Known for their insanity for the Predator 17 X and, more recently, the Predator Orion 9000, Acer decided to dial back the insanity meter a bit and released two desktop PCs based on AMD’s Ryzen processors.
Their new Ryzen-based desktop machines come in two SKUs: the GX-281 Ryzen 7 and the GX-281 Ryzen 5. The former comes with a Ryzen 7 8-core, 12-thread 1700X, a Radeon RX 580, 16GB of DDR4 at 2400MHz, 256GB SSD with a 1TB HDD, Windows 10, and a 24.5-inch 144Hz FreeSync. Meanwhile, the GX-281 Ryzen 5 is equipped with a Ryzen 5 6-core, 12-thread Ryzen 1600, a Radeon RX 580, 8GB of DDR4, 256GB SSD complemented by a 1TB HDD, Windows 10, and a 23.6-inch 75Hz FreeSync monitor.
If you want to know more about the Ryzen architecture, you can check out our review of the Ryzen 3 1300X and all the things you need to know about the Zen architecture here. You can also see our review of the ASUS Radeon RX 580 Dual to see what’s new about the refreshed Polaris chipset through this link.
The Ryzen 7 variant will be sold at stores at PhP 96,499 while the Ryzen 5 version is priced at PhP 74,999.