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Acer unveils the Predator Helios 700, a high-end gaming notebook with a slide-out keyboard Acer Predator Helios 700 has a weird slide-out keyboard (for good reason)
Katie Ramirez | 13 April, 2019, 20:49

One of the more interesting new Windows 10 devices in Acer's new lineup is the ConceptD 9, a notebook with Acer's fancy hinge that lets creators set the 17.3-inch Ultra HD display at nearly any angle for typing or sketching with the magnetically attached Wacom stylus. The details, availability and pricing for the laptops are as follows.

The higher-end Helios range is updated with a Predator Helios 300 and the Predator Helios 700.

The company has also refreshed its Predator Helios 300 gaming laptops, giving it a new design along with updating the main specifications. On a related note, someone at Acer needs to come up with catchier names.

According to reports, the keyboard, dubbed "HyperDrift" by Acer, isn't exclusively for aesthetic value. The display is a 17.3-inch Ultra HD (3840 x 2160) unit, and it can flip, extend, or recline for multiple use modes in the fancy hinge.

Expect sweet specs with an Nvidia Geforce RTX 2070 GPU and support for up to 32GB of DDR4 2666MHz on the Predator Helios 300, while the Helios 700 comes with Nvidia's GeForce RTX 2080 or 2070 and up to 64GB of DDR4 memory. This colour combo is identical to the Predator Triton series (the new Predator Triton 500 which was just released in Malaysia, as an example) and has also been adopted by the equally new Helios 700.

"By simply sliding the keyboard forward, two additional air intakes are uncovered above the keyboard and below the display, giving the powerful heat-generating components extra air flow for maximum cooling and unleashed overclocking". Jerry Kao, Co-COO, Acer Inc explained "as the foundation of a full line of creator products, we've designed PCs with high-performance processors and graphics that can handle extreme workloads, and put them inside quiet, minimalist designs to inspire creators to unleash their creativity". The coolest of the products is no doubt the ConceptD 9 notebook.

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There is even more to see over at Acer.

As for the Acer ConceptD 7, it's a step-down from the flagship ConceptD 9, but it still promises 6K RED video editing.

The entry-level laptop in the lineup, called the ConceptD 5, boasts a 15.6-inch 4K screen, an Intel Core i7, and an AMD Radeon RX Vega graphics processor inside a sleek, snow-white chassis that weighs just 3.3 pounds.

The Acer Chromebook 714 and the Chromebook 715 offers a 14 and 15-inch display and retails for $499 (Rs 34,500) for the base variant. The tower desktop features 12 memory slots that support up to a whopping 192GB of memory and comes with Intel Xeon Gold 6148 processors and an Nvidia Quadro RTX 6000 GPU.

A new engineering-focused Windows Mixed Reality headset called the ConceptD Ojo is coming as well. However, we do know that the laptop will be available in North America in June starting at $4,999 (about £3,830, AU$7,045). Acer said this will be available in the United States from April, starting at $2,299, and in Europe from July for €2,299. The desktop is extremely powerful with dual Intel Xeon Gold 6148 processors that has 40 cores in total, and equips the NVIDIA Quadro RTX 6000 GPU that leads to fantastic ray tracing speed.

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