Check out Acer's new Predator line-up - plus there's a mixed reality headset coming soon

Windows Mixed Reality support headset will ship later this year

Acer has revealed a new Predator line-up including two new gaming notebooks and a new 27-inch monitor featuring Quantum Dot display tech. 

A new version of Acer’s AeroBlade 3D metal fan – enabling a 35 percent increase in airflow – means that the new 18mm thick 15.6-inch Predator Triton 700 can feature top spec overclockable hardware from Nvidia and Intel as they take up less physical room within the laptop. We’ve seen the Triton 700 and it is impressive in the flesh. 

There’s also a new gaming laptop for more casual gamers – the Helios 300, available in 15.6 and 17.3-inch versions with various specifications.

The Predator X27 features Quantum Dot display tech and Nvidia G-SYNC HDR tech to support HDR content. Acer also said that it’ll be adding AMD’s new 7 1700X processors to its Aspire GX desktops. 

Acer is also keenly involved in VR and AR; VR pioneer Mark Bolas, head of Windows Mixed Reality at Microsoft, shared with us on stage how the platform blends physical and digital worlds. By combining the physical universe and the digital universe, based on bits and digital logic, the latter is no longer constrained to computers, phones, and TV screens as it is now.

Developers have been using an Acer development kit for Windows Mixed Reality and the headsets will ship later this year, though there’s no word on how much they will cost. 

Acer partnered with Microsoft to deliver the world’s first Windows Mixed Reality development kits in March, helping developers realize the potential of the Windows Mixed Reality platform. Developers are already hard at work to further enrich the experience when Acer’s Windows Mixed Reality headsets for consumers and commercial customers ship later this year.

The Taiwan-based company also launched two new 4K projectors at the event, the H7850 and V785 as well as the new ProDesigner PE320QK 4K LED monitor for creative professionals working with HDR content.