Acer Predator has revealed a whole bunch of new stuff today but let’s go through the gaming laptops and gears segment because these new guys are real serious about gaming.

Acer Predator Triton 17 X

First, we have the king of the hill that takes over the title of the strongest gaming laptop in the Acer Predator family – the Predator Triton 17 X. This muscle-packed machine is capable of hosting up to an Intel Core i9-13900HX CPU and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 GPU plus a maximum of 64GB DDR5-6400 RAM and up to 4TB of PCIe SSDs in RAID 0 that tears through 4K gaming like it’s nothing.

One of the best panels are also included as part of the package – a 17-inch 16:10 display with 2 configurations available where one of them is a WQXGA mini-LED variant that pushes a whopping 250Hz refresh rate, capable of doing more than 1,000 nits of brightness to fulfill the DisplayHDR requirements plus a 1M:1 high contrast ratio on top of the 100% DCI-P3 color gamut plus Eyesafe Certification for low blue light emission. Also, let’s not forget NVIDIA Advanced Optimus and G-SYNC for all the tearless smooth game frames.

All these powerful parts require a comprehensive thermal solution and Acer’s Vortex Flow technology is in charge of that through a tri-fan cooling setup including 2x custom-made 5th Gen AeroBlade 3D fans with wind-guiding structures. Dedicated heat pipes for the CPU and GPU in addition to well-placed intake and exhaust vents push out heat efficiently while liquid metal thermal grease on the CPU sips heat better than everyone else in the market.

From a user’s standpoint, the Triton X 17 contains a per-key RGB keyboard, fingerprint reader, and glass touchpad together with a powerful DTS:X surround sound system powered by 6 speakers. Connectivity options include Thunderbolt 4, SD 7.0 card reader, Intel Killer E3100+ Ethernet, and Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX1690i. No excuse such as the Internet lagging again.

Acer Predator Triton 14

If the Triton 17 X is too much for you, then may consider the small yet powerful Triton 14 with up to Intel Core i7-13700H and either the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 or 4050 Laptop GPU that goes together with a max 32GB of LPDDR5 RAM at 6000MHz. The screen’s a brilliant one as well which is a 14-inch 16:10 MiniLED 250Hz panel with DisplayHDR 600 certification and 100% DCI-P3 coverage.

It uses a similar cooling system as the Triton X 17 although not as beefy because it is just about 20mm thin. The latest Intel Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX1675i ensures a good wireless connection while the MicroSD card slot makes moving photos and videos from cameras a breeze.

Acer Predator Helios Neo 16

On the other hand, a new mid-range selection has been introduced in the form of the Predator Helios Neo 16. Coming with a combo of 13th Gen Intel Core HX CPUs paired with up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU with a maximum TGP of 140W. One can configure it to host up to 32GB of DDR5-4800 RAM and 2TB of PCIe SSD in RAID 0. Under the hood features an all-metal AeroBlade fan and liquid metal thermal grease to give more headroom for the CPU to boost.

About the screen, there are 2 options with one of them being a WQXGA (2560×1600) IPS display at 165 Hz and 3 ms response time or another WUXGA (1920×1200) with 165Hz refresh rate and 100% sRGB color gamut. Both of them have NVIDIA Advanced Optimus and G-SYNC support as well.

Acer Predator Helios 3D 15 SpatialLabs Edition

Now for the special one as the next-gen Predator Helios 3D 15 SpatialLabs Edition is packing the good stuff of the Intel Core i9-13900HX and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU on top of 32GB DDR5-5600 RAM. The back vents have been optimized and streamlined to push air more smoothly while a subtle RGB flows along for a soft ambient glow.

The stereoscopic 3D display and SpatialLabs eye-tracking solution power eye-popping 3D scenes and games for more fun across different genres. The machine is further supported by Intel Killer E2600 Ethernet, Intel Killer Wi-Fi AX1675i, and a wide range of ports including 2x USB-C 3.2 Gen 2 input alongside 2x Thunderbolt 4 and also a MicroSD card reader.

Pricing and Availability

All four Acer Predator laptops announced in this post have their pricing and launching period listed below:

  • Triton 17 X – From USD4,799, Launching in May
  • Triton 14 – From USD1,499, Launching in May
  • Helios Neo 16 – From USD1,199, Launching in May for Malaysia (Pricing in Ringgit Malaysia TBA)
  • Helios 3D 15 SpatialLabs Edition – From USD3,499, Launching in June

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