Acer Bets Big on Becoming a Major Player in the PC Gaming Market

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Acer is a brand synonymous with laptops, although like any contemporary tech firm it has ample opportunity to expand in the current marketplace. It certainly has the ambition to achieve this goal, as it aims to become a major player in the PC gaming market and compete directly with the well-received Nvidia Shield.

With a host of dedicated gaming laptops already on the market, the Taiwanese firm seems well placed to achieve this aim. It also recently unveiled a number of exciting new plans during a press conference in New York, revealing a new Predator range of gaming hardware and a fully-fledged Android tablet that can handle a host of modern titles.

What can Gamers Expect from this Device?

As you would expect, Acer has been reluctant to do anything more than whet the consumers appetite for the time being. It did confirm that the Predator tablet will deliver haptic feedback, which will cause the device to shake in your hand as you play and create a more immersive gaming experience. It is also expected to include four, front-facing speakers, creating an impressive quality of audio that will drive higher levels of enjoyment and authenticity. This will be a concern to the makers of the Nvidia Shield, you may face significant market competition ahead of schedule.

Other new examples of Acer’s Predator hardware include a 15-inch laptop and a 17-inch desktop. These both include advanced graphics cards and the very latest processors, creating purposeful machines that can manage multiple applications simultaneously. Customers may also be interested to note that Acer have revealed a 35-inch, 21:0 curved gaming monitor, which will be compatible with Nvidia’s G-Sync and DTS Audio. So whether you enjoy action-packed adventure games or like to frequent popular online casinos, you can now do so through a large and engaging display regardless of the platform that you use.

The Last Word

Ultimately, it is clear that Acer is keen to claim a viable share of the desktop market while also capitalising on the growing trend for cross-platform gaming. The key question is whether or not these devices will prove competitive, as even accounting for Acer’s hardware expertise there is no guarantee that the brand will achieve instant success in this market. Until we see full specifications or are able to enjoy the hardware in real-time, it is impossible to tell whether or not we have found an early rival for the ground-breaking Nvidia Shield.