Dainty and Lethal: The 2020 Predator Triton 500

Published September 30, 2020, 7:27 AM

by Len Amadora

Acer’s Predator series has paved its way to be one of the top choices for gamers seeking the best gaming PC—sharing the same ground once dominated by veteran brands.

As the world is at its advent of next-gen gaming and the undying hype for streaming dominates the internet, Acer overhauled its top dog – the Predator Triton 500 to hunt on its new prey.

Is the 2020 Predator Triton 500 enough to sate the modern demands of both work and play?

Sleek and Stylish Design 

Recognized as the first gaming brand to win the Red Dot Brand Award due to its high design quality, the updated Predator Triton 500 retains its cool look and feel with its all-metal chassis and striking black and light-blue accents and LED-lit emblazoned cover. 

It prides itself as a truly lightweight and portable machine with 17.9mm (0.7 inch) thickness and a mere 2.1 kg weight. Another stunning feature of the new Predator Triton 500 is its per-key RGB customized keyboard, prioritizing the concave-shaped keycaps for WASD and its exclusive Turbo key for instant overclocking plus the PredatorSense for further configuration. 

The Predator Triton 500 sports a narrow bezel with a matte finish on its 15.6-inch screen. It also has an impressive 81% body-to-screen ratio. 

Specs and Performance

Under its dainty metallic shell, the Predator Triton 500 contains the source of its powers: It comes with the latest 10th Gen Intel Core processors, DDR4 memory at 2933MHz upgradeable to 32GB, and PCIe NVMe SSD storage. It also highlights the GeForce RTX SUPER graphics with Max-Q Design as its graphics card.

To display clear and crisp gameplay, the Predator Triton 500 features a 300 Hz IPS panel with 1ms Overdrive response time. Pairing with its graphics card is NVIDIA G-SYNC to eliminate screen tearing and frame rate drops. 

With this much power in such a small machine, Acer makes sure to keep all of these running smoothly with Predator’s built-in three-fan cooling system, one of them being the 4th Gen AeroBlade 3D fan. 

User Experience

The 2020 Predator Triton 500 really lives up to its promises of providing sheer gaming performance. With its 300hz smooth display and powerful assembly underneath, lag and noise won’t bother you in playing games like Call of Duty: Warzone or Apex Legends even in high settings. Not only that, but the Predator Triton 500 performance is also great in accomplishing creative work, particularly in using video editing and graphics editing software. 

The 2020 Predator Triton 500’s cooling system is also a big relief. You can still feel a noticeable warmth when pushed to its limits, but you can now maximize the fan speeds with the Turbo feature. If you want full control of customizing your laptop’s performance, the PredatorSense is also a very convenient tweaker. 

What made the new Predator Triton 500 favorable is its portability. Its 2.1 kg weight and almost an inch of thickness make a big difference compared to the usual bulky gaming laptops. Its sleek design and the RGB keyboard will really capture anyone’s eyes. Adding to its portability is its Always-On feature for the left USB-A port, allowing you to charge your devices even when the laptop isn’t on. 

Overall, the 2020 Predator Triton 500 is dainty but indeed lethal. Its offered convenience and performance are both proven factors that are definitely worth its price. If you’re looking for a compact gaming laptop that provides desktop-like capabilities, then you’ve found it.