In partnership with AMD, Acer Philippines recently launched its newest gaming desktop for the Philippine Market, the GX281.

The GX-281 is housed in a sleek armor-shaped casing lined with bright LED lights, and is designed to deliver high speed data transfers, massive storage and expansion capabilities, stunning 4K visuals, and Qi wireless charging.

The Acer GX-281 is built to handle the most demanding games today. It’s powered by either an 8-Core, 16-Thread Ryzen 7 1700X or a 6-Core, 12-Thread Ryzen 5 1600 processor with an Radeon RX 580 GPU, 8GB/16GB of 2400MHz DDR4 memory, and a combination of a 1TB Hard Disk Drive and a 256GB Solid State Drive. The setup also comes with either a 23.6-inch 75Hz/24.5-inch 144Hz FreeSync Monitor.

GX 281 Ryzen 7:

  • 3.4GHz Ryzen 7 1700X Processor (8 Cores, 16 Threads)
  • 16GB of 2400MHz DDR4 RAM
  • Radeon RX 580 Graphics Card
  • 1TB HDD + 256GB SSD
  • 24.5-inch 144Hz FreeSync Monitor
  • Windows 10
  • SRP: PhP96,499

GX 281 Ryzen 5:

  • Ryzen 5 1600 Processor (6 Cores, 12 Threads)
  • 8GB of 2400MHz DDR4 RAM
  • Radeon RX 580 Graphics Card
  • 1TB HDD + 256GB SSD
  • 23.6-inch 75Hz FreeSync Monitor
  • Windows 10
  • SRP: PhP74,999

AMD’s Ryzen 7 processors have been highlighted and raved by many tech reviewers and gamers around the world, and boast a phenomenal 52% improvement in instructions per clock compared to the previous generation.

These processors also feature SenseMi, which allows the processor to intelligently monitor itself within all parameters as well as Precision boost, which uses the data to determine the ideal clock speed.

Rivaling more expensive CPU offerings in the market, Ryzen 7 boasts a high core count chip power combined with affordable pricing. With streaming platforms like Twitch becoming a trend, current processors have not been able to effectively address the need for processing power and uninterrupted broadcasts. Ryzen 7 makes this a thing of the past by delivering a seamless gaming and streaming experience.


Emman has been writing technical and feature articles since 2010. Prior to this, he became one of the instructors at Asia Pacific College in 2008, and eventually landed a job as Business Analyst and Technical Writer at Integrated Open Source Solutions for almost 3 years.