Acer Predator Helios 300 17 Inches Specifications

Acer Predator Helios 300 17 Inches

Acer Predator Helios 300 17 Inches PRICE

$1279


Acer Predator Helios 300 17 Inches 
SPECIFICATIONS
●CPU- 2.8-GHz Intel Core i7-7700HQ processor
●Operating System – Windows 10 Home
●RAM – 16GB, RAM Upgradable to 32GB
●Hard Drive Size – 512GB
●Display Size – 17.3
●Resolution – 1920 x 1080
●Graphics Card – Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060/Intel HD 630 Graphics
● Video Memory – 6GB
●Wi-Fi – 802.11ac
●Bluetooth – Bluetooth 4.1
●Touchpad Size – 4 x 3 inches
●Ports (excluding USB) HDMI Ports (excluding USB) Headphone/Mic Ports (excluding USB) Kensington Lock Ports (excluding USB) USB 3.0 Ports (excluding USB) USB Type-C Ports (excluding USB) Ethernet USB Ports
●Card Slots – SD memory reader
●Warranty/Support – 2-year parts and labor
●Size – 17 x 11.4 x 1.1 inches
●Weight – 6.6 pounds
DESIGN
The Acer Predator Helios 300 17 Inches is designed to be easily upgradable, Strong in performance, vivid display Uncomfortable touchpad. Acer Predator Helios 300 17 Inches is a powerful, relatively affordable machine with easily upgradable parts. The Acer Predator Helios 300 17 Inches is black with a red stripe on each side of the Predator logo. The lid is made of black plastic that has a bit of give when you press down on it. That’s a shame, because the 15-inch version we reviewed had a metal lid. Opening the lid reveals the 17.3-inch, 1080p display framed by a thick bezel with both the Predator logo in its usual spot on the bottom and Acer’s own logo on the top left. Just like in its other gaming notebooks, Acer really needs to ditch this second logo and let the Predator logo stand alone.  The predator comes with an island-style keyboard that has red backlighting and red WASD keys, and the deck, unlike the lid, is made of stable, black metal. The Predator is 6.6 pounds and 17 x 11.4 x 1.1 inches, the sides of the laptop are lined with a wide variety of ports to plug in external hard drives, peripherals and monitors. On the left are a Kensington lock slot, an Ethernet port, a USB 3.0 port, an HDMI output, a USB 3.0 port and an SD card reader. The right is sparser: just the headphone jack, a pair of USB 2.0 ports and the power jack. If you want to upgrade your laptop in the future, you’re in luck. Acer makes it easy with two doors on the bottom of the laptop, each held in with a single screw. One allows access to the hard drive, while the other makes it easy to swap in more RAM. There are some downsides, though. The Leopard Pro has faster transfer speeds due to speedier SSDs, but it also costs an extra $300 compared with the Predator. While I wish the Predator had a better touchpad, for gaming, I’m going to be using a mouse, anyway. If you’re looking for strong gaming performance, entry-level VR capability and a great display and sound, the Predator Helios 300 is a solid buy at a decent price.

 

DISPLAY
The predator comes with 17.3-inch, 1080p display that is nice and Bright, with solid colors. The Predator’s screen covers 139 percent of the sRGB color gamut, beating out the desktop-replacement average (129 percent) and the Strix (124 percent). It wasn’t as vivid as the Leopard Pro’s 165 percent, however.
 
 
KEYBOARD AND TOUCHPAD
The Acer Predator Helios 300 17 Inches’s keyboard has a deep 1.6 millimeters of travel, with backlight. The 4 x 3-inch touchpad is generally responsive to gestures.

 

 
GAMING, GRAPHICS AND VR
With an over lockable Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 GPU and 6GB of dedicated memory, the Predator can deliver fast, smooth gameplay and decent VR experiences. When I booted up Mass Effect Andromeda, the game ran at 60 frames per second flat at 1080p and Ultra settings as Ryder and his crew battled alien forces to take over their base.
PERFORMANCE
The Acer Predator Helios 300 17 Inches  came armed with a 2.8-GHz Intel Core i7-7700HQ CPU, 16GB of RAM and a 512GB M.2 SATA SSD. That’s plenty of power for multitasking and multiprocessing.
BATTERY LIFE
As far as gaming notebooks go, the Acer Predator Helios 300 17 Inches lasts a decent amount of time on a charge. It endured for 5 hours.
 
WEBCAM
The 720p webcam on the Acer Predator Helios 300 17 Inches takes dark photos which is an excellent specification.
 
SOFTWARE AND WARRANTY
The Acer Predator Helios 300 17 Inches didn’t come with much bloatware as it tends to on its consumer notebooks. Some of  the bloatware is stuff you find in every Windows 10 laptop, such as Keeper , Candy Crush Soda Saga, Bubble Witch 3 Saga, March of Empires: War of Lords, Twitter, Drawboard PDF and Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition. Acer’s most useful application is PredatorSense, a gaming- centric utility that allows for custom control of the fans, temperature monitoring and easy GPU over clocking.

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