Acer Predator Triton 700
Average of 15 scores (from 36 reviews)
Reviews for the Acer Predator Triton 700
Courageously new. Acer´s new ultra-slim 15-inch Predator Triton 700 gaming notebook is nothing short of innovative. Alongside its mechanical keyboard, the unusual position and design of the touchpad makes for some interesting new looks. Can the Triton 700 in its elegant case combined with a GTX 1080 Max-Q rival the Asus ROG Zephyrus?
As a proof of concept, the Acer Predator Triton 700 has me very excited for the future of gaming. A slim, slick laptop with the power to show a gaming PC who’s the boss was only a pipe dream till this device came along.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/30/2018
Rating: Total score: 66% performance: 90% display: 80% mobility: 75% workmanship: 55% ergonomy: 45%
Source: Hardware Zone
Having said all that, the Triton 700 is still one of the rare few notebooks that offer desktop-grade performance in a truly slim and light form factor. With laptops like this and the ROG Zephyrus on the market, gamers now have more choice than ever before.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/27/2018
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 60% performance: 90% mobility: 65% workmanship: 85%
That for me is a real shame, as the rest of the laptop is very, very good – the powerful hardware in such a slim chassis is very appealing. Hopefully Acer can release an updated model in the future that would get the score this laptop deserves.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/06/2018
Rating: Total score: 75%
Source: Laptop Media
In any case, prepare to pay a little bit more for the extra features. The Predator 700 sells for around $3 000 at the time of writing this review while the ASUS ROG Zephyrus’ asking price is around $2 500 – 2 700. This positions both machines in a category of their own as laptops with GTX 1070 are considerably less expensive while GTX 1080 are huge 17-inchers charging a price premium. And if you are not really that into “portability”, you might be better off with a GTX 1070-powered laptop with a good cooling solution. Just a little overclocking will easily match the GTX 1080 Max-Q’s performance.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/03/2018
Acer got a lot of things right with the Predator Triton 700. The build quality is solid, there’s – relatively – adequate battery life, and it managed to avoid leaving a giant gap on the bottom. There are also no disappointing elements in terms of hardware. But like the ROG Zephyrus, there is quite a premium to pay for the power you get in such a slim chassis; at RM13,999, you could get laptops with a similar set of hardware for less.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/04/2017
The Predator Triton 700 is also really good value when you consider the competition. This top-spec model is priced at RM13,999 and if you compare it to the ASUS ROG Zephyrus GX501 — currently the Predator’s closest competitor — the Triton 700 is RM2,000 cheaper. There’s even a more affordable variant that’s priced at RM9,999 but it loses the 120Hz screen, drops GPU to a GTX 1060, RAM to 16GB and storage to 256GB (128GB+128GB in RAID 0).
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/28/2017
What ACER’s Predator Triton 700 lacks in elegance and design chops, it makes up for in performance. ACER took the idea of a thin-and-light gaming machine and ran with it, stuffing the notebook with the very best components and hardware currently available to make a monstrous gaming PC. While it’s significantly more expensive than other Max-Q notebooks in the market today, the added hardware and performance bump is worth it if you have a lot of money to burn.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/25/2017
Source: Good Gear Guide
The Acer Predator Triton 700 ($3,000 on Amazon) is one of the most impressive gaming laptops ever created, full stop. Every inch of this rig oozes quality, from the sleek, slim aluminum chassis to the fantastic mechanical keyboard to the no-compromises gaming experience provided by the GTX 1080 Max-Q and its accompanying 120Hz G-Sync display. And that doesn’t even take into account that it was literally impossible to cram this much power into a laptop this thin until very recently. There’s a lot to drool over here.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/15/2017
Source: PC World
You pay big-time for the Triton 700’s mobility, though. If you don’t mind massive desktop replacements, the 17-inch Alienware 17 R4 packs a more potent, full-fat GTX 1080 with a higher-resolution 2560x1440 G-Sync display for about $2,550 on Dell.com. The Alienware’s processor also outpunches the Triton 700’s. Yet it’s almost twice as heavy at a staggering 9 pounds, 12 ounces. Pick your poison. But for the first time ever, gamers on the go have some choices.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/15/2017
Rating: Total score: 70%
Source: PC Mag
Thanks to Nvidia's new Max-Q graphics technology, the Acer Predator Triton 700 offers a good mix of graphics performance and weight savings, but its competitors do better.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/10/2017
Rating: Total score: 70%
The Acer Triton 700 is an impressive slim gaming laptop, but its nontraditional touchpad makes it a tough sell for anything other than games.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/02/2017
Rating: Total score: 78% performance: 80% mobility: 60% workmanship: 90%
Source: Computer Shopper
The Acer Predator Triton 700 fuses cutting-edge notebook design with the latest in gaming technology. The GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q graphics chip in our review unit was an impressive performer, approaching or exceeding triple-digit average framerates in the games we tested. Thanks to the 120Hz G-Sync display on this notebook, you can actually utilize most of that performance—provided your eyeballs can actually register such high frame rates. That said, keep in mind the Max-Q graphics chip isn’t as fast as a standard GTX 1080. In our benchmarks, a standard GTX 1070 performed similarly to the GTX 1080 Max-Q. We’re not necessarily complaining, as the Triton 700 still provided more performance than we’d previously seen in this form factor.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/02/2017
Rating: Total score: 70%
Source: Laptop Mag
The Acer Predator Triton 700 delivers the power of a full-on desktop replacement in the body of a stylish, portable mainstream laptop.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/29/2017
Rating: Total score: 60%
Ridiculously powerful and impressively thin, the Predator Triton 700 has no problems taking what you throw at it, but it gets almost too hot to touch under load and lacks features that key competitors offer for less.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/21/2017
Rating: Total score: 70%
Here’s the bad news: ACER is pricing the Predator Triton 700 at Php 229,999, which is considerably more than the offering of their rival. Then again, you’re getting a lot more PC for the price, along with several freebies, namely a Predator Cestus Gaming Mouse 500, a Predator Galea 500 gaming headset along with 5K worth of Steam credits. If that price is a little steep for you, ACER will also be selling a version of the Triton 700 with a regular NVIDIA GTX 1060 inside paired with a 15.6-inch full HD 60Hz panel with 16GB of RAM, 512GB SSD storage and the same Intel Core i7 processor for more than half the price of the full-fledged version, at Php 134,999.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/01/2017
Source: Pocket Lint
And how much cash will you need to part with to buy a Predator Triton 700? €3,399 when it goes on sale in August. There's no distinctive UK price, but given the current climes we wouldn't be surprised if it was also around the £3,000-£3,500 mark (spec depending).
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/30/2017
Source: Stuff TV
It is genuinely powerful, too, thanks to high-end components and the cooling system to keep them running at their highest possible speeds. Gaming won't be a problem, and that keyboard is among the best we've tried in a laptop. Razer still has the edge right now, but Acer has something special here.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/27/2017
Source: Trusted Reviews
This is one of the most attractive gaming laptops I’ve seen this year, and it’s certainly one of Acer’s best pieces of work from a physical standpoint. But that bizarre touchpad, however seldom it’s used, is extremely weird and would put me off ever using this machine on the move without a USB mouse.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/27/2017
Source: Chip.de DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/06/2018
Source: Netzwelt DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/27/2017
Source: Geeknetic ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/13/2018
Rating: Total score: 82%
Source: El chapuzas Informatico ES→EN
Positive: Nice design; solid workmanship; slim size; lightweight; good hardware; nice display; comfortable keyboard; nice connectivity. Negative: High price; no card reader.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/24/2018
Source: Techzilla.it IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/21/2018
Rating: Total score: 93% price: 90% performance: 95% mobility: 90% workmanship: 95%
Source: Everyeye.it IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/05/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Tweakers NL→EN
Positive: Powerful hardware; high gaming performance; excellent display; slim size. Negative: High price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/28/2017
Source: Portables4Gamers FR→EN
Positive: Slim size; metal case; excellent display; good connectivity. Negative: High price.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/10/2017
Source: 3DNews.ru RU→EN
Positive: Powerful hardware; excellent display; solid workmanship; nice design. Negative: Relatively high price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/04/2017
Source: Prohardver.hu HU→EN
Positive: Solid workmanship; slim size; good cooling system; nice display.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/18/2017
Source: Notebook.cz CZ→EN
Positive: Comfortable keyboard; slim size; light weight; nice design; high performance; good speakers. Negative: Short battery life; overheats while using.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/22/2017
Source: Tinh Te VN→EN
Positive: Powerful hardware; high gaming performance; excellent display; great speakers. Negative: Expensive.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/09/2018
Source: Jagat Review ID→EN
Positive: Slim size; powerful hardware; high gaming performance; excellent display; good connectivity; comfortable keyboard. Negative: No memory card slot; mediocre touchpad.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/18/2018
Source: Laptop.bg BU→EN
Positive: Metal case; high mobility; comfortable keyboard; good cooling system; excellent display; nice connectivity. Negative: Short battery life; mediocre touchpad.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/26/2018
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Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/08/2018
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 60% performance: 100% display: 90% mobility: 70%
Source: Lyd og Billede DA→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/09/2018
Rating: Total score: 83%
Source: HwT DA→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/30/2018
Rating: price: 20% performance: 80% workmanship: 100%
Source: Go4it.ro →EN
Positive: Elegant design; great built quality; high performance; compact size; rich set of ports. Negative: Mediocre ergonomy; no SD card slot; noisy under loads.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/28/2017
The Acer Predator Triton 700 is as lightweight and attractive as it is powerful. Essentially it is a high-end gaming laptop designed to strike a balance between features and weight. From a distance, it is easy to mistake the Triton 700 for a generic model in Acer’s Predator series. The Triton 700’s hard angles, contoured edges, and matte finish are long-time hallmarks of the company’s gaming line-up, as well as the oversized hinge and stylized grates on the rear outflow panel. The Acer Predator Triton 700 takes many of its design cues from the Predator 21 X, including a teal-on-black color scheme. More prominently, though, the keyboard sits on the bottom edge of the laptop where the trackpad and palm rest normally are. Having the keyboard essentially flush to the front edge of the laptop means there’s no palm rest area. However, the touchpad’s loss is the keyboard’s gain. The island-style, backlit keys get the full width of the laptop’s 15.6-inch chassis, which is loads of space. The most interesting thing about the design is the huge piece of Gorilla Glass above the keyboard. This way users can see the internals of the laptop, including the AeroBlade 3D fan and five heat pipes. It looks pretty sweet, reminiscent of the windowed sides on gaming desktops. However, it’s not all for show, as the glass can also be used as a touchpad. While the 21-inch 21 X was a massive laptop weighing more than 8kg, the 15.6-inch Triton 700 is a relative lightweight, tipping the scales at 2.6kg and slipping into an 18.9mm thick casing.
The Acer Predator Triton 700 comes with a 15.6” FHD display and is based on Intel’s Core i5-7300HQ or Core i7-7700HQ processor, depending on the exact model. The laptop is equipped with 16GB of DDR4-2400, up to two 512GB SSDs, Rivet Networks Killer DoubleShot Pro network solution (featuring a 2×2 802.11ac Wi-Fi and a GbE controller), Thunderbolt 3 connectivity, and other features one would expect from a high-end laptop. The screen is a Full-HD IPS panel. It looks great with colours looking vibrant and well represented on a glare-reducing screen, although it’s a little disappointing that it is not a 1440p or Ultra HD display. The Triton 700 ships with TrueHarmony, which Acer claims that it delivers immersive audio. It’s certified for Skype for Business. The Triton 700 isn’t lacking in the connectivity department either, despite its slim design. Rounding out the specs, there is an HD webcam, Killer Wireless 2x2 11ac, and quite a number of ports for input and output. If gaming laptops were putting people off due to their weight and size, the wait is over. Lightweight gaming laptops are here and they are better than expected.
Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q: Efficient high end graphics card with 8 GB GDDR5X-VRAM based on the Pascal GP104 chip. Equipped with 2560 shader units and offers about 10-15% lower performance than a regular GTX 1080 due to lower clocks, but the power consumption is much lower in return. These graphics cards are able to play the latest and most demanding games in high resolutions and full detail settings with enabled Anti-Aliasing. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.
7700HQ: Quad-core notebook processor based on the Kaby Lake architecture. Besides four CPU cores (including Hyper Threading), the chips also integrates the HD Graphics 630 GPU and is manufactured in an improved 14 nm process.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
15-16 inch is a standard display size for laptops and offers the biggest variety of products.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
Usually subnotebooks, ultrabooks and quite lightweight laptops with 12-16 inch display-diagonal weigh as much.
Acer: The company was founded under the name of Multitech in Taiwan in 1976 and renamed to Acer or Acer Group in 1987. The product range includes, for example, laptops, tablets, smartphones, desktops, monitors and televisions. Gateway Inc. and Packard Bell also belong to the Group and sell their own laptops.
While Acer still had the third largest global market share in the notebook segment in 2008, it ranked 6th in 2016 with a market share of 6% after they had continuously lost market shares.
There are dozens of Acer laptop reviews per month, the ratings are average (as of 2016). Gateway, which has an own laptop line-up, has also belonged to the Acer Group since 2007.
76.75%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.