Acer Predator Triton 300 SE gaming laptop

Whilst the ongoing pandemic has forced CES 2021 to go digital, we managed to get a few hours with the upcoming Acer Predator Triton 300 SE gaming laptop, which is a great deal longer than what we would have had during the physical event. In ordinary circumstances we would be running around the convention floor, desperately trying to get enough time with a product to give it a fair first impression.

The Predator Triton 300 SE is a small, but powerful gaming laptop that will feature up to an 11th Gen Intel Core-i7 H35-series processor and the freshly-revealed Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 laptop GPU. You can also expect up to 24GB of DDR4 RAM and storage options of 258GB, 512BG and 1TB.

Acer is promising clock speeds of up to 5 GHz, which we couldn’t verify due to a lack of benchmarking or thorough tests, but it certainly got us excited for any opportunity to spend more time with the device in the future.

The Acer Predator Triton 300 SE will be available from £1,399 (around $1,900, AU$2,500), but no release date has been confirmed.

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Acer Predator Triton 300 SE

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The first thing we noticed is that the Acer Predator Triton 300 SE is very heavy for a laptop this size, weighing in at 1.7KG. The all-metal chassis is solid, with a distinctive lack of any cheap plastic in the design. Having carried it around for a short while, you can’t ignore the heft that will be present in your carry case or laptop bag, but it does give the machine a reassuring feeling of being hardwearing and resistant to damage.

The Predator Triton 300 SE sports a 14-inch full HD display with a 144Hz refresh rate for any competitive FPS players that are looking for a new machine, and the back of the monitor has a sleek, minimalist finish. With no RGB lights or garish logo on display, you could use the Acer Predator Triton 300 SE as a very serviceable professional laptop for your work or study needs, as well as your gaming hobby.

We’re seeing the popularity for gaming laptops with a muted aesthetic booming right now, likely with the rise of remote working resulting in more demand for hybrid devices, but the Predator Triton 300 SE is one of our favorites so far.

Acer Predator Triton 300 SE

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