Skip to main content

Acer unleashes the beast with 2-in-1 Triton 900 packing RTX 2080 GPU

Acer Predator Triton 900
Image used with permission by copyright holder

Acer’s latest creation, the Triton 900, immediately caught our eye at CES. The 17-inch massive 2-in-1 gaming laptop seeks to deliver a world-class experience with a powerful 8th generation Intel Core i7 CPU and Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 GPU under the hood. Flipping forward, and rotating like a Cirque du Soleil acrobat, the machine uses what Acer calls a Ezel Aero Hinge to flip seamlessly between four different modes.

More CES 2019 coverage

For a gaming laptop, the Triton 900 is quite thin coming in at just .94-inches, and that’s without factoring in the mechanisms needed to turn this behemoth into an easel with the flip of a few hinges. Acer notes that the laptop offers four different modes.

A display mode with the screen flipped over backward, an easel mode that brings the screen forward, a stand mode for a tablet-like experience, and, of course, a standard clamshell laptop mode. And don’t worry about the chassis staying dark in any of the four modes, thanks to Acer’s Predator RGB Assault lighting system.

The Triton 900 isn’t light on specifications either, as it’s a gaming machine. A look under the hood showcases specs up to a six-core 8th generation Intel Core i7 CPU, NVMe PCIe SSDs in RAID 0, up to 32GB of DDR4 memory, and an Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 GPU. The power will be needed as the Triton 900 powers a 4K IPS display with Nvidia’s G-SYNC technology. Other gaming extras include a built-in Xbox controller receiver and a Waves NX head tracking module for 3D audio.

Not looking for a 17-inch hybrid Windows machine? Acer has also announced a smaller brother to the Triton 900, the 15.6-inch Triton 500. It won’t be performing any 2-in-1 maneuvers, but it will offer a Full HD 144Hz gaming experience in a thin .70-inch chassis that weighs in at just over 4.5 pounds. Under the all-metal chassis, you’ll find an Intel Core i7 processor, NVMe PCIe SSDs in RAID 0, up to 32GB of DDR4 memory, and an Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Max Q GPU.

The Acer Predator Triton 900 will be touching down in North America this March starting at $3,999 — international customers will also find the machine in their respective countries in March. The Acer Predator Triton 500 will be available in North America this February starting at $1,799, with international customers also seeing the machine in their respective countries in the same month.

Editors' Recommendations

Michael Archambault
Former Digital Trends Contributor
Michael Archambault is a technology writer and digital marketer located in Long Island, New York. For the past decade…
How to recall an email in Gmail if you accidentally sent it
A person sitting at a desk, in front of a computer monitor with their head in their hands.

The instantaneous delivery of email comes with consequences. Once you send an email, it’s gone and out of your hands. We all make mistakes, though, and Google gets it. To help out, Gmail includes a feature called Undo Send that allows you to cancel your send request. In the past, you had to manually enable it, but now it’s on by default.

Here’s how to make the most of it.

Read more
Does Dell or HP make the best 16-inch laptop? You might be surprised
Photo of an HP Envy 16 laptop.

You can spend a lot of money on 16-inch laptops with fast components for video editing and photo editing. We're talking $2,500 and a lot more. But there's a class of midrange 16-inch machines that offer much of the same performance for less money.

Dell's Inspiron 16 Plus and HP's Envy 16 are two such laptops with prices that start well under $2,000. Both can be equipped with some fast components, but they're not identical by any means. Which of these more affordable 16-inch powerhouses is the best?
Specs and configurations

Read more
Vision Pro 2: everything we expect from the future of Apple’s headsets
The Apple Vision Pro reveals the wearer's eyes on a front-facing display.

Apple’s Vision Pro headset has just made a huge splash in the tech world, but Apple is already planning to follow it up with two new models that could take the headset to new heights -- and put it into the hands of more people. That includes a second-generation Apple Vision Pro, as well as a pared-back headset with a lower price.

What exactly should we expect from these devices? What kind of features will they offer, and when will they launch? If you’re seeking the answers to all those questions and more, you’re in the right place, as our rumor roundup will guide you through everything you need to know. Let’s get started.
Vision Pro 2: price and release date

Read more