Our review of the Acer Predator Triton 500 PT516-51s-78L4
Need a large storage capacity, an interesting autonomy and good power? The creative gaming laptop Acer Predator Triton 500 PT516-51s-78L4 might interest you with its fast 2TB SSD that improves responsiveness, while the 16-inch 2.5K High Definition DCI-P3 display with colors that are much more natural than average, improves gaming fluidity with its 165Hz frequency. Designed for play and creation, this versatile laptop is powerful thanks to its Intel Octo Core i7 Tiger Lake-H processor and 16 GB RAM that accelerates processing, such as the advanced graphics card GeForce RTX 3070 ray tracing NVIDIA Ampere that supports recent can run games. With 7 hours of battery life under Windows 11, this portable PC for gamers and creatives also benefits from a backlit keyboard (but no numeric keypad) and connectivity with 2 USB-C Thunderbolt 4 and Wi-Fi axe.
Most famous price: 1899€
Features of the Acer Predator Triton 500 PT516-51s-78L4
|Screen(s)||16” WQXGA 2.5K LED IPS 165Hz 100% DCI-P3 16/10th ComfyView thin bezels (2560×1600, matte/anti-glare)|
|Processor||Intel Core i7-11800H Tiger Lake-H (2.3GHz, 8 cores)|
|Installed RAM (max.)||16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4 3200 MHz (32 GB), 2 slots (occupied)|
|Graphics Card||NVIDIA Ampere GeForce RTX 3070 8 GB GDDR6 reserved, Intel Iris Xe integrated in the processor and Optimus|
|Storage||2TB M.2 SSD: 2 x 1TB SSD in RAID (M.2, 2280)|
|connectors||2 USB 3.2 (Gen1) + 2 USB 4 Type-C Thunderbolt 4, HDMI 2.1, SD|
|Network||Wi-Fi Ax (2×2, Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650i), Bluetooth 5.1 + Gigabit Ethernet|
|Backlit keyboard||Yes, 3-zone RGB|
|audio system||2 speakers, DTS:X|
|Operating system||Windows 11 64 bit|
|Announced runtime / Battery||7 hours / Li-Polymer 4 cells 99.98 Whr|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||2.4kg / 358.5 x 262.4 x 19.9mm|
The Acer Predator Triton 500 PT516-51s-78L4 is currently shown in promotion at Baker and is positioned as one of the few in its category to offer such a high-frequency and definition display with such true-to-life colors with Thunderbolt connectivity and such high-capacity SSD storage, all under Windows 11.
If this Acer Predator Triton 500 PT516-51s-78L4 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 PT516-51s-78L4
Open 180° completely flat, it has a relatively elegant look with its fine silver design while taking on gamer codes like its angular lines.
Here the cooling is entrusted to 3 AeroBlade 3D fans of the 5th generation, heat pipes and vents.
This creative gamer laptop is well equipped in terms of connectivity with its 2 USB-C Thunderbolt 4, its Bluetooth 5.1 and Wi-Fi ax modules (more efficient and more recent than WiFi ac) to communicate and connect wirelessly remotely, the practical HDMI video output to easily connect this computer to, for example, a TV or a monitor, the audio and Ethernet ports without the 2 USB 3.0 (compatible with USB 2.0), ensuring transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 when USB 3.0 peripherals are connected.
The chiclet keyboard, of course, features a backlight system, which is useful for better distinguishing the keys in the dark.
Point of numeric keypad, however, while this functionality is standard from 15 inches, so that we can enter numbers more easily, which some will not fail to do.
Lovers of High Definition color content that is much more faithful than average will be pleased that the screen is adorned with 2.5K definition higher than Full HD with DCI-P3 features. Thanks to the IPS technology, the screen also has significant viewing angles, both horizontally and vertically, while the 16/10 format is more comfortable in height than the standard 16/9th. Due to the anti-reflective coating, the screen also offers better visibility in a bright environment (eg outdoors) than a glossy panel.
Performance, autonomy of the Acer Predator Triton 500 PT516-51s-78L4
The Acer Predator Triton 500 PT516-51s-78L4 is for those looking for a versatile, powerful laptop for gaming and High Definition creation with a high storage capacity.
It contains no less than 2 SSDs configured in RAID, giving a total capacity of 2 TB, enough to install and store multiple games, software and different and varied files, including personal productions.
And that’s not all, because an SSD has several advantages over a simple hard drive: greater resistance to shocks, lower energy consumption, quiet operation or even higher speed.
As a result, thanks to the SSD, for example, we have faster access to online game cards than with a hard drive and we get much faster game/software starts, processing and start/stops.
The SSD fits well at the heart of this versatile multimedia laptop for gamers and creatives as it is built around a Tiger Lake Octo Core i7-11800H processor and 16GB RAM to provide all-round power to satisfy users. the ones.
The latter will especially appreciate that this core guarantees much faster processing than a Quad/Hexa Core processor and 8 GB DDR4, the difference being very noticeable in work that consumes CPU and RAM resources using multicore, such as video editing, 3D rendering or photo editing.
In addition, the GeForce RTX 3070 accelerates processing under software that uses GPU computing power, such as Adobe Premiere/Photoshop or Sony Vegas.
Most famous price: 1899€
Equipped with the NVIDIA Ampere architecture, the GeForce RTX 3070 ray tracing is a high-end dedicated graphics card that is mainly aimed at gamers. And for good reason, because despite the high-definition display (2.5K) requiring more computations by the GPU than Full HD, resulting in lower fps, the GeForce RTX 3070 is able to deliver the latest and greatest. most resources. -intensive 3D games.
In practice, the current NVIDIA Optimus technology calls the GeForce RTX 3070 automatically and in real time only when the – much more modest – performance of the Intel Iris Xe solution proves insufficient to perform the requested tasks. Indeed, integrated into the processor, the Intel Iris Xe is maximally favored by Optimus because its low energy consumption favors autonomy. Of course you can view photos and videos with the GeForce RTX 3070 or the Intel Iris Xe.
Finally, on the autonomy side, count on about 7 hours of battery life in light use for this versatile multimedia creative gaming laptop PC that heats up and is audible in case of strong stress (eg games, treatments), which due to its finesse and the embedded greedy components.
To keep the temperatures in check, a ventilated support can be used (remember to check the dimensions carefully!†