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Acer Predator Helios 16 laptop review: A quiet gaming laptop with many strengths

An economical RTX 4060. The Acer Predator Helios 16 is simultaneously a solid and quiet gaming laptop with many high-end aspects. Thanks to the economical RTX 4060 and its mature cooling system, gaming sessions will not result in sudden deafness despite the potent 16-core CPU. We were also positively surprised by the fast QHD display and although we were not dealing with the mini-LED display variant, its deployment can be found in the key lighting.

As the successor to the Predator Helios 300, the Predator Helios 16 is Acer's latest high-end gaming laptop with mid-range elements. Our review model has opted for an RTX 4060, a mid-tier GPU, and costs around $1,700, with SKUs up to an RTX 4080 also available. Acer's pure mid-range is represented by the Helios Neo 16 and the Nitro series with the latter serving to cover the entry-level segment. By contrast, the Triton 16 is Acer's ultra-thin gaming laptop.

In addition, an Intel Core i7-13700HX (55-watt TDP), 16 GB of DDR5 RAM (two RAM banks) and a 1 TB SSD (PCIe 4.0) are also put into action. Although a mini-LED display is also available, our model comes with a regular LED-backlit IPS panel which, unexpectedly, has gone for a high-end feature set, as our review shows.  

Competition comes mainly in the form of Lenovo's Legion Pro 5 but the Asus TUF Gaming A16, Gigabyte's Aorus 15X and Dell's G15 are also battling it out for the title of best mid-range gaming laptop.

Predator Helios 16 (Predator Helios 16 2023 Series)
Processor
Intel Core i7-13700HX 16 x 1.5 - 5 GHz, 157 W PL2 / Short Burst, 115 W PL1 / Sustained, Raptor Lake-HX
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU - 8 GB VRAM, Core: 2575 MHz, Memory: 2000 MHz, 140 W TDP ( including 25 W Dynamic Boost), GDDR6, Geforce 535.95, Advanced Optimus, MUX
Memory
16 GB 
, DDR5 4800, two slots (occupied), Dual Channel, SK Hynix, 40-39-39-77
Display
16.00 inch 16:10, 2560 x 1600 pixel 189 PPI, BOE NE160QDM-NZ2, IPS LED, 100% DCI P3, glossy: no, 240 Hz
Mainboard
Intel HM770 (Raptor Lake-S PCH)
Storage
Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH, 1024 GB 
, 867 GB free
Soundcard
Intel Raptor Lake-S PCH - cAVS
Connections
1 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 2 USB 3.1 Gen2, 2 USB 4.0 40 Gbps, 2 Thunderbolt, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), 1 HDMI, 2 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: 3.5mm combo audio, Card Reader: microSD card reader
Networking
Killer E2600 Gigabit Ethernet Controller (10/100/1000MBit/s), Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX1675i 160MHz Wireless Network Adapter (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6/), Bluetooth 5.2
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 26.9 x 357.8 x 278.7 ( = 1.06 x 14.09 x 10.97 in)
Battery
90 Wh Lithium-Ion
Charging
fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 11 Pro
Camera
Webcam: 1080p + IR
Primary Camera: 1080 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: 2x 2-watt speakers with DTS X, Keyboard: 6-row full-size chiclet, 1.8mm key travel + mini-LED per key RGB, Keyboard Light: yes, 330-watt charger, McAfee LifeSave, Predator Sense, 24 Months Warranty
Weight
2.575 kg ( = 90.83 oz / 5.68 pounds), Power Supply: 1.196 kg ( = 42.19 oz / 2.64 pounds)
Price
2099 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Possible competitors compared

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Height
Size
Resolution
Best Price
89.5 %
07/2023
Acer Predator Helios 16 PH16-71-731Q
i7-13700HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
2.6 kg26.9 mm16.00"2560x1600
88.1 %
06/2023
Acer Nitro 16 AN16-41
R7 7735HS, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
2.7 kg27.9 mm16.00"2560x1600
87.9 %
05/2023
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16IRX8
i7-13700HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
2.5 kg26.8 mm16.00"2560x1600
86.2 %
04/2023
Aorus 15X ASF
i7-13700HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
2.3 kg19.7 mm15.60"2560x1440
86.2 %
02/2023
Asus TUF Gaming A16 FA617
R7 7735HS, Radeon RX 7600S
2.2 kg27 mm16.00"1920x1200
84.2 %
06/2023
Dell G15 5530
i7-13650HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
3 kg26.95 mm15.60"1920x1080

Case: A robust, almost understated Acer gaming laptop

Just like its predecessor, the Helios 16 comes in matte black and is mostly made of brushed aluminum alloy with only the base unit and display's edge constructed from plastic in order to avoid the disadvantages associated with heat-conducting materials.

Accents, on an otherwise understated-looking exterior, come in the form of the sleek Predator logo on the display lid and bottom bezel as well as an LED-lit, backwards-facing cooling system. The smooth surfaces do a good job of attracting fingerprints while the fit and finish are flawless – no creaks here.

The base unit is very stable while the lid can be twisted slightly but we were unable to produce image distortions, even after applying targeted pressure. The hinges are secured very firmly, the lid hardly wobbles and can be opened with one hand to an angle of up to ~145°. Overall, the Predator Helios makes a very solid impression.

The Acer Predator Helios is around 27 mm thick and weighs just short of 2.6 kg. These vital statistics can be considered average for a gaming machine with such a potent cooling system. However, despite being the same height, at 2.2 kg, the Asus TUF Gaming A16 is significantly lighter while the 19.7 mm-thick Gigabyte Aorus 15X is considerably thinner in spite of having the same TGP. 

Size comparison

363.4 mm / 14.3 in 260.4 mm / 10.3 in 26.8 mm / 1.055 in 2.5 kg5.46 lbs360.1 mm / 14.2 in 279.9 mm / 11 in 27.9 mm / 1.098 in 2.7 kg5.95 lbs357.8 mm / 14.1 in 278.7 mm / 11 in 26.9 mm / 1.059 in 2.6 kg5.68 lbs357.26 mm / 14.1 in 274.52 mm / 10.8 in 26.95 mm / 1.061 in 3 kg6.55 lbs355 mm / 14 in 252 mm / 9.92 in 27 mm / 1.063 in 2.2 kg4.82 lbs357 mm / 14.1 in 274 mm / 10.8 in 19.7 mm / 0.776 in 2.3 kg5.02 lbs297 mm / 11.7 in 210 mm / 8.27 in 1 mm / 0.03937 in 5.7 g0.01257 lbs

Features: The Helios 16 offers a generous selection of ports and fast Killer Wi-Fi

The Acer gaming laptop has numerous ports including 5x USB. On the left, there is 1x USB-A 3.1 (5 GBit/s), on the right, 2x USB-A 3.2 (10 GBit/s) as well as 2x Thunderbolt 4 on the rear that include DisplayPort 1.4 and Power Delivery (100 watts). The laptop is also home to Gigabit ethernet, a microSD card reader, a 3.5 mm audio jack, a Kensington lock, HDMI 2.1 and the charging connector.

Left: Gigabit RJ45, USB-A 3.1, microSD card reader, audio jack
Left: Gigabit RJ45, USB-A 3.1, microSD card reader, audio jack
Right: Indicator lights, 2x USB-A 3.2, Kensington lock
Right: Indicator lights, 2x USB-A 3.2, Kensington lock
Rear: Charging connector, HDMI 2.1, 2x Thunderbolt 4
Rear: Charging connector, HDMI 2.1, 2x Thunderbolt 4

SD card reader

Paired with our AV PRO microSD 128 GB V60 reference card, the microSD card reader is not necessarily slow but also not very fast and this is a pity considering the Helios 16's price tag. However, the devices in our field of competitors (at least the ones equipped with a card reader), read and copy data similarly fast.

SD Card Reader
average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
Average of class Gaming
  (19 - 202, n=95, last 2 years)
97.6 MB/s +37%
Lenovo Legion S7 16ARHA7
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX (AV PRO microSD 128 GB V60)
87.5 MB/s +23%
Medion Erazer Defender P40
Intel Core i7-13700HX (AV PRO microSD 128 GB V60)
86 MB/s +20%
Acer Nitro 16 AN16-41
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS (AV Pro SD microSD 128 GB V60)
80.3 MB/s +12%
HP Omen 17-ck2097ng
Intel Core i9-13900HX (AV PRO microSD 128 GB V60)
72 MB/s +1%
Acer Predator Helios 16 PH16-71-731Q
Intel Core i7-13700HX
71.4 (67.4min - 75.35max) MB/s
maximum AS SSD Seq Read Test (1GB)
Average of class Gaming
  (25.8 - 269, n=92, last 2 years)
121.8 MB/s +38%
Medion Erazer Defender P40
Intel Core i7-13700HX (AV PRO microSD 128 GB V60)
91 MB/s +3%
Lenovo Legion S7 16ARHA7
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX (AV PRO microSD 128 GB V60)
90.27 MB/s +2%
Acer Predator Helios 16 PH16-71-731Q
Intel Core i7-13700HX
88.13 MB/s
Acer Nitro 16 AN16-41
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS (AV Pro SD microSD 128 GB V60)
87.5 MB/s -1%
HP Omen 17-ck2097ng
Intel Core i9-13900HX (AV PRO microSD 128 GB V60)
85 MB/s -4%

Communication

Wi-Fi 6E: Intel Killer AX1675i
Wi-Fi 6E: Intel Killer AX1675i

The Intel Killer AX1675i Wi-Fi 6E chip is responsible for wireless network transmission, operating at a top speed of up to 1.6 GBit/s and is quicker than the installed Gigabit RJ45 port (Killer 2600) allows since it doesn't support 2.5 GBit/s. In particular, the Legion Pro 5 16 and the TUF Gaming A16 lag some distance behind the Helios 16. Bluetooth 5.2 is on board.

Networking
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
Acer Nitro 16 AN16-41
MediaTek Wi-Fi 6E MT7922 160MHz Wireless LAN Card
1679 (1470min - 1802max) MBit/s +23%
Dell G15 5530
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1588 (1500min - 1697max) MBit/s +17%
Acer Predator Helios 16 PH16-71-731Q
Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX1675i 160MHz Wireless Network Adapter
1361 (1247min - 1445max) MBit/s
Average of class Gaming
  (469 - 1793, n=156, last 2 years)
1249 MBit/s -8%
Aorus 15X ASF
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
1248 (589min - 1505max) MBit/s -8%
Asus TUF Gaming A16 FA617
MediaTek MT7921
908 (806min - 973max) MBit/s -33%
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16IRX8
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
802 (579min - 1120max) MBit/s -41%
iperf3 receive AXE11000
Acer Nitro 16 AN16-41
MediaTek Wi-Fi 6E MT7922 160MHz Wireless LAN Card
1725 (1685min - 1740max) MBit/s +21%
Dell G15 5530
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1540 (1454min - 1570max) MBit/s +8%
Acer Predator Helios 16 PH16-71-731Q
Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX1675i 160MHz Wireless Network Adapter
1431 (1374min - 1464max) MBit/s
Average of class Gaming
  (685 - 1890, n=159, last 2 years)
1379 MBit/s -4%
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16IRX8
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
1223 (1136min - 1272max) MBit/s -15%
Aorus 15X ASF
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
1180 (1047min - 1233max) MBit/s -18%
Asus TUF Gaming A16 FA617
MediaTek MT7921
899 (755min - 936max) MBit/s -37%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz
Acer Nitro 16 AN16-41
MediaTek Wi-Fi 6E MT7922 160MHz Wireless LAN Card
1674 (1337min - 1789max) MBit/s +4%
Acer Predator Helios 16 PH16-71-731Q
Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX1675i 160MHz Wireless Network Adapter
1605 (1559min - 1673max) MBit/s
Average of class Gaming
  (648 - 1878, n=79, last 2 years)
1468 MBit/s -9%
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16IRX8
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
1304 (980min - 1390max) MBit/s -19%
iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz
Acer Nitro 16 AN16-41
MediaTek Wi-Fi 6E MT7922 160MHz Wireless LAN Card
1726 (876min - 1760max) MBit/s +20%
Average of class Gaming
  (853 - 1788, n=79, last 2 years)
1494 MBit/s +4%
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16IRX8
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
1462 (1430min - 1493max) MBit/s +2%
Acer Predator Helios 16 PH16-71-731Q
Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX1675i 160MHz Wireless Network Adapter
1440 (1207min - 1477max) MBit/s
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Acer Predator Helios 16 PH16-71-731Q Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX1675i 160MHz Wireless Network Adapter; iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1605 (1559-1673)
Acer Nitro 16 AN16-41 MediaTek Wi-Fi 6E MT7922 160MHz Wireless LAN Card; iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1674 (1337-1789)
Acer Predator Helios 16 PH16-71-731Q Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX1675i 160MHz Wireless Network Adapter; iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1439 (1207-1477)
Acer Nitro 16 AN16-41 MediaTek Wi-Fi 6E MT7922 160MHz Wireless LAN Card; iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1696 (876-1760)

Webcam

Under good lighting conditions, the 1080p webcam delivers very good images. Confronted with a backlight (in this case, coming from a side window with no additional light sources), there is a drastic reduction in quality. Windows Hello is supported but a physical camera shutter is absent.

Average image quality under suboptimal lighting conditions
Average image quality under suboptimal lighting conditions
Noisy in slightly darker light
Noisy in slightly darker light
1080p webcam with IR
1080p webcam with IR
ColorChecker
16 ∆E
17 ∆E
20.4 ∆E
14.6 ∆E
13.4 ∆E
11.2 ∆E
13.7 ∆E
27.3 ∆E
15.2 ∆E
4.6 ∆E
10.7 ∆E
8.2 ∆E
22.8 ∆E
21.4 ∆E
16.5 ∆E
11.1 ∆E
9.4 ∆E
15.6 ∆E
2.3 ∆E
11.8 ∆E
15.8 ∆E
11.9 ∆E
3.8 ∆E
6.7 ∆E
ColorChecker Acer Predator Helios 16 PH16-71-731Q: 13.4 ∆E min: 2.33 - max: 27.27 ∆E

Accessories

Predator gaming package, source: Acer
Predator gaming package, source: Acer

Acer has included two additional light gray magnetic fan grills in order to replace the preinstalled dark gray ones. More adventurous color accents would have been fun. Apart from that, there is only the 330-watt PSU. The manufacturer has not gone for environmentally friendly packaging.

The photos on the right apply to the Predator gaming package currently available on the German Acer store.

Maintenance

It's fairly easy to access the case internals after loosening ten Torx T5 screws. The swappable parts include the RAM (two banks), the M.2 2280 SSD (Update: There is a second M.2 slot hidden right next to the bottom RAM bank) and the Wi-Fi chip. However, the screwed battery and the BIOS battery can also be easily replaced. 

Ten Torx T5 screws on the bottom of the case
A powerful cooling system with 5 heat pipes
Two RAM banks
Replaceable SSD & Wi-Fi chip
Swappable Wi-Fi module
Replaceable BIOS battery

Warranty

In Germany, Acer provides a 24-month warranty. With Acer Care Plus, this can be extended by up to five years. 

Input devices: The Predator Helios has mini-LED lighting

Keyboard

Acer has been using the same 6-row, chiclet keyboard with 15 x 15 mm keys since the 2020 model. Despite the generous key travel, the feedback doesn't quite reach its potential: The pressure point is tangible and could be a little more defined but the typing noise is pleasantly quiet. In the middle and on the right-hand side, the keyboard flexes significantly but this is not annoying when typing, as long as you don't hammer the keys.

The mini-LED backlighting is new and offers many different settings. The individual-key RGB has four available settings and can get very bright. The transitions are particularly smooth and clean while the mini-LEDs are also more energy efficient.

We like the layout and, in particular, the normal-sized arrow keys at the cost of a smaller shift. While the logo button boots the Predator Sense app, it is possible to switch between the performance modes by using the button on the left-hand side above the keyboard.

"Raindrops"
"Raindrops"
mini-LED lighting
mini-LED lighting

Touchpad

Fingers glide beautifully and with very precise feedback over the 12.6 x 8.3 mm touchpad thanks to its Gorilla Glass coating. Accordingly, multi-touch gestures and scrolling are done effortlessly. The integrated click buttons possess medium travel and satisfactory feedback.

Display: A gaming machine with 97 % DCI P3, 500 cd/m² and 240 Hz

Somewhat grainy subpixels.
Somewhat grainy subpixels.
Relatively clear screen bleeding in all four corners (exaggerated for effect)
Relatively clear screen bleeding in all four corners (exaggerated for effect)

The review device with the model number PH16-71-731Q doesn't come with the optionally available mini-LED display and its 1,024 dimming zones. Nevertheless, we were surprised that the fast, 240 Hz, matte IPS, 2,560 x 1,600-pixel resolution panel (16:10) proudly covers 97 % of the DCI P3 color space. This means images, in games amongst other things, appear even more vivid.

All the other key data also looks good: Brightness of just under 500 cd/m², high contrast of 1,419:1 and even illumination of 94 %. In addition, PWM, which can lead to eye strain or headaches, is not used. The Acer Nitro 16 is the only competitor in our list of competing devices that manages a brightness of significantly over ~300 cd/m².

The good gray-to-gray response times of 13.6 ms and black-to-white of 6.4 ms are similar to its peers whereby the Dell G15 5530 has its nose in front with a gray-to-gray time of only 3.4 ms. Additionally, Nvidia G-Sync and Dolby Vision are also supported.

493
cd/m²
515
cd/m²
494
cd/m²
485
cd/m²
511
cd/m²
499
cd/m²
493
cd/m²
498
cd/m²
494
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
BOE NE160QDM-NZ2 tested with X-Rite i1Pro 3
Maximum: 515 cd/m² (Nits) Average: 498 cd/m² Minimum: 28.8 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 94 %
Center on Battery: 511 cd/m²
Contrast: 1419:1 (Black: 0.36 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 1.76 | 0.5-29.43 Ø4.98, calibrated: 1.56
ΔE Greyscale 3 | 0.57-98 Ø5.2
84.7% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
100% sRGB (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
97.1% Display P3 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
Gamma: 2.33
Acer Predator Helios 16 PH16-71-731Q
BOE NE160QDM-NZ2, IPS-LED, 2560x1600, 16"
Acer Nitro 16 AN16-41
BOE CQ NE16QDM-NY1, IPS, 2560x1600, 16"
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16IRX8
AU Optronics B160QAN03.1, IPS, 2560x1600, 16"
Aorus 15X ASF
BOE CQ NE156QHM-NZ1, IPS, 2560x1440, 15.6"
Asus TUF Gaming A16 FA617
NE160WUM-NX2 (BOE0B33), IPS-Level, 1920x1200, 16"
Dell G15 5530
AUO B156HAN, IPS, 1920x1080, 15.6"
Display
-16%
-14%
-16%
-16%
-13%
Display P3 Coverage
97.1
67.9
-30%
71.2
-27%
69.3
-29%
69.4
-29%
73.1
-25%
sRGB Coverage
100
99.1
-1%
98.8
-1%
98.2
-2%
97.8
-2%
98.4
-2%
AdobeRGB 1998 Coverage
84.7
69.9
-17%
73.3
-13%
70.5
-17%
70.9
-16%
74.4
-12%
Response Times
21%
-35%
-19%
-42%
46%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
13.6 ?(6.2, 7.4)
11 ?(5, 6)
19%
14.5 ?(7, 7.5)
-7%
12.4 ?(6, 6.4)
9%
17 ?(8, 9)
-25%
3.39 ?(1.4, 1.99)
75%
Response Time Black / White *
6.4 ?(2.2, 4.2)
5 ?(2, 3)
22%
10.4 ?(5.7, 4.7)
-63%
9.4 ?(4.9, 4.5)
-47%
10.1 ?(5.4, 4.7)
-58%
5.35 ?(2.34, 3.01)
16%
PWM Frequency
21620 ?(100)
Screen
-3%
4%
5%
5%
-50%
Brightness middle
511
520
2%
405.7
-21%
316
-38%
308
-40%
320
-37%
Brightness
498
494
-1%
368
-26%
301
-40%
293
-41%
316
-37%
Brightness Distribution
94
91
-3%
87
-7%
90
-4%
90
-4%
94
0%
Black Level *
0.36
0.39
-8%
0.38
-6%
0.28
22%
0.23
36%
0.21
42%
Contrast
1419
1333
-6%
1068
-25%
1129
-20%
1339
-6%
1524
7%
Colorchecker dE 2000 *
1.76
1.94
-10%
1.65
6%
1.54
12%
1.47
16%
4.55
-159%
Colorchecker dE 2000 max. *
3.7
5.62
-52%
4.2
-14%
2.46
34%
2.98
19%
9.83
-166%
Colorchecker dE 2000 calibrated *
1.56
0.74
53%
0.53
66%
1.21
22%
1.02
35%
1.51
3%
Greyscale dE 2000 *
3
2.94
2%
1.2
60%
1.3
57%
2.2
27%
6.2
-107%
Gamma
2.33 94%
2.37 93%
2.3 96%
2.307 95%
2.228 99%
2.07 106%
CCT
6341 103%
6443 101%
6453 101%
6456 101%
6228 104%
6479 100%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
1% / -2%
-15% / -6%
-10% / -3%
-18% / -6%
-6% / -29%

* ... smaller is better

Since 100 % of sRGB, 97.1 % of DCI P3 and 84.7 % of AdobeRGB are covered, nothing stands in the way of photo and video editing, both of which rely on accurate colors. No gaming laptop in our comparison field can even get close to these numbers with the exception of the sRGB color space.

100 % sRGB
100 % sRGB
97.1 % DCI P3
97.1 % DCI P3
84.7 % AdobeRGB
84.7 % AdobeRGB

Out-of-the-box, the colors and gray scales are already calibrated and therefore do not exceed the DeltaE 3 limit, up to which the human eye can detect color deviations. Our calibration managed to further improve these values with no visible color cast. Our calibrated color profile can be downloaded here.

Gray scales
Gray scales
Saturation
Saturation
Colors
Colors
Gray scales calibrated
Gray scales calibrated
Saturation calibrated
Saturation calibrated
Colors calibrated
Colors calibrated

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
6.4 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 2.2 ms rise
↘ 4.2 ms fall
The screen shows very fast response rates in our tests and should be very well suited for fast-paced gaming.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.1 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 15 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (21.3 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
13.6 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 6.2 ms rise
↘ 7.4 ms fall
The screen shows good response rates in our tests, but may be too slow for competitive gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.2 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 22 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (33.5 ms).

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM not detected

In comparison: 53 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 17585 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 3846000) Hz was measured.

Outdoors, the screen is legible both in the shade and semi-shaded areas. In direct sunlight, even a matte display and 500 cd/m² don't always help.

An overcast summer's day
An overcast summer's day

Typical for an IPS panel, the viewing angles are stable, from above, from below and also from the side.

Performance: The RTX 4060 already reaches its maximum clock speed at 100 watts

Our review configuration Acer Predator Helios 16 has an Intel Core i7-13700HX (8 P-cores + 8 E-cores), 16 GB of DDR5-4800 RAM, a 1 TB SSD drive (PCIe 4.0) and an Nvidia GeForce RTX 4060 with the highest TGP possible (140 watts). Other SKUs are available with a Core i9-13900HX (8 P-cores + 16 E-cores), an RTX 4070 or RTX 4080.

The review model's target market is gamers who don't need to play current games either at the highest frame rates or at the device's native QHD resolution. Other graphic applications such as 4K video editing or 3D rendering are easily achievable with this model.

CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z mainboard
CPU-Z mainboard
CPU-Z memory
CPU-Z memory
CPU-Z SPD
CPU-Z SPD
GPU-Z (Nvidia)
GPU-Z (Nvidia)
HWInfo
HWInfo
 
 

Test conditions

BIOS: Overview
BIOS: Overview
Information
Information
Main
Main
Advanced
Advanced
PredatorSense:
PredatorSense:
Performance modes
Performance modes
Fan control
Fan control
Extended settings
Extended settings
Pulsar lighting
Pulsar lighting

In Acer's Control Center software, "PredatorSense", four performance modes are available which can alternatively be selected via the button on the left-hand side above the keyboard. We carried out our performance-based benchmarks using the "Performance" mode. When unplugged from the mains, this was automatically switched to the "Balanced" mode. The "Eco" mode, which is also available here, reduces the screen brightness and all forms of LED lighting are deactivated. The Helios 16 has to be charged to at least 40 % in order to control the performance modes.

The table below highlights that very little power is lost in the "Balanced" mode with the fans remaining considerably quieter, in fact, almost pleasantly quiet. In contrast, the "Turbo" mode is unbearably loud and is therefore only useful for long video rendering or something similar. 

Scenario Turbo + Max fans Turbo Performance Balanced Quiet Battery
CPU PL2 157 W (1:05 min) 157 W > 150 W (1 min) 157 W > 140 W (~55 sec) 157 W > 135 W (~55 sec) 157 W > 120 W (~40 sec) 25 W
CPU PL1 118 W 115 W 95 W 85 W 55 W 25 W
GPU @Cyberpunk 2077 1.6 103 W 100 W 100 W 90 W 55 W 37 W
GPU @FurMark 138 W 137 W 130 W 100 W 60 W 40 W
Performance (Cyperpunk 2077 1.6 @FHD/Ultra) 96.2fps 95.5fps 93.2fps 87.4fps 65.8fps 30fps
Performance modes - Log 1
Performance modes - Log 1
Performance modes - Log 2
Performance modes - Log 2

Processor

The Intel Core i7-13700HX processor possesses 16 cores and 24 threads (8 P-cores + 8 E-cores) as well as a TDP of 55 watts. The turbo of 4.5 GHz is not fully utilized and, in the first minute, the P-cores sit between 3 GHz and 3.9 GHz and then fall to 1.9 GHz (Turbo mode) and 1.3 GHz (Performance mode), respectively.

The multi-core performance corresponds to its competitors with the same CPU. The 8-core AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS found in the Acer Nitro 16 and the Asus TUF Gaming A16 is clearly outperformed. As of the fifth Cinebench R15 run, the throttling sat at ~15 % and could be almost completely avoided by activating the loud "Turbo" mode. The optionally available Core i9-13900HX possesses twice the number of E-cores and is typically ~33 % faster in multi-core tasks. In battery mode, things look bleak since the measly 25-watt TDP limit means a drop in performance of almost 65 %. 

CBR15 @Quiet
CBR15 @Quiet
@Balanced
@Balanced
@Peformance
@Performance
@Turbo
@Turbo
@Turbo + maximum fans
@Turbo + maximum fans
@Battery mode
@Battery mode

Cinebench R15 Multi Continuous Test

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Acer Predator Helios 16 PH16-71-731Q Intel Core i7-13700HX; @Turbo: Ø3252 (3141.94-3440.27)
Acer Predator Helios 16 PH16-71-731Q Intel Core i7-13700HX: Ø2905 (2820.68-3372.97)
Acer Nitro 16 AN16-41 AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS: Ø2303 (2287.15-2328.15)
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16IRX8 Intel Core i7-13700HX: Ø3057 (3008.42-3230.23)
Dell G15 5530 Intel Core i7-13650HX: Ø2985 (2897.29-3146.63)
Lenovo Legion Pro 7 RTX4090 Intel Core i9-13900HX: Ø4469 (4358.72-4684.94)
Asus ROG Strix G17 G713PI AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX: Ø4920 (4749.47-5204.94)
CPU Performance Rating: Percent
Cinebench R23: Multi Core | Single Core
Cinebench R20: CPU (Multi Core) | CPU (Single Core)
Cinebench R15: CPU Multi 64Bit | CPU Single 64Bit
Blender: v2.79 BMW27 CPU
7-Zip 18.03: 7z b 4 | 7z b 4 -mmt1
Geekbench 5.5: Multi-Core | Single-Core
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2: 4k Preset
LibreOffice : 20 Documents To PDF
R Benchmark 2.5: Overall mean
CPU Performance Rating
Acer Predator Helios 16 PH16-71-731Q
Intel Core i7-13700HX
84.2 pt
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU604VY-NM042X
Intel Core i9-13900H
81.1 pt
Average Intel Core i7-13700HX
 
80.5 pt
Aorus 15X ASF
Intel Core i7-13700HX
80 pt
Dell G15 5530
Intel Core i7-13650HX
79.7 pt
Average of class Gaming
 
79.7 pt
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16IRX8
Intel Core i7-13700HX
77.8 pt
Acer Predator Helios 300 (i7-12700H, RTX 3070 Ti)
Intel Core i7-12700H
66.1 pt
Acer Nitro 16 AN16-41
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS
61.4 pt
Asus TUF Gaming A16 FA617
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS
61.2 pt
Cinebench R23 / Multi Core
Acer Predator Helios 16 PH16-71-731Q
Intel Core i7-13700HX
22598 Points
Average Intel Core i7-13700HX
  (19987 - 22598, n=10)
21150 Points -6%
Dell G15 5530
Intel Core i7-13650HX
20992 Points -7%
Average of class Gaming
  (5668 - 36249, n=211, last 2 years)
20759 Points -8%
Aorus 15X ASF
Intel Core i7-13700HX
20297 Points -10%
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16IRX8
Intel Core i7-13700HX
19987 (10270.1min - 19987.3max) Points -12%
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU604VY-NM042X
Intel Core i9-13900H
19469 (17696.3min - 19468.6max) Points -14%
Acer Predator Helios 300 (i7-12700H, RTX 3070 Ti)
Intel Core i7-12700H
17133 Points -24%
Acer Nitro 16 AN16-41
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS
14131 Points -37%
Asus TUF Gaming A16 FA617
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS
13995 Points -38%
Cinebench R23 / Single Core
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU604VY-NM042X
Intel Core i9-13900H
1974 Points +4%
Acer Predator Helios 16 PH16-71-731Q
Intel Core i7-13700HX
1898 Points
Aorus 15X ASF
Intel Core i7-13700HX
1897 Points 0%
Average of class Gaming
  (1136 - 2235, n=209, last 2 years)
1846 Points -3%
Average Intel Core i7-13700HX
  (1666 - 1933, n=10)
1842 Points -3%
Dell G15 5530
Intel Core i7-13650HX
1834 Points -3%
Acer Predator Helios 300 (i7-12700H, RTX 3070 Ti)
Intel Core i7-12700H
1750 Points -8%
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16IRX8
Intel Core i7-13700HX
1666 Points -12%
Asus TUF Gaming A16 FA617
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS
1561 Points -18%
Acer Nitro 16 AN16-41
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS
1546 Points -19%
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Multi Core)
Acer Predator Helios 16 PH16-71-731Q
Intel Core i7-13700HX
8515 Points
Dell G15 5530
Intel Core i7-13650HX
8021 Points -6%
Average Intel Core i7-13700HX
  (6889 - 8610, n=10)
7981 Points -6%
Average of class Gaming
  (2179 - 13832, n=209, last 2 years)
7895 Points -7%
Aorus 15X ASF
Intel Core i7-13700HX
7852 Points -8%
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU604VY-NM042X
Intel Core i9-13900H
7411 Points -13%
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16IRX8
Intel Core i7-13700HX
6889 Points -19%
Acer Predator Helios 300 (i7-12700H, RTX 3070 Ti)
Intel Core i7-12700H
5846 Points -31%
Acer Nitro 16 AN16-41
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS
5502 Points -35%
Asus TUF Gaming A16 FA617
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS
5441 Points -36%
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Single Core)
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU604VY-NM042X
Intel Core i9-13900H
751 Points +3%
Acer Predator Helios 16 PH16-71-731Q
Intel Core i7-13700HX
730 Points
Aorus 15X ASF
Intel Core i7-13700HX
726 Points -1%
Dell G15 5530
Intel Core i7-13650HX
711 Points -3%
Average Intel Core i7-13700HX
  (644 - 740, n=10)
711 Points -3%
Average of class Gaming
  (439 - 855, n=209, last 2 years)
710 Points -3%
Acer Predator Helios 300 (i7-12700H, RTX 3070 Ti)
Intel Core i7-12700H
697 Points -5%
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16IRX8
Intel Core i7-13700HX
652 Points -11%
Asus TUF Gaming A16 FA617
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS
612 Points -16%
Acer Nitro 16 AN16-41
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS
601 Points -18%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Multi 64Bit
Aorus 15X ASF
Intel Core i7-13700HX
3460 Points +1%
Acer Predator Helios 16 PH16-71-731Q
Intel Core i7-13700HX
3440 (2820.68min - 3141.94max) Points
Acer Predator Helios 16 PH16-71-731Q
Intel Core i7-13700HX
3373 (2820.68min - 3372.97max) Points -2%
Average Intel Core i7-13700HX
  (3008 - 3482, n=11)
3288 Points -4%
Average of class Gaming
  (905 - 5663, n=213, last 2 years)
3263 Points -5%
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16IRX8
Intel Core i7-13700HX
3230 (3008.42min - 3230.23max) Points -6%
Dell G15 5530
Intel Core i7-13650HX
3147 (2897.29min - 3146.63max) Points -9%
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU604VY-NM042X
Intel Core i9-13900H
3069 (2871.5min - 3068.66max) Points -11%
Acer Predator Helios 300 (i7-12700H, RTX 3070 Ti)
Intel Core i7-12700H
2886 Points -16%
Acer Nitro 16 AN16-41
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS
2328 Points -32%
Asus TUF Gaming A16 FA617
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS
2299 (2235.89min - 2298.72max) Points -33%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Single 64Bit
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU604VY-NM042X
Intel Core i9-13900H
292 Points +7%
Aorus 15X ASF
Intel Core i7-13700HX
277 Points +2%
Dell G15 5530
Intel Core i7-13650HX
273 Points 0%
Average of class Gaming
  (198 - 318, n=212, last 2 years)
273 Points 0%
Acer Predator Helios 16 PH16-71-731Q
Intel Core i7-13700HX
272 Points
Average Intel Core i7-13700HX
  (243 - 279, n=10)
269 Points -1%
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16IRX8
Intel Core i7-13700HX
265 Points -3%
Acer Predator Helios 300 (i7-12700H, RTX 3070 Ti)
Intel Core i7-12700H
254 Points -7%
Asus TUF Gaming A16 FA617
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS
248 Points -9%
Acer Nitro 16 AN16-41
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS
247 Points -9%
Blender / v2.79 BMW27 CPU
Asus TUF Gaming A16 FA617
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS
225 Seconds * -42%
Acer Nitro 16 AN16-41
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS
219 Seconds * -38%
Acer Predator Helios 300 (i7-12700H, RTX 3070 Ti)
Intel Core i7-12700H
213 Seconds * -34%
Aorus 15X ASF
Intel Core i7-13700HX
181 Seconds * -14%
Average of class Gaming
  (87 - 555, n=203, last 2 years)
181 Seconds * -14%
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU604VY-NM042X
Intel Core i9-13900H
166 Seconds * -4%
Dell G15 5530
Intel Core i7-13650HX
165 Seconds * -4%
Average Intel Core i7-13700HX
  (138 - 198, n=9)
161.4 Seconds * -2%
Acer Predator Helios 16 PH16-71-731Q
Intel Core i7-13700HX
159 Seconds *
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16IRX8
Intel Core i7-13700HX
151 Seconds * +5%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4
Acer Predator Helios 16 PH16-71-731Q
Intel Core i7-13700HX
81804 MIPS
Average of class Gaming
  (23795 - 140932, n=207, last 2 years)
81483 MIPS 0%
Average Intel Core i7-13700HX
  (72220 - 89294, n=10)
79565 MIPS -3%
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU604VY-NM042X
Intel Core i9-13900H
79032 MIPS -3%
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16IRX8
Intel Core i7-13700HX
78076 MIPS -5%
Dell G15 5530
Intel Core i7-13650HX
77712 MIPS -5%
Aorus 15X ASF
Intel Core i7-13700HX
74733 MIPS -9%
Acer Predator Helios 300 (i7-12700H, RTX 3070 Ti)
Intel Core i7-12700H
67427 MIPS -18%
Asus TUF Gaming A16 FA617
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS
61292 MIPS -25%
Acer Nitro 16 AN16-41
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS
61191 MIPS -25%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4 -mmt1
Aorus 15X ASF
Intel Core i7-13700HX
6407 MIPS +3%
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU604VY-NM042X
Intel Core i9-13900H
6245 MIPS 0%
Acer Predator Helios 16 PH16-71-731Q
Intel Core i7-13700HX
6237 MIPS
Average of class Gaming
  (4502 - 7581, n=207, last 2 years)
6223 MIPS 0%
Average Intel Core i7-13700HX
  (5552 - 6409, n=10)
6125 MIPS -2%
Dell G15 5530
Intel Core i7-13650HX
5838 MIPS -6%
Asus TUF Gaming A16 FA617
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS
5779 MIPS -7%
Acer Predator Helios 300 (i7-12700H, RTX 3070 Ti)
Intel Core i7-12700H
5760 MIPS -8%
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16IRX8
Intel Core i7-13700HX
5718 MIPS -8%
Acer Nitro 16 AN16-41
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS
5584 MIPS -10%
Geekbench 5.5 / Multi-Core
Acer Predator Helios 16 PH16-71-731Q
Intel Core i7-13700HX
15528 Points
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU604VY-NM042X
Intel Core i9-13900H
15410 Points -1%
Aorus 15X ASF
Intel Core i7-13700HX
15191 Points -2%
Average Intel Core i7-13700HX
  (12389 - 15850, n=10)
14660 Points -6%
Average of class Gaming
  (4557 - 23194, n=210, last 2 years)
14332 Points -8%
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16IRX8
Intel Core i7-13700HX
14144 Points -9%
Dell G15 5530
Intel Core i7-13650HX
14025 Points -10%
Acer Predator Helios 300 (i7-12700H, RTX 3070 Ti)
Intel Core i7-12700H
13414 Points -14%
Asus TUF Gaming A16 FA617
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS
9836 Points -37%
Acer Nitro 16 AN16-41
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS
9683 Points -38%
Geekbench 5.5 / Single-Core
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU604VY-NM042X
Intel Core i9-13900H
1974 Points +4%
Acer Predator Helios 16 PH16-71-731Q
Intel Core i7-13700HX
1890 Points
Aorus 15X ASF
Intel Core i7-13700HX
1860 Points -2%
Dell G15 5530
Intel Core i7-13650HX
1852 Points -2%
Average of class Gaming
  (1196 - 2210, n=210, last 2 years)
1848 Points -2%
Average Intel Core i7-13700HX
  (1666 - 1899, n=10)
1834 Points -3%
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16IRX8
Intel Core i7-13700HX
1777 Points -6%
Acer Predator Helios 300 (i7-12700H, RTX 3070 Ti)
Intel Core i7-12700H
1723 Points -9%
Asus TUF Gaming A16 FA617
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS
1574 Points -17%
Acer Nitro 16 AN16-41
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS
1555 Points -18%
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 / 4k Preset
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16IRX8
Intel Core i7-13700HX
24.2 fps +3%
Acer Predator Helios 16 PH16-71-731Q
Intel Core i7-13700HX
23.6 fps
Dell G15 5530
Intel Core i7-13650HX
22.7 fps -4%
Average Intel Core i7-13700HX
  (19.7 - 25.5, n=10)
22.6 fps -4%
Average of class Gaming
  (6.72 - 38.9, n=207, last 2 years)
22.4 fps -5%
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU604VY-NM042X
Intel Core i9-13900H
21.7 fps -8%
Aorus 15X ASF
Intel Core i7-13700HX
19.7 fps -17%
Asus TUF Gaming A16 FA617
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS
17.5 fps -26%
Acer Nitro 16 AN16-41
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS
17.5 fps -26%
Acer Predator Helios 300 (i7-12700H, RTX 3070 Ti)
Intel Core i7-12700H
16.5 fps -30%
LibreOffice / 20 Documents To PDF
Acer Predator Helios 300 (i7-12700H, RTX 3070 Ti)
Intel Core i7-12700H
95.3 s * -148%
Asus TUF Gaming A16 FA617
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS
59.1 s * -54%
Acer Nitro 16 AN16-41
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS
53.4 s * -39%
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU604VY-NM042X
Intel Core i9-13900H
50.5 s * -32%
Average of class Gaming
  (31.4 - 96.6, n=204, last 2 years)
48.2 s * -26%
Dell G15 5530
Intel Core i7-13650HX
46.4 s * -21%
Average Intel Core i7-13700HX
  (36.5 - 52.9, n=10)
45.2 s * -18%
Aorus 15X ASF
Intel Core i7-13700HX
43.6 s * -14%
Acer Predator Helios 16 PH16-71-731Q
Intel Core i7-13700HX
38.4 s *
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16IRX8
Intel Core i7-13700HX
36.5 s * +5%
R Benchmark 2.5 / Overall mean
Asus TUF Gaming A16 FA617
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS
0.5 sec * -17%
Acer Nitro 16 AN16-41
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS
0.4958 sec * -16%
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16IRX8
Intel Core i7-13700HX
0.4769 sec * -12%
Acer Predator Helios 300 (i7-12700H, RTX 3070 Ti)
Intel Core i7-12700H
0.4556 sec * -7%
Average Intel Core i7-13700HX
  (0.4274 - 0.493, n=10)
0.4528 sec * -6%
Average of class Gaming
  (0.3609 - 0.658, n=207, last 2 years)
0.4461 sec * -4%
Aorus 15X ASF
Intel Core i7-13700HX
0.4403 sec * -3%
Acer Predator Helios 16 PH16-71-731Q
Intel Core i7-13700HX
0.4274 sec *
Dell G15 5530
Intel Core i7-13650HX
0.4273 sec * -0%
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU604VY-NM042X
Intel Core i9-13900H
0.412 sec * +4%

* ... smaller is better

Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
3440 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
254.07 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
99.6 %
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
272 Points
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Performance Rating
Acer Predator Helios 16 PH16-71-731Q
Intel Core i7-13700HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
95.3 pt
Average of class Gaming
 
93.2 pt
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16IRX8
Intel Core i7-13700HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
92.2 pt
Average Intel Core i7-13700HX
 
89.8 pt
Dell G15 5530
Intel Core i7-13650HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
84.3 pt
Aorus 15X ASF
Intel Core i7-13700HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
83.8 pt
Acer Nitro 16 AN16-41
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
80 pt
Asus TUF Gaming A16 FA617
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS, Radeon RX 7600S
78.4 pt
AIDA64 / FP32 Ray-Trace
Average of class Gaming
  (4986 - 60169, n=204, last 2 years)
20531 KRay/s +4%
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16IRX8
Intel Core i7-13700HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
20413 KRay/s +3%
Acer Predator Helios 16 PH16-71-731Q
Intel Core i7-13700HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
19792 KRay/s
Average Intel Core i7-13700HX
  (15397 - 21999, n=10)
19226 KRay/s -3%
Dell G15 5530
Intel Core i7-13650HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
18208 KRay/s -8%
Aorus 15X ASF
Intel Core i7-13700HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
17289 KRay/s -13%
Acer Nitro 16 AN16-41
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
17161 KRay/s -13%
Asus TUF Gaming A16 FA617
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS, Radeon RX 7600S
16661 KRay/s -16%
AIDA64 / FPU Julia
Acer Nitro 16 AN16-41
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
105483 Points +5%
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16IRX8
Intel Core i7-13700HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
103903 Points +4%
Average of class Gaming
  (25360 - 252486, n=204, last 2 years)
102187 Points +2%
Asus TUF Gaming A16 FA617
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS, Radeon RX 7600S
101275 Points +1%
Acer Predator Helios 16 PH16-71-731Q
Intel Core i7-13700HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
100069 Points
Average Intel Core i7-13700HX
  (77807 - 109364, n=10)
98295 Points -2%
Dell G15 5530
Intel Core i7-13650HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
91226 Points -9%
Aorus 15X ASF
Intel Core i7-13700HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
86201 Points -14%
AIDA64 / CPU SHA3
Average of class Gaming
  (1339 - 10389, n=204, last 2 years)
4662 MB/s +6%
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16IRX8
Intel Core i7-13700HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
4633 MB/s +5%
Average Intel Core i7-13700HX
  (3412 - 5053, n=10)
4408 MB/s 0%
Acer Predator Helios 16 PH16-71-731Q
Intel Core i7-13700HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
4403 MB/s
Dell G15 5530
Intel Core i7-13650HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
4343 MB/s -1%
Aorus 15X ASF
Intel Core i7-13700HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
3879 MB/s -12%
Asus TUF Gaming A16 FA617
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS, Radeon RX 7600S
3494 MB/s -21%
Acer Nitro 16 AN16-41
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
3492 MB/s -21%
AIDA64 / CPU Queen
Acer Predator Helios 16 PH16-71-731Q
Intel Core i7-13700HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
114708 Points
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16IRX8
Intel Core i7-13700HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
113990 Points -1%
Average of class Gaming
  (41257 - 200651, n=204, last 2 years)
113893 Points -1%
Average Intel Core i7-13700HX
  (105112 - 114717, n=10)
111834 Points -3%
Aorus 15X ASF
Intel Core i7-13700HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
110085 Points -4%
Acer Nitro 16 AN16-41
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
108729 Points -5%
Dell G15 5530
Intel Core i7-13650HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
108627 Points -5%
Asus TUF Gaming A16 FA617
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS, Radeon RX 7600S
104709 Points -9%
AIDA64 / FPU SinJulia
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16IRX8
Intel Core i7-13700HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
13285 Points +3%
Acer Nitro 16 AN16-41
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
13097 Points +2%
Acer Predator Helios 16 PH16-71-731Q
Intel Core i7-13700HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
12885 Points
Average of class Gaming
  (3925 - 32988, n=204, last 2 years)
12770 Points -1%
Asus TUF Gaming A16 FA617
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS, Radeon RX 7600S
12691 Points -2%
Average Intel Core i7-13700HX
  (10407 - 13519, n=10)
12455 Points -3%
Aorus 15X ASF
Intel Core i7-13700HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
11602 Points -10%
Dell G15 5530
Intel Core i7-13650HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
10764 Points -16%
AIDA64 / FPU Mandel
Acer Nitro 16 AN16-41
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
58232 Points +19%
Asus TUF Gaming A16 FA617
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS, Radeon RX 7600S
55209 Points +13%
Average of class Gaming
  (12321 - 134044, n=204, last 2 years)
51839 Points +6%
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16IRX8
Intel Core i7-13700HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
50250 Points +3%
Acer Predator Helios 16 PH16-71-731Q
Intel Core i7-13700HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
48986 Points
Average Intel Core i7-13700HX
  (38311 - 53484, n=10)
47568 Points -3%
Dell G15 5530
Intel Core i7-13650HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
44567 Points -9%
Aorus 15X ASF
Intel Core i7-13700HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
42851 Points -13%
AIDA64 / CPU AES
Acer Predator Helios 16 PH16-71-731Q
Intel Core i7-13700HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
180872 MB/s
Aorus 15X ASF
Intel Core i7-13700HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
147294 MB/s -19%
Average Intel Core i7-13700HX
  (72510 - 182575, n=10)
123183 MB/s -32%
Average of class Gaming
  (19065 - 328679, n=204, last 2 years)
111049 MB/s -39%
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16IRX8
Intel Core i7-13700HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
94177 MB/s -48%
Dell G15 5530
Intel Core i7-13650HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
85343 MB/s -53%
Asus TUF Gaming A16 FA617
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS, Radeon RX 7600S
64725 MB/s -64%
Acer Nitro 16 AN16-41
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
55915 MB/s -69%
AIDA64 / CPU ZLib
Acer Predator Helios 16 PH16-71-731Q
Intel Core i7-13700HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
1438 MB/s
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16IRX8
Intel Core i7-13700HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
1339 MB/s -7%
Average of class Gaming
  (269 - 2409, n=204, last 2 years)
1285 MB/s -11%
Average Intel Core i7-13700HX
  (981 - 1451, n=10)
1274 MB/s -11%
Dell G15 5530
Intel Core i7-13650HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
1262 MB/s -12%
Aorus 15X ASF
Intel Core i7-13700HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
1092 MB/s -24%
Acer Nitro 16 AN16-41
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
906 MB/s -37%
Asus TUF Gaming A16 FA617
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS, Radeon RX 7600S
883 MB/s -39%
AIDA64 / FP64 Ray-Trace
Average of class Gaming
  (2540 - 31796, n=204, last 2 years)
11082 KRay/s +8%
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16IRX8
Intel Core i7-13700HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
11057 KRay/s +7%
Acer Predator Helios 16 PH16-71-731Q
Intel Core i7-13700HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
10307 KRay/s
Average Intel Core i7-13700HX
  (8145 - 11837, n=10)
10305 KRay/s 0%
Dell G15 5530
Intel Core i7-13650HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
9886 KRay/s -4%
Aorus 15X ASF
Intel Core i7-13700HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
9194 KRay/s -11%
Acer Nitro 16 AN16-41
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
9094 KRay/s -12%
Asus TUF Gaming A16 FA617
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS, Radeon RX 7600S
8923 KRay/s -13%
AIDA64 / CPU PhotoWorxx
Average of class Gaming
  (10805 - 60161, n=205, last 2 years)
38443 MPixel/s +8%
Dell G15 5530
Intel Core i7-13650HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
37953 MPixel/s +6%
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16IRX8
Intel Core i7-13700HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
36147 MPixel/s +1%
Average Intel Core i7-13700HX
  (20471 - 42415, n=10)
36106 MPixel/s +1%
Acer Predator Helios 16 PH16-71-731Q
Intel Core i7-13700HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
35684 MPixel/s
Aorus 15X ASF
Intel Core i7-13700HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
35342 MPixel/s -1%
Asus TUF Gaming A16 FA617
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS, Radeon RX 7600S
27871 MPixel/s -22%
Acer Nitro 16 AN16-41
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
27554 MPixel/s -23%

System performance

In everyday tasks, the Acer laptop is exceptionally responsive. Surfing on the internet while playing a 4K YouTube video doesn't even make the Intel-HX system break a sweat. This means, in the PCMark 10 benchmark, the Predator Helios sits in first place, closely followed by the Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16.

Likewise, the web browsing performance, as illustrated by Mozilla Kraken 1.1 and WebXPRT, is also on a very high level thanks to the strong single-core performance.

PCMark 10 result
PCMark 10 result
4K YouTube: 26 % iGPU and 3 % CPU load
4K YouTube: 26 % iGPU and 3 % CPU load
PCMark 10: Score | Essentials | Productivity | Digital Content Creation
CrossMark: Overall | Productivity | Creativity | Responsiveness
Mozilla Kraken 1.1: Total
Speedometer 2.0: Result
Octane V2: Total Score
Jetstream 2: Total Score
WebXPRT 3: Overall
WebXPRT 4: Overall
PCMark 10 / Score
Acer Predator Helios 16 PH16-71-731Q
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-13700HX, Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
7743 Points
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16IRX8
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-13700HX, SK hynix PC801 HFS512GEJ9X115N
7691 Points -1%
Average of class Gaming
  (5442 - 9852, n=185, last 2 years)
7671 Points -1%
Average Intel Core i7-13700HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
  (6909 - 7743, n=5)
7444 Points -4%
Asus TUF Gaming A16 FA617
Radeon RX 7600S, R7 7735HS, Micron 2400 MTFDKBA1T0QFM
7332 Points -5%
Acer Nitro 16 AN16-41
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, R7 7735HS, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
7220 Points -7%
Aorus 15X ASF
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, i7-13700HX, Gigabyte AG470S1TB-SI B10
7178 Points -7%
Dell G15 5530
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-13650HX, SSTC CL4-3D512-Q11
6984 Points -10%
PCMark 10 / Essentials
Acer Predator Helios 16 PH16-71-731Q
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-13700HX, Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
11313 Points
Dell G15 5530
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-13650HX, SSTC CL4-3D512-Q11
11151 Points -1%
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16IRX8
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-13700HX, SK hynix PC801 HFS512GEJ9X115N
10872 Points -4%
Average of class Gaming
  (8829 - 12334, n=184, last 2 years)
10774 Points -5%
Aorus 15X ASF
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, i7-13700HX, Gigabyte AG470S1TB-SI B10
10705 Points -5%
Average Intel Core i7-13700HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
  (9760 - 11313, n=5)
10658 Points -6%
Asus TUF Gaming A16 FA617
Radeon RX 7600S, R7 7735HS, Micron 2400 MTFDKBA1T0QFM
10622 Points -6%
Acer Nitro 16 AN16-41
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, R7 7735HS, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
10579 Points -6%
PCMark 10 / Productivity
Acer Predator Helios 16 PH16-71-731Q
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-13700HX, Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
11018 Points
Dell G15 5530
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-13650HX, SSTC CL4-3D512-Q11
9961 Points -10%
Average of class Gaming
  (6662 - 14612, n=184, last 2 years)
9801 Points -11%
Average Intel Core i7-13700HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
  (9131 - 11018, n=5)
9744 Points -12%
Aorus 15X ASF
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, i7-13700HX, Gigabyte AG470S1TB-SI B10
9637 Points -13%
Asus TUF Gaming A16 FA617
Radeon RX 7600S, R7 7735HS, Micron 2400 MTFDKBA1T0QFM
9332 Points -15%
Acer Nitro 16 AN16-41
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, R7 7735HS, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
9146 Points -17%
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16IRX8
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-13700HX, SK hynix PC801 HFS512GEJ9X115N
9131 Points -17%
PCMark 10 / Digital Content Creation
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16IRX8
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-13700HX, SK hynix PC801 HFS512GEJ9X115N
12434 Points +23%
Average of class Gaming
  (6462 - 18475, n=184, last 2 years)
11708 Points +16%
Average Intel Core i7-13700HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
  (9393 - 12434, n=5)
10861 Points +7%
Asus TUF Gaming A16 FA617
Radeon RX 7600S, R7 7735HS, Micron 2400 MTFDKBA1T0QFM
10790 Points +7%
Acer Nitro 16 AN16-41
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, R7 7735HS, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
10558 Points +4%
Acer Predator Helios 16 PH16-71-731Q
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-13700HX, Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
10109 Points
Aorus 15X ASF
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, i7-13700HX, Gigabyte AG470S1TB-SI B10
9731 Points -4%
Dell G15 5530
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-13650HX, SSTC CL4-3D512-Q11
8323 Points -18%
CrossMark / Overall
Acer Predator Helios 16 PH16-71-731Q
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-13700HX, Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
2105 Points
Aorus 15X ASF
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, i7-13700HX, Gigabyte AG470S1TB-SI B10
2065 Points -2%
Average of class Gaming
  (1247 - 2344, n=163, last 2 years)
1883 Points -11%
Average Intel Core i7-13700HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
  (1663 - 2105, n=5)
1862 Points -12%
Dell G15 5530
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-13650HX, SSTC CL4-3D512-Q11
1839 Points -13%
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16IRX8
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-13700HX, SK hynix PC801 HFS512GEJ9X115N
1663 Points -21%
Acer Nitro 16 AN16-41
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, R7 7735HS, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1535 Points -27%
CrossMark / Productivity
Acer Predator Helios 16 PH16-71-731Q
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-13700HX, Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
1989 Points
Aorus 15X ASF
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, i7-13700HX, Gigabyte AG470S1TB-SI B10
1960 Points -1%
Average of class Gaming
  (1299 - 2204, n=163, last 2 years)
1790 Points -10%
Average Intel Core i7-13700HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
  (1618 - 1989, n=5)
1767 Points -11%
Dell G15 5530
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-13650HX, SSTC CL4-3D512-Q11
1738 Points -13%
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16IRX8
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-13700HX, SK hynix PC801 HFS512GEJ9X115N
1618 Points -19%
Acer Nitro 16 AN16-41
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, R7 7735HS, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1508 Points -24%
CrossMark / Creativity
Acer Predator Helios 16 PH16-71-731Q
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-13700HX, Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
2274 Points
Aorus 15X ASF
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, i7-13700HX, Gigabyte AG470S1TB-SI B10
2193 Points -4%
Dell G15 5530
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-13650HX, SSTC CL4-3D512-Q11
2063 Points -9%
Average of class Gaming
  (1275 - 2660, n=163, last 2 years)
2057 Points -10%
Average Intel Core i7-13700HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
  (1710 - 2274, n=5)
2036 Points -10%
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16IRX8
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-13700HX, SK hynix PC801 HFS512GEJ9X115N
1710 Points -25%
Acer Nitro 16 AN16-41
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, R7 7735HS, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1637 Points -28%
CrossMark / Responsiveness
Aorus 15X ASF
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, i7-13700HX, Gigabyte AG470S1TB-SI B10
2016 Points +2%
Acer Predator Helios 16 PH16-71-731Q
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-13700HX, Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
1983 Points
Average of class Gaming
  (1030 - 2330, n=163, last 2 years)
1693 Points -15%
Average Intel Core i7-13700HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
  (1269 - 1983, n=5)
1674 Points -16%
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16IRX8
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-13700HX, SK hynix PC801 HFS512GEJ9X115N
1663 Points -16%
Dell G15 5530
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-13650HX, SSTC CL4-3D512-Q11
1544 Points -22%
Acer Nitro 16 AN16-41
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, R7 7735HS, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1337 Points -33%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 / Total
Asus TUF Gaming A16 FA617
Radeon RX 7600S, R7 7735HS, Micron 2400 MTFDKBA1T0QFM
591 ms * -18%
Asus TUF Gaming A16 FA617
Radeon RX 7600S, R7 7735HS, Micron 2400 MTFDKBA1T0QFM
591 ms * -18%
Acer Nitro 16 AN16-41
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, R7 7735HS, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
589 ms * -18%
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16IRX8
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-13700HX, SK hynix PC801 HFS512GEJ9X115N
534 ms * -7%
Average of class Gaming
  (421 - 737, n=196, last 2 years)
516 ms * -3%
Average Intel Core i7-13700HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
  (495 - 538, n=5)
514 ms * -3%
Dell G15 5530
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-13650HX, SSTC CL4-3D512-Q11
509 ms * -2%
Acer Predator Helios 16 PH16-71-731Q
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-13700HX, Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
499 ms *
Aorus 15X ASF
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, i7-13700HX, Gigabyte AG470S1TB-SI B10
491 ms * +2%
Speedometer 2.0 / Result
Acer Predator Helios 16 PH16-71-731Q
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-13700HX, Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
343 runs/min
Average of class Gaming
  (225 - 435, n=46, last 2 years)
340 runs/min -1%
Average Intel Core i7-13700HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
  (300 - 343, n=3)
329 runs/min -4%
Aorus 15X ASF
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, i7-13700HX, Gigabyte AG470S1TB-SI B10
327 runs/min -5%
Acer Nitro 16 AN16-41
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, R7 7735HS, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
253 runs/min -26%
Octane V2 / Total Score
Aorus 15X ASF
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, i7-13700HX, Gigabyte AG470S1TB-SI B10
96670 Points 0%
Acer Predator Helios 16 PH16-71-731Q
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-13700HX, Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
96413 Points
Average of class Gaming
  (69893 - 113875, n=54, last 2 years)
93400 Points -3%
Average Intel Core i7-13700HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
  (86875 - 96413, n=3)
90480 Points -6%
Acer Nitro 16 AN16-41
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, R7 7735HS, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
77270 Points -20%
Jetstream 2 / Total Score
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16IRX8
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-13700HX, SK hynix PC801 HFS512GEJ9X115N
304.963 Points +3%
Acer Predator Helios 16 PH16-71-731Q
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-13700HX, Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
295.422 Points
Average of class Gaming
  (215 - 369, n=87, last 2 years)
295 Points 0%
Aorus 15X ASF
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, i7-13700HX, Gigabyte AG470S1TB-SI B10
288.885 Points -2%
Average Intel Core i7-13700HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
  (263 - 305, n=4)
286 Points -3%
Acer Nitro 16 AN16-41
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, R7 7735HS, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
232.591 Points -21%
WebXPRT 3 / Overall
Acer Predator Helios 16 PH16-71-731Q
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-13700HX, Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
336 Points
Aorus 15X ASF
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, i7-13700HX, Gigabyte AG470S1TB-SI B10
323 Points -4%
Average of class Gaming
  (215 - 480, n=185, last 2 years)
301 Points -10%
Asus TUF Gaming A16 FA617
Radeon RX 7600S, R7 7735HS, Micron 2400 MTFDKBA1T0QFM
294 Points -12%
Asus TUF Gaming A16 FA617
Radeon RX 7600S, R7 7735HS, Micron 2400 MTFDKBA1T0QFM
294 Points -12%
Dell G15 5530
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-13650HX, SSTC CL4-3D512-Q11
291 Points -13%
Average Intel Core i7-13700HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
  (238 - 336, n=4)
291 Points -13%
Acer Nitro 16 AN16-41
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, R7 7735HS, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
250 Points -26%
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16IRX8
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-13700HX, SK hynix PC801 HFS512GEJ9X115N
238 Points -29%
WebXPRT 4 / Overall
Acer Predator Helios 16 PH16-71-731Q
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-13700HX, Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
283 Points
Dell G15 5530
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-13650HX, SSTC CL4-3D512-Q11
276 Points -2%
Aorus 15X ASF
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, i7-13700HX, Gigabyte AG470S1TB-SI B10
273 Points -4%
Average Intel Core i7-13700HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
  (247 - 283, n=5)
265 Points -6%
Average of class Gaming
  (157.9 - 328, n=168, last 2 years)
263 Points -7%
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16IRX8
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-13700HX, SK hynix PC801 HFS512GEJ9X115N
247 Points -13%
Asus TUF Gaming A16 FA617
Radeon RX 7600S, R7 7735HS, Micron 2400 MTFDKBA1T0QFM
225 Points -20%
Asus TUF Gaming A16 FA617
Radeon RX 7600S, R7 7735HS, Micron 2400 MTFDKBA1T0QFM
225 Points -20%
Acer Nitro 16 AN16-41
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, R7 7735HS, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
199.4 Points -30%

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PCMark 10 Score
7743 points
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AIDA64 / Memory Copy
Average of class Gaming
  (21842 - 94222, n=204, last 2 years)
62049 MB/s +9%
Dell G15 5530
Intel Core i7-13650HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
59347 MB/s +4%
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16IRX8
Intel Core i7-13700HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
58458 MB/s +3%
Aorus 15X ASF
Intel Core i7-13700HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
57467 MB/s +1%
Average Intel Core i7-13700HX
  (36504 - 63990, n=10)
57082 MB/s 0%
Acer Predator Helios 16 PH16-71-731Q
Intel Core i7-13700HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
56899 MB/s
Asus TUF Gaming A16 FA617
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS, Radeon RX 7600S
48549 MB/s -15%
Acer Nitro 16 AN16-41
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
47903 MB/s -16%
AIDA64 / Memory Read
Dell G15 5530
Intel Core i7-13650HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
67903 MB/s +1%
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16IRX8
Intel Core i7-13700HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
67644 MB/s +1%
Acer Predator Helios 16 PH16-71-731Q
Intel Core i7-13700HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
67092 MB/s
Aorus 15X ASF
Intel Core i7-13700HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
66898 MB/s 0%
Average of class Gaming
  (23681 - 90647, n=204, last 2 years)
65981 MB/s -2%
Average Intel Core i7-13700HX
  (36510 - 69729, n=10)
63654 MB/s -5%
Asus TUF Gaming A16 FA617
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS, Radeon RX 7600S
50338 MB/s -25%
Acer Nitro 16 AN16-41
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
50111 MB/s -25%
AIDA64 / Memory Write
Acer Predator Helios 16 PH16-71-731Q
Intel Core i7-13700HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
85675 MB/s
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16IRX8
Intel Core i7-13700HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
65896 MB/s -23%
Average of class Gaming
  (22986 - 103259, n=204, last 2 years)
64028 MB/s -25%
Average Intel Core i7-13700HX
  (33598 - 85675, n=10)
61206 MB/s -29%
Dell G15 5530
Intel Core i7-13650HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
60052 MB/s -30%
Aorus 15X ASF
Intel Core i7-13700HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
55411 MB/s -35%
Asus TUF Gaming A16 FA617
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS, Radeon RX 7600S
55012 MB/s -36%
Acer Nitro 16 AN16-41
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
54955 MB/s -36%
AIDA64 / Memory Latency
Acer Nitro 16 AN16-41
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
93.5 ns * -9%
Average of class Gaming
  (59.5 - 152.5, n=203, last 2 years)
91 ns * -6%
Dell G15 5530
Intel Core i7-13650HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
90.7 ns * -6%
Average Intel Core i7-13700HX
  (81.9 - 97.9, n=10)
87.4 ns * -2%
Aorus 15X ASF
Intel Core i7-13700HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
86.2 ns * -1%
Acer Predator Helios 16 PH16-71-731Q
Intel Core i7-13700HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
85.5 ns *
Asus TUF Gaming A16 FA617
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS, Radeon RX 7600S
84.6 ns * +1%
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16IRX8
Intel Core i7-13700HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
81.9 ns * +4%

* ... smaller is better

DPC latencies

High DPC latencies prevent the use of real time multimedia software.
High DPC latencies prevent the use of real time multimedia software.
The kernel module driver is primarily resposible for this. BIOS updates could either improve or worsen the results.
The kernel module driver is primarily resposible for this. BIOS updates could either improve or worsen the results.
DPC Latencies / LatencyMon - interrupt to process latency (max), Web, Youtube, Prime95
Dell G15 5530
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-13650HX, SSTC CL4-3D512-Q11
3585.6 μs * -118%
Aorus 15X ASF
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, i7-13700HX, Gigabyte AG470S1TB-SI B10
1813 μs * -10%
Acer Predator Helios 16 PH16-71-731Q
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-13700HX, Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
1644.1 μs *
Acer Nitro 16 AN16-41
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, R7 7735HS, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1312.1 μs * +20%
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16IRX8
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-13700HX, SK hynix PC801 HFS512GEJ9X115N
869.7 μs * +47%
Asus TUF Gaming A16 FA617
Radeon RX 7600S, R7 7735HS, Micron 2400 MTFDKBA1T0QFM
237.9 μs * +86%

* ... smaller is better

Mass storage

The installed PCIe 4.0 Micron 3400 SSD can hold 1 TB. The sequential read transfer rates of up to 6,100 MB/s are above-average. However, after a short time, drastic thermal-related throttling kicks in that reduces the speed to a third of its capacity. Throttling is not present in the Micron 3400 found in either the Asus ROG Flow X16 or Lenovo Legion 7 but the same issue was reported in both the HP ZBook Fury 16 and ZBook Firefly 14.

The SK Hynix PC801 in the Legion Pro 5 16 can also sustain transfers at up to ~6,000 MB/s while the small M.2 2242 SSD found in the Dell G15 5530 is clearly at the bottom of the pack.

AS SSD
AS SSD
Copy benchmark
Copy benchmark
Acer Predator Helios 16 PH16-71-731Q
Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
Acer Nitro 16 AN16-41
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16IRX8
SK hynix PC801 HFS512GEJ9X115N
Aorus 15X ASF
Gigabyte AG470S1TB-SI B10
Asus TUF Gaming A16 FA617
Micron 2400 MTFDKBA1T0QFM
Dell G15 5530
SSTC CL4-3D512-Q11
AS SSD
-25%
-15%
-15%
-72%
-144%
Seq Read
5246.2
5185.49
-1%
5856.12
12%
4649.46
-11%
3976.53
-24%
2603.73
-50%
Seq Write
4435.2
3900.46
-12%
4750.28
7%
3810.26
-14%
3020.8
-32%
494.63
-89%
4K Read
65.7
62.76
-4%
77.12
17%
100.75
53%
49.25
-25%
36.37
-45%
4K Write
242.1
137.9
-43%
276.66
14%
308.92
28%
152.75
-37%
188.64
-22%
4K-64 Read
2262.3
2593.07
15%
2572.63
14%
2964.13
31%
1901.41
-16%
932.26
-59%
4K-64 Write
2618.3
3195.33
22%
3536.78
35%
3103.89
19%
1949.13
-26%
276.64
-89%
Access Time Read *
0.023
0.079
-243%
0.044
-91%
0.068
-196%
0.05
-117%
0.103
-348%
Access Time Write *
0.019
0.029
-53%
0.053
-179%
0.012
37%
0.105
-453%
0.182
-858%
Score Read
2853
3174
11%
3235
13%
3530
24%
2348
-18%
1229
-57%
Score Write
3304
3723
13%
4288
30%
3794
15%
2404
-27%
515
-84%
Score Total
7575
8452
12%
9125
20%
9097
20%
5903
-22%
2271
-70%
Copy ISO MB/s
4030.7
3037.59
-25%
566.62
-86%
1039.04
-74%
488.98
-88%
Copy Program MB/s
1323.8
968.9
-27%
1098.38
-17%
439.84
-67%
296.26
-78%
Copy Game MB/s
2727
2239.37
-18%
2670.4
-2%
721.09
-74%
452.22
-83%
DiskSpd
-22%
-3%
9%
-31%
-57%
seq read
3587
3520
-2%
5346
49%
3419
-5%
2460
-31%
2726
-24%
seq write
4634
2220
-52%
1495
-68%
3270
-29%
2991
-35%
535
-88%
seq q8 t1 read
6521
6661
2%
7127
9%
7018
8%
4633
-29%
2985
-54%
seq q8 t1 write
4962
2216
-55%
4903
-1%
4398
-11%
3415
-31%
539
-89%
4k q1 t1 read
68.3
48.4
-29%
65.9
-4%
73.5
8%
35.5
-48%
34
-50%
4k q1 t1 write
249
159.6
-36%
328
32%
346
39%
181.3
-27%
224
-10%
4k q32 t16 read
2848
3311
16%
2889
1%
3552
25%
2025
-29%
1054
-63%
4k q32 t16 write
2670
2193
-18%
1457
-45%
3610
35%
2291
-14%
507
-81%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-24% / -24%
-9% / -11%
-3% / -6%
-52% / -55%
-101% / -113%

* ... smaller is better

Drive Performance Rating - Percent
Aorus 15X ASF
Gigabyte AG470S1TB-SI B10
88.7 pt
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16IRX8
SK hynix PC801 HFS512GEJ9X115N
84.7 pt
Acer Predator Helios 16 PH16-71-731Q
Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
82.2 pt
Average of class Gaming
 
73.1 pt
Acer Nitro 16 AN16-41
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
71.1 pt
Average Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
 
70.2 pt
Asus TUF Gaming A16 FA617
Micron 2400 MTFDKBA1T0QFM
57.7 pt
Dell G15 5530
SSTC CL4-3D512-Q11
28.1 pt