Today I had the pleasure of attending the Next@Acer event. Now you might wonder what Next@Acer is?

Next@Acer is an exciting product showcase with new gadgets from, yes you guessed it, Acer. Lets dive in and see what they have lined up for us with regards to new tech and an interesting brand evolution.

Check out the new range of models that will be available very soon:

Acer Chromebook

The lightweight Chrome OS notebook boasting a 12 hour battery life. The new premium Chromebooks are available in two models, the Chromebook 714 and the creatively named big brother, the 715.

Chromebook 714

  • 8th Gen Intel®Core™ Processor
  • 100% Aluminium Chassis
  • Narrow 6.18mm Bezel
  • Embedded Fingerprint Reader
  • OS: Chrome OS

Chromebook 715

  • 8th Gen Intel®Core™ Processor
  • Dedicated Numerical Keypad
  • 100% Aluminium Chassis
  • Embedded Fingerprint Reader

Acer Travelmate P6

The ultra portable Windows machine is incredibly light. Coming in at 1.1kg and just 16.6mm thick, it definitely ticks the boxes

  • 8th Gen Intel® I7 Processor
  • Rugged Thin and Light Design
  • Up to 20 Hours Battery Life
  • Fingerprint Reader and IR

Now we get to the good bits! The new gaming offerings are incredible. Available in two model ranges, the Nitro and the Predator. The latter being the high end bit of kit.

Nitro Range

This is the range of gaming laptops for the gamer on the go. Feature packed including a beautiful 144hz display.

Nitro 5

  • 9th Gen Intel® I7 Processor
  • NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX
  • 15.6” FHD IPS 144Hz
  • NitroSense User Interface

Nitro 7

  • 9th Gen Intel® I7 Processor
  • GeForce® GTX Graphics
  • Thin Metal Body3
  • 15.6” FHD IPS 144Hz

Predator Range

The cream of the crop. The discerning gamer that wants, no, needs the ultimate performance laptop that can crush any game.

Predator Helios 300

  • 9th Gen Intel® I7 Processor
  • GeForce RTX™ 2070
  • 144Hz Refresh rate, 3ms Overdrive
  • 4th Gen AeroBlade™ Technology

Predator Helios 700

  • 9th Gen Intel® I9 Processor
  • HyperDrift Keyboard with MagForce Keys
  • GeForce RTX™ 20801
  • 17” 144Hz/ 3ms4 Display with NVIDIA®G-SYNC®

Okay I just need to jump in here. The HyperDrift keyboard is the most epic thing I’ve seen on a laptop to date!
The entire keyboard, trackpad, and surrounding palm rests all slide forward. This increases airflow through the notebook.

The all new ConceptD range

Acer South Africa GM, Paul Collins was excited to introduce a new range of Acer machines. Designers rejoice, Acer now offers designer and creator specific machines.

ConceptD 900

  • Dual Intel® Xeon® Gold 6148 Processors
  • NVIDIA® Quadro RTX™ 6000
  • Up to 60TB1 Storage

ConceptD CP7271K

  • 99% Adobe® RGB Colour space/ DCI-P3 93%
  • Delta E <1/ PANTONE® Validated
  • Adaptive-Sync/ VESA Certified DisplayHDR™ 1000
  • IPS 4K UHD 144Hz

The are many more models in the new range so we covered the models discussed at the event.

Look out for a Predator range review soon(nudge nudge, wink wink @AcerSA)

I would also like to thank Morena Pheleu for the great pics of the event. Please give him a follow on instagram @itsmorena or on Twitter @Nikon Caresser.

About Ruan Blignaut

Ruan Blignaut
I love all things gaming and cosplay. PC and Xbox gamer.I also love bad puns

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