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Acer Predator Triton 900 – The Best Laptop Ever Review and Complete Guide 2019
So here we’re gonna talk about this amazing machine called Acer Predator Triton 900.
So here we’re gonna talk about this amazing machine called Acer Predator Triton 900. At CES in January declared two quite interesting devices at CES this January. While they bear a similar name, they are completely different from each other, thus are their target markets. One of them is the Triton 500 (which we’ve already reviewed), while the other is called the Acer Predator Triton 900. At 17-inch, it not only is a substantially bigger device, but it features a breakthrough in laptop design.
It has a hinge, which enables the screen to move at almost 180 degrees, which when coupled with the axial movement of the hinge itself (Ezel Aero Hinge as Acer calls it), results in a Microsoft Surface Studio experience – in a laptop… for games. By the way, it was one of three major approaches taken by manufacturers, in order to revolutionize the market. While, this is a more convenient approach, the others include Alienware’s Area-51m, which embodies desktop CPU and GPU, and ASUS ROG Mothership GZ700GX, which has the majority of its hardware on the back of the monitor, while the keyboard is detachable.
Anyhow, let’s get back to the star of today’s review – the Triton 900. Its brain contains an Intel Core i7-8750H, while the NVIDIA’s latest and greatest – GeForce RTX 2080, powers the emotion-infused graphics department. If this doesn’t sound impressive enough to you, let’s throw some additional spices to the recipe – 2x 512GB RAID 0 NVMe SSD disks, and beautiful 4K monitor, which you can pull all the way to yourself and, of course, has touchscreen support.
Acer Predator Triton 900 technical specifications table
CPUIntel Core i7-8750HGPUNVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 (Laptop)Display17.3”, 4K UHD (3840 x 2160), IPSHDD/SSD2x 512GB SSD PCIe NVMe (RAID 0)M.2 Slot2x 2280 PCIe NVMe 3.0 x4 See photoRAM32GB DDR4Dimensions23.9 mmWeight0.00Body materialPlastic / Polycarbonate, AluminumPorts and connectivity
- 2x USB Type-A
- 2x USB Type-C Thunderbolt 3, DisplayPort, HDMI
- Displayport full
- Ethernet LAN
- Audio jack 2x audio jacks
- Fingerprint reader
- Web camera
- Backlit keyboard RGB
- Optical drive
- Security Lock slot
What’s in the box?
First of all – this box is both huge and heavy. Opening it up reveals another two boxes – one containing the enormous 330W power brick, while the other one is where the Triton 900 is situated. We definitely found the box, housing the laptop to be interesting enough – it is super thin, and feels like there is some pure lead inside.
Design and construction
Innovative, practical, strange. This would be our choice if we had to describe Triton 900’s design with three words. It follows a very different path from the Triton 500 we reviewed earlier on. As you may see there are two relatively unusual …things… on the side. Nope, they are not robotic arms that are going to attack your dog (at least, we hope). In fact, they hold the display extremely tightly in place and have two pairs of hinges. One is located in the base conjunction, while the other is mounted onto the top part of the screen. Despite this, quite bulky execution, the laptop is actually very thin for a full-blown (non-Max-Q-design) gaming device – 23.9 mm in profile.
To our greatest surprise, the screen is easily opened using just a single hand. Well, yeah if you manage to stick your fingers between the screen and the body, you will be able to do so, however, we found that step quite hard. Come on, you would say, is this the most important part of it?! “No!” – we would answer. The most important part of the hinge is the ability to use it as a creative tool – pull the screen towards you, turn it around to show someone … something, or just lay it down flat and use a Stylus to create something magnificent. This makes the Triton 900 the most powerful convertible on the market yet.
Further below, we see some a design inherent from the Triton 700 – glass grill, covering part of the cooling, so they can show off their heat pipes and fans. Yet, there is something more to it. Surrounding the glass grill are some cut-outs, which help the air flowing more easily inside the laptop.
A little bit beneath it is located the mechanical keyboard. Yep, you heard it right – a mechanical keyboard on a device with 23.9 mm profile. Although, it is not a regular keyboard by any means. Its travel is relatively long, but the point of click falls at around 20% of the key pressed with the rest being dead travel. Actually, this feels unexpectedly pleasant. Have you ever seen those videos of paint mixing, or the making of candy – this keyboard gives us the same feeling – plus it is RGB backlit.