A versatile laptop powerful in gaming, the Acer Predator Triton 500 PT515-52-74XD is a versatile 15 inch IPS Full HD anti-reflective Ultrabook with G-Sync and 144z features that improve fluidity in gaming. Capable of running greedy games thanks to its high-end graphics card GeForce RTX 2070 Super NVIDIA Turing with ray tracing which accelerates processing, it benefits from a reactivity reinforced by its fast SSD storage of 1 TB. With its Hexa Core processor i7 Comet Lake-H and its good amount of RAM which reinforces multimedia processing, it delivers good overall power. In its thin and light black chassis, it also accommodates a backlit chiclet keyboard (but lacking a numeric keypad) as well as Wi-Fi ax and USB 3.2 Type-C Thunderbolt 3 connectivity.
Specifications Acer Predator Triton 500 PT515-52-74XD
|Screen (s)||15.6 ” Full HD LED IPS 144Hz fine edges 100% sRGB G-Sync (1920×1080, anti-reflective / mat)|
|Processor||Intel Core i7-10750H Coffee Lake Refresh (2.6 GHz, 6 cores)|
|RAM installed (max)||16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4 2666 MHz (32 GB), 2 slots (occupied)|
|Graphic card||NVIDIA Turing GeForce RTX 2070 Super 8 GB GDDR6 dedicated Max-Q, Intel UHD 630 integrated into the processor|
|Storage||1 TB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe)|
|Connectivity||3 USB 3.0 + 1 USB 3.2 Type-C (Gen2) Thunderbolt 3, HDMI 2.0, mini-DisplayPort|
|Network||Wi-Fi ax (2×2, Intel Wi-Fi 6) + Bluetooth 5.0 + Gigabit Ethernet (Killer E3000)|
|Backlit Keyboard||Yes, RGB|
|Audio system||2 3D Waves NX MaxxAudio speakers|
|Operating system||Windows 10 64 bit|
|Autonomy announced / Battery||6 hours / Li-Ion 4 cells 5550mAh 84Whr|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||2.1 Kg / 358.5 x 255 x 17.9|
Chassis, connectors, screen of Acer Predator Triton 500 PT515-52-74XD
With its thin and light black metal chassis with angular lines, it sports a gamer design from which it takes the codes but is relatively elegant for such a PC.
The 4th generation AeroBlade 3D technology takes care of cooling it, combining 3 fans (59 thin 0.1mm bionic blades, noise reduction) with heat pipes and ventilation grilles at the rear, sides and above of the keyboard.
This creative oriented gamer Ultrabook is well equipped in terms of connectivity. We find integrated 1 USB 3.1 Type-C Thunderbolt 3, HDMI video outputs and mini-DisplayPort useful in order to easily connect it to a TV and / or a monitor for example, Bluetooth 5.0 and Wi-Fi ax modules ( newer and efficient than Wi-Fi ac ) to communicate and connect remotely wirelessly, Ethernet and audio ports as well as 3 USB 3.0 (USB 2.0 compatible) ensuring transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if USB 3.0 devices are connected to it.
The chiclet keyboard keys can be backlit, here via an RGB system, which is handy for distinguishing them in dim light.
However, the keyboard does not have a numeric keypad on the right whereas it is a standard in 15 inches, which some will not fail to regret.
To seduce players, the ZQSD keys are “transparent concave” and 2 special keys are present: PredatorSense on the right side just below the start / stop button to launch the dedicated utility (fan control, keyboard shortcuts, backlight , etc.) and Turbo just above the F1 / F2 keys to instantly overclock this PC.
With its G-Sync technology and its 144Hz refresh rate, the screen is synchronized as closely as possible with the screen and improves fluidity in games compared to a non-G-Sync 60Hz screen.
IPS, the screen reproduces colors more faithful than the average and has vertical and horizontal viewing angles. It is also very well suited to displaying High Definition content and in particular videos due to its precise Full HD definition and its 16: 9 format. Thanks to its anti-reflective treatment, the screen also offers better visibility than a bright panel in a bright environment (ex: outdoor).
Performance, battery life of the Acer Predator Triton 500 PT515-52-74XD
The Acer Predator Triton 500 PT515-52-74XD is for those who have a comfortable budget and wish to acquire a compact and light laptop PC performing in games and oriented creation.
It is capable of turning the user’s favorite games to a good level of detail because it benefits from the dedicated high-end NVIDIA Turing GeForce RTX 2070 graphics card with ray-tracing.
G-Sync is certainly part of it and incompatible with Optimus. However, thanks to the Predator Sense Tool, you can switch between G-Sync and Optimus.
As a reminder, Optimus assesses graphics needs in real time. As a function, it automatically switches between the Intel UHD 630 solution integrated into the processor and the dedicated GeForce RTX 2070 Super card.
Optimus gives maximum preference to the Intel UHD 630 despite its very modest services because it is energy efficient and thus promotes autonomy compared to the more demanding and efficient GeForce RTX 2070 Super.
Whether with the GeForce RTX 2070 Super and the Intel UHD 630, you can obviously watch photos and videos on this PC.
The GeForce RTX 2070 Super can also be used by software that takes advantage of GPU computing power to speed up processing, which is the case with Sony Vegas or Adobe Premiere / Photoshop, for example, which will appeal to creatives.
With its good amount of 16 GB RAM and its Hexa Core i7-10750H Comet Lake-H processor, the heart of this creator-oriented Ultrabook gamer supports the RTX 2070 Super well in games and delivers good general performance that is suitable demanding users, whether players or creators.
The latter will appreciate obtaining much faster processing than with 8 GB DDR4 and a Quad Core processor under demanding work in RAM and CPU resources exploiting the multicore (eg: 3D rendering, video editing, photo editing).
Keep in mind however that currently in games, the contribution of the 6 cores of the Hexa Core is variable compared to the 4 cores of the Quad Core.
On the storage side, Acer opts for an SSD with a large capacity of 1 TB which rivals hard drives in this area. But compared to a hard drive, remember that an SSD is silent, more energy efficient, more robust and much faster.
Result thanks to the SSD, we can get faster on the online game cards but also take advantage of faster starts / stops, processing and launches of games / software. Clearly, the SSD provides better fluidity and responsiveness than a hard drive in everyday life, including in games and treatments.
Finally with regard to the autonomy of this Ultrabook whose transport is facilitated by the controlled weight and finesse, bet on an autonomy of about 6 hours on battery in light use.
But the smoothness and the lightness of this PC induce noise and heat in the event of strong requests. (ex: games, treatments).