The Acer just announced updates to its Predator Triton 500 and Nitro 5 gaming laptops, which feature some of the latest hardware from Intel and Nvidia.
Acer Predator Triton 500
First up let’s take a look at the Acer Predator Triton 500, which is a beast of a gaming laptop in a remarkably thin form factor. The Predator Triton 500 has a 10th Gen Intel H-series processor and can be powered by either an Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Super or RTX 2070 Super with Max-Q Design. The power and efficiency balance from Max-Q allows it to still offer up to 7.5 hours of claimed battery life, which would be more than double what we saw from its predecessor in our tests.
The display is arguably the most compelling feature of the Predator Triton 500. It’s a 15.6-inch, 1080p panel with a 300Hz refresh rate, 3ms response time and Nvidia G-Sync. Acer claims it offers wide-angle views and displays 100% of the sRGB color gamut, which we’ll test in our full review. You can opt for up to 32GB of DDR4 memory and a 2TB NVMe Raid 0 SSD.
The Predator Triton 500 has roughly the same dimensions this time around at 0.7 inches thick, but it lost some weight, dropping to 4.63 pounds from its previous 4.8 pounds. The overall design remains reasonably subtle, but the keyboard now supports per-key RGB lighting.
Support for Wi-Fi 6 is a nice additional, as is a redesigned Acer Vortex Flow cooling system. The occasionally loud fan noise was one of our complaints with the previous model, so the claimed 33% thermal performance improvement is excellent news.