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Acer Predator Triton 700 review: Great gaming laptop with one major flaw

By Koh Wanzi - 27 Mar 2018
Launch SRP: S$5888


Performance you can carry around

Acer Predator Triton 700

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
  • 2.4kg

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.  

  • Design 8.5
  • Features 8.5
  • Performance 9
  • Value 6
  • Mobility 6.5
The Good
Beastly specifications
Slim, lightweight design
Excellent mechanical keyboard
The Bad
Uncomfortable trackpad placement
Trackpad gets hot when in use
Poor battery life