Acer Predator Triton 500 SE review: I expected more
Spending a grip on a gaming laptop isn’t difficult; a cursory search on gaming laptops will net you several options that cost more than $4,000. But finding a laptop that’s giving you the greatest return on your investment is more of a challenge. If you’re spending around $3,000 on a gaming laptop like the Acer Predator Triton 500 SE, you want it to bury the competition, not just scrape by. Unfortunately, the Triton 500 SE is a bit disappointing and doesn’t flex its hardware enough to set it apart in a crowded market.
Housed in its all-silver chassis, the $2,999.99 configuration of the Triton 500 SE we tested includes a 12th Gen Core i9-12900H processor, RTX 3080 Ti graphics card, 32GB of RAM, and 1TB of PCIe NVME storage. This hardware is more than enough to take full advantage of its 16-inch 240Hz 2560 x 1600 display. Acer has less expensive models of the Triton 500 SE available, too; the base model, with an Intel Core i7-12700H CPU, RTX 3070 Ti, and 16GB of RAM, costs $2,099. 99, about as much as a Lenovo Legion 5i Pro with twice the RAM and storage.
Acer Predator Triton 500 SE
- Top-tier 2560 x 1440 performance
- Solid speaker quality
- Doesn’t do enough with its hardware
- Middling build quality
$3000 at Acer Store
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The Triton 500 SE has enough ports that it doesn’t need an external dock or a mess of dongles. Along the left side, you’ll find an ethernet port, DC connector, a 3.5mm audio jack, a single USB-A port, and a USB-C / Thunderbolt 4 hookup. The right side features another Thunderbolt port and USB-A port plus an HDMI output and SDXC card reader.
On the right side: an SDXC card reader, USB-A, USB-C / Thunderbolt 4, and HDMI 2.1 ports.
And on the left, DC-IN, ethernet, USB-A, USB-C / Thunderbolt 4, and combo audio jacks.
If you’re sticking to the area around the WASD keys, the keyboard is fine, but trying to get actual work done on the keyboard can be a challenge. The switches have good tactile feedback and a small amount of travel, and they don’t feel mushy, but they’re smaller than average, and the gaps between them make me wish this space were used a little more efficiently. Too often, I missed a key or had to pause what I was doing to search for a function that had been relocated. In a few cases, I hit the key that summons the Acer Predator software instead of the backspace key. I made far fewer errors with the keyboard on the Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 thanks to its slightly larger keys and more familiar layout.
The trackpad is sizable, at roughly 5 x 3 inches, and has a satisfying tactile response with a nice click. It’s accurate and responsive and didn’t randomly register my palms when using it. It’ll get you by if you’re playing Civilization 6, but you’re going to want a dedicated mouse for your Valorant ladder matches. It’s a bit disappointing that the fingerprint sensor takes up part of the upper-left portion of the trackpad. It doesn’t get in the way very often, but I’d rather have a bigger trackpad surface with a fingerprint sensor on another part of the chassis.
At just over five pounds, it might be tempting to call the Triton portable, but the battery life prevents it from going far without an available outlet. The Triton lasts a couple of hours when gaming on battery power, which isn’t spectacular but is slightly more impressive when you consider that it offers roughly the same gaming experience you would get when it’s plugged in. The motherboard is equipped with a multiplexer, or MUX switch, that boosts battery life by dynamically switching between the integrated and dedicated GPUs depending on the task. By leaning on the integrated GPU instead of the RTX 3080 Ti, it managed to get almost three hours of YouTube streaming / working. You can’t expect too much from a laptop this size that uses such a demanding graphics card, but if you need longevity from your gaming laptop, the MSI GS77 Stealth lasts about as long as the Triton but charges you less for the privilege.
Acer Predator Triton 500 SE specs (as reviewed)
- 16-inch IPS display, WQXGA 2560 x 1600, 240Hz
- Intel CoreTM i9-12900H 14-Core Processor, 2.51GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 up to 4.7GHz
- 32GB of onboard LPDDR5
- 1TB PCIe Gen4 SSD, NVMe
- 5.29 pounds
- Two USB Type-C (USB4, Thunderbolt 4, USB charging), two USB-A 3.2 Gen 1, HDMI 2.1, SDXC card reader, headphone / speaker jack, DC-IN, Kensington lock slot
- Bluetooth 5.2, Gigabit ethernet, IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax
- Windows Hello fingerprint reader
The hinge on the display is firm and won’t wobble as long as you use the laptop on a flat surface. However, I would’ve appreciated a material on the lid and chassis that did a better job of resisting fingerprints and other visible markings. One of our big complaints from the previous Triton model has resurfaced: the slim lid has a surprising amount of flex. Just about any amount of pressure causes the display to bow, which isn’t something I want to see in a laptop that costs over $3,000.
The speakers, housed between the hinge and the keyboard, are uncommonly good for a laptop — at least, I didn’t immediately want to reach for the closest pair of headphones. They’re not far enough apart to provide the spatial audio you’d get from a pair of headphones, but they’re competent enough to provide a high and low end that doesn’t sound tinny or washed-out. The Acer software has a few different EQ presets that are intended to provide a better listening experience for different game genres, but “Music” provided the most balanced sound of the bunch.
The hinge produces a noticeable gap between the keyboard and screen.
The 2650 x 1600 IPS display has a 16:10 aspect ratio, and Acer says it can hit 500 nits of brightness. It also supports G-Sync, with a maximum refresh rate of 240Hz. The hardware in the Triton 500 SE is remarkably powerful, but even an RTX 3080 Ti can’t hit 240fps in modern titles. Only Counter-Strike: Global Offensive got close, maintaining around 200fps at max settings and up to 333fps when I dropped the resolution to 1080p. It’s nice to have a screen with plenty of overhead, but the fact that it has adaptive sync is more important to most people than the refresh rate.
The lid doesn’t have much wobble but can flex under too much pressure.
It wasn’t easy to challenge the Triton 500 SE with our current benchmarks. The Nvidia RTX 3080 Ti in our review unit is the current top-of-the-line gaming GPU, and it’s powerful — it hit around 60fps or better at native resolution with ultra settings and ultra ray tracing in almost every game we tested it with.
In our Shadow of the Tomb Raider benchmark with ultra presets, ray tracing enabled, and DLSS off, it averaged 79fps. The $4,000 Razer Blade 17, another RTX 3080 Ti laptop with a 2560 x 1600 screen, got 70fps at the same settings, while the $2,800 MSI GS77 Stealth, with an RTX 3070 Ti, only managed 58fps.
The Triton 500 SE also hit 67fps in Red Dead Redemption 2 at ultra settings with DLSS off, compared to 72fps for the Razer Blade 17 and 59 for the GS77 Stealth.
In the more demanding Cyberpunk 2077, the Predator Triton 500 SE hit 61fps at ultra settings with ray tracing set to ultra and 48fps with ray tracing set to “psycho,” both with DLSS off. Even games like Doom Eternal put out a relatively steady 60fps with ultra presets and ray tracing enabled and hit a consistent 120fps when using DLSS performance mode.
Like the other laptops we’ve tested with RTX 3080 Ti GPUs, it blazed through our video export test, managing to complete the run in two minutes and 20 seconds.
The Predator logo is the only branding on the Triton.
All of the benchmarks were performed while using the highest performance presets available through the Acer control software, which yielded excellent results, but I did most of my gaming in the aptly named “whisper mode,” which thankfully lives up to its name. I’m not sure you’d be able to market the Triton 500 SE without this feature, as the fans can be loud enough to be distracting if the system is under even a modest level of strain. This mode has the fans operating at their minimum, so some throttling would be expected here, but in testing, the 500SE still managed to provide solid performance when placed under these constraints. Playing Doom Eternal with the same settings, for instance, didn’t change much, still managing up to 120fps when using DLSS performance mode. However, the Shadow of the Tomb Raider benchmark took some pretty serious hits, managing an average of just 50fps using the same settings.
Switching between performance profiles is done through the Acer control software, which is simple and unobtrusive. You can summon this software via the desktop or by using its own dedicated macro key. The software lets you adjust fan speeds, performance profiles, and RGB lighting. But unlike some other gaming laptops, like the Asus ROG Zephyrus series, you can only change the performance profile while the laptop is plugged into an outlet. Even while at a nearly full charge, I found that unplugging the laptop causes the hardware profile to revert to its default balanced power state.
Agree to Continue: Acer Predator Triton 500 SE
Every smart device now requires you to agree to a series of terms and conditions before you can use it — contracts that no one actually reads. It’s impossible for us to read and analyze every single one of these agreements. But we started counting exactly how many times you have to hit “agree” to use devices when we review them since these are agreements most people don’t read and definitely can’t negotiate.
As with other Windows 10 computers, the Acer Predator Triton 500 SE presents you with multiple things to agree to or decline upon setup.
The mandatory policies, for which an agreement is required, are:
- A request for your region and keyboard layout
- Windows 10 License Agreement
- A Microsoft account for sign-in
- A PIN
In addition, there are several optional things to agree to:
- Connect to Wi-Fi network
- Set up fingerprint sensor authentication
- Device privacy settings: online speech recognition, Find My Device, Inking and Typing, Advertising ID, Location, Diagnostic data, Tailored experiences
- Send Microsoft your activity history to sync your activity across Windows devices
- Connect your Android phone for My Phone services
- Opt to save files via OneDrive
- Sign up for Microsoft 365
- Allow Microsoft to access your location, location history, contacts, voice input, speech and handwriting patterns, typing history, search history, calendar details, messages, apps, and Edge browsing history to help Cortana provide personalized experiences and relevant suggestions
- Provide your name, region, and email address for Acer support and protection
That’s five mandatory agreements and 15 optional ones.
The Predator Triton 500 SE is in a tough spot. On one hand, it’s the least expensive gaming laptop we’ve tested with specs like these. Of the RTX 3080 Ti models we’ve tested, the Razer Blade 17 has better build quality but a less powerful CPU and costs $1,000 more. The MSI GE76 Raider costs more and has a lower-resolution screen. But the Gigabyte Aero 16, which cost $5,000 when we reviewed it, is now only a few hundred bucks more than the Triton 500 SE. It’s hot and loud and has bad battery life, too, but it also has a 4K AMOLED screen.
The RTX 3080 Ti is Nvidia’s current top-of-the-line mobile graphics card (for now, at least), and 2560 x 1600 seems like the right resolution for it right now. You’ll have to drop ray tracing and quality settings to hit 60fps on a 4K display, and 1080p is just too low-resolution for a 16-inch screen. Springing for a 3080 Ti instead of a 3070 Ti means you’ll have playable frame rates for longer, which means you’ll get more life out of your laptop before you have to upgrade.
On the other hand, the fans on my test unit were so loud that I spent most of my gaming time in quiet mode and got lower frame rates than a 3070 Ti. So why spend the extra money unless you have really good noise-canceling headphones?
With a 3080Ti under the hood, the Triton 500 SE needs some seriously loud fans to compensate.
That’s the RTX 3080 Ti. But the sweet spot GPU in Nvidia’s lineup right now is the RTX 3070 Ti, which can still hit close to 60fps at ultra settings in many games, though usually not with ray tracing all the way up. And it costs a lot less. The Triton 500 SE has a $2,099.99 model with a Core i7-12700H CPU, RTX 3070 TI, 16GB of RAM, and 1TB of storage. That’s much more compelling, especially because you can easily upgrade the RAM. We haven’t reviewed that model, but unless its performance is wildly different from laptops with similar specs we’ve tested, you’ll still get most of the performance of the $3,000 model for around $800 less.
But for the same price or even less, you can get a Lenovo Legion 5i Pro on sale with the same CPU, GPU, and RAM, virtually the same port selection, and a similar 2560 x 1600 G-Sync panel. (Though it tops out at 165Hz instead of 240Hz.) In his review, my colleague Cam Faulkner found that the Legion 5i Pro had better build quality and quieter fans than the Triton 500 SE I tested. Even if you can’t get the exact same RAM and SSD configuration, both of those are easily user upgradeable, unlike build quality and fan noise.
The Acer Predator Triton 500 SE isn’t a bad gaming laptop, and the RTX 3080 Ti model I tested has powerful hardware for the price. But it’s still not worth the price premium, especially with how loud the fans are, especially with new graphics cards coming soon, and especially when the RTX 3070 Ti laptops get you 80 percent of the performance for almost $1,000 less. However, with Nvidia’s new 40-series GPUs on the horizon, the pricing for many gaming laptops equipped with 30-series GPUs may cool down significantly.
Acer Predator Triton 500 SE (2022) Review: Blazing Speed, Scalding Chassis
$3,000 at Amazon
- Runs incredibly hot
- Touchpad feels cheap
The Acer Predator Triton 500 SE is not a budget gaming laptop by any stretch. It starts at $2,100, but the top-end configuration reviewed here is a little under $3,000. While this is cheaper than just about any competitors with its specs, this isn’t an entry-level machine. It’s for a gamer who wants the raw power of a desktop machine with the portability a laptop provides. And, as someone who’s a desktop PC gamer, I’ve been amazed at how well it does in some areas and shocked by how bad it is in others.
While the outside of the 500 SE is rather plain, when you open the lid you are welcomed by a beautiful backlit RGB keyboard. The keys are well-spaced and typing on them is surprisingly nice. I spent a couple of days using it as my work computer and I wasn’t disappointed by the experience. The keys also feel soft and offer great travel, and the keyboard doesn’t feel rubbery as some do after a while. Acer even added dedicated media controls and a PredatorSense button that brings up the overclocking system whenever you need it. And the additions don’t make the keyboard feel cramped, which can often happen when you shoehorn in extra keys.
Acer Predator Triton 500 SE (2022)
|Price as reviewed||$3,000|
|Display size/resolution||16-inch 2,560×1,600 display (240Hz)|
|CPU||5GHz Intel Core i9-12900H|
|Memory||32GB LPDDR5 SDRAM|
|Graphics||16GB Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 Ti graphics|
|Storage||1TB PCIe NVMe SSD|
|Networking||Killer Wireless Wi-Fi 6E AX1675, Killer Ethernet E3100 10/100/1000, Bluetooth 5.2|
|Operating system||Microsoft Windows 11 Home|
|Ports||SD 7.0 cardreader, 2 USB 3.2 Gen 2, 2 Thunderbolt 4, HDMI 2.1, DC-in, RJ45, Audio Jack|
One of my biggest bugbears when it comes to gaming laptops over the years is the touchpad. While the 500 SE has a glass-topped touchpad that feels smooth under your hands, the functionality is just not there. The pad itself works fine if you tap the top, but pressing it feels cheap and awkward. It pushes down too far and often doesn’t register the click when I do press it. In the end, I stopped using it and used my Razer Naga Pro gaming mouse instead. The only positive with the touchpad is the built-in fingerprint reader, which makes it easy to log in to your laptop securely using Windows Hello.
The PredatorSense key was helpful while I tracked heat buildup.
The display is something of a joy, though. The 2,560×1,600-resolution display is 16:10 rather than 16:9, which I appreciate. I know it isn’t a massive difference, but the taller screen lets it fit in the bottom bar without sacrificing gaming real estate, so it’s a welcome shift. Visuals are crisp and clean, as you would expect from a 240Hz panel with a max brightness of 500 nits. I found the brightness on this screen held up in most lighting conditions short of direct sunlight.
When it comes to gaming performance, the Triton 500 SE is pretty much the cream of the crop in this price range. It’s worth mentioning that the 500 SE has more memory and a better processor than the rest of the machines tested in our benchmarks, but the cost is equal to or lower than other offerings in this space. For example, we recently reviewed the Razer Blade 15, and while it’s more expensive it failed to beat the 500 SE in any of our tests. This makes the 500 SE something of a bargain for a high-end gaming laptop, even at $3,000. (The 2022 Triton 500 SE isn’t currently available in the UK or Australia, but the price of my review laptop converts to roughly £2,525 or AU$4,450.)
All of the games I played, from first-person shooters like Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and Destiny 2 to strategy games like Civilization 6, worked beautifully. Graphically they looked fantastic of course — with an Nvidia RTX 3080 Ti graphics card you would expect nothing less — but even on high or ultra settings I experienced no lag or slowdown, even when the screen was filled with enemies and particle effects. Clearly, the 500 SE was born to play games and it does it with the ease and skill you would expect from a powerhouse like this.
Playing Sea of Thieves as rendered by the 3080 GPU was a pleasure.
Playing games on battery power is a different experience, though. As you can see from our battery drain test, the 500 SE isn’t the best or worst, though the battery will drain much faster when gaming. That’s normal and I managed to get around 1 hour, 10 minutes, before the battery dropped to 10% and I was forced to plug it back in. The Acer uses MUX switching technology to swap between the power-hungry RTX 3080 GPU and the more energy-efficient integrated graphics. It works great if you’re not looking to play graphics-intensive games on battery power, but the moment you switch to using only the 3080 your gaming minutes are numbered.
These numbers are a little too high to want to keep this sitting in my lap.
Whether you’ve got it on battery or running off its power brick, one thing is certain: The 500 SE has a heating problem. While Acer speaks of its “fifth-generation AeroBlade 3D fans” and “liquid metal thermal grease” I’ve never used a laptop that runs this hot. After three hours of playing Civilization 6, the system temperature reached 82 Celsius or a whopping 180 degrees Fahrenheit — enough to make a decent cup of green tea.
The entire laptop got so hot that using the touchpad made my wrist uncomfortable to the point of pain. I dread to think what it would be like with the lid closed and attached to a monitor. If you’re going to play games on this for long sessions you will want to keep it on a desk and as cool as possible. Certainly don’t play for long sessions with the laptop in your actual lap. That will get uncomfortable very quickly.
A warning label is never a good sign.
Heating issues aside, I’ve really enjoyed my time with the Acer Predator Triton 500 SE gaming laptop (though I think that name is ridiculous). If I’m going to spend $3,000 on a laptop I want it to run anything I can throw at it with equal ease and the 500 SE can do just that. In addition to gaming, I used the laptop for photo editing and rendering 3D models that I’ve designed and it easily handled both tasks, often simultaneously, something that even my custom-designed PC struggles to do.
Gaming on the 500 SE was an excellent experience (apart from the excessive heat and the touchpad, of course). I was pleasantly surprised by how crisp the screen was, and even when I hooked it up to my old 70Hz monitor everything ran smooth as butter. While the battery life is pretty poor when using the discrete graphics card, having the option to switch between it and the onboard graphics on the fly is a huge bonus. It means you can use your laptop for browsing and streaming and get relatively good battery life, then plug it in when you’re ready for a big gaming session. Just keep it on the table or you might burn your biscuits.
Geekbench 5 (multicore)
Acer Predator Triton 500 SE (2022) 13,734Razer Blade 15 (2022) 9,861HP Victus 16 9,352Acer Nitro 5 AN515-58 8,443Dell Inspiron 16 Plus (7610) 7,601
Note: Longer bars indicate better performance
Cinebench R20 CPU (multicore)
Acer Predator Triton 500 SE (2022) 17,511Acer Nitro 5 AN515-58 13,583Razer Blade 15 (2022) 11,224Dell Inspiron 16 Plus (7610) 10,412HP Victus 16 9,888
Note: Longer bars indicate better performance
PCMark 10 Pro Edition
Acer Predator Triton 500 SE (2022) 7,762Razer Blade 15 (2022) 7,029Acer Nitro 5 AN515-58 6,950Dell Inspiron 16 Plus (7610) 6,265HP Victus 16 6,229
Note: Longer bars indicate better performance
Streaming video playback battery drain test (minutes)
Dell Inspiron 16 Plus (7610) 611Acer Predator Triton 500 SE (2022) 344HP Victus 16 313Razer Blade 15 (2022) 305Acer Nitro 5 AN515-58 277
Note: Longer bars indicate better performance
|Razer Blade 15 (2022)||Microsoft Windows 11 Home; 2. 4GHz Intel Core i7-12800H; 16GB DDR5 4,800MH; 8GB Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070Ti; 1TB SSD|
|HP Victus 16||Microsoft Windows 11 Home; 2.3GHz Intel Core i7-11800H; 16GB DDR4 3,200MHz; 6GB Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060; 512GB SSD|
|Dell Inspiron 16 Plus (7610)||Microsoft Windows 11 Home; 2.3GHz Intel Core i7-11800H; 16GB DDR4 3,200MHz; 4GB Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050; 512GB SSD|
|Acer Predator Triton 500 SE (2022)||Microsoft Windows 11 Home; 2.9GHz Intel Core i9-12900H; 32GB DDR5 4,800MHz; 16GB Nvidia Geforce RTX 3080Ti; 1TB SSD|
|Acer Nitro 5 AN515-58||Microsoft Windows 11 Home; 2.5GHz Intel Core i5-12500H; 16GB DDR4 3,200MHz; 6GB Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060; 512GB SSD|
Predator Triton 500 SE: more powerful than its predecessor? Discover
In addition to the Triton 300 SE OLED, Acer has decided to invest heavily in the field of gaming laptops presented at BGS 2022. Among them is the powerful Acer Predator Triton 500 SE (official website here), which has the most powerful processor , which you can get in a laptop, and still manages to be relatively thin for a gaming laptop. It also has a great display and slick trackpad, and doesn’t skimp on ports or aesthetics. This one does everything and does it well.
This gaming machine is something you can have at home and forget about the problems of running modern games at high graphics settings in a discreet and elegant case that does not look like a typical “gaming” product at all, which seems to be a trend growing among market, whether laptops or Keyboards, Mice e headsets.
You can use it for your games or for work without screaming that it’s a gamer’s product with sharp corners, flashing RGB lighting and aggressive colors like black and red everywhere. We’re going to talk about the Acer Predator Triton 500 SE here, and if you’re left with any doubt, it’s just leave it in the comments.
Acer Predator Triton 500 SE
The 2022 Triton 500 SE is a 2021 generation hardware update with a few other minor upgrades. Combined with a solid build and excellent input and display options, this can be a competent all-in-one laptop, whether for gaming or everyday use, or for video or imaging work that requires good processing power to complete complex tasks.
The Predator Triton 500 SE comes in several configurations: CPU options from Intel Core i7-11700H to Intel Core i9-12900H, GPU options from Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 to 3080 Ti, SSD storage options from 512 GB to 2 TB and 16GB or 32GB. Memory.
|Grid||16″ 16:10 QHD+ 2560 x 1600 pixels IPS 240Hz (500 nits brightness, 1200:1 contrast ratio, 100% D CI-P3) 9||Processador||Processador||RTX2070 / RTX2070 / RTX3070 Ti / RTX3080 Ti|
|Memory||16 or 32 GB DDR5-4800 (2 DIMMs)|
|Armazenamento||SSD 512 GB to 2 TB|
|WiFi 6E with Bluetooth 5. 2, 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet LAN|
|Left side doors||Power, LAN, 1x USB-A 3.2 gen2, 1x USB-C with Thunderbolt 4, headphone/mic|
|Right side doors:||Kensington lock, HDMI 2.1, 1x USB-C with Thunderbolt 4, 1x USB-A 3.2 gen2, SD 7.0 card reader|
|| 1.9 cm x 35.8 cm x 26.2 cm
|weight||2.3 kg, 0.75 kg (charger) + cables|
|keyboard||keyboard ABNT2 RGB – 3 zones|
|extract||2 stereo speakers, HD webcam, touchpad|
It’s no surprise that this flagship laptop is a performance leader. When it comes to laptop processing power, the Acer Predator Triton 500 SE is second to none with its processor options. Insane test scores carry over into the real world when you play games, edit videos and photos, or render 3D videos. Heavy games with thousands of elements on the screen, such as a strategy game (Total Warhammer, World of Warcraft) will use all this processing power and complete tasks much faster, and games will be lag-free and lag-free.
Performance and screen
The Triton 500 SE is equipped with Nvidia’s flagship mobile graphics, so it’s no surprise that frames fly across the screen. If you’re more interested in eSports, FPS or other games where high refresh rates are important, you can take advantage of the Triton 240 SE’s 500Hz display to enjoy full 1080p graphics and see everything that’s happening in real time. Colors don’t disappoint either, providing a display with vibrant and vibrant tones for those who need precision when editing videos, photos, or simply enjoying the increasingly realistic and beautiful scenery of modern gaming.
This is a display that puts gaming performance first. It doesn’t have the incredible contrast ratio of an OLED screen, but its 520 nits brightness and 100% DCI-P3 color gamut make it one of the best screens we’ve seen in a gaming laptop. (Most gaming laptops suffer from dim screens and muddy colors covering about 60% of the P3 gamut.)
The 1600p screen is very smooth with a 240Hz refresh rate and is easy on the eyes during long gaming sessions. Games look great with vibrant colors and bright whites. While its relatively low contrast ratio isn’t suitable for serious film or photo editing, the screen is good enough for rough layouts or retouching for color-sensitive work.
Starter Predator Triton 500 SE
Construction and battery
While some laptops may struggle to find a compromise between thin chassis and providing ample space for components, Acer has managed to strike a balance with its Triton 500 SE. The metallic gray finish of its all-metal body is beautiful and fingerprint-resistant. Its slim profile also makes it easy to fit in a bag. The Predator logo is tucked away in a corner so as not to draw too much attention in a crowded room. Even the speaker grill looks cool, with a wavy pattern that’s nice to look at.
The trackpad is also fantastic. It’s as sleek as a MacBook trackpad, and it’s gigantic. Acceleration and speed feel perfect. The fingerprint scanner is hidden in the upper left corner. Meanwhile, the keyboard is made up of thin, quiet keys that respond quickly when pressed. There is nothing exceptional about this, but there is nothing that could be repulsive either.
The Triton 500 SE’s five hours and 38 minutes of battery life is pretty impressive for a gaming laptop with this kind of processing power and screen, but it’s certainly not the most impressive when we look at gaming laptops. recently. At least it’s better than the Predator Triton 300’s two and a half hour battery life.
This battery and metal chassis will make the product get a little warm, which will make the fans work hard, which may cause noise. Combined with the average sound of the product (details below), this can be a problem for those looking for a quieter product or not using headphones while gaming. It is also important to keep the laptop on a suitable desk and in a ventilated area.
The sound on this laptop isn’t the worst sound you’ll ever hear, but it’s not impressive, especially given the high price of the laptop. The sound is quiet even at maximum volume and is devoid of bass, which gives a feeling of emptiness. On the plus side, mids and highs are crisp, and voices are emphasized in the sound. Players should use headsets or headphones for better spatial awareness and subtle audio cues, but the audio is fine for casual movie watching when you’re bored.
Predator Triton 500 SE
Where to buy?
At the moment, you can buy Triton 500 SE only on international sites, since even the official Acer store is not available with a price in real. It might be interesting to wait a bit and throw in some cash for more accessories and peripherals, and put together a gaming setup. On the other hand, if you want Acer Predator laptops, we have many great options at special prices on Amazon.
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Predator Triton 500 SE pros and cons
|Professionals||Cons 90 028|
|Clean design, good ergonomics||A bit heavy for such a thin laptop|
|Fast and quiet keyboard, great touchpad||High temperatures and high fan noise|
|Nice and fast QHD+ display||average sound 9 0028|
|Balanced performance for its class||Battery life underwhelming|
The Predator Triton 500 SE goes above and beyond and succeeds on all fronts. Its main processor has best-in-class performance, the 1600p display is fast and bright, and the chassis is thin and slightly heavier than you’d expect from hardware of this thickness. This laptop delivers everything you would expect from such a premium product.
However, its sound is incredibly quiet, and its five and a half hour battery life could have been better. There are some great alternatives out there, though none of them offer the power of the Triton 500 SE.
This is a laptop with the best possible performance in a small package, and its high price is worth it if you want the best thin portable laptop money can buy. The Triton 500 SE doesn’t sacrifice the beauty or good features of a laptop for pure frame rates, which means you can enjoy amazing games on the go without burdening your PC with a bulky PC.
How long does the Predator Triton 500 SE battery last?
The Predator Triton 500 SE gaming laptop features a 230W battery and an average battery life of 5 hours 30 minutes in games. For home use and web browsing, it may last longer.
What is the screen refresh rate of the Predator Triton 500 SE?
Predator Triton 500 SE 16-inch IPS screen with 240Hz refresh rate. This speed ensures that everything displayed on the screen happens in real time, which is great for competitive players.
What is the price of the Predator Triton 500 SE?
The price is about 1.749.99 US dollars, which in direct conversion (excluding taxes) is 9.100 reais. The official price has not yet been announced by Acer.
What inputs are available on the Predator Triton 500 SE? The
Predator Triton 500 SE has good input and connectivity accessibility with USB 3.2 Gen 2 ports, two Thunderbolt 4 Type-C ports with DisplayPort support, and an SD 7.0 card reader.
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Notebook Acer Predator Triton 500SE PT516-51s (NH.QAKEU.004) prices in Kiev and Ukraine introduction of gaming laptops to the market, what can be special design. Anniversary aggressive viginіv, kolorіv that ozdoblennya, yakі so pritamanі geymerskomu segment.
The new Triton 500 creations are always in the order of their own, which is opposed by an ultra-thin body and high-performance equipment. The thickness of the body is only 20 mm, and the bag is 2.45 kg, which helps to easily carry a laptop, which means that love of love will be available to any place.
The Acer Predator Triton 500 SE is a common hutch among gaming laptops that is easily disguised as a modern ultrabook. Belonging to the gaming class is seen by the logo on the roof, and after that, the koristuvach does not have a lot of doubts – he has a right gaming machine in front of him. Yaskrava keyboard from pіdsvіtkoyu attracts a look and allows you to quickly react to diї supernikіv.
Design centerpiece 16-inch screen with high refresh rate. Vrahovyuchi, sho laptop supports Nvidia G-SYNC and Nvidia Max-Q technology, the gamer can rely on the superior smoothness of the gameplay, from the viewpoint of the development of the image that yoga galvanization. It is obvious that the internal components of the system call to erase the cordon of possibilities in front of the Acer Predator Triton 500 SE – the strained Intel Core i9 processor-11900H, 32 GB of RAM and 2 TB SSD storage, do not flood the system without the necessary productivity for an important game moment. So that the grub was unforgetable, the retailers equipped the laptop with us, so that the game brought both visual and audio satisfaction. Productive video card Nvidia RTX 3080 of the new generation was transferred to the world of virtual games. Advanced Optimus technology increases the hour of autonomy, does not interfere with the thumping G-SYNC group, without gaps and without teeth. It is implemented in such a way that the system is determined, if the programs need a graphics processor or graphics are installed, so that you can maximize the possibilities while saving the energy efficiency of the laptop.
The laptop is being cooled down with an auxiliary system powered by AeroBlade 3D 5th generation technology. It ensures noiseless and efficient cooling, maintains the optimal temperature of the components, brings in overhead heat to ensure proper operation and installation.
Never-ending emotions, which will be available to everyone – the same ones that the creators of Acer Predator Triton 500 SE wanted to achieve.
Acer Predator Triton 500 SE Notebook
Spartan-style slim Triton laptop is sure to beat you, for sure. The creators of the latest processors and innovative graphics cards of the PC will definitely become a part of your gaming experience, improve your creativity and become the subject of zadroshchiv of your friends and relatives.
Advanced Optimus Technology
Bringing dynamic display flickering to life, Advanced Optimus technology extends battery life without messing with the thumping G-SYNC, no cracks and no dents. In a word, the system is reasonable, if the programs need a vision of a graphics processor or a graphics processor.
This metal shell has everything you need: a beefier Intel Core processor, GeForce RTX 30-series graphics, DDR4 memory, and a great high-performance PCIe Gen4 storage drive to upgrade your oї game library.
Game monitor – for your laptop
This Polar Black display deserves all your respect.