Acer has unveiled the Acer Predator Triton 700 gaming notebook. The Acer Predator is a laptop designed to be thin and nice, yet not compromising on the power front thanks to a clever cooling technology.
In the last couple of years, gaming laptop has become so popular, and Acer’s Predator range has been at the forefront.
At Next@Acer event today, the company showed the slide which claimed Triton hit a 3DMark score of 17,000 compare to Razer Blade 2016 which scored 11,139 (though they didn’t mention the precise spec of the new Triton notebook).
Now it is necessary to let you know how portable the Triton 700 is. When we talk about Acer Predator Triton 700, we are talking about 18.9mm thin notebook with 2.6kg weight, and this is a 15.6-inch notebook with a minimalist design and smart-looking black chassis.
The Acer Predator Triton 700 also sports Acer’s proprietary Aeroblade 3D fan technology, plus two fans that provide advanced thermal cooling. The keyboard is mechanical, and the chassis is made of aluminum.
Acer is talking up newly refined twin Aeroblade metal fans along with five heat pipes, which will help ensure all components stay cool despite its thin form factor.
The Acer Predator Triton 700 15.6-inch display means it will have excellent viewing angles and the company promises vibrant and bright colors. Triton 700 also supports Nvidia’s G-Sync technology (to help avoid tearing and stuttering) when connecting to any external monitor.
In addition, Triton 700 benefits from the RGB backlit mechanical keyboard, which nestles at the chassis bottom – with a large touchpad just above it.
There is also Acer TrueHarmony audio for excellent sound, and you will get Thunderbolt 3 plus the usual USB 3.0 and 2.0 ports on the connectivity front.
The company made us understands the touchpad is fashioned from Gorilla Glass to allow you to see the funky cooling system below it.
Well, as the gaming notebook is expected to go on sale in August 2017, the crisp Triton 700 doesn’t come cheap. Its price will start at €3,399 (around $3,695, £2,860).
The Predator Helios 300
If you think that price of the Acer Triton 700 is too high for you, then the Predator Helios 300 (in the above picture) should be compatible with your budget.
The Predator Helios will either be available in 15.6-inch or 17.3-inch, with the Full HD IPS display that is driven by the Kaby Lake Intel Core i7 (7700HQ) processor or Core i5 (7300HQ). There is a choice of the GetForce GTX 1060 or 1050 Ti for the GPU.
The 16GB of DDR4 memory will back the above up, alongside a 1TB and SSD (of the SATA variety) traditional spinning disk.
There is an access door at the underside of the Predator Helios 300 to make upgrading both memory and storage easy. And talking about the memory, you can easily double the system RAM up to 32GB if you wish.
Just like in the Triton 700, there are twin AeroBlade fans for a nifty cooling, and there is a USB 3.1 Type-C port among the connector.
On the same August, the Predator Helios 300 will also go on sale with its price starting from €1,199 (around $1,300, £1,010).
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