The original Acer Predator Triton 500 SE was launched back in May 2021, and options going up to the 11th gen Intel Core i9-11950H and RTX 3080.
During CES 2022, Acer has announced a refresh of this excellent laptop with an even more powerful specification.
The new Acer Predator Triton 500 SE (PT516-52s) packs up to the latest 12th Gen Intel Core i9 processor. At the time of the writing, this has not been announced, but a quick Google indicates that this new CPU is either the Core i9-12900H or the i9-12900HK both of which are a 14core 20 thread CPU.
The slim nature of this laptop means that the CPU used is most likely the none-overclockable Core i9-12900H, similar to the i9-11950H found on last years model.
It is believed that the CPU will have 2.90 GHz/4.90Ghz base and boost frequencies.
The laptop will also feature a new Nvidia RTX 3080 Ti. Again, due to the slimmer nature of the laptop, this will likely be the Max-Q which doesn’t have quite as much power. You need a much heavier and fatter laptop such as the Acer Predator Helios 500 for the full-sized cards.
The rest of the spec stays similar with a 16-inch 16:10 display with an 87% screen-to-body ratio. Acer don’t state multiple display options but mention the 240Hz WQXGA (2560×1600) panel which was used last year.
The laptop runs Windows 11 out of the box and also features a full range of USB 3.2 Gen2 ports, including two Thunderbolt 4 Type-C ports with support for DisplayPort and power delivery, while an HDMI 2.1 port makes 4K@120 Hz possible by allowing users to plug into an external display. To top everything off, an Intel Killer E3100G 2.5G Ethernet Controller, Intel® Killer Wi-Fi 6E 1675i and Control Center 2.0 empower users with blazing-fast connectivity.
The Predator Triton 500 SE (PT516-52s) will be available in North America in March, starting at USD 2,299.99; in EMEA in February, starting at EUR 3,499; and in China in February, starting at RMB 24,999. UK Q2 2022 – From £1,999 – £2,999.
Predator Helios 300 — All About Performance
The Predator Helios 300 (PH315-55) is a powerful gaming laptop equipped with a host of top-tier hardware: Up to a 12th Gen IntelCore i7 processor, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU or NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, 32 GB of DDR5-4800 MHz memory and a terabyte of PCIe Gen4 SSD RAID 0 storage. This hardware muscle powers up to a 15.6-inch QHD (2560 x 1440) IPS display with a 165 Hz refresh rate—and with a revamped, cleaner chassis plus a light bar, the outside of the laptop looks great, too.
A dual-fan layout that includes one 5th Gen AeroBlade 3D fan helps keep the system running cool, further supported by liquid metal thermal grease and Acer’s CoolBoost technology. A single press of the built-in PredatorSense button offers users control over the fan speed via four preset operating modes, while a single press of the built-in Turbo key instantly maxes out these settings for improved gaming performance. Upping the cool factor, the laptop’s mini-LED backlit keyboard features per-key RGB.
Running Windows 11, the laptop comes with Killer DoubleShot Pro (E2600+1675i) and WiFi 6E connectivity and also features a healthy range of ports, including an HDMI 2.1 for connecting to external monitors or consoles, a Thunderbolt Type-C port, and two USB 3.2 Gen2 ports, one of which allows users to charge a mobile device even if the laptop is turned off.
A 17.3-inch model (PH317-56) with an IPS panel (QHD 165 Hz or FHD 144 Hz) is also available.
The 15.6-inch Predator Helios 300 (PH315-55) will be available in North America in May, starting at USD 1,649.99; in EMEA in February, starting at EUR 2,299; and in China in February, starting at RMB 11,999. UK Q1 2022 – From £1,399 – £1,999
The 17.3-inch Predator Helios 300 (PH317-56) will be available in North America in May, starting at USD 1,749.99; in EMEA in February, starting at EUR 2,399; and in China in February, starting at RMB 11,999. UK Q1 2022 – From £1,499 – £1,999
Acer Nitro 5 — Laptop for Casual Gaming
The Acer Nitro 5 is a gaming laptop that gives players everything they need to explore and enjoy the latest titles, featuring up to a 12th Gen Intel Core i7 (AN515-58) and up to an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti GPU. A pair of M.2 SSD slots (PCIe Gen 4) offer massive storage, while up to 32 GB of DDR4 3200 RAM offers players plenty of breathing room to handle multiple applications at once. Combined with a QHD 165 Hz panel that has a 3 msresponse time, the Nitro 5 delivers pleasantly fluid gameplay. For further control, KillerEthernet E2600 and Intel Killler Wi-Fi 6 AX1650i lets players make their network prioritize game traffic for even faster connectivity when every second counts.
The Nitro 5 can also be equipped with up to an AMD Ryzen 6000 Series processor (AN515-46) and up to an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, plus up to 32 GB of the latest-generation DDR5 4800 MHz RAM. This model of the Nitro 5 comes with two options, an FHD 144 Hz panel or a 165 Hz QHD Panel, both taking advantage of AMD FreeSync technology to offer smooth gameplay without screen tearing. Storage-wise, the AMD processor-powered Nitro 5 features two M.2 PCIe Gen 4 SSD slots (PCIe Gen4 x1, PCIe Gen3 x1).
This generation of the Nitro 5 comes with Windows 11 and a redesigned chassis that features dual-fan cooling, an intake on both the chassis’ top and bottom, and four exhaust ports. Users needing more or less cooling power can control fan speeds with the NitroSense utility app, a built-in software solution that also enables users to overclock[i] their CPU/GPU and customize the 4-zone RGB keyboard’s lighting.
Completing the gameplay experience, DTS:X Ultra audio deepens their immersion by delivering clear sounds that can be delivered in a 3D spatial soundscape. This technology also translates into a competitive edge, enabling players to hear exactly where an opponent is coming from. Users wanting to play with headphones and other peripherals will enjoy the Nitro 5’s full range of ports, including HDMI 2.1 and support for both USB 3.2 Gen 1 and Gen 2. The Intel model also includes a Thunderbolt 4 Type-C port. The AMD-powered model includes USB 4.
The Nitro 5 laptop is also available with a 17.3-inch screen.
The Acer Nitro 5 [AMD, 15.6-inch] (AN515-46) will be available in North America in April, starting at USD 1,099; in EMEA in April, starting at EUR 1,599; and in China in March, starting at RMB 8,999. UK – Feb/ March £799 – £1499
The Acer Nitro 5 [Intel, 15.6-inch] (AN515-58) will be available in North America in March, starting at USD 1,049.99; in EMEA in February, starting at EUR 1,549; and in China in February, starting at RMB 9,499. UK – Feb/ March £799 – £1499
The Acer Nitro 5 [AMD, 17.3-inch] (AN517-42) will be available in North America in May, starting at USD 1,149.99; in EMEA in April, starting at EUR 1,699; and in China in March, starting at RMB 8,999. UK – Feb/ March £799 – £1499
The Acer Nitro 5 [Intel, 17.3-inch] (AN517-55) will be available in North America in April, starting at USD 1,099.99; in EMEA in March, starting at EUR 1,649; and in China in February, starting at RMB 9,499. UK – Feb/ March £799 – £1499
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