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During its annual Acer Global Press Conference, the company announced a range of pretty awesome new tech. This is especially for gamers who are looking for something new to invest in when it comes to a display built for PC and console gaming as well as the best of the best when it comes to gaming notebooks. Acer did not hold back on a handful of its new Acer Predator devices namely the Acer Predator CG437K S which is a massive 42,4-inch UHD monitor that supports HDMI 2.1. Then there’s the new Predator Helio 500 that comes with either a 4K 120Hz Mini LED display or an FHD 360Hz panel. The notebook is designed to be portable thanks to its promised 12-hour battery life while at the same time offer incredible gaming performance thanks to the RTX 30 Series GPUs.

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Acer Predator Triton 500 SE Gaming Notebook

Acer Predator Triton 500

The Predator Triton 500 SE (PT516-51s) is a “special edition” notebook designed for gamers who want a machine capable of getting through both the latest AAA games and the workday. Powered by up to an 11th Gen Intel Core i9 Processor, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU and up to 64 GB of 3200 MHz DDR4 memory, the notebook offers more than enough gaming power—but at just 19.9 mm (0.75 in) thin with up to 12 hours of battery life and NVIDIA Advanced Optimus technology.

Key Features

  • 165 Hz WQXGA LCD panel; 165 Hz WQXGA Mini LED panel, 240 Hz WQXGA IPS PolarBlack panel
    • 16:10 Mini LED display with 87% screen-to-body-ratio
    • 1250 nits of brightness with HDR certification
  • Up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
    • Also comes in RTX 3070 model
  • Up to 64GB of RAM
  • 11th Gen Core i9-11980HK

Acer Predator Helios 500 SE Gaming Notebook

Acer Predator Helios 500

The Predator Helios 500 (PH517-52) boasts up to an overclockable 11th Gen Intel Core i9 processor, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU and 64 GB of DDR4 3200 MHz memory, giving players more than enough power to take on all of the latest titles, while a pair of PCIe NVMe SSDs in RAID 0 and one SATA HDD means that the notebook has plenty of space for the next generation of games, too.

Furthermore, a choice of displays lets players get the most out of this hardware. Depending on their preferences, users can equip the 17.3-inch Helios 500 with a 4K Mini LED 120 Hz display powered by AUO AmLED technology that supports full-array local dimming and is comparable to VESA Display HDR 1000, allowing for top-of-the-line colour saturation and contrast, or AUO’s superfast FHD 360 Hz display rocking a 3 ms response time for the smoothest image possible.

Key Features

  • 17.2-inch 4K 120Hz Mini LED display or 17.2-inch FHD 360Hz
    • Mini LED display features 512 local dimming zones
    • HDR 1000 certified
  • Configurations up to NVIDIA RTX 3080 16GB VRAM
    • Also comes in RTX 3070 model
  • Up to 64GB of RAM
  • Core i9-11980HK
  • Wi-Fi 6 and optional 5G modem support
  • 11th Gen Core i9-11980HK

Predator CG437K S Gaming Monitor

Predator CG437K S Gaming Monitor

The Predator CG437K S is a massive 42.5-inch NVIDIA G-SYNC Compatible gaming monitor with a UHD (3840×2160) display that strives to provide players with the most flexible experience possible, containing a pair of HDMI 2.1 ports that support the latest game consoles and allow for 4K 144 Hz with VRR using only a single cable.

A USB hub offers a USB-B port, a pair of both USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 ports to support an array of peripherals, plus a USB Type-C port for good measure. Additionally, a built-in KVM switch simplifies the lives of those who juggle multiple PCs. Once users are all set up, the monitor’s 144 Hz refresh rate and 1 ms VRB response time provide satisfying gameplay.

Key Features

  • 42.5-inch UHD display
  • HDMI 2.1
  • Up to 144Hz through DisplayPort and 120Hz through HDMI 2.1
  • 100 nits peak brightness with HDR certification
  • 90% DCI-P3 Colour Gamut
  • RGB Features that sync to music and media


Acer has not announced a set release date or pricing for South Africa. In addition, we don’t know what products will be launching in SA. There’s a good chance the country will get both gaming notebooks but as for the display, I am highly doubtful it will land on South African shores. Check out the gaming highlights down below.


Marco is the owner and founder of GLITCHED. South Africa’s largest gaming and pop culture website. GLITCHED quickly established itself with tech and gaming enthusiasts with on-point opinions, quick coverage of breaking events and unbiased reviews across its website, social platforms, and YouTube channel.

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