Acer announced updates to its Predator and Nitro gaming notebook lines, kicking off the year with new Predator Triton 500 SE, Predator Helios 300 and Acer Nitro 5 models. All notebooks feature the latest 12th Gen Intel Core processors and notebook GPUs. NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 series, while the Acer Nitro 5 also includes AMD Ryzen 6000 series processor options. They also come with a month of Xbox Game Pass, giving gamers day one access to popular titles and the ability to play with friends, either on PC or console.
Predator Triton 500 SE – slim gaming notebook
The Predator Triton 500 SE (PT516-52s) is a “special edition” notebook for work and games. On the inside, up to a 12th Gen Intel Core i9 processor, an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti laptop GPU, and 32GB of 5200MHz LPDDR5 memory2 deliver the extreme performance needed for the latest games; on the outside, its spartan-style all-metal aesthetic allows it to blend seamlessly into the workplace or conference room. At just 19.9mm (0.75in) at its thinnest point, the notebook goes wherever users go, while up to 2TB of high-speed PCIe Gen 4 storage offers plenty of room for games and files.
Backed by this powerful hardware is state-of-the-art cooling technology. The notebook uses a triple fan system, which includes two 5th generation AeroBlade 3D fans with 89 metal blades each. Acer’s Vortex Flow technology redirects airflow from those fans to critical components, while strategically placed thermal foam, liquid metal thermal grease on the CPU, and four heat pipes further enhance cooling. Performance boost aside, this means users won’t feel the heat while taking full advantage of the long battery life offered by the notebook’s large 99.98 Wh battery.
Content looks great on the Triton 500 SE’s 16-inch screen. Gamers will appreciate the industry-leading WQXGA (2560×1600) panel’s 240Hz refresh rate and 3ms response time, complemented by support for the frame-syncing power of NVIDIA G-SYNC technology. Content creators will appreciate 500 nits of brightness, 100 percent coverage of the DCI-P3 color gamut, and a productivity-boosting 16:10 aspect ratio, plus an SD 7.0 card reader for downloading content.
The notebook runs Windows 11 and also features a full range of USB 3.2 Gen2 ports, including two Thunderbolt 4 Type-C ports with support for DisplayPort and power delivery, while an HDMI 2.1 port makes 4K @ 120 Hz possible allowing users to users connect to an external display. Not only this, an Intel Killer E3100G 2.5G Ethernet Controller, Intel Killer Wi-Fi 6E 1675, and Control Center 2.0 provide fast connectivity.
Predator Helios 300 – All About Performance
The Predator Helios 300 (PH315-55) is a powerful gaming notebook, packed with a host of top-notch hardware: up to a 12th Gen Intel Core i7 processor, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 laptop GPU, or NVIDIA GeForce RTX laptop GPU. 3070 Ti, 32GB of DDR5-4800MHz memory, and up to 2TB of PCIe Gen 4 SSD RAID 0 storage. This powerful hardware is powered by a 15.6-inch IPS1 QHD (2560 x 1440) display with a 165 refresh rate. Hz, and, with a refreshed and cleaner chassis, the exterior of the notebook looks great too. A slim light bar under the palm rest (configurable via PredatorSense) allows the device to retain its gamer aesthetic in a slightly more subtle way.
A dual fan design including our 5th Gen AeroBlade 3D helps keep your system running cool, as well as Acer’s Liquid Metal Thermal Grease and CoolBoost Technology. A single press of the built-in PredatorSense button gives users control over fan speed through four preset operating modes, while a single press of the built-in Turbo key instantly maximizes these settings to improve gaming performance. The notebook’s mini-LED backlit keyboard features per-key RGB.
Running Windows 11, this notebook comes with Killer DoubleShot Pro (E2600 + 1675i) and WiFi 6E connectivity and also features a wide range of ports, including one HDMI 2.1 for connecting to external monitors or consoles, one Thunderbolt Type-C port, and two USB 3.2 Gen2 ports, one of which allows users to charge a mobile device even if the notebook is off. A 17.3-inch model (PH317-56) with an IPS panel (QHD 165 Hz or FHD 144 Hz) is also available.
Acer Nitro 5 – notebook for casual gamers
The Acer Nitro 5 is a gaming notebook that gives gamers everything they need to explore and enjoy the latest titles, with up to a 12th Gen Intel Core i7 (AN515-58) and up to an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 GPU. You. A pair of M.2 SSD (PCIe Gen 4) slots offer massive storage, while up to 32GB of DDR4 3200 RAM gives gamers plenty of room to handle multiple applications at once. Combined with a 165Hz QHD panel that has a 3ms response time, the Nitro 5 offers pleasantly smooth gameplay. For added control, the Killer Ethernet E26002 and Intel Killler Wi-Fi 6 AX1650i allow gamers to make their network prioritize game traffic for even faster connectivity when every second counts.
The Nitro 5 can also be equipped with an AMD Ryzen 6000 series processor (AN515-46) and up to an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti notebook GPU, plus up to 32GB of next-generation 4800MHz DDR5 RAM. This Nitro 5 model comes with two options, a 144Hz FHD panel or a 165Hz QHD panel, both of which take advantage of AMD FreeSync technology to deliver smooth gameplay. In terms of storage, the Nitro 5 with an AMD processor has two M.2 PCIe Gen 4 SSD slots (PCIe Gen4 x1, PCIe Gen3 x1).
It also comes with Windows 11 and a redesigned chassis that features dual-fan cooling, an upper and lower chassis intake, and four exhaust ports. Users who need more or less cooling power can control fan speed with the NitroSense utility app, a built-in software solution that also allows users to overclock their CPU / GPU and customize 4-inch RGB keyboard lighting. zones.
Rounding out the gaming experience, DTS: X Ultra audio deepens your immersion by delivering clear sounds that can be delivered in a 3D spatial soundscape. This technology also translates into a competitive advantage, allowing players to hear exactly where an opponent is coming from. Users who want to play games with headphones and other peripherals will enjoy the Nitro 5’s full range of ports, including HDMI 2.1 and support for USB 3.2 Gen 1 and Gen 2. The Intel-powered model also includes a Thunderbolt 4 Type-C port. . The model with AMD technology includes USB 4.
A pair of 17.3-inch models (AN517-55, AN517-42) with an IPS panel (QHD / FHD 165 Hz, FHD 144 Hz) are also available.