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Acer Predator Triton gaming laptops are filled with new hardware

By Greg S
Jan 7, 2019
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  1. Convertible laptops and 2-in-1 form factors have evolved greatly over the past few years. Acer has now come out with its own premium gaming laptop with an exotic hinge system. The Predator Triton 900 is easily adjusted to be a tablet or a traditional laptop.

    Arriving with all of the latest high end hardware, the Triton 900 offers a GeForce RTX 2080 that powers a 17-inch 4K IPS touch screen with G-Sync. A six core 8th gen Intel Core i7, PCIe SSDs in RAID 0, and up to 32GB of memory ensure that everything will run as smoothly as possible.

    For those that may not be completely sold on PC gaming or just really enjoy the feel of a controller in hand, an Xbox wireless receiver is included so that games on Windows 10 can be played with an Xbox controller.

    Measuring in at 0.94 inches thick and having a relatively wide body, the Triton 900 is by no means small. However, it is still reasonably compact for the hardware it contains. The Predator Triton 500 arrives as a 15-inch alternative with a more traditional gaming laptop appearance.

    At only 0.7 inches thick and tipping the scales at 4.6 pounds, the all-metal chassis contains excellent components. An RTX 2060 or RTX 2080 with Max-Q design, the same Core i7-8750H processor, two 512GB PCIe SSDs in RAID 0, and up to 32GB of memory are available. Display options are the biggest change. Instead of a 4K panel, the 15.6-inch screen is 1080p with a 144Hz refresh rate.

    Pricing on the Triton 500 starts at $1,799 for the RTX 2060 model. To get an RTX 2080, it will set you back $2,499. For the fully loaded configuration, a Triton 500 will go for around $2,999. It will become available in February 2019. Acer's Predator Triton 900 starts at $3,999 with availability in March.

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  2. m4a4

    m4a4 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,271   +786

    Well first, I am still not a fan of Acer (not as bad as HP, but still down there in build quality last I remember).
    And second, I hate having a power cord plug-in from the back. So much more awkward.
     
  3. Sausagemeat

    Sausagemeat TS Maniac Posts: 342   +153

    We live in a time where a computer that you absolutely wouldn’t use on your lap is called a laptop and a computer that you might use on your lap but absolutely wouldn’t use like a book is called an ultra book.
     
  4. psycros

    psycros TS Evangelist Posts: 2,376   +2,032

    While perhaps a bit more fragile I love the sort of screen design found on the Triton 900. Its keeps the monitor closer to you while still letting you enjoy that big GPU in a no-compromise, highly portable gaming rig - plus you can flip it into tablet mode. However, the touchpad/numpad design is problematic. While it does reduce the length of the laptop the placement is non-intuitive for those who typically use their thumbs for cursor control and it also takes physical keys away from the numpad. The latter is a total deal-breaker for lefties. A better implementation was the Predator 21 X's flippable numpad/trackpad design from 2016. That Acer also had a full mechanical keyboard which is nearly always better for gaming, and you're going to be using a good mouse with this thing anyway.
     

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