It was only a few days ago that Intel has provided the world with a first glimpse at the upcoming 12th gen Intel Core processor, codenamed Alder Lake. Today, Acer has become the first major OEM to announce a product based on the new chip.
The product comes in the form of the Predator Orion 7000 Gaming Desktop which is not surprising, as Acer stated that the new PC can be obtained with up to 12th Gen Intel Core i9 16C/24T chip. To cool it down, the desktop also comes with an AIO CPU liquid cooler.
Graphics-wise, the Predator Orion 7000 is available with up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 while it also can support up to 64GB dual-channel DDR5-4000 RAM. There is also enough space for two 1TB M.2 2280 NVMe solid state drives and two 3TB 3.5-inch SATA3 hard drives in addition to the 2.5-inch USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C hot-swap drive bay that is located on the top part of the PC’s chassis.
In terms of design, the company has opted for a combination of minimalist and transparent physique by using darkened tempered glass on its side and front panel. The company said that upgradability is part of the Predator Orion 7000’s nature which the new PC also features a tool-less design to allow for easy access into its internal components.
There are also plenty of ARGB components throughout the Predator Orion 7000 including its two 140 mm Predator FrostBlade 2.0 front fans, 120 mm Predator FrostBlade 2.0 rear fan, and the pump on the AIO CPU cooler. All of them can be customised through the PredatorSense software which users can also use to control the fan speed and overclock the PC.
Acer didn’t provide a release date for the Predator Orion 7000 in Malaysia although it will be made available in China and EMEA markets within Q1 2022 while the PC will only land in North American countries in Q2 2022. In China, the machine will have a starting price of CNY20,000 (~RM12,943), so expect it to arrive here with a hefty price tag as well.