Digital Storm Triton: Conclusion

February 24, 2015 by Jerry Jackson Reads (19,043)
Editor's Rating

Ratings Breakdown (1-10)

    • Software & Support
    • 8
    • Upgrade Capabilities
    • 6
    • Usability
    • 8
    • Design
    • 7
    • Performance
    • 9
    • Features
    • 7
    • Price/Value Rating
    • 7
    • Total Score:
    • 7.43
    • Rating 1 to 10, top score 10

Conclusion

At the end of the day the Digital Storm Triton delivers on most, if not all, of its promises. This notebook is only marginally heavier than a budget 15-inch laptop but packs serious performance for hardcore gamers. The allure of high performance with low weight becomes even more attractive when you add good battery life and a price tag on par with bigger, heavier gaming notebooks with similar performance.

That being said, the lighter weight comes at the expense of structural rigidity as the various surfaces of the Triton “bend” under pressure. Combine that build quality concern with weak speakers and a lackluster display which suffers from limited viewing angles as well as poor color accuracy and we start to question the value of higher priced configurations of this notebook.

The value proposition is still there if you can tolerate the sub-par screen and chassis flex in exchange for portability and gaming performance. Still, you can buy a similarly configured Alienware 15 with a much nicer IPS display for roughly the same price if you’re willing to put up with a laptop that is more than an inch thick and weighs more than 7 lbs.

As it stands, the Digital Storm Triton (and any similar configuration of the Clevo P650SE) is an attractive notebook for those gamers looking for serious performance with minimal travel weight and solid battery life … you just have to be content with a low-quality screen, weak speakers and plenty of flex.

The Digital Storm Triton delivers performance and portability, but you have to decide if you can live with the screen.

The Digital Storm Triton delivers performance and portability, but you have to decide if you can live with the screen.

Pros:

  • Thin and light for a gaming notebook
  • Excellent performance for reasonable price
  • Good battery life

Cons:

  • TN display with poor viewing angles
  • Flexible chassis exterior
  • Weak built-in speakers


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