Our review of the Acer Predator Triton 500 SE PT516-52s-70FP
Thin and light nomadic designer gaming laptop with 8 hours of battery life under Windows 11, theAcer Predator Triton 500 SE PT516-52s-70FP is capable of running recent games with its high-quality GeForce RTX 3070 Ti ray tracing NVIDIA Ampere graphics card that accelerates multimedia processing. This is also the case with the high-performance core which combines a 1 TB SSD that improves responsiveness with an Intel Core i7 Alder Lake-H processor with 14 hybrid cores and a large amount of 32 GB RAM. This Ultrabook ready for High Definition with its 16-inch 2.5K sRG display with more true-to-life colors than the average that improves the smoothness in games thanks to the 165Hz frequency is equipped with a backlit keyboard (however without a numeric keypad), a fingerprint reader for biometric authentication or a connection with 2 USB-C Thunderbolt 4 and Wi-Fi axe.
Most famous price: 2199€
Features of the Acer Predator Triton 500 SE PT516-52s-70FP
|Screen(s)||16” WQXGA 2.5K LED IPS 165Hz 100% sRGB 16/10th ComfyView thin bezels (2560×1600, matte/anti-glare)|
|Processor||Intel Core i7-12700H Alder Lake-H (14 cores, 6P 2.3GHz, 8E 1.7GHz)|
|Installed RAM (max.)||32 GB LPDDR5 5200 MHz (32 GB), 2 slots (occupied)|
|Graphics Card||NVIDIA Ampere GeForce RTX 3070 Ti 8GB GDDR6 Dedicated Processor Integrated Intel Iris Xe and Optimus|
|Storage||1TB M.2 SSD (M.2, 2280)|
|connectors||2 USB 3.2 (Gen2) + 2 USB 4 Type-C Thunderbolt 4, HDMI 2.1 (4K@120Hz), SD|
|Network||Wi-Fi ax (2×2, Killer Wi-Fi 6E ax (2×2)), Bluetooth 5.2 + Gigabit Ethernet (2.5 Gb/s)|
|Backlit keyboard||Yes, RGB|
|Windows Hello||Yes, via fingerprint reader|
|audio system||2 speakers, DTS:X|
|Operating system||Windows 11 64 bit|
|Announced runtime / Battery||8:30 / Li-Polymer 4 cells 99.98 Whr|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||2.4kg / 358.5 x 262.5 x 19.9mm|
The Acer Predator Triton 500 SE PT516-52s-70FP against the competition
The Acer Predator Triton 500 SE PT516-52s-70FP is currently shown in promotion at Fnac and is positioned as one of the only in its category to offer such a high frequency and definition display with such natural colors with such a recent and efficient processor and graphics cards, but also such a large amount of RAM.
If this Acer Predator Triton 500 SE PT516-52s-70FP doesn’t meet all your criteria, check out our gaming laptop guide to find other configurations to play with on a similar budget. For the same budget, choose the model with the most powerful graphics card, which has the most impact on performance.
Chassis, connectors, screen of the Acer Predator Triton 500 SE PT516-52s-70FP
With its thin and slightly dark silver design, it has an elegant appearance for a portable gamer, from which it nevertheless takes on certain codes, such as the angular lines.
It is cooled by 2 5th generation AeroBlade 3D fans (89 blades), 4 heat pipes, vents and Vortex Flow technology that diverts airflow to critical components, strategically placed thermal foam or even a liquid metal thermal lubrication component for the CPU.
This creative gaming laptop has good connectivity, including 2 USB-C Thunderbolt 4, Bluetooth 5.2 and Wi-Fi ax modules (more efficient and more recent than WiFi ac) to communicate and connect wirelessly remotely, an HDMI video output that is useful to easily connect this computer to a TV or monitor, for example Ethernet and audio ports or 2 USB 3.0 (compatible with USB 2.0) that Transfers are guaranteed up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if you connect USB 3.0 peripherals.
You can authenticate yourself by biometric recognition via Windows Hello technology because a fingerprint reader is integrated.
The chiclet keyboard can be naturally backlit, which is useful for better distinguishing the keys in the dark.
On the other hand, there is no numeric keypad on the right side, while this functionality is standard from 15 inches to facilitate entering numbers.
Gamers will be happy that the screen adopts a frequency of 165 Hz as it improves fluidity in games compared to the standard 60 Hz. The sRGB and IPS specs will be appreciated by creators and more generally those who appreciate more natural-looking colors than the average with significant vertical and horizontal viewing angles. Fans of (Very) High Definition content are not left out as the screen is adorned with a 2.5K definition higher than Full HD, associated with a 16/10 format more comfortable in height than 16/9th. Due to the anti-reflective coating, the screen also offers better visibility than a glossy panel in a bright environment (e.g. outdoors).
Performance, autonomy of the Acer Predator Triton 500 SE PT516-52s-70FP
The Acer Predator Triton 500 SE PT516-52s-70FP may appeal to those looking for a versatile high-end laptop PC that is powerful in creation and gaming yet nomadic, thin and light.
The overall power it offers may appeal to demanding users as it is built around a large amount of 32GB of RAM and an Intel Core i7-12700H Alder Lake-H processor with 14 hybrid cores.
The latter, like the RAM, will be especially appreciated by creative people because they guarantee much faster processing than a classic Quad/Hexa/Octo Core and 8/16 GB DDR4 in areas that require CPU and RAM resources and take advantage of multicores, such as in video editing, 3D rendering or photo editing.
In addition, the dedicated high-end GeForce RTX 3070 Ti graphics card speeds up processing under software using GPU computing power, such as Adobe Premiere/Photoshop or Sony Vegas, which creators will also appreciate.
However, the GeForce RTX 3070 Ti ray tracing NVIDIA Ampere is primarily aimed at gamers as it supports the latest games that consume graphics resources. And this is despite the fact that 2.5K requires more computation from the GPU than Full HD, resulting in lower fps.
In fact, in real time, Optimus technology automatically switches between the GeForce RTX 3070 Ti and the Intel Iris Xe solution integrated into the Core i7 Alder Lake-H. With one or the other it is of course possible to view photos and videos but also to run modest games.
Certainly much less powerful than the GeForce RTX 3070 Ti, but energy efficient, the Iris Xe is used to the maximum by Optimus to ensure the best possible autonomy. And it is very important for a multimedia laptop designed for gaming and creating as it is around 8:30 am on light battery usage.
This is all the more important because this versatile mobile computer is easy to transport due to its light weight and finesse.
But the finesse and the greedy and powerful onboard components bring noise and heat when this portable PC for gamers and creatives is heavily loaded.
The storage is up to the task, entrusted to a large-capacity 1TB SSD that competes in this area with what hard drives offer, enough to house and install multiple files, software and games, but also why not personal creations .
Most famous price: 2199€
As a bonus, an SSD offers several advantages over a hard drive: greater resistance to shocks, lower power consumption, quiet operation or even higher speed.
In concrete terms, the SSD guarantees a much better response and fluidity every day than a simple hard drive. Thanks to the SSD, for example, you can get to online game cards faster and you get much faster game/software starts, processing and start/stops.
If necessary, a ventilated support can be used to limit the temperature (remember to check the dimensions carefully!†