Acer updates Predator desktop with Core i7 CPU, GeForce GTX 470 graphics, slightly less orange

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.

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.

[Via CNET]

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