Our review of the Acer Predator Triton 500 PT516-51s-71CG
Are you looking for a powerful yet nomadic designer gaming laptop? L ‘Acer Predator Triton 500 PT516-51s-71CG might interest you with its advanced GeForce RTX 3080 ray tracing NVIDIA Ampere graphics card capable of running newer games and accelerating multimedia processing. This is also the case with the powerful core, which combines a large amount of 32 GB of RAM with an Intel Octo Core i7 Tiger Lake-H processor, but also a very comfortable 2 TB fast SSD storage, which improves responsiveness. Designed for gaming and creation with a 7-hour battery life under Windows 11, this versatile laptop benefits from a 16-inch 2.5K DCI-P3 High Definition display with colors that are more faithful than the average and 165Hz frequency, which improves agility in games. There is also a backlit keyboard (but without a numeric keypad) as well as connection with 2 USB-C Thunderbolt 4 and Wi-Fi axis.
Best known price: 2299 €
Features of the Acer Predator Triton 500 PT516-51s-71CG
|Screen (s)||16 ” WQXGA 2.5K LED IPS 165Hz 100% DCI-P3 16/10. ComfyView thin edges (2560 × 1600, matt / non-reflective)|
|Processor||Intel Core i7-11800H Tiger Lake-H (2.3 GHz, 8 cores)|
|Installed RAM (max.)||32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4 3200 MHz (32 GB), 2 slots (busy)|
|Graphics card||NVIDIA Ampere GeForce RTX 3080 8 GB GDDR6 dedicated, Intel Iris Xe integrated in the processor and Optimus|
|Storage||2TB M.2 SSD: 2 x 1TB SSD in RAID (M.2, 2280)|
|stik||2 USB 3.2 (Gen1) + 2 USB 4 Type-C Thunderbolt 4, HDMI 2.1, SD|
|Network||Wi-Fi Axle (2 × 2, Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650i), Bluetooth 5.1 + Gigabit Ethernet|
|Backlit keyboard||Yes, 3-zone RGB|
|Sound system||2 speakers, DTS: X|
|Operating system||Windows 11 64 bit|
|Announced autonomy / battery||7 hours / Li-Polymer 4 cells 99.98Wh|
|Weight / dimensions (mm)||2.4 kg / 358.5 x 262.4 x 19.9 mm|
Acer Predator Triton 500 PT516-51s-71CG over the competition
The Acer Predator Triton 500 PT516-51s-71CG is currently displayed in promotion at Baker and is ranked as one of the only in its category to offer such a powerful graphics card with such a large amount of RAM, such a significant SSD capacity, but also such a high frequency and definition screen with such faithful colors with Thunderbolt- connection.
If this Acer Predator Triton 500 PT516-51s-71CG does not meet all of your criteria, you will find other configurations in our guide to gaming laptops that you can play with a similar budget. For the same budget, choose the model with the most powerful graphics card, it will have the biggest impact on performance.
Chassis, connectors, monitor Acer Predator Triton 500 PT516-51s-71CG
For a portable gamer whose codes it uses, it has a relatively elegant look with its bright silver design with angular lines that can be opened 180 ° completely flat.
Its cooling is ensured by 3 Aeroblade 3D 5th generation fans, heating pipes and air outlets.
This creator-oriented gamer laptop is well-equipped in terms of connectivity with its 2 USB-C Thunderbolt 4, its convenient HDMI video output to easily connect this computer to a TV or monitor, such as its Bluetooth 5.1 and Wi-Fi modules (more efficient and newer than Wi-Fi ac) to communicate and remotely connect wirelessly, its Ethernet and audio ports without forgetting its 2 USB 3.0 (USB 2.0 compatible) guarantee transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if you connect it to USB 3.0 devices.
Of course, we can backlight the keys on the chiclet keyboard to better distinguish them in the dark.
But no numeric keypad is integrated to the right, while this functionality is standard from 15 inches to facilitate the entry of numbers, which some will not fail to regret.
Players will appreciate that the screen uses a frequency of 165Hz, which improves gameplay speed compared to the 60Hz standard. Creators are not left out, just like lovers of High Definition content, as the screen adopts DCI-P3 and IPS characteristics. They involve much more faithful colors than average with significant vertical and horizontal viewing angles. As a bonus, the screen adopts a 2.5K definition higher than Full HD, paired with a 16/10 format that is more comfortable in height than the classic 16/9. Anti-reflective coating, the screen also provides better visibility in a bright environment (eg outdoors) than a glossy screen.
Performance, autonomy of the Acer Predator Triton 500 PT516-51s-71CG
The Acer Predator Triton 500 PT516-51s-71CG can appeal to those who want to invest in a powerful versatile laptop for gaming and creation and yet nomadic.
On the autonomy side, it is actually able to last about 7 hours on battery with easy use, which is all the more significant as it is thin. Its weight, on the other hand, does not place it among the lightest.
It has to be said that it embeds powerful and greedy components, such as one of the most powerful mobile graphics cards at the moment, the advanced GeForce RTX 3080 ray tracing that adopts the NVIDIA Ampere architecture.
Thanks to this GPU, we can indulge in the latest and most resource-intensive 3D games, while the 2.5K definition requires more calculations from the GPU than Full HD, which means a lower number of fps.
The GeForce RTX 3080 will also be of interest to creators because it speeds up processing under software that utilizes GPU computing power, such as Adobe Premiere / Photoshop or Sony Vegas.
In practice, the GeForce RTX 3080 is activated / deactivated automatically and in real time by NVIDIA Optimus technology, depending on the tasks performed.
Optimus prefers the Intel Iris Xe solution integrated in the processor as much as possible, although its advantages are very modest in comparison, because it is energy efficient and thus promotes autonomy. The GeForce RTX 3080 is therefore enabled by Optimus to perform graphics processing that is too heavy for the Intel Iris Xe. With one of these graphic solutions, it is of course possible to view photos and videos.
The Intel Iris Xe is housed directly in the Octo Core i7-11800H Intel Tiger Lake processor. It is connected here with a large amount of 32 GB RAM to provide total power that is able to satisfy demanding users.
This core, which supports GeForce RTX 3080 well in games, will be especially appreciated by creators because it provides much faster processing than a Quad / Hexa Core processor and 8/16 GB DDR4. We strongly notice the difference during work that uses CPU and RAM resources by using multicore, such as video editing, 3D rendering, or photo editing.
Storage is definitely an undeniable asset of this versatile multimedia laptop for gamers and creatives. Because it is trusted with no less than 2 SSDs configured in RAID for a total capacity of 2 TB above average, enough to install and store multiple games, software and files.
Best known price: 2299 €
On this topic, let us remember the advantages of an SSD compared to a hard drive: greater shock resistance, lower energy consumption, silent operation or even greater speed.
Specifically, thanks to the SSD, for example, we can access online game cards faster than with a simple hard drive, and we achieve, for example, much faster game / software launches, processing and start / stop.
More generally, the SSD guarantees much better fluidity and responsiveness on a daily basis.
Finally, this versatile multimedia creator-oriented gaming laptop sounds and gets hot when pushed hard (e.g. games, treatments).
However, to limit temperatures, you can choose a ventilated support (remember to check the goals carefully!).