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Acer Predator Triton 900

Acer Predator Triton 900

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Acer Predator Triton 900 Review: Who needs a crazy swiveling screen?

Acer Predator Triton 900 Review: Who needs a crazy swiveling screen?

Posted   07.20.19
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74 Engadget Score
A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition.
74

A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition.

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The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Engadget Review

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.

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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
74 Engadget Score
A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition.
74

A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

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Score Breakdown

 
71
Average Critic Score
 
70
Tom's Hardware
The Acer Predator Triton 900 is a big laptop with a unique hinge, but has an awkward keyboard and isn’t as easy to upgrade as other laptops.
 
70
The Verge
I applaud Acer for attempting to broaden the appeal of its gaming laptop by appealing to artists or really anyone who has loads of cash and wants a laptop with an interesting design. But, in doing so, the Predator Triton 900 is left halfway between meeting what die-hard gamers and artists want in a machine. It’s capable of a lot, but the caveats, small as they seem, are deal-breakers.
 
80
CNET
If you'll be adding an external keyboard and parking it on a desktop, the 17-inch Acer Predator Triton 900 makes a great compact gaming or programming PC. But as a laptop, the keyboard and battery life may be big detractors for some.
 
60
MSN
I’d be surprised if anyone who’s got this far into the review is still considering purchasing an Acer Predator Triton 900. That’s if anyone was, to begin with. It’s a £4,000 laptop, after all, and far, far above what the average consumer is prepared to pay. Unless money is no object, I’d suggest going for something less ludicrously pricey, such as the Razer Blade 15 (2019) or the Asus ROG Strix Scar III, both of which offer great gaming performance and 240Hz refresh rates.
 
70
Gizmodo
All told, Acer’s Predator Triton 900 is a bold attempt at expanding the boundaries of what a gaming laptop can be. It’s got class-leading specs combined with clever bonuses that make gaming on a laptop (even one that’s not all that portable) both easy and rewarding. But at the same time, to get the most out of Triton, you have to commit hard. With a starting price of $3,800, the Triton 900 is the exact opposite of an impulse purchase.
 
60
Expert Reviews
I’d be surprised if anyone who’s got this far into the review is still considering purchasing an Acer Predator Triton 900. That’s if anyone was, to begin with. It’s a £4,000 laptop, after all, and far, far above what the average consumer is prepared to pay. Unless money is no object, I’d suggest going for something less ludicrously pricey, such as the Razer Blade 15 (2019) or the Asus ROG Strix Scar III, both of which offer great gaming performance and 240Hz refresh rates.
 
90
Stuff.co.nz
This thing is powerful. It’s only sold in entirely pimped out configurations and will play anything you throw at it. It’s a weird, fun machine that everyone loves to see, feel and play with. But we reckon the shine will wear off quickly.