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Getting into the perfect position is the first important step when preparing to boot up your favourite game. Whether you’re on the hunt in a battle royale game or solo-queing in your favourite MOBA, discomfort is sure to put a downer on any gaming session, and when your skill ranking is on the line, that matters. So having a setup that allows you to focus entirely on being in the game, and not just playing the game from another side of a screen, is vital.
That’s not always so easily done with a gaming laptop, however. It cuts both ways: the added bonus of portability means you’ll have to adjust your setup often, which can lead to some less than ideal situations that makes the screen difficult to see – or approaching footsteps hard to hear. When you just want to get on and game, setting things up perfectly can be a chore.
Enter the Predator Triton 900 gaming laptop with 8th gen Intel® Core i7 processor, a machine that wants to give you both portability and convenience via a novel transforming mechanism. The CNC-machined Ezel Aero Hinge allows you to move the stunning 4K IPS display with NVIDIA G-SYNC technology into a variety of positions, ideal for whatever game you’re playing.
Notebook mode is the tried and tested classic
Sometimes the classics really are the best. Notebook mode is the traditional laptop set up, and in a lot of situations it really is the superior option. Whether you’re playing a strategy game like StarCraft 2 that requires access to the entire mechanical keyboard or trying to rustle up an elusive chicken dinner in Player Unknown's Battlegrounds, chances are you are going to want to be playing in Notebook mode.
The impressive 17 inch display will give you all the information you need, making it easy to notice slight changes as someone just pokes their head above cover, and the position of the trackpad, which is next to the keyboard instead of below it, will make it much easier to move your crosshair to the exact right pixel. Even with the most graphically intensive titles the two 4th Gen AeroBlade 3D Fans will make sure that the laptop never gets hot, so you will never have to take your hands off the keyboard during crucial moments.
Display mode is perfect for group gaming
Not playing solo? No problem. Display mode takes the screen and flips it to the opposite side of the laptop, making it the perfect solution for playing games that don’t require a keyboard and mouse. While playing Counter-Strike: Global Offensive in this mode will see you sitting most rounds out, if you fancy racing around a picturesque digital version of Great Britain in Forza Horizon 4 then hook up a wireless gamepad and kick back. Display mode makes it almost feel like you are playing on a giant TV, with no distractions between you and the screen – even if you’re actually on a busy train.
Display mode also makes it easy to share your experience with those around you, allowing multiple people to see exactly what’s going on from multiple angles. Challenge a friend to a game of FIFA or grab a group and fight it out in Gang Beasts and be sure that no one is at a disadvantage as they can’t see part of the screen. All of the UHD glory will be visible to everyone playing, meaning they’ll have to think of another excuse as to why they lost.
Ezel mode brings the action even closer
Ezel mode is the perfect middle ground between the other options. It brings the screen closer to you, while still not obscuring access to the keyboard and trackpad. It allows for a more compact setup, so if space is an issue this could be the perfect option for you, but still offers up access to everything you could need without making things uncomfortable. It also makes it a lot easier to use the touchscreen functionality as the screen will naturally be closer to your hands, meaning you don’t have to stretch out and reach for it as you may in Notebook mode.
This mode is works wonders with almost any genre of game. Whether you’re simply chilling out on your farm in Stardew Valley or trying to become the next world champion in Dota 2, ezel mode will be perfect for your needs. And you don’t need to worry about the display moving as you get into a tense moment, as the two Ezel Aero Hinge arms make sure that nothing will end up shifting mid-gank.
Stand mode turns your laptop into a super powerful tablet
With the screen flipped over and the laptop closed, stand mode turns the Predator Triton 900 into one of the most powerful tablet computers you have ever seen. The thin form factor, coming in at just 23.75 mm means that when in stand mode the Predator Triton 900 is easy to use and keep portable. Here it becomes perfect for games that can be played entirely on the touchscreen, or for creator tools so you can create the next gaming masterpiece instead.
The world of touchscreen compatible PC games has come a long way in recent years, with strategy games really leading the charge. You can quite easily play through an entire Civilization game without ever needing to even look at a mouse. Just imagine taking over the entire world and even making it into space just by tapping on the stunning screen of the Predator Triton 900. Of course you can still hook up a controller, or even an external mouse and keyboard, but when room is sparse – if you’re on the sofa rather than a table, say – this is the way to go.