Acer Predator Triton 300 SE Review: First impressions and a lot more!
The latest Acer Predator Triton 300 SE is a complete gaming laptop to Sa the least. It has a compact body but comes with powerful specs and supports the latest 11th Generation Core i7 processor with RTX 3060 for graphics. For memory, it comes with it supports 258GB and 1TB.
Specs and features of Acer Predator Triton 300 SE
- Display: 15.6″
- Operating system: Windows 10
- Processor: Intel Core i7
- RAM: 24GB DDR4
- Storage: Up to 1TB
- Backlit Keyboard: Yes
- Thunderbolt 4: Yes
Exterior and built quality
The Acer Predator Triton 300 has a heavy body as it comes with a full metallic chassis.
There has no plastic used in its body and therefore, it weighs quite heavy even for a professional gaming laptop.
Nevertheless, it has a solid body that is water-proof and heat resistant.
Besides, considering the current work from home trend going on, people are preferring those laptops which have a neutral exterior so that they can easily use them in their home office and play games on the same laptop in their leisure time.
Moving on to the display of the laptop, you get a wide 14″ FHD display.
Despite being a gaming laptop from a brand like Acer that is known for its gaming laptops, the overall design of Acer Predator Triton 300 is pretty sleek and minimalistic.
You don’t get to see any flashy logos on the front or any backlit background. Therefore, this laptop easily qualifies as an office laptop to use at your workplace or use at the university for taking notes online.
However, the only way how you can do complete justice with the powerful specs this laptop comes with is by using it for playing games.
If you are someone who played games occasionally, even then, this is a great option that is worth buying.
Keyboard and trackpad of Acer Predator Triton 300 SE
Since this is a gaming laptop, special attention is given to make the keyboard comfortable to type with.
You can fully customize the backlit setting of the keyboard or turn it off using the Predator Sense app. The only downside with the keyboard of this laptop is its layout.
The odd location of power key may be slightly hard to get used to. The trackpad is wide and responsive.
Its keys aren’t too shallow which appears to be a reoccurring problem in the majority of 2021 laptop’s keyboards we have reviewed in this space so far.
This laptop comes with a good mix of USB ports. It comes with a Thunderbolt 4, and a USB 3.2 alongside an HDMI. Apart from that, the charging slot is given on the left part of the laptop.
Acer claims the battery to run for more than 9 hours on a single charge.
However, if you are planning to use it as your primary laptop for gaming or office work, then it can be quite hard for the battery to last for that long.
And, for light computing tasks, the makes seem to true about their claim for the 10-hour battery life of the laptop.
But for traveling, you can consider carrying a portable power bank in case the battery dies out. However, the battery can surely last for 5-6 hours irrespective of the usage.
Since this is a gaming laptop, the audio is bound to be of supreme quality. You get a high bass alongside a crisp volume.
The internal microphone offers some unique features like keystroke suppression which is ideal for loud action games.
And the sound quality is good for listening to music and watch videos without losing any clarity of the sound.
Overall performance of Acer Predator Triton 300 SE
Since this a new laptop that has just been released by Acer, it is too soon to give any final verdict for its performance, especially for gaming.
It is expected to come with several upgraded variants and tight now we only have the base model to anticipate its performance.
And so far what we have realized is that it is a multifunctional laptop rather than a pure gaming laptop.
The fast processing power and its compatibility with the latest graphics card make it pretty much a great laptop for any task that you want to do.
However, as of now, Acer is actively marketing it as a gaming laptop owing to the ever-increasing market for gaming laptops.
Nearly all specs of this laptop are powerful enough to appeal to the Gen Z gamers who are fond of playing a first shooter and action games.
However, the only thing that will make them skeptical about this is the extra weight of the laptop.
Considering the 2021 gaming laptop standards, this laptop weighs a lot.
In an era where all laptop brands are competing with each other to see who can come with the lightest and powerful gaming laptop, Acer somehow has taken a bold step.
It has used metal in the entire body of this laptop. This has made the laptop quite heavy and bulky.
To sum up
Overall, the Acer Predator Triton 300 SE has a strong and sturdy body. The keyboard is RGB backlit and customizable. It is an ideal laptop for writers, office workers, students, editors, artists, and designers.