Acer Predator Triton 17 X, Helios Neo 16 and more: New gaming notebooks revealed
In the context of the next@acer, the manufacturer has introduced many new products. Among others, they expand their portfolio of gaming notebooks with the new models Acer Predator Triton 17 X, Acer Predator Helios Neo 16 and launch upgrades for the Predator Triton 14 and Predator Helios 3D 15 SpatialLabs Edition variants.
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Acer Predator Triton 17 X: The manufacturer’s most powerful gaming notebook yet
In the meantime, all manufacturers are making their gaming notebook portfolio fit for the model year 2023. Of course, Acer cannot be left out, which presented a whole range of exciting novelties at the next@acer event.
First and foremost, the Acer Predator Triton 17 X is the most powerful gaming notebook ever released. At the same time, the design is slim and minimalistic. The notebook, which is housed in a sand-blasted CNC-milled metal unibody case, is just 2.5 cm thick.
Under the hood, the laptop has mighty steam. It is equipped with a 13th generation Intel Core i9-13900HX processor (with clock rates of up to 5.4 GHz) and an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 GPU. Up to 64GB of DDR5 5600Hz memory and up to 4TB of PCIe SSD storage are also on offer.
The display has a diagonal of 17 inches or 43.2 cm and comes as a WQXGA mini LED display in 16:10 format. It offers a refresh rate of 250 Hz, a peak brightness of over 1,000 nits and covers the DCI-P3 color space by 100 percent. The display is also Eyesafe certified, reducing 80 percent of harmful blue light.
Cooling and Connectivity
These high-end components naturally want to be cooled effectively. That’s why the Acer Predator Triton 17 X relies on a vapor chamber. Acer’s Vortex Flow system is supported by a triple-fan cooling system that includes two specially designed 5th generation AeroBlade 3D fans.
“This allows the system to achieve ten percent higher airflow than the previous generation AeroBlade 3D fan,” the manufacturer said. The heatpipes are supported by a liquid metal thermal paste on the CPU, so one wants to be able to maintain maximum performance even under continuous load.
In addition, there is a per-key RGB keyboard, a fingerprint scanner and a glass touchpad. It also has a powerful DTS:X Ultra Surround sound system with six speakers. Intel Killer E3100G Ethernet and Intel Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX1690i provide fast connectivity, while accessories can be connected via Thunderbolt 4.
Two 4K or one 8K displays are supported. The notebook is charged with up to 100 watts. Also of interest to creative professionals is the SD 7.0 card reader, which delivers speeds of up to 985 MB/s.
Acer Predator Helios Neo 16
On the other hand, the gaming notebook Acer Predator Helios Neo 16 (PHN16-71) wants to offer a strong price-performance ratio. The design is supposed to provide excitement, because “gamers will find a metaphorical, laser-engraved code on its deep black case lid that needs to be deciphered,” Acer says. What does it say?
Well, be that as it may. From a purely technical point of view, the notebook comes with Intel Core HX processors of the 13th generation and up to an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 GPU with a maximum graphics performance (MGP) of 140W. Up to 32 GB of DDR5-4800 RAM and up to two TB of NVMe SSD storage are offered.
The system is effectively cooled by a specially developed all-metal AeroBlade fan technology and liquid metal thermal paste for the CPU. There are several options to choose from when it comes to the display:
Including a WQXGA (2,560 x 1,600) IPS display with 165 Hz and 3 ms response time and a WUXGA (1,920 x 1,200) display with a refresh rate of 165 Hz that covers 100 percent of the sRGB color space. Both display options are equipped with NVIDIA Advanced Optimus and G-SYNC.
Acer Predator Triton 14: Compact notebook with a kick
Hallelujah! Acer, along with ASUS, is also thinking about all those who want a smaller gaming notebook and is launching an upgrade for the Acer Predator Triton 14. It relies on a 14-inch display and is only 19.9 mm high – the manufacturer does not reveal the weight, though.
It cannot quite keep up with its bigger siblings in terms of performance, either. Thus, Acer equips the laptop with a 13th generation Intel Core i7-13700H processor and an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 or 4050 GPU. Up to 32 GB of LPDDR5-6000 RAM and an M.2 SSD slot are available.
The brilliant 35.6 cm (14-inch) WQXGA (2,560 x 1,600) mini LED display with a 16:10 aspect ratio has an extremely fast refresh rate of 250 Hz, is VESA DisplayHDR 600 certified and fully covers the DVI-P3 color space.
Intel Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX1675i provides a fast network connection, and there is also room for a microSD card reader in the case. The cooling is also supposed to work particularly effectively here thanks to specially developed 5th Gen AeroBlade 3D fan technology, Vortex Flow airflow optimization and liquid metal thermal paste for the CPU.
Acer Predator Helios 3D 15 SpatialLabs Edition
Also getting an upgrade is the Acer Predator Helios 3D 15 SpatialLabs Edition 3D notebook, which now features a 13th-generation Intel Core i9-13900HX processor and NVIDIA GeForce RTX4080 GPU. Up to 32 GB of DDR5-5600 RAM is also on offer.
The software, PredatorSense 4.1, is also supposed to disable the iGPU so that only the dedicated GPU can be used, which is supposed to improve the performance a bit more. The rear vents have also been optimized and feature subtle RGB lighting along the rear edge for soft ambient lighting.
The gaming notebook uses the combination of SpatialLabs eye-tracking solution, stereoscopic 3D display and real-time scene rendering technologies to create a three-dimensional image that you can enjoy entirely without 3D glasses or similar accessories.
“Access to the latest version of the TrueGame application allows gamers to experience 3D gaming in ultimate 3D form without glasses. It also offers various 3D game modes with 3D+ and 3D Ultra settings for currently more than 70 titles.”
An Intel Killer E2600 Ethernet controller and Intel Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX1675i provide fast connectivity. In terms of ports, there are dual Thunderbolt 4 with DisplayPort and Power Delivery, three USB 3.2 ports, one with power-off USB charging, and a microSD card reader.
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Prices and Availability
All of Acer’s new gaming notebooks are expected to make their way to retailers in June 2023. The recommended retail prices are as follows:
- Acer Predator Triton 17 X (PTX17-71) – starting at 4,299 euros
- Acer Predator Helios Neo 16 (PHN16-71) – from 1,599 euro
- Acer Predator Triton 14 (PT14-51) – from 1,999 euro
- Acer Predator Helios 3D 15 (PH3D15-71) SpatialLabs Edition – from 3,499 Euro
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