Next@Acer: These are the top 5 highlights!

May 24, 2018

So after a whirlwind ride of gaming, VR, 4K ultra-HD monitors and educational devices, at the Alice Tully Hall in New York, here’s our take on the Top 5 attractions of Next@Acer 2018!

Gaming Gaming Gaming

From Desktops to iterations of the Helios 500 and the Nitro’s  first steps into the gaming desktop line, this event went the distance on showing how Acer sees growth in the niche gaming sector as crucial to moving forward. Key highlights would easily be the flagship Predator Orion 5000 and 3000 desktop PCs.

On the other hand, the Nitro 50 Series gaming desktops along with the Nitro VG0 and RG0 gaming monitors, bring the brand a cost point to attract entry-level gamers.

And we finally have the Tab 10

The world’s first Chrome OS-powered tablet takes its operating system from the Google Chromebook line-up, but lays it out in a hands-on tablet format, complete with an integrated Wacom stylus. Aimed at the educational segment, availability of this 9.7” device is yet to be announced

The Swift goes 15.6”

Aimed primarily at road warriors, the Acer Swift 5 packs a 15.6” Full HD IPS display, making it the biggest device in the Swift lineup to date. This screen comes surrounded by “ultra-narrow” bezels, with an 87.6 per cent screen-to-body ratio. Touted by the brand as the world’s thinnest 15” laptop, it weights in an just an impressive 1kg.

The Helios 300 Special Edition

The gold and white combo adds many a touch of attitude to a powerful gaming beast. The white finish is complemented by gold accents, which extend over the W, A, S and D keys too.

The Rolltop Jr backpack, Galea 500 headset, Cestus 510 mouse, and the Fabric Mousepad all get the white and gold treatment.

Acer Predator X

Think of it as going monstrous levels of power, and topping that 4 times over. Enterprise level computing power comes to the everyday gamer with the Predator X [at least those everyday gamers who can afford one of these]. Much more of a workstation that an ultra-high-end gaming PC, the Predator X could be powered by up to 48 processor cores.

by Anil George
Avid follower of all things tech. In between his quest for the ultimate gizmo, Anil fiddles with light meters, collects rare books and feeds his fetish for Jap horror movies. As Managing Editor of T3 Middle East for the GCC, Anil oversees content direction across print and digital. He was a CES 2020 Innovation Awards Judge, reprising his role as an Innovation Awards Judge at CES 2018, CES 2017, 2016 and 2015. Anil is also the Middle East's first Brand Ambassador for Ashdown Engineering. Reach him at: