Acer announced updates to its popular Predator Triton 300, Predator Helios 300, and Nitro 5 series of gaming notebooks. All of these laptops have been refreshed to take advantage of the newly released 11th Gen Intel Tiger Lake-H series processors and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 Series Laptop GPUs—including the new GeForce RTX 3050 and GeForce RTX 3050 Ti. Improvements made specially to the devices’ displays will ensure that players appreciate as much of this power boost as possible.
“The new silicon announced today is as exciting for us as it is for users, as more powerful processors let us push the thermal management capabilities of our devices further than ever,” said James Lin, General Manager, Notebooks, IT Products Business, Acer Inc. “There is a lot of exciting technology coming to the surface right now, and we’re able to offer an excellently tuned package for players of all skill levels. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or investing in your first gaming notebook, this is the time.”
“With 11th Gen Intel Core H-series processors, innovators like Acer can deliver incredible gaming experiences provided by a new architecture that enables frequencies up to 5 GHz, new PCIe Gen 4 for fastest graphics and storage access, and blazing-fast connectivity based on the latest Wi-Fi 6E and Thunderbolt 4 technology,” said Ran Senderovitz, Vice President and General Manager, Mobile Products Group, Intel, according to Acer’s official press release.
Predator Triton 300
At just 19.9 mm (0.78 in), the Predator Triton 300’s (PT315-53) all-metal chassis encases an 11th Gen Intel Tiger Lake H-series processor capable of reaching 4.6 GHz, up to an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Series Laptop GPU, and up to 32GB of DDR4 memory. From there, users have the choice of funneling this power into one of two directions: a 165 Hz QHD panel or a blisteringly fast 360 Hz FHD panel.
The laptop utilizes a dual-fan approach to keep everything running cool There are dedicated heat pipes for the GPU and CPU in addition to strategically placed intake and exhaust vents to help to maximize cooling efficiency, which will ultimately lead to increased performance.
Acer’s official release states, “Intel® Killer™ E2600G Ethernet, Intel™ Killer™ Wi-Fi 6 AX1650i and Control Center 2.0 allow for less latency, and a range of ports give players lots of options. With HDMI 2.1 for plugging into an external display, a pair of USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports and one USB 3.2 Gen 2 port, Mini DisplayPort 1.4 and USB Type-C (Thunderbolt™ 4), the peripheral possibilities are nearly endless.”
Predator Helios 300
The new 17-inch Predator Helios 300 comes with the latest 11th Gen Intel Core H-series processors, an NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3070 Laptop GPU, and up to 32 GB of DDR4 RAM. All of this power is supported by Acer’s 5th Gen AeroBlade™ 3D Fan and Acer’s Vortex Flow Design concept, to enhance cooling on the CPU and GPU, and additionally lower the chassis’ skin temperature. It has similar options of a fast 360 Hz FHD panel or a truly beautiful 165 Hz QHD one. Both boast a 3 ms overdrive response.
“The notebook includes an Intel® Killer™ E2600 ethernet controller, Intel® Killer™ Wi-FI 6 AX1650i, and Control Center 2.0 for low latencies and a more reliable connection, plus DTS:X Ultra. The notebook also offers a full range of USB 3.2 ports, including the incredibly fast Thunderbolt™ 4 USB-C with support for DisplayPort functionality and power delivery.”
Further, for allowing gamers to easily connect to an external monitor, an HDMI 2.1 port is also included. A 2TB HDD provides plenty of space for all of the games in a user’s library.
Acer Nitro 5
This generation of the Nitro 5 packs a serious punch, a 17.3-inch QHD display with a 165 Hz refresh rate with a 3 ms response time. The laptop boasts of the latest 11th Gen Intel Core H-series processor, an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Series Laptop GPU, and 32 GB of DDR4 RAM. An 80% screen-to-body ratio lets players see more of the action and less of the bezels. In addition to speed, the Nitro 5 also goes big on storage: massive 1 TB Raid 0 SSD or 2 TB HDD of memory is provided so that players can keep all of their games, movies, and stream footage on hand.
A variety of cooling technology such as Acer Coolboost™, dual-fans, and a strategically placed air intake and an exhaust with four vents—helps keep the Laptop cool.
“The notebook also comes with a host of connectivity options, including an RJ45 and HDMI 2.1 port, a USB 3.2 Gen 2 port and two Gen 1 ports, plus a USB Type-C™ (Thunderbolt™ 4) port. As a final small touch, the charging port has been moved to the pack of the device for a cleaner, more organized look.”
Pricing and Availability
Starting in July, the Predator Triton 300 (PT315-53) will be available in North America at USD 1,699; and in EMEA in June starting at EUR 1,499.
Starting in June, the 15-inch Acer Nitro 5 (AN515-57) will be available in North America at USD 1,099; in EMEA in June starting at EUR 999, and in China in June starting at RMB 6,999.
Starting in June, the 17-inch Acer Nitro 5 (AN517-54) will be available in North America at USD 1,299; in EMEA in June starting at EUR 1,299, and in China in June starting at RMB 7,999.
Exact specifications, prices, and availability will vary by region. To learn more, check www.acer.com.