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[Canada Computers] CC - Acer Triton 15.6 700 refurb, GTX 1080, 32gb ram $1799

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[Canada Computers] CC - Acer Triton 15.6 700 refurb, GTX 1080, 32gb ram $1799

At time of posting few available online, and assorted stock in the gta.

https://www.canadacomputers.com/product ... _id=122693

Acer Triton 700 series. This is the more powerful, gtx1080 and 32gb ram. Specs below (believe them to be accurate)

7th Generation Intel Core i7-7700HQ Processor (Up to 3.8GHz)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 with MAX-Q design & 8 GB of dedicated GDDR5X VRAM
15.6" Full HD (1920 x 1080) widescreen LED-backlit IPS Display with 120Hz Refresh Rate and NVIDIA G-SYNC technology
32GB DDR4 2400MHz Memory & 512GB PCIe SSD in RAID 0 configuration (2 x 256GB)
Killer Double Shot Pro Wireless-AC 1535 802.11ac WiFi featuring 2x2 MU-MIMO technology (Dual-Band 2.4GHz and 5GHz) & Killer Ethernet E2500 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN (RJ-45 port)
Dual All-Metal AeroBlade 3D Fans with 5 Copper Heat Pipes
Mechanical RGB Backlit Keyboard with Customizable Lighting
3-cell Li-ion Battery (4670 mAh), up to 2-hours battery life


Yes this is refurbished but I just grabbed one and it looks new. Was told it was a factory refurb.

This is a maxed spec thin and light, with the only real downside I could find being the less than stellar battery life.

If any errors I apologize, posting on mobile.


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Feb 24, 2018
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This is a decent deal for a GTX 1080 laptop, 32GB DDR4, with 512GB SSD. The i7 7th Gen CPU is fine.

Not terrible.
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Dec 22, 2010
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Acer + Refurb = Code Red. Evacuate the premises :facepalm:
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Aug 26, 2008
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That battery is atrocious. Kinda kills the point of a thin and light, tbh. Like sure it's powerful but if it's gotta be plugged in it's not really much for portability.
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It is a GTX 1080 max-Q if anyone is considering. In general, it is slower than full version of GTX 1070 (laptop). The numbers from the review is somewhat lower than my current laptop with gtx 1070 on all benchmarks.
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2070 should be at that price already.
I can already see black Friday deals for new laptop at this price at the way memory is going down so quick and navi coming out soon.
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Corazu wrote:
May 13th, 2019 12:50 pm
That battery is atrocious. Kinda kills the point of a thin and light, tbh. Like sure it's powerful but if it's gotta be plugged in it's not really much for portability.
I was going to say...why not go full desktop replacement at that point and get better cooling? I consider 5 hours to be the minimum acceptable from a laptop. Thus far, the Aero 15X and Razer seem to be the only gaming laptops that can hit that with the Aero 15X hitting 10 hours in battery saver mode.
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I have one and it's just outstanding. It blows through pretty much any game maxed out and the build quality is top notch. I had bought a refurb too and it was BNIB sealed in retail packaging and came with a free mouse too.

The IPS screen is super sharp and colour accurate and the damn thing is built like a tank. And slim and light. And has a sweet feeling mechanical keyboard. And has G-Sync. And is super quiet. And rips through any task (encoding, decoding, batch processing, server - just to name a few things that I do with mine) without so much as a hiccup. Try getting that with any other comparable notebook today.

Battery life is not the greatest but what does one expect given the GFX power and the fact it is as slim as macbook pro ? I get 2.30-3hrs watching Netflix and about 3-3.30hrs tooling around on the internet/ doing office stuff so it's not stellar but not hopeless either.

If you are looking for a GAMING laptop and don't want to lug around a 4-5kg brick - give this is a go. It's better than pretty much anything out there. This is coming from someone who is on his fifth gaming laptop in the past 3 years and the last one before this being the Asus ROG G703. I don't obsess over frames as I prefer silk smooth game-play with no compromises in visual quality and have been hard pressed to pick out any difference between this and my previous mobile 1080 variant in any of the games I play (mostly FPS). But I certainly do notice the lack of heat, noise and weight.
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man the website calls for the full 1080 that is a bit misleading. if 1080 ok deal if max Q then no lol. get a used alienware 15 or 13r3.
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I couldn't find anything comparable for that kind of price. It is a Max-Q 1080, on par-ish with a desktop 1070.

I couldn't find anything decent for under $2000 with this kind of processing power that wasn't huge and fat. If someone finds one let me know while I'm still within my return window! ;)
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One thing you might want to google is that screen hinge on this unit. I have a similar design on an MSI and it has a tendency to break. (these things should really be designed better).
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silenthunder wrote:
May 13th, 2019 5:03 pm
One thing you might want to google is that screen hinge on this unit. I have a similar design on an MSI and it has a tendency to break. (these things should really be designed better).
Any links? I couldn't find any...
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There are a decent selection in amazon warehouse deals.

**GTX 1070**
Much better CPU and similar GPU specs
Asus Zephyrus M (https://www.amazon.ca/gp/offer-listing/ ... way&sr=8-3):
Asus Scar II (https://www.amazon.ca/gp/offer-listing/ ... 202&sr=1-6)

** GTX 1070 max-Q** (10~20% slower than GTX 1080 max-Q)
Zephyrus S (https://www.amazon.ca/gp/offer-listing/ ... ition=used): Little slower but a lot compact package
MSI GS63 8RE (https://www.amazon.ca/gp/offer-listing/ ... cs&sr=1-10): Everyone's thin & light favourite
Aero 15x (https://www.amazon.ca/gp/offer-listing/ ... ics&sr=1-1): If you want really long battery life.
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hooya wrote:
May 13th, 2019 6:21 pm
There are a decent selection in amazon warehouse deals.

**GTX 1070**
Much better CPU and similar GPU specs
Asus Zephyrus M (https://www.amazon.ca/gp/offer-listing/ ... way&sr=8-3):
Asus Scar II (https://www.amazon.ca/gp/offer-listing/ ... 202&sr=1-6)

** GTX 1070 max-Q** (10~20% slower than GTX 1080 max-Q)
Zephyrus S (https://www.amazon.ca/gp/offer-listing/ ... ition=used): Little slower but a lot compact package
MSI GS63 8RE (https://www.amazon.ca/gp/offer-listing/ ... cs&sr=1-10): Everyone's thin & light favourite
Aero 15x (https://www.amazon.ca/gp/offer-listing/ ... ics&sr=1-1): If you want really long battery life.
Damn I wish I had known about those... I need the better CPU more than GPU (music recording)
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Suede wrote:
May 13th, 2019 6:33 pm
Damn I wish I had known about those... I need the better CPU more than GPU (music recording)
Yeah for any CPU intensive tasks like photo exports, music recording, code compiling 8th gen (now 9th gen) CPU are amazing for a mobile platform. Only downside is the cooling on those 8th gen can be tricky. My Zephyrus M was "okay" with fan at max speed. But once I repasted with liquid metal, I am getting similar performance as my Ryzen 5 2600 desktop PC at much tolerable fan noise.

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