With CES 2017 on the horizon, Acer announced a suite of gaming laptop models that'll target both budget-conscious and hardcore gamers.

At a starting price of $799, the Acer Aspire VX 15 is anchored by NVIDIA's GTX 1050 series, the company's newest budget-friendly graphics card lineup. Per Anandtech, configurations for the VX 15 can be built around the GTX 1050 or the higher-end GTX 1050 Ti. Elsewhere, models can also be built with either the Intel Core i5-7300HQ or an Intel Core i7-7700HQ.

Both graphics cards are a slight step behind those found on enthusiast-level gaming laptops, but they're still far ahead versus the onboard graphics found on comparably-priced laptops. With most gaming laptops starting at well above $1,000, the Acer is a strong move towards the budget gaming market. The Aspire VX 15 is expected to hit North American shelves this month. 

Acer's enthusiast-targeted Predator 21 X touts a massive curved 21-inch display with a 2560 x 1080 resolution. Internally, the Predator features similarly deluxe specifications, as the gaming laptop is anchored around a dual NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 setup and an overclockable Intel Core i7-7820HK processor. Prices for the Predator start at $8,999 and will be available in North America starting in February.  

Other announced laptops from Acer include updates to the Aspire V Nitro Black Edition and Predator X series. 15-inch and 17-inch configurations for the Aspire V feature upgraded specifications and start at $1,199 to $1,399. Along with the Predator 21 X, the 17 X will also see a refresh with prices starting at $2,599. The new Aspire Vs will be available in North America starting in February, while the Predator 17 X will be available this month.