Predator Triton 17 X: Gaming in Excess

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edited May 16 in Gaming

Are you ready to enter the supercharged CNC-milled world of Acer’s Predator Triton 17 X?  This powerful, stylish, and practical 17-inch Acer gaming laptop computer represents the pinnacle of portable gaming technology. Behold the Ferrari of the 17-inch gaming laptop world. Acer Predator Triton 17 X heralds the arrival of beyond-fast frame rates in gaming laptops of this size, featuring the blisteringly powerful 13th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-13900HX Processor, and RTX 4090 GPU. The Mini LED display has to be seen to be believed, working its HDR magic with localized dimming across 1000 zones.

If you’re prepared, then the Predator Triton 17 X promises to leave you questioning the new reality you have ventured into. This Acer gaming laptop is highly hyped, and the most recent successor to Acer’s Triton 700, one of the first slim and powerful 17-inch gaming laptops that first dropped way back in 2017. Read on to discover the fully liberated performance and excellence in excess that the Predator Triton 17 X is waiting to deliver.

Designed for an unyielding gaming life

Before we delve into the tech-specs of the Predator Triton 17 X, let’s step back and take in the shadowy-black chassis of this futuristic looking gaming laptop. Robust CNC-milled from a singular block of aluminum, the thin (0.78”-0.86”) Abyss Black unibody also features an RGB micro-etched logo and six user-facing speakers, cloaked in stainless 304 steel mesh. With its matt black stylings, plentiful air vents and inflexible, unyielding chassis, the Predator Triton 17 X wouldn’t look out of place under Darth Vader’s arm. What’s more the design is highly practical: crammed with the latest, most powerful hardware, this tough gaming laptop  keeps icy cool thanks to a three-fan cooling system, a vapor chamber, and the many cooling vents milled into the back and sides of the chassis.

Acer Predator 17 X in focus

Let’s move on to discussing the finer details of this 17-inch gaming powerhouse. Acer currently has two options of the Predator 17 X available, today we’ll focus on the Predator Triton X PTX17-71-99W5 Gaming Laptop, currently selling for $3.799.99. Without further ado, here’s the tech-specs:

  • Operating System: Windows 11 Home 64-bit  
  • Processor: Intel® Core™ i9-13900HX 2.20 GHz Tetracosa-core (24 Core™) 
  • Graphics Card: NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 4090 with 16 GB dedicated memory  
  • GPU Boost Clock: Up to 1675 MHz 
  • Maximum Graphics Power: Up to 175 W 
  • Memory: 64 GB DDR5 SDRAM  
  • Storage: 2 TB SSD PCIe NVMe 
  • Display: 17-inch (2560 x 1600) 16:10 mini-LED, 250Hz 
  • Wireless: Wireless Wi-Fi 6E 1690i, Bluetooth 5.1 or above  
  • Built in Devices: Microphone, fingerprint reader 
  • Interfaces/Ports: HDMI, 2 x USB-A 3.2 Gen 2, 2 x Thunderbolt 4 (USB-C), SD card reader, 3.5 mm combo audio Jack, 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet port, Kensington lock 
  • 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 or 100 W 
  • Input: Backlit keyboard, Multi-touch Gesture TouchPad (Corning Gorilla Glass) 
  • Battery: Li-Ion 4-cell 99.98Wh, maximum run time: 4 hours  
  • Dimensions: 15 x 11 x 0.86 inches  
  • Weight (Approx): 6.61 lb

The pinnacle of portable gaming

If you need a minute or two to collect yourself, and digest these mind-blowing tech-specs, we’ll still be here after you’ve regained your composure. All of that gaming power, neatly ensconced in a laptop that’s under one-inch thick, and weighs less than a Maltese dog! The Triton 17 X is truly the pinnacle of portable gaming today, ready to take on the baddest AAA titles, as well as any other task, project, or render you want to throw at it. The 13th Gen Intel® Core™ i9 Processor with new performance hybrid architecture is one of the most powerful pieces of hardware in today’s laptops, setting a new benchmark with up to 24 cores at a 5.40GHz1 max turbo frequency.

Graphically enhanced

Returning to the Ferrari comparison, we’re talking power, speed and the ability to handle all conditions. The i9 CPU is coupled with an NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 40 Series GPU, powered by the ultra-efficient NVIDIA Ada Lovelace architecture. This delivers a quantum leap in both performance and AI-powered graphics. Performing far beyond expectations, the Triton 17 X has a total graphics power of up to 175W, thanks to NVIDIA DLSS 3.

This AI powered enhancement uses fourth-gen Tensor Cores and Optical Flow Accelerator to create additional high-quality frames. Ray tracing simulates real-world light, immersing players in intricately detailed game environments like never before. Finally, NVIDIA Max-Q technologies optimizes your slim laptop for peak efficiency by utilizing an advanced suite of AI-powered technologies.

Mini LED: a dance of darkness and light

HDR is truly brought to life with the jaw-dropping Vesa Certified DisplayHDR™ WQXGA Mini LED screen. Whether you’re gaming, editing, or watching your favorite movie or TV show, the impressive 1000 Nit brightness, as well as cinema standard 100% DCI-P3 color gamut has you amply covered. The Predator Triton 17 X has an exceptionally bright screen, with great contrast, to really accentuate the dark areas of your gaming, editing and streaming. The 250 Hz refresh rate leaves no space for tearing or input lag, while NVIDIA® G-SYNC® ensures the smoothest of rides, whatever you’re doing.

Cooling and keys 

As you’d expect from a gaming laptop that pushes the limits of performance, the Predator Triton 17 X features state-of-the-art cooling. A trio of cooling fans, including Dual 89-Blade 5TH Gen Aeroblade™ 3D fans, keep the air flowing and the temps cool. In addition, vapor chamber design, tactically smeared liquid metal thermal grease, and airflow optimizing vortex flow with thermal foam all guarantee to keep your Triton 17 X icy cool, even when you’re pushing the boundaries of performance.

Aesthetically the large, roomy keyboard is a head turner, with per-key RGB backlighting. Featuring a Mode key to switch between Quiet, Balanced, Performance, and Turbo laptop modes, as well as the handy PredatorSense hotkey. Simply hit the hotkey to customize the lighting theme of the RGB keyboard, tailor your overclocking preferences, set fan speeds, maximize your laptop’s potential, and more. 

The takeaway 

We hope that you’ve enjoyed our foray into Acer’s Predator Triton 17 X gaming laptop. This is a bold, daring computer that’s ready for anything you can throw at it. Whether you’re gaming, editing, rendering, streaming, or plain old multitasking, the Triton 17 X is mission ready. Go check one out today, and prepare to be blown away by AI powered graphics up to 175W, as well as the dramatic contrast levels achievable with mini LED display technology. Personalize your next gaming adventure with PredatorSense, and be a part of the Triton 17 X revolution.

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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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