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Acer unveils new Predator Triton 900 convertible gaming notebook

09 January, 2019, 13:56 | Author: Rafael Roberts
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There was only one problem - Acer couldn't show us them switched on when we saw them because the Nvidia graphics - RTX 2080 - hadn't yet been announced. "With breakthrough technologies including real time ray tracing and gext-gen, and ultra-fast GDDR6 memory, gamers can confidently choose the Predator Triton 900 for a robust, feature-rich gaming platform". The Predator Triton 900 is a gaming notebook convertible, and the Acer Chromebook 315 is the first ever Chromebook from the Acer stable equipped with an AMD processor.

The Predator Triton 900 is a gaming notebook in an inventive form factor with innovative new design features.

"This 17.3" 4K display sporting offering is created to be used in a number of different positions, with a regular notebook, tablet and display mode available thanks to the addition of the hinges. The Predator Triton 900 is easily adjusted to be a tablet or a traditional laptop. Interestingly, the trackpad is placed on the right side of the keyboard to give users "natural hand placement for gaming using both the keyboard and trackpad". The entire thing is, surprisingly, quite thin at 0.94 inches. The whopping 17-inch 4K Nvidia G-Sync display swivels on what Acer calls an Ezel Aero Hinge. Inside, you'll find Intel's Core i7-8750H processor, 16GB of RAM, and 1TB of NVMe PCIe SSD storage. It comes with an Xbox wireless receiver that lets users play their favorite PC games on Windows 10 with an Xbox controller. There is audio by Waves with Waves Maxx audio system. Waves audio is also included, including Waves Nx with head tracking for a 3D audio experience.

However, the Acer Predator Triton 500's durable, all-metal chassis is just 17.9 mm (0.70 inches) thick, and weighs just 2.1 kg (4.6 pounds).

Design-wise, The Triton 500 looks a lot like its bigger brother but without the hinge and with the trackpad positioned conventionally, below the keyboard, it's basically an ordinary, yet powerful laptop. But though all three can be configured with eighth-gen Intel Core i7 CPUs, only the Predator Triton 500 (for now) offers Nvidia's GeForce RTX 2080 GPUs. Additionally, it comes with support for VR-ready games. This laptop comes in at $1,799 and offers a 1080p 15-inch display and includes an Nvidia RTX 2060 GPU, but can be upgraded to the 2080.

The Predator Triton 900 is expected to launch in North America, China, and EMEA regions in March with prices starting at $4,000, €4,200, and ¥40,000, respectively.

Triton 500 starts at $1,799.99 and will be available in United States later this quarter. Acer has not yet announced global pricing or availability.

Founded in 1976, today Acer is one of the world's top ICT companies and has a presence in over 160 countries. But Acer's newest contender bucks this trend somewhat.



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