Acer recently relieved it’s ultra high-end gaming laptop, or convertible laptop. The Predator Triton 900 laptop features a convertible form factor and is packed full of high end PC components and boasts a 17″ display. The Triton is the perfect solution for users who demand extreme performance at the cost of portability. Convertible laptops have been around a while. Acer had revealed several others, but none in the “high-end”category.
The most noteworthy feature of the Predator Triton 900 is probably he 17-inch display. First, the display supports an Ultra-HD (3840-2160) resolution and is backed by Nvidia G-Sync technology. The display itself is hinged midway up the display by two large CNC machined arms connecting the display to the laptop chassis. This allows the Pradator Triton to flip up and down like a standard laptop, but also allows the screen to rotate and flip upside-down, effectively turning the Pradator Triton into a giant tablet.
While the display is quite impressive, the hardware on the rest of the Pradator Triton 900 is equally impressive. The keyboard is a fully programmable mechanical keyboard. To make room for the display, and to help keep internal components cool, the keyboard is pushed to the front of the laptop chassis. Some might find this uncomfortable, so get your palm-rest ready. To the right of the keyboard, there’s a trackpad/10-key combo constructed of a glossy, smooth surface.
While the internal hardware was not officially announced, as far as CPU and GPU go, but considering its size, and target market, it is pretty safe to say that the Acer Predator Triton 900 will be packed with the latest Nvidia GPU(s) and will be equipped with the latest Intel CPUs such as the Core i7 and Core i9.
With all the top-end hardware, cooling for the Triton 900 is provided by Acer’s 4th-genertion cooling system. This incorporates Aeroblade 3D fans which according to Acer are constructed of metal rather than plastic. These are designed to move much more air when compared to traditional fans. The Airoblade fans are designed to deliver up to 3.8 CFM of airflow.
With high-end processing comes high-end components. As far as connectivity goes, the new Acer beast comes equipped with a single Thunderbolt 3 port, a USB 3.1 port, two USB 3.0 and two USB 3.0 connectors. For external displays, we can see a single HDMI and a single Display Port. Networking is provided by a single gigabit Ethernet port, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth.
As far as pricing or availability, no release dates have been specified as of yet. Also no word if the new Acer laptop will feature new hardware that is right around the corner such as Intel’s 9000-series CPUs, or Nvidia RTX series graphics cards.