Acer’s Latest Nvidia Max-Q Laptop, the Predator Triton 700, Pushes Performance Boundaries


After its announcement back in April, Acer has been proud of its latest on-the-go gaming laptop, built with a sleek, frosty looking chassis, and measuring just 18.9mm thick (which is a highly competitive size in gaming rigs today). Similar in size to the Asus ROG Zephyrus GX501, both of these laptops have something special going for them. Both the new Acer Predator Triton 700 and the Zephyrus GX501 have been built according to Nvidia’s Max-Q design guidelines, perfect for both powerful graphics and the thinner and lighter design these notebooks have.

Said to be a gamer’s dream, and Acer’s “answer” to the Razer Blade, because of its similarly slim, aluminum build, and serious power. Additionally, the Triton 700 is a 15.6-inch gaming laptop, like its counterpart, the Zephyrus, but does not have the same unique cooling system put in place to suck in cool air through a back panel. However, the Triton 700 has a keyboard that is placed downwards, near the edge of the laptop. This works differently than gaming notebooks whose keyboards lay directly on top of the GPU, which causes them to get very warm. Additionally, the fans inside the Triton 700 are ultrathin, metal-finned AeroBlade 3D fans, making the graphics as secure as the thin build. As far as the touchpad, Asus moved it to the right, giving it plenty of room to double as a virtual number pad.

Built with the best of Intel and Nvidia in mind, the Triton 700 features an Intel Core i7-7700HQ CPU processor at 2.8GHz, and as mentioned, Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 1080 8GB GDDR5X, a.k.a. the Max-Q. Alongside these highly notable specs, the Windows 10 Home OS-running laptop carries up to 32GB of RAM, a lovely-sized 1TB of SSD, and a 4670 mAh 3-cell battery, capable of 5 straight hours of heavy gaming. Connectivity and ports include Bluetooth 4.2, Wi-Fi, a Thunderbolt 3.0, 3 USB 3.0s,1 USB 2.0, HDMI, DisplayPort, Ethernet and audio jacks.

All of these features make for an efficient and portable gaming laptop that allows for gaming anywhere, anytime. The 15-inchers seem to be a popular size (take the Dell Inspiron 15 7567 for example) for healthy gaming that is also thin and light. The new Acer Predator Triton 700 launches this month, and is expected to start around $3,000. Yep, gaming with this much style and virtue comes at a price.

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