Acer Triton 700 Gaming Laptop Review – GTX 1080 Max-Q
Laptop it's been out for a while now, but is still a great machine that a lot of you have requested that check out so let's get started, starting with the specs. My unit has an Intel. I7. 7700 HQ CPU, so four cores, eight threads with a 3.8 gigahertz single core turbo and three point: four gigahertz all court overboost i've got 32 gig of memory running at ddr4, 2400 intial channel for the storage it's got two and dot two drives birth, with nvme support. In my configuration there are two 256 gig SSDs in a raid 0 array, giving us fast speeds and 512 gig of usable storage, no room for a 2.5 inch drive here, though, for the graphics there's, an nvidia 1080 max q, a powerful laptop GPU it's, similar to A desktop 10 ad in terms of cuda cores and memory, but it's got a lower TDP and lower clock speeds and it's. This switch powers. The 15.6 inch 1080p 120 hertz IPS panel for network connectivity, there's a Gigabit Ethernet port support for 802 11 AC, Wi, Fi and Bluetooth. The Triton 700 features a solid metal, build, making it feel very premium. Both the lid and interior, the same matte black aluminium, the metal edges, are a little sharp, but due to the lower keyboard placement, this wasn't really an issue while using it. The dimensions of the laptop are thirty. Nine point: four centimeters in width. Twenty six point: seven centimeters in depth and just under one point, nine centimeters in height, so quite thin for a gaming laptop with these facts, testing the weight.
My unit came in just under two point: four kilos with the 230 watt power, brick and cables for charging the total weight increases to around 3.5 kilos. As mentioned, it's got a 15.6 inch. 1080P 120 Hertz IPS panel with g sync. The viewing angles were good. Colors. Looked clear to me on any angle: side to side or up and down I've measured the current color gamut using the spider 5 pro, and my results returned to 97 of srgb, 67 percent of ntsc and 7 three percent of Adobe RGB, so not too bad for A gaming laptop have 100 percent brightness. I measured the panel at 286 nits in the center and with a 680 to 1 contrast ratio. Overall, I thought it looked pretty good. While playing games I've taken a long exposure photo in a dark room as a West case. Backlight bleed test, it looked pretty good to my eyes, but the camera does pick up a little bleed, although this will vary between laptops anyway, the screen was barely sturdy, while trying to flex it owing to the metal, lid and hinges found out towards the far corners. It could also just be opened with one finger: it's got a fairly even weight distribution with the battery up the front which helps weigh it down above the display in the center is a 720p camera. I found both the camera in microphone failing average in terms of quality, but you'll be able to judge both for yourself, as you've probably noticed by now.
The keyboard is right down the front where the touchpad would usually be. By doing this, ice were able to put all the heat, generating components right up the back keeping this area cool. The keyboard has individual key RGB backlighting and there are a number of effects available through aces predators and software. The lighting color of the fan on the left hand, side under the glass, can also be customized through. Here, too, the keyboard is apparently mechanical and, although it definitely sounds like one, it doesn't quite feel. This way to me, the keys felt a little strange as they bottom done quickly. Here'S, how it sounds to give you an idea. There was minimal keyboard flex while pushing down fairly hard. It was quite sturdy, thanks to the metal body, the touchpad is found in the center of the glass. So right up the back. I found it pretty difficult to use, especially when swapping between it and the keyboard. It worked alright, but I definitely prefer to use a mouse to the right hand, side of the touchpad there's. Also an air intake vent for the fan right below it. The two speakers have found towards the front left and right corners on either side of the keyboard. They sound pretty decent for laptop speakers quite clear to begin with, but at higher volumes the body of the laptop did make some vibration sounds speaking of sounds like some other Acer laptops. It plays this sound on boot by default Applause Music.
Luckily, this can be disabled through the BIOS for the iron on the Left. There'S a Kensington lock, a USB 2.0 type, a port hidden behind the square plastic cover two USB three type: a ports and separate 3.5 millimeter microphone and headphone jacks on the right there's. The power button, USB type c, Thunderbolt, 3 port third USB three type – a port and Gigabit Ethernet – the Ethernet port – did seem poorly placed to me if you're right handed and using a mouse, it can get in the way on the back, there's, a full size, DisplayPort And HDMI 2.0 output, as well as the power input and air exhaust fans towards the corners there's, nothing at all on the front, just smooth metal on the back. If the matte black metallic lead there's the predator logo in the center, with the silver brushed finish, fingerprints show up quite easily on the metallic interior, glass and lid. But they're easy to wipe away is it's all smooth surfaces underneath there's some rubber feet, which did well at preventing sliding as well as air intakes toward the back. The laptop can be opened up easily with the Phillips head screwdriver once the screws underneath removed the panel on top can be removed, just be careful to remove the two ribbon cables that connect the keyboard to the motherboard from left to right. We get easy access to the Wi Fi card 2 m dot 2 slots which are covered with the metal heat spreader the battery and two memory slots powering.
The laptop is a 3 cell 50 for 1 hour battery and with the full charge and just watching youtube videos with the screen on half brightness keyboard lighting off and background apps disabled, I was able to use it for 2 hours and 2 minutes, although that was With J sync enabled even with g sync disabled, however, the discreet Nvidia graphics were still in use. It didn't appear possible to make use of the integrated Intel graphics, which would probably last a lot longer while playing The Witcher 3 with medium settings and invidious battery boost set to 30fps the battery lasted for an hour longer and was able to sit at 30fps. The entire test, without dipping while gaming battery life, was alright, as that task makes use of the discreet graphics anyway, but outside of gaming. The overall battery life was fairly poor. Thermal testing was completed with an ambient room temperature of 90 degree Celsius so expect warmer temperatures in a warmer environment, starting towards the bottom of the graph. In light blue at idle, the CPU was actually quite warm, probably as the fan was running quietly. As you hear later, moving up to gaming in the green bar, the temperatures were still acceptable, and this was after temperatures had stabilized from an hour of playing after manually maxing out the fans and Yeller the CPU and GPU temperatures. Birth dropped back a bit with the cb1 2 voltage by minus 0.15, our faults, but the fans back on default.
The CPU temperature was a little cooler than by just maxing out the fans only shown in orange, with the CPU under volt and max fans combined. We get the best temperatures yet shown in red. The stress tests were done by running a 264 and heaven benchmark at the same time in order to attempt to fully utilize both the processor and graphics roofing up in the graph and starting with the dark red bar. The CPU peaked at 87, honestly, not too bad for extended load, especially considering how thin the laptop is by maxing out the fan and applying under vaulting shown in the pink purple and dark blue bars. The temperatures get significantly better. These are the average clock speeds for the same temperature tests just shown not really much to show here. As there was no thermal law howler modeling, the 7700 HQ was able to boost to its 3.4 gigahertz or core turbo speed without any problems. Even in these stress tests, I've got some Cinebench CPU benchmarks. Here I was getting the same results with or without the CPU wonderful deployed. As shown earlier, there was no throttling at all here, so no problems getting full performance with the out of the box configuration just for reference or comparison. I'Ve also noted the score of the newer i 580 300h, the quad core laptop cpu from the newer eighth generation. Although the performance doesn't change, the undervolt can still be used to drop the temperatures, as shown previously here are the GPU, only clock speeds, while under a graphical, only stress test aces printer descent.
Software lets you apply: GPU overclock seasonally in two different levels: notice, pasta in Tubber, the faster profile over clocks, the GPU called by 75 megahertz and the memory by 200 megahertz. While the turbo profile doubles this to one hundred fifty megahertz on the core and four hundred megahertz on the memory, I was able to get a little further improvement by manually overclocking it with MSI Afterburner up to two hundred megahertz on the core and eight hundred megahertz. On the memory, as shown in red, but this may vary between laptops, as it depends on the particular chip. As for the external temperatures, where you'll actually be putting your hands at idle, the body was sitting in the low 30s quite cool. While gaming, we can see that early the rear of the laptop warms up to around 50 degrees as that's, where the CPU and GPU were located. The keyboard area stays cooler fairly, similar results with the stress tests running and then with the fans manually, maxed out and CPU under vaulted, the external temperatures lower by a few degrees. As for the fan noise produced by the laptop while they have a listen to some of these tests at idle, that was fairly quiet and while gaming, it was about as loud as any other gaming laptop I've tested under stress test. This rose a little and with the fans manually maxed out, it gets quite loud. You'Ve got the option of controlling the fan speeds of the CPU or graphics independently through aces printers and software, so that should help in finding a good balance between temperatures and fan noise.
Overall, the temperatures and performance were pretty impressive when you consider the thin body of the laptop, I expected it to run hotter with the 1080 max q graphics, but for the most part, the seventh gen CPUs seem to run cooler than the new and faster 8th gen Options finally, let's take a look at some gaming benchmarks. All games run at 1080p with the latest Windows updates and these Nvidia drivers fortnight was tested using the replay feature, and it was performing very well even with max settings over 100 FPS on the averages. The one percent lows aren't that terrible while at lower settings, the one percent lows are around the refresh rate of the 120 Hertz panel, so it played very smoothly, however, which was tested playing in the training area and again very good frame rates at old setting levels. The game cap said 300 fps and we were able to reach this at low and medium settings, while ultra settings still resulted in one percent lows above the refresh rate of the panel. So again, very smooth gameplay shadow of the Tomb Raider was tested with the built in benchmark. I finally just recently added this game to my testing so I'm, not too sure how well it compares to other spec laptops, but the frame rates. Look pretty good. Pub G was tested using the replay feature and, despite this being a nut, optimized and poorly performing game, we're still able to average above 100 frames per second at Ultra settings, pretty good results and still above 60 fps for the 1 learn csgo who was tested using The, u litical benchmark and the results are pretty decent in this test.
Well, above 200, FPS, even with all settings maxed out Rainbow, six siege was tested with the built in benchmark and even with ultra settings. The 1 lawyers are above the 120 Hertz refresh rate of the display, so even maxed out it's running very well perfectly smooth with no issues. Far cry 5 was also tested with the built in Ben ma, and the results are fairly good for this specific test averaging above 60fps in terms of 1 lows at ultra, which aren't too far behind the average frame rates. So the dips in performance on to learn, Assassin's Creed origins, was another game that was tested with a built in benchmark and once more, the frame rates in this game are pretty good for comparison. At ultra, the averages are about 35 percent better than the Helios 300 that I recently tested. Dota 2, on the other hand, was actually performing worse than the Helios 300, which I suspect is because it has a faster, 8th, gen CPU. In any case, these the results with the Trident 700 keep in mind it's an intensive replay that does not represent real world gameplay. This is a worst case scenario test Ghost Recon was tested with the built in benchmark and is another resource demanding game still playable at Ultra settings, but it was noticeably better at just about any other setting level. Watchdogs 2 was also a pretty resource demanding game, but it was running well living with ultra settings averaging above 60fps.
Although there wasn't much practical difference between ultra and high settings, The Witcher 3 was averaging around 100 FPS at Ultra settings. It was running quite well, although the 1 low result was quite a bit lower, although this could be improved quite a bit by lowering the settings. I'Ve got a few more games covered in the dedicated gaming benchmark video. If you're interested now for the benchmarking tools, I've tested, heaven valley and superposition from Unigine, as well as fire strike time, spy and VR mock from 3d mark just pause. The video, if you want to detailed, look at these results, despite the tratan 700 featuring the slightly older Intel 7700 HQ, which isn't even as good as the 8th gen AI 5 CB you, the results in all games tested, is still very good owing to the 1080 Max Q, graphics, the CPU was still pretty good for gaming in any case, but in most games the graphics usually make a larger difference to performance, especially at higher settings or high resolutions. Many games were able to get fairly high frame rates. A great combination for the 120 Hertz g sync display, which could actually be utilized well, as we saw earlier, we've got the option of overclocking the graphics, so let's see how this actually helps improve gaming performance. I didn't bother under vaulting the CPU here, as was no differences. No throttling was taking place. Shadow of the Tomb Raider was tested with the built in benchmark and at the highest settings.
The Ava clocks were just getting us a small six percent performance improvement to the average frame rates. Fortnight was tested using the replay feature and in this test the overcooked results are slightly better 8.5 percent faster than running at stock speeds. When running maxed out at epic settings, so there was a little improvement with the GPU overclock applied, but it will vary between game and settings. As for storage in Crystal disc mark, the 512 gear grade 0 array, which is made up of two m dot, two nvme SSDs, was performing quite well excellent, read and write speeds for updated pricing. You can check the links in the description at the time of recording here in Australia. This model goes for around 3800 Australian dollars, while in the u.s. Sinclair is from around 2600 US dollars compared to other thin and light laptops it's about the same price of the razor blade, which has a new 8th, gen CPU. Although slightly lower 1070 max q graphics either way not cheap, so what do you guys think about the Acer, predator triton, 700 overall it's, a very nice gaming laptop quite thin and powerful specs, although this combination is always associated with a higher price, despite the thinner body, There was absolutely no throttling of any kind in any of my tests and it performed well in all games tested, especially when, combined with the 120 Hertz display with G sync. The early things I personally didn't like was the lower battery life outside of gaming low profile.
Mechanical key switches and a strange placement of the touchpad I get that the design keeps the heat up the back, but I found it difficult to use I'd always want to stick to using a proper mouse. Let me know what you guys: throw it down in the comments and leave a like to. Let me know if you found the review useful thanks for watching and don't forget to subscribe for future tech.