Triton 500 SE: The Light Weight Heavy Hitting Laptop

edited May 13 in Gaming

Prepare to render, play, and slay with the next evolution of high performance gaming laptops, the Acer Predator Triton 500 SE. This slimline, 16-inch silver gaming laptop represents the cream of the crop in portable gaming power, with up to an 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9 processor, featuring brand new performance hybrid architecture. GeForce RTX™ 30 Series graphics, and up to 32GB of 4800MHz LPDDR5 memory, as well as plenty of high speed PCIe Gen4 storage make the Triton 500 SE ready for anything you can throw at it. If you’re looking for an Acer gaming laptop, or any gaming laptop, read on to get the scoop on Triton 500 SE, a laptop forged for extreme performance gaming, creating and multitasking, and more.

The Triton 500 SE

There are currently four models in the Predator Triton 500 SE line, equipped with either Intel® Core™ i9 processor, or Intel® Core™ i7 processor, as well as variants from the GeForce RTX™ 3070 and 3080 graphics card family. Depending on your requirements and budget, there are also 16/32 GB DDR4 SDRAM and LPDDR5 options, as well as Windows 10 Home 64-bit, and Windows 11 Home 64-bit operating systems. Today let’s take a closer look at a mid-range model, the Predator Triton 500 SE PT516-52s-73YD Gaming Laptop. Currently priced at around $2,300, here’s the tech specs:

  • Operating System: Windows 11 Home 64-bit 
  • Processor: Intel® Core™ i7-12700H processor Tetradeca-core 2.30 GHz 
  • Graphics Card: Nvidia® GeForce RTX™ 3070Ti with 8 GB dedicated memory 
  • Graphics Memory Technology: GDDR6 
  • Maximum Graphics Power: Up to 110 W 
  • Memory: 16 GB LPDDR5 
  • Storage: 1 TB SSD 
  • Display: 16-inch LED (2560 x 1600) 16:10 240 Hz 
  • Display Screen Technology: In-plane Switching (IPS) Technology ComfyView 
  • Wireless: IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax, Bluetooth 5.1 or above 
  • Built in Devices: Microphone, fingerprint reader 
  • Interfaces/Ports: 1 x HDMI, 2 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A Ports, 2 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C Ports 
  • USB Type-C Detail: 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 
  • Dimensions: 15.1 x 10.3 x 0.78 inches 
  • Weight (Approx): 5.29 lb 
  • Color: Steel Gray


Slimline, steel gray metal and customizable RGB backlit keyboard make this 16-inch portable gaming powerhouse a stylish sight to behold. But what’s under the hood? The powerful 12th Gen processor, featuring new performance hybrid architecture effortlessly enables you to push things further in both gaming, creation, and flexible multitasking. This innovative new architecture matches the right core to the right workload: the Triton 500 SE has up to 14 cores and up to 20 threads, meaning that editing, browsing, streaming, and other tasks won’t impact your gaming.


Onto the Graphics. The Triton 500 SE line features Nvidia® GeForce RTX™ 30 series GPUs. Perfect for the freshest AAA titles, the latest graphics are powered by Nvidia’s 2nd Gen RTX Ampere architecture, providing life-like, immersive gaming experiences. This series of GPUs feature a suite of AI powered technologies including Nvidia Max-Q for optimal performance in thin laptops.

Further AI performance boost comes from Nvidia® DLSS, pushing the limits of gaming speed and performance, without compromising image quality. What’s more, ray tracing simulates real-world light, creating beyond life-like virtual worlds for you to explore. In a nutshell, this means that the Triton 500 SE is a lightweight, heavy hitter, with AI powered boost for turbo charged, silky smooth gaming, creation, and more.  


The Triton 500 SE’s 16-inch screen represents the sweet spot for most gamers, giving you ample room to get immersed into the game, but not too much room that you end up lost in the mud in no man’s land. The Triton 500 SE LED screen has a comfortable 16:10 aspect ratio, a jaw dropping 240 Hz refresh rate and 3ms response time. Supporting the frame-syncing power of Nvidia G-SYNC and Max-Q technologies, this is a screen that will leave you questioning reality.

Ports and portable command

If ports aplenty is something you demand from your gaming laptop, the Triton 500 SE won’t disappoint. With a total of four USB 3.2 Gen 2 ports, you won’t require dongles, while two incredibly fast Thunderbolt™ 4 Type-C ports support DisplayPort functionality as well as power delivery. Upload your photos and videos with the SD™ 7.0 card reader, and plug in to an external display via the latest HDMI 2.1 with 10K resolution.

While the specs and performance of the Triton 500 SE are all heavyweight, thankfully, the silver gray laptop is a featherweight 5.29 lb, with a form factor (height) of just 0.78 inches. Whether you want to game on-the-go, or edit videos while traveling, this isn’t a brick of a computer, and can fit comfortably into your backpack or briefcase. For remote gaming, the long-lasting 99.98Wh battery will keep you going, whatever your chosen mission.

Complete command of your Triton 500 SE is possible thanks to the utility app PredatorSense, allowing you to customize the lighting of the 3-zone RGB keyboard, as well as tailoring your overclocking preferences, and maximizing your laptop’s potential. 

Cooling off

Keeping cool at all times is key to gaming success. The Triton 500 SE stays cool with dual 5th Gen AeroBlade 3D fans, and Vortex Flow airflow guidance, supplemented by thermal foam, as well as a generous helping of tactically-placed liquid metal thermal grease. So whether you’re editing videos, multitasking, or getting stuck into your favorite game, you can bank on the Triton 500 SE to stay cool and maintain maximum performance.

The takeaway

We hope that you have enjoyed our discussion of Acer’s Predator Triton 500 SE, the lightweight, heavy hitting gaming laptop that’s ready for anything you can throw at it. If you’re after a stylish, truly portable gaming laptop that doesn’t compromise on performance, then the Triton 500 SE could be just what you need. What’s more, while it is built for high-level gaming, this is a laptop that is also great for creation, video editing and general multitasking. Powerful, slimline and light weight, the Triton 500 SE is a thrilling blend of performance and portability, ready for your next gaming adventure.

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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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