After ASUS presented its gigantic range of products for 2023, behold, we also have Acer doing theirs, by betting on new Predator Helios gaming laptops, as well as Gaming Predator monitors.
We don’t have something on the scale of the amount that the old Taiwanese rival presented, but that can also be very positive, as it causes less confusion for consumers. That is, in a very brief way, Acer notebooks bring a completely new design, being based on 16” and 18” screens, Intel Core 13000 processors, and of course, NVIDIA RTX 40 graphics cards.
Acer 2023: More laptops, and a big bet on OLED
So, right off the bat, we have the new Predator Helio 16 (PH16-71) and Helios 18 (PH18-71), which of course bring what is best done in the mobile world, and the best that Acer has to offer in terms of design and build quality.
Both notebooks are equipped with Intel Core i9 or i7 processors within the HX range, and can rely on graphics cards up to NVIDIA’s new RTX 4080 (165W MGP). Temperature issues? Acer guarantees that the new and renovated cooling system does the job, both in terms of processing and graphics.
In terms of image quality, the Predator Helios 16 has a 16” (16:10) WQXGA (2560×1600) monitor, capable of either 165 Hz or 240 Hz. There is another option mini-LED at 250Hz, capable of going to 1000 nits of brightness with a contrast of 1000000:1. Meanwhile, the Helio 18 has 18” WUXGA (1920×1200) at 165 Hz, WQXGA (2560×1600) at 165 Hz or 240 Hz, or if you want, AUO’s 250 Hz Mini LED screens.
As I’m tired of saying, I believe that 2023, despite the low demand, will be the year of OLED massification. This is exactly why Samsung launched OLED monitors, so did ASUS, and now we also see Acer doing their thing.
We are talking about the Predator X45, and the Predator X27U, two OLED monitors capable of guaranteeing a simply incredible level of performance. That said, the X45 is a curved monitor (800R) with an ultra-wide format (WUQHD 3440*1440). Capable of supporting 98.5% of the DCI-P3 color gamut.
Later, we have the X27U with a 27” WQHD (2560 * 1440) OLED screen. With the same DCI-P3 color coverage, but now in a flat form factor.
Both monitors clock in at 240Hz, and a response time of 0.01ms.
Price and Availability
Portable Predator Helios 16 arrives in Europe in February at €2399 Portable Predator Helios 18 arrives in Europe in February at €2499 Predator X45 monitor arrives in the second quarter at €1799 Predator X27U monitor arrives in the second quarter at €1099
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