Pros

  • Competitive price
  • Striking design

Cons

  • Liquid-cooled, but not overclocked

At A Glance

A good machine, the Predator delivers solid performance for its price; a little reconfiguring could wonders, however.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://us.acer.com

The Specs

Pricing
Inventory Number 39754
Processor
Processor type Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550
Processor speed 2830.0 MHz
Display
Display size 24.0 inches
Included monitor No
Monitor model number Acer G24
Display type LCD
Graphics
Primary Graphics Chipset Nvidia GeForce 9800GTX
Video Bus PCI Express
Video Memory Type DDR3
Storage
Raid type none
Drive size 1920.0 GB
Expansion slots
Open PCI Express X16 Slots 2.0
Open PCI Express X1 Slots 1.0
Number of PCI slots 1.0
Number of PCI-Express Slots 6.0
Ports and Connections
Available Interfaces
  • USB - Universal Serial Bus (rear) (x4)
  • USB - Universal Serial Bus (front) (x5)
  • FireWire Port (rear)
  • FireWire Port (front)
Ethernet Type Ethernet (10/100/1000 Mbps)
Slots 5
Parallel Port No
Memory
Memory size 8192.0 MB
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Speed 8.0
Optical Drive Type DVD±RW
Second Optical Drive Speed 16.0
Second Optical Drive Type DVD-ROM
Included Drives 3
Included Software
Operating System Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium (64 bit)
Case
Chassis style Tower (Midsize)
External Drive Bays 3.0
Internal Drive Bays 4.0

Performance

Overall Rating
WorldBench 6 Score 122.0
WorldBench 6 Rating Very Good
Office Productivity
Web Browsing 217.0   seconds (lower is better)
Office Suite Use 326.0   seconds (lower is better)
File Compression 189.0   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 311.0   seconds (lower is better)
GPU Graphics Rendering 328.0   seconds (lower is better)
CPU Graphics Rendering 314.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 198.0   seconds (lower is better)
DVD Burning 311.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Editing 201.0   seconds (lower is better)
Multitasking
World Bench 6 Multitasking 248.0
Gaming
Overall Graphics Score Very Good
Unreal Tournament 3 Medium 1024x768 128.66   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Medium 1680x1050 106.42   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Medium 1920x1200 94.22   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Medium 2560x1600 64.08   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Highest 1024x768 88.45   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Highest 1680x1050 82.97   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Highest 1920x1200 77.15   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Highest 2560x1600 53.64   Frames per second (higher is better)
Doom 3 with AA, 1280 by 1024, 32-Bit 154.57   Frames per second (higher is better)
Doom 3 with AA, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 169.9   Frames per second (higher is better)
Doom 3, 1280 by 1024, 32-Bit 180.9   Frames per second (higher is better)
Doom 3, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 178.0   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory Quake Wars High 2560x1600 39.0   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory Quake Wars High 1920x1200 56.33   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory Quake Wars High 1680x1050 65.3   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory Quake Wars High 1024x768 98.17   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory Quake Wars Normal 2560x1600 70.1   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory Quake Wars Normal 1920x1200 89.77   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory Quake Wars Normal 1680x1050 98.23   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory Quake Wars Normal 1024x768 100.13   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry with AA, 1280 by 1024, 32-Bit 209.75   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry with AA, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 225.54   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry, 1280 by 1024, 32-Bit 226.45   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 227.98   Frames per second (higher is better)