Acer at this time introduced two new gaming laptops at CES, the 17-inch $4,000 Predator Triton 900 with a convertible 4K show and the considerably extra reasonably priced all-metal 15-inch $1,800 Triton 500. What units these laptops aside is, amongst just a few different attention-grabbing options and a few attention-grabbing design selections, help for Nvidia’s new(ish) RTX 2080 GPUs, probably the most highly effective graphics processors in the marketplace at this time.
The Triton 900 options the RTX 2080 by default, whilst you’ll must shell out an additional $700 to get it on the Triton 500. In any other case, the specs are very a lot what you’d count on from a contemporary gaming laptop computer, with eighth technology Intel i7 chips, 16GB of base reminiscence (with the choice of going as much as 32GB) and as much as a terabyte of NVMe-based storage.
The Triton 900’s flipping display screen is a little bit of a gimmick, however it doesn’t look dangerous and the corporate argues that it’ll enable for “a number of gaming situations and higher ergonomics.” I’m unsure ergonomics is high of thoughts for many avid gamers who’re keen to shell out $4,000 for a laptop computer, however it could possibly’t harm both. The 4K show is a touchscreen, too, which might make it attention-grabbing as a extra high-end transportable workstation for inventive work. When you’re a gamer, although, you’ll doubtless be extra excited concerning the built-in Xbox wi-fi receiver and audio by Waves, which gives head monitoring to supply you a extra life like 3D audio expertise
Unsurprisingly, the Triton 500 is the extra “wise” possibility right here, with a extra palatable beginning worth, slim design (it’s 0.7 inches thick and weighs in at 4.6 lbs) and the promise of eight hours of battery life. You solely get a full HD show, although, with even the bottom mannequin comes with an RTX 2060 card, which isn’t any slouch both and may simply have the ability to allow you to play and fashionable sport at its most graphics settings in HD.