Inside Acer Predator Triton 300 SE (PT314-51s) – disassembly and upgrade options
Acer is battling the 14-inch gaming market with this device, and the expectations have been pretty high.
1. Remove the bottom plate
Taking this laptop apart requires the bottom panel to be removed. You can do so by undoing 9 Torx-head screws and prying the panel with a plastic tool.
The battery pack has a capacity of 60Wh.
3. Мemory and storage
There is one SODIMM slot for memory upgrades. In addition to that, there is some RAM soldered to the motherboard. Respectively, the storage is only represented by a single M.2 PCIe x4 slot.
4. Cooling system
There are a total of three heat pipes here. One common for the CPU and the GPU, and one more dedicated to each of them. Interestingly, the fans here are pretty different. The one on the left has metal fins, while the one on the right is entirely plastic.
Acer Predator Triton 300 SE (PT314-51s) in-depth review
Usually, the purely gaming brands allow themselves to experiment. This is how the 14-inch Alienware and Razer laptops were born. However, last year, ASUS was one of the mainstream manufacturers that stepped into the seemingly uncharted small gaming laptop territory. And dare we say it was a success. And now, Acer is keen on exploring this space as well with their Predator Triton 300 SE (PT314-51s). Its main advantage over the 14-inch Zephyrus is the even less intrusive design. And if it wasn't for the Predator logo, one could never tell that this laptop is aimed at gamers. When we look at [...]
- Industrial design
- 1x SODIMM + 1 M.2 PCIe x4
- No PWM (Sharp LQ140M1JW49)
- 98% sRGB coverage and great color accuracy thanks to our Gaming and Web design profile (Sharp LQ140M1JW49)
- Thunderbolt 4 support
- Lacks an SD card reader
- The laptop gets loud and very warm when gaming
- Slow pixel response time (Sharp LQ140M1JW49)