Acer’s Predator Triton 500 is a gaming laptop computer we’d really wish to carry round. Sure, we could look hungrily at a monster gaming laptop computer that’s almost as quick as a desktop gaming PC. But if you must take it with you, the period of skinny, mild and highly effective gaming laptops is a godsend.

This overview is a part of our ongoing roundup of the best gaming laptops. Go there for info on competing laptops and the way we examined them, and up-to-date shopping for recommendation. 

Adam Patrick Murray

The Acer Predator Triton 500 options an Eighth gen Core i7-8750H and Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 GPU, together with 16GB of dual-channel RAM and a 512GB NVMe M.2 SSD.

Acer Predator Triton 500 Specs

The Predator Triton 500 is likely one of the first gaming laptops we have examined with Nvidia’s RTX cell chip. Even although its CPU is “merely” Eighth-gen when Ninth-gen CPUs have just lately turn into out there, that GPU issues much more in relation to gaming. Here are the main points: 

  • CPU: Intel Eighth-gen Core i7-8750H
  • Memory: 16GB DDR4/2666 in dual-channel mode
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060
  • Display: 15.6-inch, 144Hz, 1920×1080 display
  • Storage: 512GB NVMe SSD
  • Dimensions: 14 x 10 x 0.75 inches (with out the ft)
  • Weight: 4.75 kilos, 5.9 kilos with AC adapter 

The Predator Triton 500’s dimension and weight put it within the thin-and-light gaming class. Granted, it’s virtually 12 ounces ounces heavier than, say, the unique MSI GS65 Stealth we reviewed. However, MSI has since beefed up the unique with newer parts, and the most recent model (which we’re nonetheless reviewing) weighs about 4.4 kilos.

Ports

The Predator Triton 500’s port choice is nice. The proper aspect options two USB-A ports, a miniDisplayPort, and a Thunderbolt 3 port. The miniDisplayPort is plumbed on to the GeForce RTX 2060, so though the Predator Triton 500’s panel doesn’t assist G-sync, you’ll be able to run an exterior G-sync panel.

Acer Predator Triton 500 Core i7-8750H GeForce RTX 2060 Adam Patrick Murray

You get two USB-A ports, a miniDisplayPort and Thunderbolt 3 on the correct aspect of the Predator Triton 500.

The proper aspect of the Predator provides you a full-size HDMI port, analog mic and headset jack, a 3rd USB-A port, a devoted charging port, plus ethernet with assist for two.5 Gigabit utilizing a Killer E3000 controller.

Acer Predator Triton 500 Core i7-8750H GeForce RTX 2060 Adam Patrick Murray

The again of the Predator Triton 500 is closely vented and options stunning anodized-blue cooling fins.

Keyboard and trackpad

The Triton 500’s keyboard makes no main gaffes, and we like that Acer went with full-size cursor keys reasonably than the compressed keys you discover on some laptops. The trackpad is pretty clean, though with a slight drag to its floor. To its credit score, nevertheless, it is accurately sized and correctly centered on the Y key. We’ve typically seen trackpads shifted an inch to the correct, which caries the chance of putting extra of your palm on the trackpad.

The solely actual stickler for some is that the keyboard has three-zone lighting reasonably than per-key lighting. For the worth Acer needs for this laptop computer, the competitors provides you per-key lighting.

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