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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