Acer Middle East showcases the Predator Triton 700 and other stylish products to enhance lifestyleAugust 9, 2017
Acer held an exclusive event for press and influencers on july 19th 2017 at stylish JW Marriott Marquis, Penthouse Suite.
Among all the products, the Predator Triton 700 slim stylish gaming laptop was the highlight of the evening.
The Predator Triton 700 for Gamers
The Predator Triton 700 was first showcased in Computex in May 2017 and I was very eager to have a look at the product. One of the interesting change Acer did was the track pad is placed above the keyboard and with transparent glass panel where you could see the heat pipes and internal cooling fans. One downside of long-time clickers is having to resort to using tap-to-click since there are (understandably) no mechanical elements to the Triton 700’s pointing device. Acer managed to fit this transparent window with a digitizer that recognizes your mouse gestures. The Acer Predator Triton 700 takes many of its design cues from the Predator X 21, including a teal-on-black color scheme.
The Predator Triton 700 houses the high-performance NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1080 (GPU and standard-voltage 7th Generation Intel® Core™ processors in a svelte 18.9 mm-thin (0.74 inch) aluminum chassis, thanks to Acer’s industry-leading AeroBlade™ 3D metal fans that increase airflow by 35 percent yet take up less space within the device . The Predator Triton 700 utilizes Max-Q, NVIDIA’s innovative approach to designing the world’s thinnest, fastest, and quietest gaming laptops. For a truly immersive gaming experience, the VR-ready Predator Triton 700 offers bright, vibrant visuals on a 15.6-inch Full HD IPS display supporting NVIDIA® G-SYNC™ for buttery-smooth gameplay. The new ultrathin Predator Triton gaming notebook series, the Predator Triton 700 features an understated black chassis and a minimalist design, with straight contours and angular front corners.
*Available in the UAE in October 2017 starting at 11,999 AED.
The other products which was showcased and could have hands on were Spin 5, Swift 7, Switch 5, Spin 7, Helios 300 Entertainment Hub and Nitro 5
The Spin 5 Series
The Spin 5 delivers up to 10 hours of battery life for all-day productivity, and is designed to swap from a tablet to a laptop and vice versa. With a 360-degree dual-torque hinge, it allows users to bend the device wobble-free, preventing them from toppling over when using the touchscreen. The Spin 5 provides consistent wireless signal because of its strategically placed 802.11ac antenna. In addition, the crossed-hairline brush finish on the aluminum top cover provides a fabric-like appearance, making the Spin 5 easy to grip while preventing the accumulation of messy fingerprints and smudges. The Spin 5 is flexible to use, convenient to carry, stylish and affordable, and has a bright 13.3-inch Full HD IPS touchscreen display that can be used with an optional Acer Active Pen.
*Available in the UAE in September 2017 starting at 3,199 AED.
Swift 7 series
The Swift 7 weighs in at just 1.1kg, and measures a mere 0.39 inches (9.98 mm) thin, making it the world’s first laptop to measure less than 1 cm thin. Its black-and-gold dual tone design brings a touch of elegance to its durable all-aluminum uni-body, while tough Corning® Gorilla® Glass adds superior scratch resistance. In addition, offering 9 hours of battery life and faster wireless performance. Small and speedy, top-of-the-line performance is delivered and an HD webcam with HDR (High Dynamic Range) imaging support provides clear, bright and detailed images.
*Currently available in the UAE starting at 4,499 AED.
The Switch 5 series
With a 7th Generation, Intel® Core® i7 and i5 processors, the Switch 5 delivers the top-rated performance needed for serious tasks, presentations and entertainment on the go with its 12-inch screen. The built-in fingerprint reader on the power button authenticates users and provides quick access to their projects. Users can be assured their information will remain secure andprivate when using the fingerprint reader for logging on thanks to Windows Hello. The Switch 5’s viewing angle can be easily adjusted one-handedly, providing added convenience in any scenario and the U-shaped kickstand on the tablet can be snapped out and instantly adjusted. Also, the Switch 5 uses Acer’s proprietary fan-less LiquidLoop™ cooling system, which keeps it running efficiently without fan noise, making it ideal for shared spaces such as meetings and open offices. The Switch 5 has an anodised aluminum chassis that is elegant and modern. The brushed hairline texture complements the design while enhancing the comfort of the device during transport.
*Available in the UAE in September 2017 starting at 3,799 AED.
The Sleek and Contemporary Spin 7
Thinner than a standard DVD case, the Spin 7 is a mere 10.98 mm thin and weighs just 1.2kg, making it one of the world’s thinnest convertible notebooks. Sleek and contemporary, its matte black chassis is complemented with polished silver hinges and diamond-cut edges around the touchpad. It offers up to 8 hours of battery life, providing a full day of usage. A wide glass touchpad helps fingers glide smoothly across the surface with minimal friction.
*Currently available in the UAE starting at 4,999 AED.
Swift 5 the Ultimate Laptop for Portability and Usability
Just 0.57 inches (14.58 mm) in height and weighing 3 pounds (1.36 kg), the Swift 5 manages to fit a 14-inch Full HD IPS display into a 13-inch frame, making it the ultimate in portability and usability. Available in Pearl White with gold trimming or Obsidian Black with silver trimming, it cuts an impressive figure, combining brushed metal surfaces and diamond cut accents, and has up to 13 hours of battery life, a backlit keyboard, a reversible USB 3.1 Type-C port and options for a touch display and fingerprint reader.
*Available in the UAE in Q4 2017 starting at 3,599 AED.
The Helios 300 Entertainment Hub for the Gamer
Available with 15.6-inch or 17.3-inch displays, its matte black chassis incorporates tasteful red accents, providing a slightly edgy, fun design. Shipping with Windows 10, it offers powerful features and technologies at mid-range price points, making gaming notebooks more accessible than ever. The NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1060 or 1050Ti GPU combined with a 7th Gen Intel Core i7 (7700HQ) or i5 processor (7300HQ) creates an outstanding performance. All of this processing power is supported with up to 16GB of DDR4 memory (upgradeable to 32GB). Designed as an entertainment hub, Predator Helios 300 notebook line is ideally suited for both gaming and movie watching. Bright 15.6-inch or 17.3-inch FHD IPS displays provides vibrant, vivid imagery, while Dolby Audio™ Premium and Acer TrueHarmony™ delivers immersive audio with crisp, rich acoustics. For smooth game play, a dual fan system featuring an AeroBlade™ 3D Fan with ultra-thin metal blades keeps the notebook running at optimal temperatures.
*Available in the UAE in September 2017 starting at 4,999 AED.
The Nitro 5 for Gamers and Movie Buffs
The Nitro 5 comes with up to a 7th Generation Intel Core i7-processor that is designed to bring incredible performance and responsiveness, immersive audiovisual entertainment and longer battery life to mobile devices. The chipset is the perfect match for the notebooks’ equally impressive GPUs, the latest NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 graphics. Whether a movie buff or a gamer, users will be able to fully enjoy the latest releases and titles without compromise. The Nitro 5’s sophisticated design includes a matte black chassis with a hairline finish. A smooth sleek red hinge runs along the back of the notebook, above a bold black grill vent. The keyboard features red backlighting, and the WASD keys and touchpad are also outlined in red for ease-of-use.
*Available in the UAE in September 2017 starting at 3,699 AED.