Acer launches convertible gaming notebook Predator Triton 900

Acer's Predator Triton 900 is a $4,000 gaming laptop with a crazy hinge

Acer's Predator Triton 900 is a $4,000 gaming laptop with a crazy hinge

The two notebooks are both gaming powerhouses though. The desktop replacement is convertible depending on how you plan to use the Triton 900 at any given time.

While the Triton 900 looks quite chunky by modern laptop standards, Acer says it's under one inch thick. The hinge for the display allows the user to switch between four different usage modes, including having the display, flip, extend, or recline.

Back at IFA 2018, we were impressed that Acer had found a way to create a convertible 17-inch gaming laptop. The trackpad is placed to the side of the keyboard, instead of beneath it, for more natural hand placement, and it appears it can also be used as a number pad.

As well as the unique hinge the Acer Predator Triton 900 also offers extreme power in the form of NVIDIA's latest RTX 2080 GPU which is supported by Intel's hexacore 8th Gen Core i7 processors, NVMe PCIe SSDs and up to 32GB DDR4 memory.

It also includes an Xbox controller wireless receiver, so you can use your existing Xbox controllers to play PC games without needing to dig up the USB cable. There is audio by Waves with Waves Maxx audio system. Waves Maxx™ delivers superior sound quality made immersive with Waves Nx™ with head tracking for a hyper-realistic 3D audio experience. Despite packing all that hardware, the Predator Triton 900 manages to maintain a relatively slim profile at 23.75 mm (0.94 inches). To amplify the mobility, Acer relies on very small screen-bezels above and besides the screen, which just measure 6.3 mm.

The Predator Triton 900 is powered by Intel's 8th-gen Core i7 processor, supported by up to 32GB RAM. It can be upgraded to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 GPUs which can be overclocked for some VR-Ready games.

One of the most interesting feature of these laptops is that they can be controlled with a smartphone with the company's PredatorSense mobile app.

Acer's other new gaming notebook, the Predator Triton 500 is also not here to disappoint. Users can customize lighting effects for each of the abilities of their champion. It will be available in North America in February with prices starting at US$1,799, in EMEA in February with prices starting at €1,999, and in China in January with prices starting at ¥16,999.

All of this doesn't come cheap: The Predator Triton 900 is coming to North America in March, and starts at $3,999.

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