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The Predator Triton 700 gaming laptop by Acer for $999 is a steal

Acer is running into right before the Black Friday with one of the best PC gaming laptop deals we have seen so far. Acer’s 2017 Predator Triton 700 is $2,000 off for an ultimate price of $999.99. It is not the latest of machines, so there will not be an Nvidia RTX graphics chip or a 9th Gen Intel processor inside the laptop. Still, it has enough power nevertheless. There is a 15.6-inch 1080p display in the laptop with a 120Hz refresh rate and G-Sync support, and the sequent spec is a rareness in the gaming laptops, especially one this affordable.

The upper refresh rate will help to see the games running at up to 120 frames per second instead of being locked to 60 fps like the displays on most of the gaming laptops. The G-Sync support should also sort out screen tearing, which is usual to see at high frame rates with V-Sync switched off. There may be ample power to drive some games at 120Hz, and there is an Nvidia GTX 1080 Max-Q graphics chip inside the laptop, as well as a 7th Gen Intel Core i7-7700HQ and a quad-core processor with a base clock speed of 2.8GHz and a 32GB of ram. That is the former generation high-end GPU of Nvidia, but even today, the GTX 1080 is still dealing blows with the latest RTX 2060, and it may run games far better.

A gaming laptop with such features for $999.99 is a gr4eat deal indeed. But if you are going to consider this, there are some downsides compared to some of the machines in the list of the best Black Friday deals on laptops. The Predator Triton 700 has frieze bezels surrounding its display, and the keyboard sits right at the front of the chassis, separating the glass trackpad close to the hinge of the screen. Overall, no need to say that it is not the most comfortable arrangement, still it has more than enough features in this budget segment.

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David Christenson

I am a freelance writer with more than ten years of experience in covering tech, media, science, and culture news. I have written for The Next Web, The Guardian, Wired, Techradar, in addition to Mashable. I received a Bachelor and Master of Arts Degrees from the University of British Columbia and California State University, East Bay, respectively. I spend most of the time doing workouts and learning about trending technology. What fascinates me are the machinations of technology's biggest companies. Got a pitch, tip, or leak? Email me. I don't bite.

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