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January 09, 2019

Carry the ultimate Predator gaming machines with you, thanks to Acer


This is the week of awesome hardware announcements, thanks to CES 2019, which again is taking place in Las Vegas and Acer have been on hand to debut their latest gaming laptops.

Not only are the new Predator Triton machines powerful gaming laptops, the Predator Triton 900 offers a convertible display, letting you use the device, in almost any configuration you can imagine. The Predator Triton 500 is not being left behind, whilst it does not offer the convertible display, is does pack a lot into a tiny form factor, just 17mm thick.

“We are pushing the envelope on what a gaming notebook can be with designs that offer more uses while still packing in the computing power,” said Jerry Hou, General Manager, Consumer Notebooks, IT Products Business at Acer. “The Predator Triton 900’s one-of-a-kind flipping screen allows for multiple gaming scenarios and better ergonomics, while the Triton 500 offers superb gaming performance in a slimmer, all-metal body for gamers on the go.
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Of course, cool features aside, both machines come packed with cer’s advanced cooling system that includes 4th Gen AeroBlade™ 3D metal fans that increase airflow by 45 percent, and Coolboost™ technology.


However that is not enough for the Triton 900, it also comes packed with a new Nvidia RTX 2080 GPU, giving you unlimited power, well a lot of graphics power in any event and combined with the 4K NVIDIA G-Sync display, visuals will not be a problem on this machine.

“We’re excited that our new GeForce RTX 2080 GPU is helping Acer redefine gaming experiences on notebooks,” said Kaustubh Sanghani, General Manager, GeForce OEM at NVIDIA. "With breakthrough technologies including real time ray tracing and next-gen, and ultra-fast GDDR6 memory, gamers can confidently choose the Predator Triton 900 for a robust, feature-rich gaming platform.”
For the rest of the specs, you can look forward to a CPU, with up to a six core high performance 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7 processor, NVMe PCIe RAID 0 SSDs, and up to 32GB DDR4 memory, gamers can power up the most demanding games and expect smooth, tear-free gameplay. It comes with an Xbox wireless receiver that lets users play their favourite PC games on Windows 10 with an Xbox controller. To round out the package, it features audio by Waves. Waves Maxx™ delivers superior sound quality made immersive with Waves Nx™ with head tracking for a hyper-realistic 3D audio experience.

The Predator Triton 500 is not going to be left behind, not only is thin, but also light, coming in a just over 2kgs, it is one lightweight machine, but when turned on, the insides will deliver performance well above its class and combine it with an 8-hour battery, it will let you game on, for as long as you want.

“8th Gen Intel Core H-series processors are designed as a complete platform that combines industry leading notebook computing performance and technologies that are increasingly critical for premium gaming and content creation,” said Chris Walker, Vice President of Client Computing at Intel. “CPU performance is key to the best possible gaming experience, and the new Predator Triton gaming notebooks put this performance and robust platform on full display with innovative designs.”     

The Predator Triton 500 features up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 GPUs with Max-Q design, up to 8th Gen Intel Core i7 processors, NVMe PCIe RAID 0 SSDs, and up to 32GB DDR4 memory. Its GPU is overclockable and VR-Ready, letting gamers enjoy the latest cutting edge gaming and VR experiences. The 15.6-inch 300 nits IPS display brings games to life with 144Hz refresh rates in overdrive at 3ms. NVIDIA G-SYNC technology[3] creates fluid images as they zip across the screen while gaming or watching movies.


Perhaps the only downside to this news is that no prices have been announced for either machine, or even a release window, but given how Acer only talk about products a few months before release, I would expect to see these machines before June.

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