Acer Covers All Bases with a Slew of New Devices

Everyone around you might be getting ready for Memorial Day, but Acer is still hard at work upping their computing game with new Chromebooks, gaming notebooks, desktops and more! So be prepared to spend whatever money you haven’t committed to a beach vacation on some sweet new tech!

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Acer is gunning for the gamers with their Predator Helios 500 and 300 gaming notebooks. If you’re going for high-end, the Predator Helios 500 is rocking an Intel i9+ processor, special heat sinks and fans, up to a 4k screen and the ability to connect to multiple monitors. If your budget is slightly tighter, the Helios 300 is still packing plenty of power, with up to 2 terabytes of storage, plus it comes in white with gold trim, so you can have the most stylish setup at your LAN party. The Helios 500 will start at $1,999, and there’s no word on pricing for the Helios 300 yet.

If you’re not a gamer, but need something with a big screen and portability, there’s the Swift 5. It runs Windows 10, has a touchscreen and thin bezels, and comes in at only 2.2lbs, so you can move from your office to the coffee shop without needing to swing by the chiropractor. It’s made with magnesium alloys, which means it is both light and tough, plus it has a backlit keyboard for typing in the dark. (Bad for your eyes but good for productivity!) No word on price yet, so stay tuned to Acer’s site for more details.

Maybe you’re more of a Chromebook person, and if so, Acer has your back too, with two new Chromebooks. The Chromebook Spin 15 is a convertible Chromebook with a whopping 15″ screen, so when you flip it around to enjoy movies you’ve got plenty of viewing area. They’ve also put two upward facing speakers for better audio. Plus the screen is made of Gorilla Glass, meaning that for $449 you have a touchscreen convertible computer that’s bigger than an iPad Pro. If convertibles aren’t your thing, or you’re looking to shave a little off the price, there is also the regular Chromebook 15, which comes in both touchscreen and non-touchscreen variants and starts at only $349.

Finally, Acer didn’t forget about the desktop gaming fans either, releasing Predator Orion 5000 series gaming desktops with up to 8th generation Intel Core i7+ processors, expansion-friendly chassis, and NVDIA GeForce GTX 1080 graphics starting at $1,499. There’s also the Predator Orion 3000, a slightly stepped down gaming desktop at $999, and then finally the Acer Nitro 50 Series, a more budget-friendly but still gaming focused option at $799. Acer also released new gaming monitors for up to 4k viewing, as well as gaming peripherals like chairs, mice, keyboards, and decorative cases. If you need it to outfit your gaming rig, Acer has it!

Acer is really aiming to cover just about anyone’s needs with these new products; whether you’re a gamer, a web-surfer or a worker bee, they’ve announced something new for you. Check out the full range of announcements at Acer’s website, and stay tuned for availability and pricing as they come!


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Carly has been a gadget fiend for a long time, going back to her first PDA (a Palm M100). She quickly went from researching what PDA to buy to following tech news closely and keeping up with the latest and greatest stuff. She loves writing about ebooks because they combine her two favorite activities; reading anything and everything, and talking about fun new tech toys. What could be better?