Predator Triton 300 SE: The Slim Gaming Laptop

edited March 26 in Gaming

 The sparkly silver chassis of Acer’s Predator Triton 300 SE is a slim-line sight to behold. But don’t let the aluminum, spartan stylings of this thin gaming laptop fool you, for this Acer gaming laptop is bristling with hardware features that will empower you to reach new heights in gaming, creation and general multitasking. 

Predator Triton 300 SE is a thin, powerful gaming laptop with a stunning 16-inch 500 nit display, ready to deliver lightning-fast performance, whatever the task. Sounds interesting? We certainly think it is. Read on to find out why gaming laptops are often so bulky, and join us on a journey to discover more about one of the best thin gaming laptops on the market today.

But why the bulk?

Before we delve into the finer points of the Triton 300 SE, we must confront an unfortunate reality. Even in 2024, when cars are powered by batteries, and AI has all the answers, the vast majority of gaming laptops are still bulky. There are several reasons behind the bulk. High-performance hardware is required to play AAA titles, so processors and graphics cards in gaming laptops are larger than those in a general-purpose laptop. With size and performance, come heat. In order to dissipate the heat from red-hot gaming sessions, cooling systems, consisting of fans, heat sinks and vents are necessary, further contributing to the size and weight of gaming laptops. While serious gamers may run both a desktop and laptop setups, the portability of the laptop is an undeniable bonus. But it would be of little use if a state of the art gaming laptop could only handle a few hours of on-the-go gaming. As a result, gaming laptop battery sizes are larger, to allow for longer gaming sessions. Screen size can also contribute to the bulk, with 16 and 18 inch screens making some modern-day gaming laptops look like regular consumer laptops from days gone by. Fear not, the Triton 300 SE offers a slim-line alternative to the bulk…

Predator Triton 300 SE 

Let’s take a peep at the tech-specs of the Predator Triton 300 SE PT316-51s-7397 Gaming Notebook

  • Processor: Intel® Core™ i7-i7-12700H 2.30 GHz Tetradeca-core (14 Core™) 
  • Graphics Card: NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3060, 6 GB, GDDR6 
  • Memory: 16 GB DDR5 SDRAM 
  • Storage: 512 GB SSD 
  • Display: 16 inch LCD 2560 x 1600, 16:10, 240Hz 
  • Wireless: Wi-Fi 6E 1675i, Bluetooth 5.1 or above  
  • Built in Devices: Microphone, Finger print reader 
  • Interfaces/Ports: HDMI, 2 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A Ports, 1 x USB Type-C port supporting: USB 3.2 Gen 2 (up to 10 Gbps), DisplayPort over USB-C, Thunderbolt 4, USB charging 5 V; 3 A, DC-in port 20 V; 65 W 
  • Input: Backlit keyboard, Multi-touch Gesture TouchPad 
  • Battery: Li-Ion 4-cell 99.98Wh, maximum run time: 9.50 hours 
  • Dimensions: 15.1 x 10.3 x 0.86 inches 
  • Weight (Approx): 5.29 lb

Weight and size

Finding the sweet spot between weight, size and portability is a challenge when looking for a gaming laptop. The Triton 300 SE weighs 5.29 lb, only slightly heavier than a two-liter bottle of soda, a bag of flour, or a Chihuahua. Weighing in at under 5.5 lb, the Predator Triton 300 SE is a truly portable, powerful gaming laptop.

Compared with the majority of gaming laptops on the market, this is one seriously lightweight laptop. Size wise, the Predator Triton 300 SE measures 15.1 x 10.3 x 0.86 inches, while the front height of the laptop is merely 0.78 inches. In contrast with the heavy, brick-like, gaming laptops that many players settle for, the Triton 300 SE is an elegant, silver slim-line beauty that can fit comfortably into your backpack for gaming on the move. With up to 9.50 hours of unplugged power, the 99Wh battery will keep you ahead of whatever game you’re playing.

If you aren’t swept away by the dizzying array of tech-specs that fit effortlessly into the slim-line aluminum chassis, then the approachable price of around $1750 should convince you that the Triton 300 SE is a well-rounded, affordable midrange gaming laptop.

What’s inside?

Weight and size aside, when you open the laptop and get stuck into gaming, editing, recording or general multitasking, the Triton 300 SE can handle whatever you throw at it.

CPU: The 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i7 processor, featuring new performance hybrid architecture, will power your gaming sessions with the settings cranked without a glitch. Hyper-threading, higher clock speeds, and additional cores offer a performance boost for demanding applications: the i7 CPU guarantees to improve your gaming sessions

Graphics card: NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 30 Series GPUs provide mind-blowing performance through AI-powered graphics. The 3060 GPU (NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3060) will have your favorite games running faster, and more efficiently than ever before. This means immersive, beyond lifelike gaming environments with ray tracing and state the art AI features including NVIDIA DLSS.

Screen: On screen, this translates to a lush, vibrant display that screams out for your favorite game, movie or show. The LCD screen has 16:10 ratio and a stunning 2560 x 1600-pixel resolution, so be prepared for beyond life-like colors, as well as deep blacks and bright whites galore. The screen supports NVIDIA® G-SYNC® technology, as well as anti-glare, with up to 240HZ / 3MS refresh and response rates. Ghosting and lag become distant memories with the Triton 300 SE.

Cooling: Get stuck in icy hot gaming sessions and stay cool in the heat of the battle without getting frying your hardware with the latest custom engineered cooling technology, for optimal heat dissipation. Powered by Aeroblade™ 3D Fan Technology, the world's thinnest metal fan blades produce an aerodynamic airstream to maximize airflow. Coupled with Indium Liquid Metal thermal grease, and the option to turn the fans up or down as needed, the Triton 300 SE will see you through your most ambitious gaming adventures, while staying cool.

Other features: Connecting has never been so easy. Triton 300 SE boasts an enviable suite of ports including USB-C with Thunderbolt 4 support, and two standard USB3.2 Gen 2 Type-A ports. The 3-zone RGB keyboard puts you in command of your gaming, with PredatorSense hotkey as well as the Turbo key for a performance boost. Let’s not forget the sound, DTS-tuned speakers deliver the goods, and can also be optimized in the DTS:X Ultra app, or hooked up to headphones or speakers to create a 360° surround sound system.  

The takeaway

Now that we've covered all of the features of the Triton 300, we can finally answer the question: is the Acer Predator Triton 300 good for gaming? Based on what we have discussed, we reckon that this is a great gaming laptop. Featuring the  combination of a powerful processor and GPU with sleek design and stunning screen display, the Triton 300 SE has what it takes to push your gaming to new levels. Approachably priced, with dependable, day-long battery life, this is a gaming laptop that shouts to be taken out. If you’re looking for a well-built, elegant gaming laptop that can also handle creation, editing and multi-tasking, check out the Triton 300 SE.

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Edmund is an English copywriter based in New Taipei City, Taiwan. He is a widely published writer and translator with two decades of experience in the field of bridging linguistic and cultural gaps between Chinese and English.



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