Acer’s event at the 2019 Global Press Conference unveiled a whole slate of new or otherwise updated products. The hardware manufacturer’s [email protected] keynote was spearheaded by the company’s strongest enthusiast rig: the Acer Predator Orion 5000.

The Predator Orion 5000 may sound like it belongs in a futuristic setting in a movie from the 80s, but it is most definitely a very modern and excellently specced gaming machine. It is very much the new flagship for the Predator series, for at least another year, and it shows.

The Predator Orion 5000 packs a ninth-generation Intel Core i9-9900K, an Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080, and up to 64GB of Random Access Memory (RAM). The rig also supports Ethernet connectivity up to 2.5 gigabits, a Cooler Master All-in-One Liquid Cooler, and an easy-swap chassis that allows for multiple storage expansions. All enveloped in a much more “compact footprint” than previous Predator desktop setups.

In fact, Acer states that the Predator Orion 5000 has been “Trimmed down” to just 30 litres. This means users can choose this powerful machine, and still benefit from a little bit more space in your studio, office, or lounge. The case also comes with a see-through side panel that is lined with a layer of metal mesh. The metal mesh, along with the rest of the case, offers Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) shielding to inner components as well. Furthermore, the chassis features two cradles, perfect for a headset.

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Along with a monstrous rig, Acer also unveiled its perfect companion: a 43-inch Large Format Gaming Display (LFGD) Monitor! The 4K monitor has a 144Hz refresh rate and comes with Acer’s AdaptiveSync feature installed.

Acer states that the monitor (officially called the CG437K P) is designed for hardcore PC and console gaming enthusiasts. It boasts an ultra-high definition resolution of 3840 x 2160 and offers incredibly smooth and tear-free imagery thanks to the AdaptiveSync technology. This means that offers uninterrupted gameplay so users can concentrate on the task at hand.

The company also states that the LFGD Monitor features a wide colour gamut of 90 per cent of the DCI-P3 colour space. This means that colours are near-perfect while retaining a vibrant feel and ensure that they pop from afar. It also offers deeper darks and blacks. Acer says that the monitor’s three HDMI ports, single USB-Type C port, and display port, also makes it the perfect monitor for pretty much any platform you can think of.

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Local pricing and availability for the Acer Orion 5000 and CG437K P monitor has not yet been revealed, but we will update this article as soon as it is available.

[Sources: Neowin, PC News Wire]

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