Acer’s been on somewhat of a tear recently, discharging some seriously thin laptops of which some different producers must be desirous.
The Predator Triton 700, Acer’s head 15.6-inch gaming PC, keeps things inconceivably thin considering the equipment that is contained inside, somewhat on account of NVIDIA’s Max-Q innovation, which therapists down enormous, husky designs cards (GPU) to fit inside a littler suspension.
I utilized the Triton 700 for about seven days, and keeping in mind that it is anything but an ideal PC, it’s surely one of the best gaming gadgets I’ve so far observed.
About this review
Acer provided Windows Central with a survey unit of the Predator Triton 700. This particular setup incorporates a seventh-gen Core i7 processor (CPU), 32GB of DDR4 RAM, a NVIDIA GTX 1080 GPU, and double 256GB strong state drives (SSD). Hope to pay about $2,800 for this mammoth.
Acer Predator Triton 700 hardware and specs
|Processor||Intel Core i7-7700HQ (up to 3.8GHz)|
|Storage||Two 256GB PCIe SSDs (RAID 0 configuration)|
|RAM||32GB DDR4-2400MHz (dual channel)|
|Display||15.6-inch FHD (1,920 x 1,080) IPS|
120Hz refresh rate
|Graphics||NVIDIA GTX 1080 with 8GB GDDR5 VRAM|
|Ports||One Thunderbolt 3|
Three USB-A 3.0
3.5mm audio jack
|Wireless||Killer Wireless-AC 1535|
2 x 2 MU-MIMO
|Keyboard||Mechanical RGB (with number pad)|
|Weight||5.4 pounds (2.45 kg)|
|Dimensions||15.47 in x 10.47 in x 0.74 in|
393 mm x 266 mm x 18.9 mm
Acer Predator Triton 700 design
The fundamental fascination of this gaming PC, beside the heavenly exhibition, is the plan. The whole thing is simply 0.74 inches (18.9 mm) slim and weighs 5.4 pounds (2.45 kg), and the all-aluminum suspension has a dark matte completion.
It does handily get smears and there is a touch of squeaking when you get it from a corner, however generally speaking this feels like a strong PC that is not going to fall to pieces. It’s not exactly as great due to the weight, however you can open the cover with one hand.
There is a Predator logo stepped onto the outside of the cover, and other than the console and GPU lighting, the rest is generally downplayed. There aren’t any gimmicky increments to make it seem as though you have a quick PC; the Triton 700’s presentation can represent itself with no issue.
Acer Predator Triton 700 display
The 15.6-inch non-contact screen has a 1080p goal, and keeping in mind that it presents incredible shading and complexity, it truly doesn’t get exceptionally splendid. Indeed, even at the most extreme setting, you’ll need it to go higher in case you’re gaming anyplace other than a dull office or storm cellar (which is the place my gaming cavern dwells).
The presentation additionally appears to be a piece overshadowed by the huge bezels, yet you can look past this when you begin gaming.
A 120Hz revive rate keeps everything looking smooth, particularly when combined with NVIDIA G-Sync tech.
There isn’t an alternative to go for a higher goal, and however 4K would be ideal to give it a shot, I think staying with 1080p is the smartest option here, particularly when you understand how rapidly the battery drains.
Over the presentation is a 720p webcam, and however there’s a lot of space for something else, Acer chose to forego IR for Windows Hello. The camera functions admirably enough for video, however in case you’re intensely into spilling, you’ll want to check out a standalone piece of hardware.
Acer Predator Triton 700 keyboard and touchpad
Here’s the place things get sort of abnormal. To account for the GTX 1080 GPU, Acer has moved the console down to the spot customarily involved by palm rests and touchpad.
The customizable RGB keyboard itself is great — mechanical switches make that sweet click and can accommodate your fast reaction time — but if you need a device for much more than WASD, you’ll before long find that composing without palm rests isn’t the most open to thing ever, particularly if it’s in your lap.
From the start, apparently the PC doesn’t have a touchpad by any stretch of the imagination, yet here it’s really incorporated with the survey board that gives you a brief look at the GPU.
Acer concedes that it’s just implied for crises (or for when you genuinely need to mess up your perspective on interior equipment), and a smooth gaming mouse for normal use is incorporated.
Without the additional outside mouse I’d be undeniably increasingly vexed, particularly since the touchpad gets hot following an hour of gaming.
The Acer Predator Cestus 500 mouse has similarly adaptable RGB lighting to keep everything coordinating, it has flexible snap switches, and it’s secured with additional catches so you can set up your own hotkeys.
It’s able to use both hands, which means there are catches on the two sides, andit’ll take a couple of hours before you stop accidentally hitting buttons near the grip.
Acer Predator Triton 700 gaming and VR
Acer had the option to fit a GTX 1080 GPU with 8GB of VRAM into the thin body because of NVIDIA’s Max-Q plan, which does somewhat bring down the exhibition to keep the card conservative.
You’re despite everything taking a gander at power somewhere close to a GTX 1070 and 1080, and gratitude to simple overclocking through the PredatorSense application, you can push execution.
Running SteamVR games with Windows Mixed Reality wasn’t an issue here, however you will hear the fans uproarious and clear as they attempt to keep the PC cool. Concerning standard gaming, I gave PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) and Dying Light a go to get some true casings per-second (FPS).
In a brisk round of PUBG I got a normal of 118.9 FPS with settings on ultra. In Dying Light, with settings all turned up as high as they go, I got a normal of 116.9 FPS. Plainly the Triton 700 isn’t simply bragging.
Acer Predator Triton 700 performance
Battery life in gaming PCs is rarely heavenly, yet the 54WHr battery in the Triton 700 appears to be excessively little for what it’s fueling. On the off chance that all frameworks are go and you’re in a game, you will get not exactly an hour from a charge.
When performing increasingly standard assignments like web perusing, you can hope to get somewhere in the range of two and three hours of life. You’re going to need to continually carry the connector with you, which needs its own conveying case as a result of the size and weight.
The seventh-gen Core i7-7700HQ CPU presents four centers of intensity, and combined with the 32GB of DDR4 RAM, you shouldn’t encounter any bottlenecks. I ran some standard benchmarking tests, and the outcomes are to be expected.
Acer Predator Triton 700 review: Conclusion
All alone, a gaming PC with extraordinary execution is not, at this point an amazement, however a gaming PC this size with this degree of execution stays a treat.
It’s as flimsy or more slender than a great deal of Ultrabooks without a discrete GPU, and keeping in mind that it tips the scales at around five pounds, it absolutely stays convenient.
There are a couple of things I loathed about it — the showcase isn’t sufficiently splendid and the touchpad gets excessively hot to really t
- Mechanical keyboard.
- Stupid thin.
- Great performance.
- Attractive design.
- Poor battery life.
- Dim display.
- Touchpad gets too hot.