Back in January, Acer surprised the gaming community when it unveiled its behemoth of a gaming laptop during the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. At the time, the computer maker did not elaborate much on the details of the machine especially its price. A few weeks later, it was reported that the blazing fast machine would cost anyone somewhere around $9,000. While the price maybe a deterrent, Acer then moved on and developed a cheaper version of the laptop, the Acer Predator Triton 700.
On the face of it, the new Acer Predator Triton 700 has taken much of the performance gains seen on the original Acer Predator. However, Acer deemed it an better to not give the Triton a massive screen. Instead, the company settled for a 15.6-inch matte IPS with full HD resolution.
To keep the cost down, the Acer Predator Triton only equips a single NVIDIA GeForce GTX 10 series graphics card instead of two. However, it does sport the latest generation Intel Kaby Lake chip.
In terms of storage and memory, this is where Acer did not skimp at all. Instead of the usual spinning platter or SSD-type drive, the new gaming laptop has two NVMe storage drives. Meanwhile, it can carry as much as 32GB of DDR4 RAM running at 2,400MHz.
On the aesthetics, the blue-lit low-profile mechanical keyboard is more of a welcomed change. While the high-profile version of the same keyboard is the predominant choice with most gamers, the slimmed down version makes for less bulk and a lighter build.
One quirky feature of the Acer Predator Triton 700 is the top-mounted Gorilla Glass-covered trackpad. Because it’s been moved to the top of the keyboard, access to it can be quite weird during normal uses. However, on gaming mode, it does not cause distractions as users will have full unencumbered access to the keyboard.
Overall, the Acer Predator Triton 700 is one mean machine. Granted, it does not compare to the Predator 21X’x giant display as well as dual graphics card. But for $3,000, gamers will grab this one rather than the $9,000 counterpart. For more updates on the Acer Predator Triton 700, be sure to check us out at TheBitbag.