Acer showed off quite a bit of new kit at their Next event in New York, including a variety of laptops, wood grained desktops and a gigantic adaptive sync display. The Predator CG437K P is a 43", 4K VA adaptive sync panel with a top refresh rate of 144Hz. One very big benefit to using a VA panel is that this display is VESA-Certified DisplayHDR 1000, none of this HDR 400 on this $1200 panel!
They also introduced the new ConceptD family of workstations, aimed at content creators and looking fairly sharp. AnandTech got a nice shot of the two desktop workstations, three mobile workstations, two professional monitors and the Windows Mixed Reality headset that currently represent this new brand.
The desktop workstations are impressive, the ConceptD 500 has a mere Core i9-9900K with up to 64 GB of DDR4, for serious power you want the Concept D 900 with two Intel Xeon Gold 6148 processors paired with up to 192 GB of DDR4, both offer a choice between NVIDIA's RTX 4000 or Quadro RTX 6000.
The mobile versions include the ConceptD 5, ConceptD 7 and ConceptD 9 all of which contain Intel processors ranging from the Kaby Lake-G with AMD’s Radeon RX Vega M GL in the ConceptD 5 to the ConceptD 9 which contains an unspecified 9th Gen Core i9 and a full GeForce RTX 2080, no MaxQ for this mobile workstation.
Last, but not least is are the gaming models. The new Predator Helios 700, a gaming laptop has a new trick to show off, as it can transform. The keyboard, touchpad and palm rest all slide forward allowing you to choose your preferred layout, you can see it in action over at The Verge. When you slide the HyperDrift keyboard forward, the palm rest assembly tips down on an angle turning into more of a wrist rest while you use the keyboard and it reveals the cooling fans which should give your laptop a performance boost as the thermal efficiency improves. Inside the 9.9lb 17.3" laptop is a 1080p display, an Core i9 CPU and either a GeForce RTX 2080 or RTX 2070, not the Max-Q version either. Depending on the model you chose, you can have up to 64GB of DDR4 and a 1TB SSD or 2TB HDD.
If you prefer to stay in one spot when you game then check out the Predator Orion 5000 desktop. It has a watercooled i9-9900K with an RTX 2080 and a Realtek Dragon 2.5 Gigabit NIC for those who prefer something other than a Killer NIC. The RGBs are big, while the case itself is smaller than you might think at 30L.