LEO was over in Brooklyn, New York, this week checking out the Next At Acer event. We’ve heard all about the new announcements at this point and we’ve had a chance to get up close with most of them. Now, we present Acer’s press conference, edited down from the original 60 minutes into a more digestible 30 minute format.
Watch via our Vimeo channel (below) or over on YouTube at 2160p HERE
0:00- Welcome from Jason Chen, CEO of Acer.
2:15- Chromebook for Enterprise
3:30- Swift family
5:55- Nitro 5 and Nitro 7
8:50- Predator CG7 43-inch display
10:15- Predator Helios 300 refresh
12:35- Predator Helios 700 refresh
14:00- Steve Long of Intel – 9th gen Mobile
17:00- Predator Helios 700 features
18:54- What’s Next? ConceptD
23:00- ConceptD 9
24:55- ConceptD 5, 7 and 9
25:50- ConceptD 5, 7 and 9 vs. MacBook Pro 15 2018
26:30- ConceptD 500
28:20- ConceptD 900 and CP7
31:30- ConceptD CM7
33:05- VR and Mixed Reality headsets StarVR One and ConceptD OJO
Acer certainly had a lot to unveil this week. The Predator lineup continues to tackle the high-end, with a new desktop system, a 43-inch 4K/144Hz monitor and two new Predator Helios laptops. The Helios 700 is particularly interesting, as the keyboard can slide forward, opening up extra ventilation and air intake for cooling.
For gamers looking for something a bit more sensibly priced, the Nitro refresh packs some decent specs at under £1,000. Meanwhile, the ‘creative professional’ market is being catered to quite well with a ton of ‘ConceptD’ devices, ranging from a mixed reality headset, to a dual-Xeon PC. You can see Leo’s coverage from the show floor at the event, HERE.
KitGuru Says: There was certainly a lot to see at Acer’s event this week. We are looking forward to getting our hands on a few of these new laptops later in the year for reviews.