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    Acer Predator Triton 500 review: A truly portable gaming powerhouse with 300Hz G-Sync

    I’ve examined quite a lot of gaming laptops over time, however the newly refreshed Acer Predator Triton 500 is the perfect one I’ve ever had the pleasure of taking part in on.

    For a few years, you can solely coax enthusiast-class efficiency out of mammoth gaming laptops that threatened to throw out your again whilst you carried them round in your bag. The introduction of Nvidia’s energy-efficient Max-Q expertise resulted in additional transportable play-worthy notebooks, however the really totable ones often topped out with graphics choices beneath the higher echelon of efficiency. Gaming on the go at all times required some form of compromise.

    No extra. The Acer Predator Triton 500 brings all of it, pairing a 6-core, 12-thread Intel Core i7-10750H processor with Nvidia’s potent new GeForce RTX 2080 Super graphics chip. All that energy one way or the other squeezes right into a elegant 4.6-pound aluminum chassis with a lightning-fast 300Hz G-Sync show that provides drop-dead attractive distinction ratios. Is it good? Not fairly. But sizzling rattling, I like it.

    Acer Predator Triton 500 specs and options

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    Acer despatched us the highest-end Triton 500 on provide, loaded with each function you can ask for. Acer’s site ostensibly lists it for $2,600, however at press time we might solely discover it accessible for $2,800 at B&H Photo. You get quite a lot of {hardware} for all these pennies.

    • CPU: Intel 10th-gen Core i7-10750H
    • Memory: 32GB DDR4/3200 in dual-channel mode
    • GPU: Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
    • Display: 15.6-inch, 300Hz, 1920×1080 IPS display with Nvidia G-Sync
    • Storage: 1TB Samsung NVMe SSD
    • Dimensions: 14.1 x 10 x 0.75 inches (with out the ft)
    • Weight: 4.6 kilos 

    There’s not way more you can ask for. The included Samsung NVMe SSD blazes alongside, however if you need even sooner speeds, there’s one other M.2 slot for growth, and Acer loaded the laptop computer with Intel software program able to get a dual-SSD setup buzzing in RAID 0.

    The storage and RAM are tough to entry, nevertheless. The Triton 500 makes use of an inverted motherboard design, which suggests you’ll must yank out ribbon cables and the whole motherboard to entry the growth slots. Fortunately, the inventory configuration comes with loads of firepower.

    Even the Internet is quick on this beast. The Acer Predator Triton 500 contains Killer’s AX1650 Wi-Fi 6 module and Killer DoubleShot Pro expertise. DoubleShot Pro lets the gaming-optimized 2.5 Gigabit ethernet port work along with the pocket book’s 802.11ac Wi-Fi, shifting extra necessary duties to the wired connection and fewer pressing duties to the wi-fi community. The Triton 500 additionally helps Bluetooth 5.

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    Left-edge ports.

    Acer included an ample port choice regardless of this gaming laptop computer’s comparatively small dimension. The Triton 500 comes with a trio of USB 3.0 ports, Thunderbolt 3, HDMI 2.0, Mini DisplayPort, headset and mic jacks, and the aforementioned ethernet port. It additionally features a Kensington lock slot for extra security-conscious varieties.

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