Acer Predator Helios 300 Laptop Review

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Predator Helios 300
Predator Helios 300

Predator Helios 300 for 2019, and it’s a fantastic gaming laptop, so what makes this thing special,

it’s not just as price point it’s a 1200-dollar machine, but it’s also what you’re getting for that money it’s so much better than i thought it would be because so many companies cut corners when they’re in this price range.

PROS

  • High gaming performance for the price.
  • Steel construction.
  • 144 Hz screen.
  • Good port selection.
  • Seamlessly monitor and enhance ingredients.

CONS

  • 256 GB of storage restricted for games.
  • Short battery life.
  • A little bit expensive

Predator Helios 300 Features

  • Processor Intel Core i7-9750 H
  • Graphics adapter NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile – 6144MB, Core: 1455 – 1590 MHz, Memory: 6000 MHz, GDDR6 (Micron), Nvidia 417.88, Nvidia Optimus
  • Memory 8192 MB  
  • DDR4-2666, dual-channel, both SODIMM banks occupied
  • Display 15.6 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 141 PPI, AUO, B156HAN08.2, IPS, glossy: no
  • Mainboard Intel HM370
  • StorageWDC PC SN720 SDAPNTW-512G, 512 GB  
  • 512 GB M.2 PCIe, 420 GB free
  • Weight2.311 kg ( = 81.52 oz / 5.09 pounds), Power Supply: 575 g ( = 20.28 oz / 1.27 pounds)

Predator Helios 300 Design

Predator Helios 300  Design
Predator Helios 300 Design

Good overall, as usual, the Acer Predator Helios 300 series designs  as one of the top 10 best devices over the years,

but there’s nothing impressive or new in design if you’re a player

that will appeal to you with a black theme mixed in red with the Predator logo Aggressive in the back.

This device has an aluminium top surface and an aluminium keyboard deck bottom panel. 

The back panel is plastic, but this thing is just built really well.

For the screen that is far from the thinnest, where the circular edges around the screen have a very noticeable width,

which makes them large 390 x 266 mm, we would have preferred the edges of the screen to be thinner than that, as we have seen in other laptops

Predator Helios 300 Keyboard

predator helios 300 keyboard light
predator Helios 300 keyboard light

It’s a good keyboard. I like the way it works. I think a lot of people enjoy the feel of this keyboard.

it feels it’s not that it’s cramped it’s like there’s no border on the left and right of it.

because they have a number pad so it feels a little bit strange, when you’re using the WASD keys like you can feel

the left edge of the keyboard right there, but it’s something you get used to pretty quickly and the keyboard

and the hole is solid backlighting on this thing.

The Trackpad

The track pad it’s a plastic surface and you do have to press the buttons a little bit harder than I’d like to activate the mechanism, but yet a solid track pad.

The Ports

Predator Helios 300 Right and Left ports

there’s 2 USB-As, 1 USB-C, the USB-C does not support thunderbolt three.

But I feel like in 2019 I’ve kind of fallen out of love with what thunderbolt three kind of offered.

originally i really liked the idea of thunderbolt three with the ability to connect to an external GPU,

but we’ve seen how that stuff plays out, it’s just super expensive and not cost efficient to get an external GPU.

you also get an ear and a jack as well as your AC adapter hole on the left side

The Battery Life

this is a little bit bigger battery than last year’s version, but it’s still a very short battery life,

I’m getting around four hours a battery life still, the AC adapter as not huge,

so if you do need to bring this around it’s a relatively compact power supply, you will require the AC adapter if you travel with it.

Predator Helios 300 Performance

Predator Helios 300 for games
Predator Helios 300 for games

This machine has fantastic thermals in part due to the under-volt.

It also has a great thermal system. It’s got two fans and the thermals are good enough that it can maintain a boost clock if you’re running it on turbo mode.

now keep in mind that the fans are quite loud in turbo mode, but you get excellent performance.

I do wish that there was just better control in that software like you get some degree of fan control,

but I feel like there should be more profile, so you could adjust your fans a little bit more precisely.

Unfortunately, the storage speed test is not very impressive, although the computer that we have contains an SSD disk,

and it is fast enough to maintain game play times and load them reasonably,

but this is far from the fastest SSD and you get it these days, also an HDD disk. The 1 TB capacity is very slow.

Overall

The Acer Predator Helios 300 laptop offers a fantastic balance between price and performance.

If you own $ 1,100, which is the price of this computer, then it would be a good choice if you want to buy a laptop dedicated to heavy games and applications. 

The most attractive feature of this computer is the high-quality IPS screen with a refresh rate of 1444. Hz,

which is good for gaming coupled with solid gaming performance with GTX 1060 graphics card and Intel 8750H processor.

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