Acer gaming laptops add RTX Super graphics and 10th-gen Intel CPUs

The Predator Triton 500 also packs a 300Hz display and per-key RGB.

Acer is joining a flurry of PC makers in adopting the next wave of NVIDIA and Intel chips inside its laptops. It's updating its 15.6-inch Predator Triton 500 (above) and Nitro 5 (below) gaming portables to use NVIDIA's new GeForce RTX Super laptop GPUs as well as Intel's 10th-generation Core H-series processors. As you might guess, the premium Predator series is the highlight. It comes with up to a GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q to deliver speedier and more efficient graphics, and mates that with a 300Hz, 3ms response IPS display and per-key RGB keyboard lighting.

The Nitro 5 update isn't quite so eye-catching, but you will find a 120Hz, 3ms response display that should still provide a noticeable advantage over 60Hz panels in games.

The company didn't detail every possible configuration in its announcement. In the US, though, $2,600 now gets you a Predator Triton 500 with GeForce RTX 2080 Super video, a Core i7-10750H CPU, 32GB of RAM and a 1TB SSD. If that's overkill for your needs, a $900 Nitro 5 will deliver GeForce GTX 1650 Ti graphics, a Core i5-10300H, 16GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD. You should also see NVIDIA's new hardware in the ConceptD 7 Ezel, although there weren't details available for that upgrade as of this writing.

Acer Nitro 5 (2020) gaming laptop