Acer today announced its new Predator Triton 500 and the Nitro 5 gaming notebooks.
Alongside developments in thermal performance, both the Triton 500 and Nitro 5 devices come with the latest 10th Gen Intel Core processors and newly announced NVIDIA GeForce RTX SUPER and GTX GPUs.
Predator Triton 500
Powered by the latest 10th Gen Intel Core processors for notebooks and up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER or 2070 SUPER GPUs with Max-Q Design, the Predator Triton 500 is capable of taking on the toughest challenges. Backing up that power, up to 7.5 hours of battery life allows for productivity. Its 300 Hz IPS panel with a 3 ms overdrive response time displays all the action in smooth and vivid detail, covering 100% of the sRGB color gamut while supporting wide-angle views. NVIDIA G-SYNC technology eliminates tearing and minimizes lag.
The Predator Triton 500 comes with a Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650i wireless controller, E3100G ethernet controller and Control Center 2.0. All this power is packed into a thin 17.9 mm (0.7 in) and lightweight 2.1 kg (4.63 lb) all-metal chassis that features narrow bezels and an 81% screen-to-body ratio. The notebook has up to 32 GB of DDR4 memory and up to 2 TB of NVMe, RAID 0 SSD storage.
The Predator Triton 500 features Acer's Vortex Flow technology, a new design involving three custom engineered fans strategically placed in the chassis, working in tandem to increase additional airflow while also reducing noise. This is further enhanced by CoolBoost technology, which increases fan speed for improved performance. Gamers can monitor the device's temperature and adjust the fan speed through the PredatorSense UI.
The notebook's cooling system also features an all-metal 4th Gen AeroBlade 3D fan that's been specially designed to maximize airflow and reduce noise. Serrated edges, winglets and a curved fin allow for up to 45% increase in airflow. Adding five heat pipes to the mix, the 2020 Predator Triton 500 ultimately gets 33% better thermal performance than its 2019 counterpart.
The Predator Triton 500 gaming notebook will be available in North America in May starting at USD 2,199.99; in EMEA in May starting at EUR 1,899; and in China in May, starting at RMB 14,999.
Acer Nitro 5
The Acer Nitro 5 comes with up to a 10th Gen Intel Core i7 processor delivering 5 GHz and graphics options of a GeForce RTX 2060 or the latest GeForce GTX 1650Ti or 1650 GPUs. It comes with up to two M.2 PCle SSDs and a 1 TB HDD1 for storage, and up to 32 GB of DD4R4 RAM in two user-upgradeable DIMM slots. Available with a 15.6-inch FHD IPS display, gamers will particularly appreciate the 2020 model's significantly improved visuals. Models with 144 Hz or 120Hz refresh rates and a 3 ms response times allow for blur-free gameplay that comes to life on the device's 72% NTSC, 300-nit panel.
The Acer Nitro 5 comes with several thermal solutions in order to maximize cooling efficiency even under heavy loads. It features a dual-fan cooling system that takes advantage of intake/exhaust ports and four heat vents to achieve an overall 25% improvement in thermal performance over the 2019 model. This is further optimized by CoolBoost technology capable of increasing fan speed by 10% and CPU/GPU cooling by 9%. New to this year's model, Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201 (802.11ax) and Killer Ethernet E2600 increase network stability and performance.
The Acer Nitro 5 gaming notebooks will be available in North America in May starting at USD 749.99; in EMEA in May starting at EUR 899; and in China in April, starting at RMB 6,499.