Acer Predator Triton 500 Review: Thin, High Performance, Maximum Cooling

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The stereotype of a gaming laptop is generally to have high specifications, but has a weight and dimensions that may be difficult to carry mobile. But this stereotype is gradually diminishing, especially with the presence of a number of gaming laptops that are now thinner and easier to carry anywhere.

Not long ago, Acer released its latest gaming laptop that not only had high specifications, but was also thin. For this discussion, we will review the Acer Predator Triton 500 gaming laptop. The Predator Triton 500 has a dimension of 35.8 x 25.5 x 7.79 cm which is quite thin for the size of a high-performance gaming laptop, equipped with a weight of 2136 grams with aluminum body material and black.

The screen itself carries a large 15.6 inch Full HD 300Hz IPS panel that supports NVIDIA G-Sync, has Anti-Glare and Anti-Ghosting. The main runway uses an Intel Core i7-9750H processor with a GPU (discrete) NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 with Max-Q design, DDR4-266632GB Dual Channel RAM, 512GB SSD PCIe NVMe SSD (2x 256GB RAID 0), and IGP HD Graphics 630. Connectivity itself uses Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650x, Killer E3000 2.5 GbE, with cooling The system consists of 3 Active Cooling System fans with 1 fan for CPU and the remaining 2 fans for GPU.

For ports or connectors, the left side of the Predator Triton 500 consists of C-In, Gigabit Ethernet, USB 3.1 Gen 1, HDMI 2.0, Microphone Jack, and Audio Jack. While for the right side consists of Thunderbolt 3, Mini DisplayPort 1.4, 2x USB 3.1 Gen 1, and Kensington Lock.

Performance Test Results

For this Acer Predator Triton 500, we did a benchmark by using a number of our main benchmarks consisting of Cinebench R15 to see the consistency of CPU performance, 3DMark Fire Strike & 3DMark Port Royal to test the performance of the GPU, and CrystalDisk Mark for SSD testing.

Gaming Test

The next test, of course, is the Gaming Test in Turbo mode, where we get the test results in some of our test games as follows:

1 CS: GO (1080p Low): 260 - 360 fps
2 Dota 2 (1080p Fastest, 100% Render): 145 - 185 fps
3 Shadow of the Tomb Raider (1080p Highest, RTX Medium): 75 - 95 fps
4 DOOM Eternal (1080p Ultra): 140-240 fps
5 Control (1080p High, RTX High, DLSS On): 45 - 60 fps

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Battery Life

Next is the battery endurance test, where we test the battery endurance based on 1080p Video Playback and the battery endurance when used for gaming for one hour. For gaming, we use Dota 2 with the Fastest 702p quality.

For video playback, with IGP Off, the Acer Predator Triton 500 can last up to 3 hours 35 minutes, while IGP On can last up to 6 hours 20 minutes. For gaming with BatteryBoost Off, the remaining battery is 40% after gaming for 1 hour, while BatteryBoost On allows the laptop to have 55% remaining battery after gaming for 1 hour.
And for a long time recharging, the Acer Predator Triton 500 takes 2 hours 20 minutes to be fully charged up to 100%.

Working Temperature

In testing using the Cinebench R15 benchmark and 3DMark Fire Strike, we also see the consistency of the heat generated. By using Cinebench R15 which is repeated up to 20 times, the laptop has a heat temperature of up to a maximum of 87 degrees Celsius, with an average heat generated reaching 77 degrees Celsius. While in the 3DMark Fire Strike Stress Test which is repeated 20 times, the laptop generates heat up to a maximum of 77 degrees Celsius, with an average temperature of 69 degrees Celsius.

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