New Acer Predator gaming laptops coming to SA in September – price and details

acer predator gaming laptops 2021 price south africa

Acer has confirmed that its newly announced Predator Triton 500 SE and Predator Helios 500 gaming laptops will arrive in South Africa in September, along with price details for the devices.

The new laptops were unveiled at a global launch event near the end of May, along with other Acer devices.

Both of the gaming notebooks feature 11th Gen Intel Core H-series processors and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 Series Laptop GPUs.

They also both feature displays with high refresh rates.

Here’s what to know about each laptop…

Acer Predator Triton 500 SE

acer predator triton 500 se

The Triton 500 SE is focused on providing high-end gaming performance in a thin-and-light form factor — aimed at gamers who want to use the device at home and work.

The laptop has a 19.9mm-thin chassis. and comes equipped with Acer’s AeroBlade 3D Fan cooling technology.

In terms of specs, it has up to an 11th Gen Intel Core i9 Processor, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, up to 64GB of DDR4 memory, and up to 4TB of PCIe Gen4 storage.

Meanwhile, its battery can last up to 12 hours when it comes to video playback.

The Triton 500 SE also has a 16-inch premium display with an 87% screen-to-body ratio. Customers can choose from a variety of display options, including a 165Hz WQXGA LCD display, a 165Hz WQXGA Mini LED panel, or a 240Hz WQXGA IPS display.

In terms of connectivity, the laptop also supports Wi-Fi 6E and Thunderbolt 4. It also has an HDMI 2.1 port.

Acer Predator Helios 500

acer predator helios 500 gaming laptop

For those looking for a more traditional gaming laptop rather than a work-gaming combo, Acer has the Predator Helios 500.

The laptop has up to an overclockable 11th Gen Intel Core i9 processor, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, and 64GB of DDR4 RAM.

For its display, the 17.3-inch laptop comes with either a 4K Mini LED panel with a 120Hz refresh rate or a Full HD 360Hz display.

It also boasts the lighting flair that comes with many gaming laptops, equipped with Predator Pulsar lighting and customisable per-key RGB backlighting on the keyboard.

The Helios 500 also prioritises cooling, with its PowerGem metal-alloy polymer technology on top of the CPU, Vortex Flow technology for the laptop’s two fans, and the inclusion of a 5th Gen AeroBlade 3D Fan.

New Acer gaming laptops price details for South Africa

So when these two laptops launch in South Africa in September, how much will they cost?

The Predator Triton 500 SE (PT516-51s) will have a recommended starting price of R34 999.

Meanwhile, the Predator Helios 500 (PH517-52) will start at R49 999.

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