Acer Predator Triton 700 preview – ultra-thin and ultra-powerful gaming laptop

Acer is going at full throttle this year and is really pushing the boundaries of technology. One such example is their new Predator Triton 700. Now, just a year ago if we had told you that you could have desktop-level performance in a thin notebook form-factor you probably would’ve laughed at us. Yet here we are today, bringing you just that.

Acer Predator Triton 700 isn’t released yet but you can regularly check for its availability here:

The Triton is the youngest kid in the family of Predators. With our earlier review of the Predator 21X you got a glimpse of what the Taiwanese company can put together in the face of the powerful, but bulky gaming laptop. Not something you can exactly carry around with you throughout the day. And so, the engineers at Acer have taken it upon themselves to show us that you can have that level of performance in a slim, low-profile notebook. This new Acer has a weight of just 2.6 kg (5.73 lbs) and is sporting a 15.6-inch display. We dare say they’ve done a great job.

Underneath the hood, the Triton 700 packs the latest and greatest of mobile technologies. The ultra-thin gaming notebook comes with the standard-voltage 7th Generation Intel Core processors and latest NVIDIA GeForce GTX 10-Series graphics accommodated in an aluminum chassis. Acer’s newly developed AeroBlade 3D cooling solution allows users to push the device to its limits while maintaining great airflow and keeping the temperatures in check. Supposedly, the new solution makes accommodating the powerful hardware present in theTriton possibly by increasing airflow by up to 35%.

Worth noting is the unique placement of the Triton’s trackpad. It is located above the keyboard, so keep that in mind when you’re buying one it will take some time to get used to. Some of the other features include a Full HD IPS panel, support for up to 32GB of DDR4 memory and you can even cram a couple of NVMe PCIe SSD‘s in there if you wanted to. According to the company, the keyboard
is mechanical and each key features a separate RGB lighting module.

Staying in line with the latest trends in connectivity, the Triton 700 comes with a single Thunderbolt 3 port, two USB 3.0 ports, a Gigabit Ethernet jack, HDMI 2.0 and DisplayPort 1.2.

What’s essential to maintaining the Triton’s impressive form factor is the usage of some of the newest mobile graphics technologies. Thus, we present to you the GTX 1080 Max-Q chip, specifically optimized for use in gaming notebooks. It is unlike any other mobile graphics processors of the Pascal mobile line-up. All of its cores are enabled, but the tradeoff is lowered GPU stock frequencies to limit power consumption and keep the thermals down. What that means is that you can have faster-than-1070 performance in a notebook also sports a height of just 18.9mm.

All things considered, we feel that Acer has made the right compromises. They’ve managed to cram all the needed technology to bring us desktop-level performance, in a notebook form factor and while keeping the thermals under control. Pretty impressive for such a lightweight device. However, all of that comes at a price.

The Predator Triton 700 will be available in several models starting from August this year and will retail for $2,999 in the U.S. Prices vary depending on the market and configuration.

Acer Predator Triton 700 isn’t released yet but you can regularly check for its availability here:

  • Core i7-7700HQ (4C/8T, 6 MB, 2.8/3.8GHz)
  • Core i5-7300HQ (4C/4T, 6 MB, 2.5/3.5GHz)
Display15.6″ IPS panel with 1920×1080 resolution
GraphicsNVIDIA GeForce GTX 10-series Max-Q with G-Sync support for external displays
RAM16 GB DDR4-2400 (upgradeable to 32 GB)
StorageUp to two 512 GB SSDs with PCIe 3.0 x4 or SATA interface
Wi-FiRivet Killer Wireless-AC 2×2 802.11ac Wi-Fi
BluetoothBluetooth 4.1
EthernetRivet Killer E2x00 GbE controller
KeyboardMechanical backlit keyboard with programmable keys
Other I/OMicrophone, stereo speakers, audio jacks, webcam (with HDR imaging)
  • Width: 393 mm/15.47″
  • Depth: 263 mm/10.35″
  • Thickness: 18.9 mm/0.744″
  • 2 × USB 3.0 Type-A
  • 1 × USB 2.0 Type-A
  • 1 x USB Type-C Thunderbolt 3 connector
Display Outputs
  • HDMI 2.0
  • DisplayPort
Weight2.6 kg (5.73 lbs)
PriceStarts at $2,999 for the base model in the U.S. (check availability)

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7 years ago

The right compromises? What is the point of anything more than gtx 1060 if you have 1080p screen?

Rossen Pandev
7 years ago
Reply to  Dave

GTX 1070 and 1080 can run most of the games in QHD but that’s it. Also, in a 15.6-inch diagonal, 1080p is just enough – anything more is an overkill in my opinion. You can always plug it in an external display with better resolution but 4K is definitely out of the question. You still need a SLI setup of 1080 Ti or Titan X to crank up the graphics settings in UHD.

7 years ago
Reply to  Rossen Pandev

Will this laptop come out with a 120hz screen like predator 21X? It will be such a waste if it only got 60hz

Rossen Pandev
7 years ago
Reply to  Austin

We don’t know for now but we expect the notebook to arrive soon, so stay tuned. 🙂

6 years ago
Reply to  Rossen Pandev

I can’t completely agree that GTX 1080(not the max-q) can’t run latest games at 4k60fps. In some titles, you might have to reduce or turn off AA, which is almost useless at 4k resolution. About the laptop, it is a good looking machine, but the cooling solution is very bad. I have read a review of this laptop from Notebookcheck and it performs really bad in terms of keeping things cool. They mention that a GPU throttling occurs under stress . ASUS Zaphyrus performs much better under load, with no throttling while gaming. GTX 1080 even being a MAX-Q is… Read more »

Simeon Nikolov
7 years ago
Reply to  Dave

In 2 years you’ll still be able to play the latest games at High / Max settings. Also, many games like GTA V, The Division or even Tomb Raider 2016 can’t reach solid 60 / 75 FPS at FHD and Max settings on GTX 1080 which is much faster than 1060.

EDIT: Yeah, and 141 PPI is just enough so you won’t distinguish between pixels from 60 cm distance.