Predator Triton 500 Review

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Name: Acer Predator Triton 500
Screen: 15.6″ Full HD, 16:9 IPS
Installed RAM: 16 GB DDR4 SDRAM
Processor: Intel Core i7-8750H CPU @ 2.20GHz
Graphics: Overclockable GeForce RTX 2080
Storage: 1TB SSD
Weight: 2KG

I’ve never owned a gaming PC. As someone who games primarily on consoles, I was excited to try out the Acer Predator Triton 500 gaming laptop.

Blue is the colour…

The Acer Predator Triton 500 gaming laptop is a monster, and I mean this in the nicest way. The first thing you will notice about this laptop is the striking design. The laptop is thin, 17.9mm in fact. It looks like it has been forged out of a slab of metal. While being thin, the laptop is deceptively heavy, weighing in at around 2kg.

However, when you realise what ACER has managed to pack into this laptop, it’s no wonder that there’s a bit of weight to it. When you turn it on, the Predator logo proudly glows blue, and the laptop literally roars into action. Thanks to the SSD, within a couple of seconds, you’re able to get started. The keyboard also lights up with a blue hue. It does look truly stunning!

The screen on the laptop is gorgeous. The bezel around it is so thin. The screen is full HD, 144hz and benefits from the new NVIDIA G-SYNC technology. I didn’t encounter any lag, tearing or stuttering when playing games using this laptop.

Obvious Overclocking

I don’t pretend to know much about overclocking, but what I will say is that using the builtin Predator Sense programme, I was able to control the fans and overclock the powerful Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 in a couple of clicks. When using the “extreme” settings, the fans kick in at max speed, and as a result, the laptop gets extremely loud, and I mean plane taking off loud! However, this is something that I was happy enough to put up with in return for the graphics performance.

Benchmarking Brilliance

I played the newly released Gears of War 5 to test the graphical and processing powers of the Predator Triton 500, and I wasn’t disappointed. As you can see in the screenshot above, the laptop was able to run Gears of War 5 on Ultra settings. This meant that I was able to play the game on my Xbox One X, and the Acer Predator Triton 500 without any discernible difference.

I also played Life is Strange 2, Call of Cthulu and KIllsquad. Again, as you can see in the slideshow below, I was able to enjoy both games, with the help on overclocking, on the highest graphical settings.

The Acer Predator Triton 500 was able to cope with anything I threw at it. Everyday multitasking was completed with a breeze, and there wasn’t a single game in my library that the ACER Predator Triton 500 couldn’t play, even at the higher settings.

If you’re in the market for a gaming laptop that both look the part, and plays the part, look no further than the Acer Predator Triton 500.

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You can purchase the Acer Predator Triton 500 gaming laptop from the Acer Store on the following link, https://www.acer.com/ac/en/GB/content/predator-series/predatortriton500

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