Acer Predator Helios 300 : Powerful Gaming Laptop

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Acer Predator Helios 300

The Helios 300 is Acer’s first mind-range Predator built on Intel HQ processors and 1060 graphics. Top notch performance is its selling point, alongside a quiet cooling system, a nice keyboard, solid IO and overall good construction, with some gaming accents and Predator logos, but not as obvious as on the other Acer gaming machines. What really puts this one on the map is its unrivaled price tag, at least in the US: $1099 for a GTX 1060 6GB configuration. On the other hand, the Helios 300 is still fairly large and heavy, plus Acer skimmed somewhat on the screen quality and battery size.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The Helios 300 gaming laptop comes with a new cooling system
  • Acer has made it available exclusively on Flipkart
  • It is priced starting at Rs. 1,29,999

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Key Features

  • Review Price: Rs. 1,29,999
  • Quad-core Intel Core i5 or i7 processor
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti or 1060
  • 15.6-inch or 17.3-inch Full HD IPS display
  • Up to 16GB DDR4 memory

The Predator’s Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060

GPU with 6GB of VRAM is a great value,

and it showed its might in our performance

testing.” 


THE GOOD

  • well made and not very aggressive on the gaming accents
  • good IO
  • good keyboard and trackpad
  • excellent performance
  • runs cool and quiet with daily use
  • excellent price

THE BAD

  • a bit heavier and larger than expected
  • rather dim and color deficient screen
  • the low travel keyboard won’t appeal to everyone
  • runs very hot under load
  • only gets a 48 Wh battery

Acer Predator Helios 300 Specification

 

Acer Predator Helios 300 G3-571
Screen15.6 inch, 1920 x 1080 px, IPS, non-touch, matte
ProcessorIntel Kaby Lake Core i7-7700HQ CPU
VideoIntel HD 630 + Nvidia GT 1060 4GB
Memory16 GB DDR4
Storage512 GB SSD (M.2 NVMe) + 1 TB 5400 HDD (2.5″)
ConnectivityGigabit LAN, Intel AC 7265 Wireless AC , Bluetooth 4.1
Ports1x USB 3.0, 2x USB 2.0, 1x USB 3.1 gen 1, HDMI, mic/earphone, SD card reader, LAN, Kensington Lock
Battery48 Wh, 180 Wh charger
Operating systemWindows 10
Size390 mm or 15.35” (w) x 270 mm or 10.62” (d) x 27 mm or 1.06” (h)
Weight5.64 lbs (2.56 kg)
Extrasred backlit keyboard, webcam

 

Early impressions

Acer’s already tried and tested this formula with the its VX line, and with a higher-spec graphics and a better screen, I’m optimistic this is another solid addition to its gaming laptop range.


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