(Pocket-lint) – The ‘Style Edition’ of Acer’s Predator Triton series is back for its second round, bringing a Mini LED display to the party.
The Predator Triton 500 SE is the 16-inch model in the series – the original 300 SE is the smaller-scale 14-inch model – and not only ups the scale, but ups the power potential too.
That display is a Mini LED panel – a technology used in some recent high-end TVs – that means increased brightness, thanks to the array of literally miniature LED lights behind the display that give it added clout. It’s got a 240Hz refresh rate too.
Under the hood, meanwhile, the 500 SE can accommodate up to 11th Gen Intel Core i9 CPU and Nvidia RTX 3080 GPU, combining to make for a considerable powerhouse.
Part of the point of the Style Series, i.e. ‘SE’, is to deliver a more subtle appearance than is typical for a gaming-style laptop. That’s why it’s all business-like, dressed in silver, with less in-your-face logos and the like.
That said, given the RGB lighting, the Turbo overclock button, and the numbers of vents – top, bottom, sides, rear, everywhere basically – there’s no totally disguising that this is one beast of a laptop.
It’s also a bit of a beast in the price department. Starting in the UK at £1,999 (Intel Core i7 / Nvidia RTX 3070) and scaling to £2,999 (Intel Core i9 / Nvidia RTX 3080), it’s the option for those who are prepared to pay the extra to get the extra.
Want to see more pictures? Check out our first thoughts – Predator Triton 500 SE review: Serious yet subtle
Writing by Mike Lowe.