Acer in the present day introduced two new gaming laptops at CES, the 17-inch $four,000 Predator Triton 900 with a convertible 4K show and the considerably extra inexpensive all-metal 15-inch $1,800 Triton 500. What units these laptops aside is, amongst a number of different fascinating options and a few fascinating design decisions, help for Nvidia’s new(ish) RTX 2080 GPUs, essentially the most highly effective graphics processors available on the market in the present day.
The Triton 900 options the RTX 2080 by default, whilst you’ll must shell out an additional $700 to get it on the Triton 500. In any other case, the specs are very a lot what you’d count on from a contemporary gaming laptop computer, with eighth era Intel i7 chips, 16GB of base reminiscence (with the choice of going as much as 32GB) and as much as a terabyte of NVMe-based storage.
The Triton 900’s flipping display screen is a little bit of a gimmick, nevertheless it doesn’t look dangerous and the corporate argues that it’ll enable for “a number of gaming eventualities and higher ergonomics.” I’m unsure ergonomics is prime of thoughts for many players who’re prepared to shell out $four,000 for a laptop computer, however it will possibly’t harm both. The 4K show is a touchscreen, too, which may make it fascinating as a extra high-end moveable workstation for artistic work. In the event you’re a gamer, although, you’ll doubtless be extra excited in regards to the built-in Xbox wi-fi receiver and audio by Waves, which provides head monitoring to supply you a extra lifelike 3D audio expertise
Unsurprisingly, the Triton 500 is the extra “smart” possibility right here, with a extra palatable beginning value, slim design (it’s zero.7 inches thick and weighs in at four.6 lbs) and the promise of eight hours of battery life. You solely get a full HD show, although, with even the bottom mannequin comes with an RTX 2060 card, which isn’t any slouch both and may simply have the ability to allow you to play and trendy recreation at its most graphics settings in HD.