We have received an invite to an Acer event this Monday, September 11, for the launch of a yet unknown product. But rumor has it that it’s their new lineup of Ryzen-Based gaming desktops, the GX series.

Here’s one of them, the GX-281-UR17:

  • Operating System: Windows 10 Home
  • Processor:  3.2GHz AMD Ryzen 5 1400 Quad-Core
  • Memory: 8GB DDR4 (Up to 64GB Max)
  • Storage: 1TB Hard Drive
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 with up to 2GB of dedicated graphics memory
  • Connectivity: 802.11ac Wireless LAN, Dedicated LAN Port
  • Ports and Connectivity: 4 x USB 2.0, 2 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C
  • Power Supply: 500w
  • Dimensions: 6.89″ x 18.24″ x 15.67″

The price of this particular model is around $800, but of course, local pricing may vary due to taxes, etc.


We might also see other variants of this product with a Ryzen 7 1700/1700X processor and a GTX 1050Ti/1060/1070 or even an AMD RX480 GPU.

So what do you think? are these pre-made desktops worth the money? We’ll have to see and test them out come Monday, so stay tuned!


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.