The Helios 300 is the gaming laptop manufactured by Acer, built on Intel Core H processors and 1060 graphics and one of the best notebooks in this market. The excellent pricing and solid performance are its main points of sale, along with a nice keyboard, good IO and a fairly good 144 Hz screen on the updated 2018 model. However, some aspects still need to be improved, such as the battery size, arguably design decisions, and rather fancy speakers.
Design & Display
The Predator Helios 300 is a pretty bulky full- size 15-inch laptop with a nice plastic and metal construction, but also a lot of popping- red design accents, aggressive elements, and big logos. Designing and building aside, the Helios 300 offers a proper selection of ports, but this updated model still has no Thunderbolt 3.
The Acer Predator Helios 300’s 15.6-inch in-plane switching (IPS) screen has a native resolution of 1.920 by 1.080 pixels. The screen has a matte finish, so you won’t get much glare from the surface even in bright lighting conditions. It is also visible even if you don’t look directly at the laptop. This is a typical feature of IPS panels and is particularly important if you play in a group and have spectators watching over your shoulder.
Keyboard and TouchPad
As a side note, you should bear in mind that the tall and sharp front lip and pointed corners can be annoying when you type on a narrow desk that does not support a lot of the arm when your wrists come into direct contact with them. The click pad is made of plastic, but it is spacious and comes with precision drivers, which tracks well and performs with daily use without hiccups.
Hardware and performance
Acer Predator Helios 300 15.6 PH315-51-73KK I7-8750H 2TB 32GB Australia offers the 2018 Helios 300 in a variety of configurations, with a Core i7- 8750H processor, 32 GB DDR4 RAM, NVidia GTX 1060 6 GB graphics and dual storage, M.2 NVMe SSD and 2.5′′ HDD. The Coffee Lake CPU is the big novelty over the 2017 Helios, as it is a six- core and massively exceeds the KabyLake quad- core in multi-core activities.
Rich Sound Quality
The speakers on the Acer Predator Helios 300 sound decent, but under certain circumstance, the fact that they are running down does not give them credit. Many laptop designs feature speaker grills placed in front of and in front of their keyboards. This isn’t the case here. Two rubber anti-skid pads on the bottom of the laptop are on the left and right.
- Screen: 15.6 inch, 1920 x 1080 Pixels IPS Display, 144 Hz
- Processor: Intel Coffee Lake Core i7-8750H CPU
- Video: Intel HD 630 and NVidia GTX 1060 6GB
- Memory: 32 GB DDR4 (2x DIMMs)
- Storage: 512 GB SSD + 2 TB 5400 HDD
- Connectivity: Gigabit LAN, Wireless AC, and Bluetooth 4.1
- Battery: 48 Wh
- OS: Genuine Windows 10
- Size: 390 mm or 15.35 x 270 mm or 10.62 x 27 mm or 1.06 (W x D x H)
- Weight: 2.56 kg
- Extras Feature: red backlit keyboard
- Camera: Webcam
Acer Predator Helios 300 15.6 PH315-51-73KK I7-8750H 2TB 32GB Price in Australia is AU$2000 which is available at many online stores as well as over the market. You can also buy if from the Acer’s official website.