Cover enough tech, particular at shows like CES, and you’ll see plenty of buzzworthy features either take root as real trends or burn out before they even get started. People wanted HD TVs, and they probably want 4K TVs. But no one wanted 3D TVs. Smartphones? Yes! Hoverboards? No.
One recent fad we’re not too sure about is foldable tech. Sure it’s fun to pretend your phone or tablet is smaller than it is by folding it sideways, or rolling up a big TV like an expensive piece of paper. But what about potential issues like price, fragility, and practicality? We don’t know yet. But at CES 2019 we saw another argument in favor of foldable tech with the nifty new Acer Predator Triton 900 gaming laptop.
The folding on display here isn’t same as a phone or TV where the display itself folds. Instead, the Predator Triton 900 works like a convertible 2-in-1, a type of laptop we’ve seen before, where the screen rotates separately from the rest of the body of the laptop. Spin the screen within its frame to not only adjust the viewing angle but completely fold the device flat into a 17-inch 4K IPS touchscreen Windows tablet.
The flipping and folding is neat, but the Predator Triton 900 impresses us by marrying that flashy functionality with rock-solid core specs that make this an incredibly powerful gaming laptop. It packs top of the line stuff like a six-core Intel Core i7 processor, 32GB of DDR4 SRAM, an RTX 2080 GPU with Nvidia G-Sync, solid state drives, and Xbox One connectivity.
To get this formidable foldable laptop you’ll have to unfold your wallet pretty wide. The Acer Predator Triton 900 launches for $3,999 and ships between February and March. For more PC gaming tech from CES 2019 check out the new Razer Raptor monitor, these light-up backpacks from the Republic of Gamers, and Razer Project HyperSense force feedback accessories.