Acer Predator Triton 900 Reviewed at Engadget

Check out this crazy Acer Predator Triton 900, a massive 17-inch notebook with a swiveling screen that will cost you a eye-watering $3,800!

Obviously, the Triton 900 isn’t going after people looking for more-portable gaming notebooks. It’s a nine-pound behemoth that looks like a tool of urban warfare. It’s a blend of gothic and industrial construction — as if the Batmobile from Tim Burton’s and Christopher Nolan’s Batman films had an unholy love child.

You can tell it means business at first glance. Acer’s Ezel Aero hinges give the Triton 900 a striking profile, and they perfectly frame the massive 17-inch 4K display. By default, the hinge holds the screen just like any other laptop, but you can also pull the display toward you, which could be useful for touchscreen games or for getting a different angle on the action. The screen can also flip all the way around so that it hides the keyboard behind it. That effectively turns the laptop into a tiny 4K TV, so you can play with a controller and fewer distractions or game from a second monitor while giving your friends a show.

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Pros

  • Swiveling screen is an impressive feat of engineering
  • Powerful hardware
  • 4K G-SYNC screen makes gameplay look sharp and smooth

 

Cons

  • High price
  • Swiveling screen isn’t that useful
  • Cumbersome to move around

 

Summary

Acer’s Predator Triton 900 makes a stunning first impression, but it’s not long before you realize its unique hinge isn’t that useful, and it’s way too expensive for what you get. It’s certainly a singular device, but one without much of a point.

Source: Engadget

 

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