CES 2022 | The Acer Predator Triton 500 SE gets an Alder Lake makeover along with a GeForce RTX 3080 Ti, DDR5 RAM and Wi-Fi 6E
Last year (2021), Acer unveiled the Predator Triton 500 SE with Intel Tiger Lake-H processor and Nvidia Ampere graphics cards. Now, Acer has given it the Alder Lake treatment and even thrown in a new Nvidia graphics card at CES 2022. Everything else is pretty much the same, except for a few QoL upgrades here and there.
The most significant upgrade on the Acer Predator Triton 500 SE is a 12th-generation Intel Alder Lake processor. Acer hasn't mentioned the exact model, but it is probably the Core i9-12900H. It is paired with an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 Ti graphics card with an unspecified TGP, but we can expect it to be around 135W.
The Alder Lake refresh allows Acer to upgrade the Predator Triton 500 SE's memory to 32GB LPDDR5 (5,200MT/s). One can pair it with up to a 2TB PCIe Gen 4 NVMe SSD. Interestingly enough, it is lower than its predecessor's maximum storage/memory, and Acer hasn't mentioned if either component is user upgradable.
Acer has reused the same 16-inch WQXGA (2,560 x 1,660) IPS LCD panel on the Predator Triron 500 SE. It has a refresh rate of 240Hz, 16:10 aspect ratio, 500 nits peak brightness, Nvidia G-Sync support, 3ms response time, and covers 100% of the DCI-P3 colour spectrum. Acer hasn't mentioned if there is a 165Hz (mini-LEd or otherwise) version of the panel this time around.
On the connectivity side, the Acer Predator Triton 500 SE supports Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.2, Thunderbolt 4.0, USB 3.2 Gen2 port, HDMI 2.1, and 2.5 Gbps Ethernet. It will run Windows 11 out of the box and support fast charging at 230W. The Acer Predator Triton 500 SE will cost EUR 2,499 (US$2,830) and hit shelves at the end of February 2022.