Well-equipped off-the-shelf gaming PC
Six-core processor option
Unobtrusive mini chassis
Powerful RTX 2080 graphics card not available
Although the Acer Predator Orion 3000 doesn’t break any records, its true value comes from solid gaming performance that will satisfy the gaming demands of the non-hardcore among us. And it’s offered in an attractive, quiet case that won’t take up too much space.
Spec Acer Predator Orion 3000 configuration for review:
CPU: 3.20GHz Intel Core i7-8700 (six-core, up to 4.6GHz)
Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 (8GB GDDR5)
RAM: 8GB DDR4
Storage: 256GB SSD, 1TB HDD
Ports: 1x USB-C 3.1. 3x USB 3.0, 4x USB 2.0, 3x DisplayPort, 1x HDMI, 1x DVI
Operating system: Windows 10 Home 64-bit English
Size: 340 x 130 x 350mm (HxWxD)
To sum up, the Predator Orion 3000 gaming PC looks fantastic and performs well. It has all the features that you would expect of a modern gaming PC, as well as some added extras like the gaming headset stand. While it doesn’t offer maximum gaming performance, it provides enough to satisfy a gamer’s needs. In conclusion, I would suggest that this PC would be for gaming enthusiastic and not a hardcore gamer.
The Orion 3000 is very good PC for general use, and all but the heaviest gaming loads. Enthusiasts could easily sneer at the lack of bells and whistles that you might find on a much bigger PC that costs considerably more, but the Orion 300 is serving a different kind of gamer one who may be coming from a console, looking to dip their toe into the world of PC gaming for the very first time.
It shows Acer’s desktop gaming line has matured considerably, with great all-round design and specification and the new Predators are absolutely worth considering if you’re in the market for a new off-the-shelf gaming PC.