At IFA this week Acer announced its new Predator Triton 300 – a thin and light notebook designed for gamers wanting a decent amount of power in a more portable and affordable chassis.
Coming in at 2.3kg, the Triton 300 packs a 9th-gen Intel Core i7, a NVIDIA GeForce 1650 GPU, 16GB of DDR4 2666H (which cane be upgraded to 32GB) and up to two times 1TB PCIe NVMe SSDs in RAID 0 and up to a 2TB hard drive.
When it comes to the screen we’re looking at a 15.6-inch HD IPS display that has a 144Hz refresh rate.
You’ll also find the customary zoned RBG lighting, Turbo and Predator Sense keys and concave WASD and arrow keys.
While it certainly isn’t the most hardcore gaming laptop in the market, it certainly comes at a more palatable price point than some. And while 2.3kg sounds heavy, it’s pretty good for a gaming notebook.
Acer also announced the new Predator Triton 500, which will be thinner than its predecessor. It will still come with a 15.6-inch Full HD display, but will now roll at 300 Hz.
Lastly, there is also a brand new version of the Predator Thronos, which was first unleashed at IFA in 2018 and disappeared from the show floor after one day.
Dubbed the Predator Thronos Air, it continues what its predecessor started by taking gaming “chairs” to the next level with sheer ridiculousness.
The setup is really more like a cockpit, coming with a modular desk, monitor arm, adjustable keyboard and mouse tray and support for three monitors. There is also a place for your PC to live and a neat cable management system.
And the chair itself can be adjusted to 130 degrees inside the “cabin” or 180 outside of it and has a massage function because of course it does.
But before you get too excited, it’s unlikely that this thing will ever come to Australia. It certainly didn’t last year.
But hey where there’s a will (and enough cash to throw at shipping) there’s a way.
Acer’s Predator Triton will be available in Australia sometime in Q4 and will have an RRP of $1,999.
There is currently no local pricing or availability for the Predator Triton 500.
The author traveled to IFA 2019 as a guest of Lenovo.