Acer Boosts its Gaming Portfolio with New Predator Laptops and Monitors

Editor’s Summary

  • All-new Predator Helios 16 and Predator Helios 18 Windows 11 gaming laptops feature 13th Gen Intel processor® Heart processors, NVIDIA® GeForce RTX 40-series GPUs and a plethora of must-have gaming features.
  • The Predator X45 features a giant 45-inch UWQHD (3440×1440) curved OLED display, ideal for professional and console gamers, and received a CES 2023 Innovation Award.
  • The Predator X27U gaming monitor with its 27-inch WQHD (2560×1440) OLED panel, ultra-fast 240Hz refresh rate, and 0.01ms pixel response time delivers incredibly smooth gameplay on PC.

LA VEGAS, January 3, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Acer has announced two powerful Predator Helios gaming laptops and a pair of Predator gaming monitors. The laptops feature an all-new design with 16-inch and 18-inch screen sizes, the latest 13th Gen Intel processor® Heartmobile processors and NVIDIA® GeForce RTX 40-series GPUs, making them Acer’s most powerful gaming laptops to date. The Predator X45 features a massive 800R curved display and won a CES Innovation Award in the “Computer Peripherals & Accessories” category. With the Predator X27U, both monitors include OLED technology with fast 240Hz refresh rates.

Laptops Predator Helios 16, Predator Helios 18

The all-new Predator Helios 16 (PH16-71) and Predator Helios 18 (PH18-71) bring the latest and greatest technology to Acer’s most powerful gaming laptop series. Sporting an all-new design and improved thermals, they both offer models that include a 13th Gen Intel Core processor. i9[1] or i7 HX processors paired with an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 laptop GPU (up to 165W MGP) and a plethora of must-have high-end gaming features.

“We are thrilled to partner with Acer to bring high-performance PC platforms based on the 13th Gen Intel Core mobile processor family to enthusiasts around the world,” said Steve LongCorporate Vice President and General Manager of Asia Pacific & Japan at Intel. “The blazing speed of performance that users could experience is remarkable compared to industry alternatives, as our labs showed up to 40% more in Crossmark general PC use tests and twice in Blender, that many content creators use for content creator work.”

New 13th Gen Intel Core processors go beyond performance to let your PC do even more at once. Its faster performance core and hybrid design deliver ultra-efficient multitasking and immersive entertainment while playing your favorite games, uninterrupted. The new NVIDIA GeForce RTX 40-series GPUs leverage the NVIDIA Ada Lovelace architecture that delivers a quantum leap in performance and AI-powered graphics. Users can experience realistic virtual worlds and increased performance with ray tracing, high quality images with DLSS 3, and Reflex’s optimized system latency to gain a competitive edge. Finally, up to 32GB of DDR5-4800MHz RAM and up to 2TB of PCIe Gen4 NVMe SSD in RAID 0 make these impressive mobile powerhouses, ideal for playing the most demanding AAA games.

The Predator Helios 16 offers a 16-inch (16:10) WQXGA (2560×1600) display at 165Hz or 240Hz or Mini LED[2] 250Hz panel, powered by AUO AmLED technology that supports 1000+ nits peak brightness with 1,000,000:1 high contrast ratio and 100% DCI-P3 color gamut coverage for rich, vivid colors. The Predator Helios 18 sports a stunning 18-inch (16:10) display with the following options: WUXGA (1920 x 1200) at 165Hz, WQXGA (2560 x 1600) at 165Hz or 240Hz, or the super mini LED display. fast 250Hz from AUO that features three times the ambient contrast ratio of conventional displays and supports 1000 local dimming zones to provide complete freedom of use even in poor lighting conditions. Higher resolutions and fast refresh rates make images slide across screens with minimal ghosting or tearing. The immersive 18-inch panel delivers larger-scale portable gaming and is ideal for multi-monitor setups, taking the action to a new level with stunning clarity and detail.

Keeping powerful new components cool, the new Predator laptops offer improved thermal solutions with two custom-designed 5th Gen AeroBlade™ 3D metal fans and rectangle-shaped vector heat pipes for better heat transfer. Additionally, the cooling effects of liquid metal thermal grease limit its advanced thermal performance.

The new design of the Helios series houses all this powerful technology, with a streamlined matte black chassis with clean edges and slimmer bezels. Several ports are located on the rear of the laptop with a customizable RGB light bar that runs along the top of the rear vents.

The new design is complemented by a mini-LED backlit keyboard with 1.8mm key travel and anti-ghosting N key bearing. The per-key RGB backlit keyboard has been redesigned to feature bright uniform colors (with less halo) and smooth dynamic lighting effects, requiring less power and helping to efficiently dissipate heat with a specially designed backlight module . The new dedicated mode key enables instant mode switching for enhanced gaming performance, while the PredatorSense key makes it easy to open the app quickly. Users can also use PredatorSense to enable Predator Pulsar lighting for additional per-key RGB backlight customization on their keyboard. Additionally, Acer’s gaming control center, PredatorSense, has been updated to version 4.0 and features a more robust design that makes it easier to control system settings and monitoring, while the new Scenario Manager feature allows the creation of personal profiles for different game setups.

Gamers stay fully connected as Predator laptops come with Intel® Killer E2600 Ethernet Controller, Intel® KillerSupport Wi-Fi 6E AX1675 frequency band for fast and smooth gaming. Gaming laptops cover a full range of peripherals with USB 3.2 Gen2 ports, including one HDMI 2.1, two USB Type-C Thunderbolt 4 that support power supply and Micro SD card card reader. The Predator Helios 16 and Predator Helios 18 laptops also include one month of Xbox Game Pass or PC Game Pass, providing access to hundreds of high-quality PC games.

Predator X45 and X27U Gaming Monitors

Acer’s new Predator-branded gaming monitors, the Predator X45 and Predator X27U, feature OLED displays and blazingly fast performance that will please even the most hardcore gamers. The 45-inch Predator X45 UWQHD (3440×1440) is an 800R curved monitor with an ultra-wide and narrow bezel that expands the field of view, deepening in-game immersion. It also supports 98.5% gamut of DCI-P3 colors for incredibly lifelike images. Equipped with DisplayPort 1.4 and two HDMI 2.0 ports, it supports PCs and consoles and is also TÜV Rheinland EyeSafe®-approved. The Predator X45’s OLED panel with HDR10 and 1000 nits peak brightness produces excellent contrast for more detailed images, while its <22 UGR rating enables glare-free gaming in bright conditions. An adjustable metal stand with a sleek yet sturdy metal base keeps the large monitor steady while gaming.

The Predator X27U’s 27-inch WQHD (2560×1440) flat panel with 98.5% DCI-P3 coverage is ideal for professional gamers looking for a reliable and powerful machine for everyday use. The TÜV Rheinland EyeSafe certified monitor also leverages 1000 nits peak brightness and HDR10 capabilities to deliver stunning, lifelike visuals.

The Predator X45 and Predator X27U both have very fast 240Hz refresh rates and 0.01ms pixel response time combined with AMD FreeSyncHigh-end technology to deliver incredibly smooth gameplay. They also feature a KVM switch that allows effortless switching between desktops and laptops without having to swap out the keyboard and mouse. Additionally, a USB hub with USB Type-C is a convenient home for gadgets and other peripherals.

Price and availability

The Predator Helios 16 (PH16-71) will be available in North America in March, from $1,649.99; in the EMEA region in February, from €2,399and in China in February, from RMB17,999.

The Predator Helios 18 (PH18-71) will be available in North America in April, from $1,699; in the EMEA region in March, from €2,499and in China in February, from RMB20,999.

The Predator X45 will be available in North America in the second trimester, from $1,699; in EMEA in Q2, from €1,799and in China in the first trimester, from RMB12,999.

The Predator X27U will be available in North America in the second trimester, from $1,099; in EMEA in Q2, from €1,099and in China in the first trimester, from RMB7,999.

Exact specifications, pricing and availability of these new products may vary by region. For availability, product specifications and pricing in specific markets, please contact your nearest Acer office or reseller via

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[1] Specifications may vary by model.
[2] Specifications may vary by model and/or region. All models subject to availability.

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