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Acer Predator Helios 300 Gaming Laptop, 15.6″ Full HD IPS

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  • Latest 7th Generation Intel Core i7-7700HQ Processor (Up to 3.8GHz)
  • Latest NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 with 6 GB of dedicated GDDR5 VRAM
  • 15.6″ Full HD (1920 x 1080) widescreen IPS display, Red Backlit Keyboard
  • 16GB DDR4 Memory & 256GB SSD
  • Up to 7-hours of battery life

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Acer Predator Helios 300 Gaming Laptop, 15.6″ Full HD IPS
Acer Predator Helios 300 Gaming Laptop, 15.6″ Full HD IPS

$1,099.99 $1,049.00

Description

Acer Predator Helios 300 Gaming Laptop 15.6″ Full HD IPS

Features

Intel Core i7-7700HQ processor

Acer Predator Helios 300 The Intel Core i7-7700HQ is a 7th generation processor form Intel featuring Kaby Lake microarchitecture. Acer Predator Helios 300 sideIt’s a quad core processor with eight threads, and a 6MB cache. Processor base frequency is 2.80GHz while max turbo frequency is 3.80GHz. The processor graphics are Intel HD Graphics 630, and offers 4K support at 60GHz for smooth ultra-high definition quality. The i7-7700HQ can also support three monitors for next-level multitasking, making it a great processor for the Acer Predator Helios 300, so that gamers can take full advantage of these awesome specs.

 

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 dedicated graphics

Acer Predator Helios 300 dedicated NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 graphics with Pascal architecture is a force to be reckoned with, delivering three times the power of previous generation GPUs. Pascal is lauded as the most advanced graphics architecture, period; you can expect Pascal-powered GPUs to be more power-efficient, VR-ready, and above all, smooth, visually breathtaking and reliable—the gamer’s dream GPU, essentially. Novel features unique to pascal include 360-degree image capturing, for a whole new experience. The GeForce GTX 1060 features a 6GB GDDR5 frame buffer and a memory speed of 8Gbps.

16GB DDR4 RAM

Acer Predator Helios 300 from Acer comes complete with 16GB DDR4 RAM. DDR4 provides a big improvement in both power usage and speed compared to DDR3/DDR3L. Meanwhile, 16GB is more than enough RAM to play today’s latest games on ultra settings. Thanks to the i7-7700HQ processor, and additional memory slots, you can always upgrade your memory later if futureproofing is a concern. (As of 2017, many experts and seasoned gamers still think 16GB is plenty and jacking up your RAM to a full 64GB is overkill—but you could still do it, which many find a comfort.)

256GB SSD storage

Acer Predator Helios 300 uses 100% SSD storage. For those unfamiliar with SSD, think of it as a bunch of flash drives, except they function as a true and awesome replacement for your hard drive. Acer Predator Helios 300 left sideSSD is a lot faster than traditional HDD; furthermore, it’s a lot sturdier physically in terms of build, so you’re less likely to get random crashes from typical wear and tear. While those used to HDD are used to storage being measured in terabytes, SSD is a newer technology and comparatively expensive. Therefore, SSD tends to hold less than HDD to keep it affordable. That said, with more and more people storing their most important stuff in the cloud, having less gigabytes of storage isn’t that big of a deal these days. And there is some good news for HDD lovers (or just those who need more onboard storage): The Helios 300 comes with an empty socket so you can install your own HDD, if you want to, though, again, it’s not necessary since you have a fully functional SSD.

Improved cooling

Acer Predator Helios 300 is One of the biggest worries for gamers when it comes to the health of their gaming laptop is easily keeping it cool. The Helios 300 features a custom-built dual-fan cooling system designed explicitly for this laptop to optimize gaming performance. With a robust cooling system like this, folks who like it frosty won’t have to do much custom cooling, saving time and money.

First impression

Acer Predator Helios 300. It’s got its own unique style. Acer Predator Helios 300 keyboardThere are a lot of black laptops with red accents, but the unique lines of this model with the placement choices of the red accents, including the red backlit keyboard are really what makes this laptop stand out visually.

Acer Predator Helios 300 A for visuals, you can’t beat GTX 1060 graphics for the money. You get the benefits of Pascal architecture, VR-readiness and graphics that have depth, vigor and feel and look like they were meant to—especially when you ramp up the settings to Ultra. And on that note, the Helios 300 handles Ultra settings really well, thanks to having an ace of a GPU combined with the Intel Core i7-7700HQ processor, which play really well together. There’s no lag. The performance is remarkably smooth, even when you’re just running off the battery. And that’s something you don’t see very often, because running off battery can really slow things down. However, with the GPU boost compensating for that, plus other features of this Acer build in general, it’s just not a problem. In fact, I nearly got the full 7 hours of battery life as promised. I didn’t time it exactly, but judging by the hour hand on the clock, it was definitely close—and that was with varying degrees of gameplay intensity, but it was nice to actually test a laptop that lives up to its battery hype.

 

 

4.5
Laptops Advisor
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+ Positives:
  • Great 1080p gaming performance
  • Powerful hardware for the price
  • Comfortable design
  • Easy to upgrade storage and RAM
- Negatives:
  • Dim display
  • Only 256GB storage capacity
  • Lid is a fingerprint magnet

Additional information

Specification: Acer Predator Helios 300 Gaming Laptop, 15.6″ Full HD IPS

Aspect Ratio

16:9

Binding

Personal Computers

Brand

Color

Black

EAN

0191114205402

EAN List

EAN List Element: 0191114205402

Item Dimensions

Height: 105, Length: 1535, Weight: 595, Width: 1047

Label

Acer

Manufacturer

Acer

Model

NH.Q28AA.001

MPN

NH.Q28AA.001

Number Of Items

1

Operating System

Windows 10

Package Dimensions

Height: 362, Length: 2197, Weight: 1010, Width: 1386

Package Quantity

1

Part Number

NH.Q28AA.001

Product Group

Personal Computer

Product Type Name

NOTEBOOK_COMPUTER

Publisher

Acer

Size

15-15.99 inches

Studio

Acer

Title

Acer Predator Helios 300 Gaming Laptop, 15.6" Full HD IPS, Intel i7-7700HQ CPU, 16GB DDR4 RAM, 256GB SSD, GeForce GTX 1060-6GB, VR Ready, Red Backlit KB, Metal Chassis, Windows 10 64-bit, G3-571-77QK

UPC

191114205402

UPC List

UPC List Element: 191114205402

Warranty

Two-year International Travelers Limited Warranty (ITW)

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Price history for Acer Predator Helios 300 Gaming Laptop, 15.6" Full HD IPS, Intel i7-7700HQ CPU, 16GB DDR4 RAM, 256GB SSD, GeForce GTX 1060-6GB, VR Ready, Red Backlit KB, Metal Chassis, Windows 10 64-bit, G3-571-77QK
Latest updates:
  • $1,049.00 - July 14, 2018
  • $1,026.00 - July 10, 2018
  • $1,049.00 - July 9, 2018
Since: July 9, 2018
  • Highest Price: $1,049.00 - July 9, 2018
  • Lowest Price: $1,026.00 - July 10, 2018

Reviews (1)

Laptops Advisor
Rating: 4
4 /5 stars

on 2018-07-09 10:25:28

The Acer Predator Helios 300 is a comfortable, no-nonsense gaming laptop that delivers a refreshing amount of bang for your buck



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