Ahead of the Computex 2018 tech show in Taipei, Taiwan next week, Acer has announced AMD processor and graphics options for its entire, freshly-revealed PC gaming hardware lineup.
Starting with its new flagship gaming laptop, the Acer Predator Helios 500, Acer will release this 17.3-inch monster with AMD 2nd generation Ryzen processors up to the Ryzen 7 2700, an octa-core chip. Of course, that processor can be paired with AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 graphics touting 8GB of high bandwidth (HBM2) memory.
With all other options being equal as noted here, these versions of the Helios 500 will go for $2,199 (about £1,659, AU$2,909) to start this August.
Acer’s desktops join the Red Team, too
Along with Acer’s new desktop replacement laptop, the company’s straight-up towers are getting kitted out with AMD silicon, too. The latest, highest-end AMD hardware is now available in the freshest Acer gaming PCs.
The leader of the pack, Predator Orion 5000, will be