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Acer announces new Predator Triton laptops, including Predator Triton 500 with a 300Hz display

Triton 500
Triton 500 (Image credit: Acer)

What you need to know

  • Acer announced the Predator Triton 500 and Predator Triton 300 gaming laptops.
  • The Predator Triton 500 has a 300Hz display.
  • The Predator Triton 300 will be available in EMEA in October starting at €1,299, and the Predator Triton 500 will be available in EMEA in November starting at €2,699 and in North America in December starting at $2,799.

Acer announced two new Predator Triton gaming laptops at IFA 2019, the Predator Triton 300 and the Predator Triton 500. Both laptops feature impressive refresh rates, but the highlight of the lineup is the Predator Triton 500's 300Hz display. The Predator Triton 300 will be available in EMEA countries in October starting at €1,299, and the Predator Triton 500 will be available in EMEA in November starting at €2,699 and in North America in December starting at $2,799. The Predator Triton 300 does not appear to be shipping to North America.

The Predator Triton 500 comes with a 300Hz 15.6-inch FHD display. It's 17.9mm thick and weighs 2.1kg. It features an 81 percent screen-to-body ratio. The gaming laptop runs on up to a 9th Gen Intel Core i7 processor. The highlight feature is the 300Hz display. Many desktop gaming monitors max out at 240Hz, so packing a 300Hz display into a laptop is unique.

The Predator Triton 300 is a new addition to the Triton line. It runs on up to a 9th Gen Intel Core i7 processor and up to an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 GPU. It comes with up to 16GB of DDR4 memory that can be upgraded to 32GB. It supports up to two 1TB PCIe NVMe SSDs in RAID 0 and up to a 2TB hard drive. It also supports Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX 1650 and Killer Ethernet.

The Predator Triton 300 features a 15.6-inch Full HD IPS display with a 144Hz refresh rate and 3ms of response time. It supports Waves NX for immersive audio and has zoned RGB lighting on the keyboard. The laptop also includes dual fans with Acer's 4th Gen AeroBlade 3D CoolBoost metal fan technology to improve thermals.

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