- Operating System: Windows 10
- Processor: Intel Core i7-7700HQ
- Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 1080 with Max-Q
- Memory: 32GB
- Storage: 512GB PCIe SSD RAID 0
- Dimensions: 17.78 x 393.7 x 266.7mm
- Weight: 2.4kg
- Overall aesthetics
- Bulky power brick
- Benchmark Results
- PCMark 10 Essentials: 7,973 points
- PCMark 10 Productivity: 5,055 points
- PCMark 10 Digital Content Creation: 3,821 points
- 3DMark TimeSpy: 5,561 points
- 3DMark Fire Strike Ultra: 4,031 points
Spearhead The Gaming World
Acer has been perfecting its lineup of notebooks throughout the years, especially its line of Predators laptops in recent months. Now, it seems it has a winner in the Acer Predator Triton 700, which is the culmination of its efforts.
The Triton 700 is powered by a seventh-generation Intel Core i7 processor, while also sporting up to 32GBs of DDR4 RAM, and two 512GB PCIe NVMe SSD’s running in RAID 0 configuration. But what makes it stand out over the competition is the graphics card used in this machine – the NVIDIA GTX 1080 GPU. Using the Max-Q design, Acer managed to retain up to 90 percent of the performance of a full fledge card kept it in a slim and light profile.
Sporting a 15.6 inch Full HD IPS display, one of the major plus points of the Triton 700 is that it is incredibly thin. At just 17.8mm in thickness and weighing in at 2.4kg, this gaming notebook is a gaming monster on the go. You rarely see notebooks with so much power in a size like this, but the Triton 700 is more than capable of replacing deckstops. In terms of performance, Triton 700 is an amazing gaming laptop.
Thanks to its CPU and GPU combination, we were able to play pretty much every game in the market at 1080p and at very high settings. Not making full use of all its power is a waste, so Acer also threw in a 120Hz refresh rate and NVIDIA G-SYNC for a smooth and blur-free gaming experience. The speakers are also quiet decent, combining Acer TrueHarmony and Dolby Atmos surround sound, which makes gaming and watching movies on the Triton enjoyable.
The Triton also comes with new AeroBlade 3D fans and five heat pipes, which do a great job of dissipating heat. In addition, one of the fans has a glass plate over it that doubles as the Precision Touchpad. The fan glows a light blue through the glass and it looks gorgeous. Finally, it has to be mentioned that the keyboard has great tactile response and the clicks are satisfying to listen to. The keys are also RGB backlit and can be individually programmed to your imagination.
CHIP CONCLUDE: The Acer Predator Triton is definitely a gaming notebook to look out for if you’re in the market of getting one, it has so much give and very little to take from you, other than your wallet.
(previously published in issue January 2018)