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Acer's Predator Triton 900 is an R85k convertible gaming laptop

09 January 2019

Acer announced that its upcoming Predator Triton 500 and Predator Triton 900 gaming laptops will come equipped with NVIDIA's GeForce RTX graphics processors.

"We are pushing the envelope on what a gaming notebook can be with designs that offer more uses while still packing in the computing power", stated Jerry Hou, Acer's Consumer Notebooks and IT Products Business.

"This 17.3" 4K display sporting offering is created to be used in a number of different positions, with a regular notebook, tablet and display mode available thanks to the addition of the hinges.

Unlike its competitors, the Acer Triton 900 also manages to keep a somewhat slim profile, coming in at.94 inches in thickness, which means it's easier to haul around.

Acer first showed off the Predator Triton 900 at IFA 2018, but kept it under glass.

Special attention has been given to the Predator Triton 900 due to its one-of-a-kind flipping screen. The Predator Triton 500 has been priced at $1,799 (roughly Rs. 1,27,000) and will be available in North America, Europe, Middle East, and Africa in February and China in January. The whole package comes in at just 0.94 in thick (23.75 mm) and has a starting MSRP of $3999 for when it launches in March. Thanks to the GPU, Acer markets the Predator Triton 500 as VR-compatible.

There's also 16GB RAM and up to 1TB of NVMe PCIe SSD storage.

The screen also has G-sync support to prevent screen tearing in games.

Other than the graphics, the spec sheet goes by the form book, but everything is available to the max, with up to six-core Intel Core i7 processors, 32GB of DDR4 memory, fast SSDs and 300 nit 15.6-inch IPS LCD on the Triton 500 that's capable of 144hz refresh rates and 3ms response time. It remains to be seen how practical it would be to use the laptop as a Windows tablet, given the fact that it is 0.94 inches thick.

One of the most interesting feature of these laptops is that they can be controlled with a smartphone with the company's PredatorSense mobile app. Users can control settings for overclocking, fan speeds, lighting, as well as audio modes.

The Acer Predator Triton 900 will be available in the U.S. and Europe in March, starting at $3,999 (€4,199, about AU$5,650).

Acer's Predator Triton 900 is an R85k convertible gaming laptop