Acer Predator Triton 500 SE PT516-52s-78D9, Ultrabook gamer maker 16″ 240Hz 2.5K DCI-P3 Alder Lake-H 3070 Ti 8h TB4

Our review of the Acer Predator Triton 500 SE PT516-52s-78D9

Nomadic with its autonomy of 8 hours under Windows 11, theAcer Predator Triton 500 SE PT516-52s-78D9 is a powerful, thin gaming laptop with its large amount of 32 GB RAM and its hybrid Intel Core i7 Alder Lake-H processor that accelerates multimedia processing. This is also the case with the high-quality NVIDIA Ampere GeForce RTX 3070 Ti ray tracing graphics card that can run recent games. Equipped with fast SSD storage that boosts its responsiveness (but with limited capacity), this versatile laptop is designed for gaming and benefits from a 16-inch 2.5K High Definition DCI-P3 display with much more true-to-life colors than the average with a frequency of 240 Hz which improves fluidity in games. Also on the agenda for this Ultrabook for gamers and creatives is a backlit keyboard (but without a numeric keypad), a biometric reader, or even connectivity to 2 Thunderbolt 4 USB-C and Wi-Fi axe.

Most famous prize: 1999€

Features of the Acer Predator Triton 500 SE PT516-52s-78D9

Screen(s) 16” WQXGA 2.5K LED IPS 240Hz 100% DCI-P3 ComfyView 16/10th 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 512GB 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
Numeric Keypad
Windows Hello Yes, via fingerprint reader
audio system 2 speakers, DTS:X
Operating system Windows 11 64 bit
Announced runtime / Battery 8h30 / Li-Polymer 4 cells 99Whr
Weight / Dimensions (mm) 2.4kg / 358.5 x 262.5 x 19.9mm

The Acer Predator Triton 500 SE PT516-52s-78D9 against the competition

The Acer Predator Triton 500 SE PT516-52s-78D9 is currently for sale at Baker and offers an interesting configuration / price ratio for its category, where it is one of the few to offer such a high-frequency and definition display with such faithful colors with such a recent and efficient processor and graphics cards, but also with such a high amount RAM .

If this Acer Predator Triton 500 SE PT516-52s-78D9 doesn’t meet all your criteria, you’ll find other configurations to play with on a similar budget in our gaming laptop guide. 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-78D9

With its thin dark silver design with angular lines, it has an elegant appearance for a gamer model from which it adopts certain codes.

This creative gaming laptop is cooled by 2 5th Gen AeroBlade 3D fans (89 blades), 4 heat pipes, air outlets and Vortex Flow technology that diverts airflow to critical components, strategically placed thermal foam, but also a liquid metal thermal lubrication component for the CPU.

The connectivity integrated in this versatile multimedia 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 PC 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, authentication by biometric recognition via Windows Hello technology is possible.

We note the absence of a numeric keypad at the chiclet level, which will disappoint those who regularly enter numbers while this functionality is standard from 15 inches.
Fortunately, you can illuminate the keys of the keyboard from behind to better distinguish them in the dark.

Acer Predator Triton 500 SE PT516-52s-78D9

Thanks to the refresh rate of 240 Hz higher than the standard 60 Hz, the display clearly improves the responsiveness in games that will interest gamers. Makers and more generally lovers of much more natural-looking colors than the average will be pleased that the display adopts a 2.5K definition higher than Full HD relative to DCI-P3 and IPS specifications, which provides significant vertical and horizontal viewing angles. The screen is anti-glare and also offers better visibility than a glossy panel in a bright environment (eg outdoors), while the 16:9 format makes it very suitable for playing videos.

Performance, autonomy of the Acer Predator Triton 500 SE PT516-52s-78D9

The Acer Predator Triton 500 SE PT516-52s-78D9 is aimed at those who want to acquire a comfortable high-end versatile laptop PC that is thin and nomadic, but also powerful in gaming and creation.

Since the dedicated high-end GeForce RTX 3070 Ti ray tracing NVIDIA Ampere graphics card is on board, we can enjoy the latest games and resource-intensive 3D, while the 2.5K definition of the screen requires more calculations from the GPU than Full HD, implying a lower number of fps.

In practice, the GeForce RTX 3070 Ti is automatically activated/deactivated in real time by NVIDIA Optimus technology, depending on the tasks performed.

Optimus prefers Intel Iris Xe, a graphics solution housed in the processor as much as possible, because it is energy efficient and favors autonomy.
In this regard, expect about 8 hours of battery life in light use for this computer whose finesse will be appreciated by nomads, even if it is not the lightest for an Ultrabook.

Returning to Optimus, it activates the RTX 3070 Ti to do graphics work deemed too heavy for the Intel Iris Xe, for example for gaming. With one or the other, of course, it is possible to view photos and videos.

In addition to gamers, the GeForce RTX 3070 Ti will be of interest to video creators, as it speeds up processing under software that uses GPU computing power, such as Adobe Premiere/Photoshop or Sony Vegas.

The heart of this computer is up to the task, supporting the GeForce RTX 3070 Ti very well in games, while providing an overall power that can appeal to demanding users. It must be said that it is built around an Intel Core i7-12700H Alder Lake-H processor with 14 hybrid cores and a good amount of 32 GB RAM.

This duo will especially appeal to creatives because it guarantees much faster processing than a classic Quad/Hexa/Octo Core and 8/16 GB DDR4. We especially feel the difference in work that consumes CPU and RAM resources using multicore, such as video editing, 3D rendering or photo editing.

Acer Predator Triton 500 SE PT516-52s-78D9

Most famous prize: 1999€

On the storage side there is a 512 GB SSD, a reduced capacity that corresponds to the standard of hard drives. But of course we can rely on an external storage unit such as USB-C / Thunderbolt / USB 3.0 device to get fast transfers.

In any case, the SSD offers several advantages over a hard disk: greater resistance to shocks, quiet operation, lower energy consumption and higher speed.

And the SSD offers much better fluidity and responsiveness on a daily basis than a hard drive. Thanks to the SSD, for example, we get to the map of online games faster, while the launches of games/software are much faster, as are processing and start-ups/stops.

Finally, keep in mind that due to the finesse and the greedy and powerful components on board, you can expect heating and sound from this versatile multimedia gaming laptop PC Creator under heavy loads (eg games, treatments).

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

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