As of today, Acer has begun to offer their Predator AG3-605 Series desktops in the states. It is sold as a competent gaming rig, and multimedia desktop. The entry model will cost you a *measly 999$, for what is supposed to be a capable gaming machine. (*in comparison to others gaming desktops) The rigs are powered by the Intel Haswell Core i7 processors and are priced to be more accessible to a larger market.
The starting model of the Predator boasts 3.4GHz Core i7 processor, 12GB of DDR3 memory, a 2TB 7200RPM hard drive, and an Nvidia GT640 GPU.
But if you like the idea of owning one of these machines you don’t have to settle on a less than powerful machine. Acer America’s Frank Chang elaborates, “Our new Predator AG3-605 Series offers a range of models to suit various power and budget requirements for those needing a system for games and other multimedia pursuits.”
If the beginner model doesn’t live up to your needs, Acer offers upgrades to all facets of the machine, such as a 120GB SSD, Blu-ray drives, 32GB DDR3 RAM, and an Nvidia GTX660.
Obviously the hope is to bring in the biggest market possible, it seems like they refuse to focus on one thing. Personally I would always prefer a rig made for gamers, because then you tend to see a higher quality experience with games. The same goes for video editing and movie watching. (which can now basically be done on any device) I have a feeling these computers will just end up embracing the,”Jack of all Trades, Master of None” cliche. And personally, that is not how I like my computers made.
I have never owned a Predator, so I can’t be sure I am right. But is sure feels that way. Unless of course you optimize the hell out of it. But in that case I would just go looking for a better rig.
How do you feel? What computer do you rock, and is it optimized or not? Comment Below.