Acer unveiled the Predator Triton 900, a 17-inch high-end notebook that sports a sleek design with a convertible 4K display. The company also unveiled the Predator Triton 500, a 15-inch all-metal gaming machine that measures at a slim 17.9 mm (0.70 inches).
Acer Predator Triton 900
Acer loves playing around with crazy screens on its laptops. The Triton 900’s experiment is a more functional endeavor. It features a CNC-machined Ezel Aero Hinge that flips, extends, or reclines the 17-inch display. That can definitely make for useful gaming as well as movie-watching.
Users will have a choice between four different usage modes. The display mode helps to share the screen with friends during gaming sessions. Ezel mode allows for playing games on the touch screen. Notebook mode is for traditional gaming scenarios. The stand mode effective turns the Triton 900 into a tablet for gaming or using creator tools. Thanks to some ergonomic design, the trackpad is placed beside the keyboard, giving users natural hand placement for gaming using both the keyboard and trackpad.
The laptop comes with a beefed-up spec sheet featuring the new NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 GPU and a 4K IPS display with NVIDIA G-SYNC technology. On the chips side, you’ll get a 6-core, 8th Gen Intel i7 processor with up to 32GB of DDR4 RAM. Thanks to the versatile screen, you are obviously imagining using it as a desktop with wireless controllers. That’s why Acer’s including the Xbox wireless receiver allowing play with an Xbox controller.
Acer Predator Triton 500
The Triton 500 comes with a 15.6-inch Full HD screen slimmed down to just 17.9 mm (0.70 inches) thin and weighing 2.1 kg. It has a durable, all-metal chassis and narrow bezels measuring just 6.3 mm (0.25 inches) for a very cool 81 percent body-to-screen ratio. The laptop boasts up to 8-hours of battery life, impressive for a gaming laptop.
On the inside, you’ll find little change from the Triton 900. It’s powered by NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 2080 GPU with Max-Q design, 8th Gen Intel i7 processors and up to 32GB DDR4 memory. The GPU is overclockable and VR-Ready.
Smartphone app in tow
Now even laptops come bundled with smartphone apps. Scheduled to be available later this year, the PredatorSense mobile app can control settings for overclocking, fan speeds, lighting, and audio modes. Users can show active lighting profiles preset on the PC, or switch lighting profiles remotely. Users will also be able to view and set customized macro key sets for physical hotkeys.
The Triton 900 will come with support for Predator RGB Assault, an app for League of Legends players, which shows pre-defined keyboard lighting effects while champions cast their abilities. They will be able to customize lighting effects for each of the abilities of their champion.
Pricing and Availability
The Predator Triton 500 will be the first to hit the shelves in the UAE from February 2019 with prices starting from Dh10,499. The Predator Triton 900 will be available a few months later in May 2019, with prices starting from Dh17,999.