The Acer 17.3" Predator Triton 900 Gaming Laptop is a serious system that offers desktop-like performance within a portable form factor. Aside from its gaming aesthetics, it's equipped with a 2.6 GHz Intel Core i7-9750H six-core processor, 32GB of DDR4 memory, two 512GB NVMe PCIe SSDs, and an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 graphics card. Completing the wish list for gaming specs, the 17.3" IPS touchscreen display also features a 3840 x 2160 4K UHD resolution with NVIDIA G-SYNC technology. With these combined, the Predator Triton 900 can easily tackle everyday tasks and play demanding games at high resolutions. Other integrated features include USB Type-A, Thunderbolt 3, HDMI and DisplayPort connectivity, 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5.0, Gigabit Ethernet, a webcam, speakers, microphone, and audio in/out jacks. The operating system installed is Windows 10 Home.
Acer Triton 900 Overview
Unlike traditional laptops, the Triton 900 features an Ezel Aero Hinge, which lets users flip the display around for multiple viewing modes without changing the orientation of the rest of the system.
NVIDIA G-SYNC technology syncs the display's refresh rate with your graphics card's frame rate output to reduce screen tearing, stuttering, and ghosting for a more fluid gaming experience. If needed, users can also connect additional display options via HDMI, DisplayPort, or Thunderbolt 3 outputs.
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 20-series graphics cards are built on the Turing architecture. Combining traditional CUDA cores with RT and Tensor cores for ray-tracing and AI, these cards offer more realistic lighting, shadows, and reflections in real-time.
The AeroBlade fans installed within this system are designed for efficient cooling. They have serrated edges for increased airflow, winglets along the top and bottom fan edges to reduce turbulence, and a dual indent groove for stable operation.
Per-key RGB backlighting, macro keys, and a switchable trackpad/numpad offer users plenty of customization options. There's also a dedicated Turbo button to instantly overclock the GPU or open the PredatorSense software for system monitoring and hardware changes.
Waves NX 3D Sound provides users with immersive virtual surround sound for movies, music, and games.
Killer Ethernet and Wireless connectivity options automatically prioritize gaming traffic to help reduce ping and lag. Users can also manually manage their network traffic to get the bandwidth they need for certain applications.
After its hiatus in Windows 8, the Start Menu has returned. Utilizing a combination of the traditional menu system and Windows 8's Live Tiles, the improved Start Menu gives you more information at a glance, showing notification information alongside your applications and other pinned items.
Microsoft's digital personal assistant, Cortana can answer your questions with information gleaned from both your device and the internet at large. You can type or even talk with her, if your system has a microphone. Using her Notebook, Cortana keeps track of your needs and wants, and she learns over time to improve her information gathering skills.
After nearly 20 years, Microsoft has finally replaced its Internet Explorer web browser. With Microsoft Edge, users can write directly on web pages and share notes with friends and colleagues. It also improves the online reading experience by adding a distraction-free mode and read-it-later functionality. Edge also has built-in Cortana integration; you can have her help you find a restaurant, make a reservation, and pull up directions without leaving your browser.
For Windows 10, Microsoft has unified the Windows Store. Now, apps for PCs, tablets, and phones will all be accessible from one place. And with support for Universal Apps, one version of an app can work across all your compatible devices automatically.
Windows 10 was designed for a variety of screen sizes and input styles, and with its Continuum feature, it automatically adapts to fit your needs. A Windows 10 tablet on its own requires a touch-centric approach, but attaching a mouse and keyboard will shift everything to a more traditional interface. You can even attach an external monitor to your Windows 10 phone for a near-desktop experience. But it's not just the operating system; Windows Universal Apps take advantage of Continuum as well.
Gaming is a big focus of Windows 10. Xbox integration allows for PC players to match up against Xbox One players on supported games, and if you have an Xbox One, you can even stream compatible titles to your PC. Native support for recording with the new Game DVR feature makes it easy to capture and share your gameplay. The new DirectX12 takes better advantage of multi-core processors, giving games a performance boost, even on older hardware. Windows 10 also features native support for virtual reality headsets, such as the Oculus Rift.