Play in excellent conditions on a thin and light PC (2 kg), this is what offers the Acer Predator Triton 500 PT515-51-78GK. The program of this 15-inch ultrabook designed for gamers: Full HD 144 Hz borderless G-Sync screen, powerful graphics card and Intel Hexa Core i7, all helped by the required RAM and fast SSD storage . The chassis is quite sober in gaming details and the cooling system worked to serve the performance, not to mention its 3-zone multi-color keyboard and its connection Thunderbolt 3. The problem? Its storage capacity is particularly low (but scalable).
Specifications of the Acer Predator Triton 500 PT515-51-78GK
|Slab||15.6 ” Full HD LED IPS 144Hz 3ms G-Sync Fine Edges ComfyView (1920×1080, Anti-Glare / Matte)|
|Processor||Intel Core i7-8750H Coffee Lake (2.2GHz, 6 cores)|
|Installed RAM (max)||16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4 2666 MHz (32 GB), 2 slots (occupied)|
|Storage space||256GB SSD M.2 (NVMe PCIe) 1 free M.2 slot|
|Graphic card||NVIDIA Turing GeForce RTX 2060 6GB GDDR6 Dedicated|
|Audio system||2 Waves NX MaxxAudio 3D speakers|
|webcam||Yes, HD (30ips @ 720p) with microphone|
|Network||Wi-Fi ac (Killer Wireless-AC 1550) Gigabit Ethernet (Killer E3000)|
|Bluetooth||Yes, Bluetooth 5.0|
|Video output (s)||HDMI 2.0, mini DisplayPort|
|USB||3 USB 3.1 1 USB 3.1 Type-C (Gen2) Thunderbolt 3|
|Operating system||Windows 10 64-bit|
|Drums||Li-ion 4 cells 84 Whr 5550 mAh|
|Autonomy announced||8 hours|
|Dimensions (mm)||358.5 x 255 x 17.9|
|Other||3-zone RGB backlit chiclet keyboard, multi-touch touchpad|
Chassis, connectivity, screen of the Acer Predator Triton 500 PT515-51-78GK
The line of this Acer Predator Triton 500 PT515-51-78GK has something to seduce, even the most recalcitrant against gamer designs. Acer has taken care of the look by minimizing sharp details even though the Predator logo is still prominently in the center of the lid. The chassis is largely composed of aluminum alloy with a single piece of plastic frame around the screen. The surfaces are smooth and matte without any particular aesthetic effect. At the opening and on the ignition, however, the atmosphere is different with its multicolored backlit keyboard on 3 zones customizable via Predator Sense. Note however that it does not offer a numeric keypad, a sacrifice on the altar of compactness (358.5 x 255 mm). With a small profile of 17, and a weight limited to 2.1 kg, the ultrabook can accompany you on your travels without being noticed.
At the opening of the lid, we discover a 15.6-inch screen serving the gaming experience and for good reason, its specifications are top of the range: IPS panel with a refresh rate of 144 Hz (Overdrive 3 ms ) and support for G-Sync . Intensive players will be able to say goodbye to unsightly blurs and enjoy a clean and intense gaming experience. Especially since the angles of vision are excellent thanks to the IPS panel which, let us emphasize it, is generally not noticed for its liveliness. Full HD definition (1920 x 1080px) is the most suitable for gamers and allows you to make the most of your High Definition content while the matte treatment prevents the ambient brightness from reflecting on the screen, improving gaming comfort (especially in dark actions).
Connectivity is equally qualitative thanks to the presence of Thunderbolt 3(USB-C Gen2). You also get the latest versions of the Wi-Fi 802.11 AC chip and Bluetooth 5.0 as well as Gigabit Ethernet with “Killer E3000” technology to prioritize gaming. For the rest, there are three USB 3.1 ports, a mini-DisplayPort and an HDMI output to connect up to 4 screens simultaneously. We also note the lack of card reader.
Performance, autonomy of the Acer Predator Triton 500 PT515-51-78GK
Essential parameter in this game-oriented PC, the graphic part is entrusted here to the latest-generation GeForce RTX 2060 Turing Ray-Tracing (2019). This new version reserves a visible increase in power compared to GTX 10 Pascal. Thus, the RTX 2060 6GB GDDR6 installed here should exceed the capabilities of a GeForce GTX 1070 in most scenarios. Expert players will be able to launch the most recent titles and greedy Ultra with 60 FPS minimum.
The heart is worn by a recent Hexa Core i7-8750H . If it is not quite last generation with the arrival of the 9th generation Intel processors (April 2019), its capacity remains of a very high level and can glimpse large resources in multicore tasks , at the service of versatility. Indeed, its 6 cores (12 logical multi-threading) are valuable when you work on greedy applications type 3D modeling, parallelization, video editing … In front, the 16 GB of RAM provide ideal flexibility in multitasking, enough to see coming the next few years serenely.
It should be noted that cooling is entrusted to CoolBoost technology using 3 AeroBlade 3D 4th generation fans associated with heat pipes as well as vents present on the sides, at the back and above the keyboard.
For its part, storage may upset many of you. On the Triton 500 PT515-51-78GK, it is entrusted to a dedicated 256 GB SSD (NVMe PCIe) and that\’s it. If this solution is preferred for its responsiveness and the fluidity it offers Windows 10 as well as for its quiet, robust and energy efficient, its capacity is extremely limited here to limit costs and can only accommodate a few of your games in addition to operating system / recovery and programs. Be aware, however, that a second M.2 PCIe / SATA slot is free to add another RAID 0 configurable SSD.
With the presence of G-Sync, the 8 hours of autonomy announced by Acer are difficult to envisage, despite the great capacity of the battery (84 Whr). In common use via Wifi, it is more reasonable to rely on about 5 hours , which is not so bad in view of its perennial screen.