The Acer Predator Triton 500 SE is smaller than similarly specced competition, but that comes at a hefty loss in gaming power.
Earlier this year, we reviewed the Acer Predator Triton 300 SE ($2,699), a machine that attempted to pack as much power into a 13-inch chassis as possible, while incorporating a 14-inch screen. Now, the Acer Predator Triton 500 SE is here, bringing a 16-inch screen to a 15-inch chassis. We generally liked the 300 SE, despite its slightly weaker performance compared to larger rivals. But competition is steeper in the 15-inch range.
Regularly falling around 10 fps behind similar laptops in games and not really standing out with a fancy display or audio setup, the 500 SE is only the best gaming laptop for you if your bag space is at a premium or if productivity is your main goal.