Acer’s New Gaming Laptop Comes With a Crazy Hinge

Posted on January 7, 2019 by Mehedi Hassan in Hardware with 6 Comments

Acer is launching two new powerful gaming machines today: the Predator Triton 500 and the Predator Triton 900. The company’s new gaming notebooks pack all the power you need for gaming on the go, but they are more than just regular gaming laptops.

Acer’s Predator Triton 900, for example, comes with a crazy new hinge design. The company designed an “Ezel Areo Hinge” that’s attached to the 4K 17-inch display of the Triton 900. The hinge allows the display of the device to flip, extend, or even recline. It’s a lot like the hinge from Dell’s old Sparta 1090, but this display is almost twice the size of that of the Dell Sparta.

The hinge allows the device to be used in a couple of different modes: “display mode” for sharing your gameplay with friends, “Ezel mode” for playing games on the touchscreen, “Stand mode” for when you want to use the device as a tablet for gaming. A 17-inch tablet, in that case.

Specs-wise, there’s nothing to be disappointed about on the Triton 900. It has the latest NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 GPU, a 4K display with NVIDIA G-Sync, Intel’s latest 8th gen Core i7 H-Series processors, NVMe PCIe RAID 0 SSDs, and up to 32GB of DDR4 RAM.

Acer’s other new gaming notebook, the Predator Triton 500 is also not here to disappoint. It’s meant to be a slim gaming device, coming in at 17.9mm and weighing 2.1kg. The device packs a 15.6-inch Full HD display with a 144Hz refresh rate, surrounded by bezels measuring 6.3mm, allowing for a screen-to-body ratio of 81%. The device features NVIDIA’s new Geforce RTX 2080 GPUs with Max-Q design, up to 8th gen Intel Core i7 processors, NVMe PCIe RAID 0 SSDs, up to 32GB DDR4 RAM, and promises to offer up to 8 hours of battery life.

These devices are obviously not cheap. The Predator Triton 900 with its crazy hinge starts at $3,999 and it will be available in the United States this March. The Triton 500, on the other hand, starts at $1,799 and will be available in the United States next month. Acer is also releasing a new mobile app later this year that will allow users to control things like overclocking, fan speeds, lighting, etc. on their Acer gaming devices from their phone.

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