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2019 Acer Predator Helios 300 redesigned with "hip and edgy" narrow bezels

2019 Acer Predator Helios 300 to finally get narrow bezels (Source: Acer)
2019 Acer Predator Helios 300 to finally get narrow bezels (Source: Acer)
Acer's mid-range gaming laptop is launching later this month with unannounced Intel 9th gen CPUs, up to GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q graphics, and a 144 Hz FHD IPS display for a starting price of $1200 USD.

The two-year old Acer Predator Helios 300 will be getting a face lift this year to better compete against other entry-level gaming systems like the Dell G5, MSI GF63 or Asus TUF FX705. The redesigned chassis sports teal blue accents and an RGB backlit keyboard as opposed to the red-only backlight on the original Helios 300 design. The new narrow bezels should also significantly reduce the weight and size of the unit to contribute to what Acer calls a "hip and edgy" look for the Helios series.

Internally, the 2019 Helios 300 will be upgraded to Intel 9th gen Core i7 CPUs, up to GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q graphics, up to 32 GB DDR4-2666 RAM, Killer DoubleShot Pro WLAN, and a 144 Hz FHD IPS display with fast 3 ms response times to reduce ghosting. Three storage bays will be available (2x M.2 NVMe + 2.5-inch SATA III bay) for the 17.3-inch configuration.

The new Predator Helios 300 will launch this April in the United States in both 15.6-inch and 17.3-inch form factors for a starting price of $1200 USD. A launch in EMEA will follow in June for a higher starting price of 1500 Euros. We will be updating this page with our hands-on pictures of the laptop soon.

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Allen Ngo, 2019-04-11 (Update: 2019-04-11)
Allen Ngo
Allen Ngo - US Editor in Chief
After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.