The Acer Predator Triton 500 SE has the look of a top tier gaming laptop from its aggressively styled build, beautiful WQXGA display and respectable specs. But behind those attractive specs is a hollow device that offers below average gaming performance, low storage and weak speakers.
The Acer Predator Triton 500 SE is a powerful laptop whose high-refresh rate display benefits more than just gaming.
If money is no object, and performance is the absolute objective, then there’s simply no competition. A machine that’s greater than the sum of its parts. With premium components and its stunning build quality, it delivers remarkable gaming performance with ease, making it one of the fastest systems I’ve ever reviewed.
Hands on: A proper test and review of the Predator Triton 500 SE is needed before I or Tom’s Guide casts any definitive judgments. But Acer has made an impressively sleek gaming laptop here; the main problem it could face may be stiff competition from other gaming laptop makers, which are also making machines that target creators as well as gamers.
This design - pretty much pitched as 'gaming laptop for the business person' - is more discreet than your average, yet there's still all the RGB lighting, cooling vents, ports and Turbo overclocking that you could want.
Hands on: We’ll have more specific metrics once we’ve been able to write a full review of this device; my first impression is that the fans were often audible on this pre-production unit, but I never felt an uncomfortable amount of heat and never saw the CPU get anywhere close to a worrying temperature.