Acer announced refreshes across its lines of Predator and Nitro gaming laptops, starting off the year with new models of the Predator Triton 500 SE, Predator Helios 300 and Acer Nitro 5.
“Our most popular gaming laptops have been updated with the latest silicon announced at CES,” said James Lin, General Manager, Notebooks, IT Products Business, Acer Inc.
“Combine that with state-of-the-art cooling technology and high-refresh rate displays and you get exciting laptops that even the most demanding of players will love.”
All of the laptops feature the latest 12th Gen Intel Core processors and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 Series Laptop GPUs, while the Acer Nitro 5 also includes AMD Ryzen 6000 Series processor options.
They also come with one month of Xbox Game Pass, giving gamers day-one access to popular titles and the ability to play with friends, whether they’re on PC or console.
“With a new performance hybrid architecture in addition to industry-leading I/O, memory and connectivity support, 12th Gen Intel Core H-series processors deliver the blazing fast performance and platform capabilities that today’s gamers demand,” said Jerry Tsao, VP of Enthusiast Laptops at Intel.
“The new Acer lineup of gaming notebooks with 12th Gen Intel Core feature incredible designs that gamers of all levels will be excited to play on.”
Predator Triton 500 SE — Thin Gaming Laptop
The Predator Triton 500 SE (PT516-52s) is a “special edition” laptop for gaming and work. On the inside, up to a 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9 processor, an NVIDIA GeForce RTX™ 3080 Ti Laptop GPU and 32 GB of 5200 MHz LPDDR5 memory dish out the extreme performance necessary for the latest games.
Gamers will appreciate the industry-leading WQXGA (2560×1600) panel’s 240Hz refresh rate and 3 ms response time, topped off with support from the frame-syncing power of NVIDIA® G-SYNC® technology. Content creators will appreciate 500 nits of brightness, 100% average of the DCI-P3 colour gamut, and a productivity-boosting 16:10 aspect ratio—plus an SD 7.0 card reader for offloading content.
Predator Helios 300 — All About Performance
The Predator Helios 300 (PH315-55) is a powerful gaming laptop equipped with a host of top-tier hardware: Up to a 12th Gen Intel Core i7 processor, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU or NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, 32 GB of DDR5-4800 MHz memory and up to 2 TB of PCIe Gen4 SSD RAID 0 storage.
This hardware muscle powers up to a 15.6-inch QHD (2560 x 1440) IPS display with a 165 Hz refresh rate—and with a revamped, cleaner chassis, the outside of the laptop looks great, too. A thin light bar below the palm rest (configurable via PredatorSense) lets the device retain its gamer aesthetic in a slightly more subtle fashion.
Acer Nitro 5 — Plentiful Configuration Options
The Acer Nitro 5 is a gaming laptop that gives players everything they need to explore and enjoy the latest titles, featuring up to a 12th Gen Intel Core i7 (AN515-58) and up to an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti GPU. A pair of M.2 SSD slots (PCIe Gen 4) offer massive storage, while up to 32 GB of DDR4 3200 RAM offers players plenty of breathing room to handle multiple applications at once.
The Acer Nitro 5 can also be equipped with up to an AMD Ryzen 6000 Series processor (AN515-46) and up to an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, plus up to 32 GB of the latest-generation DDR5 4800 MHz RAM. This generation of the Nitro 5 comes with two options, an FHD 144 Hz panel or a 165 Hz QHD Panel, both taking advantage of AMD FreeSync technology to offer smooth gameplay without screen tearing. Storage-wise, the AMD processor-powered Nitro 5 features two M.2 PCIe Gen 4 SSD slots (PCIe Gen4 x1, PCIe Gen3 x1).
Pricing and Availability
- The Predator Triton 500 SE (PT516-52s) will be available in EMEA in February, starting at about R64 000
- The 15.6-inch Predator Helios 300 (PH315-55) will be available in EMEA in February, starting at about R42 000
- The 17.3-inch Predator Helios 300 (PH317-56) will be available in EMEA in February, starting at about R43 500
- The Acer Nitro 5 [Intel processor, 15.6-inch] (AN515-58) will be available in EMEA in February, starting at about R28 100
- The Acer Nitro 5 [AMD processor, 15.6-inch] (AN515-46) will in EMEA in April, starting at about R29 000
- The Acer Nitro 5 [Intel processor, 17.3-inch] (AN517-55) will be available in EMEA in March, starting at about R30 000
- The Acer Nitro 5 [AMD processor, 17.3-inch] (AN517-42) will be available in EMEA in April, starting at about R31 000