During the latest virtual launch, Acer Malaysia has announced that they are bringing 3 new Predator gaming laptops into the country soon.
We’ll start things off with the titan-class Predator Triton 500 SE that combines a package of up to 11th Gen Intel Core i9 CPU and up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 GPU with a maximum of 32GB DDR4 RAM and 1TB PCIe 4.0 SSD for an absolute beastly machine that also has a battery that can go up to 12 hours and you thought this would be a battleship format laptop. No, as it only weighs 2.4kg and is 19.9mm thin, despite hosting all of that in addition to the 16-inch 16:10 WQXGA display. Talking about the I/O and connectivity story, it hosts a range of dual USB-C 3.2 Gen 2 ports with Thunderbolt 4, SD card reader, Intell Killer E3100 Ethernet+Killer WiFi 6 AX1650i to keep the transfer speed up and latency low. What’s more, take over the power control curve completely through the PredatorSense software to decide which parts get the juice that they need.
Want to step up the game even more? Then look no further than the Predator Helios 500 powered by up to Intel Core i9-11980HK and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 combo while arming even more RAM and storage slots to accommodate a maximum of 64GB DDR4 and dual 1TB PCIe 4.0 SSD in RAID0 configuration for the most hardcore mobile gamer out there. Not only it is on par with the Triton 500 SE, but it also hosts a bigger 17-inch display that can either a 4K MiniLED 120Hz panel with VESA Display HDR1000 for absolute visual fidelity or going really fast through a 360Hz FHD variant with a 3ms response time. Additionally, it also packs more ports that include HDMI 2.1, mini-DP 1.4, Thunderbolt 4, USB-C 3.2 Gen 2, and the latest connectivity cards. The gamer aspect is also more flexible in the Helios 500 like the WASD switches swappable for MagTek mechanical switches and PredatorSense customizing the Pulsar lighting and keyboard backlights.
Aside from the super high-end stuff, the Predator Helios 300 is also here to take care of the mid-range budgets that start from prices that are as low as half of the former 2 machines. But scanning through the available configuration, you can still get powerful stuff as well such as p to 11th Gen Intel Core i9 processor and up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 with display options of either 165Hz IPS QHD or 360Hz IPS FHD while supporting a maximum of 32GB DDR4 RAM and up to 1TB PCIe NVMe SSD with an additional HDD slot and one M.2 slot.
Pricing and Availability
All of the listed Acer Predator Triton 500 SE, Helios 500, and Helios 300 models will become available for preorder through the Acer store, Shopee, and authorized resellers starting at these dates at the following price:
- Acer Predator Triton 500 SE starting 30th October
- Intel Core i9 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 – RM12,999
- Intel Core i7 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 – RM8,999
- Acer Predator Helios 500 – From RM13,999 to RM19,999 (Subjected to configuration) starting 30th October
- Acer Predator Helios 300 starting 30th September
- 15-inch: From RM6,299
- 17-inch: From RM7,999