Acer Predator Triton 700 hands on

Acer wasn’t shy about its intentions during its recent press conference in New York City. Quite simply, it was all about its gaming performance laptops. Out of all the new devices introduced and announced, the Acer Predator Triton 700 stood out of the bunch to become the undeniable show stealer. And you know what else? It’s more than capable of running today’s VR experience without working up a sweat.

Before we get down to some of its more alluring qualities, here’s what you can expect to find with the Triton 700:

  • 15.6” FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS display
  • Intel® Core™ i7-7700HQ processor Intel® Core™ i5-7300HQ processor
  • Up to 16 GB of DDR4 system memory, upgradable to 32 GB using two soDIMM modules
  • NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 10-series graphics
  • Up to 512 GB SSD (PCIe Gen3 x 4 / SATA)*2
  • 393 (W) x 263 (D) x 18.9 (H) mm
  • Weight 2.6 kg

Needless to say, it’s powerhouse in every way imaginable – boasting a robust set of hardware that’s more than capable of your VR gaming needs. And unlike Acer’s Predator 17x line, the Triton 700 favors a streamlined design that makes it significantly easier to maneuver with its svelte 18.9mm thin profile. While it’s impressively skinny, especially given the kind of guts it’s packing along, don’t let it fool you because its aluminum chassis is accompanied with some substance.

The design is a bit more understated than the Predator 17x line, favoring a cleaner overall look. What’s interesting, though, is the see-through Gorilla Glass plate that gives us a sneak peek into the innards of the laptop. Well, it’s actually more focused on the cooling system employed by the new laptop, which features Acer’s new dual AeroBlade 3D fan technology. We’re told it helps in maintaining the necessary temperature for the laptop to achieve its maximum gaming performance.

Seriously, it’s a sick looking laptop that balances form and function into one. Size alone makes the Triton 700 far more reasonable to carry around, but it doesn’t compromise on the power performance one bit. We’re eager to check it out and see how VR games run on it! Pricing for the Triton 700 will start at $2,999 when it becomes available sometime in August. Considering its svelte and premium design, in conjunction with its beefy specs, it makes sense why it’s price what it is.

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