Acer just introduced the Predator Triton 700, the first laptop in the company’s new line of Predator Triton slim gaming laptops. Naturally, the Triton 700 is equipped with some very impressive hardware, and they’re all packed into an 18.9mm thin chassis.
That’s right, this is Acer’s thinnest gaming laptop yet; the company even went as far as to say that the Triton 700 can be considered an Ultrabook thank to its slim profile. Despite being only 18.9mm thin, the Triton 700 features standard-voltage 7th generation Intel Core processors as well as Nvidia’s powerful GeForce GTX 10-series GPUs. Unfortunately, it only ships with a 1080p display.
According to Acer, it’s possible to cram these powerful hardware into the Triton 700 thanks to the company’s new second generation AeroBlade 3D metal fan. Compared to previous iterations of the fan, Acer claims that this new one boasts 35% increase in airflow.
Another interesting feature of the Triton 700 is its “mechanical keyboard.” Now, Acer has not revealed much of the keyboard’s specifications yet, so it remains to be seen just how “mechanical” it is. Nonetheless, it would be interesting to see how similar the Triton 700’s keyboard is to the one found on the 17-inch Razer Blade Pro.
Oddly enough, the Triton 700’s keyboard placement is similar to the Acer Predator 21 X‘s; it’s placed on the bottom half of the laptop instead of the more conventional top half. But unlike the Predator 21 X, which had its trackpad placed on the right side of the laptop, the Triton 700’s trackpad is positioned…above the keyboard. Although the trackpad’s positioning isn’t the most practical one, it does look rather sleek. For one, it’s a see-through trackpad, and it’s a Gorilla Glass trackpad.
The Acer Predator Triton 700 is a really interesting slim gaming laptop, and it retails at a pretty high price point too: it’s set to go from €3,399, which comes up to about RM16,060. The Triton 700 is expected to start shipping sometime in August.