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Acer’s new top tech gaming notebooks

14 Jan 2019

Acer has announced two new Windows 10 gaming notebooks, the Predator Triton 900, a 17-inch performance notebook featuring a slim design and convertible 4K display, and the Predator Triton 500, a 15-inch all-metal gaming powerhouse with a thickness of 17.9mm. 

Both gaming notebooks combine new, functional designs with powerful internals that rival gaming desktops.

“We are pushing the envelope on what a gaming notebook can be with designs that offer more uses while still packing in the computing power,” says Acer consumer notebooks, IT products business general manager. 

“The Predator Triton 900’s one-of-a-kind flipping screen allows for multiple gaming scenarios and better ergonomics, while the Triton 500 offers superb gaming performance in a slimmer, all-metal body for gamers on the go.”

The notebooks will also include some of the latest NVIDIA GPU technology.

“We’re excited that our new GeForce RTX 2080 GPU is helping Acer redefine gaming experiences on notebooks,” adds NVIDIA GeForce OEM general manager Kaustubh Sanghani. 

"With breakthrough technologies including real-time ray tracing and next-gen, and ultra-fast GDDR6 memory, gamers can confidently choose the Predator Triton 900 for a robust, feature-rich gaming platform.”

Intel’s processors will provide the power at the core of the products.

“8th Gen Intel Core H-series processors are designed as a complete platform that combines industry-leading notebook computing performance and technologies that are increasingly critical for premium gaming and content creation,” says Intel client computing vice president Chris Walker. 

“CPU performance is key to the best possible gaming experience, and the new Predator Triton gaming notebooks put this performance and robust platform on full display with innovative designs.”     

The Predator Triton 900 and 500 both feature Acer’s advanced cooling system that includes 4th Gen AeroBlade 3D metal fans that increase airflow by 45%, and Coolboost technology that keeps the notebooks cool during extended gaming sessions.

Available later this year, the PredatorSense mobile app will give control of the Predator PC from a smartphone. 

The app can control settings for overclocking, fan speeds, lighting, and audio modes.

Users can show active lighting profiles preset on the PC, or switch lighting profiles remotely. 

Additionally, users can view and set customised macro key sets for physical hotkeys.