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IFA 2018 | The Acer Predator Triton 900 is a 2-in-1 gaming notebook from the future that could feature an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 GPU

The Acer Predator Triton 900 convertible will implement the latest NVIDIA GeForce RTX GPU.
The Acer Predator Triton 900 convertible will implement the latest NVIDIA GeForce RTX GPU.
We had a surprise from Acer at IFA 2018 where the company showed off the Predator Triton 900 — the world's first gaming convertible. While Acer was mum about the Predator Triton 900's specs, all signs point to it using the latest Intel 8-core CPUs and NVIDIA's GeForce RTX 2070/2080 graphics.

Acer sprung us a surprise at the ongoing IFA 2018 convention. Ensconced neatly behind glass and protected from the media trying to get lay their hands on it was a prototype of the Acer Predator Triton 900. The Predator Triton 900 is the world's first gaming convertible 2-in-1 notebook and will feature top of the line components from Intel and NVIDIA.

Acer did not reveal much information about the Triton 900 except for the fact that the final product can be expected to be shown during CES 2019 in Las Vegas. However, from our talks with Acer representatives, we understand that the Triton 900 might very well feature the upcoming Intel 8-core 'Coffee Lake-Refresh' CPUs and possibly the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 or the 2080. The display is a UHD panel with support for NVIDA G-Sync and the keyboard is a low-profile mechanical keyboard with a virtual numpad that doubles as the trackpad. While the notebook is a convertible and can be used as a tablet, we don't think many users would actually prefer lugging around such a massive tablet. The CNC-milled hinge, however, should allow for flexibly switching to different viewing angles.

During its presentation, Acer did touch upon the cooling mechanism used in the Triton 900 and that the notebook uses dual 4th generation Aeroblade 3D fan. Acer claims a 29% improvement in cooling compared to generic plastic fans. Unfortunately, no further information about the Triton 900 is available but it presents an interesting paradigm that brings gamer hardware to new form-factors. How successfully will this pan out can only be ascertained next year.

Check out our photos and a video of the Acer Predator Triton 900 displayed behind the glass at IFA 2018 below and let us know what you think in the comments.

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Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, 2018-08-29 (Update: 2018-08-29)
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam - News Editor
I am a cell and molecular biologist and computers have been an integral part of my life ever since I laid my hands on my first PC which was based on an Intel Celeron 266 MHz processor, 16 MB RAM and a modest 2 GB hard disk. Since then, I’ve seen my passion for technology evolve with the times. From traditional floppy based storage and running DOS commands for every other task, to the connected cloud and shared social experiences we take for granted today, I consider myself fortunate to have witnessed a sea change in the technology landscape. I honestly feel that the best is yet to come, when things like AI and cloud computing mature further. When I am not out finding the next big cure for cancer, I read and write about a lot of technology related stuff or go about ripping and re-assembling PCs and laptops.