Predator Orion X Design

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Acer has announced the launch of its latest high-performance gaming desktop, the Predator Orion X, which is now available for pre-order in the UK. The compact yet powerful Orion X combines up to an Intel Core i9-13900KS processor and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 GPU, making it Acer’s most advanced pre-built gaming PC to date.

The Predator Orion X features a futuristic, sci-fi inspired design with an emphasis on easy upgrades and maintenance. The 15.4L chassis is divided into separate zones to house the CPU, GPU, cooling system and other components, allowing for optimized airflow and cooling. Despite its small size, the Orion X packs some serious horsepower, capable of running the latest games with maxed out settings.

Highlights of the Predator Orion X:

  • Up to 13th Gen Intel Core i9-13900KS processor – A special edition 14-core chip that can hit 6GHz with Intel Thermal Velocity Boost. Provides elite-level gaming performance.
  • Up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 GPU – NVIDIA’s flagship gaming GPU, delivering high frame rates in 4K and VR gaming. Comes liquid-cooled to fit the compact chassis.
  • 240mm AIO liquid cooler with two 120mm fans – Keeps the CPU cool during marathon gaming sessions. Strategically placed in its own cooling zone.
  • 32GB DDR5-5600 RAM – Fast, high bandwidth memory to feed the powerful CPU and GPU. Can be expanded to 64GB.
  • Up to 2TB PCIe Gen4 M.2 SSD storage – Super fast solid state storage for quick game and app loading. Additional 2.5″ HDD bays for more storage.
  • Hot swap NVMe SSD drive bay – Easily add more super fast M.2 SSD storage without opening up the chassis.
  • Removable metal side panels – Provides easy access to components for upgrading. Side panels protect internal zones.
  • Robotic arm headset cradle – Futuristic headset rest that keeps your gaming headset easily accessible.
  • Killer Wi-Fi 6E and 2.5Gbps LAN – Fast wireless networking and wired connectivity for lag-free multiplayer gaming.
  • Four zone RGB lighting – Customizable LEDs let you personalize the look and match your gaming setup.

Pre-Order from Currys with Exclusive Offers

The Predator Orion X is now available for pre-order exclusively from Currys stores and online in the UK. Customers who pre-order can take advantage of the following limited time bundle offers:

  • £100 in Currys vouchers – can be used to purchase accessories, peripherals, games, electronics and more at Currys
  • 3 month subscription to PC Games Pass – gives access to a library of over 100 full games to download and play

In addition, customers who purchase before January 5, 2024 can claim up to £149 in rewards through Acer’s promotion page. This includes 6 free games and 1 month of Xbox Game Pass.

Powerful Gaming Performance in a Compact Chassis


Despite weighing only 9kg, the Predator Orion X packs an incredible amount of gaming horsepower into a relatively small footprint. The 13th Gen Intel Core i9-13900KS can be overclocked up to 6GHz to deliver elite-level single and multi-core performance. Combined with up to an NVIDIA RTX 4090 GPU, the Orion X can run demanding games at 4K resolution with all settings maxed out.

The sci-fi inspired chassis provides excellent cooling for these high-end components using a custom zone layout. The CPU, GPU, SSDs and cooling system each get their own compartment to optimize airflow and heat dissipation. This allows the powerful hardware to run safely under heavy loads during intense gaming sessions.

According to Chris Goettl, General Manager of Acer America, “The Predator Orion X’s space capsule-inspired chassis is unlike anything we’ve engineered before. The optimized zone layout houses some of today’s most powerful silicon like the 13th Gen Intel Core processors and RTX 40 Series GPUs to give gamers and creators the high-performance they crave.”

Designed for Easy Upgrades and Maintenance


While many compact gaming PCs sacrifice upgradability for size, the Predator Orion X manages to deliver both. The removable metal side panels provide quick access to the internal zones for upgrading components. Standard Phillips head screws mean no proprietary tools are required.

The Orion X also features tool-less drive bays to make storage expansion a breeze. Gamers can easily add more high-speed M.2 SSDs or traditional SATA hard drives as their storage needs grow. Hot swappable drive bays allow adding NVMe SSDs without powering down the system.

According to Acer, DIY-friendly upgrades were a key priority in the Orion X’s design. This gives the platform longevity, allowing gamers to incrementally upgrade as new components are released in the coming years.

UK Availability and Pricing

The Predator Orion X (POX-650 model) is available for pre-order now from Currys retailing at £3,799. Exact specifications, prices and availability may vary depending on configuration and region.

Acer states that the Orion X will begin shipping to pre-order customers in November, just in time for the holidays. This makes it an ideal high-end gaming gift for PC enthusiasts and power users.

For more details on configuring or pre-ordering the Predator Orion X gaming desktop, visit Acer’s website or contact your nearest Acer representative office.

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