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Acer reveals ultra thin gaming notebook with NASA technology
Thu, 1st Jun 2017
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Acer has launched its latest gaming notebook - the ultra thin Predator Triton 700.

The notebook is currently front and centre at Acer's stall within Computex 2017 in Taipei, flaunting its very slim design, latest graphics and processors with what it claims is industry-leading thermal technology.

So how does it run? Down to the nitty-gritty, the Predator Triton 700 houses the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 GPU and standard-voltage 7th Generation Intel Core processors all packaged in a svelte 18.9mm aluminium chassis, which Acer says is thanks to its AeroBlade 3D metal fans that increase airflow by up to 35 percent yet take up less space within the device.

Two NVMe PCIe SSDs in RAID 0 configuration and up to 32 GB of DDR4 2400 MHz memory helps the system run at peak performance.

According to Acer, the Predator Triton 700 utilises Max-Q, NVIDIA's innovative approach to designing the world's thinnest, fastest, and quietest gaming laptops.

Apparently, Max-Q is in fact an integral part of NASA's mission to launch a man into space and is defined as the point at which the aerodynamic stress on a rocket in atmospheric flight is maximised, thus the design of the rocket is precision-engineered around Max-Q.

Acer says NVIDIA have applied a similar philosophy to designing gaming laptops, enabling the company to build laptops that are thinner with more GPU performance of previous generation products.

The screen is 15.6” and offers a full HD IPS display supporting NVIDIA G-SYNC for buttery-smooth gameplay. The speakers are made up from Dolby Atoms surround sound and Acer TrueHarmony to deliver immersive audio with crisp, rich acoustics.

Connection-wise, the notebook comes with Killer DoubleShot networking and Thunderbolt 3 connectivity, providing speeds up to 40 Gbps and supports dual 4K video output.

The Predator Triton 700 also includes two USB 3.0 ports (featuring power-off USB charging), one USB 2.0 port, an HDMI 2.0 port, one DisplayPort connector and a Gigabit Ethernet port for those preferring a hard-wired connection.

And how does it look? The ultra thin Predator Triton 700 feature a black chassis and minimalist design, straight contours and angular front corners.

A large corning Gorilla Glass plate above the keyboard serves as a window into the notebooks cooling system, which is quite cool.

Last but not least is the mechanical keyboard, which features keys with a satisfying ‘click' and are RGB backlit with the ability to be individually programmed.