Acer Predator 500 SE: a serious gaming laptop

We tested one of the most powerful gaming laptops of the current generation.


Over the past few years we’ve seen a positive trend: gaming laptops are becoming more discreet in appearance and more powerful.

This is the case of the Acer Predator Triton 500 SE , a powerful laptop with RTX 3080 graphics in its mobile version. This was our experience.


We have a gaming laptop with a rather slim and elegant chassis. Acer opts for a relatively understated design.

The Predator logo does not have any lighting, but we do notice care in offering good cooling conditions, something vital in a gaming laptop, especially high-end.

The LEDs that indicate charging or writing to storage are located at the top of the keyboard, just above the speakers.

The screen bezels are pretty slim, but we’re not talking about a one-of-a-kind build, so dust can collect on the sides of the screen.

The keyboard is quite comfortable and has RGB lighting to configure as you like within its three zones. We also find a “Turbo” button.

What is important to note is that we see a fairly powerful laptop that weighs just under 3 kilos.


In this Predator Triton 500 SE , Acer uses an Intel Core i7-11800H, a high-performance processor with 8 cores and 16 threads.

The configuration is further complemented by 32GB of RAM (expandable to 64GB) DDR4 3200MHz with dual-channel configuration to take advantage of performance.

The storage is NVMe and can be expanded to 2TB in the future, with a free slot. Both slots are NVMe Gen 4 . Another positive point.

The graphics are in charge of NVIDIA with its RTX 3080 in laptop version


The Acer Predator Triton 500 SE has a healthy choice of connectors: 2 USB 3.2 Type A, 2 USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type C with Thunderbolt and charging, SD card reader, HDMI 2.1 port, Ethernet port, plus a DC charging port. 


Perhaps the biggest challenge for a laptop is delivering high performance under the thermal limitations that a high-spec laptop entails.

We are facing a high-performance computer with a 16-inch WQXGA (1440P equivalent) screen that runs at up to 165Hz.

Being a mobile GPU, this NVIDIA RTX 3080 would be equivalent to a desktop RTX 3060 in terms of performance.

It’s a great laptop for AAA 1440P gaming like Cyberpunk 2077 and playing some eSports-type games like Dota 2 and Valorant on an external display at 4K .

Acer features AeroBlade 3D technology for its cooling, which still seems to struggle to control its powerful setup.

The aforementioned “Turbo” button is useful to give us better cooling, but it causes a lot more noise. It’s recommended to have a headset when using it, but it will definitely creep into your microphone on game days.

It’s worth it?

We are talking about a laptop that currently costs around 14 thousand soles. We do not doubt that it is a high-performance laptop, but recommended for users who need YES or YES mobility.

People who constantly travel to work or create content will find an ideal companion, who can also be repowered.

If building a PC isn’t an option for your lifestyle, Acer has this Predator Triton 500 SE as a formidable option for gaming.