The holiday season is a pretty fantastic time to be a gamer. Amidst all the seasonal excitement you have time to reflect on the year’s best releases and give yourself a chance to get pumped about what next year has to offer. It’s also as good a time as any if you’re thinking about upgrading your rig or taking things to the next level with a new accessory.
Laptop: Predator Helios 500
The Predator Helios 500 laptop is a beastly machine that also offers you a lot of choice in how you want to build a gaming rig for when you’re on the go. With support for Intel i9 processors, as well as the Nvidia GTX 1070 graphics cards, all of your most important component preferences can be satisfied.
And all that’s even before you’ve booted up the laptop, which delivers visuals on a 17.3-inch display in crisp full HD or 4K at 144Hz. And with Nvidia G-Sync you’ll never experience any disgusting tearing too. Meanwhile, Waves MaxxAudio will ensure you’re enjoying superior sound even if you’re not using headphones.
There’s just so much raw power packed into this laptop. Of course, there’s 16GB of RAM, but you’ve got SSD support too with up to two PCIe NVME SSDs that can be run in Raid 0 to make load times a thing of the past. 2TBs of potential storage also means you’ll never run out of space for new games.
Desktops: Predator Orion 3000 and Predator Orion 5000
Not fussed about being able to take your gaming device with you? Then a Predator Orion 3000 should be well worth considering. This packs a lot into its [SH1] small case, including an eighth generation Intel i7+ and a Nvidia Geforce RTX 2070 for maximum gaming performance that supports up to 4K and VR.
If speed is one of your top concerns, then the Orion 3000 has you covered there too. An M.2 2280 PCIe NVMe SSD with up to 512GB of storage ensures you’ll have enough room for your OS to wipe out long boot times, while also having a fair chunk of space for some of your most played games. The Orion 3000 also comes with up to a whopping 64GB of RAM, so you’re more than covered there.
Monitors: Predator X27
Those souped-up rigs are all well and good, but they don’t fully come into their own unless they’re hooked up to an equally capable monitor. Top of the line right now is the Predator X27, featuring 4K support, a 144Hz refresh rate, 4ms response time and Nvidia G-Sync.
Headsets: Predator Galea 300 and Predator Galea 500
A good gaming setup also requires a good headset – one that’s not only capable of immersing you in the game but can also pinpoint your opponents and enable you to communicate with your team with ease in the tensest competitive shooters.
The Predator Galea 300 offers exactly that. It’s a headset that promises cinema-like sound clarity, so whether you’re soaring through space in Elite Dangerous or quietly skulking through a building in PUBG, the audio will not let you down. Elsewhere, when the situation escalates, an extendable and omnidirectional mic ensures your team-mates know exactly what you’re trying to communicate to them. You’ll also be able to wear the Galea 300 throughout the longest gaming sessions and still remain comfortable thanks to the cushioned headband and leather ear muffs.
Mice: Predator Cestus 500
Of all the gaming accessories, the choice of mouse is usually the one that players agonise over the most. For different players, a different mouse may feel better than others, whereas in the hands of another, it’ll feel like the wrong tool entirely. Fortunately, there are a number of different Predator mice options that will satisfy the needs of many.
The Cestus 500 ups the ante a little more for the enthusiast. 7,200dpi offers improved accuracy, while the ergonomic design will ensure you can play for hours in comfort. Make use of customisable profiles too, so you’re prepared to jump into a different game at any time.
Keyboard: Predator Aethon 500
But, of course, there’s your choice of a keyboard too. The one peripheral you’re going to be frantically mashing on for days on end needs to be built to withstand some serious use while offering the responsiveness and comfort to help all players thrive.
As a mechanical keyboard, the Predator Aethon 500 will give you that wonderful tactile response whenever you press down on one of its keys. And you don’t need to worry about keystrokes being lost as the full N-key rollover ensures you can press as many as you like – all at the same time if needed! Plus, you can customise your game profiles with their own sets of Macro Keys, so you’re prepared for any situation.
The Aethon 500 is also a strong style choice too, with customisable lighting and a metallic feel that shines on the desktop. A detachable magnetic wrist rest is also included to offer superior comfort if needed. For all that, it’s absolutely worth considering the Predator Aethon 500.