Acer's wild Aspire Predator
gaming rig and matching 24-inch G24 monitor
were announced back in May and July, but it's taken them forever to ship Stateside -- we're guessing the delay was due to Acer's insistence that the case look as much like a ski binding as physically possible. Specs are basically the same as the preview systems
: the low-end $1,649 config has a liquid-cooled 2.5GHz Q9300 Core 2 Quad, GeForce 9600GT graphics, 4GB RAM and dual 640GB drives, while the $2,199 edition bumps things up to a 2.83GHz Q9550 Core 2 Quad, GeForce 9800GTX graphics, and three 640GB drives. Nothing's changed with the $399 G24, either -- it's still a 2ms 1920 x 1200 LCD with a 160-degree viewing angle, a 50,000:1 contrast ratio, and a bright orange bezel. It's all available now -- check a sneak peek after the break.