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Acer Predator Triton 500 review: A solid and sleek 15-inch gaming machine

By Koh Wanzi - 1 Jul 2019
Launch SRP: S$3198

Conclusion

Good performance and stealthy design

Acer Predator Triton 500

All things considered, I'd say Acer has done a pretty good job with the Predator Triton 500. It's by no means perfect, and it's plagued by noisy fans, lacks per-key RGB backlighting, and isn't the best in terms of upgradeability. However, these are small nuisances that are easy to overlook when you consider how good the rest of the package is. 

You get fast gaming performance, a slim and light metal chassis, and pretty decent battery life for a gaming laptop. Then there's the Turbo button, which provides hassle-free GPU overclocking with a single button press. Cooling is good as well, and that's topped off by a wide selection of I/O ports, including Thunderbolt 3, HDMI, and Mini DisplayPort outputs. Of course, I'd say these things are more or less what people expect from a high-end gaming laptop in 2019, so even if the Predator Triton 500 doesn't particularly impress in any one area, it still manages to check off most of the right boxes, which is pretty good in my books. 

At S$3,198, it is competitively priced for its specifications, so it's got things nailed down on the pricing front as well. If you're in the market for a portable gaming laptop, you wouldn't be remiss to give the Predator Triton 500 a look.

8.0
  • Design 8
  • Features 8.5
  • Performance 8.5
  • Value 8
  • Mobility 8.5
The Good
Tasteful design
Slim and light aluminum chassis
Decent battery life
Competitive price
The Bad
Noisy fans
No per-key RGB backlighting customizations
Not easy to upgrade
Jarring boot-up sound sequence