There’s an old saying: “you get what you pay for”. When it comes to laptops, especially those targeted at gamers, this statement is very true. You can either spend a little and get decent specs, or you could start cracking open the piggybank to shell out as much as possible for high-end machines. If you don’t mind making an investment and want to take a whole lot of power with you on the go easily, then have a look at the upcoming Predator Triton 700 from Acer.
This beast of a machine comes in at a whopping $3000. That’s a pretty steep price! So, what are you getting for that much? Thankfully, a lot.
For starters, the thing is powered by a GTX 1080—just a notch or two behind the desktop equivalent. That means you’ll have full desktop-capabilities in a very sleek form factor. This is thanks to Nvidia’s Max-Q technology, which keeps the profile of the GPUs slim thus allowing them to be fitted into compact spaces without having to sacrifice power.
The Triton 700 was revealed during the Computex 2017 event which took place recently. Here’s the full rundown from Acer:
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.
Acer’s Triton 700 will hit North American shelves in August, once again for the price of $3000.