Acer threw down the metallic orange gauntlet with its Predator desktop, offering one of the most radical designs for a major manufacturer's PC. Now it's updated the specs on the system, while adding a little bit more black to the case design.
The new Predator comes with an Intel Core i7-930 CPU, a sizable 12GB of RAM, 1.5TB 7,200rpm hard drive, and an Nvidia GeForce GTX 470 graphics card. You can upgrade the system on your own to SLI status thanks to a couple of extra PCI Express 2.0 x16 slots. A hinged black panel hides the external drive bays on the front of the case.
Pricing is reasonable for the Predator considering the updated configuration. At $1,999, of course it's much pricier than any mainstream desktop, but in the realm of super-powered gaming PCs, there are far, far pricier options. Then again, many of those systems don't have the love-it-or-leave-it color scheme that Acer gave its debut (and only) gaming computer.