Acer launches Predator gaming series for Sri Lankan gaming enthusiasts

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Acer introduced its iconic gaming series Predator in Sri Lanka on 30 April, marking its leadership in producing world-class hardware for the growing global PC gaming industry. The series, which includes notebooks, desktops and gaming monitors, is targeted at the Sri Lankan gaming community, ranging from professional gamers to potential new users.

Acer Predator 15 and 17 notebooks are powered by 6th Gen Intel Core i7 6700 HQ processors and include NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M graphics, powerful DDR4 memory and PCIe Solid State Drives (SSDs) which brings high-quality gaming experience for users. The notebooks also a feature a special technology called ‘Killer DoubleShot Pro’ which enables ethernet and Wi-Fi connections to work together for high speed online multiplayer games. Using an exclusive feature called ‘Predator FrostCore’, Acer allow users to swap the optical drive with a Cooler Master designed fan module, in order to lower excessive heat while playing games. Acer Predator 15 and Predator 17 come with Full HD displays. 

Predator G6 and G3 desktops are powered by the latest 6th Gen Intel Core i7-6700K processors. Running on the latest Windows 10 operating system, they come with 64GB of DDR4 dual-channel memory. Both desktops support NVIDIA GeForce graphics and the casing allows for a bi-directional inflow of air to enable the IceTunnel cooling. Acer also launched Predator X34 and XB271HU monitors with the former being the world’s first 34-inch, 21:9 ultra-wide curved monitor with NVIDIA G-Sync technology. The monitor features IPS display panel with a 178-degree viewing angle, giving a wider field of view and increased perceived area of peripheral vision with rich colours.  

Speaking at the launch, Acer Director – Regional Markets Sunil Nair said, “We have observed that Sri Lanka’s gaming culture has established quite strongly in the country and it has more room to grow over the coming years. Acer is launching the Predator series in Sri Lanka to address the strong need of high-end gaming gear for local professional gamers as well as engage with outstation gaming enthusiasts. At the moment gaming is limited to a portion of user in Sri Lanka and Acer want to really change that trend by reaching to outstations and explore the opportunities to increase the market capacity for gaming. With the rapid growth of the global gaming industry, Acer believes it’s high time to expand the horizons of Sri Lankan gaming culture and develop the many dimensions of the local gaming industry through Acer’s high-performing Predator devices.” The Predator gear will be available through Acer’s local partners Metropolitan Group, Abans PLC and Softlogic PLC for professional gamers and high-end users. With their wider market presence, Acer believes the Predator series will reach to every corner of Sri Lanka and create greater awareness. 

Intel EM Ltd. Sri Lanka Liaison Office Country Business Manager Indika De Zoysa said, “Intel’s powerful 6th Gen processors are taking gaming to the next level and giving gamers unprecedented performance to dominate their opponents. The range of Intel powered gaming machines such as these new models in the Acer Predator series are also expanding the landscape of Sri Lanka’s gaming community by appealing to both serious and up-and-coming gamers across all levels across the country.” 

Acer launched the Predator series in a gala event, making it Sri Lanka’s first-of-its kind of event to unveil a series of gaming laptops, desktops and monitors. The event held at the Park Street Mews was truly mesmerising and grand with quiz completions, cosplays and scintillating entertainment acts from Drill team and iClown. It also attracted more than 400 local gamers for an epic gaming competition which featured the world-renowned free-to-play multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) game Dota 2. The plays from the competitors and the crowd made the event electrifying and enthralling.