Acer’s new Predator Helios 700 gaming laptop has a transforming keyboard and trackpad

Acer has just announced its latest gaming laptop, the Predator Helios 700. It looks like a larger version of the company’s Predator Helios 300 model, with an updated design. The keyboard and trackpad actually slide forward toward the user, and the trackpad tilts down to form a palm rest.

The keyboard is obviously the star of the show here. Acer calls it the “HyperDrift keyboard,” and it’s not just a cosmetic change, either: sliding the keys forward exposes fans underneath that improve cooling and performance. The keys are a new type of “MagForce keys” with linear switches, which Acer says are more precise than traditional models.

The Helios 700 with the keyboard retracted.

The Helios 700 is being billed as the new…

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