Acer’s Predator Triton 900 gaming laptop, first seen under glass at IFA, and then again at CES where it didn’t run, but it looked good, Is finally appearing on store shelves. But will it be worth the $3999 price?
Appearance and Features
The Acer Predator Triton 900 has a 17-inch IPS 4K Nvidia G-Sync compatible touch screen. The GPU is an 8Gb Nvidia RTX 2080 which will support advanced shadows and lighting coming in a future ray tracing update. The processor is an eighth generation Intel Core I7. It ships with 16Gb memory but support up to 32Gb DDR 4 memory, and come with two 500Gb NVMe PCIe SSDs in RAID 0 configuration for storage.
Even bigger than all this hot silicon, however, is the display that sits between two hinges giving it the ability to sit forward, closer to the keys, or spin around into a presentation configuration, and all the way around and down to become a huge tablet.
There are two feathery AeroBlade fans visible under glass above the keyboard, to provide advanced cooling.
The Base price of the Acer Predator Triton is $3999. It will support more memory, and no doubt there will be such a configuration offered at some point.
The Bigger They Are the Harder They…
One thing you can be sure of about extreme gamers is that they sure do like their toys. But when you consider a $4k+ computer to play games on–You have to at least wonder when enough is enough. I suspect that the Predator Triton 900 is going to go on every gamer’s lust list. But I suspect that they’ll likely be desired more than purchased. Especially when it has a nicely configured, and much more reasonably priced little brother in the Predator Triton 500. But there are those who have more dollars than sense so no doubt the Predator Triton 900 will sell to a few folks who will buy it in order to say they have the newest with the best, or just because they could.