Acer Predator Triton 500 SE PT516-52s-726W, Powerful Creator Gamer Ultrabook 16″ 165Hz 2.5K 3080 Ti Alder Lake-H TB4 – LaptopSpirit

Our review of the Acer Predator Triton 500 SE PT516-52s-726W

Need a powerful multimedia laptop for gaming and creating? Those with a substantial budget may be tempted by theAcer Predator Triton 500 SE PT516-52s-726W nomad with 8 hours of autonomy under Windows 11 equipped with the most powerful graphics card of the moment GeForce RTX 3080 Ti 16 GB raytracing NVIDIA Ampere that can run recent games and speed up processing, such as the generous amount of 32 GB RAM and the Intel Core i7 Alder Lake-H processor with 14 hybrid cores. Equipped with a fast 1TB SSD storage that boosts responsiveness, this thin and light creative gaming laptop PC benefits from a 16-inch 2.5K sRGB display with more natural-than-average colors whose 165Hz frequency improves fluency in games and takes advantage of a backlit keyboard (but without a numeric keypad), a biometric reader but also connectivity with 2 Thunderbolt 4 USB-C and Wi-Fi axe.

Features of the Acer Predator Triton 500 SE PT516-52s-726W

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 3080 Ti 16GB 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 (Killer Ethernet E3100G, 2.5 Gb/s)
Backlit keyboard Yes, RGB
Numeric Keypad
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-726W against the competition

The Acer Predator Triton 500 SE PT516-52s-726W is currently shown in Promotion at ‘s house Darty and the fnac† It is positioned as one of the only in its category to offer such a powerful and recent graphics card with such a recent processor, such a large amount of RAM or even such a high frequency and definition display with such natural colors.

If this Acer Predator Triton 500 SE PT516-52s-726W 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-726W

With an elegant gamer design, IT adopts the codes of the genre with its thin and light dark silver design with angular lines.

The cooling of this Ultrabook for gamers and creatives is entrusted to 2 AeroBlade 3D fans of the 5th generation (89 blades), 4 heat pipes, air outlets, Vortex Flow technology that diverts the airflow to critical components, strategically placed thermal foam but also a liquid metal thermal lubrication component for the CPU.

The connectivity integrated in this creative gaming laptop is good, consisting of 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, a practical HDMI video output to easily connect this computer to, for example, a TV or monitor, Ethernet and audio ports, but also 2 USB 3.0 (compatible with USB 2.0) that transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 when USB 3.0 peripherals are connected.

Since a fingerprint reader is integrated, it is possible to authenticate by biometric recognition with Windows Hello technology.

It’s a shame to see the lack of a numeric keypad at the chiclet level when this functionality is standard from 15 inches so that we can enter numbers more easily.
In any case, you can of course illuminate the keys of the chiclet keyboard to better distinguish them in the dark.

Acer Predator Triton 500 SE PT516-52s-726W

Thanks to the sRGB and IPS characteristics, the screen displays more natural colors than the average with wide viewing angles, both horizontally and vertically. In addition, it is well suited for (Very) High Definition content thanks to its 2.5K definition which is superior to Full HD, coupled here with a 16/10 format which is more comfortable in height than 16/9th. Since it has a refresh rate of 165 Hz higher than the standard 60 Hz, the screen improves the smoothness in games. Thanks to the anti-reflective treatment, the screen is also easier to read in a bright environment (eg outdoors) than a glossy panel.

Performance, autonomy of the Acer Predator Triton 500 SE PT516-52s-726W

The Acer Predator Triton 500 SE PT516-52s-726W might be of interest to those who have a big budget and want to invest in a thin and light mobile versatile laptop that is high-end and powerful in gaming and creation.

It contains nothing more or less than the most powerful dedicated high-end mobile graphics card available today: the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti ray tracing NVIDIA Ampere in a special version of 16 GB.

As a result, players will be delighted as it is able to play the most recent and demanding games at a good level of detail… and this despite the 2.5K definition requiring more computation from the GPU than Full HD. , which means lower fps.

The GeForce RTX 3080 Ti 16 GB will also be of interest to creative people because it speeds up processing under software that uses GPU computing power, such as Adobe Premiere / Photoshop or Sony Vegas.

In practice, the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti is automatically activated/deactivated in real time by NVIDIA Optimus technology, depending on the tasks performed.
Optimus prefers the Intel Iris Xe solution integrated into the processor as much as possible, despite the much more modest advantages, as it is energy efficient and favors autonomy.
Expect approximately 8h30 of battery life in this area with light use.

The GeForce RTX 3080 Ti is therefore activated by Optimus to perform graphics work deemed too heavy for the Iris Xe, mostly for gaming. Of course, any of these solutions allow you to view photos and videos.

The Iris Xe takes place directly in the processor, an Intel Core i7-12700H Alder Lake-H with 14 hybrid cores here combined with a large amount of 32 GB RAM to provide an overall power capable of powering users, to appeal to players and makers.

This core, which supports the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti well in games, will be of particular interest to creatives, as it guarantees much faster processing than a classic Quad/Hexa/Octo Core and 8/16 GB DDR4. We strongly feel the difference in work that consumes CPU and RAM resources using multicore, such as video editing, photo editing or 3D rendering.

On the storage side there is a silent SSD but also more energy efficient than a hard drive, more resistant to shocks and much faster.
In concrete terms, for example, thanks to the SSD, we have faster access to online game cards than with a simple hard drive, while the start-up of games/software is much faster, as are processing and start-up/stop.

In addition, as expected, the SSD here offers a large capacity of 1 TB, which corresponds to what hard drives offer in this area. So we can place multiple files, software and games, but also personal creations of course.

If the transport of this creative versatile multimedia gamer Ultrabook is facilitated by its thinness and its controlled weight, which is all the more noticeable for nomads if we consider the autonomy as a bonus, it has an impact on the heating and the considerable noise that is generated in the case of severe stress (eg games, treatments).

To keep temperatures in check, a ventilated support can be used if necessary (remember to check the dimensions carefully!

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