Acer has announced that the Predator Orion X (POX-650) will be available in North America in September, starting at USD 2999.99; in EMEA in September, starting at EUR 2,499; and in China in September, starting at RMB 29,999. This is a gaming desktop that features a sci-fi inspired and DIY-friendly design, running on up to a 13th Gen Intel Core i9-13900KS processor and a NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 GPU. Key features of the Predator Orion X include a custom-engineered, liquid-cooled cooling module, a modified layout that comprises multiple “zones” for easier customization, and a robotic-like arm that can be used as a headset rest.
From an Acer press release:
Predator Orion X: Out of this World Features and DIY-friendly Design
The Predator Orion X is equipped with 13th Gen Intel i9-13900KS processor, which features 24 cores, 32 threads, 150W TDP with the latest hybrid architecture, and can hit a record-setting 6 Ghz for high-powered processor performance. Leveraging the ultra-efficient NVIDIA Ada Lovelace architecture, the small gaming PC houses up to a liquid-cooled NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 GPU block that comes with 24 GB of G6X memory to deliver the ultimate experience for gamers and creators. To fit a GeForce RTX 4090 GPU of this stature, it adds a custom-engineered, liquid-cooled cooling module to the standard heat sink fans, making it possible to combine some of the strongest gaming components within a condensed frame.
The Predator Orion X’s space capsule-inspired chassis weighs only 9 kg (19.8 lbs) and features a modified layout with three special “zones” to allow for greater customization freedom and performance across the board. Zone 1 is specifically designated for greater accessibility to the CPU, PSU, and SSD, while Zone 2 keeps the VGA and dual 2.5-inch SATA HDD slots within striking distance. Zone 3 helps keep its powerful internals at bay as it stows a 240 mm CPU liquid cooler, strategically stationed near Zone 1. Topping off its unique design features, the vital zones are protected with metal side panels, which can be removed using a small latch for easy upgrading and comes with a rotatable robotic-like arm on the top that functions as a headset rest.
Storage-wise, gamers and creators have no reason to fret as the Predator Orion X already comes with up to 32 GB DDR5-5600 RAM, two M.2 SSDs (up to 1 TB each) and an illuminated, hot swap NVMe M.2 SSD drive bay for added capacity. The DIY gaming rig also offers fast and seamless connectivity with Intel Killer E3100G and Intel Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX211 and a generous amount of ports including two USB3.2 Gen1 (one Type-C and one Type-A), a mic and combo jack at the front, a USB 3.2 Gen2x2 Type-C port, three USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-A ports, two USB 2.0 and a RJ45 located at the rear.
The Predator Orion X comes with PredatorSense 4.0 utility app, allowing gamers to monitor the system for overclocking and customizing RGB lighting preferences using a personalized, intuitive interface geared around maximizing the system’s true potential.