Gamers can agonise over their next video game PC purchase for days and weeks. They want the right balance between hardware, extra features, quality, and price. They want to know their games will look good, perform well, and keep doing so for the foreseeable future.
Acer has two distinct gaming PC brands to help gamers get precisely what they need at affordable prices. Predator and Acer Nitro gaming systems cater to various tastes, with new hardware, excellent engineering and design, and the backing of Acer’s renowned service and warranty support.
But what is the difference between Predator and Acer Nitro? Which one should you consider when buying a gaming PC?
Predator is Acer’s high-end gaming brand. Initially launched in 2008 as a series of desktop gaming PCs, Predator has since expanded into a wide range of gaming desktops, laptops, and peripherals, including high-performance screens, mice, and network routers.
Predator machines use the best components, such as Intel i7 and i9 or AMD Ryzen 7 and 9 CPUs, and Nvidia GeForce RTX 4000 generation GPUs. Predator systems are available as desktop PCs and laptops, and typically have magnesium chassis and top-level cooling systems with vapour chambers.
There are three families under the Predator brand. Predator Triton devices are lightweight, slim, and sleek, designed for gamers on the go. Predator Helios laptops are midrange and premium laptops with stellar specs that can replace desktop computers. The Predator Orion family provides high-end gaming rigs for desktop gamers, featuring liquid cooling and easy upgrades.
Gamers can select Predator laptop screens that range from 14 inches to 18 inches, and go as big as 44-inch curved OLED standalone displays. Predator laptops and standalone screens boast refresh rates of between 0.1 and 3 milliseconds, and up to 240Hz, ultra-HD performance.
The Predator range also includes high-quality and stylish mice, headsets, keyboards, routers, desks, and backpacks.
Launched in 2017, Acer Nitro focuses on value, bringing the best to gamers without breaking their budgets. Acer Nitro systems feature the latest components, scaled down slightly to keep prices reasonable. For example, a high-end Nitro laptop is often comparable to a mid-level Predator Helios laptop.
Acer does not skimp on component quality, instead making savvy exchanges that get the most from Nitro systems. For example, Nitro chassis use more plastic than magnesium and feature standard cooling systems. But these changes do not compromise performance or quality, and Acer’s warranty and support services quickly resolve any issues.
Nitro gaming machines are powered by AMD Ryzen 5, 7, 9 CPUs, Intel i5 and i7 CPUS, and Nvidia RTX 30 and 40 series GPUs. They offer displays in 15, 16 and 17-inch options, ranging from 1080p to ultra-HD resolutions, and 60 to 165 Hz refresh rates. Acer Nitro also offers standalone monitors, including curved and ultra-wide displays.
The best of Acer gaming machines
Acer supports PC gaming at every level, so we developed distinct brands that cater to different needs without compromising quality and support.
Predator, Nitro, and all other Acer brands use the best engineering and design to deliver top-quality, high-value products. Our systems feature the latest features, including customisable RGB lighting powered by Acer’s Sense software, high-end cooling, top-quality audio, Thunderbolt 4 USB-C and HDMI ports, and Acer’s multi-year warranty and support services.
Get the most from your budget with leading gaming rigs such as the Acer Nitro 5 and Acer Nitro 16 laptops. Experience top-level performance with the Acer Predator Helios Neo 16 and Acer Predator Triton 500. Fully embrace the PC master race with the Acer Predator Orion desktop family.
Enjoy the raw power of high-quality gaming machines, backed by the brands dedicated to giving you the most for your gaming. Make your next gaming rig an Acer Nitro or Predator.