Acer announced their new Triton 700 series gaming laptops on April 27 in New York City. At just 18mm thin Acer claims it's the fastest gaming laptop around netting a 17,000 score on 3DMark besting the competition by significant margins.

We got some hands-on time yesterday with the Triton 700, and it's quite impressive. It's not just the radical cooling solutions that let the Triton 700 hit high-performance marks, but some crazy design choices too.

For instance, there is the weird trackpad above the keyboard thing, which Acer tried years ago with the Aspire R7. This time around, however, it's see-through, which is a unique twist.

Acer Predator Triton 700 specifications

Category Acer Triton 700
Operating System Windows 10 Home 64-bit
Display 15.6" FHD (1920 x1080) IPS
Processor Intel Core i7-7700HQ
Intel Core i5-7300HQ
Memory Up to 16GB of DDR4
User upgradable up to 32GB (2x soDIMM)
GPU NVIDIA GeForce GTX 10-series
Ports 1 USB Type-C with Thunderbolt 3
1 HDMI 2.0
Three USB Type-A
Storage Up to 512GB PCIe Gen 3x4 SSD
Dimensions 393 (W) x 263 (D) x 18.9 (H) mm
Weight 2.6 kg (5.7lbs)
Webcam HD webcam supporting Super High Dynamic Range imagine (SHDR)
Wireless Killer Wireless 2x2 802.11 ac

Also, there is a USB Type-C port with Thunderbolt 3, built-in Ethernet, a few USB Type-A ports, DisplayPort, and HDMI 2.0 out.

In hand, the laptop is not light, but it is quite thin, and the all-metal chassis felt high quality.

The mechanical keyboard is also a nice and feels like the Razer Blade Pro.

Availability starts in August with pricing at $2,999 (€3,399). We'll try to get a review unit to see if Acer has the chops to compete with Razer.