This evening, let’s take a look at the Acer Predator Triton 700 PT715, a 15-inch ultrabook with a stunning design that is robust and well thought out. It offers a comfortable mechanical keyboard, a beautiful contrasting screen and an excellent level of performance, to name a few.
Here are the technical Specifications of Acer Predator Triton 700 PT715:
|Slab||15.6 ” Full HD IPS LED 120Hz ComfyView G-Sync (1920×1080, Matte / Anti-Glare)|
|Processor||Intel Core i7-7700HQ Kaby Lake (2.8 GHz, 4 cores)|
|RAM installed (max)||32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4 2400 MHz (32 GB), 2 slots (occupied)|
|Storage space||1 TB SSD: 2 x 512GB M.2 SSD in RAID 0 (NVMe PCIe x4)|
|Graphic card||NVIDIA Pascal GeForce GTX 1080 8GB GDDR5 dedicated Max-Q|
|Audio system||2 speakers Dolby Atoms Acer TrueHarmony|
|webcam||Yes, 1.3 megapixel CrystelEye HD with microphone|
|Network||Wi-Fi ac / b / g / n Gigabit Ethernet Killer DoubleShot Pro|
|Bluetooth||Yes, Bluetooth 4.1|
|Video output (s)||HDMI 2.0, mini DisplayPort|
|USB||3 USB 3.0 1 USB 3.1 Type-C (Gen2) Thunderbolt 3|
|Operating system||Windows 10 64-bit|
|Drums||Li-Polymer 3 cells 4670mAh 54Whr, 280 grams|
|Dimensions (mm)||393 x 266 x 18.9 mm|
|Other||RGB Backlit Mechanical Keyboard with Numeric Keypad, Precision Gorilla Glass Multi-touch Touchpad|
Chassis / Aesthetics
The tester is not seduced by the design of the Acer Predator Triton 700 PT715 which upsets the codes, until dethrone the Asus ROG Zephyrus, last reference in this segment. The hull combines modern details such as the blue backlighting on the cover, the keyboard and through the ventilation elements, with a chassis that is all classic and sober. The tester is delighted that the red hitherto associated with gaming is forgotten on this design. Here, the keyboard is near the front of the base and the touchpad is transferred behind on the Gorilla glass space. The quality of assembly of the chassis is impressive despite plastic parts (the edges of the screen). The rest is aluminum and shows a good resistance to pressure.
With 2.4 kg on the scale, the Predator Triton promises nomadic gaming sessions even if the autonomy does not really make the job behind (more on this later). Level size, it is between its direct competitors, the Asus ROG Zephyrus and the Aorus x5 v7.
The distribution of the interfaces is at the height of its high-end positioning. The only complaint would be their placement in the center of each side imposed by the ventilation. Like the ROG Zephyrus, the Triton forgets to place an SD card reader, it\’s a pity. There are four USB Type-A ports, two 3.5mm jacks for the headset and microphone, an Ethernet port and a lock. The presence of a USB Type-C (Gen2) port supporting the Thunderbolt 3 is appreciated, as well as the HDMI 2.0 (4K @ 60Hz) and DisplayPort outputs placed at the rear with the power supply.
With no maintenance hatches, the Acer Predator Triton 700 PT715 must be opened from the inside (a rare thing for an ultrabook) to access its components. The hood is held by 13 screws and opens without difficulty. We then discovered two DDR4 SO-DIMM RAM slots, two M.2 2280 arrays, the battery and the Wi-Fi module.
Keyboard / Touchpad
The mechanical keyboard of the Predator Triton 700 is placed on the front of the base and not in the middle as is the case with the majority of laptops. The typing experience is not as good as that of some MSI machines (for example the GT75VR or GT83VR) but still better than its direct competitors. The striking is precise with a clear feedback but the short stroke and flat keys do not give the feeling of having a mechanical keyboard in the hands. The keypad and directional arrows are full size, welcome. From an ergonomic point of view, none of the two laptops (ROG Zenphyrus and Predator Triton) are optimally designed. The missing wrist rest leads to a rather uncomfortable hand placement despite its slim profile. As for the touchpad, it is also quite unconventional. Not only is its position impractical but its glass surface does not let sweaty fingers slip as well as a plastic touchpad. In addition, it recognizes only the gestures and does not propose integrated mouse buttons. Most users will not look any further and opt very quickly for an external mouse. it only recognizes gestures and does not have built-in mouse buttons. Most users will not look any further and opt very quickly for an external mouse. it only recognizes gestures and does not have built-in mouse buttons. Most users will not look any further and opt very quickly for an external mouse.
The screen fulfills all the specifications of a modern portable game: Full HD (1920 x 1080 px), 120 Hz, G-Sync. Even the IPS panel is on the menu, good news for users who do not just play and who can enjoy wide viewing angles. The weak point of this type of slab IPS is its reaction time more important than on the TN, and this is true here despite the refresh 120 Hz. To compensate, the Triton 700 is rich in color with 90% of the space sRGB covered and a Delta E around 5. The brightness is correct too with 277 cd / m2 and the contrast is honest (1323: 1).
Built around a Kaby Lake i7 Quad Core, 32GB of RAM and 1TB SSD storage (2 x 512GB RAID 0), the model tested is visibly armed to tackle demanding users, both of the game as versatility. Also, no mission will pose a problem, up to engineering or 3D modeling. This configuration can see coming years with a formidable level of fluidity authorized by its very generous RAM and not its SSD dedicated fast and consistent capacity.
The graphic part is entrusted to the GeForce GTX 1080 design Max-Q formulated to slip into fine ultrabooks. In fact, it is less energy intensive with lowered frequencies, so slightly less efficient than its standard counterpart. Basically, the performance of this 1080 Max-Q are only significantly higher than those of a GeForce GTX 1070. As long as the game in 4K is not your thing, it is able to ensure a very good level of game in all scenarios.
Temperatures / Noise
Machine manufacturers incorporating an NVIDIA Max-Q graphics solution are required to limit sound levels and the Acer Predator Triton 700 PT715 is actually quieter than most PC gaming despite its slim profile. In real-life gaming test, the noise reached a maximum of 43 dB and the ultimate test increased it to 48 dB. Question temperatures, the fusion of a very thin box and powerful components is successful and the heat is quite well dispelled even if the ROG Zephyrus is a little better on this point. If the surfaces remain comfortable during a game session, it is not recommended to play with the PC placed on the lap, as often.
The dreams of mobility of the Acer Predator Triton 700 PT715 are quickly undermined by the very limited autonomy. Count in just 2 hours and 30 minutes in Web browsing with active WiFi and just over 1 hour in game. It is very little but logical because of the presence of the G-Sync.
He gets the score of 84%.