, Acer uses Intel’s top processor model, the Core i9-13900KS, and Nvidia’s GeForce RTX 4090. This is joined by 32 GB of DDR5-5600 RAM and two NVMe SSDs with a PCIe 4.0 connection.
A 240 mm radiator cools the Core i9-13900KS. Acer also speaks of water cooling for the GeForce RTX 4090, but with a radiator and two axial fans directly on the graphics card. The model seems to be a self-creation.
As a PC from 2499 euros
The Predator Orion X will go on sale in September 2023 at prices starting at 2499 euros – Acer does not reveal which hardware is in the basic configuration. A launch date for the barebones version is also not yet known.
As part of its own [email protected] event, the manufacturer also presented a range of new notebooks, including updated variants from the Travelmate, Vero and Swift series. Mainly they use new CPUs and GPUs. The market launches will take place during the summer.