Acer's Predator Triton 900 gaming laptop packs a crazy convertible hinge

Acer's Predator Triton 900 gaming laptop packs a crazy convertible hinge
Acer's Predator Triton 900 gaming laptop packs a crazy convertible hinge

Acer is certainly looking to make a lasting impression with its latest gaming laptop. At first glance, the new Predator Triton 900 looks like your standard, chunky gaming laptop. But it's hiding a pretty unique feature not found in others of its ilk: a convertible display.

The display on the Predator Triton 900 sits on a hinge near its midsection, allowing you to flip it around to be used as a (thick) tablet. If you're sitting down for a long gaming session, the hinge will also let you tilt the display toward you, closing the distance between it and the keyboard while making for a potentially more immersive experience.

Acer is mum on specs for now, but you can expect that unique display to pack a 4K touchscreen with NVIDIA G-Sync, which will cut down on screen tearing and frame stuttering. That's in addition to Acer's latest Aeroblade tech, which keeps things cool with a design that's literally inspired by owls, of all things.

Without a detailed list of specs, it's anyone's guess at what graphics chip or processor will be packed inside of the Predator Triton 900 at launch, but don't expect Acer to cheap out on parts. We'll likely learn much more about what Acer has planned in the coming months, including pricing and a release date – possibly as soon as CES 2019.

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  • Does anyone remember the Sony Vaio Flip...... This looks like Acer copied this a little (or a lot...)
  • Acer had a design like this a few years ago. I always thought it was a relatively practical design, especially if it is pen enabled. Looking forward to seeing the final specs.
  • For the love of God will SOMEONE report on the SIZE of this thing?
  • It's amazing how many articles are so poorly written that they fail to disclose basic info such as the size of the screen. The whole reason for the article was the screen and yet its size isn't even mentioned.
  • THIS! The sad thing is every blog that reported in this machine left out size. I know that Acer said they could not disclose specs yet, But if you're close enough to take a picture next to it, you can at least take a guess. Hell, you could even compare it to a laptop already on the market, like.. the Triton 700, which is 15.6'. Is this bigger than that? Smaller? C'mon.
  • I think it would be better if the screen slid up the hinge to reach a higher height. That way it would be more like your desktop screen up away from your keyboard. And then it could tilt after it was raised up.
  • I miss my HP Dragon HDX 20.1" "laptop". That was a proper machine that nothing yet has come close to replacing.