Although, the smaller version of the giant Acer Predator G6, compact Acer Predator G1 Desktop is not the dream machine of every gamer yet it sure is fun to operate. As compared to its competitors, Predator G1is neither very powerful nor very fast, it is not even cost effective or easy to upgrade. It’s an above-the-average desktop that plays VR and 2D games and comes with reasonable price tag. These few yet dominant features make it stand out among the other gaming desktops. You may watch the video here.
It comes with a Core i7 processor and 4K-ready GeForce GTX 1080 graphics card but lacks configuration variability and has limited upgradability. It is about 5 inches in width and 14 inches in height despite being high ended. The top contains two pull-out headphone holders, and the front face is lightened up with vibrant lights. The optical drive can be slid opened in a vertical frame from the center.
As per my examination, this mini-monster is a look alike of the stereotypical gaming desktops because of its aura yet Acer could have done a better job with it in regards of looks and performance.
Now the catch is that its special-edition bundle deal comes with a custom rolling suitcase that is designed perfectly to fit the accessories and G1 itself. It’s like a drag-along aluminum suitcase which carries your gaming tech wherever you go. More specifically, the bundle offer holds an Intel Core i7-6700 CPU with 32GB RAM, a 512GB SSD/2TB HDD storage combo and a single Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 graphics card. This will cost you a good sum of $2,299, while the suitcase alone costs $265, as per Acer. Without the case, it is currently being sold at the starting price of £1,499 in the UK and $2,299 in Australia.
If I talk about the shabbier aspects of this desktop, then it almost has no space for an additional video card and the interior cannot be tinkered even if the side panels are removed. Moreover, it has only one HDMI output which creates a problem when connecting HTC Vive or Oculus Rift so in order to hookup a VR headpiece; you have to utilize the DisplayPort output.
Conclusively, considering the large portable case, the premier-level performance of his compact Acer Predator G1 can be compromised with. The extravagant design is easier to comprehend and manage.