The Acer Predator Helios 300 is a gaming product from Acer for players who are looking for a powerful laptop for their games without the excessive costs of the top computers.
With a starting price of $1,499.99, this model offers several first level configurations with powerful graphics up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (with 8 GB of dedicated memory), Intel Core i7 processors, or an internal memory that can combine two 1 TB SSD memories in RAID 0 format.
And all this crowned by its 15.6 inches or 17-inch screen, which in its most powerful configuration reaches a refresh rate of 240Hz to enhance the games with a lot of action. You can already find this model in stores and on the Acer website. Here are the main features of the Acer Predator Helios 300.
Acer Predator Helios 300 Features
|Acer Predator Helios 300|
|Screen||15.6-inch TFT IPS panel with FHD resolution and up to 240Hz refresh rate, 300 nits of brightness|
17.3-inch TFT IPS panel with FHD resolution and up to 240Hz refresh rate, 300 nits of brightness
|Processor||Intel Core i7-10750H|
Intel Core i5-10300H
|Graphic card||Up to Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 with 8GB memory|
|RAM||Up to 32GB DDR4|
|Storage||Up to 1 TB in PCIe SSD format + 1 TB in hard disk format|
|Operating system||Windows 10 Home|
|Wireless connectivity||Killer WiFi 6 AX1650, Bluetooth 5.0|
|Battery||4-Cell, 4670 mAh, autonomy of about 3 hours|
|Connectors||HDMI, 1 x USB 3.0 Type A, 2 x USB 2.0, Killer Ethernet E3100G, card reader (SD, SDHC, MMC)|
|Dimensions||Starting at 363.4 x 255 x 22.9 millimeters (15.6 inches)|
Starting at 2.50 kg (15.6 inches)
Screen with High Refresh Rate
There is no doubt that one of the key features of any notebook or gaming equipment is the screen. And this Acer Predator Helios 300 delivers on that promise. Two great options are depending on what you’re looking for: a 15.6-inch TFT IPS panel with Full HD resolution or the same panel but in a slightly larger 17.3-inch format.
It is true that in this case, we could miss a higher resolution, but in exchange, it reaches refresh rates that today are not seen in higher resolutions. Specifically, there are three different screen configurations: one with the refresh rate of 120Hz, another with 144Hz, and a third that raises the bar to 240Hz. This enhancement translates into smoother images that are especially noticeable in games where the action is the main focus, such as shooters or racing games.
The other display features of the Helios 300 are common to all three configurations: a brightness of 300 nits and a response time of 3 ms.
RGB Backlit Keyboard and Surround System
Another attraction of this laptop is the RGB backlighting of its keyboard. A first-class gaming addition that always makes the computer look much more. By the way, the keys are well separated from each other and have a good height to make it more difficult to make a mistake in a keystroke. Also, the anti-ghosting system could not be missing to avoid the problems that happen when we press many keys in a short time.
The company also wanted to highlight the audio system of the Acer Predator Helios 300. The speakers have the DTS:X Ultra Audio system to generate the sensation of a 360-degree surround sound. Also, it has three sound modes that have been specifically adapted to the type of video game we are playing. These three modes are strategy, RPG, or FPS for games like Fortnite or Overwatch.
Powerful Graphics Card and Many Storage Options
As usual in these cases, Acer offers numerous technical options for players to customize this equipment to their taste and needs. Starting with the graphic section. The basic version of the Acer Predator Helios 300 incorporates an NVIDIA GTX 1650 Ti graphics card, but if what you want is a performance you can upgrade it to the NVIDIA RTX 2070 with 8 GB of dedicated memory. This card has Turing architecture and a ray-tracing system that allows us to generate a much more realistic experience of light in games.
The power is provided by a 10th generation Intel Core processor. In the most powerful configuration, there is an Intel Core i7-10750H chip, with six cores and a top speed of 5 GHz when overclocking. In case you choose an input configuration of the Acer Predator Helios 300, you will have an Intel Core i5-10300H chip. This processor has four cores and a maximum speed of 4.5 GHz. As for its RAM, there is a maximum of 32 GB in DDR4 format.
One of the sections where there is more flexibility in this laptop is the internal memory. The company offers numerous configurations through its two-disk slots. The most interesting of them is the one that combines two SSD type memories with a capacity of 1 TB configured in RAID 0. This way, both are combined and higher processing speed is achieved.
Complete Connectivity and Attractive Design
In the connectivity area, there are no surprises. The Acer Predator Helios 300 has a full set of physical connectors and good wireless connections for a seamless multiplayer experience. In this first section, there are three full-size USB ports, one of them is USB 3.0 for higher transfer speed and the other two are USB 2.0. An HDMI port and a Killer Ethernet port could not be missing either. This technology improves the latency and transfer speed of data when playing. There are also WiFi 6 and Bluetooth 5.0.
As for the design, it keeps the angular lines and a futuristic touch that gaming equipment usually has. The biggest differential touch is in the lines with LED illumination on the casing, which flanks the Predator logo. By the way, at the cooling level, the company has included a dual fan system, with an AeroBlade 3D fan and the ability to manually adjust the ventilation to define which areas require more cooling.
Price and Availability
The Acer Predator Helios 300 is already available in stores, with a starting price of $1,499.99.