After NVIDIA announced RTX-powered laptops at CES, Acer showed its first design, and it's a doozie: Predator Triton 900 has a 17-inch 4K touchscreen that folds down onto a boom hinge, making it one massive "convertible".
This portable portable notebook comes with the latest RTX 2080 GPU, in combination with Intel's latest Core i7 8th gene processor, up to 32GB of RAM, a pair of solid-powered drives in the RAID 0 configuration and a built-in Xbox wireless control module. The huge body is almost an inch thick, with a backlit keyboard at the bottom of the lower half (the better the display) and the trackpad to the right for more ergonomic use in games unless you have a mouse useful. [1
One touch of a button on the corner of the touchpad activates a 10-button mode, for those who prefer their full-size keyboard. Built-in speakers are provided by Waves Audio, and a clear window above the keyboard lets the user look at the integrated liquid cooling system.
But the star of the show is the screen. In addition to its 4K resolution, it is rated for NVIDIA's G-SYNC smoothing technique, it can be folded back on itself. So if you have the room you can connect an entire keyboard and mouse directly in front of the laptop. It is not the traditional "convertible" form factor, but it covers the same display options for laptop accessories. Stylish
Predator Triton 900 will be sold in the US, Europe and China from March. It won't be cheap: MSRP starts at $ 4,000 for the base configuration. Expected the price to climb even faster if you want the most powerful components.
If it's a little rich for your blood, Acer also announced the more conventional Predator Triton 500. This notebook starts at $ 1800, even with NVIDIA's new RTX-GPU, plus the company's Max-Q – cooling technology to pinch the 15-inch laptop to just 0.7 inches and 4.6 pounds. The smaller laptop screen is faster at 144Hz, with the G-SYNC built-in. Acer says the body is all metal and it can take up to 8 hours on a charge. Predator Triton 500 will release the market earlier in February.