Acer Predator Triton 500 i7-9750H RTX 2070 Max-Q 16GB RAM 512GB SSD review, including today's price to performance
Laptop announced date: 5th February 2020
Last reviewed: 10th August 2021
If you are looking to buy a new gaming laptop and want to know how well the Acer Predator Triton 500 i7-9750H RTX 2070 Max-Q 16GB RAM 512GB SSD compares to other laptops on offer then you have come to the right place. Today we are going to explore the type of performance return we can expect from this mobile gaming solution by comparing it to today’s demanding games
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Is the Acer Predator Triton 500 i7-9750H RTX 2070 Max-Q 16GB RAM 512GB SSD good as a gaming laptop? Good
Processor - This Core i7-9750H 6-Core 2.6GHz processor in the laptop is an excellent gaming CPU choice for 2021 gaming. The processor in this laptop has 6 cores, which makes it excellent for modern gamers, minimising the risk of throttling game processes due to a lack of available cores.
Graphics Card - This laptop graphics solution can certainly run a number of new 2021 releases and is a good 2021 laptop GPU choice for gamers. Modern AAA gaming can lean on GPU VRAM and this graphics solution comes with 8GB. This makes it excellent for gaming.
System Memory - This laptop’s 16GB RAM can deal with everything modern games can throw at it and is a good step towards this being an excellent gaming laptop choice.
Screen Size - This laptop screen size is capable of meeting 2021 gaming, making it a step closer to being a good laptop for gamers. Larger laptop screens normally equal less squinting at on screen text, providing the resolution is set inline with the screens native pixel count. We normally look to the 17 inch panels for focused gaming laptops, but this 15.6" screen is the most common and popular in the market, due to portability versus viewability. Our target size for a gaming laptop is 17 inches, 15 inches is always a good size if portability is more your focus, but in our minds we want the largest screen size while still being portable, so we can more clearly see the games.
Refresh Rate - If you want a gaming laptop then aim for a refresh rate that is more than 60Hz. If you don't clearly see the advertised laptops screen refresh rate then assume it is 60Hz. This would mean that the laptop will be capped at 60FPS when running games. The higher the refresh rate and the FPS then the smoother the game plays as it delivers more images a second to your screen and makes movement feel more responsive in game. So refresh rates are pretty important.This laptop has an excellent screen for gaming with its 144Hz refresh rate. But look for a panel that is over 60Hz for a gaming laptop and that should be ok too.
GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q graphics card gaming performance in the Acer Predator Triton 500 i7-9750H RTX 2070 Max-Q 16GB RAM 512GB SSD laptop
Getting the right graphics card for this mobile gaming machine will be one of our key focuses. As we know it can be tricky to break this down, but we will be looking at how this laptop hardware can run across demanding and popular modern games and therefore how well the price of the machine stacks up against other gaming laptops. A few of the modern demanding or popular games we will be looking at will be, Back 4 Blood, Battlefield 2042 and Grand Theft Auto VI. Seeing how these games run on the laptops native 1080p resolution at ultra will certainly give us something tangible to consider and compare from. This laptop has the GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q in it. Of the 500 most demanding games around today this graphics card is capable of running 491 games at minimum system requirements and 325 games at their recommended system requirements.
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Comparing Acer Predator Triton 500 i7-9750H RTX 2070 Max-Q 16GB RAM 512GB SSD to today’s best price to performance laptop ranges
Have you been looking for the best gaming laptop for your buck? Well you have probably encountered what we have, which is that, only certain laptops are normally reviewed and even then the review is often using games that are now getting out of date. So we decided to factor in all permutations of the Predator Triton 500 model range and compare them against the price adjustments those hardware variations incur when you change a GPU, for example. And so we have created this Acer Predator Triton 500 i7-9750H RTX 2070 Max-Q 16GB RAM 512GB SSD laptop price to performance review with a P2P rating to help standardise our comparisons.
We currently give the Acer Predator Triton 500 i7-9750H RTX 2070 Max-Q 16GB RAM 512GB SSD laptop a 7.7 out of 10 for its P2P score. Where the higher the better rating. As mentioned the figure will adjust as new hardware is released and performance expectations shift over time. This version of the Predator Triton 500 laptop is currently positioned at 2nd when ordered in the range lineup for Price to Performance value rating. The closer to 1st place the better gaming performance it deliver for its price.
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|Processor||Core i7-9750H 6-Core 2.6GHz|
|Graphics Card||GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q|
|RAM||16GB DDR4 2400MHz|
15.6 " 1920x1080 (1080p)
Available refresh rates: 144Hz
Acer Predator Triton 500 i7-9750H RTX 2070 Max-Q 16GB RAM 512GB SSD model range price to performance comparison table
|i7-9750H RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2||$1,596.89||24%|
|i7-9750H RTX 2070 Max-Q 16GB RAM 512GB SSD||$1999||0%|
|i7-10750H RTX 2080 Super Max-Q 32GB RAM 1.0TB M.2||$2599.99||13%|
|i7-9750H RTX 2080 Max-Q 32GB RAM 1.0TB SSD||$2699||24%|
|i7-9750H RTX 2080 Max-Q 32GB RAM 1.0TB SSD||$2699||24%|
|i7-8750H RTX 2080 Max-Q 16GB RAM 512GB SSD||$2499.99||29%|
|i7-9750H RTX 2080 Max-Q 32GB RAM 512GB M.2||$2899||33%|
How about we compare our Acer Predator Triton 500 i7-9750H RTX 2070 Max-Q 16GB RAM 512GB SSD laptop to the laptop with the leading P2P rating out of all laptops and see how it compares. Today's best gaming laptop for Price to Performance is the ASUS TUF A15 R7 4800H GTX 1660 Ti 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 ($999) and our laptop is 119% worse if we directly compare the price to performance rating against that best hardware performance to value laptop. How about we also look at the 2nd ranked laptop for excellent Price/Performance ratings, which is the MSI Bravo 15 R7 4800H RX 5500M 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 and has a recorded cost of $1049. We see our Predator Triton 500 laptop scores 91% worse against it for price to performance.
How does the Acer Predator Triton 500 i7-9750H RTX 2070 Max-Q 16GB RAM 512GB SSD laptop compare to the best CPU performance focused laptops and today’s most popular games?
If you are wondering if this laptop is relatively well endowed in the CPU department then let's take a look at how it stacks up against the current best priced CPU focused laptop available today, to see its relative performance. The ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 R9 4900HS RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 is today’s best performer in the laptop CPU department. It has a Ryzen 9 4900HS 8-Core 3.0GHz processor in it, which currently has 43% better performance than our laptop’s Core i7-9750H 6-Core 2.6GHz.
Today there are 428 games recommended system requirements that are worse than our CPU’s performance capability, this is when we look at the top 500 most demanding games right now. This figure becomes 497 games, when we look at the 500 demanding games for minimum processor system requirements.
Recommended processor requirements for modern games increase all the time, so we thought we would compare the performance of our laptop CPU to some popular games of today. First off there is Battlefield 2042 and our laptop CPU delivers 24% better performance compared to that game’s requirement. Next we have Grand Theft Auto VI in which we see our laptop processor has 3% better performance compared to the game's CPU specs. And then there is 28% better performance when we put our laptop cpu against Back 4 Blood recommended specs.
How does the Acer Predator Triton 500 i7-9750H RTX 2070 Max-Q 16GB RAM 512GB SSD laptop compare to the best graphics card performance focused laptops and today’s most popular games?
Looking for a new gaming laptop often leads us quickly to consider the sort of performance the mobile graphics card can deliver. Mobile graphics cards are often underpowered versions of their desktop equivalent, but still often very capable. To gauge the performance ability in this graphics department we compare our laptop to a GPU focused laptop that is around at the moment, to help provide us with a good graphics performance metric and comparison. Lets grab a graphics focused laptop for comparison then. We have chosen the MSI GT76 Titan i9-10900K RTX 2080 Super 64GB RAM 2.0TB M.2 4K laptop for its graphical performance. This big hitting GPU laptop comes with a GeForce RTX 2080 Super 8GB video card in it that performs 53% better if we bench it against our laptop’s GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q graphics hardware.
Interestingly we can see 325 games recommended system requirements are lower in performance than our laptop’s GPU performance capability. This is when we look at the top 500 most demanding games around today. For minimum system requirements in this same area the number is 491 games are worse than our GPU performance, again looking at the top 500 most demanding minimum system requirements.
Lets take a look and see how well our GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q compares against today’s most popular games. Against the recommended graphics specs for Back 4 Blood our laptop is 36% better, and compared to Battlefield 2042 it is 15% worse , where as against Grand Theft Auto VI it delivers 15% worse performance.
The Acer Predator Triton 500 i7-9750H RTX 2070 Max-Q 16GB RAM 512GB SSD has a 1080p screen resolution, should I get a 4K resolution gaming laptop instead?
With 4K monitors being ever present and often talked about in the same breath as the term ‘future proof’, its always worth exploring the idea that you should be looking at 4K instead of this 1080p laptop. Our Acer Predator Triton 500 i7-9750H RTX 2070 Max-Q 16GB RAM 512GB SSD’s physical 15.6" panel delivers 1920 pixels across its width and 1080 pixels tall. A 4K panel laptop is often restricted to 60Hz. This means that even if you did have the hardware inside your laptop to run a game at 4K, you wouldnt be able to get more than 60 FPS. Most laptop hardware, and desktop hardware for that matter, is not capable of 4K ultra graphics on modern games. What refresh rate does the Acer Predator Triton 500 i7-9750H RTX 2070 Max-Q 16GB RAM 512GB SSD panel have available? It can be picked up with the following 144Hz refresh rates.
We can always lower the game’s displayed screen resolution to something like 1080p or 1440p which is below the 4K laptop’s native pixel count. This will get a more stable game experience, increasing a game’s FPS that might be needed across a number of modern AAA games on a 4K laptop. However, getting away from the laptop’s more native 4K resolution, will take away in-game graphics definition. Not an ideal situation, playing blurry games on your new 4K laptop. If the new 4K laptop has the performance to play modern games at 4K resolution, then perhaps the laptop’s 15 or 17 inch screen isnt enough to fully enjoy the high pixel count? So if you have or can get a desktop monitor that delivers more than the 60Hz frame rate limiter, for that gaming experience then you can keep your laptop mobile and still enjoy high end gaming.
So why would you get a 4K capable laptop? If you enjoy movies or Netflix at 4K and have access to 4K content via those types of services then perhaps the quality of 4K resolution on a 17inch panel would be a great experience, but we still think you wouldn't miss that 4K.
As you can probably gather from the information above, its probably not worth the extra cash for a 4K laptop if gaming is your Laptop purpose. 1080p is likely plenty and has enough alternative gaming options for when you want better resolution. It feels like you might not get what you were after if you picked up a shiny new 4K laptop, then was needing to lower game resolution, while getting blurry in-game experience and achieving a max 60FPS when you could push the hardware into better frame rates.
Today’s best 1440p desktop monitor for a laptop is - ASUS ProArt Display PA278QV 27 inch 1440p 75Hz 5ms IPS
Here is today’s best priced 1440p gaming monitor that could accompany the Acer Predator Triton 500 i7-9750H RTX 2070 Max-Q 16GB RAM 512GB SSD, ASUS ProArt Display PA278QV 27 inch 1440p 75Hz 5ms IPS that is currently priced at $311.99. To help you get a bit more insight into the pricing trends of this 1440p monitor, we have price tracked this monitor and saw its lowest price recorded at $229.99, which was taken on 9th Mar 2021.
Today’s best 4K desktop monitor for a laptop is - Asus Predator XB273K 27 inch 4K GSYNC IPS 1ms 144Hz
Today’s most competitive 4K gaming monitor by price is Asus Predator XB273K 27 inch 4K GSYNC IPS 1ms 144Hz and could work well with the Acer Predator Triton 500 i7-9750H RTX 2070 Max-Q 16GB RAM 512GB SSD laptop. It is priced at $618. During these past 2 weeks, this 4K monitor’s price has gone up by $618. Interestingly we spotted this 4k monitor at its lowest recorded price on 13th Nov 2020, where it was priced up as $549.99.
[Note - check that monitor display connectors are compatible between a monitor and a laptop before purchase]
The primary 4K use would most likely be streaming movie and TV content at that resolution, assuming you have access to these services in 4K. At which point perhaps its enough of a selling point for you to consider a 4K laptop..
Paying extra for 4K gaming in a laptop is not really a good investment of your cash at the moment. We would put our extra cash in to a 1080p with better graphics card or maybe a nice mouse or headset. Because with the 4K laptop you may be sad when having to drop your favourite modern games screen resolution to get an ok frame rate. Or perhaps lowering the graphics setting to increase 4K FPS up to a stable and playable amount, only to hit a 60FPS ceiling due to the 60Hz 4K panel limit.
Today's Best Priced Mouse and Headset for Acer Predator Triton 500 i7-9750H RTX 2070 Max-Q 16GB RAM 512GB SSD laptop
You could pick up a mouse to go with the Acer Predator Triton 500 i7-9750H RTX 2070 Max-Q 16GB RAM 512GB SSD. In our spotlight at the moment is the Kayinuo M738 Gaming Mouse 3200DPI wired 6 Buttons, which today is $12.99. Today's best value and good quality mouse has enjoyed a price reduction of $32.26, and provides another reason for us to suggest it to compliment this laptop. Looking over our tracked prices for this mouse, it was at its lowest price on 15th Aug 2020, which had it priced at $11.99.
|Quality||Mouse||Price (USD)||Check Regional Pricing|
|**||IBats X8 gray 9 Btns||$12.99|
|**||PICTEK Gaming Mouse 7200DPI wired 7 Buttons||$13.99|
|***||Cooler Master MM710||$42.99|
|***||Razer DeathAdder Elite||$49.29|
The gaming headset with today’s best price to value that would go well with the Acer Predator Triton 500 i7-9750H RTX 2070 Max-Q 16GB RAM 512GB SSD laptop is the Corsair HS45-7.1 Surround. Its current price is $36.99. For reference, the lowest price recorded by us so far for the headset is $34.99 on 28th Nov 2019.