Acer unveiled Predator Cestus 335 a hyper-competitive gaming mouse

Acer is following in the footsteps of Razer and Corsair by releasing gaming accessories that alter the pace at which your mouse transfers data to your computer. Most gaming mice have polling rates of 1,000 Hz or more, which means they transmit a report to your PC 1,000 times per second informing it where your mouse is. However, the Acer Predator Cestus 335, which was unveiled today, can run at 2,000 Hz. While most gamers are content with 1,000 Hz, the Predator Cestus 335 may provide a happy medium for gamers on the edge.

A mouse with a 1,000 Hz polling rate may deliver a report in as short as 0.001 second — or 1ms.

The Predator Cestus 335 goes above and above in its efforts to offer twice as many reports per second as most of today's finest gaming mice. However, there are already more radical solutions available. The Razer Viper 8K Hz and Corsair Sabre RGB Pro mouse, as well as the Corsair K70 RGB TKL and Corsair K65 RGB Mini keyboards, were released this year. Each has an 8,000 Hz polling rate and, as a result, input latency as low as 0.125ms, compared to 0.5ms for the Cestus 335.

Quick Specs

The perfect gaming mouse for practically every situation – both in and out of game. Imbued with the latest sensor technology, Hyper-fast scrolling and a treasure-trove of features to keep you ahead of the competition.


  • Up to 19,000 DPI, PixArt 3370 Sensor
  • 10 Buttons including Burst Fire
  • 5-level DPI, 400 IPS, 2000Hz Polling
  • Supports Hyper-fast Infinite Scroll
With the PixArt 3370 sensor and its 2000Hz polling rate at the helm, every movement, shot, or heal, will be aimed with near-perfect precision. If you need faster turns, just cycle through the 5-level DPI (with color-coded DPI levels) and hit that 360 degrees spin with ease.

Chances are that you like to move just as fast out of the game – so brown the web, scroll through forums, and just get through it all faster with the Hyper-fast scroll button.

With ten buttons at your disposal, you have plenty of options to eliminate opponents as quickly without having to rely on keyboard hotkeys or shortcuts. You can also store up to 5 profiles on the mouse – so don’t worry about losing bindings when travel calls. Access QuarterMaster to make quick edits.


The Cestus 335's 2,000Hz reaction time is.5ms, while the 8,000Hz response time is only.125ms. Most people don't need more than 1,000Hz, and 2,000Hz is a luxury. 8,000Hz, on the other hand, is almost instantaneous. World-class esports players may find it intriguing, but with such high voting rates, we poor mortals are unlikely to perform any better. Regardless, a high polling rate reduces the perception of system lag, which is always a plus. I've also seen enough insane esports plays and picture finishes to not dismiss the possible benefits of 8,000Hz polling in the future.


The 2,000 Hz polling rate of the Predator Cestus 355 has no minimum CPU, GPU, or display requirements, according to Acer, but "it's preferable with a powerful PC" because the higher polling rate utilizes more CPU resources.