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CES 2021: Acer Announces Updated Predator Triton and Helios Series Gaming Laptops

by Syed Hassan AlgadrieJanuary 13, 2021
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Acer has announced new updates to three of their laptops. These include the Predator Triton 300 SE, Predator Helios 300 and Acer Nitro 5 gaming laptops. The Predator Triton 300 SE and Acer Nitro 5 now feature the new 11th Gen Intel Core H35-series processors.

Meanwhile, the Predator Helios 300 gaming laptop has been refreshed with NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 Series Laptop GPUs as well as a host of new upgrades such as increased display refresh rates and better cooling technology.

Predator Triton 300 SE

Predator Triton 300 SE

The updated Predator Triton 300 SE now features up to the 11th Gen Intel Core i7 H35-series Special Edition processor and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPUs into its clean and Spartan-like all-metal chassis.

It also comes equipped with a dual-fan cooling system with the latest 5th Gen AeroBlade Fan and Acer’s Vortex Flow technology to keep temperatures cool. The new all-metal Aeroblade Fan features wingtips that increase air intake and a wind guide that minimalises turbulence and redirects airflow to critical components.

While Acer’s Vortex Flow is a design concept that serves to create an aerodynamic flow inside the chassis, consisting of heat pipes, exhaust vents and a pair of fans that enhance cooling on the CPU, GPU and other critical components,

The Predator Triton 300 SE also features a thin bezel 14-inch FHD display with a 144Hz refresh rate. Other features include a backlit 3-zone RGB keyboard, Intel Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650, Thunderbolt 4, USB 3.2 Gen 2 and HDMI. The Predator Triton 300 SE also features PredatorSense and a Turbo key real-time control over the laptop’s fan speed.

The Predator Triton 300 SE will be available in North America in March starting at USD1,399.99 (RM5648.46) and in EMEA (Europe, the Middle East and Africa) in February starting at EUR1,499 (RM7403.13).

Predator Helios 300

Predator Helios 300

The Predator Helios 300 gaming laptop now includes the latest NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU and up to 32 GB of DDR4 memory. It also features a 240Hz IPS display with a 3ms response as well as DTS:X Ultra audio and 3D simulated surround sound for an immersive audio experience.

The Predator Helios 300 also comes with two fans, including one of Acer’s custom-engineered AeroBlade 3D Fans, while Acer’s CoolBoost technology enables the fans to adjust in order to keep critical areas continuously cooled.

The Predator Helios 300 will be available in North America in February starting at USD1,249.99 (RM5046.83), in EMEA in February starting at EUR1,499 (RM7403.13) and in China in February, starting at RMB9,999 (RM6265.25).

Acer Nitro 5

Acer Nitro 5

The new and updated Acer Nitro 5 gaming laptop has now been fitted with 11th Gen Intel Core H35-series processors, NVIDIA GeForce GTX GPUs and up to 32 GB of DDR4 RAM. It also comes in two screen sizes; 15-inch and 17-inch; and features a 144Hz refresh rate and 3 ms response time.

In terms of thermals, the Acer Nitro 5 features a pair of fans and a quad-exhaust port design. The built-in Acer CoolBoost Technology increases fan speed by 10% and CPU/GPU cooling by 9% compared to auto mode.

On top of that, slight tweaks in the laptop’s design have also been made with the charging port being moved to the back of the chassis so the power cord is out of the way, while USB Type-C Thunderbolt 4 support and Intel Wi-Fi 6 (Gig+) ensure speedy connections. The keyboard has 4-zone RGB, letting users spice things up to suit their preferences.

The 15-inch Acer Nitro 5 will be available in EMEA in March starting at EUR999 (RM4933.77) and in China in June, starting at RMB5,999 (RM3758.90). While the 17-inch Acer Nitro 5 will be available in EMEA in March starting at EUR999 (RM4933.77) and in China at a starting price of at RMB6,499 (RM4072.20).

No news in regards to these laptops’ price and availability in Malaysia. We’ll update accordingly as soon as we know more about that. For more information, do head over to Acer’s official website right here.

Pokdepinion: The newly updated laptops are priced pretty well IMHO. I wonder if I should think about upgrading my laptop right about now?

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Syed Hassan Algadrie
Just a guy who loves Star Wars, Transformers, tech, 90s nostalgia and all things geek. Is in a constant battle with procrastination.