Acer may have already announced the Acer Predator Triton 700 last month at their global press conference, but today at Computex they unwrapped a few more surprises for the gaming laptop. Most notably, the Acer Predator Triton 700 will feature NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (overclockable) graphics, paired with an incredibly thin design. Acer announced a bit more about what you can expect with this laptop once it’s available in August.
As part of the announcement involving the NVIDIA GPU, Acer also announced the inclusion of NVIDIA’s Max-Q, design and engineering principles focused on creating thinner, lighter, quieter gaming laptops. Max-Q is a phrase coined by NASA relating to manned space launch:
[Max-Q is] defined as the point at which the aerodynamic stress on a rocket in atmospheric flight is maximized. Thus, the design of the rocket is precision-engineered around Max-Q. NVIDIA has applied a similar philosophy to designing gaming laptops, enabling Acer to build laptops that are thinner with more GPU performance of previous generation products.
The end result here is a gaming laptop that is a mere 18.9 mm-thin (0.74 inch), all while housing discrete NVIDIA graphics, 7th generating Intel Core i7 processor, a 15.6″ IPS display, two RAID-0 configured SSDs, up to 32GB DDR4 memory, and a mechanical keyboard.
You can read more about the Acer Predator Triton 700 gaming laptop in the full press release below. If you like what you hear, you’re going to want to start saving your pennies. This isn’t the beastly Acer Predator 21X (though they do appear to have learned and applied some valuable lessons from that machine here), but the Triton 700 will still set you back $2,999 in North America and €3,399 in EMEA when the laptop is released in August.
FULL PRESS RELEASE
Acer’s Incredibly Thin Predator Triton 700 Gaming Notebook Will Ship With NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 GPUs
Advanced thermal technologies allow for uncompromised performance in an ultra-portable form factor
TAIPEI, TAIWAN (May 30, 2017) The highly-anticipated Predator Triton 700 ultrathin gaming notebook is front and center at Acer’s Computex Taipei showcase, flaunting its incredibly slim design, latest graphics and processors with industry-leading thermal technology.
The Predator Triton 700 houses the high-performance NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1080 (overclockable) GPU and standard-voltage 7th Generation Intel® Core™ processors in a svelte 18.9 mm-thin (0.74 inch) aluminum chassis, thanks to Acer’s industry-leading AeroBlade™ 3D metal fans that increase airflow by 35 percent[i] yet take up less space within the device. Two NVMe PCIe SSDs[ii] in RAID 0 configuration and up to 32 GB of DDR4 2400 MHz memory helps the system run at peak performance.
The Predator Triton 700 utilizes Max-Q, NVIDIA’s innovative approach to designing the world’s thinnest, fastest, and quietest gaming laptops. Max-Q, an integral part of NASA’s mission to launch man into space, is defined as the point at which the aerodynamic stress on a rocket in atmospheric flight is maximized. Thus, the design of the rocket is precision-engineered around Max-Q. NVIDIA has applied a similar philosophy to designing gaming laptops, enabling Acer to build laptops that are thinner with more GPU performance of previous generation products.
For a truly immersive gaming experience, the VR-ready Predator Triton 700 offers bright, vibrant visuals on a 15.6-inch Full HD IPS display supporting NVIDIA® G-SYNC™ for buttery-smooth gameplay. Dolby Atmos® surround sound and Acer TrueHarmony™ deliver immersive audio with crisp, rich acoustics, while Skype for Business Certification ensures conversations are clear and lag-free.
Rounding out the notebook’s powerful features are Killer DoubleShot™ Pro networking and Thunderbolt™ 3 connectivity, which provides speeds up to 40 Gbps and supports dual 4K video output. The Predator Triton 700 also includes two USB 3.0 ports (featuring power-off USB charging), one USB 2.0 port, an HDMI 2.0 port, one DisplayPort connector and a Gigabit Ethernet port for those preferring a hard-wired connection. Networking is powered by Killer DoubleShot™ Pro technology, which picks the fastest network connection (Ethernet or Wireless) and sends all high priority traffic over that interface, while standard traffic is sent over the other.
The first from the new ultrathin Predator Triton gaming notebook series, the Predator Triton 700 features an understated black chassis and a minimalist design, with straight contours and angular front corners. A large Corning® Gorilla® Glass plate above the keyboard serves as a window into the notebook’s cooling system, showcasing the AeroBlade™ 3D Fan and five heat pipes, and also functions as a Precision Touchpad.
Of course, no gaming notebook is complete without a mechanical keyboard, which delivers a satisfying typing experience and fast, accurate response times. The keys are RGB backlit and can be individually programmed.
PredatorSense software enables gamers to control and customize the Predator Triton 700’s vitals from one central interface, including lighting, hotkeys, fan control and general system monitoring.
Price and Availability
The Predator Triton 700 gaming notebook will be available in North America in August starting at $2,999; and in EMEA in August starting at €3,399.
Exact specifications, prices, and availability will vary by region. To learn more about availability, product specifications and prices in specific markets, please contact your nearest Acer office via www.acer.com.