Acer's attention-seeking Predator desktop series has been known for its over-the-top chassis design that some find totally bad ass, and many others feel is gaudy, to put it nicely (and ugly, if we're being blunt). The new Predator G5910 series trades in the funky orange case for a matte black body that Acer says is supposed to "evoke power and performance, while the angles and grooves on the front add a high-tech futuristic mood."
The top surface is angled and houses a deck flaunting a groove design to accommodate different size cables to fit in between. There's a black handle for easy transport, and the optical drive doors have claw-like mechanisms Acer says is intended to enhance the combat-machine effect. You'll also find a pair of optional easy-swap HDD bays on the front.
So that's the outside. Inside the new chassis is all new hardware, and like most modern machines, the G5910 series comes built around Intel's second generation Core platform with optional K series Intel Core i7 or Core i5 CPUs asking to be overclocked. Other specs include up to 16GB of DDR3-1333 memory, up to four SATA HDDs (up to 2TB each), DVD or Blu-ray burner, multi-card reader, discrete Nvidia and AMD graphics card options, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, and gobs of software.
The Acer Predator G5910 series will ship first in the U.K. in mid July starting at £599 (around $965). No word on when it will ship stateside.