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Acer Predator Triton 900 $4000 gaming laptop

Acer Predator Triton 500 combines compact design with the Nvidia Ge Force RTX 2080 Max-Q Acer Predator Triton 500 combines compact design with the Nvidia Ge Force RTX 2080 Max-Q
Sherri Watson | 09 January, 2019, 13:55

Acer today announced two new gaming laptops at CES, the 17-inch $4,000 Predator Triton 900 with a convertible 4K display and the somewhat more affordable all-metal 15-inch $1,800 Triton 500. A six core 8th gen Intel Core i7, PCIe SSDs in RAID 0, and up to 32GB of memory ensure that everything will run as smoothly as possible.

Acer's new Predator Triton gaming laptops come in two configurations each, with the 900 to be released in March with price tags starting at $3,999 (€4,199) and the 500 in February priced at $1,799 (€1,999). You can also get a slightly cheaper variant with 16GB of RAM, 512GB of SSD storage, a 6GB RTX2060 graphics card and no G-Sync.

It also offers gamers "multiple gaming scenarios and better ergonomics", according to Acer marketing manager Belinda Marais.

While the Triton 900 will cater to a small market, consumers who want a traditional clamshell laptop solution can check out the Triton 500, which starts from $1,799. It remains to be seen how practical it would be to use the laptop as a Windows tablet, given the fact that it is 0.94 inches thick. The company designed an "Ezel Areo Hinge" that's attached to the 4K 17-inch display of the Triton 900.

It has 144Hz 1080p display with Nvidia G-Sync.

CES is upon us and it's raining gaming laptops.

It also includes an Xbox controller wireless receiver, so you can use your existing Xbox controllers to play PC games without needing to dig up the USB cable. Although it's barely one inch thick, the Predator Triton 900 looks a chunky piece of notebook hardware but its construction looks impressive.

Despite this thinner and compact chassis, Acer puts in extremely powerful components like 8th generation Intel Core i7 CPUs and the Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q.

Triton 500 starts at $1,799.99 and will be available in United States later this quarter.

And here's an interesting value-add: Later this year, Acer will publish a PredatorSense Mobile app that allows remote control of some of the laptop's functions: overclocking, fan speed, lighting profiles and audio.

The Acer Predator Triton 900 will be available in the USA and Europe in March, starting at $3,999 (€4,199, about AU$5,650).