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Acer Announces New Gaming Products at IFA 2018

Acer has unveiled a host of new products in its expanding Predator and Nitro gaming portfolio with the launch of four new gaming monitors that bring games to life, a next-level gaming chair and a complete set of gaming gadgets. “Our battle-tested Predator gaming monitors have proven their quality and reliability as a top choice of pro-gamers and tournaments around the world,” said Victor Chien, President, Digital Display Business, Acer Inc. “We’re now waterfalling our experience and technology to our Nitro series to make premium gaming experiences more accessible to users.”

The Predator XB273K Monitor
The new Predator XB273K gaming monitor is for gamers looking for an incredible gaming experience. It brings games to life in ultra-high definition (3840×2160) immersion and features a rapid 144Hz refresh rate that provides wonderfully smooth images and tear-free gameplay when fast-moving objects buzz across the screen. NVIDIA G-SYNC eliminates screen tearing by adapting to the framerate of the outputting device, resulting in buttery smooth gameplay that offers an unparalleled gaming experience.

The IPS3 display panel features a wide colour gamut of 90% of the DCI-P3 colour space for vibrant colours that pop out and deeper blacks. For enhanced colour vibrancy, VESA DisplayHDR 400 certification ensures better contrast and colour accuracy so customers experience AAA games as they were meant to be. The Predator XB273K is ideal for users who want to be engrossed in gaming worlds.

The Acer Nitro XV273K Monitor
The new Acer Nitro XV273K monitor delivers extremely high refresh rates and ultra-high resolution, offering outstanding casual gameplay at affordable prices. These new IPS UHD monitors with AMD Radeon FreeSync satisfy gamers’ need for high-resolution gaming through a blazing fast response time of up to 1ms and Visual Response Boost (VRB) for smooth, tear-free gameplay that doesn’t break the bank.

The Acer Nitro XV273K 27 inch monitor delivers true-to-life colour, and resolutions of 4K Ultra High Definition (UHD) for a totally immersive gaming experience with ultra-wide viewing angles. Boasting AMD Radeon FreeSync, the new Nitro monitors’ frames sync with the PC’s graphics cards to support dynamic refresh rates, eliminating screen tearing and minimizing lag. Integrated Visual- Response Boost (VRB) decreases blur in fast-moving images to achieve the effect of a 1ms MPRT (Moving Picture Response Time).

The Predator Thronos Gaming Chair
The all-new Predator Thronos reimagines the gaming chair for a new level of gamer. Its steel structure is 1.5 meters tall and comes in menacing dual-tone black with white or blue accents. It puts the gamer in the game through deep impact vibration, where the chair vibrates upon in-game impact. The chair is adjustable and includes an ergonomic seat design, footrest, and a cabin that reclines up to 140 degrees. The overhead brace supports three 27-inch gaming monitors and a space for a Predator gaming PC. Integrated with a Predator PC and triple Predator monitors plus gadgets, the Thronos becomes more than a gaming chair—it’s a gamer’s cave.

The New Acer Nitro Gadget Range
In line with Acer’s vision of bringing breakthrough yet affordable gaming to consumers, a new range of compatible Nitro gaming gadgets was also unveiled today, including:

  • Acer Nitro optical sensor mouse with seven buttons including a burst fire button and 20g acceleration with up to 4,000 dots per inch (DPI), and six-level adjustable DPI
  • Acer Nitro membrane keyboard with rainbow backlit colour lighting, 19 key anti-ghosting and multimedia keys
  • Acer Nitro headset with the adjustable band with steel slider, acoustic-sealing ear pads, a 50mm driver and powerful bass with omnidirectional boom microphone
  • Acer Nitro lightweight, durable polyester backpack with compartments for notebook and tablet, and a water-repellent exterior
  • Acer Nitro mousepad with non-slip rubber backing to create a stable gaming surface

The Predator XB273K gaming monitor will be available in February 2019 in EMEA, starting at $1,749. The Acer Nitro XV273K will be available in February 2019 in EMEA, starting at $1,249. The Acer Nitro XV272U will be available in February 2019 in EMEA, starting at $599. The Acer Nitro XF272U will be available in February 2019 in EMEA, starting at $529.

The Acer Nitro Mouse will be available in North America in Q4 2018, for $29.99; and in EMEA in Q4 2018 for €34.99. The Acer Nitro Keyboard will be available in North America in Q4 2018, for $29.99; and in EMEA in Q4 2018 starting at €59.99. The Acer Nitro Headset will be available in North America in Q4 2018, for $39.99; and in EMEA in Q4 2018 starting at €49.99.

The Acer Nitro Backpack will be available in North America in Q4 2018, for $29.99; and in EMEA in Q4 2018 starting at €39.99. The Acer Nitro Mousepad will be available in North America in Q4 2018, for $14.99; and in EMEA in Q4 2018 starting at €19.99.

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Chris Fernando

Chris N. Fernando is an experienced media professional with over two decades of journalistic experience. He is the Editor of Arabian Reseller magazine, the authoritative guide to the regional IT industry. Follow him on Twitter (@chris508) and Instagram (@chris2508).

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