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Acer Predator Triton 700

Hey all,

 

So I'm in the market for a new laptop and noticed a significant sale going on on Amazon. The Triton 700, rocking a gtx 1080 max q, i7-7700hq, 512GB SSD M.2, 32GB DDR4 RAM, 120hz IPS display, etc, at just under $2,000. CPU is a bit older, and 1080 will be replaced at CES with 2080 for mobile, but at that price, is it worth getting? Can I count on it staying relevant for about another 3 years at least?

 

I would be using it for gaming, school, coding, and work (stock/real estate).

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it sounds like a steal for under 2000. id say get it. it will be relevant still in a few years, it is no slouch of a machine either. 

Rig 1: i7-9700k OC'd to 5.0ghz all core | EVGA XC RTX 2080Ti | ADATA DDR4 2400mhz 4x8gb | ASUS PRIME Z370-P | Asetek 550LC 120mm | ADATA 480GB SSD & Toshiba P300 3TB | Cooler Master Masterbox MB500 | Win 10 Home | Logitech G910 Orion Spectrum, G502 Proteus Spectrum, G933 Artemis Spectrum Snow Wireless Limited Edition, Corsair MM300 Mouse Pad | 2 MSI Optix Curved 27" FHD Monitors 

 

(before i sold the WD drive and MSI gpu - https://www.userbenchmark.com/UserRun/11946219 171 gaming. felt good.)

 

Rig 2: i7-7700k Stock clocks | MSI Armor GTX 1070 | ADATA DDR4 2400mhz 2x8GB | MSI Z270 A-Pro | WD Green 240GB SSD & 2TB Seagate HDD | Thermaltake Core G21 Tempered Glass Edition | Win 10 Home | 2 HP Omen FHD 144hz 24.5" Monitors 

 

Rig 3: i7-6700 | GT 730 & GT 645 OEM | Some random DDR4 2133mhz 2x8gb sticks | OEM Dell Mobo | WD Black 2TB HDD & Toshiba 1TB HDD | Win 10 Home | 3 27" Dell FHD Monitors 

 

Rig 4: i7-4770 | EVGA SSC 1050ti | Some random DDR3 ram 2x2gb and 2x4gb sticks | OEM Dell Mobo | Stock Cooler | 1TB WD Black HDD | Win 7 Home 

 

RIP 

 

Rig 5 (dead and dismantled and sold) : i7-7820X OC'd to 4.8ghz all core | MSI DUKE 1080ti | ADATA DDR4 2400mhz 4x8gb | Gigabyte X299 UD4 PRO | Asetek 240mm AIO | WD Green 240gb SSD | Other various components that I can't remember

 

Rig 6 (same fate as rig 5) i7-8700k stock clocks | MSI DUKE 1080ti | ADATA DDR4 2400mhz 2x8gb | MSI Z370 A-Pro | Asetek 550LC 120mm | WD Green 240GB SSD & Toshiba 2TB HDD | Other various components that I can't Remember 

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The 1080 max q thermal throttles heavily, and the i7 7700hq is not incredibly impressive anymore. 

 

Unless they have a magical thermal solution announced with the new 20xx series cards I would not expect any real world performance gain as we are already well past thermal limitations in the current laptop form factors.

 

So... if you want an ultrabook that is incredibly powerful on paper and will last 2-3 years then yes it is a good buy. If you want something that is not going to overheat and last, then look at something more substantial.

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14 hours ago, BSula99 said:

Triton 700

DON'T get it. 7700HQ is a gen older and 1080MQ inside will only have 1070 like performance

 

Location? Budget? Usage? Preferred max weight in kg/lbs and min battery life in hours?

My Desktop specs:

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AMD Ryzen 5 5600 Nvidia RTX3060Ti 8GB PNY XLR8 Gaming Epic-X RGB 16GB (8X2) 3200MHz CL16 Team Group MP33 Pro 1TB
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1 hour ago, GeneXiS_X said:

DON'T get it. 7700HQ is a gen older and 1080MQ inside will only have 1070 like performance

 

Location? Budget? Usage? Preferred max weight in kg/lbs and min battery life in hours?

Not particularly interested in picking up a gaming laptop just yet, was only considering it cause of the low price for specs which typically would exceed 3k on a mobile platform. I am actually thinking I will return my current laptop (Asus Zephyrus) and get the Huawaei Matebook D and build a micro-atx desktop, or possibly an RTX laptop after CES. Looking to game at 120-144 FPS, minimum of 80-100, on ultra settings. 1440p preferred, but willing to do 1080p if the price difference is truly significantly. Sadly there are not many laptops on the market just now that will meet those specs in an actually portable form. Hoping a RTX 2080TI/2080 might be able to hit around there for under $2500.

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So you're not buying currently?

My Desktop specs:

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AMD Ryzen 5 5600 Nvidia RTX3060Ti 8GB PNY XLR8 Gaming Epic-X RGB 16GB (8X2) 3200MHz CL16 Team Group MP33 Pro 1TB
ID-Cooling SE-224-XT White Gigabyte B550M DS3H mATX Tecware Forge M2 mATX White Case Montech Century 650W Gold

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8 hours ago, BSula99 said:

Not particularly interested in picking up a gaming laptop just yet, was only considering it cause of the low price for specs which typically would exceed 3k on a mobile platform. I am actually thinking I will return my current laptop (Asus Zephyrus) and get the Huawaei Matebook D and build a micro-atx desktop, or possibly an RTX laptop after CES. Looking to game at 120-144 FPS, minimum of 80-100, on ultra settings. 1440p preferred, but willing to do 1080p if the price difference is truly significantly. Sadly there are not many laptops on the market just now that will meet those specs in an actually portable form. Hoping a RTX 2080TI/2080 might be able to hit around there for under $2500.

There never will be either. We are at the limits of the thermal solutions being used today. "Portable" high spec laptops just throttle. They could be easily outperformed by a lower spec laptop with a proper cooling solution.

 

For example the Triton 700 you listed. It has a 1080 max q. If this was a perfect world and the laptop was able to keep the card cool it would perform on par with a full 1070. Unfortunately the laptop is not able to do this, so you will see 1070 performance for a moment or two, then you will throttle down to 1050ti-1060 equivalent performance.

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