Acer's fresh Triton 300 SE gaming laptops have Intel's 12th Gen Core CPUs and NVIDIA RTX 30-series Laptop GPUs

Acer Predator Triton 300 Se 14 Press
Acer Predator Triton 300 Se 14 Press (Image credit: Acer)

What you need to know

  • Acer today announced a refreshed 14-inch Predator Triton 300 SE and a new 16-inch Predator Triton 300 SE.
  • The gaming laptops feature 12th Gen Intel Core CPUs and NVIDIA RTX 30-series Laptop GPUs.
  • Both laptops have displays with 16:10 aspect ratio, with the 14-inch model available with OLED.
  • The Triton 300 SE 14 is expected July 2022 starting at $1,600. The Triton 300 SE 16 is expected August 2022 starting at $1,750.

Acer has unveiled two new Predator Triton 300 SE laptops as part of its 2022 gaming refresh that also includes the Predator Helios 300 SpatialLabs Edition laptop. First up is a refresh of the existing 14-inch Triton 300 SE; it's joined by a brand new 16-inch Triton 300 SE option for anyone who wants as much screen real estate as possible.

These new PCs look to have what it takes to compete for a spot in our collection of best gaming laptops. They're configurable with Intel's 12th Gen Core mobile processors as well as NVIDIA's powerful RTX 30-series Laptop graphics cards. Here's a look at the specifications as provided by Acer.

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CategoryPredator Triton 300 SE 14Predator Triton 300 SE 16
OSWindows 11 HomeWindows 11 Home
Processor12th Gen IntelCore i5-12500HCore i7-12700HCore i9-12900H12th Gen IntelCore i5-12500HCore i7-12700H
GraphicsNVIDIA RTX 3050 Ti LaptopNVIDIA RTX 3060 LaptopNVIDIA RTX 3050 TiNVIDIA RTX 3060NVIDIA RTX 3070 Ti
MemoryUp to 32GB LPDDR5-5200MHzUp to 32GB LPDDR5-4800MHz
Storage512GB, 1TBM.2 PCIe 4.0 SSD512GB, 1TB, 2TBM.2 PCIe 4.0 SSD
Display14 inches16:10 aspect ratio2880x1800 (2.8K)OLED, 400 nits, 100% DCI-P32560x1600 (QHD+)IPS, 500 nits, 165Hz, 5ms, 100% DCI-P31920x1200 (FHD+)IPS, 400 nits, 165Hz, 3ms, 100% sRGB16 inches16:10 aspect ratio2560x1600 (QHD+)IPS, 500 nits, 240Hz, 100% DCI-P31920x1200 (FHD+)IPS, 400 nits, 165Hz, 3ms, 100% sRGB
PortsThunderbolt 4HDMI 2.1Two USB-A 3.2 (Gen 2)3.5mm audioThunderbolt 4HDMI 2.1Two USB-A 3.2 (Gen 2)3.5mm audioEthernet
WirelessIntel Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX1675iIntel Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX1675i
Dimensions12.35 x 8.9 x 0.74-0.78 inches(313.5mm x 227mm x 18.9-19.9mm)14.1 x 10.3 x 0.78-0.86 inches(358.5mm x 262.4mm x 19.9-21.9mm)
WeightFrom 3.74 pounds (1.7kg)From 5.3 pounds (2.4kg)
AvailabilityJuly 2022August 2022
PriceFrom $1,600From $1,750

The powerful gaming hardware is joined by 14- and 16-inch displays, each with a taller 16:10 aspect ratio. The smaller screen is available in an OLED option for those who want the best color possible, while the larger screen has up to a 2560x1600 (QHD+) resolution, 240Hz refresh rate, and NVIDIA G-Sync for reduced screen tearing. The larger model also comes with NVIDIA Optimus, which allows for switching between integrated and discrete graphics to save battery. Everything is kept cool with Acer's fifth-gen AeroBlade 3D fans and liquid metal thermal paste.

Both laptops include an Intel Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX1675i wireless modem, while the larger Triton 300 also includes an Intel Killer E2600 Ethernet controller for those who want to stick with wired internet. Ports include Thunderbolt 4, two USB-A, 3.5mm audio, and HDMI 2.1. A lock slot on the left side adds a bit of security.

There are two designs available for the 14-inch model. One is exclusively available at Best Buy, while the other is available at most major retailers. There's just the one design for the larger 16-inch Triton 300 SE. The smaller laptop is expected in July starting at $1,600, while the larger laptop is expected in August starting at $1,750.

Cale Hunt

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