Acer Predator Triton 900 is a 2-in-1 gaming laptop

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A laptop? A tablet? A TV? I guess the Acer Predator Triton 900 can be all three.
A laptop? A tablet? A TV? I guess the Acer Predator Triton 900 can be all three.

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Have you ever pined for a big, bulky gaming laptop that lets you turn the screen away from you? At its press conference in Berlin ahead of the IFA trade show, Acer launched one such machine and called it the Predator Triton 900. 

The Triton 900’s screen is a 4K, Nvidia G-Sync enabled touchscreen fixed on a hinge and can be brought a bit closer to you for a more immersive experience. You can also fully flip it away from you, which Acer calls the “display mode.”

It’s unclear how the Triton 900 would perform as a tablet — it looks possible, but it would probably be a bit too bulky and heavy for some use cases. 

Try as I might, I couldn’t really think of a very good use case for this form factor (Acer wouldn’t let us touch it; maybe things would be different if I had a chance to actually try it out), but the Triton 900 does have a couple of cool other features that make it worthy of your attention. 

First, it has a mechanical keyboard with RGB lighting and a trackpad on the side that can easily be switched into the numerical pad when you need it. 

It also has two of Acer’s new AeroBlade 3D fans, whose serrated blades and clever design increase performance (10% more airflow compared to the previous generation of the product) while keeping fan noise low. 

Acer didn’t share all the specs for the Triton 900, but it’s the top of the company’s Triton line so it will likely be a beast. Price and availability are also unknown at this point. 

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