Acer Aspire PREDATOR – Quad-Core, SLI, RAID and the all-important flashing blue LEDs

Acer’s upcoming Aspire PREDATOR desktop line-up is all based around specs. It’s for people who like specs, know their specs and can tell you what the clock speed of their computer’s RAM is and the average temperature of their CPU. And the brand of the glue adhering the CPU to the motherboard. And the type of motherboard. And the PSU capacity. You get the idea.

The PREDATOR (their capital letters, not mine for once) comes in a “deep metallic copper coloured housing perfectly representing the power it encloses,” with the moving front masking a DVD and Blu-ray burner. Here’s what a PC with a moving front looks like:


It looks INSANE. Acer’s Easy-swap technology lets you pop open the front and remove the Serial ATA hard drives…

Rock's Xtreme SL8 – its NVIDIA 8800M GTX-powered SLi quad-core MONSTER laptop

rock-xtreme-sl8-quad-core.jpgHardcore power laptop specialist Rock has just announced its new Xtreme SL8, which it believes to have the hardest-rocking graphics card of any laptop on the market right now.

Coming with two NVIDIA 8800M GTX graphics cards for full SLi power and an Intel Quad-core brain, it’s pretty hard to argue with its power boasts. Plus the SL8 can also be fitted with a 1TB RAID array for storage space beyond your wildest storage space fantasies…