There’s an avalanche of new gaming notebooks making their debut at CES 2019 now that NVIDIA has unveiled its RTX 20 Series chips for laptops, but Acer is hoping to stand out with a pair of new entries in its Predator Triton series.
Predator Triton 900
Sure to gain the most attention is the Predator Triton 900, which comes with a highly unique design, to say the least. The Predator Triton 900’s 17-inch 4K IPS display is mounted on what Acer has dubbed its “Ezel Aero Hinge,” which allows it to be flipped, extended, or reclined on the two arms extending from the sides on the laptop’s base.
Even though it’s just under an inch thick, the Predator Triton 900 comes packing plenty of power as well. Inside, you’ll find Intel’s Core i7-8750H processor, 16GB of RAM, and 1TB of NVMe PCIe SSD storage. That’s balanced out by NVIDIA’s new RTX 2080 chip for laptops, with 8GB of GDDR6 VRAM.
According to NVIDIA, the RTX 2080 for laptops can outperform a desktop-class GTX 1080, so the combination of hardware here should allow you to play push some of the most graphically intensive games out there at speedy frame rates. Add in support for NVIDIA G-Sync, and you’ve got a pretty darn powerful gaming machine for the road.
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.
Predator Triton 500
Coming in a more tradition notebook form factor, the Predator Triton 500 is a relatively slim laptop at 0.7 inches thick and weighing in at 4.6 pounds. The 15.6-inch 1080p display is surrounded by bezels measuring 6.3mm thicks for an 81 percent screen-to-body ratio. NVIDIA’s G-Sync is also tagging along on some models, ensuring a smooth and silky stream of frames.
Inside, the Predator Triton 500 is equipped with Intel’s Core i7-8750H processor, 32GB of RAM, and up to 1TB of NVMe PCIe SSD storage. Graphics options range from the GeForce RTX 2060 with 6GB of GDDR6 VRAM on the low end to an RTX 2080 Max-Q chip with 8GB of GDDR6 VRAM at the top end.
The Predator Triton 500 is expected to launch in North America and EMEA regions in February, with prices starting at $1,800 and €2,000, respectively. Buyers in China will be able to get their hands on the notebook starting this month for ¥17,000.