The Acer Aspire GX-281 aims to be a budget-friendly gaming rig

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Acer has announced a new budget-friendly gaming rig that won’t bust up your wallet. The new Acer Aspire GX-281 desktop leverages an AMD Ryzen 5 processor which is great for mid-level gaming, 3D movies, video editing and use of a 4K display. There’s a healthy amount of ports on this as well and with a starting price of $799USD, it’s in reach of more people who can’t spend $2,000USD plus on a gaming rig. Read the full press release below for more details.


Acer Aspire GX-281 Delivers Gaming Power at a Wallet-Friendly Price

An early adopter of AMD Ryzen™ processing, Acer’s newest gaming desktop powers virtual reality apps and more for budget-minded customers

SAN JOSE (June 8, 2017) Acer America, one of the early adopters of AMD Ryzen processors, announced today the U.S. availability of the Acer Aspire GX-281 desktop PC. Powered by an AMD Ryzen™ 5 processor, it offers mainstream power, performance and pricing to customers wanting to enjoy gaming, 3D movies, virtual reality (VR) apps and other graphic-intensive applications within budget.

“The needs of gamers vary as widely as the games they choose to play,” said Frank Chang, Acer America senior director – stationary products. “Our newest gaming machine is built for those wanting ample power to fuel the latest game titles at a modest price. We’re confident these gamers will be delighted with the performance provided by AMD’s new Ryzen 5 processor and NVIDIA’s VR ready graphics.”

The new AMD Ryzen R5-1400 processor boasts four cores and 8 threads to deliver a max turbo core speed of 3.4GHz and enough power to support up to a 4K resolution monitor for the ultimate in vibrant visuals or up to four monitors to deepen gaming immersion and enhance multi-tasking. Working in tandem with powerful NVIDIA® GeForce ® GTX 1050 graphics and 8GB DDR4 memory (upgradable to 64GB DDR4), the Acer Aspire GX-281 can take on the latest games, including 3D and VR titles. Based on the NVIDIA Pascal™ architecture, it delivers up to 3X faster performance than the prior generation GPU during VR gaming.

The armor-shaped black chassis is highlighted with red arrow-like design features and red front LED lights for a commanding look and appeal. An optional wireless charging dock works with smartphones and other mobile devices that support the Qi standard. In addition, a 1TB hard drive(1) offers lots of room for archiving files and apps, while an optical drive provides excellent storage backup as well as music and movie playback.

Speedy Connectivity Saves Time

A front access USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C port enables a quick and easy plugin, while two SuperSpeed USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type A ports deliver twice the effective data throughput performance of the existing SuperSpeed USB for quick data transfers and downloads. The system also provides four USB 2.0 ports for connecting to peripherals, while HDMI and DisplayPort support the latest displays. An SD™ Card reader is available for copying videos, photos and more from a wide array of cameras and digital devices. Three audio jacks support up to three headsets for gaming matches with friends and family. Bluetooth 4.0 LE works with wireless headsets, game sticks, mice, keyboards and more, while 802.11ac (2) wireless provides a fast Internet connection.

Price and Availability

The Acer Aspire GX-281-UR11 gaming desktop is available with Windows® 10 Home 64-bit. It will be available in North America this month starting at $799.


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