I’m currently out in Belfast for Acer’s Live Blog event where I’ve had the opportunity to check out some of their newest products, notably the gaming range of “Predator” PCs, laptops and tablet.
Now I wouldn’t call myself a hardcore gamer, but the one product that caught my eye is the Acer Predator G1 — a much more compact variation to “the beast” that is the G6 — packing all of the same specs in an impressively smaller 16 litre body.
Acer built this machine with both the home-based and mobile gamer in mind, making the PC small enough that it doesn’t take up too much desk/floor space, yet portable enough to even throw into a backpack if you’re looking to have a gaming party.
Don’t be fooled by this PC’s compact size though. It supports full size NVIDIA GeForce GTX graphics (up to Titan X), 6th Generation Intel Core processors and up to 64GB DDR4 memory. If VR is up your alley, you can plug in a VR headset into the G1 too. This machine also supports G-SYNC and 4K2K Ultra High Definition visuals to deliver clear, high quality images for gaming and movies.
You won’t have to worry about storage either when you have a choice between the huge 4TB (7200 RPM) hard drive or a 512B SSD, and there are plenty of connectivity options with four USB 3.0 ports, 7.1 audio and a Gigabit Ethernet port.
If you love customising your PC’s look, you’ll love the the ability to change up the “growl lights” on the front of the PC, which I have to admit looks awesome. Last but not least, the Predator G1 is packing two pull-out headphone stands on either side, which you can just tuck away after you’re done using them.
To kit yourself out with the full set, Acer even offer optional accessories like a mechanical keyboard, headset and wheeled carrying case.
While the initial pricing was meant to be €1,199 in Europe, the Predator G1 is due to launch in the UK in June and sell for £549.99 from Amazon and PC World.
As far as first impressions go, the Predator G1 actually looks like a very good PC for the price. You’re getting a very powerful gaming PC here that’s been condensed into a super compact body, and for a gaming enthusiast that’s bound to be a valuable feature in itself.
What do you think of the Predator G1? Let me know in the comments!