Acer recently debuted the Predator Helios 300 recently at their Acer Global press conference in New York. The Helios made waves for being an impressive device that offers power at midrange price points, making gaming laptops accessible. Here are some details about the Acer Predator Helios 300.
The Acer Predator Helios 300 – Midrange Monster
As a gaming device, the predator line has to produce power and the Helios is equipped with an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 or 1050Ti GPU. That paired with a 7th Gen Intel Core i7 (7700HQ) or i5 processor (7300HQ) ensure that this beast has power. All that processing power is supported with up to 16GB of DDR4 memory (upgradable to 32GB), a fast SATA SSD and a 1TB HDD. Easy access compartment doors found at the bottom of the for easy upgrades in memory and storage components.
The Predator Helios 300 also comes with a variety of ports like a USB 3.1 Type-C port, a USB 3.0 port (featuring power-off USB charging). Plus the usual two USB 2.0 ports, and an HDMI 2.0 connection. It connects wirelessly with the fast 2×2 802.11ac technology. It also includes a Gigabit Ethernet port for the hardwire connectivity option.
More than just Games
Designed for entertainment as well, the Predator Helios 300 a fit for both gaming and movie watching. The bright 15.6-inch or 17.3-inch FHD IPS displays rich and vibrant colors, for impecable imagery. On the other hand, the Dolby Audio Premium and Acer TrueHarmony prove immersive audio with crisp, rich acoustics. Skype for Business Certification allows for conversations that are clear and lag-free, while providing a great Cortana with Voice experience.
To keep things cool, a dual fan system featuring an AeroBlade 3D Fan keeps the Helios running at optimal temperatures. Preloaded PredatorSense software offers real time system information and overclocking. That way gamers can monitor and control the system’s vitals from one central interface.
Acer Predator Helios 300 Price and Availability
The 15.6-inch variant of the Predator Helios 300 gaming notebooks will be available in North America in July starting at $1,299 or roughly Php 65,000. The 17.3 inch variant of the device will be priced at $1,399 or around Php 70,000. It will be available in China by June.
Exact specifications, prices, and availability will vary by region.