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Gaming Influencer Fail : Jaja zuber Teaches A Valuable Lesson

Gaming Influencer Fail : Jaja zuber Teaches A Valuable Lesson

Gaming influencer, Jaja zuber, just taught brands a valuable lesson in viral marketing through influencers.

Find out what happened, and what brands need to learn about hiring influencers…

 

Gaming Influencer Fail : Jaja zuber Playing PUBG PC?

Jaja zuber is, in her own words, a part-time actress and a full-time streamer. So she’s basically one of the thousands of game streamers who are trying to become the next PrestonPlayz or Pokimane.

She appears to be quite popular, with over 129,000 people following her Facebook page, where she streams her gameplay.

So it’s not surprising to see a tech brand partner with her. However, what they probably did not expect was the reaction to her photo, which came with this description :

I can play PUBG PC on Acer Nitro 5 at high fps without feeling lag and the cooling fan system that can activate CoolBoosts which further increases the speed for heavy usage. It is also fast for multitasking use.

Acer Nitro 5 is powered by 11th Gen Intel Coreᵀᴹ i7 processor. You can get this from Acer E-Store or official Acer certified stores on Shopee.

See if you can spot the mistakes she made in this photo, that has since gone viral!

At first glance, it looked like just another gaming influencer’s sponsored post. She is seen gaming on the laptop, to show her fans just how awesome the Acer Nitro 5 gaming laptop really is.

To be fair, we are kind of jealous she got her hands on the 2021 Acer Nitro 5. It looked like an awesome gaming laptop with an 11th Gen Intel Core i7 processor and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 series graphics!

However, Jaja zuber did not appear to take this sponsorship seriously, and screwed up this shot. Many gamers, including her fans, pointed out that :

  1. She was not playing PUBG PC, as claimed. She was either using PUBG Mobile on emulator, or just using a YouTube video.
  2. She was not using a mouse at all, so how could she even play PUBG? This is why some claimed she was “pretend playing” using a YouTube video.
  3. She had her hands on the WASD keys and the arrow keys – both serving the same functions.
  4. Her left hand was elevated uncomfortably over the WASD keys – no one games like that!
  5. She initially called it the Spin 5 in the second paragraph, before correcting it to Nitro 5.

All those mistakes derailed the whole point of the sponsorship – to convey her sponsor’s message that the 2021 Acer Nitro 5 is a serious challenger to gaming laptops from other brands.

It garnered thousands of laughs and over 1.4K comments criticising the mistakes in the photo, and asking if she was using telepathy to aim the gun.

It didn’t help that the picture in the background showed a boy who looked like he was “not impressed” with her actions.

 

Gaming Influencer Fail : Jaja zuber Teaches A Valuable Lesson

Tech brands have long shifted emphasis from traditional media to the influencers, who boast a loyal fanbase. The idea is their fans will buy whatever it is that they are promoting.

However, not all gaming influencers are alike. Some influencers rely on their gaming skills, some rely on their personality or looks, while others focus on their commentating skills.

To be clear, Jaja zuber must be doing something right – she has 129,000 followers, so give her some credit for that. How many of us have even 1,000 followers?

And the saving grace is that her photo went viral, and is inspiring copycat troll posts like this. Like it or not, it is driving interest in the Acer Nitro 5 gaming laptop. Now, more people are aware of it.

However, brands need to look beyond the fanbase and consider the skills these influencers bring to the table.

Mobile vs PC

This may seem obvious, but why pick PUBG at all for this shot? After all, people can play PUBG Mobile on their smartphones too.

Gaming influencers who are being paid to promote a gaming laptop should really select a FPS game that is exclusively on PC.

There are so many out there – Valorant, DOOM Eternal, Borderlands 2, Overwatch, etc. which Jaja zuber could have used to ensure that she is targeting the right audience – PC gamers.

Influencers Need To Do Their Homework

It is obvious that Jaja zuber is not a techie, because she wrongly mentioned “CoolBoosts” in her sponsored post. It’s actually “CoolBoost”.

She also said that the 2021 Acer Nitro 5‘s cooling system activates CoolBoost to increase speed for heavy usage. It’s really the other way around – CoolBoost increases fan speed by 10% for 9% better CPU and GPU cooling.

It’s okay not to know tech stuff, but influencers should do their homework – all that is plainly stated in the official Acer Nitro 5 page!

After all, they are being paid for this project, or receiving the laptop as sponsorship.

Recommended : 2021 Acer Nitro 5 : Ryzen 9 + RTX 3080 FTW!

Influencers Should Be Authentic

I would posit that influencers gain fans because they come across as “authentic” and “approachable”. People feel influencers are “just like them”.

Brands probably believe that works better too, which is why they are pouring money into influencers instead of traditional media which may feel “standoffish”.

But how authentic can influencers be, if it turns out that the photo was make-belief, as the Jaja zuber photo obviously was?

So the lesson, I suppose, is for influencers to just be themselves, be authentic. There’s no need to fake the shot.

Don’t Censor Criticism

So a mistake was made. Just admit it and move on. Censoring your fans or trolls will only spur more blowback.

Again, be authentic. You are only human. You make mistakes like the rest of us.

Real Influence Or Just The Perception?

Brands are focused on the influencer industry because they have large fan bases. Marketing departments love it, because it is easier to “sell to the boss” or include in KPI reports.

But when it comes to the tech or gaming industry, does a large fan base really translate into sales?

Think about it for a minute. Just because you enjoy watching a gaming influencer play PUBG, are you really going to buy a gaming laptop just because she says it’s great?

People are not that “simple”. When it comes to large purchases that cost several months of minimum wage, they are going to want to know MORE, before they make the leap.

They are going to read up on these products, and ask their techie friends for opinions. They will not just going to buy something expensive just because a gaming influencer posts a picture and says it’s nice.

More so when the gaming influencer chose to highlight a game that can be played on any smartphone!

That’s why I believe that influencers are great at changing the perception of a brand, but poor at directly translating that into sales.

Brands that focus only on influencers will probably not see their sales needle move much.

 

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The 2019 Acer Predator + Nitro Gaming Laptops Revealed!

Acer just unveiled the 2019 Acer Predator and Nitro gaming laptops!

Here are the full details on all six new Predator and Nitro models, as well as their special launch promotions!

 

The 2019 Acer Predator + Nitro Gaming Laptops Revealed!

Let’s start with the 2019 Acer Predator and Nitro launch briefing by Jeffrey Lai, Senior Product Manager of Acer Malaysia.

 

Acer Predator Triton 900

The Acer Predator Triton 900 is built around the unique Ezel Aero Hinge that flips, extends or reclines the 17.3-inch display, for four usage modes :

  • Display Mode for sharing the screen with friends
  • Ezel Mode for playing games on the touch screen
  • Notebook Mode for playing computer games
  • Stand Mode for using the Triton 900 like a tablet!

It is also a powerhouse, with the latest 9th Gen Intel Core i7 processor and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 graphics, all kept cool by 4th Gen AeroBlade 3D fans.

The Triton 900 comes with 16 GB DDR4 memory, and two 512 GB NVMe SSDs in RAID 0. It also comes with a mechanical keyboard with per-key RGB lighting.

Recommended : The 2019 Acer Predator Desktops + Monitors Revealed!

 

The 2019 Acer Predator Helios 300

The 2019 Acer Predator Helios 300 has a refreshed design, and the latest 9th Gen Intel Core i7 with NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060. It is not only thinner, its 15.6-inch Full HD IPS display also has thinner bezels.

The new Helios 300 model is also kept cool by 4th Gen AeroBlade 3D fans, which deliver 45% more airflow than regular fans while creating 35% less noise.

Recommended : The 2019 Predator Helios 300 with RTX 2070 Revealed!

 

The 2019 Acer Nitro 5 (15.6-inch | 17.3-inch)

The newly-refreshed Acer Nitro 5 series is available with either a 15.6-inch or 17.3-inch Full HD IPS display, with a narrow bezel design.

They can both be equipped with the latest 9th Gen Intel Core i7 and the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti, and come with two M.2 PCIe SSD slots, two DDR4 memory slots, and dual fans with Acer CoolBoost technology.

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The 2019 Acer Nitro 7

The new 2019 Acer Nitro 7 has a new sleek metal chassis that is just under 2 cm thick.

It can be equipped with the latest 9th Gen Intel Core i7 and the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti, and come with two M.2 PCIe SSD slots, two DDR4 memory slots, and dual fans with Acer CoolBoost technology.

Recommended : The 2019 Predator Helios 700 Adds HyperDrift Keyboard!

 

The 2019 Acer Predator + Nitro Price + Availability

All models mentioned here are available at the official Acer online stores, and all Acer authorised resellers with immediate effect. Here are their official prices :

  • Acer Predator Triton 900 : RM 15,999 / ~$3,864 / ~£3,044 / ~€3,400
  • 2019 Acer Predator Helios 300 (Core i7) : RM 6,199 / ~$1,497 / ~£1,180 / ~€1,317
  • 2019 Acer Predator Helios 300 (Core i5) : RM 5,399 / ~$1,304 / ~£1,027 / ~€1,147
  • 2019 Acer Nitro 7 (144 Hz display) : RM 4,899 / ~$1,183 / ~£932 / ~€1,041
  • 2019 Acer Nitro 5 (17.3-inch 144 Hz display) : RM 4,899 / ~$1,183 / ~£932 / ~€1,041
  • 2019 Acer Nitro 5 (15.6-inch display) : RM 3,499 / ~$845 / ~£666 / ~€744

 

The 2019 Acer Predator + Nitro Launch Offers

To kick-off the launch of the 2019 Acer Predator and Nitro gaming laptops, Acer is offering these special launch offers at all Acer Concept and Brand Stores, as well as All IT Hypermarket, Harvey Norman, Senheng, SNS Network and Thundermatch Technology, from 26 until 30 June 2019.

Model SKU SRP Launch Promo / Discount Free Gift
Predator Helios 300 (Core i7) PH315-52-76CQ RM 6,199 FREE VG240Y Gaming Monitor (worth RM 549) Edifier Speakers
Predator Helios 300 (Core i5) PH315-52-54KG RM 5,399 FREE VG240Y Gaming Monitor (worth RM 549) Office 365 /Galea 500 / Cestus 300
Acer Nitro 5 (15.6″) AN515-54-74YP RM 4,399 RM 150 Discount Office 365 /Galea 500 / Cestus 300
Acer Nitro 5 (17.3″) AN517-51-797S RM 4,899 RM 150 Discount Office 365 /Galea 500 / Cestus 300
Acer Nitro 7 (GTX 1650) AN715-51-76YF RM 4,899 RM 150 Discount Office 365 /Galea 500 / Cestus 300
Acer Nitro 7 (GTX 1660 Ti) AN715-51-773J RM 5,199 RM 150 Discount Office 365 /Galea 500 / Cestus 300

 

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Ryze Up With AMD – Q4 2018 Ryzen Mobile Laptops!

At our last meeting with Gavin Wong, the National Consumer Sales Manager for AMD Malaysia, we pointed out that there has been a dearth of information on AMD Ryzen Mobile laptops. Almost immediately, he arranged for a media update on the Q4 2018 Ryzen Mobile laptop line-up. Check it out!

 

The Q4 2018 Ryzen Mobile Laptop Media Update!

It was an informal media update event, but Gavin brought in the big guns from AMD’s top partners to brief us – Jeffrey Lai (Senior Product Manager of Acer Malaysia), Frankie Chan (Business Director of PC Business, HP Malaysia), and Wong Yuen Lai (Consumer Segment Lead of Lenovo Malaysia). The Regional Marketing Manager of AMD APJ, Ms. Yennee Ng, also came for this media update.

Their central message was – despite the onslaught of laptops powered by the Intel Core processors, there is a large number of AMD Ryzen Mobile laptop options out there. And AMD will do more to bring in even more Ryzen Mobile laptops in coming months.

 

The Q4 2018 Ryzen Mobile Line-Up

AMD with their partners, Acer, HP and Lenovo, showcased  their Q4 2018 Ryzen Mobile line-up. Here is a quick video tour :

All in, they showcased a dozen Ryzen Mobile laptop model that are currently available for sale. The current Q4 2018 Ryzen Mobile line-up include :

Acer

Acer Nitro 5 (AN515-42-R8SH)

  • AMD Ryzen 5 2500U processor with Radeon Vega 8 Graphics
  • 4 GB DDR4 SDRAM
  • AMD Radeon RX 560X with 4 GB GDDR5 memory
  • 128 GB SSD + 1 TB HDD storage
  • Price : RM 3,199 (Web | Mobile App)
  • US Price : $879 (with 256 GB SSD)

Acer Swift 3 (SF315-41G-R6Z9)

  • AMD Ryzen 5 2500U processor with Radeon Vega 8 Graphics
  • 8 GB DDR4 SDRAM
  • AMD Radeon RX 540 with 2 GB GDDR5 memory
  • 256 GB SSD
  • Price : RM 3,199 (Web | Mobile App)
  • US Price : $682.50 (without Radeon RX 540)

Acer Aspire 3 (A315-41G-R7HY)

  • AMD Ryzen 5 2500U processor with Radeon Vega 8 Graphics
  • 4 GB DDR4 SDRAM
  • AMD Radeon 535 with 2 GB GDDR5 memory
  • 1 TB HDD storage
  • Price : RM 2,259 (Web | Mobile App)
  • US Price : $549.99 (with 8 GB RAM + 256 GB SSD)

Acer Aspire 3 (A315-41G-R5RJ)

  • AMD Ryzen 3 2200U processor with Radeon Vega 3 Graphics
  • 4 GB DDR4 SDRAM
  • AMD Radeon 535 with 2 GB GDDR5 memory
  • 1 TB HDD storage
  • Price : RM 1,879 (Web | Mobile App)
  • US Price : $388.99 (with 8 GB RAM)

HP

HP 14-CM0010AX/012AX

  • AMD Ryzen 3 2200U processor with Radeon Vega 3 Graphics
  • 4 GB DDR4 SDRAM
  • AMD Radeon 520 with 2 GB DDR3 memory
  • 1 TB HDD storage
  • Price : RM 1,864 (Web | Mobile App)

HP Envy X360-13AG0003AU

  • AMD Ryzen 5 2500U processor with Radeon Vega 8 Graphics
  • 8 GB DDR4 SDRAM
  • 256 GB SDD storage
  • Price : RM 3,609 (Web | Mobile App)
  • US Price : $668.95 (with 1 TB HDD)

HP Envy X360-13AG0001AU

  • AMD Ryzen 3 2300U processor with Radeon Vega 6 Graphics
  • 8 GB DDR4 SDRAM
  • 256 GB SDD storage
  • Price : RM 3,347 (Web | Mobile App)
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Lenovo

Lenovo IdeaPad 720S-13ARR (81BR0056MJ)

  • AMD Ryzen 7 2700U processor with Radeon Vega 10 Graphics
  • 8 GB DDR4 SDRAM
  • 512 GB SDD storage
  • Price : RM 3,799 (Web | Mobile App)

Lenovo IdeaPad 720S-13ARR (81BR0055MJ)

  • AMD Ryzen 5 2500U processor with Radeon Vega 8 Graphics
  • 8 GB DDR4 SDRAM
  • 256 GB SDD storage
  • Price : RM 3,219 (Web | Mobile App)
  • US Price : $756.94 (Amazon)

Lenovo IdeaPad 330-15ARR (81D20063MJ)

  • AMD Ryzen 5 2500U processor with Radeon Vega 8 Graphics
  • 4 GB DDR4 SDRAM
  • AMD Radeon 540 with 2 GB GDDR5 memory
  • 2 TB HDD storage
  • Price : RM 2,399 (Web | Mobile App)
  • US Price : $612.61 (with 8 GB RAM + 1 TB HDD)

Lenovo IdeaPad 330-15ARR

  • AMD Ryzen 3 2200U processor with Radeon Vega 3 Graphics
  • 4 GB DDR4 SDRAM
  • AMD Radeon 535 with 2 GB GDDR5 memory
  • 2 TB HDD storage

Lenovo Yoga 530-14ARR

  • AMD Ryzen 5 2500U processor with Radeon Vega 8 Graphics
  • 8 GB DDR4 SDRAM
  • 256 GB SDD storage

 

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The 2018 Acer Nitro 5 Gaming Laptop Up Close!

The affordable Acer Nitro 5 gaming laptop just got refreshed! Let’s take a look at the newly-launched 2018 Acer Nitro 5 gaming laptop, and see what’s new!

 

The 2018 Acer Predator Gaming Laptops

Acer introduced three new Acer Predator gaming laptops – the 2018 Acer Predator Helios 500, the 2018 Acer Predator Helios 300, and the 2018 Acer Nitro 5. They also introduced the Acer Predator Aethon 500 gaming keyboard and the Acer Predator RGB Mousepad.

You can read more about these and other new 2018 Acer products in our article – 2018 Acer Predator Laptops, Desktops + Monitors Revealed!

 

The 2018 Acer Nitro 5 Gaming Laptop

The 2018 Acer Nitro 5 is targeted at mainstream gamers, boasting a large 15.6″ Full HD IPS display with Dolby Audio and Acer TrueHarmony audio technologies.

It features the latest 8th Gen Intel Core processor, and up to the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti with 4GB of GDDR5 memory. The top-of-the-line 2018 Acer Nitro 5 even comes with 16 GB of Intel Optane Memory for much faster boot-up and game-loading time.

Keeping things cool is the Acer CoolBoost technology, which features dual fans with high fan speeds. You can even boost the fan speed using the Acer NitroSense application.

 

Styled for Domination

The 2018 Acer Nitro 5 gaming laptop features a laser-textured chassis and a crimson red hinge that matches the futuristic design of the backlit keyboard. Its 15.6-inch Full HD IPS display has a front-facing HD web camera that lets you strategise with your squads in online games.

You can also broadcast games live with Mixer, directly from the Game bar on Windows 10 simply by pressing the Windows key plus G.

Gigabit Wireless

The 2018 Acer Nitro 5 gaming laptop also features Intel Wireless-AC 9560 2×2 802.11ac wireless connectivity, which offers Gigabit performance that enhances gaming, streaming, and conferencing experiences. A plethora of ports including the latest USB Type-C, HDMI 2.0, and Gigabit Ethernet ports are part of the package.

 

The 2018 Acer Nitro 5 Models + Specifications

The 2018 Acer Nitro 5 comes in three variants to cater to different price points between RM 2,999 and RM 3,999 (~US$ 749 and US$ 999). Here are their specifications.

Specifications2018 Acer Nitro 5
(Low Spec)
2018 Acer Nitro 5
(Mid Spec)
2018 Acer Nitro 5
(High Spec)
Model NumberAN515-52-50WXAN515-52-73LNAN515-52-78AS
Display15.6" Full HD IPS Display
- 1920 x 1080 pixels
15.6" Full HD IPS Display
- 1920 x 1080 pixels
15.6" Full HD IPS Display
- 1920 x 1080 pixels
Operating SystemMicrosoft Windows 10 HomeMicrosoft Windows 10 HomeMicrosoft Windows 10 Home
ProcessorIntel Core i5-8300H
- 4 cores, 8 threads
- 2.3 GHz base clock
- 4.0 GHz boost clock
- 6 MB L3 cache
Intel Core i7-8750H
- 6 cores, 12 threads
- 2.2 GHz base clock
- 4.1 GHz boost clock
- 6 MB L3 cache
Intel Core i7-8750H
- 6 cores, 12 threads
- 2.2 GHz base clock
- 4.1 GHz boost clock
- 6 MB L3 cache
ChipsetIntel HM370Intel HM370Intel HM370
Memory4 GB DDR4 SDRAM4 GB DDR4 SDRAM4 GB DDR4 SDRAM
GraphicsNVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (4 GB GDDR5 memory)NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (4 GB GDDR5 memory)NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (4 GB GDDR5 memory)
Storage1 TB Hard Disk Drive1 TB Hard Disk Drive1 TB Hard Disk Drive
16 GB Intel Optane Memory
ConnectivityWiFi : 802.11b/g/n/ac
LAN : Gigabit LAN
WiFi : 802.11b/g/n/ac
LAN : Gigabit LAN
WiFi : 802.11b/g/n/ac
LAN : Gigabit LAN
Webcam1280 x 720 pixels1280 x 720 pixels1280 x 720 pixels
Audio2 x microphones
2 x speakers
2 x microphones
2 x speakers
2 x microphones
2 x speakers
Ports1 x USB 3.0
2 x USB 2.0
Gigabit LAN
HDMI
1 x USB 3.1 Gen1 Type C
1 x USB 3.0
2 x USB 2.0
Gigabit LAN
HDMI
1 x USB 3.1 Gen1 Type C
1 x USB 3.0
2 x USB 2.0
Gigabit LAN
HDMI
KeyboardRed backlit keyboardRed backlit keyboardRed backlit keyboard
Battery4-call, 48 Whr (3320 mAh) lithium-ion battery4-call, 48 Whr (3320 mAh) lithium-ion battery4-call, 48 Whr (3320 mAh) lithium-ion battery
Power Adaptor135 W135 W135 W
Dimensions390 mm wide
266 mm deep
26.75 mm tall
390 mm wide
266 mm deep
26.75 mm tall
390 mm wide
266 mm deep
26.75 mm tall
Weight2.70 kg2.70 kg2.70 kg
PriceRM 2,999 / ~US$ 749RM 3,599 / ~US$ 899RM 3,999 / ~US$ 999

 

The 2018 Acer Nitro 5 Price + Availability

These newly-refreshed Acer Nitro 5 gaming laptops are available nationwide from 1 July 2018 onwards, at the following prices :

The 2018 Acer Nitro 5 is available in North America starting in May 2018 with prices starting at US$749; and in EMEA in May 2018 as well, with prices starting at €799.

 

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2018 Acer Predator Laptops, Desktops + Monitors Revealed!

Acer just unveiled the 2018 Acer Predator gaming laptops, desktops and monitors, many of which were previewed at Computex 2018. Let’s take a look at these new Acer Predator gaming devices, and find out what exciting FLASH SALE offers Acer has prepared!

 

The 2018 Acer Predator Gaming Line Launched!

Johnson Seet, Acer Malaysia Director of Consumer Business and Product, gives an overview of the new 2018 Acer Predator Gaming line, before Acer officially launches them!

 

The 2018 Acer Predator Flash Sale Details

For those who are eager to just get to the Acer Predator flash sale details, here is Edmund Hoh with the low-down!

 

The 2018 Acer Predator Gaming Laptops

Acer introduced three new Acer Predator gaming laptops – the 2018 Acer Predator Helios 500, the 2018 Acer Predator Helios 300, and the 2018 Acer Nitro 5. They also introduced the Acer Predator Aethon 500 gaming keyboard and the Acer Predator RGB Mousepad.

The 2018 Acer Predator Helios 500 is designed for graphics-intensive AAA titles with its overclockable NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 GPU. The Intel Core i9 model (with 32 GB RAM and 512 GB RAID 0 SSD) will cost RM 12,999 / ~US$ 3,249; while the Intel Core i7 model (with 16 GB RAM and 256 GB SSD) will cost RM 8,999 / ~US$ 2,249.

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The 2018 Acer Predator Helios 300 is a smaller 15.6″ gaming laptops, powered by the 8th Gen Intel Core processor, with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 graphics. It comes with a 128 GB NVMe SSD and a 1 TB HDD.

The 2018 Acer Nitro 5, on the other hand, packs an 8th Gen Intel Core i7+ processor, with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti graphics.

The Acer Predator Aethon 500 gaming keyboard (priced at RM 729 / ~US$ 182) has Kailh Blue switches, individual RGB backlighting, and all-key rollover capability.

The Acer Predator RGB Mousepad (RM 249 / ~US$ 62) has RGB lighting (obviously!) with a low-friction surface and non-slip silicone base. It also comes with a gold-plated USB connector with a braided cord.

 

The 2018 Acer Predator Gaming Desktops

Acer introduced two new gaming desktop PCs – the 2018 Acer Predator Orion 5000, and the 2018 Acer Nitro 50.

The 2018 Acer Predator Orion 5000 is designed for gamers who want an adaptable chassis for future expansion. It is powered by the 8th Gen Intel Core i7-8700 processor and up to two NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 GPUs in SLI! It retails for RM 7,899 / ~US$ 1,975.

The 2018 Acer Nitro 50 is a compact gaming PC ideal for esports enthusiasts. It is powered by the 8th Gen Intel Core i7 processor and the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 graphics card. Acer also offers it with an optional Qi wireless charging pad. It retails for RM 4,239 / ~US$ 1,060.

 

The New Acer Predator Gaming Monitors

The Acer Predator X27 is finally here! Priced at RM 9,999 / ~US$ 2,499, it is the ultimate gaming and professional monitor combined. They also introduced the Acer Nitro VG240Y and Acer Nitro VG270 gaming monitors, as well as the Acer Predator Z312QU curved gaming monitor, and the Acer XZ321Q curved gaming monitor.

The Acer Predator X27 monitor features Quantum Dot technology, with the new NVIDIA G-SYNC HDR technology. It boasts the ability to deliver 4K resolution at an amazing 144 Hz refresh rate!

Professional users will love its 99% Adobe RGB colour gamut and the Delta E (ΔE) of less than 1. It also comes with a Predator Shield with reduces glare and incident lighting from your surroundings, and a 3-year on-site warranty.

The Acer Predator Z312QU has a 31.5″ curved VA panel that has a 1440p resolution and supports NVIDIA G-SYNC. It boasts a refresh rate of up to 165 Hz! It will retail for RM 2,999 / ~US$ 750.

The Acer XZ321Q gaming monitor, on the other hand, is an AMD FreeSync monitor with a 31.5″ curved VA panel and a full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. It has a refresh rate of up to 144 Hz. It will retail for RM 1,499 / ~US$ 375.

 

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The Acer Avengers: Infinity War Laptops Revealed!

Acer today revealed the three Avengers: Infinity War laptops that they developed in collaboration with Marvel – the Acer Aspire 6 Captain America Edition, the Acer Nitro 5 Thanos Edition, and the Acer Swift 3 Iron Man Edition!

Check out the tech briefing, and get the full details on these new Avengers-themed gaming laptops!

 

The Acer Avengers: Infinity War Laptops

These are exclusive, limited-edition laptops that are only available in eight countries in the Asia Pacific region – Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore and India.

In this video, Jeffrey Lai, Acer Malaysia Product Manager, explains the key features of the new Acer Avengers: Infinity War laptops.

Acer Aspire 6 – Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War Captain America Edition

The Acer Aspire 6 – Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War Captain America Edition is powered by the Intel Core i5-8250U processor and NVIDIA GeForce MX150 GPU. It comes with 4 GB of DDR4 memory (upgradeable to 16 GB), a 1 TB HDD, with 2×2 MIMO 802.11ac and Gigabit Ethernet capabilities.

With a 15.6″ Full HD IPS display, the Acer Aspire 6 – Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War Captain America Edition is priced at RM 3,299 / ~US$ 846.

Acer Nitro 5 – Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War Thanos Edition

The Acer Nitro 5 – Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War Thanos Edition features a Thanos portrait on the top cover, created by IMR (In-Mold Roller) technology.

This gaming laptop is powered by the Intel Core i5-7300HQ processor, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 GPU, with 8 GB of DDR4 memory, and both a 128 GB SSD and a 1 TB HDD. It  It also features dual fans with Acer Coolboost technology, which allows the user to boost the fan speed for better cooling performance while gaming.

With a 15.6″ Full HD IPS display, the Acer Nitro 5 – Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War Thanos Edition is priced at RM 4,299 / ~US$ 1,102.

Acer Swift 3 – Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War Iron Man Edition

The Acer Swift 3 – Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War Iron Man Edition is a svelte and light laptop that is less than 18 mm thick, and weighs only 1.6 kg. It features a sturdy aluminium top cover decorated with Iron Man’s glowing Arc Reactor.

This laptop is powered by the Intel Core i5-8250U processor and NVIDIA GeForce MX150 GPU. It comes with 8 GB of DDR4 memory (upgradeable to 16 GB), a 256 GB SDD, with 2×2 MIMO 802.11ac and Gigabit Ethernet capabilities.

With a 14″ Full HD IPS display and up to 10 hours of battery life, the Acer Swift 3 – Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War Iron Man Edition is priced at RM 4,399 / ~US$ 1,128.

 

Acer Avengers: Infinity War Laptop Offers

All three Acer Avengers: Infinity War laptops are available for purchase with immediate effect.

From 17 April until 30 June 2018, every purchase of an Acer Avengers: Infinity War laptop will receive these free premiums :

  • Avengers 16 GB USB flash drive
  • Acer premium backpack worth RM 399

 

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The 2018 AMD Ryzen Mobile Laptops Revealed!

AMD launched the Ryzen Mobile APUs in October 2017, but where are the Ryzen Mobile laptops? Today, we share with you details and videos of three new Ryzen Mobile laptops, and an ASUS gaming laptop that actually uses a desktop-grade Ryzen 7 CPU!

 

The 2018 AMD Ryzen Mobile Laptops Revealed!

AMD Director of Consumer Sales (APJ), Peter Chambers, kicked off the event with a presentation on the Ryzen Mobile APUs, and the 2018 AMD Ryzen Mobile laptops. He also shared some updates on the upcoming Pinnacle Ridge (Zen+) processors.

Then Acer Malaysia’s Product Manager, Jeffrey Lai, shared the key features of the two new Acer Ryzen Mobile laptops – the Acer Nitro 5 and Acer Swift 3 SF315-41G. They run on the AMD Ryzen 7 2700U and AMD Ryzen 5 2500U APUs respectively.

Finally, Gavin Wong from Lenovo Technology revealed the key features of the Lenovo IdeaPad 720S-13ARR laptop that runs on the AMD Ryzen 5 2500U.

ASUS was also at hand to show off their ROG Strix GL702Z gaming laptop that runs on the desktop-grade AMD Ryzen 7 1700 CPU. It also features the AMD Radeon RX 580 GPU!

The Acer Nitro 5 could not make it to the launch event on time. But when it arrived the next day, we had the opportunity to take a closer look at it too.

 

The 2018 AMD Ryzen Mobile Laptops First Look

After the launch of the three Ryzen Mobile laptops, we had the opportunity to take a closer look at them, as well as the ASUS ROG Strix GL702Z gaming laptop.

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Specification Comparison

Here is a table comparing the specifications of the three Ryzen Mobile laptops (Acer Nitro 5, Acer Swift 3 and Lenovo IdeaPad 720S), as well as the Ryzen 7 gaming laptop (ASUS ROG Strix GL702Z).

SpecificationsAcer Nitro 5Acer Swift 3ASUS ROG Strix GL702ZCLenovo IdeaPad 720S
Operating SystemMicrosoft Windows 10 HomeMicrosoft Windows 10 HomeMicrosoft Windows 10 HomeMicrosoft Windows 10 Home
Display15.6" IPS display
- 1920 x 1080 pixels
- 300 nits brightness
15.6" IPS display
- 1920 x 1080 pixels
17.3" IPS display
- 1920 x 1080 pixels
- Supports AMD FreeSync
13.3" IPS display
- 1920 x 1080 pixels
ProcessorAMD Ryzen 7 2700U
- 4 cores, 8 threads
- 2.2 GHz base clock
- 3.8 GHz boost clock
- 4 MB L3 cache
AMD Ryzen 5 2500U
- 4 cores, 8 threads
- 2.0 GHz base clock
- 3.6 GHz boost clock
- 4 MB L3 cache
AMD Ryzen 7 1700
- 8 cores, 16 threads
- 3.0 GHz base clock
- 3.7 GHz boost clock
- 16 MB L3 cache
AMD Ryzen 5 2500U
- 4 cores, 8 threads
- 2.0 GHz base clock
- 3.6 GHz boost clock
- 4 MB L3 cache
Integrated Graphics ProcessorAMD Radeon Vega 10
- Up to 1.3 GHz
AMD Radeon Vega 8
- Up to 1.1 GHz
NoneAMD Radeon Vega 8
- Up to 1.1 GHz
Memory4 GB DDR4 memory
- upgradable to 16 GB x 2
8 GB DDR4 memory8 GB DDR4 memory4 GB DDR4 memory
Discrete Graphics ProcessorAMD Radeon RX 560X
- 4 GB GDDR5 memory
AMD Radeon 540
- 2 GB GDDR5 memory
AMD Radeon RX 580
- 4 GB GDDR5 memory
None
Storage128 GB SSD + 1 TB HDD256 GB PCIe SSD256 GB SSD + 1 TB HDD256 GB SSD
WiFi802.11a/b/g/n/ac802.11a/b/g/n/ac802.11a/b/g/n/ac802.11a/b/g/n/ac
Battery4-cell lithium-ion battery
- 48 Wh (3220 mAh x 15.2 V)
4-cell lithium-ion battery
- 48 Wh (3220 mAh x 15.2 V)
4-cell lithium-ion battery4-cell lithium-ion battery
- 48 Wh (3220 mAh x 15.2 V)
Dimensions390 mm wide
266 mm deep
26.75 mm thick
341 mm wide
236.6 mm deep
17.95 mm thick
415 mm wide
280 mm deep
34 mm thick
305.9 mm wide
213.82 mm deep
13.6 mm thick
Weight2.7 kg1.5 kg3.2 kg1.14 kg

 

Prices & Availability

Here are their prices and availability, as well as some purchase links.

Model Availability Price Purchase Links
Acer Nitro 5 (Ryzen 5 2700U) End of March 2018 TBA / US$ 749.99 Amazon | Lazada
Acer Swift 3 SF315-41G End of March 2018 TBA / US$ 749.99 Amazon | Lazada
ASUS ROG Strix GL702Z Available RM 6,999 / US$ 1,479 Amazon | Lazada
Lenovo IdeaPad 720S-13ARR Available RM 3,299 / US$ 846 Amazon | Lazada

 

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CES 2018 : The Acer Nitro 5 2018 Gaming Laptop Revealed!

LAS VEGAS (January 6, 2018) – Acer today announced its new Acer Nitro 5 2018 gaming laptop, designed for casual gamers seeking great performance in an attractive laser-textured design. Powered by Windows 10, the new 15-inch laptop is targeted towards mainstream users who enjoy the thrill of gaming with friends, and building their own network of like-minded players.

 

The Acer Nitro 5 2018 Gaming Laptop Revealed!

The Acer Nitro 5 2018 packs in the latest-generation AMD Radeon RX 560 graphics for faster rendering, improved lighting and texture details so users can immerse themselves in on-screen excitement. Gamers will also benefit from the latest AMD Ryzen Mobile processors for amazing performance, whether it be for gaming, content creation or multi-tasking applications.

The Nitro 5’s internal solid-state drive is available up to 512 GB, plenty of storage for the latest gaming titles, music and movies. The lightning-fast speeds of DDR4 RAM of up to 32 GB combined with the SSD means fast booting, loading and restarting in mere seconds so players can get to the action immediately.

Once in the throes of battle, Acer’s NitroSense utility allows the monitoring of the CPU/GPU, and adjustment of cooling fan speeds via Acer CoolBoost to keep them in optimal operation.

Designed for Visual Seduction

The Nitro 5’s chassis features a top cover with elegant laser texturing that brings bold refinement to the gaming laptop. A matte, crimson red hinge is a gorgeous yet understated accent that beautifully matches the futuristic design of the backlit keyboard.

The 15.6-inch Full HD IPS display produces brilliant imagery with crisp details, letting users track with precision the bloodshed that reigns down on their enemies. For better online collaboration, a front-facing HD web camera lets users strategize face-to-face, and then celebrate together as they bask in their post-match glory

Users can also easily broadcast games live with Mixer, directly from the Game bar on Windows 10 simply by pressing the Windows key plus G.

Immersive Excitement and Connections

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To round out the gaming experience, Acer’s Nitro 5 2018 features finely-tuned, high-quality speakers with Dolby Audio Premium and Acer TrueHarmony technology. This equips gamers with the necessary gear to hone in on the faintest sound of tip-toeing attackers, and then relish in the reverberating boom of a carefully-placed landmine.

The Nitro 5 2018 features all of the supporting technologies and connections the casual gamer needs: fast and reliable dual-stream 802.11ac wireless technology, a plethora of ports, including hyper-fast USB Type-C, HDMI 2.0, and Gigabit Ethernet to enable users to enter any arena prepared to execute every mission at the highest level.

 

The Acer Nitro 2018 Pricing and Availability

The Acer Nitro 5 2018 will be available in North America in April with prices starting at US$799; and in EMEA in April with prices starting at €1,099.

Exact specifications, prices, and availability may vary by region

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