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The new Acer Predator monitors have thin bezels, while the TravelMate series is the perfect travel companion,
Image via Acer
Acer introduced a fleet of new gaming monitors, laptops and notebooks during the company’s recent Next@Acer 2020: Connected Together event. Here’s a recap of the Predator gaming monitors and TravelMate notebook series.
The new monitors have thin bezels, making it perfect for a multi-monitor setup, while the TravelMate is the perfect travel companion. Let’s dig in!
That said, the Predator is a premium range out of most gamers’ budget. If you’re looking for something easier on the pocket, Acer’s Nitro series offers real value and is less expensive overall.
Victor Chien, President, Digital Display Business, Acer Inc, said at the event that Acer’s newest gaming monitors “feature the industry’s newest technology to give gamers smooth performance”. Chien added:
“Designed to appeal to the most power-hungry gamers as well as those who just want to have fun, the new Predator and Nitro-branded monitors are available in a variety of designs and sizes to support just about anyone in the market for a gaming monitor”.
The Predator X34 GS grabbed my attention. It has a 34-inch UltraWide curved QHD IPS panel and will launch in the US in December 2020. A South African release date and price has yet to be confirmed.
It is also G-Sync compatible and can be overclocked to run at an 18Hz refresh rate. Thanks to its VESA Display HDR 400, the monitor covers approximately 98% of the DCI-P3 (Digital Cinema Initiatives Protocol 3) colour spectrum.
Then, of course, there’s the Predator XB323U GX, which features a 32-inch QHD monitor which can be overclocked to a 270Hz refresh rate. Additionally, it covers 99% of the AdobeRGB colour spectrum too.
Furthermore, the Predator XB323U GX enhances “deep blacks and impressive highlights”. It’s also compatible with the Nvidia G-Sync compatible and will come with a $900 (R14 500) when it launches in January 2021.
If you’re looking for a top-of-the-range laptop, you simply cannot go wrong with Acer’s TravelMate Notebook series of commercial notebooks for enterprise and business users.
The new TravelMate Spin P4 is a convertible notebook with a touch screen, which turns into a “powerful and portable notebook for those who prefer traditional clamshell model”, according to Acer.
Acer also announced the TravelMate P2, which is a “durable notebook with enough ports and battery life to handle anything that comes up in a day’s work”. This makes it the ideal travel device.
The TravelMate series features 11th-generation Intel Core processors, coupled with Iris X graphics or the NVIDIA GeForce MX350. It will certainly pack a punch and the battery won’t let you down either.
You’d be able to get a full day’s worth of work out of both the TravelMate Spin P2 and the Spin 4. According to Acer, the TravelMate Spin P2 battery will last up to 13 hours, and you’d get approximately 15 hours from the Spin 4 on a full charge.
James Lin, General Manager, Notebooks, IT Products Business, at Acer Inc explained that people are “increasingly working on the go” and in places other than the office.
This is the new normal, after all. Lin added:
“We’ve designed this generation of TravelMate notebooks around that trend. Military-grade durability to survive the bumps and drops of daily life, enough battery life to get through the entire workday and a generous array of ports. These are a line of reliable devices for people that need to get the job done”.
As for pricing and availability, the TravelMate P2 will be released in Europe, the Middle East and Africa during November, with a price tag of $799, while the TravelMate P4 has a December release date a price point of $899.99
Do note that exact specifications, prices, and availability will vary by region.
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