Thursday, May 27th 2021

Acer Announces Predator Triton 500 SE: i9-11980HK, RTX 3080, 16" 1250 nits Display

Acer today announced several additions to its gaming portfolio with Predator notebooks, a mouse and a new 5G CPE router. The all-new Predator Triton 500 SE and the Predator Helios 500 notebooks have been updated to include up to the new 11th Gen Intel Core i9 processors and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 Series Laptop GPUs, plus a hoard of premium features like Acer's 5th Generation AeroBlade 3D Fan Technology for better cooling, DTS:X Ultra audio, Intel Killer E3100 Ethernet Controller, Intel Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650, and the PredatorSense device management software.

Predator Triton 500 SE Gaming Notebook
The Predator Triton 500 SE (PT516-51s) is a "special edition" notebook designed for gamers who want a machine capable of getting through both the latest AAA games and the work day. Powered by up to an 11th Gen Intel Core i9 Processor, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU and up to 64 GB of 3200 MHz DDR4 memory, the notebook offers more than enough gaming power—but at just 19.9 mm (0.78 in) thin with up to 12 hours of battery life[1] and NVIDIA Advanced Optimus technology, gamers can easily slip it into a backpack or squeeze in a bit of work between matches. The notebook's sleek, clean appearance means that it could even double as a work laptop for professionals that enjoy gaming, and with up to 4 TB of high speed PCIe Gen4 storage, it has plenty of space for games, footage and the odd spreadsheet or two.
"With Acer's innovation powered by the 11th Gen Intel Core H-series processors, they push the limits on laptop performance for amazing gaming experiences. Supporting frequencies up to 5 GHz, new PCIe Gen 4 for the fastest graphics and storage access, and incredibly fast connectivity based on the latest Wi-Fi 6 and Thunderbolt 4 technologies, Acer has created a stunning platform for gamers," said Kim Algstam, GM & Director, Enthusiast Laptop Innovation Team, Intel.
Whether playing games or watching films, players will appreciate the Predator Triton 500 SE's 16-inch 16:10 display with an 87% screen-to-body ratio and three panel options, including a 165 Hz WQXGA LCD display; a 165 Hz WQXGA Mini LED panel with 1,250 peak nits and 100% coverage of the sRGB color gamut; or a 240 Hz WQXGA IPS[2] PolarBlack panel with a 3 ms response time and 100% coverage of the DCI-P3 color gamut for an even smoother gameplay experience. Just under the notebook's all-metal[3] chassis, a suite of thermal management technology ensures that everything runs cool. The Triton 500 SE employs Acer's Vortex Flow cooling design, featuring a triple fan cooling system, including a 5th Generation custom-engineered AeroBlade 3D Fan, five dedicated heat pipes for the CPU and GPU, plus strategically placed intake and exhaust vents that continually draw in cold air and expel hot air.

An Intel Killer E3100 Ethernet Controller, Intel Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650, and Killer Intelligence Center provide gamers with the low latency and reliable connection necessary to clear out the online competition, while PredatorSense allows gamers to monitor their system, overclock the computer's GPU and adjust fan speed with different modes such as quiet, extreme or turbo. As a final touch, the notebook's full range of USB 3.2 Gen 2 ports, including dual Thunderbolt 4 Type-C ports which support DisplayPort and a SD 7.0 card reader, provides players with plenty of room for all their peripherals.
Pricing and Availability
The Predator Triton 500 SE (PT516-51s) will be available in North America in June starting at USD 1,749.99; in EMEA in July starting at EUR 1,999; and in China in June, starting at RMB 14,999.

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11 Comments on Acer Announces Predator Triton 500 SE: i9-11980HK, RTX 3080, 16" 1250 nits Display

#1
bonehead123
Raevenlorda mouse and a new 5G CPE router
I see all the fluff about da lappy, but where is it for these 2 items ?????

Oh do tell please :)
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#2
80251
The pricing structure is so cheap too! It's gotta be the cheapest RTX 3080 you can get anywhere.
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#3
Nephilim666
Now imagine they made it with a Ryzen 5000 series CPU.
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#4
Caring1
So much marketing B.S.
No mention of the ridiculous expected power usage, how hot they get or the thermal throttling that will inevitably happen.
"Up to" 5 GHz,(TVB) for 5 seconds maybe.
Real world usage figures would help.
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#5
watzupken
The features are great, but highly impractical for a laptop because all the high end components will burn through the battery life and the CPU especially will throttle quite a fair bit as we have seen with systems running the top end Tiger Lake H processor. So best to step down to a 11800H if one really wants to go with an Intel based system.
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#6
Xex360
Looks promising especially that 1600p 16/10 screen, alas no Ryzen.
Given the current situation we have good laptop alternatives from MSI, Lenovo, and now Acer, Asus' laptops on the other hand are pathetic with their outdated hardware and poor performance.
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#7
nguyen
dang I bought the Triton 500 last year with 10875H + 2070S for 3k, if the 11980HK + 3080 16GB comes at 3k then it would be a big leap in performance/price compare to last year.
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#8
Hyderz
nguyendang I bought the Triton 500 last year with 10875H + 2070S for 3k, if the 11980HK + 3080 16GB comes at 3k then it would be a big leap in performance/price compare to last year.
also the 11th gen cpu, intel all equipped them all with thunderbolt 4 which has newer tech but same bandwith as thunderbolt 3
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#9
Vayra86
1250 nits in a laptop

Because power efficiency is irrelevant, as you always keep this on a power brick.... which invalidates the whole product really, well okay, you can look at your non-ergonomic small 1250 nits screen instead of placing something decent next to a real monitor.
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#10
Unregistered
I've always wanted a laptop to melt my lap. This spec combo will surely do it
#11
nguyen
EmilyI've always wanted a laptop to melt my lap. This spec combo will surely do it
I placed a big thermal pad between the backside of the PCB and the bottom cover of my Triton 500 just so that I can cool the CPU and GPU better, got 5C lower on both CPU and GPU when in use with a cooling pad.
Acer Triton 500 have reverse motherboard layout so that the backside of the PCB is facing the bottom instead of up.
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