Acer updates gaming notebooks with New 11th Gen Intel Core Mobile H-Series Processors
Today Acer announced updates to several of its gaming notebook lines. The Triton 300, Helios 300, and Nitro 5 will all now feature the new 11th Gen Intel Core Mobile H-series Processors and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 and GeForce RTX 3050 Ti GPUs. In addition, there are options for 360Hz FHD or 165Hz QHD displays. Details follow below, let me know if you have any questions.
“The new silicon announced today are as exciting for us as it is for users, as more powerful processors let us push the thermal management capabilities of our devices further than ever,” said James Lin, General Manager, Notebooks, IT Products Business, Acer Inc. “There is a lot of exciting technology coming to the surface right now, and we’re able to offer excellently tuned packages for players of all skill levels. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or investing in your first gaming notebook, this is the time.”
“With 11th Gen Intel Core H-series processors, innovators like Acer can deliver incredible gaming experiences provided by a new architecture that enables frequencies up to 5 GHz, new PCIe Gen 4 for fastest graphics and storage access, and blazing fast connectivity based on the latest Wi-Fi 6E and Thunderbolt 4 technology,” said Ran Senderovitz, Vice President and General Manager, Mobile Products Group, Intel.
Predator Triton 300
At just 19.9 mm (0.78 in), the Predator Triton 300 (PT315-53) can comfortably fit into a backpack or briefcase. The notebook’s all-metal chassis encases an 11th Gen Intel Core H-series processor capable of reaching 4.6 GHz, up to an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Series Laptop GPU, and up to 32GB of DDR4 memory, making it more than capable of tearing through the latest games. From there, users have the choice of funneling this power into one of two directions: those who want their games to come alive can opt for a 165 Hz QHD panel, while those seeking every advantage possible can opt for a blisteringly fast 360 Hz FHD panel. Topping it all off, a 3 ms overdrive response.
The laptop utilizes a dual-fan approach to keep everything running cool while in the thick of a demanding game, one of which is the latest 5th Gen AeroBlade 3D fan. These custom-engineered fans leverage eighty-nine 0.08 mm (0.003 in) metal blades and a bionic wingtip design that allows for greater airflow intake with minimal turbulence, resulting in 55% better airflow than a plastic fan. Pushing the cooling envelope further, dedicated heat pipes for the GPU and CPU in addition to strategically placed intake and exhaust vents help to maximize cooling efficiency, ultimately leading to increased performance.
A backlit 4-zone RGB lets each user add a personal flair to the notebook, while colored WASD and arrow keycaps make the movement keys stand out. DTS X:Ultra audio turns any pair of headphones or speakers into a 360° surround sound system, helping to make your opponents’ movements stand out, too—or imbuing your favorite music and movies with real-world spatial sound. Intel Killer E2600G Ethernet, Intel Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650i, and Control Center 2.0 allow for less latency, and a range of ports give players lots of options. With HDMI 2.1 for plugging into an external display, a pair of USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports, and one USB 3.2 Gen 2 port, Mini DisplayPort 1.4, and USB Type-C (Thunderbolt 4), the peripheral possibilities are nearly endless.
Predator Helios 300
The new Predator Helios 300 comes with everything gamers need to conquer the competition, starting with up to the latest 11th Gen Intel Core H-series processors, an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU and up to 32 GB of DDR4 RAM. All of this power is supported by Acer’s 5th Gen AeroBlade 3D Fan, a custom-engineered fan with eighty-nine 0.8 mm (0.003 in) metal blades that generate 55% more airflow than a plastic fan. The 17-inch model further includes Acer’s Vortex Flow Design concept, a strategically organized cooling layout designed to generate aerodynamic flows to enhance cooling on the CPU and GPU, and additionally lower the chassis’ skin temperature.
This power manifests on one of two display options: a blisteringly fast 360 Hz FHD panel or a truly beautiful 165 Hz QHD one. Both boast a 3 ms overdrive response, so kicking either panel into high gear is a seamless experience with minimal ghosting. These good looks extend to the keyboard, which has been equipped with 4 RGB zones and see-through concave-shaped caps on the WASD keys. Deviating from a standard keyboard, this notebook also comes with a Turbo key for instant overclocking and a PredatorSense key that opens the Predator’s custom utility app for monitoring or overclocking the system, customizing all of that RGB, and more.
The notebook includes an Intel Killer E2600 ethernet controller, Intel Killer Wi-FI 6 AX1650i, and Control Center 2.0 for low latencies and a more reliable connection, plus DTS:X Ultra. The notebook also offers a full range of USB 3.2 ports, including the incredibly fast Thunderbolt 4 USB-C with support for DisplayPort functionality and power delivery. An HDMI 2.1 port is also included, allowing gamers to easily connect to an external monitor. As a final touch, a 2TB HDD provides plenty of space for all of the games in a user’s library.
Acer Nitro 5
This generation of the Nitro 5 packs a serious punch, boasting up to the latest 11th Gen Intel Core H-series processor, an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Series Laptop GPU, and 32 GB of DDR4 RAM. These powerful specs propel the notebook’s 15.6- (AN515-57) or 17.3-inch (AN517-54) QHD IPS display to a 165 Hz refresh rate with a 3 ms response time, while an 80percent screen-to-body ratio lets players see more of the action and less of the bezels.
In addition to speed, the Nitro 5 also goes big on storage: a pair of M.2 PCIe / SATA SSD slots offer up to a massive 1 TB Raid 0 SSD or 2 TB HDD of storage so players can keep all of their games, movies and stream footage on hand.
A variety of custom Acer technology works to keep that hardware running as cool as possible—Acer Coolboost technology, dual-fans, a strategically placed air intake, and exhaust with four vents—allowing for a 10% improvement in fan speed and a 9% increase in CPU/GPU cooling when compared to auto mode. For situations where not as much power is needed, a dedicated NitroSense key gives users the ability to monitor system performance, select from preset cooling modes or customize their own, plus access a variety of other system tweaks like LCD overdrive or Acer TrueHarmony’s six different sound modes.
Four-zone RGB lets users take command of the keyboard, which offers 1.6 mm of travel on each key, and an all-black Precision Touchpad. The notebook also comes with a host of connectivity options, including an RJ45 and HDMI 2.1 port, a USB 3.2 Gen 2 port, and two Gen 1 ports, plus a USB Type-C (Thunderbolt 4) port. As a final small touch, the charging port has been moved to the pack of the device for a cleaner, more organized look.
Pricing and Availability
The Predator Triton 300 (PT315-53) will be available in North America in July starting at $1,699, and in EMEA in June starting at 1,499 EUR.
The 15-inch Acer Nitro 5 (AN515-57) will be available in North America in June starting at $1,099; in EMEA in June starting at 999 EUR, and in China in June starting at 6,999 RMB.
The 17-inch Acer Nitro 5 (AN517-54) will be available in North America in June starting at $999; in EMEA in June starting at 1,299 EUR; and in China in June starting at 7,999 RMB.