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Users can switch between four usage modes: Display mode for sharing the screen with friends during gaming sessions, Ezel mode for playing games on the touch screen, notebook mode for traditional gaming scenarios, and stand mode — effectively turning the Triton 900 into a tablet for gaming or using creator tools.

Acer’s Predator Triton 900 is an R85k convertible gaming laptop

Gaming laptops are known for being flashy peacocking devices with loads of RGB and bulky builds. But Acer’s newest contender bucks this trend somewhat.

The Predator Triton 900 is a “convertible” with a touchscreen design slotted into a hinge design you’d more likely find on an expensive airplane tray table than laptop.

That said, it’s pretty cool. It’s a CNC-machined Ezel Aero Hinge that allows the 4K IPS 17 inch screen to flip, recline or prop near vertically.

This might sound like odd design for a gaming machine, but Acer wants users — non-gaming users — to take advatange of the processing power and touchscreen.

“Users can switch between four usage modes: Display mode for sharing the screen with friends during gaming sessions, Ezel mode for playing games on the touch screen, notebook mode for traditional gaming scenarios, and stand mode — effectively turning the Triton 900 into a tablet for gaming or using creator tools,” the company notes in a press release.

It also offers gamers “multiple gaming scenarios and better ergonomics,” according to Acer marketing manager Belinda Marais.

Internally, there’s a choice of 8th Generation Intel processors, the Nvidia RTX 2080 GPU, and 32GB of DDR4 RAM. For storage, there’s a duo of NVMe PCIe SSDs in RAID 0, and a built-in Xbox One controller receiver.

All this however doesn’t come cheap.

The Acer Predator Triton 900 will be available in South Africa from June 2019, and will be priced at R84 999.

Feature image: Acer

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