Acer's Predator Triton 700 will use NVIDIA Max-Q and a GTX 1080

This one was announced at Acer's New York event back in April, but until now it was only launching with "10 series GPUs" from NVIDIA. Now that Computex 2017 is happening and NVIDIA has made its own big announcements, Acer can follow up.

This $3,000 gaming laptop will be using the new Max-Q technology from NVIDIA and as such will also have a stonking great GTX 1080 GPU inside.

The Predator Triton 700 houses the high-performance NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1080 (overclockable) GPU and standard-voltage 7th Generation Intel® Core™ processors in a svelte 18.9 mm-thin (0.74 inch) aluminum chassis, thanks to Acer's industry-leading AeroBlade™ 3D metal fans that increase airflow by 35 percent[i] yet take up less space within the device. Two NVMe PCIe SSDs[ii] in RAID 0 configuration and up to 32 GB of DDR4 2400 MHz memory helps the system run at peak performance.The Predator Triton 700 utilizes Max-Q, NVIDIA's innovative approach to designing the world's thinnest, fastest, and quietest gaming laptops. Max-Q, an integral part of NASA's mission to launch man into space, is defined as the point at which the aerodynamic stress on a rocket in atmospheric flight is maximized. Thus, the design of the rocket is precision-engineered around Max-Q. NVIDIA has applied a similar philosophy to designing gaming laptops, enabling Acer to build laptops that are thinner with more GPU performance of previous generation products.

At this point the Razer Blade Pro is the king of the hill, but it looks like we're about to see a bunch of others start to catch up to that level. It's still going to cost you a small fortune, but that doesn't make it any less impressive.

The Predator Triton 700 gaming notebook will be available in North America in August starting at $2,999 and in EMEA starting at €3,399.

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  • Whats up with the weird music at the end😅
  • The Acer has just 15.6-inch 1080p display, like WTF? Why would you need a GTX 1080 for that, that is just a waste of an investment. If I am paying that much I want at least a 17" 1440p 120hz screen.  
  • I you though on a gaming laptop? What benefit does more pixels on a small screen give you? The play here is a higher-res screen would inflate the price even further. No-one really needs a GTX 1080 in a laptop, but if that laptop is their only PC and is actually a high-end gaming rig hooked up to a 4K external display?
  • Play a fast paced game on a 1080p 60hz and then on a 1440p 120hz and then you will see the difference even on a small screen. Same for then you are comparing a 1080p vs 4k screen on a 17" laptop; world of difference, when you actually play on it.  
  • I think Richard's point is that for those moments, hook it up to a monitor at home.
  • Yah but you can run with anti-aliasing maxed and everything maxed out for a while. Anti aliasing will take care of the lower resolution and still look great.
  • Won't consider buying strictly because of the touch pad placement. It makes zero sense from a daily use perspective.
  • It makes sense from a construction perspective. They need all the height they can get to be able to cram everything in there, so the keyboard can't be in the back on top of the hot running components. At the same time they can't put said components in front of the keyboard (i guess) because it would make the palmrest too hot. But yeah, it looks inconvenient, even though most gamers use a mouse. A pointing stick in the keyboard would be good for non gaming when on the go.
  • That is why I said from a daily use perspective. If you are settling for a touch pad position that is downright crazy (having the keyboard that close is very odd too), you aren't approaching the usability of your device from the right angle.
  • The keyboard placement doesn't make it any different from using than a desktop keyboard.
  • from a construction perspective? Okey, lets forget the mouse. Who needs it anyways? You will use your own, extern one... move on. Lets remove the keyboard too. Everybody will use their own... so basically... remove the display too.. and guess what? Lets make room just for the HW, everything else should be thrown out the window
  • It's no coincidence that Asus uses a similar design, although I think the choice of a touchpad is much better than a numeric keypad.
  • I like the placement of the touchpad. Primarily because I like that there is not a lot of space between the bottom row of keyboard keys and the edge of the laptop.
    I like this Laptop, a lot!