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Acer Predator Triton 500 SE, Helios 500 with 11th-gen Intel Core i9 Gaming Notebook Series Launched

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At the recent Next@Acer Global Press Conference event, Acer announced its latest notebooks powered by the 11th-gen Intel Core H-series processors and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 Series laptop GPUs, the Predator Triton 500 SE and the Predator Helios 500.

Acer Predator

The Predator Triton 500 SE (PT516-51s) is a “special edition” notebook designed for gamers who want a machine capable of handling both the latest AAA games and the work day. Powered by up to an 11th Gen Intel Core i9 Processor, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, and up to 64GB 3200 MHz DDR4 memory, this gaming machine offers more than enough power but at just 19.9 mm (0.75 in) thin with up to 12 hours of battery life and NVIDIA Advanced Optimus technology, it can easily slip it into a backpack or squeeze in a bit of work between matches.

The Triton 500 SE has a sleek, clean appearance that it could double as a work laptop for professionals that enjoy gaming, and with up to 4TB of high-speed PCIe Gen4 storage, it has plenty of space for games and work-related files.

The Predator Triton 500 SE’s 16-inch 16:10 display with an 87% screen-to-body ratio and three panel options, including a 165 Hz WQXGA LCD display; a 165 Hz WQXGA Mini LED panel with 1250 peak nits, and 100% coverage of the sRGB color gamut; or a 240 Hz WQXGA IPS PolarBlack panel with a 3 ms response time and 100% coverage of the DCI-P3 color gamut for an even smoother gameplay experience.

A suite of thermal management technology ensures that everything runs cool. The Triton 500 SE employs Acer’s Vortex Flow cooling design, featuring a triple fan cooling system, including a 5th Generation custom-engineered AeroBlade 3D Fan, five dedicated heat pipes for the CPU and GPU, plus strategically placed intake and exhaust vents that continually draw in cold air and expel hot air.

An Intel Killer E3100G Ethernet Controller, Intel Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650i, and Control Center

2.0 provide gamers with low latency and reliable connection, while PredatorSense allows gamers to monitor their system, overclock the computer’s GPU and adjust fan speed with different modes such as quiet, extreme, or turbo.

It also has a full range of USB 3.2 Gen 2 ports, including dual Thunderbolt 4 Type-C ports which support DisplayPort and an SD 7.0 card reader.

Acer Predator

While the Predator Helios 500 (PH517-52) boasts up to an overclockable 11th Gen Intel Core i9 processor, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, and 64 GB of DDR4 3200 MHz memory.

There's also a pair of PCIe NVMe SSDs in RAID 0 and one SATA HDD for plenty of space for the next generation of games. There is an option to equip this machine with a17.3-inch with a 4K Mini LED 120 Hz display powered by AUO AmLED technology that supports full-array local dimming and is comparable to VESA Display HDR 1000.

Premium cooling technology, it includes Acer PowerGem, a custom-engineered technology made from a metal-alloy polymer that sits on top of the CPU and serves to distribute the heat it generates throughout the device. Acer's Vortex Flow technology leverages two fans, including a 5th Gen AeroBlade 3D Fan, to redirect airflow to critical components and boost performance during heavy gaming sessions.

PredatorSense can enable Predator Pulsar lighting and customize light bars to personalize the keyboard via per-key RGB backlighting. Additionally, the WASD keys can be enhanced with Acer’s Racing keys or MagForce keys, which feature MagTek mechanical switches to make keypresses function like a controller’s joystick, giving players precise control over their avatar’s movement.

The Helios 500 includes multiple ports: one HDMI 2.1, one mini-DP 1.4, two USB Type-C Thunderbolt ™ 4, three USB 3.2 Gen2 ports that support offline charging, and one RJ45 port. An Intel Killer E3100G Ethernet Controller, Intel Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650i, and Control Center 2.0 provide gamers with better connectivity and lower latency,

The exact specifications, prices, and availability of the Predator Triton 500 SE, and Helios 500 will vary by region.

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