02 July 2018
Acer has unveiled a couple of gaming desktops, 3000 and 5000, under the Orion series. The 3000 series is designed for mid-range gamers while the Orion 5000 series is for serious gamers who are looking for flexibility in terms of future expansion and superior performance. Both the Orion 3000 and Orion 5000 desktops come with angular and aggressive styling with a mesh and RGB fans at the front.
The new Orion 5000 is a VR ready set up that supports up to 8th Gen Intel Core i7 + 8700K processors paired with the latest Intel Z370 SoC. It can also support up to 2-way SLI and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080Ti video cards and up to 32 GB DDR4-2666 MHz and supports Intel Optane memory.
The Orion 5000 can support up to a 3TB 3.5-inch HDD or up to a 512 GB PCIe NVMe based M.2 SSD for storage. To keep these towers cool they come with Acer’s IceTunnel 2.0 airflow management which segments the system into different thermal zones and provides each sector with its own airflow tunnel to expel heat.
In terms of pricing, the Predator Orion 5000 gaming desktops will be available in North America in July starting at $1,499; in EMEA in June starting at €1,699; and, in China in June starting at ¥15,999.
The Orion 3000 is a mid-range VR Ready gaming setup. It supports 4K gameplay and comes with 8th Gen Intel Core i7+ processor. Orion 3000 can support up to Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 graphics cards and up to up to 32 GB DDR4-2666 MHz. It also comes with a mesh front however with a single LED fan at the front. Other specifications are similar to the Orion 5000.
In terms of pricing, the Predator Orion 3000 gaming desktops will be available in North America in October starting at $999; in EMEA in July starting at €1,299, and in China in July starting at ¥6,999