Published: Wed, January 09, 2019
Electronics | By Shannon Stone

Acer's monster Triton 900 laptop gets a monster price

Acer's monster Triton 900 laptop gets a monster price

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.

There's an avalanche of new gaming notebooks making their debut at CES 2019 now that NVIDIA has unveiled its RTX 20 Series chips for laptops, but Acer is hoping to stand out with a pair of new entries in its Predator Triton series. The hinge for the display allows the user to switch between four different usage modes, including having the display, flip, extend, or recline.

On the inside, the Triton 500 uses Intel's 8th-gen processors up to the Core i7 and an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q GPU. The device supports two 512GB NVMe PCIe RAID 0 SSDs as well, for fast read and write speeds. It will come with a price tag starting at $1,699 which roughly converts to a little over Rs. 118500.

The main highlight of the Predator Triton 900 is the convertible design with the wild looking CNC-machined Ezel Aero Hinge.

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Acer intends to release a smartphone app that it is calling PredatorSense later this year, which will make it possible for you to adjust the lights, audio, and fans on the system.

As well as the unique hinge the Acer Predator Triton 900 also offers extreme power in the form of NVIDIA's latest RTX 2080 GPU which is supported by Intel's hexacore 8th Gen Core i7 processors, NVMe PCIe SSDs and up to 32GB DDR4 memory. Although it's barely one inch thick, the Predator Triton 900 looks a chunky piece of notebook hardware but its construction looks impressive. 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. It will also enable users to view and set customised macro key sets for physical hotkeys.

The Predator Triton 900 has been priced at $3,999 (roughly Rs. 2,82,200) and will will be available in North America, China, Europe, Middle East, and Africa in March. They will be available starting in February at a starting price of $1799.99.

The Acer Predator Triton 500 will be available in the USA and Europe in February, starting at $1,799 (€1,999, AU$2,540).

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