Our review of the Acer Predator Triton 500 PT516-51s-78L4
Do you need a large storage capacity, an interesting autonomy and a good power? The creative gaming laptop Acer Predator Triton 500 PT516-51s-78L4 could interest you with its fast 2TB SSD, which improves responsiveness, while its 16-inch 2.5K High Definition DCI-P3 display with colors that are much more faithful than average, enhances the fluidity of games with its 165Hz frequency. This versatile laptop designed to play and create is powerful thanks to its Intel Octo Core i7 Tiger Lake-H processor and its 16GB of RAM that accelerates processing like the advanced graphics card GeForce RTX 3070 ray tracing NVIDIA Ampere capable to run the latest games. This laptop for gamers and creatives, which offers 7 hours of battery life under Windows 11, also benefits from a backlit keyboard (though without a numeric keypad) and connectivity with 2 USB-C Thunderbolt 4 and Wi-Fi axis.
Best known price: 1899 €
Features of the Acer Predator Triton 500 PT516-51s-78L4
|Screen (s)||16 ” WQXGA 2.5K LED IPS 165Hz 100% DCI-P3 16/10. ComfyView thin edges (2560 × 1600, matt / non-reflective)|
|Processor||Intel Core i7-11800H Tiger Lake-H (2.3 GHz, 8 cores)|
|Installed RAM (max.)||16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4 3200 MHz (32 GB), 2 slots (busy)|
|Graphics card||NVIDIA Ampere GeForce RTX 3070 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|
The Acer Predator Triton 500 PT516-51s-78L4 is currently displayed in promotion at Baker and is ranked as one of the only ones in its category to offer such a high frequency and definition screen with such faithful colors with Thunderbolt connectivity and SSD storage with such high capacity, all under Windows 11.
If this Acer Predator Triton 500 PT516-51s-78L4 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-78L4
Open 180 ° completely flat, it has a relatively elegant look with its fine silver design, while taking gamer codes as its angular lines.
Here the cooling is handed over to 3 5th generation AeroBlade 3D fans, heating pipes and air valves.
This creative gaming laptop is well-equipped for connectivity with its 2 USB-C Thunderbolt 4, its Bluetooth 5.1 and Wi-Fi axle modules (more efficient and newer than Wi-Fi ac) to communicate and remotely connect wirelessly, its convenient HDMI video output to easily connect this computer to a TV or monitor, e.g. its audio and Ethernet ports without forgetting its 2 USB 3.0 (USB 2.0 compatible) guarantee transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if USB 3.0 peripherals are connected.
A backlight system is, of course, mounted on the chiclet keyboard, which is handy for better distinguishing its keys in the dark.
Point of numeric keypad, however, while this functionality is standard from 15 inches, so we can more easily enter numbers, which some will not fail to regret.
Lovers of High Definition color content that are much more faithful than average will be pleased that the screen is adorned with a 2.5K definition that is higher than Full HD with DCI-P3 features. Thanks to its IPS technology, the screen also has significant viewing angles, both horizontally and vertically, while its 16/10 format is more comfortable in height than standard 16/9. Anti-reflective coating also gives the screen 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 aimed at those looking for a versatile high-performance laptop for gaming and High Definition creation with high storage capacity.
It incorporates no less than 2 SSDs configured in RAID, ensuring a total capacity of 2 TB, enough to install and store multiple games, software and various and varied files, including personal productions.
And that’s not all, as an SSD has several advantages over a simple hard drive: Greater shock resistance, lower energy consumption, silent operation or even greater speed.
As a result, thanks to SSD, for example, we can access online gaming cards faster than with a hard drive, and we achieve much faster game / software launch, processing, and start / stop.
The SSD fits well into the heart of this versatile multimedia gamer and creator laptop, as it is built around a Tiger Lake Octo Core i7-11800H processor and 16GB of RAM to provide all-round power to satisfy users. demanding, including the creative ones. .
The latter will especially appreciate this core, which guarantees much faster processing than a Quad / Hexa Core processor and 8 GB DDR4, where the difference is very noticeable during 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 utilizes GPU computing power, such as Adobe Premiere / Photoshop or Sony Vegas.
Best known price: 1899 €
Equipped with the NVIDIA Ampere architecture, the GeForce RTX 3070 ray tracing is an advanced dedicated graphics card targeted at gamers above all else. And with good reason, because despite the screen’s high definition (2.5K), which involves more calculations on the part of the GPU than Full HD, resulting in a lower number of fps, the GeForce RTX 3070 is able to run the latest and most resource. -intensive 3D games.
In practice, the current NVIDIA Optimus technology only requests the GeForce RTX 3070 automatically and in real time when the – much more modest – performance of the Intel Iris Xe solution turns out to be insufficient to perform the desired tasks. Integrated into the processor, the Intel Iris Xe is actually favored to the maximum by Optimus because its low power consumption promotes autonomy. Of course, with the GeForce RTX 3070 or Intel Iris Xe, you can view photos and videos.
Finally, on the autonomy side, expect about 7 hours on battery in easy use of this versatile multimedia creative gaming laptop, which heats up and sounds in case of heavy loads (eg games, treatments), due to its finesse and the embedded greedy components.
To limit the temperatures, a ventilated support can be used (remember to check the goals carefully!).