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Acer on Tuesday unveiled its refreshed Predator Triton 300, Predator Helios 300, and the Nitro 5 gaming laptops with the newly launched 11th-generation Intel Core H-series processors and Nvidia GeForce RTX 30-series GPUs. The presence of the new Intel Core processors enable faster computing out-of-the-box. The new Acer laptops also carry other updates, including improvements to the displays, to deliver an upgraded experience. Additionally, you'll get the latest Wi-Fi 6E and Thunderbolt 4 connectivity as well as features such as a 3D fan and a proprietary thermal management system. Acer has interestingly brought its new Predator Triton 300, Predator Helios 300, and Nitro 5 models nearly four months after their last upgrades.

Acer Predator Triton 300, Acer Predator Helios 300, Acer Nitro 5 price

Acer Predator Triton 300 (PT315-53) price starts at $1,699 (roughly Rs. 1,24,800)/ EUR 1,499 (roughly Rs. 1,33,900). The laptop will go on sale in the US from July, though its availability is set for June in the Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) region. The next in the series is Acer Nitro 5 (AN515-57) 15-inch model that is priced at $1,099 (roughly Rs. 80,700)/ EUR 999 (roughly Rs. 89,300). The 17-inch Acer Nitro 5 (AN517-54), on the other hand, comes at $1,299 (roughly Rs. 95,400)/ EUR 1,299 (roughly Rs. 1,16,100). Both new Acer Nitro models will go on sale in the US, EMEA, and China from June. Details about the pricing and availability of Acer Predator Helios 300 are yet to be announced.

Acer Predator Triton 300 (PT315-53) specifications

Acer Predator Triton 300 (PT315-53) offers an all-metal chassis and features 165Hz QHD and 360Hz full-HD display options both in 15.6-inch sizes. The laptop also comes with a 19.9mm thick build that carries the company's 5th-generation AeroBlade 3D fan, resulting in 55 percent better airflow than a regular plastic fan. To help gamers speed up their performance, there is a backlit 4-zone RGB keyboard, along with coloured WASD and aero key caps. It also includes DTS X:Ultra audio to deliver a 360-degree surround sound via headphones and speakers.

Acer has provided the 11th-generation Intel Core H-series processors with a maximum clock speed of 4.6GHz, along with up to an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Series Laptop GPU and up to 32GB of DDR4 RAM. The machine also has Intel Killer E2600G Ethernet, Intel Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650i, and Control Center 2.0 for less latency and a range of I/O options, such as HDMI 2.1, a pair of USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports, one USB 3.2 Gen 2 port, Mini DisplayPort 1.4, and a USB Type-C (Thunderbolt 4).

Acer Predator Helios 300 specifications

Acer Predator Helios 300 comes in 15.6- and 17-inch sizes and offers 360Hz full-HD and 165Hz QHD display options. The laptop is powered by up to latest 11th-generation Intel Core H-series processors, along with Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 GPU and up to 32GB of DDR4 RAM. The new silicon is supported by Acer's 5th-generation AeroBlade 3D fan. The 17-inch model additionally includes the company's Vortex Flow Design concept that is claimed to generate aerodynamic flows to enhance cooling on the CPU and GPU alongside maintaining the chassis' temperature.

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Acer Predator Helios 300 comes in 360Hz full-HD and 165Hz QHD display options
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Similar to the new Predator Triton 300, the latest Acer Predator Helios 300 comes with a gaming keyboard that has four RGB zones and see-through concave-shaped caps on the WASD keys.

The new Acer Predator Helios 300 also includes Intel Killer E2600 ethernet controller, Intel Killer Wi-FI 6 AX1650i, and Control Center 2.0, as well as DTS:X Ultra. You'll also get USB 3.2 ports, including the Thunderbolt 4 USB-C with support for DisplayPort functionality and power delivery, and an HDMI 2.1 port. Further, there is 2TB HDD storage.

Acer Nitro 5 (AN515-57)/ (AN517-54) specifications

Acer Nitro 5 (AN515-57) comes in a 15.6-inch size, while the Nitro 5 (AN517-54) has a 17.3-inch size. Both versions feature a QHD IPS display with up to 165Hz refresh rate, 3ms response time, and 80 percent screen-to-body ratio. The laptop also has up to 11th-generation Intel Core-H series processor, along with an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 series GPU and 32GB of DDR4 RAM. Further, the laptop includes a pair of M.2 PCIe/ SATA SSDs slots to support up to 1TB Raid 0 SSD or 2TB HDD.

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Acer Nitro 5 offers a QHD display with up to 165Hz refresh rate
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Acer has provided its Coolboost technology along with dual fans on the new Nitro 5 that is claimed to offer up to 10 percent improved fan speed and a nine percent increase in CPU/ GPU cooling when compared to auto mode. The laptop also comes with a dedicated NitroSense key that lets users monitor the system performance and select from the preset cooling modes.

The new Acer Nitro 5 also has the keyboard with four-zone RGB lights and 1.6mm travel. In terms of connectivity, there are options such as an RJ45, HDMI 2.1, USB 3.2 Gen 2, and two USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports, as well as a USB Type-C (Thunderbolt 4) port.


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Acer Predator Helios 300 gaming laptop has been refreshed in India with the latest Intel Core H-series processor. The laptop comes with the latest Nvidia GeForce RTX 30 series GPUs and uses Acer's Vortex Flow cooling design to keep thermals in check. It features a high refresh rate display that is ideal for gaming and has four-zone RGB lighting. Acer Predator Helios 300 also comes with Wi-Fi 6 connectivity and DTS: X Ultra for a surround sound experience.

Acer Predator Helios 300 price in India, availability

Acer Predator Helios 300 starts at Rs. 1,29,999 and is available for purchase via Acer Online Store, Flipkart, Acer Exclusive stores, and other authorised retail stores.

Acer is also offering complimentary Xbox Game Pass subscription upon purchasing the laptop. The company informed Gadgets 360 that this is a one month free subscription to the service. There are also six-month no-cost EMI options available on HDFC, ICICI, and Axis Bank cards.

Acer Predator Helios 300 specifications, features

Acer Predator Helios 300 comes with Windows 10 pre-installed. It features a 15.6-inch QHD (2,560x1,440 pixels), 300nits peak brightness, 165Hz refresh rate, 3ms response time in Overdrive, and 100 percent DCI-P3 coverage. There is also a full-HD model with 360Hz refresh rate. Under the hood, Acer Predator Helios 300 is powered by an 11th Generation Intel Core i7-11800H processor, paired with up to an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 GPU. It comes with 16GB of DDR4 RAM and 1TB of PCIe Gen4 NVMe storage.

Audio is handled by stereo speakers and there is a 720p webcam at the top of the display. For connectivity, Acer Predator Helios 300 comes with Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX 1650i, Bluetooth v5.1, HDMI port, one USB 3.2 Gen 1 port, one USB Type-C Thunderbolt 4 port, and a USB 3.2 Gen 2 port with power-off charging. There is an Ethernet jack as well. Acer Predator Helios 300 is backed by a 59Whr battery that is said to last up to six hours. The touchpad supports gestures and the keyboard has four-zone RGB lighting. In terms of dimensions, the gaming laptop measures 255x363x22.9mm and weighs 2.3kg.


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Acer Predator Helios 300 - 15.6" - Intel Core i7-10750H - NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU - 16 GB DDR4 - 512 GB SSD - Windows 10 Home - Gaming Laptop (PH315-53-78XB)

Pros: -Amazing packaging out of the box! -Easy setup and not a ton of bloatware -Great specs and features! -Good for gaming and great for streaming (using OBS at 60fps, best at 30fps)

Cons: -Heats up pretty quickly: fan is pretty loud even with a laptop cooler under it -Nearly impossible to upgrade hardware: the bezel is harder than ever to perform upgrades on and you WILL damage the side covers trying to slide them off. I wanted to add an additional 1TB M.2 SSD plus up the RAM to 32GB, but could not.

Overall Review: Prior to this I owned an ASUS gaming laptop that had an 11th gen i7 but only at 4 cores. It was not enough to stream and play games let alone browse at the same time without the entire unit freezing up. On this ACER Predator Helios 300, with 6 cores on a 10th gen i7, not only can you comfortably stream while playing games but you can also simultaneously browse on an additional monitor without issue (unless you're sensitive to noise). The fans will begin kicking in shortly after starting up any game and will stay that way even with a laptop cooling pad. There's not much material available online or youtube in regards to servicing this laptop. I had issues attempting to upgrade the hardware specs and stopped when I was unable to pry apart the bottom cover and side bezels. Overall I'm happy with the performance as I usually bring my laptop with me on the road for work.

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Acer Predator

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Predator Gaming is a gamer-focused brand and line of computer hardware owned by Acer. In 2008, Acer introduced itself in the gaming computer market with a line of desktop computers: the Acer Aspire Predator series, later renamed as Acer Predator. The series is characterized by the futuristic computer chassis and high performance. In 2016, a complete range of Predator desktops, gaming laptops, tablets and accessories exists.[1]

The range competes with Lenovo's Legion, Dell's G series and Alienware subsidiary, HP's Omen and Asus ROG series.[citation needed]

Laptops[edit]

Specifications[edit]

Model CPU RAM Graphics Storage Price (USD) USB Screen
Part Number Model Cores GHz Size (in) IPS
Helios 700 PH717-71-75RXNH.Q4YAA.002i7-9750H 6 2.6 16 GB RTX 2080 8 GB 512 SSD 2500 5 17,3
Helios 500 PH517-51-98Y7PH517-51-98Y7i9-8950HK 8 2.9 16 GB GTX 1070 8 GB 2 TB + 512 SSD 2500 4 17,3
PH517-51-79E8NH.Q3NAA.006i7-8750H 6 2.2 16 GB GTX 1070 8 GB 1 TB + 512 SSD 2650 17,3
PH517-51-72NUNH.Q3NAA.003i7-8750H 6 2.2 16 GB GTX 1070 8 GB 1 TB + 256 SSD 2000 4 17,3
PH517-61-R0GXNH.Q3GAA.0017-2700 8 3.2 16 GB Vega 56 8 GB 256 SSD 2000 3 17,3
Helios 300

Special Edition

PH315-51-757ANH.Q4HAA.001i7-8750H 6 2,2 16 GB GTX 1060 6 GB 256 SSD 1400 4 15,6
Helios 300 PH317-52-77A4NH.Q3DAA.001i7-8750H 6 2,2 16 GB GTX 1060 6 GB 1 TB + 256 SSD 1500 4 17,3 x
PH315-51-78NPNH.Q3FAA.001i7-8750H 6 2,2 16 GB GTX 1060 6 GB 256 SSD 1300 4 15,6 x
PH315-51-74V4PH315-51-74V4i7-8750H 6 2,2 16 GB GTX 1060 6 GB 1 TB + 256 SSD 1500 4 15,6 x
PH317-52-78ZLNH.Q3DAA.002i7-8750H 6 2,2 16 GB GTX 1060 6 GB 1 TB + 256 SSD 1500 4 17,3 x
PH317-52-74KRNH.Q3DAA.005i7-8750H 6 2,2 16 GB GTX 1060 6 GB 512 SSD 1400 4 17,3 x
PH315-51-785ANH.Q3FAA.006i7-8750H 6 2,2 16 GB GTX 1060 6 GB 512 SSD 1400 4 15,6 x
PH315-51-71FSNH.Q3FAA.007i7-8750H 6 2,2 8 GB GTX 1060 6 GB 1 TB 1300 4 15,6 x
PH317-52-74VYNH.Q3EAA.001i7-8750H 6 2,2 12 GB GTX 1050 Ti 4 gb 1 TB + 128 SSD 1600 17,3
PH315-51-73SONH.Q3FAA.001i7-8750H 6 2,2 16 GB GTX 1060 6 GB 1 TB + 256 SSD 1900 4 15,6
Helios 300 PH315-51-56KXNH.Q3FAA.003i5-8300H 4 2,3 8 GB GTX 1060 6 GB 256 SSD 1100 4 15,6
PH317-53-57MWNH.Q5PSI.007i5-9300H 4 2.4 16 GB GTX 1660-Ti 6 GB 1TB + 256 SSD 1100 3 17,3
G3-572-72YFNH.Q2BAA.003i7-7700HQ 4 2,8 16 GB GTX 1060 6 GB 1 TB + 256 SSD 1400 4 15,6 x
PH317-51-7578NH.Q29AA.003i7-7700HQ 4 2,8 16 GB GTX 1060 6 GB 1 TB + 128 SSD 1400 4 17,3
G3-572-7526NH.Q2BAA.007i7-7700HQ 4 2,8 16 GB GTX 1060 6 GB 1 TB + 256 SSD 1400 4 15,6 x
G3-571-77KBNH.Q28AA.005i7-7700HQ 4 2,8 8 GB GTX 1060 6 GB 1 TB 1000 4 15,6
G3-571-73H3NH.Q28AA.006i7-7700HQ 4 2,8 8 GB GTX 1060 6 GB 256 SSD 1000 4 15,6
PH317-51-787BNH.Q29AA.002i7-7700HQ 4 2,8 16 GB GTX 1060 6 GB 1 TB + 256 SSD 1900 4 17,3
Triton 900 PT917-71-78FCNH.Q4VAA.004i7-9750H 6 2,6 32 GB RTX 2080 8GB 1 TB SSD 4300 3 17,3
PT917-71-969CcNH.Q4VAA.005i9-9980HK 8 2,4 32 GB RTX 2080 8 GB 1TB SSD 4800 3 17,3 x
Triton 700 PT715-51-761MNH.Q2KAA.001i7-7700HQ 4 2,8 16 GB GTX 1060 6 GB 512 SSD 2800 15,6
Triton 500 PT515-51-765UNH.Q4WAA.002i7-8750H 6 2,2 32 GB RTX 2080 8GB 1 TB SSD 3000 4 15,6 x
PT515-51-73DSNH.Q50EU.019i7-9750H 6 2.2 16 GB RTX 2060 6 GB 512 SSD 2000 4 15.6 x
17 X GX-792-77BLNH.Q1FAA.001i7-7820HK 4 2,9 32 GB GTX 1080 8 GB 1 TB + 512 SSD 3000 5 17,3
GX-792-7448NH.Q1EAA.003i7-7700HQ 4 2,8 16 GB GTX 1080 8 GB 1 TB + 256 SSD 2500 5 17,3
17 G9-793-79V5NH.Q1TAA.001i7-7700HQ 4 2,8 16 GB GTX 1070 8 GB 1 TB + 256 SSD 2000 5 17,3
G9-793-74VGNH.Q17SA.007i7-6700HQ 4 2,8 16 GB GTX 1070 8 GB 1 TB + 256 SSD 1500 5 17.3
G5-793-79SGNH.Q1XAA.003i7-7700HQ 4 2,8 16 GB GTX 1060 6 GB 1 TB HDD 1300 5 17,3
15 G9-593-71EHNH.Q1ZAA.001i7-7700HQ 4 2,8 16 GB GTX 1070 8 GB 1 TB + 256 SSD 2000 5 15,6
G9-593-77WFNH.Q16AA.001i7-6700HQ 4 2,6 16 GB GTX 1070 8 GB 1 TB + 256 SSD 2000 5 15,6

Predator Helios 300[edit]

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DeveloperAcer
ManufacturerAcer
TypeGaming PC
Release date2018
Operating systemWindows 10
CPU8th Gen Intel Core i7+
Memory16 GB
Storage1 TB HDD, 256 GB SSD
Display15.6", 17" Full HD IPS
GraphicsGPU1 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060
SoundTwo speakers
Input1 HDMI port
2 USB 2.0 ports
1 USB 3.0 port
1 USB 3.1 Gen 1 port
RJ-45
CameraYes
TouchpadTouchPad
Power180 W
Mass6.61 lb
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Predator Helios 300 Special Edition[edit]

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DeveloperAcer
TypeGaming PC
Release date2018
Introductory price$1399.99
Operating systemWindows 10
CPUIntel Core i7-8750H Hexa-core 2.20 GHz
Memory16 GB, DDR4 SDRAM
Storage256 GB SSD
Display15.6" Full HD (1920 x 1080) 16:9 IPS
GraphicsNVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 with 6 GB Dedicated Memory
SoundTwo speakers
Input1 HDMI port
2 USB 2.0 ports
1 USB 3.0 port
1 USB 3.1 Gen 1 port
RJ-45
CameraYes
TouchpadTouchPad
Power180 W
Mass5.95 lb
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Predator Helios 500[edit]

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DeveloperAcer
TypeGaming PC
Release date2018
Introductory price$2499.99
Operating systemWindows 10
CPUIntel Core i9-8950HK Hexa-core 2.90 GHz
Memory16 GB, DDR4 SDRAM
Storage2 TB HDD, 512 GB SSD
Display17.3" Full HD (1920 x 1080) 16:9 IPS
GraphicsNVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 with 8 GB Dedicated Memory
SoundTwo speakers
Input1 HDMI port
3 USB 3.0 ports
RJ-45
3 Thunderbolt ports
1 DisplayPort
CameraYes
TouchpadTouchPad
Power180 W
Mass5.95 lb
WebsiteAcer Predator Helios 300 Special Edition

Predator Triton 500[edit]

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DeveloperAcer
ManufacturerAcer
TypeGaming PC
Release date2018
Introductory price$2499.99
Operating systemWindows 10
CPUIntel Core i5 or i7
Memory8GB
Storage1TB
Display15.6"
Full HD (1920 x 1080) resolution
GraphicsNVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080
SoundTwo speakers
Input1 HDMI
3 USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports
RJ-45
1 Thunderbolt
1 DisplayPort
CameraYes
TouchpadTouchPad
Power3-cell non-removable Li-Ion battery
Mass4.41 lb
WebsiteAcer Predator Triton 500

Predator Triton 700[edit]

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DeveloperAcer
TypeGaming PC
Release date2018
Introductory price$2999.99
Operating systemWindows 10
CPUIntel Core i7-7700HQ Quad-core 2.80 GHz
Memory32 GB, DDR4 SDRAM
Storage512 GB SSD
Display15.6" Full HD (1920 x 1080) 16:9 IPS
GraphicsNVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 with 8 GB Dedicated Memory
SoundTwo speakers
Input1 HDMI
1 USB 2.0 port
3 USB 3.0 ports
RJ-45
1 Thunderbolt
1 DisplayPort
CameraYes
TouchpadTouchPad
Power3-cell non-removable Li-Ion battery
Mass5.29 lb (2.40 kg)
WebsiteAcer Predator Triton 700

Predator Triton 900[edit]

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DeveloperAcer
Type2-in-1 Gaming PC
Release date2019
Operating systemWindows 10
CPUIntel Core i7-7700HQ Quad-core 2.80 GHz
Memory32GB DDR4
Storage1TB
Display17.3" Full HD
GraphicsNVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 GPU
SoundTwo speakers
Input1 HDMI
1 USB 2.0 port
1 USB 3.0 port
RJ-45
1 Thunderbolt
1 DisplayPort
CameraYes
TouchpadTouchPad
Power3-cell non-removable Li-Ion battery
WebsiteAcer Predator Triton 900

Predator 21 X[edit]

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DeveloperAcer
TypeLaptop
Release date2017
Units sold300
Operating systemWindows 10
CPUIntel Core i7-7820HK Quad-core 2.9GHz unlocked
Memory64GB DDR4 SDRAM
Storage4x 512 GB SSDs in RAID 0 (two slots in NVMe) + 1x 2.5-inch SATA III 7200 RPM HDD
Display21" 2560 x 1080 120Hz curved G-Sync IPS
GraphicsTwo NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 8GB in SLI
SoundSix speakers (two tweeters, two midrange, two subwoofers)
InputHDMI, DisplayPort, 4 USB 3.0 ports, a USB-C/Thunderbolt 3 port, Ethernet RJ 45, 3.5mm audio jack, 3.5mm microphone jack, SD card reader
CameraYes with additional cameras for tobii eye tracking
TouchpadTouchPad
Power8-cell non-removable Li-Ion battery, two separate 330W power bricks
Dimensions568 mm x 314.5 mm x 68.8 - 83.25 mm
Mass8.5 kg

Desktops[edit]

Acer Aspire Predator AG7750

Specifications[edit]

Model CPU RAM Graphics Storage MSRP (USD)
Model Model Number Part Number Model Cores
(Threads)
Base
Freq.
Turbo
Freq.
SSD HDD
Predator Orion 9000
PO9-900-I9K2080Ti UD.P02AA.059 i9-7980XE 18(36) 2.60 GHz 4.20 GHz 64 GB DDR4 GeForce RTX 2080Ti 11 GB GDDR6 512 GB 2 TB $6999.99
P09-600-8700K2080Ti UD.P02AA.05A i7-8700K 6(12) 3.7 GHz 4.7 GHz 32 GB DDR4 GeForce RTX 2080Ti 11 GB GDDR6 256 GB 2 TB $3799.99
PO9-900-I9KHCFF UD.P01AA.917 i9-7980XE 18(36) 2.60 GHz 4.20 GHz 128 GB DDR4 Dual GeForce GTX 1080Ti 11 GB GDDR5X 512 GB 2 TB
PO9-600-I7KDCE UD.P01AA.918 i7-8700K 6(12) 3.7 GHz 4.7 GHz 16 GB DDR4 GeForce GTX 1080Ti 11 GB GDDR5X 256 GB 2 TB
PO9-600-I7KFCF1080TI UD.P01AA.919 i7-8700K 6(12) 3.7 GHz 4.7 GHz 32 GB DDR4 GeForce GTX 1080Ti 11 GB GDDR5X 512 GB 2 TB
Predator Orion 5000
P05-610-UR14 DG.E0QAA.004 i7-8700K 6(12) 3.7 GHz 4.7 GHz 16 GB DDR4 GeForce GTX 1080 8 GB GDDR5X 512 GB None $2099.99
P05-610-UR13 DG.E0QAA.003 i7-8700K 6(12) 3.7 GHz 4.7 GHz 16 GB DDR4 GeForce GTX 1070 8 GB GDDR5 512 GB None $1999.99
P05-610-UR12 DG.E0QAA.002 i7-8600K 6(6) 3.6 GHz 4.3 GHz 16 GB DDR4 GeForce GTX 1070 8 GB GDDR5 512 GB None
P05-610-UR11 DG.E0QAA.001 i7-8600K 6(6) 3.6 GHz 4.3 GHz 16 GB DDR4 GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB GDDR5 256 GB None
Predator Orion 3000
PO3-600-UR20 UD.P02AA.057 i7-9700K 8(8) 3.6 GHz 4.9 GHz 16 GB DDR4 GeForce RTX 2080 8 GB GDDR6 256 GB 1 TB $2299.99
PO3-600-UD14 DG.E1BAA.005 i7-8700 6(12) 3.2 GHz 4.6 GHz 16 GB DDR4 GeForce RTX 2060 6 GB GDDR6 256 GB 2 TB $1899.99
PO3-600-UD15 DG.E1BAA.006 i5-9400F 6(6) 2.9 GHz 4.1 GHz 8 GB DDR4 GeForce RTX 2060 6 GB GDDR6 256 GB 1 TB $1599.99
PO3-600-UR1C DG.E1BAA.011 i7-9700 8(8) 3.0 GHz 4.7 GHz 16 GB DDR4 GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6 GB GDDR6 512 GB 1 TB $1299.99
PO3-600-UR1A DG.E1BAA.008 i5-9400F 6(6) 2.9 GHz 4.1 GHz 8 GB DDR4 GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6 GB GDDR6 256 GB 1 TB $999.99
PO3-600-UR13 DG.E11AA.004 i7-8700K 6(12) 3.7 GHz 4.7 GHz 16GB DDR4 GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB GDDR5 256 GB 1 TB $899.99
PO3-600-UR18 DG.E11AA.012 i5-8400 6(6) 2.8 GHz 4.0GHz 8GB DDR4 +
16 GB Optane
GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB GDDR5 None 1 TB $899.99
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Monitors[edit]

Specifications[edit]

Name Model Number Part Number Size Resolution Aspect Ratio Technology I/ONvidia G-SyncRefresh Rate Color Supported Contrast Ratio Brightness Image
Panel Backlight Standard Overclock
Predator X35 X35 BMIPHZX UM.CX0AA.004 35" 3440 x 1440 pixel21:9 ? LED 1x USB1x HDMI 1x DPYes 180 Hz 200 Hz 1.07 Billion (10-Bit) 2500:1 1000 Nit
Predator X34 X34[8]UM.CX1AA.A0134" 3440 x 1440 pixel 21:9 IPS LED 1x HDMI

1x DP

Yes 60 Hz 100 Hz 1.07 Billion (10-bit) ? 300 Nit Снимка1511.jpg
Predator Z35 Z35[9]UM.CZ0AA.00135" 2560 x 1080 pixel 21:9 PVALED 1x HDMI

1x DP

Yes 144 Hz 200 Hz 16.7 Million (8-bit) 3000:1 300 Nit
Z35P[10]UM.CZ1AA.P0135" 3440 x 1440 pixel 21:9 PVALED 1x HDMI

1x DP

Yes 100 Hz 120 Hz 16.7 Million (8-bit) 2500:1 300 Nit
Predator XB2 XB252Q[11]UM.KX2AA.00124.5" 1920 x 1080 pixel 16:9 TN Film? 1xHDMI

1x DP

Yes 240 Hz N/A 16.7 Million (8-bit) 1000:1 400 Nit
Predator XB1 XB321HK BMIPHZ UM.JX1AA.00132" 3840 x 2160 pixel ? IPS ? ? ? ? ? ? ? 350 Nit
Predator Z1 Z271T UM.HZ1AA.T02? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
? Z271T UM.HZ1AA.T01? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?

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Acer Predator Triton 300 SE Review - It SHOULD be Better
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Intel heralded the arrival of the "ultraportable gaming laptop" at CES 2021, rolling out a trio of low-power 11th-gen H series processors intended for systems prioritizing portability and battery life above raw performance, promising workday-long battery life and thin, businesslike designs. 

The $1,400 Acer Predator Triton 300 SE uses the Intel Core i7-11375H, a "special edition" -- "SE," get it? -- of its 35-watt i7-11370H sibling. It supports Intel Turbo Boost 3.0, which potentially allows the CPU to attain a peak single-core frequency of 5GHz compared to 4.8GHz for the not-so-special part. That's all great on paper, but ultimately, while it's a solid Triton gaming laptop with nicer looks than the rest of its family, you don't gain any noticeable advantages from the special CPU.

While it definitely has a sleeker, more businesslike design than the more powerful models, it's not nearly as bizzy as, say, the 13-inch Asus ROG Flow X13 two-in-one or Razer Blade Stealth 13. It's not nearly as "ultraportable" either -- while the performance of the smaller models lags the Triton, they will more than likely also get upgraded to 11th-gen CPUs and the new GeForce RTX 3050 that was just announced, so it's just a matter of time. 

Like

  • Relatively light
  • Can open 180 degrees
  • Some nice design touches

Don't Like

  • Doesn't use Nvidia Advanced Optimus
  • Single-channel memory
  • Can't change performance modes unless there's at least 40% battery and it's plugged in

The Predator Triton line sits in the enthusiast middle of Acer's gaming laptops, between the entry-level Nitro series and the more aggressively game-focused Helios models. So it makes sense that the Triton line would be Acer's choice for the quad-core, low-power CPU.

Acer's offering only a single model of the $1,400 Triton 300 SE (approximately £1,290 or AU$2,340 if you convert from euros). It comes with 16GB RAM (upgradeable to 24GB), a GeForce RTX 3060 Max-Q graphics processor, a 512GB SSD and a 144Hz 14-inch 1080p display with a 100% Adobe RGB color gamut. It includes many of the 11th-gen perks, including a USB-C and Thunderbolt 4 connector and Intel Iris Xe integrated graphics. There's also a full-size HDMI 2.1 connection. But it's missing some features as well, such as Wi-Fi 6E. 

Acer Predator Triton 300 SE

Price as reviewed $1,400, £1,290 (approx.)
Display size/resolution 14-inch 1,920x1,080 pixels, 144Hz 100% Adobe RGB
PC CPU Intel Core i7-11375H
PC Memory 16GB 3,200MHz DDR4
Graphics Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 Max-Q, Intel Iris Xe (96 execution units)
Storage 512GB SSD
Ports 1x USB-C/Thunderbolt 4, 2x USB-A, 1x HDMI 2.1, audio combo jack
Networking Intel Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650 (802.11ax), Bluetooth 5.1
Operating system Microsoft Windows Home (2H20)
Weight 3.8lbs (1.7kg)

The configuration is pretty much the only one it could offer. Strip it down more and it makes less sense, bump it up and it probably wouldn't fit into the power or thermal requirements of the design. To me, the SE model seems like a trial balloon to see if there's a market for a laptop built around the i7-11375H and other low-core-count 35w CPUs.

The newest non-SE Triton 300 models slated to ship in July don't have the SE's pretty silver finish. They have the same 15-inch black chassis as the models from earlier this year, with much better gaming specs that include up to the new eight-core 11th-gen i7 CPUs, GeForce RTX 3070 and 32GB RAM, with 360Hz 1080p or 165Hz QHD displays. Those start at $1,699. There's also a new 17-inch model coming in July.

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Though it doesn't look much like a Razer at first glance, the Triton 300 SE has the same thick, uniform, slab-like shape of one, albeit with far more detailing, such as extensive vents and surface colors and textures. Those include a brushed silver lid and accents that switch between blue and red depending upon the viewing angle and lighting. 

I like the way the bottom screen bezel turns the reflection of the keyboard backlight into an abstract rainbow. The screen can tilt back flat; even if you never plan to use it at such an oblique angle, it still means it can tilt back far enough to accommodate most situations, such as (ahem) lying in bed with the laptop perched against your bent knees.

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The keyboard is decent for both typing and gaming, with good travel and a mechanical-sounding click. There are dedicated Turbo and PredatorSense buttons, with media keys down the right side, and a touchpad disable function key for gaming. It lacks per-key RGB lighting, but has three zones to configure and the backlight shines brightly through the keycaps.

Nothing about the 720p webcam stands out -- it's the usual ho-hum camera you find on so many midrange laptops -- and it lacks an IR camera for use with Windows Hello login. There is a fingerprint reader on the smallish touchpad, though.

Does the low-power CPU matter?

The laptop has four performance modes: quiet, default, extreme and turbo. Turbo cranks it up to the most power, overclocking both the CPU and GPU and spinning the fans up to a jet engine. But it doesn't seem to push performance significantly beyond the standard mode, which automatically adjusts (within a cap) clock frequencies and power consumption. 

Generally, the laptop's performance is solid. Given the positioning of the CPU, you'd expect it to be all about battery life, but at 7 to 8 hours on default balanced settings, it's hardly outstanding. You can extend it to 9 or 10 hours by dialing back the settings to maximize battery life, and it can certainly handle a full workday, but that's not atypical for mainstream gaming laptops anymore. 

The CPU has only four cores compared with eight in the 11th-gen H series i7 and even the six-core i5 -- Intel had to drop some cores to fit the chip into a smaller space. There's always some tradeoff for laptop shrinkage. The Turbo Boost-enabled 5GHz single-core speed isn't much of a selling point either. I couldn't get a single core to hit more than 4.3GHz. I think the system's performance is hampered by limitations like the single-channel memory. It's just not worth sacrificing the cores from a six-core, 35-watt part like a Core i5.

It's decent for unplugged gaming, another selling point, provided it's not something that needs to push the system to the max for good frame rates. For instance, Hades repeatedly slaughtered me at more than 100 frames per second (and frequently more than 140fps) both on and off battery, and without draining it too quickly. You'll generally be able to get better than 60fps in 1080p on GPU-intensive games out of the RTX 3060.

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Unfortunately, the system doesn't use Nvidia's Advanced Optimus, which lets you force a switch between the discrete GPU and integrated CPU for the display. You can use Windows' graphics settings to assign specific applications to use the discrete GPU, but there's no wholesale way to force it.

Another drawback is you can't change modes while on battery or if the battery level is less than 40%. Not being able to drop down to quiet after sitting down in a meeting, for example, is especially annoying, though you can go into the custom settings and set the fans to slower speeds. And it might be a bug, but the laptop ignored Windows' setting for "do nothing" on closing the lid, which may be an issue for some people.

I have no serious complaints about the Predator Triton 300 SE. It's a good, well-designed intermediate-size laptop for the money to balance your working and gaming lives. But much of what Acer did here could be applied to the standard Triton 300 models; despite the new CPU, the SE just isn't as special as it seems.

Geekbench 5 (multicore)

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Razer Blade 15 Advanced (early 2021)

Dell G5 15 Special Edition (2020)

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Cinebench R20 CPU (multicore)

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Cinebench R20 CPU (single core)

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Streaming video playback battery drain test (minutes)

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Far Cry 5 (1080p)

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Shadow of the Tomb Raider gaming test (1080p)

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3DMark Time Spy

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3DMark Port Royal (RTX)

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Configurations

Acer Predator Triton 300 SE Microsoft Windows 10 Home (2H20); 3.3GHz Intel Core i7-11375H; 16GB DDR4 SDRAM 3,200MHz; 6GB Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 Max-Q; 512GB SSD
Asus ROG Flow X13 with XG Mobile Microsoft Windows 10 Home (2004); 3.3GHz AMD Ryzen 9 5900HS; 6GB DDR4 SDRAM 4,266MHz; 4GB Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 (16GB GeForce RTX 3080 mobile in XG Mobile)
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 (GA401IV) Microsoft WIndows 10 Home (1909); 3.0GHz AMD Ryzen 9 4900HS; 16GB DDR4 SDRAM 3,200MHz, 6GB Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 with Max-Q Design, 1TB SSD
Dell G5 15 Special Edition (2020) Microsoft Windows 10 Home (1909); 1.6GHz AMD Ryzen 7 4800H; 16GB DDR4 SDRAM 3,200MHz; 6GB AMD Radeon RX 5600M; 512GB SSD
Razer Blade 15 Advanced (early 2021) Microsoft Windows 10 Home (2009); 2.3GHz Intel Core i7-10875H; 16GB DDR4 SDRAM 3,200MHz; 8GB Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 Max-Q; 1TB SSD

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With the Acer Predator Triton 300 SE, the company aims to pack as much power as it can into a small device, while still maintaining gaming credibility. And Acer succeeds, thanks to strong build quality, appealing aesthetics and a tempting mix of price, size and power.

With a 14-inch form factor, this laptop packs a 35-watt Intel Core i7-11375H for processing and an RTX 3060 mobile GPU for graphics. It’s powerful enough that we had to jump up to 15 inch laptops to find decent competitors for it. That smaller size doesn't inherently mean that it's weaker than bigger laptops, and it provides ample competition for those rivals while being much easier to fit in a bag than the more beastly machines you’ll find on our best gaming laptops list.

Specifications

CPUIntel Core i7-11375H
GraphicsNvidia GeForce RTX 3060 6GB GDDR6 (3rd Gen Max-Q, 1,282 MHz Boost Clock, 75W TGP)
Memory16GB DDR4-3200
Storage512GB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD
Display14-inch, 1920 x 1080, 144Hz, IPS
Networking802.11 ac/ax Killer Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.1
Ports2x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A, 1x Thunderbolt 4, 1x 3.5mm Combo headphone/microphone jack, 1x HDMI 2.0
Battery60 Wh
Power Adapter180 W
Operating SystemWindows 10 Home
Dimensions(WxDxH)12.7 x 8.97 x .70 inches (322.58 x 227.84 x 17.78 mm)
Weight3.75 pounds (1.7 kg)
Price (as configured)$1,400

 Design of Acer Predator Triton 300 SE

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The Acer Predator Triton 300 SE represents two new firsts for the Predator Triton line that are both pretty enticing. First is the new RTX 3060 GPU, and second is a 14-inch form factor with a shiny new redesign that focuses less on overt gamer pride, while still coming across as powerful.

What that means is that, instead of a black body with an LED logo on the lid and chamfered edges, we now have a metallic silver chassis with diagonal texturing, straight edges and a smaller holographic (yes, like a Pokémon card) Predator logo in one of the lid’s corners. The hinge is also now either magenta or blue, depending on which angle you’re looking at it from. 

There’s obviously still a lot going on with this design, but thanks to the reduced focus on branding and the lack of external lighting, the end result is an exterior that looks less gamer-y and more generally premium. This also holds true when you touch the device, as its aluminum chassis felt solid and sturdy in my hands.

Opening the Predator Triton 300 SE reveals a similar design philosophy. The keyboard is a simple chiclet membrane affair with a mostly generic font, and it’s lit by 3 separately configurable LED zones rather than per-key RGB. The Predator logo sits below the screen. There’s a vent above the keyboard, and the turbo button (which toggles the laptop’s fans on at full blast as well as boosts the power) returns from previous Predator Triton models. But those details aside, this otherwise looks like a productivity laptop. 

The Triton 300 SE’s sides do have vents on them, though they don’t jut out in a way that adds to its bulk. This does mean less space for ports, though. The laptop’s left side has a charging port, a USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A port and a Thunderbolt 4 port. The right side adds on an HDMI 2.0 port, another USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A port, and a 3.5 mm combination headphone/microphone jack. In other words, you’ve got enough for basic connectivity, but you might have to get choosy if you plan to connect a lot of separate devices.

On the plus side, this laptop is supremely portable when you stack it up against other RTX 30-series laptops we’ve reviewed. That’s mostly due to choosing a 14-inch form factor as opposed to a 15 inch one, but being able to fit an RTX 30-series GPU into that size is impressive enough on its own, if not a wholly unique accomplishment.

At 12.7 x 8.97 x 0.7 inches, the Acer Predator Triton 300 SE is smaller than the RTX 3070 Asus TUF Dash F15 (14.17 x 9.92 x 0.78 inches) and the RTX 3070 Alienware m15 R4 (14.2 x 10.9 x 0.7 inches) on all fronts. The RTX 3060 MSI Stealth 15M, at 14.10 x 9.76 x 0.63 inches, edges out the Triton on thickness but nothing else.

The Predator Triton 300 SE and the MSI Stealth 15M are roughly on par when it comes to weight, which is to say that they’re both fairly lightweight. The former is 3.75 pounds and the latter is 3.73 pounds. Both metrics are well below the TUF Dash F15’s 4.41 pounds and the Alienware m15 R4’s 5 pounds.

Throughout this review, we expect the TUF Dash F15 and MSI Stealth 15M to be the Predator Triton 300 SE’s closest competitors, as all three PCs use 35W Tiger Lake-H parts. But in case money isn’t an issue for you, we’re also including the Alienware m15 R4, which uses a 45W Comet Lake CPU and an RTX 3070, in our testing.

Gaming Performance on the Acer Predator Triton 300 SE

The Acer Predator Triton 300 SE packs about as powerful of a GPU as it can into its small frame: The Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 graphics card with Max-Q technology sports a 1,282 MHz Boost Clock and 75 watts of total graphics power. The laptop backs this up with an Intel Core i7-11375H, 16GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD.

I played Control on the Predator Triton 300 SE at several different settings for about a half hour. On high settings with no RTX presets, the frame rate constantly bounced between 55 - 69 fps based on the amount of action on screen. Turning RTX on reduced the frame rate range to 30 - 40 fps, although I occasionally dipped to around 28 fps when a lot of effects were on screen. This happened about 3hree times during my play session, although it only lasted for 2 or 3 seconds each time.

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In Shadow of the Tomb Raider’s benchmark running on its highest settings, the Predator Triton 300 SE ran at an average of 61 frames per second, only three fps lower than the MSI Stealth 15M’s 64 fps average. The TUF Dash F15, which has an RTX 3070, lagged behind at 54 fps despite the Predator Triton having a less powerful GPU. Finally, the Alienware m15 R4, which also has an RTX 3070, handily beat all competitors with a 77 fps average.

Far Cry: New Dawn’s benchmark running at Ultra settings saw the Predator Triton 300 SE and the TUF Dash F15 hitting about the same level of performance, with 73 fps for the former and 74 fps for the latter. The Stealth 15M fared slightly better at 77 fps, although the Alienware m15 R4 again topped the chart at 91 fps.

Grand Theft Auto V saw the Predator Triton 300 SE lag slightly behind the competition at 72 fps, while the Stealth 15M hit 78 fps and the Alienware m15 R4 reached 77 fps. Oddly enough, the TUF Dash F15, which sat towards the bottom of most of our other benchmarks, was the best performer here at 87 fps.

Red Dead Redemption 2 was the only case where the Predator Triton 300 SE performed significantly worse than multiple rivals, however. Here, Acer’s laptop only reached a 48 fps average on the game’s benchmark at medium settings, whereas the Stealth 15M hit 56 fps, the TUF Dash F15 jumped up to 61 fps and the Alienware m15 R4 once again led the pack at 69 fps.

We also ran the Metro Exodus benchmark 15 times in a row on its RTX preset to simulate an extended play session. Here, the Triton 300 SE hit an average fps of 45.92, an average CPU clock speed of 3.5 GHz and an average GPU clock speed of 1.41 GHz. During this time, the CPU hit 70.95 degrees Celcius (159.71 degrees Fahrenheit) and the GPU hit 71.68 degrees Celsius (161 degrees Fahrenheit).

We should mention that we ran all of these benchmark’s using the Acer Predator Triton 300 SE’s “Default” performance profile, which is selected out of the box, as we believe it best reflects the experience of the average user. However, the “Default” profile doesn’t appear to be the most gaming-focused profile on the device, and there are two other options. The first is “Extreme,” which seems to be your typical performance mode — higher power draw, slightly higher fan noise, a mild improvement in power. The second is the “Turbo” mode, which you can activate both in software and through a dedicated hardware button. This turns up performance and power as well, but also immediately sets the fans to run at full blast at all times. This gets exceptionally noisy, and so feels less like something you’d want to use for extended sessions and more like a mode you might toggle on for a few minutes at a time if your laptop starts to chug.

Productivity Performance on the Acer Predator Triton 300 SE

With a less gamer-focused aesthetic, the Predator Triton 300 SE makes a strong argument for itself as a productivity laptop. Its size certainly helps it fit that bill, but despite its Intel Core i7-11375H CPU, it doesn’t excel in productivity against other RTX 30-series laptops in its class

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In Geekbench 5, which is a synthetic benchmark for testing general PC performance, the Predator Triton 300 SE performed largely on par with competitors on multi-core tests and was slightly worse than them then on single-core tests. It scored 5,234 points on the former and 1,483 points on the latter.

Meanwhile the Asus TUF Dash F15, which has an Intel Core i7-11370H, scored 5,185 on multi-core tasks and 1,576 on single-core tasks. The MSI Stealth 15M, which shares the Predator Triton 300 SE’s processor, hit scores of 5,363/1,577. The Alienware m15 R4, which has an Intel Core i7-10870H, had scores of 7,636/1,252, putting it above most rivals on multi-core but below them on single-core. That’s not too surprising, given that the i7-10870H is a 45W chip with 8 cores, while the other laptops we tested have 35W, 4-core chips.

Our file transfer test, where we track how quickly a computer can move 25GB of files, saw the Predator Triton 300 SE fall slightly behind most rivals. At speeds of 993.12 MBps, it was beaten by both the TUF Dash F15 (1,052.03 MBps) and the Alienware m15 R4 (1,147 MBps). However, it blazed past the Stealth 15M (651.85 MBps).

We also ran the Predator Triton 300 SE through our Handbrake test, where we use Handbrake to transcode a video from 4K to FHD and track how long it takes a computer to finish the task. The Predator Triton 300 SE took the longest of the systems here, though not by much. It completed the task in 11:36, whereas the Stealth 15M finished in 11:03 and the TUF Dash F15 was slightly faster at 10:41. With the help of four extra cores, the Alienware m15 R4 blazed past all competition with a speed of 7:07.

Display of Acer Predator Triton 300 SE

The Acer Predator Triton 300 SE has an exactly 14-inch screen that tops out at 1920 x 1080. The panel uses IPS technology and has a 144 Hz refresh rate. In our experience, it offered a generally solid picture, excluding a heavy amount of glare from certain viewing angles when in a well-lit room.

I tested the screen by watching the trailer for the horror movie "In the Earth." Here, I found that the blacks were deep, but while colors were accurate, they weren’t especially vivid — a shame for a movie set in a forest with trippy imagery. I didn’t notice the image washing out regardless of the angle, but glare was a persistent annoyance.

Glare was a mild issue when looking at the screen straight on, but became unbearable when looking at it from more than 45 degrees away, at least in a brightly lit room. This was a problem both horizontally and vertically, but it disappeared in a dim room.

Our testing put the Predator Triton 300 SE’s color range roughly in the middle of the pack when compared to other RTX 30-series laptops. Our colorimeter measured that the Predator's screen covers 80% of the DCI-P3 color gamut, which is about even with the TUF Dash F15’s 78% coverage and is well above the Stealth 15M’s 43%. The Alienware m15 R4’s 149% easily outclassed everything else. But note that the m15 R4 we tested was a model with an optional OLED screen.

The Predator Triton 300 SE did end up being one of the brighter screens among our test groups, though. It hit 292 nits of average brightness in our testing, above the Tuf Dash F15’s 265 nits and the Stealth 15M’s 255 nits. Again, the Alienware m15 R4’s OLED panel with 362 nits of average brightness led the pack here.

Keyboard and Touchpad on the Acer Predator Triton 300 SE

The Predator Triton 300 SE’s keyboard is a simple chiclet membrane affair with 1.3mm of key travel, but I found it to be more comfortable than the average laptop keyboard regardless.

The keycaps are flat, with no texturing outside of the usual bumps on the F and J keys, and the font has an unobtrusive, non-gamer style.

On 10fastfingers.com, I averaged between 81 to 84 words per minute, which is slightly above my typical score of 75 wpm. I credit this in part to the wrist rest, which is just short enough that I don’t need to stretch to reach any keys. I suppose this is a perk of the 14 inch form factor.

The Predator Triton 300 SE’s media keys take up an unusual spot as the keyboard’s furthest-right column, but otherwise work well. The keys that would normally be mapped there, like page up and page down, are instead moved to being alternate arrow key functions.

The Turbo key also makes a reappearance from past Predator models, and sits above the far-left side of the keyboard. This will toggle on your computer’s most powerful usage mode, as well as set the fans to constantly run at maximum speed.

Running my finger across the precision touchpad was a smooth experience, and multi-touch gestures like two-finger scrolling and three-finger application switching worked without issue on the first try for me. However, the laptop’s fingerprint reader is in the touchpad’s top-left corner, turning that part of this 4.1 x 2.5 inch touchpad into a dead zone.

Audio on the Acer Predator Triton 300 SE

The Acer Predator Triton 300 SE has two bottom-firing speakers, one on either side of the laptop, that deliver ample volume but provide a subpar listening experience.

I tested these speakers by listening to The Weeknd’s "Save Your Tears." Sound easily carried across my two-bedroom apartment, and I found myself most comfortable at about 56% volume when sitting in front of the laptop. Lyrics were clear, but high notes were prone to tinniness. Echo was also an issue on high notes, but what was perhaps more damning to me was the weak bass.

"Save Your Tears" makes a point of opening with bass guitar strings, but the Predator Triton 300 SE’s speakers made them sound more like generic, computer-produced synth.

Upgradeability of the Acer Predator Triton 300 SE

Despite its size, the Predator Triton 300 SE is surprisingly upgradeable. Simply unscrew the nine torx screws on the laptop’s underside and lift off the case, and you’ll see the networking card, a single swappable M.2 SSD and a single 8GB DIMM of RAM.

This laptop is listed as having 16GB of RAM, so while there’s certainly some soldered memory on here as well, it’s impressive to see any user-swappable RAM in a 0.7-inch thick device.

Webcam of the Acer Predator Triton 300 SE

The Acer Predator Triton 300 SE comes with a 720p webcam that tends to fluctuate between either warmer or cooler tones than usual and doesn’t handle either heavy or low light well.

In my office during late afternoon and with my nearby lamp on, the Predator Triton 300 SE’s webcam depicted me with a heavy red tint to my skin, which is odd given that I’m fairly pale in real life. The photo was well-lit and grain wasn't a problem, but there was also a general fuzzyness to the photo rather than intricate detail.

In heavy light, my face was a much closer color to real life, but the image was grainy and the color tone was now slightly cooler than I would have liked.

In my dimly lit hallway, grain overtook most of the photo and my face was back to a deep red.

I would not plan on using the Predator Triton 300 SE’s webcam for anything other than casual video conversations, so you might be best off going external and getting one of our best webcams contenders instead.

Battery Life of the Acer Predator Triton 300 SE

The Predator Triton 300 SE’s battery life is on the longer end when it comes to gaming devices. When we ran it through our custom battery benchmark, which constantly streams video, browses the web and runs OpenGL tests at 150 nits of brightness, it held on for 6 hours and 40 minutes. That’s slightly above the Asus TUF Dash F15’s 6:32 run time, and well above the 3:41 and 4:01 you’ll find on the MSI Stealth 15M and Alienware m14 R4, respectively.

Heat on the Acer Predator Triton 300 SE

We took the Predator Triton’s temperature both after 15 minutes of streaming video and after 15 minutes of gaming on it. After the video test, its touchpad registered at 80.4 degrees Fahrenheit (26.89 degrees Celsius), while the center of its keyboard between the G and H keys was closer to 90.9 degrees Fahrenheit (32.72 degrees Celsius). Its underside ran hotter at a general 95.7 degrees Fahrenheit (35.39 degrees Celsius), although the center of the laptop’s underside vents was slightly warmer at 97.3 degrees Fahrenheit (36.28 degrees Celsius).

For the most part, these numbers spiked significantly after our gaming test, where we run the Metro: Exodus benchmark on its extreme setting six times in a row and take temperature readings during the sixth test. Oddly enough, however, the touchpad was cooler this time around, only hitting 78.6 degrees Fahrenheit (25.89 degrees Celsius). The center of the keyboard between the G and H keys was a more expected temperature, though, at 103.6 degrees Fahrenheit (39.78 degrees Celsius). The laptop’s underside jumped even further at 113.7 degrees Fahrenheit (45.39 degrees Celsius) generally, although the center of the underside vents was still slightly hotter at 125.2 degrees Fahrenheit (51.78 degrees Celsius).

None of the Predator Triton 300 SE’s touchpoints became too hot to touch while in use, although my fingers were warm after gaming on the system.

Software and Warranty for the Acer Predator Triton 300 SE

Acer has a long history of packing its laptops with pre-installs, and that’s no different here. There’s the typical utility software, separated into genuinely useful apps like PredatorSense, where you control lighting and performance, and Acer Care Center, where you troubleshoot your device. But there’s also more than a handful of promotions.

These include promo software for Dropbox, ExpressVPN, GoTrustID and Cyberlink’s PhotoDirector and PowerDirector editing apps. Plus, Firefox and Facebook Messenger come pre-installed.

Perhaps the worst of the bunch here, though, is Acer’s new Planet9 service. This comes as part of your default Windows hotbar, and clicking on its icon will simply take you to a webpage that automatically downloads an installer for a service called “Planet9.” This is an esports-focused social network that focuses on helping players group up and find coaching, and it charges a subscription. 

Acer Jumpstart is also here, and will occasionally put pop-ups on your screen suggesting even more apps for you to download. Plus, this laptop comes with  Norton Antivirus.

Typical Windows pre-installs like Skype and Microsoft Solitaire Collection are here as well.

The Predator Triton 300 SE comes with a 1-year limited warranty.

Bottom Line

The Acer Predator Triton 300 SE lives up to its special edition branding, in that it is a smaller, sleeker, still respectably powerful device that does the best job of putting RTX 30-series graphics in a portable form factor that I’ve seen yet. Aside from size and perhaps looks, it doesn’t necessarily exceed in any one area. The MSI Stealth 15M and Asus TUF Dash F15 are generally slightly stronger machines than it, both in power and productivity. And while its display is bright, its 144Hz refresh rate falls behind the 240 Hz that you’ll find on the TUF Dash F15.

But the Predator Triton 300 SE is still well within range of those competitors on power, all while being lighter, inches narrower and still having a unique look. And that’s doubly impressive given that this machine has an RTX 3060 while the TUF Dash F15 has an RTX 3070.

At $1,400, the Predator Triton 300 SE is also on the more affordable end of the RTX 30-series laptop space, coming in slightly under the TUF Dash F15 and $200 under the Stealth 15M. And while the Alienware m15 R4 beats it on almost every metric,  it’s also over $1,000 more expensive.

If you want an Ampere device with a unique — but not tacky — look that you can easily shove in a bag and go, the Predator Triton 300 SE is an easy choice. Just take some time after unboxing to remove the ample bloat.

Sours: https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/acer-predator-triton-300-se


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