Acer Predator Triton 700 Review: The Beauty and the Beast of Gaming Laptops

Relating to gaming laptops, there are a ton of choices to select from. There are manufacturers, together with Razer, MSI, Asus, Acer, and extra. Then there’s the sheer number of laptops that rely themselves as gaming laptops; laptops with an MX150 generally rely themselves as gaming laptops in a price range. The pricing is an enormous are itself, and whereas plenty of firms provide gaming laptops within the price range to mid-range costs, the alternatives turn into lesser and lesser as you strategy the higher-end of the spectrum.

The Acer Predator Trition 700 is in that higher-end of the spectrum. At Rs. 2,99,999, this laptop computer is in no way a mid-ranger. It’s clearly, unarguably, within the premium section of gaming laptops, and when you’re questioning the way it performs, effectively that is our evaluate of the Acer Predator Triton 700.

Acer Predator Triton 700 Specs

The Triton 700 is available in numerous completely different fashions, every with its personal set of specs. The one we have now right here is the Predator Triton 700 PT715-51 783D (speak about lengthy names), and comes with the next specs:

Dimensions 39.Three x 26.6 x 1.eight cm
Processor Seventh-gen Core i7-7700HQ @2.8GHz
Reminiscence 16GB DDR4
Storage 1TB SSD
Show 15.6-inch FullHD, 120Hz
Graphics Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 with 8GB GDDR5X
I/O 1x USB 2.zero, 3x USB3.zero, 1x USB Three.1 Sort-C Port (Gen 2), HDMI, RJ-45 Ethernet, DisplayPort, Headphone and Mic Ports
Networking Killer Gigabit Ethernet, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth four.2
Battery Three cell, four,670mAh
Working System Home windows 10 Residence 64-bit
Worth Rs. 2,99,999

Design and Construct High quality

When it comes to design, the Acer Predator Triton 700 is one classy-looking laptop computer — one thing I can’t say about plenty of gaming laptops as a result of they’re often constructed to look menacing and beastly. The Triton 700 takes a distinct tack on this regard, with it’s glossy, stealthy black physique with none accents. The laptop computer provides off a really minimal vibe, apart from the apparent “Predator” emblem on the lid with a blue outer-glow (which I’m not a fan of), and as skinny as that is, it might be a laptop computer for normal use as effectively, nevertheless it’s not (extra on that later).

As soon as I opened the lid, nonetheless, Acer makes it fairly clear that this here’s a gaming laptop computer and it’s outer seems are only for that… “seems.” From the within, the Triton 700 seems, for the dearth of a greater phrase, horny. There’s nonetheless that matte-black end all around the chassis, and there’s a glass pane above the keyboard that provides a sneak peak into one of many Triton 700’s two cooling followers (which has RGB lighting, by the best way), some heatpipes and a bit little bit of the bodily board beneath. The glass itself has a black tint to it making the underlying circuitry look that a lot cooler. Nonetheless, the glass pane isn’t there only for the seems, it serves a objective. A bizarre, ‘this-is-simply-difficult-to-use’ objective, however a objective nonetheless — it homes the trackpad. Yeah, the Triton 700 incorporates a trackpad that’s positioned above the keyboard.

A bizarre, ‘this-is-simply-difficult-to-use’ objective, however a objective nonetheless



For all it’s glossy seems, the Triton is a really effectively constructed laptop computer, and one which doesn’t really feel prefer it’ll break when you slam the lid shut (consider me, there are laptops that really feel flimsy as all hell), however that’s one thing you’d count on from a laptop computer that’s priced as a lot because the Triton 700. The laptop computer options its energy button on the best facet, which is definitely fairly intuitive if you concentrate on it, however a lifetime of utilizing laptops with power-buttons someplace in (or round) the keyboard meant that I needed to get used to this specific placement.

One factor I personally appreciated was that I might open the lid with a single hand, as an alternative of getting to carry the bottom of the laptop computer with one hand and opening it with one other. That is one thing I’ve gotten used to over my years of utilizing a Mac, and one thing that almost all Home windows laptops, for some unusual purpose, can’t be counted on for. I’ve solely ever seen the Dell 7000-series gaming laptop computer that my colleague Pranob makes use of as his day by day, and this Triton 700 do this.

For some purpose, Acer determined in opposition to implementing Home windows Hey within the laptop computer, which implies you may’t log in along with your fingerprint or facial recognition. That will not be an enormous deal to lots of people, however once more, for Rs. 2,99,999, you type of count on the perfect of every little thing.

Total, the design and construct high quality of the Triton 700 is great throughout, and offers off a really stealthy, but beastly really feel to the laptop computer. I adore it.

I/O Ports and Connectivity

So far as I/O and connectivity goes, the Predator Triton 700 has an abundance of ports for no matter you might must do. The laptop computer contains three full measurement USB Three.zero ports, one USB 2.zero port, a thunderbolt Three/USB Three.1 Sort-C port, an HDMI out, and a DisplayPort as effectively. Coming from a 2017 MacBook Professional, these many ports have been one thing of a shocker to me, however they’re not too many, to be utterly goal about it.



Coming from a 2017 MacBook Professional, these many ports have been one thing of a shocker to me

For web connectivity, the Triton 700 options an ordinary RJ-45 port that helps Gigabit networking due to the Killer Wi-fi AC 1535 network-card, together with help for Wi-Fi ac commonplace and Bluetooth four.2. Additionally, since this can be a gaming laptop computer, it not solely incorporates a headphone jack, but additionally a devoted microphone-in port.

Show

The Acer Predator Triton 700 comes with a 15.6-inch FullHD IPS LCD show with a 120Hz refresh fee. Clearly, at this worth one may count on both the next high quality show, or a refresh fee of 144Hz perhaps. Whereas I can’t converse to Acer’s choice to go along with a 120Hz panel, the 1080p show is apparent as a result of larger refresh charges aren’t potential with one thing like a 4K show, in order that’s out of the query. A whole lot of gaming laptops today are opting to go along with larger refresh charges as an alternative of upper resolutions, together with the MSI GE73 Raider that we not too long ago reviewed.



High quality-wise, the show on this Triton 700 laptop computer is beautiful. It may possibly get fairly shiny, it’s positively sharp, and colours on the show look actually good. Plus, the viewing angles on this show are fairly good too. Oh, and the show has help for Nvidia G-Sync, which implies much less tearing, lowered enter lag and show stutter.

Audio

The audio system on the Triton 700 are superb. The laptop computer has speaker grilles on each side of the keyboard which quantities to a arrange that may get fairly loud when you want it to be. The grilles are coated with material, which is ok, besides in a rustic like India, you’ll not have the ability to clear the filth that accumulates contained in the grille for concern of tearing out the fabric. Anyway, I didn’t discover any points with the sound even on max quantity, and the outputs are nice throughout. The bass is nice, and throughout ranges that the audio system produce are fairly nice.

That stated, you’ll not have the ability to use the audio system whereas gaming for certain. The followers on the Triton 700 can get actually actually loud. So loud, in truth, that sounds from video games like CS: GO, and PUBG are all however inaudible over the din of the followers. For all different functions of media consumption, together with watching films and YouTube movies, the Triton 700’s audio system are loud sufficient after which some.

Keyboard

The Predator Triton 700 comes with a full-sized RGB mechanical keyboard — one thing that was anticipated contemplating the value of the laptop computer. The keyboard comes with a ton of lighting results that may be custom-made utilizing the bundled Predator Sense software program, and you may even change the backlight colour for every particular person key in order for you. There are some presets together with highlighted WASD keys that will probably be common amongst players, and you’ll clearly create your personal.

One factor that I might’ve appreciated to see is the power to regulate the keyboard back-light brightness, however sadly, the Triton 700 doesn’t allow you to do this. You’ll be able to solely flip the back-lighting on/off.



The keyboard itself, although, is fairly rattling good. I imply, it’s a mechanical keyboard, so it’s tactile and has a good journey which makes it nice for lengthy periods of utilizing the laptop computer.Plus it has full-sized arrow keys which is certainly a plus.

Typing with this keyboard is enjoyable, nevertheless it did take me a while to get used to the journey since I’m accustomed to the butterfly switches on the MacBook Professional. I might’ve cherished the keyboard much more if there was a palm-rest on the laptop computer, however the design of the keyboard, and the position of the trackpad makes it unattainable to incorporate a palm relaxation with out making the laptop computer impossibly enormous. That stated, the laptop computer is kind of glossy, and after some time I discovered that I used to be used to typing on it with no palm relaxation as effectively, so it’s principally a matter of time.

In my utilization of the laptop computer as my day by day driver for over per week now, I seen one minor annoyance with the keyboard. If the laptop computer lid is stored closed for a very long time, the keyboard backlight generally fails to return again on as soon as the laptop computer is unlocked and getting used. It takes an extra minute or so to allow the backlight on the keyboard. This solely occurs not often, and it might simply be a problem with the unit we acquired. It’s not an enormous deal, however for a laptop computer of this worth and caliber, I count on every little thing to be excellent.

Trackpad

The trackpad on the Acer Predator Triton 700 might be the one factor in the complete laptop computer that I’m not a fan of. I imply, certain, it seems uber-awesome in the best way it’s a see by way of pane of glass and reveals off the cooling fan beneath it together with some warmth pipes. It’s virtually an extremely effectively designed trackpad, besides when you think about usability.

It’s virtually an extremely effectively designed trackpad, besides when you think about usability.



From the attitude of truly utilizing the trackpad, the one on the Triton is totally unusable. I imply, simply think about utilizing a trackpad that’s above your keyboard. Not simply that, the warmth pipes passing beneath the trackpad make it extremely sizzling to the touch when doing something apart from informal looking or word-processing.

Nonetheless, I do get why Acer determined that it wouldn’t be an enormous deal. The corporate used the trackpad to spotlight the internals of the laptop computer, and showcase the cooling fan with RGB lighting, all as a result of they know players received’t be utilizing the trackpad anyway. Most critical players (and that’s who this laptop computer is geared toward) will at all times use a devoted gaming mouse as an alternative of counting on the trackpad.

Additionally, the complete glass pane on the highest isn’t a trackpad. There’s a good sized chunk of the pane that’s the trackpad, and it’s demarcated in very barely seen angular traces on the corners.

Apart from the truth that it’s utterly unusable, the trackpad on the Triton 700 is fairly good.

Efficiency

Speaking concerning the efficiency of the Triton 700, let me put it this fashion — the laptop computer incorporates a Seventh-gen Core i7 clocked at 2.8GHz, 16GB of DDR4 RAM, a 1 TB SSD, and an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 with the Max-Q design all stuffed in that chassis. Clearly, the efficiency on this factor is thoughts blowing.

Gaming Efficiency

I examined out the efficiency with a number of video games that I personally prefer to play, and the Triton 700 dealt with them like a boss (I imply, duh).



I began out with a recreation that’s decidedly a cake-walk for this laptop computer — CS:GO. I do know that is effectively under what you’d play on a laptop computer like this, however I simply examined out each recreation I play. With CS: GO, the Triton 700 obtained a mean frame-rate of 169 FPS reaching as excessive as 209 FPS with all of the settings turned to max. That was very a lot anticipated.

I loaded up Rocket League subsequent, and the laptop computer dealt with it like a champ too. With all settings turned as much as max, and determination set to Full HD, Rocket League ran at a mean of 228 FPS, going as much as 250 FPS (at which level I assume it obtained restricted because of the in-game FPS restrict).

I additionally tried out PUBG on the Triton 700, and that infamously unoptimized recreation, on max settings churned out a mean of round 60 FPS, going as excessive as 120 FPS. I’m gonna name that an superior efficiency, particularly contemplating that this laptop computer has a GTX 1080 constructed on the Max-Q design.

Lastly, I performed Far Cry 5 on the laptop computer (and virtually obtained carried away with it, by the best way) and on Extremely settings with Full HD decision, the sport obtained a mean body fee of 55 FPs and a max body fee of 59 FPS. Nonetheless, when examined with the in-game benchmarking instrument, it confirmed up a mean body fee of round 60 FPS, and a max fee of 80+ FPS.



Artificial Benchmarks

In artificial benchmarks as effectively, the Triton 700 is like sizzling knife by way of butter. The laptop computer scores a whopping 14061 in Hearth Strike on 3DMark, 3891 in PCMark 10, and will get upwards of 94 FPS on Cinebench OpenGL take a look at. For a laptop computer this glossy, with a Max-Q design, these numbers are actually nice, and the laptop computer doesn’t depart quite a bit to be desired when it comes to uncooked energy.

3DMark Hearth Strike
PCMark
Cinebench

Thermal Efficiency

The Predator Triton 700 incorporates a twin fan system and makes use of two Aeroblade 3D followers designed particularly to maximise air move inside the skinny chassis of the laptop computer. One among these two followers is seen by way of the glass trackpad space above the keyboard, and options RGB lighting as effectively.

The laptop computer comes with 5 warmth pipes to make sure a cool operating efficiency and for the reason that warmth pipes fall instantly beneath the trackpad, it turns into fairly sizzling. I checked the temperatures with an IR thermometer, and the trackpad will get over 50 levels Celsius inside 30 minutes of taking part in a recreation like PUBG. Nonetheless, this can be a tradeoff that enables for the keyboard to stay extraordinarily cool throughout gaming, and because you’ll be utilizing a mouse anyway, that is truly a tradeoff value making.

Apart from that, I didn’t discover any thermal throttling on the laptop computer even with intensive gaming periods. Whereas the CPU temperatures, in keeping with the Predator Sense software program, went as excessive as 89 levels, and the GPU temperatures went as much as 83 levels, the laptop computer stored performing completely effectively.



I used to be additionally actually impressed by the cooling. Inside a couple of minutes of shutting down a recreation, the laptop computer drops again to regular temperature. I need to say, the Aeroblade 3D followers that Acer has used within the Triton 700 are positively superb.

Battery Life

The one one place the place I felt the Triton 700 let me down is the battery life. Since this can be a glossy laptop computer, particularly by gaming laptop computer requirements, I anticipated a smaller-than-usual battery on this. Nonetheless, the Three-cell four,670 mAh battery that powers the Triton 700 is exceedingly tiny for the quantity of energy this laptop computer wants.

In its default settings, with ‘finest battery life’ chosen within the battery settings, the Triton 700 barely lasted round 1.5 hours doing nothing however looking on Firefox with round 5-6 tabs open on common. Not one of the tabs have been even taking part in audio or video, they have been principally textual content/picture content material. That shocked me as a result of 1.5 hours of battery life on web-browsing with ‘finest battery life’ chosen is a horrible efficiency.

I additionally gathered up plenty of braveness and examined out the laptop computer’s battery efficiency in ‘finest efficiency’ mode and it lasted round an hour with the identical workload of looking on Firefox with 5-6 tabs open on common.

The battery life shouldn’t be an issue for players, as a result of they’ll most likely hold the laptop computer related to an outlet whereas gaming for higher efficiency. Nonetheless, the glossy form-factor of the Triton 700 made me assume that perhaps this might be a day by day driver for me. For sure, the battery life makes it very clear that this laptop computer (no matter its kind issue) shouldn’t be meant for day-after-day use, and is particularly geared toward players.

The battery life makes it very clear that this laptop computer (no matter its kind issue) shouldn’t be meant for day-after-day use



Professionals and Cons

Professionals:

  • Wonderful construct high quality
  • glossy kind issue
  • superb efficiency
  • RGB mechanical keyboard with individually customisable keys

Cons:

  • Awkwardly positioned observe pad
  • No Home windows Hey help

SEE ALSO: MSI GE73 Raider 8RF Review: Gaming Without Compromises!

Acer Predator Triton 700: A Beast Inside a Slim Profile

All issues thought-about, the Acer Predator Triton 700 is an absolute beast on the subject of gaming efficiency, speaker high quality, design, and construct. The laptop computer screams ‘gaming’ from the within, and but from the surface, it’s a really discreet, minimal, and stealthy wanting factor that most individuals received’t, at first sight, acknowledge as a gaming machine.

With the Seventh-gen Core i7 processor, 16GB of RAM, a 1TB SSD, and the Nvidia GTX 1080 GPU (Max-Q design), the Predator Triton 700 affords top-tier efficiency inside a glossy design. For my part, I’m glad Acer went with the GTX 1080 based mostly on the Max-Q design because it trades off little or no when it comes to efficiency for an enormous acquire when it comes to design and over-all portability.

So sure, when you’re on the lookout for a top-tier gaming laptop computer, the Predator Triton 700 is one thing you must positively try. It doesn’t carry the flashy lights far and wide look that almost all gaming laptops do, nevertheless it brings quite a bit to the desk when it comes to efficiency.

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