Acer Predator Triton 500 i7-10750H RTX 2080 Super Max-Q 32GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 review, including today's price to performance
Laptop product code: Predator Triton 500 PT515-52-77P9
Laptop announced date: 27th April 2020
Last reviewed: 10th August 2021
There are so many variables influencing gaming laptop prices. The hardware they have in them can be adjusted and as soon as we change it it becomes hard to know how one laptop compares to another. This laptop review will take a look at how well the Acer Predator Triton 500 i7-10750H RTX 2080 Super Max-Q 32GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 can run today’s latest games and what sort of frame rates this Acer Predator Triton 500 i7-10750H RTX 2080 Super Max-Q 32GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 might achieve. Then we will look at its release price and summarise how good its price in regards to its gaming performance. From there you can compare this laptop and get a good idea of whether this is a good value choice for your gaming needs today and into the future.
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Is the Acer Predator Triton 500 i7-10750H RTX 2080 Super Max-Q 32GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 good as a gaming laptop? Excellent
Processor - A Core i7-10750H 6-Core 2.60GHz CPU that is housed in this laptop is excellent for modern AAA gaming during 2021. Loaded up with plenty of processor cores, this CPU has 6, which is excellent for AAA gaming that wants extra cores for processing.
Graphics Card - The GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q is an excellent gaming GPU for 2021. Loaded up with a huge amount of VRAM, this GPU has 8GB, which makes it excellent for AAA gaming.
System Memory - This laptop’s 32GB 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’s 15.6" screen is certainly a good size for 2021 gaming on the move. In our minds, if you have a smaller 1.5Kg or larger 3.5Kg laptop with you, it's always going to be a lump to transport. And so for a gaming laptop we would rather see the games more clearly on a larger 17inch screen, upon arriving at a destination, rather than compromise a game’s experience. But for some it will be the other way around. Fortunately there will be something for everyone in the laptop marketplace.
Refresh Rate - Look for higher refresh rate hertz for a gaming laptop. Ideally around 120Hz or more refresh rate on a gaming laptop screen. The laptop can only deliver FPS(frames per second) up to the listed refresh rate. So if you have hardware in your laptop that can turn out awesome frame rates on all the latest AAA titles, but a 60hz refresh rate, your laptop will be stuck at a maximum of 60FPS in all games. This laptop can be picked up with a refresh rate of 300Hz option. It is an excellent gamers choice for screen refresh rates.
GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q graphics card gaming performance in the Acer Predator Triton 500 i7-10750H RTX 2080 Super Max-Q 32GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 laptop
The big one in any gaming PC is making sure the graphics card is up to the task of modern gaming. And this is of course the same for choosing the right gaming laptop as well. Therefore we will be considering this laptop’s hardware in relation to its overall price and how well it could run modern demanding or popular games like Far Cry 6, New World and Battlefield 2042. This is done in relation to its native 1080p resolution at Ultra video settings to give us something to compare against other laptops. A good way of considering performance of this mobile graphics card is by seeing how many of today's 500 most demanding games can be run at recommended graphics settings by the GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q found in this laptop. We can also then look at the weaker minimum requirement to see how many this laptop card can run of them, and it is 499 games at their min specs and then 476 games can be run at recommended graphics requirements.
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Comparing Acer Predator Triton 500 i7-10750H RTX 2080 Super Max-Q 32GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 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 i7-10750H RTX 2080 Super Max-Q 32GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 laptop price to performance review with a P2P rating to help standardise our comparisons.
This laptop gets a 6.9 for P2P. With these hardware components the Acer Predator Triton 500 i7-10750H RTX 2080 Super Max-Q 32GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 laptop is placed at 3rd position within the Predator Triton 500 range, when put into the price to performance order. Those laptops closer to the number 1 position of this list are the better value propositions today.
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|Processor||Core i7-10750H 6-Core 2.60GHz|
|Graphics Card||GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q|
|RAM||32GB DDR4 2666MHz|
15.6 " 1920x1080 (1080p)
Available refresh rates: 300Hz
Acer Predator Triton 500 i7-10750H RTX 2080 Super Max-Q 32GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 model range price to performance comparison table
|i7-9750H RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2||$1,596.89||40%|
|i7-9750H RTX 2070 Max-Q 16GB RAM 512GB SSD||$1999||13%|
|i7-10750H RTX 2080 Super Max-Q 32GB RAM 1.0TB M.2||$2599.99||0%|
|i7-9750H RTX 2080 Max-Q 32GB RAM 1.0TB SSD||$2699||10%|
|i7-9750H RTX 2080 Max-Q 32GB RAM 1.0TB SSD||$2699||10%|
|i7-8750H RTX 2080 Max-Q 16GB RAM 512GB SSD||$2499.99||14%|
|i7-9750H RTX 2080 Max-Q 32GB RAM 512GB M.2||$2899||17%|
Looking outside of this range lets us compare the Price to Performance rating of the very best laptops we have listed. Today's top laptop model for P2P is the ASUS TUF A15 R7 4800H GTX 1660 Ti 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 and the price we have for it is $999. Our Acer Predator Triton 500 i7-10750H RTX 2080 Super Max-Q 32GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 laptop’s price to performance is 147% worse when comparing it with the top laptop, purely on a performance for money basis, and as we know lots of things go into our decision when choosing the right laptop for us. Moving to the 2nd position of the P2P ranking list sits the MSI Bravo 15 R7 4800H RX 5500M 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 laptop, where it has a price of $1049. Our Predator Triton 500 laptop currently has 116% worse Price to Performance rating against this 2nd best model.
How does the Acer Predator Triton 500 i7-10750H RTX 2080 Super Max-Q 32GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 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 CPU performance laptop we picked today is the ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 R9 4900HS RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2. Its processor is the Ryzen 9 4900HS 8-Core 3.0GHz which delivers 35% better performance when stacked against our own review laptop’s Core i7-10750H 6-Core 2.60GHz.
Our laptop processor, the Core i7-10750H 6-Core 2.60GHz, can currently meet the recommended system requirements of 451 games when compared against the top 500 most demanding games right now. This number changes to 499 for the top 500 most demanding minimum 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 New World and our laptop CPU delivers 41% better performance compared to that game’s requirement. Next we have Battlefield 2042 in which we see our laptop processor has 28% better performance compared to the game's CPU specs. And then there is 9% better performance when we put our laptop cpu against Far Cry 6 recommended specs.
How does the Acer Predator Triton 500 i7-10750H RTX 2080 Super Max-Q 32GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 laptop compare to the best graphics card performance focused laptops and today’s most popular games?
One of the key hardware aspects in any laptop is certainly the graphics card. Our Predator Triton 500 laptop’s GPU solution can be compared against a laptop that has one of the most powerful GPU’s around today, which will give us a relative benchmark. And will help us know how this laptop performs against the top end GPU laptop available today. Lets look at the MSI GT76 Titan i9-10900K RTX 2080 Super 64GB RAM 2.0TB M.2 4K laptop due to its graphics processing power. The GPU it houses is ideal for comparison benchmarking, because it currently has one of the best laptop graphics solutions, at the cheapest laptop price. Its GPU is the GeForce RTX 2080 Super 8GB which we compare to the GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q graphics card in our review laptop. Our performance comparison shows the top end laptop GPU to be 23% better in performance compared to our laptop’s graphics processing power.
A snapshot today of performance for our Graphics Card, we can currently see it beating 476 of the 500 most demanding games available right now. This is considering their recommended system requirements. For a the top 500 Minimum system specs this is 499 games.
But the real test is seeing how well the laptop GPU performs against today's popular games. Our GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q compared against recommended graphics requirements for Far Cry 6 delivers 4% better performance while against New World it’s 69% better and finally compared to Battlefield 2042 it has a performance difference : 8% worse.
The Acer Predator Triton 500 i7-10750H RTX 2080 Super Max-Q 32GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 has a 1080p screen resolution, should I get a 4K resolution gaming laptop instead?
This laptop has a 15.6" physical screen size with a native resolution of 1920x1080. So should you instead be thinking of picking up a 4K monitor rather than this Acer Predator Triton 500 i7-10750H RTX 2080 Super Max-Q 32GB RAM 1.0TB M.2’s 1080p panel? 4K laptops have a 60Hz screen refresh rate normally, that means a game would not be able to run at more than 60 frames per second even if the hardware could deliver more. While 60FPS would provide acceptable stability, a lot of gamers would prefer higher FPS than this. However, thats not the only issue here. Modern AAA game system requirements would need more powerful gaming hardware than is normally found in laptops, to play reliably at 4K Ultra graphics settings, even at 60FPS. A higher refresh rate is better and this Acer Predator Triton 500 i7-10750H RTX 2080 Super Max-Q 32GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 variant is available with 300Hz versions.
Dropping a game’s screen resolution down below the native 4K resolution to 1080p or 1440p, would possibly deliver the much needed FPS for stable modern AAA gaming. Down scaling that native resolution comes at a price, though. As soon as you step away from the native resolution of any monitor/ panel it lowers the clean definition of a game as the physical number of screen pixels don't match those being sent by the game. The game starts to look blurry. If the following is the case, where the 1080p gaming laptop could run games you love at a higher 4K resolution then you could always hook up the PC laptop to a desktop monitor. One that was much bigger than the laptop screen size, like a 31inch with 144Hz refresh rate to enjoy 1440p or 4K resolution when gaming at home. Then still have your laptop for mobile gaming as well.
Possibly a suitable purpose for a 4K laptop would be if you were keen to watch 4K streaming services like Netflix. At which point perhaps it's enough of a selling point for you to consider a 4K laptop?
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
A well priced 1440p gaming monitor today is the ASUS ProArt Display PA278QV 27 inch 1440p 75Hz 5ms IPS. With its 75Hz refresh rate and a current price of $311.99 it should go nicely with this Acer Predator Triton 500 i7-10750H RTX 2080 Super Max-Q 32GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 laptop. For extra price trend information on this desktop 1440p monitor, it reached its lowest tracked price on 9th Mar 2021, where it would cost $229.99.
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 i7-10750H RTX 2080 Super Max-Q 32GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 laptop. It is priced at $618. We have noticed that this 4K monitor has raised its price by $618 recently. And while it is a good 4K monitor even at this current price, it could probably be found for a bit cheaper. To give a bit more info about this monitor we saw it cost its lowest of $549.99, which we recorded on 13th Nov 2020.
[Note - check that monitor display connectors are compatible between a monitor and a laptop before purchase]
If you are looking to view 4K streaming content, while keeping yourself mobile with your laptop, then maybe a 4K resolution panel would be a better experience than the normal 1080p. In general, we think it's probably not worth the extra money for any visual gains you might not spot, without a direct comparison, especially if you are thinking to game on your laptop as well.
Hold that 4K gaming laptop cash for perhaps a more powerful GPU or fancy mouse or headset. That's our usual advice. Otherwise it might be a bit disheartening to pay for a 4K gaming laptop, and then be forced to turn the resolution down on modern games to get them to run smoothly.
Today's Best Priced Mouse and Headset for Acer Predator Triton 500 i7-10750H RTX 2080 Super Max-Q 32GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 laptop
A mouse that is well priced at the moment and could accompany the Acer Predator Triton 500 i7-10750H RTX 2080 Super Max-Q 32GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 laptop is the Kayinuo M738 Gaming Mouse 3200DPI wired 6 Buttons. Of the mice we price track, it is one of the best valued mice today and currently priced at $12.99. Our suggested mouse has actually lowered its price during these past two weeks, dropping by $32.26. This was part of the reason we selected it as a good mouse for the price and a great accompanying peripheral for this laptop. Further to our mouse information, this mouse had a lowest price recorded by us of $11.99 dated on 15th Aug 2020.
|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|
Of the headset we monitor and price track, today’s top headset is the Corsair HS45-7.1 Surround, priced at $36.99. For reference, our lowest tracked price for this headset was on 28th Nov 2019 and it was priced at $34.99.