Acer Predator Triton 700 review: Great gaming laptop with one major flaw
Performance you can carry around
Today’s gaming laptops pack a ton of performance into lean and mean chassis, so you never have to leave the gamer in you back at home.
The Acer Predator Triton 700 is a prime example of such a laptop, and it squeezes absolutely beastly specifications into a chassis that measures just 18.9mm thick. It’s one of those laptops that defies expectations about how much performance you should be getting in a certain form factor, and a lot of that is thanks to NVIDIA’s Max-Q optimizations.
Here’s an overview of what you’re getting:
- 15.6-inch 1,920 x 1,080-pixel IPS 120Hz G-Sync display
- Intel Core i7-7700HQ processor (2.8GHz, 6MB L3 cache)
- 32GB DDR4-2400 dual-channel memory
- NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q graphics
- 1TB PCIe SSD (RAID 0)
- 54Wh battery
- 390 x 266 x 18.9mm
Acer looks like it’s taken care to push every spec of the laptop, and even the storage drive is a speedy 1TB PCIe SSD RAID 0 array.
Unsurprisingly, this comes at a significant price premium, and the Triton 700 will cost you an eye-watering S$5,888. That’s nearly a thousand dollars more than the already-expensive ASUS ROG Zephyrus GX501 (S$4,898), which is its closest competitor.
While the Zephyrus lacks the RAID 0 SSD array and has slightly less RAM, it makes up for that with a slimmer, lighter, and overall better design. The trackpad on the Triton 700 leaves a lot to be desired, and I’ll talk about that in greater detail on the next page.
Ultimately, it’s a case of give-and-take between the two. Is the Triton 700 worth its stiff price tag? Read on to find out.