The Acer predator series are known for their extravagant look and premium hardware that is always present in them products regardless if we are talking about Gaming Notebooks monitors or peripherals as a proof of their quality and as a result of the great reviews that were and are still being posted by the customers in the market laptop a must-have I’d recommend you to stick with us for a couple of minutes in order to find out from a design perspective the Helios measures 15 points 3 inches in length 10.5 inches in width 1.1 inches in height weighs around 5 point 4 7 pounds or around three hundred eighty-eight points six two by two hundred sixty-six points seven by twenty-seven points nine four millimeters in two point four eight kilograms respectively. Acer Predator Helios 300 Review For those who prefer the metric system this laptop features an aluminum and plastic black design that is accompanied by red stripes which are spread across the left and right side of the lid and at the bottom part of the construction but we can also see some presence of the red color on the ASW d keys of the keyboard and the border around the touchpad as well in addition at the back of the lid positioned at the center.
|CPU||2.8-Ghz Intel Core i7-7700HQ CPU|
|Operating System||Windows 10 Home|
|RAM Upgradable to||32GB|
|Hard Drive Size||256GB SSD|
|Hard Drive Speed|
|Hard Drive Type||M.2 SATA SSD|
|Secondary Hard Drive Size|
|Secondary Hard Drive Speed|
|Secondary Hard Drive Type|
|Highest Available Resolution||1920 x 1080|
|Optical Drive Speed|
|Graphics Card||Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 / 6GB|
|Video Memory||6 GB|
|Wi-Fi Model||2×2 MIMO|
|Touchpad Size||4.1 x 3.0 inches|
|Ports (excluding USB)||Kensington Lock|
|Ports (excluding USB)||USB 2.0|
|Ports (excluding USB)||USB 3.0|
|Ports (excluding USB)||USB 3.1 with Type-C|
|Ports (excluding USB)||Ethernet|
|Ports (excluding USB)||HDMI|
|Ports (excluding USB)||Headphone|
|Card Slots||SD memory reader|
|Size||15.4 x 10.5 x 1.5 inches|
There is the predator logo which has a silver finish so when you see the laptop as a whole then without a doubt we can say that it shares the same aggressive look at Kensington lock a rj45 port and the USB 3.1 type-c while on the right there is an audio combo jack that is followed by two USB 2.0 ports and the power supply the connectivities are indeed many so you won’t be limited in terms of connectivity. Which is pretty good when you open the lid you will instantly notice the keyboard which is at the same time backlit and the touchpad which as I’ve stated at the beginning is bordered by a red color so let’s talk about them the chiclet-style keyboard is comfortable to type on. Has a little key travel but this doesn’t mean that you won’t be able to type accurately and have Acer Predator Helios 300 Specification problems during your gameplay I really love the keyboards iron red backlit color that can significantly improve your gaming ambient. Especially when you’re playing during the night but take in mind that it is not RGB but only red backlit so I will leave it up to you to decide whether you can consider it as a remark or not but even though I don’t have any problem with just a red color moving on the touchpad doesn’t have any additional buttons due to the fact that it is click styled which I find it really useful since you wouldn’t have to move with your fingers all the time speaking of the surface those who had used it claimed that all of their swipes were accurately registered and didn’t have any problem in terms of navigation, however, as you all know using a touchpad as a primary tool for gaming isn’t really preferred by the gamers and therefore, isn’t adequate so I’d recommend you use your external mouse on.
Which you’re used on for gaming purposes for anything else except gaming the touchpad is superb moreover the 15.6-inch widescreen IPS display is supported by two flexible hinges which will let you open and close it as much as you like but how does it really perform I will tell you in the following section now let’s talk about the performance. Its features the Helios 300 is powered by an Intel Core i7 7700 HQ CPU and has a GTX 1060 with 6 gigabytes VR ready graphics card 16 gigabytes of RAM in 256 gigabytes SSD which is awesome for the price you pay these specs are equally good and Acer Predator Helios 300 Price in us enough for mid-range gaming and for productivity due to the fact that you will have a high FPS rate without dealing with the frustrating lag while on the other side you can stream and edit videos watch movies and you name it what else without any problem acer has integrated their well-known cooling system as well or to be more precise there are dual cooling fans which can be fine-tuned if you seek a better cooling quality by taking advantage of the predator Sense app according to those who have been gaming for a longer period of time the fans were successful in reducing the heat.
By default, your laptop won’t get that warm so it could cause some issues the IPS screen plays a huge role in your gaming experience or better said since it is IPS that means that you can see accurate colors from wide viewing angles while the overall visuals will be incredibly sharp the screams Full HD resolution or 1920 by 1080 in terms of pixels and the aspect ratio of 16 to 9 is reasonable for the price you pay so gaming on 1080 couldn’t be an issue. In my opinion I also want to mention that the GTX 1060 is a really good chip for running games at 1080p and you can even go higher if you’d like by connecting to an external display so games like overwatch hitman Counter Strike global Offensive Mass Effect Andromeda Grand Theft Auto 5 and many others can be played with a high FPS rate and you would definitely love every single moment spent on gaming when it comes to the audio I want to inform you that the speakers are using the Acer true harmony technology which makes them capable enough to produce a loud and Acer Predator Helios 300 price amazon clear sound that could somehow affect your gaming experience but not really much if you ask me for gaming you would seek a better audio and laptops back quote audio is only good for casual. Stuff since gaming requires a deeper and more defined sound that’s why I’d suggest you use your external headphones but for anything else such as movies or watching videos the audio is great before we end there is one more thing that I want to mention and that’s the battery life according to the manufacturer the average battery life is expected to last around 7 hours but in practice you can reach these numbers only for web surfing and similar stuff overall, I highly recommend the Acer predator Helios 300 because it offers a great value for the price you’re paying and the opportunity of playing on a VR ready laptop should definitely convince you to consider this the best laptop for you.