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Acer Predator Triton 500 Slim Gaming Laptop Launches In Malaysia, Equipped With Nvidia RTX

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Acer Malaysia has been rather quiet on a new Predator gaming laptop release for this year. Until now. The Acer Predator Triton 500 is now available in Malaysia.

This is the first Predator laptop release equipped with Nvidia’s new GeForce RTX GPUs, the fancy new (and a bit expensive) graphics cards that have dedicated hardware to run ray tracing.

The Triton 500, compared to the previous Triton 700, looks more orthodox and simple. Gone are the odd keyboard placement close to the bottom edge and the Gorilla glass above it that hid a touchpad. Its keyboard is where you expect it to be, though it loses the numpad. A thin-bezel screen a thin (17.9mm) thin and light (2.1kg) chassis makes it one of the more subdued but sleek of the Predator bunch.

The screen is 15.6 inch 300nits 1080p IPS panel with 144Hz refresh and 3mm response rate. It also uses Acer’s proprietary Aeroblade fans, now in its 4th iteration, for cooling. While there are no easy-to-open panels for quick RAM and storage access, the two can still be upgraded, though with 16GB RAM by default, it should not be an issue.

The specs look great on paper too. The Triton 500 comes in three variants, and the specs are as follows:

PT515-51-550J

  • CPU: Intel Core i5-8300H
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce RTX2060 6GB GDDR6 VRAM
  • RAM: 16GB DDR4 (8GB x2)
  • Storage: 512GB PCIe NVMe SSD (256GB x 2 RAID 0 Config)
  • Price: RM6,799

PT515-51-73YN

  • CPU: Intel Core i7-8750H
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce RTX2060 6GB GDDR6 VRAM
  • RAM: 16GB DDR4 (8GB x2)
  • Storage: 512GB PCIe NVMe SSD (256GB x 2 RAID 0 Config)
  • Price: RM7,599

PT515-51-71KN

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  • CPU: Intel Core i7-8750H
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce RTX2070 8GB GDDR6 VRAM
  • RAM: 16GB DDR4 (8GB x2)
  • Storage: 512GB PCIe NVMe SSD (256GB x 2 RAID 0 Config)
  • Price: RM8,699

So far, only the cheapest variant here, with the Core i5 and RTX 2060, is readily sold on Acer official online stores and all Acer
authorized resellers. Though the more powerful variants should arrive in late April.

If you buy the Triton 500 before April 4th, you can claim a free game from the choice of Anthem, Battlefield V or Metro Exodus as part of this Nvidia promo. Each of these currently has support for ray tracing and DLSS, which the RTX cards are for.

At the low-key media event we attended, most of the games that offer RTX support were available for demo. This includes Anthem, Metro Exodus and Shadow Of The Tomb Raider.

First impressions lead us to believe that performance-wise, the basic Triton 500 should have no problems running these games on Ultra settings at 1080p. But stay tuned for our full review coming soon.