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Acer launches eight ‘new’ gaming laptops

A wide range of options to choose from

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Acer released eight new laptops in India across all possible price segments. These series have been available in the country for quite some time, but the new laptops come with updated features and the latest processor.

The Nitro 5 is an entry-level gaming option and comes with a starting price of INR 59,999. It’s available in two sizes: 15.6-inch and 17.3-inch. The processor has been bumped to 9th generation Intel and depending on your variant, it supports up to 32GB RAM.

The Nitro 7 is built for users who are looking for casual gaming as well as mobility. Its 15.6-inch display can refresh at 144Hz and has two slots for PCIe SSDs, along with support for 32GB RAM. The base variant starts at INR 84,999.

Coming to the Predator lineup, the Helios 300 comes in two sizes: 15-inch and 17-inch. Unique to them is Acer’s AeroBlade cooling technology that minimizes noise and improves efficiency. Also, it comes with a metal chassis and narrow bezels for a modern look. The midrange gaming laptop can accommodate up to 32GB memory, 9th generation Intel processor, and NVIDIA RTX 2070 GPU. The base variant costs INR 99,999 for 15-inches and INR 1,14,999 for 17-inches.

Helios 300

The  Helios 700 features a unique slide-out keyboard which Acer calls HyperDrift, which exposes two additional cooling fans to tame the heat generated from extended gaming sessions. It has a 17-inch Full HD display with a 144Hz refresh rate. The laptop is available with different CPU and GPU configurations, which include up to a 9th generation Intel Core i9 CPU and options of either an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 or RTX 2070 GPU. The price starts at INR 2,49,999.

The Predator Triton 900 features a CNC-machined Ezel Aero Hinge that flips, extends, or reclines the 17-inch display. Users can switch between four usage modes: Display mode for sharing the screen with friends during sessions, Ezel mode for playing games on the touch screen, notebook mode for traditional gaming scenarios, and stand mode for using creative tools.

Predator Triton 900

It features NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 GPU and a 4K IPS display with NVIDIA G-SYNC technology. It’s powered by a 9th generation Intel processor, NVMe PCIe RAID 0 SSDs, and up to 32GB memory.

On the other hand, the Predator Triton 500 sports a 15.6-inch Full HD display and is just 17.9 mm thick. It comes equipped with up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 GPUs 9th generation Intel Core i7 processors, NVMe PCIe RAID 0 SSDs, and 32GB memory. They come with a starting price of INR 1,65,999.

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Gran Turismo 7 might get a PC port

According to the creator

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Between last year’s Forza Horizon 5 and the upcoming Need for Speed Unbound, it’s a great time to be a racing gamer. Now, if you prefer playing on the PC, you’re likely getting another title to fuel your racing ambitions. According to the creator himself, Gran Turismo 7 might make a pitstop for PC.

Speaking to GTPlanet, Gran Turismo creator Kazunori Yamauchi is “looking into” a PC port for the latest entry to the series. Released back in March, Gran Turismo 7 became the quintessential racing simulator for the PlayStation 5 (and the PlayStation 4, too).

That’s no surprise, though. If the “7” in the name of its latest entry hasn’t given it away, the Gran Turismo series has (usually) wowed gamers for years using the top-of-the-line hardware packed inside the most recent PlayStation console. It highlights and underlines the “simulator” in the car simulator genre.

However, amid all the hype, the series had a major flaw: You need a PlayStation. Now, as more former exclusives are making their way to the PC, the racing simulator might join in, adding another playable title for PC gamers. If the title makes the jump, it will join illustrious names like God of War, Horizon Zero Dawn, Marvel’s Spider-Man, Days Gone, and Uncharted. In fact, more are likely on the way. Sony is now fine with exclusive titles making the jump.

SEE ALSO: Gran Turismo 7: For car enthusiasts

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Genshin Impact v. 3.3 to arrive on December 7

First trading card game also announced

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Genshin Impact v. 3.3

Version 3.3 of global gaming sensation Genshin Impact, called All Sense Clear, All Existence Void will finally be available on December 7.

There will be a new season of events, and two new playable allies in the powerful Wanderer and Faruzan to surprise players with more stories, fun, and challenges.

The trailer for version 3.3 may be viewed here:

Trading card game announced

Genshin Impact v. 3.3

On top of this, HoYoverse announced its first trading card game — Genius Invokation TCG. With it,  players will soon be able to duel NPCs, friends, and others online.

This combines the fun of Genshin Impact’s element-based combat system with strategy development, as players compete against each other with their collection of cards.

More wins here equal more redeemable cards and Dynamic Skins from the Card Shop.

Wander in the Archon Quest interlude chapter

After being defeated in the Archon Quest main story, Scaramouche is now the Wanderer in the interlude chapter called Inversion of Genesis.

Here, players will head to Irminsul with the Wanderer to discover how the story unfolds. The character is playable as a five-star Anemo catalyst wielder, and can hover and attack in mid-air.

The other character, Faruzan, will be a four-star Anemo archer. She’s an ageless Akademiya genius in mechanics. The character also wields a bow as a weapon and supports teammates with Anemo DMG Bonus effects.

There will also be more challenges as the new seasonal special “Akitsu Kimodameshi” is set to arrive. Players will meet with Arataki Itto to master a series of “brick-breaker” mini-games.

Another special event, “Across the Wilderness” will require players to collect Wilderness Balloons.

Windtrace and Misty Dungeon shall likewise return with new updates.

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Bardock backstory revealed in Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot DLC trailer

More from Goku’s father

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The trailer for Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot’s upcoming DLC, “Bardock- Alone Against Fate”, has been released by Bandai Namco.

The gameplay video features a first glimpse of Bardock in action in the game, as well as thrilling battles in the planet of Kanassa.

The scene also shows more details into the adventures of Goku’s father, who serves as a member of Frieza’s planetary invasion force. His journey to Planet Vegeta was also teased.

Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot is currently available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch, with the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S versions to be released on January 12 and 13, 2023, respectively.

Speaking of which, pre-orders for the physical editions for PS5 and Xbox Series are now available here.

There will also be a Special Edition which comes with additional DLC episodes currently available on other platforms, including “New Power Awakens – Part 1 & Part 2” and “-Trunks- Warrior of Hope”.

Meanwhile, players who already own the game for previous consoles may upgrade for an additional fee to enjoy better graphics and smoother gameplay.

SEE ALSO: Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot review: Super fan service

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