Here’s All the New Products Acer Announced Today in an Easy-to-Read Bulleted List

Today was Acer’s annual Next@Acer event where Acer showcases all of their new products in a rapid-fire presentation (the best kind of presentation?). Some of the devices worth noting are the Swift 5, the “thinnest 15.6″ laptop”; a new Helios 300 in white and gold, and some younger siblings of the monster we saw at IFA last year the Orion 9000.

As usual, here’s my bulleted list of everything Acer announced for those out there that just want the specs really quick.

Swift 5 15.6″

First up is the 15.6″ Swift 5, marketed by Acer as the thinnest 15.6″ laptop ever. After the success of the 14″, they decided to make a 15.6″ that is the same general size and weight thanks to much smaller bezels.

Unfortunately, we weren’t given all the specs be here’s what we were given:

  • “latest Intel core processors”f
  • FHD IPS display with 5.87mm bezels
  • Magnesium-lithium alloy for the top and bottom covers and magnesium-aluminum alloy on the palm and rest areas
  • LED backlight keyboard
  • Wireless AC Gigabit Wifi
  • Up to 1 TB of storage
  • Up to 16GBs of RAM
  • 1x USB 3.1 Type-C Gen 2 port, 2x USB 3.1 ports, HDMI port and SD card reader
  • Windows Hello Fingerprint reader
  • No price/availability yet

Chromebook Spin 13

They released a new 360 version of their Chromebook as well called the Chromebook Spin 13.

  • Chrome OS (duh)
  • 13.5”, 3:2 2256 x1504, IPS touchscreen
  • Intel CoreTM i5-8250U or Intel CoreTM i3-8130U processor
  • Up to 16GBs of RAM
  • Intel UHD Graphics 620
  • eMMC 32/64/128GB
  • Up to 10 hours of battery life
  • 720P webcam
  • Pen support
  • No price/availability yet

Chromebook Tab 10

Chromebook Tab 10

In an odd move (most likely aimed at educational markets, I suspect), Acer announced a Chromebook tablet called the Chromebook Tab 10.

  • Chrome OS (again, duh)
  • 9.7″ IPS 2048×1536 touch screen with Wacom pen support
  • OP1 Processor (?)
  • 4GB of LPDDR3 RAM
  • OP1 Processor Graphics (? again)
  • 32GB eMMC storage
  • 0.55kg / 1.21 lbs
  • 802.11ac Wifi
  • Up to 9 hours of battery life
  • Front webcam with a 1600×1200 resolution
  • Rear webcam with a 560×1920 resolution
  • No price/availability yet

Nitro 50

Their new mid-range gaming desktop, the Nitro 50, comes with some decent spec options.

  • 8th Gen Intel i3-8100, i5+ 8400, or i7+ 8700
  • Up to 64GBs of DDR4 2666mhz RAM or 32GB of Optane Memory
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070/1060/1050Ti/1050 or AMD Radeon RX580X/RX580
  • Up to 3 TB 3.5″ HDD or up to 512GB, M.2 2280 PCIe NVMe x4 SSD
  • Creative Sound BlasterX 360 Speakers
  • Dragon LAN
  • 802.11ac WiFi
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • 1 x PCIe x16 slot, 1 PCIe x1 slot, 1 M.2 2280 PCIe x4 slot for SSD, 1x M.2 2230 slot for WLAN
  • Optional Wireless Charging Pad
  • Starting at $799 in July

Helios 300

The super popular Helios 300 gaming laptop best know for being the “best gaming laptop under $1000” by most reviewers is getting a special edition gold and white version as well as a little bump in specs.

  • 15.6″ FHD IPS screen 60hz or 144hz
  • Intel Core i7-8750H or i5-8300H
  • Up to 16GBs of DDR4 RAM (user upgradeable to 32GBs)
  • Up to 512GBs in either PCIe Gen 3 or SATA format SSDs or up to 2TB in HDD
  • 2.7kg/5.9lbs
  • 802.11ac Wifi

Helios 500

With the latest i9 processor, we have the new Helios 500 gaming laptop.

  • 17.3″ UHD IPS G-Sync Display or 17.3″ FHD IPS 144hz G-Sync Display
  • Intel Core i9+ 8950HK, i9-8950HK, i7-8750H, i5-8300H
  • Up to 16GBs of RAM, user upgradeable to up to 64GBs of RAM with four soDIMM slots (holy crap)
  • NVIDIA GTX 1070
  • Up to 1TB Raid 0 SSD or up to 512GB SSD (PCIe Gen3 or SATA choices)
  • Up to 2TB HDD
  • 4kg / 8.81lbs (also holy crap)
  • Killer Wireless AC
  • Starting at $1,999 in June

Cestus 510


We also have a new Predator gaming mouse.

  • 50M+20M Dual Omron Switch Design
  • Customizable form factor w/ optional weights
  • Up to 16,000 DPI and 400 IPS
  • 16.8M RGB colors with eight patterns

Hard Case

For those who are very serious about their gaming rigs, Acer made a hard pelican case.

  • Rubber over-molded top/side handles
  • Convoluted Pink N Pluck Foam to customize the insides with
  • IP67-Rated (water/dust/crushproof)
  • Automatic Pressure Equalization Valve

Gaming Chair


Maybe you’d like to be more comfortable while gaming? Acer new gaming chair, perhaps?

  • Ergonomic Body-Contouring Design
  • Detachable Headrest and Lumbar Cushions
  • 4D Adjustable Armrests w/ 180-degree recline
  • Premium PCV leather with a steel base
  • Racing design

Orion 5000

The Orion 9000 from IFA was a monster of a gaming desktop with just ridiculous specs. Today Acer announced they had made two smaller siblings for those that still need crazy power but maybe not that crazy.

The first of which is the Orion 5000.

  • 8th Gen Intel Core i7+ 8700K or i7+ 8700, i5+ 8600K, or i5+ 8400
  • Up to 64Gbs of DDR4 or 32GBs of Optane RAM
  • Either dual Geforce GTX 1080Ti/1080/1070/1060 or another model that only has one GPU (choice of model is 1080/1070/1060)
  • Up to 3TB 3.5″ HDD / Up to 512GB M2. 2280 PCIe NVMe x4 SSD
  • Creative Sound BlasterX 720
  • Killer Ethernet E2400 802.11ac
  • Bluetooth 4.2
  • Front mesh with LED fans, dust filter, EMI compliant see-through side panel (EMI means it blocks radiation which is probably a good idea), Predator lightning bars, and a headset cradle
  • 2x PCIe x16 slot, 2x PCIe X1 slot, 1x M.2 2280 PCIe x4 slot for SSD, 1x M.2 2230 slot for WLAN
  • Starting at $1,499 in July

Orion 3000

In addition to the Orion 5000, we have the even smaller Orion 3000.

  • 8th Gen Intel i7+ 8700 or i5+ 8400 processor
  • Up to 64GBs of DDR4 RAM or up to 32GBs of Intel Optane RAM
  • NVIDIA GTX 1080, 1070, 1060, 1050Ti, or 1050 GPU
  • Up to 3 TB 3.5″ HDD / Up to 512GB M.2 PCIe x4 SSD
  • Creative Sound BlasterX 720
  • Dragon LAN
  • 802.11ac Wifi
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • Front mesh and LED, Predator lightning bars and headset cradle
  • 1x PCIe x16 slot, 1x PCIe x1 slot, 1x M.2 2280 PCIe x4 slot for SSD, 1x M.2 2230 for WLAN
  • Starting at $999 in October

Predator X

And finally, we weren’t shown it, but we were told there is now a Predator X coming. It’s essentially the giant Orion 9000 but with Intel Xeon professional processors instead of the normal consumer ones.


And there you go, everything Acer announced today. I can’t wait for the day I see someone rolling the gaming chair down the street with their hard case containing their Predator X to a LAN match.

What do you guys think of the announcements? Does anything excite you guys?

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