Acer announces new Predator Triton 16, Swift Edge 16, Wi-Fi 6E Mesh Router
Acer today announced the new Predator Triton 16 (PT16-51), the latest addition to its power-packed gaming line. This laptop for gaming and work is equipped with the latest 13th Gen Intel® Core™ processors, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, and up to 32 GB of DDR5 RAM, along with an abundance of features that would excite any type of gamer. To ensure the vital components are kept cool throughout gaming sessions, the laptop’s advanced thermal solutions combine dual 5th Gen AeroBlade™ 3D fans, Vortex Flow optimization, and liquid metal thermal grease on the CPU, all housed within a thin metal chassis design.
Evolutionary Performance and Cooling
At just 19.9 mm (0.78 inches), the sleek, yet powerful Predator Triton 16 showcases a sophisticated metal casing topped off with a sparkling silver finish, giving players the confidence and portability to game on-the-go. The new thin gaming laptop packs massive computing prowess as it features up to 13th Gen Intel Core i9 processors, supported by a new hybrid core architecture with a 5.4 GHz max turbo frequency. The CPU works hand in hand with the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, along with NVIDIA DLSS 3 and its bundle of Max-Q technology features for optimized ray tracing and performance across the board. Gamers are treated to an even greater performance boost as the laptop can be configured with up to 32 GB of DDR5 5200 MHz memory and up to 2 TB PCIe M.2 SSDs in RAID 0 configuration.
The Predator Triton 16, which includes one month of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, delivers immersive visual experiences with its 16-inch (16:10) WQXGA 2560 x 1600 IPS display, boasting 500 nits peak brightness and a blistering 240 Hz refresh rate within its narrow bezels. It also offers a DCI-P3 100% color gamut and support for NVIDIA Advanced Optimus and NVIDIA G-SYNC to provide smooth, vibrant images, capturing all the intensity of the most visually demanding games.
To help players stay battle-ready, the laptop leverages cutting-edge thermal capabilities, highlighted by a dual-fan system with custom-engineered 5th Gen AeroBlade™ 3D metal fans. The Predator Triton 16 pushes the envelope even further with Acer’s Vortex Flow technology, consisting of dedicated heat pipes and exhaust vents to keep the internals cool, while liquid metal thermal grease on the CPU pushes for better heat emission to keep the machine running at peak performance.
Full Connectivity and Control
Gamers stay in full control with the PredatorSense™ key to enable seamless customization on the keyboard’s per-key RGB lighting, user interface, management control systems, and more on the dedicated PredatorSense utility app. Running on Windows 11, the Predator Triton 16 comes with Intel® Killer™ DoubleShot™ Pro (E2600+WiFi 6E 1675i), along with a generous amount of functional ports, including two USB 3.2 Gen 2 ports, HDMI 2.1, a Type-C USB port with Thunderbolt™ 4, and a Micro SD™ card reader. Finally, its fingerprint reader with Windows Hello support provides added protection and accessibility.
Pricing and Availability
The Predator Triton 16 (PT16-51) will be available in North America in September, starting at USD 1,799.99, and in EMEA in September, starting at EUR 2,299.
Acer today announced the refreshed Acer Swift Edge 16 (SFE16-43) laptop, designed for dynamic professionals requiring high computing capability, productivity, and portability from their hardware. The lightweight laptop is powered by AMD Ryzen™ 7040 Series processors and up to AMD Radeon™ 780M graphics for next-gen performance and visuals, and features AMD Ryzen™ AI on select models with select processors, enabling the device to keep up with today’s AI demands and more.
The Swift Edge 16 showcases a stunning 16-inch 3.2K OLED display with an upgraded refresh rate of 120 Hz and support for 100% DCI-P3 color gamut to provide true-to-life colors and images. The Windows 11 laptop also boasts compatibility with up to Wi-Fi 7, Microsoft Pluton, and a range of smart features so users can stay connected to fast wireless connections and have private data secured.
Visually Striking Design and Display
The Acer Swift Edge 16 exudes confidence as it flaunts an eye-catching design frame and color display capabilities that are sure to make heads turn. Its ultra-thin and light magnesium alloy chassis measures a mere 12.95 mm (0.51 inches), weighs only 1.23 kg (2.71 lbs), and is finished off with a sleek olivine black coating. Users can indulge themselves with cinema-grade viewing on its 16-inch 3.2K OLED panel (3200 x 2000) with 120 Hz refresh rate, 100% DCI-P3 color gamut support, and 0.2 ms response time. Combined with a 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio, 500 nits peak brightness and VESA DisplayHDR™ True Black 500 certification, the OLED laptop offers precise and high-contrast colors to be enjoyed. The TÜV Rheinland Eyesafe®-certified display also helps reduce blue light exposure for added comfort during extended viewing periods.
Optimized Performance and Security with AI Power
The Swift Edge 16 takes advantage of the latest AMD Ryzen™ 7040 Series processors for pure performance speeds and power efficiency that keeps the laptop running longer when unplugged, while also leveraging up to AMD Radeon™ 780M graphics for immersive visuals. Featuring AMD Ryzen AI on models with select processors, the dedicated engine ushers in new AI experiences such as real-time video quality enhancements for video calls. Thanks to the built-in Microsoft Pluton security processor, enabled by default, the Switch Edge 16 supplies added protection to help defend against sophisticated attacks, while the fingerprint reader supporting Windows Hello allows for biometric authentication to the Windows 11 PC.
The AMD Ryzen-powered laptop also comes with up to 32 GB of LPDDR5 RAM and up to 2 TB of PCIe Gen 4 SSD storage for quick data transfer, lower latency, and faster load time, while its TwinAir cooling technology with enhanced fan and air inlet keyboard designs helps keep the device running at full speed.
Smart Features and Seamless Connections with Wi-Fi 7
The latest version of the Swift Edge line comes with support for up to Wi-Fi 7, boasting enhanced speeds of up to 5.8 Gbps, low latency of under 2 ms, and multi-link capability for fast and reliable wireless connections. The Swift Edge 16 is also equipped with a bundle of smart features to help boost overall productivity and ease of use. With support for Window Studio Effects, users can present themselves in their best light during video conferences with its 1440p QHD webcam with automatic framing, gaze correction, and advanced background blur. The webcam also features Acer’s Temporal Noise Reduction (TNR) and Acer PurifiedVoice™ with AI noise reduction to provide elevated video call experiences. It also includes a full-sized keyboard and a range of essential connectivity ports; two USB Type-A ports, dual USB 4 Type-C PD 65 W ports with fast charging and display capabilities, HDMI 2.1, and a Micro SD card reader.
Pricing and Availability
The Swift Edge 16 (SFE16-43) will be available in North America in July, starting at USD 1,299.99, and in EMEA in July, starting at EUR 1,199.
cer today unveiled the Acer Connect Vero W6m mesh router, its first eco-friendly Wi-Fi 6E router that incorporates post-consumer recycled (PCR) materials in its chassis and features an Eco mode for efficient energy consumption. The router is powered by a quad-core 2 GHz processor and includes a bundle of enhanced connectivity, coverage, and security features, including Wi-Fi 6E Tri-Band AXE7800[1,2] capability.
“We are thrilled to expand Acer’s portfolio of network devices with the launch of the Acer Connect Vero W6m Wi-Fi 6E mesh router, engineered with support for Wi-Fi 6E tri-band connectivity to provide swift and secure connections with vast network coverage within any home or office locations,” said Wayne Ma, General Manger, IoB, Acer Inc. “The performance-driven router is also the latest addition to our growing Vero line of eco-conscious products, embodying Acer’s commitment to fulfilling its environmental responsibility and helping minimize carbon footprint.”
Fast and Seamless Wi-Fi 6E Connections
The Acer Connect Vero W6m, Acer’s first eco-friendly router, comes with Wi-Fi 6E connectivity and conforms with security standards set by the European Commission’s Radio Equipment Directive. Capable of supporting Wi-Fi 6E Triband (2.4 GHz/5 GHz/6 GHz[1,2]) AXE7800 throughput, the device provides speeds of up to 7.8 Gbps to deliver fast, stable internet connections when online. The Wi-Fi 6E router can also be paired with up to 4 units and features impressive network ranges of up to 465 m2 on a dual mesh system and up to 930 m2 on a quad mesh system to help eliminate dead spots in larger coverage areas[1,3]. Powered by a MediaTek quad-core 2 GHz A53 processor with 1 GB LPDDR RAM and 4 GB memory capacity, the Acer Connect Vero W6m is engineered to keep up with high-bandwidth requirements.
The Wi-Fi 6E router also gives great importance to data protection and security as it is the first router to pass EU EN 303 645 (RED) Cyber Security Standards. Along with Acer’s portfolio of performance-focused routers, including the Predator Connect W6 and Predator Connect W6d, the addition of the Vero Connect W6m router conveys its commitment to providing innovative connectivity devices that deliver quality and secure network connections for all types of users.
Eco-Conscious Inside and Out
Designed with the environment in mind, Acer’s commitment to reducing CO2 emissions is reflected in every aspect of the device, from its chassis to energy-efficient features. It also utilizes 100% recyclable paper in its packaging.
The Acer Connect Vero W6m’s minimalistic and compact aesthetic is made with 30% PCR plastic and painted with a cobblestone gray finish to let it blend in with any office or home setup. The dedicated Eco mode function optimizes the router’s power consumption, along with other connected devices by managing their sleep time when not in use and efficiently regulating its data frequency distribution.
Exact specifications, prices, and availability will vary by region. To learn more about availability, product specifications and prices in specific markets, please contact your nearest Acer office via www.acer.com.
Acer today announced an expansion of developer tools for its industry-leading SpatialLabs™ technology, providing more avenues to develop glasses-free, stereoscopic 3D experiences on Acer SpatialLabs Pro devices. With its new Unity plug-in support, developers from various industries and practices can utilize SpatialLabs Pro devices when creating stereo 3D content and applications. Acer’s OpenXR runtime for SpatialLabs has been certified, enabling developers to use OpenXR protocols when building stereo 3D content and applications on SpatialLabs’ commercial displays. The Acer SteamVR Bridge helps unlock the potential of stereo 3D for VR application developers to deliver enhanced immersive experiences when using SpatialLabs Pro devices.
Pro Suite Developer Program: Unity Plug-in
Acer has launched its support for the Unity plug-in, extending its reach to more creators across various fields, including education, architecture, construction, medicine, and more, alongside the Unreal plug-in. As a widely used platform for creating stereo 3D content and applications, more professional developers can take advantage of the Unity plug-in’s existing tools and verticals to enhance their experiences and help present their models in their true 3D form on Acer SpatialLabs Pro Devices, without the need for specialized glasses.
Acer OpenXR Runtime
Acer has successfully reached conformance for its OpenXR Runtime, making SpatialLabs Pro devices conformant with OpenXR. As a long-standing member and contributor of the Khronos OpenXR working group, Acer embraces open standards and is committed to building an accessible ecosystem for its hardware solutions.
Acer’s latest milestone benefits the extended reality (XR) developer community by unlocking additional device choices to showcase their creations with high-resolution, glasses-free stereoscopic 3D. Content and application creators may enjoy the synergy of OpenXR’s cross-platform, high-performance API for faster innovation and Acer’s extensive experience in delivering immersive, stereoscopic 3D visuals through its SpatialLabs solution. The OpenXR runtime is also made available for Acer SpatialLabs Pro device users to utilize OpenXR-compatible applications such as Autodesk VRED, and Blender.
Acer SteamVR Bridge
With the availability of Acer’s proprietary SteamVR Bridge driver, developers of VR applications, ranging from virtual tours to art exhibits, and educational content, can convert their creations on Acer’s SpatialLabs Pro devices to deliver captivating imagery and clarity to users without the need for VR headsets. SpatialLabs Pro device users may also leverage the Acer SteamVR Bridge with NVIDIA Omniverse™ to streamline workflows and broaden their viewing options for enhanced stereo 3D projection of complex graphics, visual effects, and simulations.
Visit the SpatialLabs Developer site for more information on the latest updates and experience the SpatialLabs Pro devices firsthand as it will be on display at COMPUTEX from May 30 to June 2, 2023 at Booth no. M0820, 4F, Hall 1, Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center in Taiwan.