CES 2019: Acer Introduces New Products


Acer unveiled a few interesting products at CES this year, one of which is an eye-catching gaming notebook with a twist.

Predator Triton 900

Dubbed the Predator Triton 900, this gaming notebook features a convertible 2-in-1 design that lets you flip the display around via its Ezel Aero Hinge. Acer says that this design allows for “multiple gaming scenarios and better ergonomics.” While an immediate benefit may not be obvious for some, this change can be helpful for creativity-focused users who can take advantage of its 17" 4K multi-touch IPS display. Under the hood, the Triton 900 packs an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 with options for an 8th Gen Intel© Core™ i7 six-core processor, NVMe PCIe RAID 0 SSDs, and 32GB of DDR4 memory. While not prevalent in many systems, an Xbox wireless receiver is built in for instant compatibility with Xbox controllers.

Predator Triton 500

A step down, and featuring a more conventional design, the Triton 500 is built for portability. Measuring just 0.7" thin and weighing 4.6 lb, this gaming laptop with an all-metal chassis is not compromising on performance. Just like the Triton 900, it can be configured with up to an 8th Gen Intel© Core™ i7 processor, NVMe PCIe RAID 0 SSDs, 32GB of memory, and an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 graphics card, albeit with a Max-Q design. Its 15.6" Full HD IPS display will have a 300-nit brightness rating, 144 Hz refresh rate, 3 ms response time, and NVIDIA G-Sync technology in select models. Currently in development and planned to be released later this year, the PredatorSense mobile app provides users with control over their Predator systems with options for overclocking, fan speed adjustments, lighting, and more.

Swift 7

Staying in line with the thin design, the new Swift 7 is just 0.39" thin, 1.96 lb, and packs a 14" Full HD IPS display with incredibly—you've guessed it—thin bezels. At a 92% screen-to-body ratio, the display provides you with an immersive viewing experience in hand with 300 nits of brightness, as well as 100% sRGB and 72% NTSC coverage. Meanwhile, a layer of Corning Gorilla Glass 6 provides it with extra durability. The Swift 7 needs to be rigid and durable, so it's constructed of magnesium-lithium and magnesium-aluminum alloys, which are rated to be two to four times stronger than standard aluminum alloys of the same thickness. Spec-wise, the Swift 7 is powered by an 8th Gen Intel© Core™ i7-8500Y processor and up to a 512GB PCIe SSD and 16GB of LPDDR3 memory. Intel's Y-series processors focus on power saving and efficiency, which allow the Swift 7 to operate for up to 10 hours with a fanless design. It also wouldn't be 2019 without modern connectivity options, so Acer has equipped with Swift 7 with two Thunderbolt™ 3 ports.

Chromebook 315

With a little something for everyone, Acer has also unveiled its first Chromebook, powered by AMD A-series processors with Radeon graphics. The Acer Chromebook 315 comes with your choice of an AMD A6-9220C or A4-9120C processor and is rated for up to 10 hours of use. Thanks to its integrated graphics processor and 15.6" Full HD IPS display, you'll be able to enjoy vibrant streaming videos, web games, and apps with multi-touch support on select models. Being a Chromebook, it also has everything you've come to expect, such as Google's ecosystem of apps, an automatically updating OS, and multiple levels of security.

Did Acer have something for you? What do you think about the Triton 900's flip screen? Share your expectations in the Comments section, below.