Acer Predator Orion 9000 launched with a liquid-cooled Intel Core i9-10980XE, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti, tempered glass side panel, and more
Acer has launched a refreshed version of its Predator Orion 9000 gaming desktop. It comes with top-of-the-line hardware intended for those looking for the ultimate gaming experience, with a price to match. The desktop also improves upon its predecessor with a stunning new design that allows esports professionals to carry it around with relative ease via the included carry handles and wheels.
The Acer Predator Nitro 9000 comes with a 10th-generation Intel Core i9-10980 Extreme Edition CPU, which comes with 18 cores and 36 threads. It can make short work of any current (and future) AAA games one can throw at it. The high core count also allows it to double up as a streaming/video editing station, making it an attractive buy for people looking to establish their presence in the streaming world. With a TDP of 165W, the chip runs hot, and that's why Acer has opted to liquid-cool it. Other CPU options include the 10th-generation Intel Core i9-10940XE and the Intel Core i9-9900. The CPU can be paired with up to 128GB of DDR4 RAM, a 1TB NVMe SSD, three 3TB 3.5-inch HDDs, and one 512GB 2.5-inch SSD. Additionally, one can also throw in an extra 512GB of storage via the hot-swappable USB Type-C Gen 3.2 port.
The NVIDIA RTX 2080 Ti is arguably the best GPU money can buy, and that's what you get with the Acer Predator Nitro 9000. Dual-GPU configurations are also available for those who need the extra juice. Additionally, the desktop can also be configured with the RTX 2080 Super and RTX 2070 Super. Some of the other features include support for 802.11 b/g/n/ac/ax Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.1, and Killer E3100G Gigabit Ethernet. The motherboard also has three PCIe x16 and M.2 slots that can be used to add extra hardware.
No gaming desktop is complete without RGB, and the Acer Predator Nitro 9000 has tons of it. Its three 120mm Predator FrostBlade Fans are ARGB-ready, along with two strips that run along the front of the case. There is an EMI-compliant tempered glass side panel that lets you take a peek into its innards. Lastly, there's a retractable headset cradle too.
The Acer Predator Orion 9000 will be available in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa in October, starting at €2,799 ($3155). There is no word about its U.S availability and pricing just yet, but we can expect more about it in the coming weeks.