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Acer’s Predator Triton 300 is its new entry-level gaming laptop

Acer has also upgraded the Triton 500 with a 300Hz screen.
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With waves of GPU upgrades and Intel processor refreshes keeping things interesting, gaming laptop competition has never been fiercer. In a bid to pick up gamers not quite willing to spend thousands of dollars on their rig, the Predator Triton 300 keeps the thin-and-light credentials of the series (this one is just 2.3kg), and ties together a 9th-gen Intel Core i7 with NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 1650 GPU. There's 16GB of DDR4 memory which is upgradeable, and a 15.6-inch HD IPS display with a 144Hz refresh rate. Yes, there are more powerful machines out there, but the spec sheet sounds suitably gamer-friendly -- just don't expect ray-tracing. It'll support up to two 1TB SSDs in RAID 0, and there's WiFi 6 alongside a mandatory ethernet port if you're playing online.

Gallery: Acer Predator Triton 300 | 6 Photos

Gallery: Acer Predator Triton 300 hands-on | 12 Photos

The Triton 300 keeps the Predator design licks, with zone RGB lighting, and Turbo and Predator Sense keys alongside concaved WASD and arrow keys to help your reactions and input.

To keep it company, Acer also announced the Predator Triton 500 with a new 300Hz display — though it wasn't on show at IFA here in Berlin. The laptop keeps the same 15.6-inch screen, although it's a little thinner than the last model. To be honest, the news is that silky sounding 300Hz screen -- and not much else.

The Predator Triton 300 will be available in Europe this October, with prices starting from 1300 Euros (roughly $1,400), while the updated Triton 500 will be available in EMEA in November starting at 2,699 Euros and in the US this December, starting at $2,800.

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