Acer Predator Triton 900 Gaming Laptop Review – This One is Killer
The Acer Predator Triton 900 is extra. Right from the start, I was questioning design features and the sheer power put into this mammoth of a machine. It is one of the most powerful gaming laptops on the market packing an NVIDIA RTX 2080 that is capable of running any modern game at a solid 60 frame per second in 4K. Yes, this is a 4K gaming laptop too. Get where I’m going with the whole “extra” statement yet?
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Then we have the design which is just out of this world and a little unnecessary. The 17.3-inch display is on a convertible arch that can swing back and forth and position itself closer to the player and even flat on the keyboard, for gamers who want to play Destiny 2 in tablet mode with their keyboard covered up. The display is also a touch screen, another unnecessary design choice further bloating the price tag of this crazy laptop into the R85,000 price range – Yes. Almost R100k for a gaming laptop. The price is as crazy as this device’s features, trust me.
Sure, these things are nice to have but a lot of the Predator Triton 900 feels like a show-off feature which Acer is no doubt trying to pull off. How does it game? Well, like a dream come true.
Acer Predator Triton 900 Tech Specs
- Display – 17.3 inch 4K (3840×2160) IPS
- GPU: NVIDIA RTX 2080 8GB
- CPU: Intel Core-i7 8750H
- HDD: 1TB SSD
- RAM: 32GB DDR4
- Keyboard: Per-Key RGB chiclet
- Slots: HDMI, DisplayPort, 2x USB Type A, 2x USB Type-C, LAN, Mic and Audio Jack
- Upgrades: 2x M.2 Slots (1 used for the 1TB SSD already)
- Materials: Plastic, Polycarbonate, Aluminium
- Price: R84,999
Acer Predator Triton 900 Design
As mentioned before, the Acer Predator Triton 900 is strange. There is a lot going on here but the laptop is striking at first glance. It is this big and heavy slate of metal that feels cold in your hands. Most of the shell is aluminium and puts this device’s weight at one of the heaviest laptops I have ever used at 4,4Kgs. It is heavy.
On the top, we have the Predator logo that lights up when in use and a sleek black metal design. The gorgeous 17.3-inch 4K display is held up in the air by two arms which are used to swivel the display into all sorts of directions. You can swing it back, forth, lay it flat and even rotate it completely around if you wish.
The versatility of the display, even if you would never use it in any other way other than straight up, means it could be used for design and maybe media too. Most of all it feels fluid while moving it around and even opening up the device, as heavy as it is was pretty easy with one hand and without the bottom lifting up off the table.
With everything going on here, the device is quite thin at only 23.9mm. It is a design marvel and quite frankly one of the most ambitious gaming laptops I have used since the Predator 21X.
Acer has carried over the glass (actually plastic) grill from the Triton 700 and it works and does not work all at the same time. Sure, it looks cool to have your fan lit up at the top of the device but the model I received for review was dirty and the lighting was dim due to the dust inside of it. It just does not work and the fact that you cannot easily open this glass section to clean inside means you will have to put up with the grime staring at you all the time. It just freaks me out.
Following in Asus’s shoes, the Triton 900’s keyboard is at the bottom of the device, something that takes a long time to get used to. The trackpad is situated on the right too, another thing that took forever to get used to. The trackpad then doubles up as a number pad when you double tap the number pad icon on it. The lights turn on and you can press all the buttons. It is pretty cool, although another unnecessary feature.
The keyboard is different from my Helios 500. It is firstly a mechanical keyboard and has per-key RGB. A great achievement for Acer putting a mechanical keyboard in this device. It feels great to type on even if it takes a while to get used to its strange positioning. If you use your laptop on your lap, then this the Triton 900 will be your worst enemy given it has no palm rests at all.
The rest of the device is just fluff here. All the ports are on the sides, the back has Acer’s iconic heat grills that I really love and the housing is pretty sleek and fierce all at the same time.
The only real standout design feature is the hidden USB port on the left-hand side that flips out and hides away when you are not using it. Not sure why this is a thing as the other ports work perfectly fine, but it is what it is. As extra as ever.
Performance and Display
One thing you need to know about the Triton 900 is that it packs a gorgeous display. It is really one of the best I have ever used and if it only had HDR, it would be a masterpiece in my books. The viewing angles are excellent, the brightness is decent at 300 nits, and the display can produce 100% sRGB and Adobe RGB making it vibrant and clear. The 4K 60Hz display also has a 24ms response time which is not too bad considering it is well, a 4K display.
First Look of the Triton 900 Gaming Laptop| Predator
Is 4K overkill here? Well yes as I would have preferred to up the Hertz away from 60 frames per second to maybe 120 but Acer is just showing off with the Triton 900. As you know, I often test games with these devices and run the Final Fantasy XV Windows 10 Benchmark which is what I just did.
Final Fantasy XV Windows 10 Benchmark
The 4K test proved helpful and the results slotted in nicely among some of the most powerful GPUs on the market. It Scored under the NVIDIA Titan X. As for the HD test, the 9617 score placed it sixth on the chart under the NVIDIA Titan XP.
I then gave Destiny 2 some love and it did not disappoint. The game maxed everything out at a solid 4K 60 frames per second without even breaking a sweat. Increasing the render resolution to 200% caused the frames to drop to about 30 frames per second but it was still stunning visually.
Lastly, I played Battlefield V which quite frankly looks quite dated on the machine. The RTX is gorgeous but it running at 4K, you can see every nasty bloated texture and detail. It is a beautiful game and the machine handled it on the max visual fidelity at 4K 60 frames per second without any issue at all. The big seller here is the NVIDIA RTX 2080 that brings all those fancy smanchy ray-tracing elements to life and it does a great job at it.
The Acer Predator Triton 900 beats a lot of gaming laptops on the market but it is due to its crazy GPU inside. There is simply no competing with its RTX 2080 considering it is the most consumer-ready chipset found in gaming laptops. Everything I threw at it performed like a charm.
- GTA V: 69 FPS (Full HD MAX)
- Rise of the Tomb Raider: 100 FPS (Full HD Ultra)
- Far Cry 5: 120FPS (Full HD Ultra)
During all this cooling was not even an issue. The fans are loud and squeaky but the device never felt hot and the tests showed around 75-degrees thirty minutes into gaming. There is no getting away from the fans being annoying but the cooling works so at least there is that.
When it comes to battery life, it is pretty mediocre. It is powerful gaming laptop without an Intel HD chipset in so it is always using that RTX GPU. The poor battery is powering the awesome keyboard, the gorgeous 4K display and everything inside so you will get over two hours of battery life on a good day with this machine. You will just always have this plugged in.
Lastly, we have the sound which is also okay. My Helios 500 still beats it in terms of a punch as the Triton 900 lacks a subwoofer but the speakers still manage to deliver some fantastic sound in everything it does.
The Acer Predator Triton 900 is a dream machine. I would give my kidney for it. Everything about it is one major statement of what Acer sees as the future of gaming. The display is one of if not the best I have ever used with a bright backlight, perfect colour range and dare I say it, great 4K. Sure, a higher hertz would have been better but if you can game at max on this RTX 2080 in 4K 60 frames per second, you won’t be complaining and the Triton 900 does just that. Are most of its features unnecessary? Yes, but you won’t care when you’re gaming on this beast.
As for the price, the Predator Triton 900 retails for a whopping R85,000 which is just insane. It is great, but not R85k great.
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Acer Predator Triton 900
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- Adequate cooling
- 100% Adobre RGB coverage
- Extremely low profile (23.9 mm) despite the full-blown RTX 2080
- Unique hinge design
- 4K touchscreen display
Reviewers Didn’t Like
- Fans get loud during gaming
- Very heavy
- Terrible battery life
- Awkward, uncomfortable keyboard
- Cumbersome to move around
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I’d be surprised if anyone who’s got this far into the review is still considering purchasing an Acer Predator Triton 900. That’s if anyone was, to begin with. It’s a £4,000 laptop, after all, and far, far above what the average consumer is prepared to.
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If you’ll be adding an external keyboard and parking it on a desktop, the 17-inch Acer Predator Triton 900 makes a great compact gaming or programming PC. But as a laptop, the keyboard and battery life may be big detractors for some.
The The inarguable highlight of Acer’s new Predator Triton 900 gaming laptop is its gorgeous 17.3-inch 4K IPS LCD display that floats above the chassis. Okay, it’s not exactly floating. The sturdy arms attached to the screen’s sides play a central role.
This time we review the Acer Predator Triton 900, a quite impressive piece of gaming laptop tech with a price to match. This Acer laptop, as you might guess from the name, does take some inspiration from the Acer Predator Helios 700. Its price might be.
There is one sentence that defines the Trition 900 perfectly – the best gaming laptop on the market yet. Nothing we’ve tested yet beats the RTX 2080 on this device. However, there is a lot more to it than just a brilliant performer. As we expect a lot.
My initial reaction at IFA 2018 was, ‘I want one’, which was swiftly followed by ‘I won’t be able to afford one.’ Seeing it again at CES 2019 confirmed this. The Acer Predator Triton 900 looks incredible, but I wonder how much of your money would go.
A weird mashup of productivity laptop and high-end gaming portable, the Acer Predator Triton 900 is a truly intriguing.
By 01Net on January 22, 2020 74
Autant vous prévenir tout de suite, le Predator Triton 900 qu’Acer nous a envoyé se trouve assez difficilement dans le commerce. Nous ne l’avons repéré qu’en ligne et pas dans de grandes enseignes (au moment où nous écrivons ces lignes). Toutefois, son.
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Son écran rotatif va vous faire tourner la tête. Avec le Triton 500, Acer agrémentait sa gamme Predator avec un PC portable aussi puissant que sobre, à l’image du Aero 15 X9 de Gigabyte. On aurait pu s’attendre à une simple amélioration avec le Triton.
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Si vous lui adjoignez un clavier externe et le gardez stationné sur bureau, l’Acer Predator Triton 900 17 pouces fera un excellent PC compact pour le jeu ou la programmation. Mais en tant qu’ordinateur portable, le clavier et l’autonomie de la.
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En sus inicios, el mercado de portátiles gaming estaba básicamente formado por equipos con unos tamaños bastante sobredimensionados y formas, colores o luces que los hacían destacar por encima de los típicos portátiles “de toda la vida”.Poco a poco.
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acerca de Acer Predator Triton 900Llegamos al final de nuestro análisis y podemos asegurar que el Acer Predator Triton 900 es uno de los portátiles gaming que más nos ha sorprendido. Su pantalla de 17 pulgadas abatible, táctil, 4k y sus múltiples.
Acer’s Predator Triton 900 is packed with desktop grade hardware and has a screen that flips
There two issues computer companies are always looking to overcome when it comes to portability, they are weight and space.
But it seems Acer has managed to put desktop grade hardware into their powerful Predator Triton 900.
It’s probably more powerful than your desktop.
Acer has gone all out with this beast. It’s powered by the latest 9th Generation Intel Core i7 processor paired with the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 graphics card.
Playing current and future generation games will not be an issue and you’ll be able to run games that support Ray Tracing technology from NVIDIA.
Other than that, it also comes with up to 32GB of RAM and 1TB of NVMe SSD storage. If you require an upgrade in the future, both the RAM and storage can easily be accessed and swapped out.
Lovely keyboard and unique touch pad.
Laptops in general tend to stick to the typical chiclet keys. Not the Triton 900. The keyboard supports RGB lighting and uses mechanical switches.
Mechanical keyboards will help when it comes to the comfort of typing and offers better response rate compared to membrane keys. The latter benefits gaming.
Mechanical switches can send and input from your keyboard to your computer fast and without delay, compared to membrane keys. Which is usually why mechanical keyboards are the go-to for esport gamers.
At first look, you might not see the numpad. That’s because Acer has given the touch pad a dual purpose.
One being, well a touch pad, and at a tap it can be converted into a numpad for gaming or work needs.
I found that while the numpad might take some getting used to, due to weird tapping movements on a flat surface.
A screen that flips.
No doubt the QHD 17.3-inch screen looks gorgeous in every way. While it’s nice that it supports touch input, the screen is mounted on Acer’s Ezel Aero Hinge which allows for multiple screen placements.
If you have friends crowding around, Display mode will allow you to flip the screen around so nothing is obstructing you and your friends from the screen.
If you’re playing games that require only the touch screen, Ezel mode will allow you to bring the screen closer to you eliminating the need to stretch towards the screen.
A computer as powerful as this can also be used for collaboration. The Stand Mode does exactly that by converting it into a tablet, where everyone can collaborate and discuss the next big project.
The Predator Triton 900 might just be the portable desktop replacement you’re looking for. But it doesn’t come cheap price.
It will cost you a cool RM15,999 (US3855). So if power and portability is something you really need, this is it.
This Acer Predator Triton 900 transforms into four modes and it’s yours for RM15,999
Acer Malaysia is aiming to take the gaming industry by storm as they’ve debuted a slew of their latest Predator gaming notebooks and desktops though their largest and most powerful rig, the Predator Triton 900 took centre stage as it comes with a radical design that arguably makes it a full-fledged gaming convertible that can change into any of four different modes on demand.
Also launched alongside the Predator Triton 900 are refreshed variants of their popular Predator Helios 300 gaming notebook, the Nitro 5 and Nitro 7 gaming notebooks as well as a last minute surprise in the form of the Swift 7 ultraportable. All of the notebooks are available for immediate purchase though some subvariants will arrive in early August 2019.
Acer Predator Triton 900
The Acer Predator Triton 900 comes with what Acer calls an Ezel Aero Hinge that suspends the 17.3-inch 4K UHD IPS touchscreen display that allows it to prop itself up like a virtual easel for creatives, the usual notebook mode, a display mode and a stand mode if you’re aiming to share the display with your friends during a gaming session. The form factor is certainly novel indeed and pulling off requires precise tolerances, especially seeing the Triton 900’s unique Ezel Aero Hinges as the display was able to stay in position without it wobbling.
The rest of the hardware powering the Predator Triton 900 consists of the latest 9th gen Intel Core i7 processor, an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 graphics card with 8GB GDDR6 VRAM, 16GB GDDR4 RAM upgradeable to 32GB via 2 SODIMM slots, a 1TB (2 x 512GB) PCie NVME SSD in RAID o configuration. Keeping all this hardware cool are a pair of 4th generation Aeroblade 3D cooling fans which offer enhanced cooling over its predecessors. Rounding things off are an individually RGB backlit mechanical keyboard. The price for this magnificence? A cool RM15,999 backed by a 2-year local on-site and Accidental Damage/Theft warranty policy.
Predator Triton 900 Gaming Laptop – Alter Your Perception
Acer Predator Helios Triton 300 (2019)
Acer’s reliable gaming workhorse range are the mainstay of many pro gamers and the 2019 refresh comes with their familiar matte black and electric blue RGB livery albeit with a slightly slimmer 22.9 chassis that’s 3.8mm thinner than its 2018 predecessors.
For 2019, the Predator Helios Triton 300 consists of 3 variants in a variety of configurations. The hardware consists of either a 17.3-inch 144Hz Full HD or 15.6-inch 144Hz Full HD IPS display with slimmer side bezels, a full sized 4-zone RGB backlit keyboard, up to the latest 9th generation Intel Core i7 processors, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 GPUS, up to 16GB DDR4 RAM, up to a 256GB PCIe NVME SSD and their Waves Maxx Audio tuned speakers.
The cheapest variant retails for RM5,399 and comes with a 15.6-inch 144Hz 1080P display, a 9th Gen Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB GDDR4 RAM, a 256GB PCIe NVME SSD and an NVIDIA GeForce RTX2060 with 6GB GDDR5.
The midrange Predator Helios 300 costs RM6,199 and has similar hardware as the cheaper model save for an upgraded 9th Gen Intel Core i7 processor. The top of the line variant costs RM6,799 and comes with a large 17.3-inch 144Hz 1080p display, a 9th gen Intel Core i7 processor and 16GB DDR4 RAM with a similar GeFOrce RTX 2060 GPU with 6GB GDDR5 and a 256GB PCIe NVME SSD.
Acer Nitro 5 and Nitro 7 (2019)
Acer’s Nitro series are intended for casual gamers and sport very agreeable and sufficiently powerful hardware for mainstream gaming. The refreshed Acer Nitro 5 and Nitro 7 all come with 144Hz displays, up to 9th Gen Intel Core i7 processors, up to an NVIDIA GeForce GTX1660Ti GPU, up to two M.2 PCIe SSD slots and up to two DDR4 RAM SODIMM slots for up to 32GB total RAM and Acer’s CoolBoost tech to keep temperatures manageable.
The Acer Nitro 7 comes with a 15.6-inch 144Hz 1080P display with starting from RM4,899. The Acer Nitro 5 comes with either a 15.6-inch or 17.3-inch 144Hz display with for the latter starting from RM3,499 and the former at RM4,899.
Acer Swift 7
First seen at CES, the Acer Swift 7 is breathtakingly slim and svelte. The whole affair weighs just 890g, making it one of, if not the lightest 14-inch notebook of its kind in the market. The notebook itself is slimmer than a magazine and features enough hardware and endurance to get the job done for road warriors.
The 14-inch 1080P touchscreen display has super slim 4.27mm side bezels, a 100% SRGB and 72% NTSC colour gamut compliance, either an 8th generation Intel Core i5 or Intel Core i7 processor, 8GB RAM and a 256GB or 512GB PCIE NVME SSD. The Swift 7 with an Intel Core i5 variant in Starfield Black and a 256GB SSD retails for RM5,999 while the Intel Core i7 variant in Moonstone White with a 512GB SSD retails for RM 7,599.