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Acer Predator Helios 18 PH18-72-98MW

Specifications

Acer Predator Helios 18 PH18-72-98MW
Acer Predator Helios 18 PH18-72-98MW
Processor
Intel Core i9-14900HX 24 x 1.6 - 5.8 GHz, 157 W PL2 / Short Burst, 95 W PL1 / Sustained, Raptor Lake-HX Refresh
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU - 16 GB VRAM, Core: 1590 MHz, Memory: 2250 MHz, 175 W TDP, GDDR6, ForceWare 546.18, Optimus
Memory
32 GB 
, 2x 16 GB SO-DIMM DDR5-5600, two slots (both in use)
Display
18.00 inch 16:10, 2560 x 1600 pixel 168 PPI, B180QAN01.2 (AUO45A8), Mini-LED, WQXGA, glossy: no, HDR, 250 Hz
Mainboard
Intel HM770 (Raptor Lake-S PCH)
Storage
2x SK Hynix HFS001TEJ9X115N (RAID 0), 2048 GB 
, NVMe-SSDs, two M.2-slots (both in use)
Soundcard
Intel Raptor Point-S PCH - HD Audio (Audio, Voice, Speech)
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: Combined (Headset/Mic), Card Reader: microSD
Networking
Killer E3100G 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet Controller (10/100/1000/2500MBit/s), Intel Killer Wi-Fi 7 BE1750W 320 MHz (BE200NGW) (b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6/ Wi-Fi 6E 6 GHz be = Wi-Fi 7), Bluetooth 5.3
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 29.5 x 405 x 312 ( = 1.16 x 15.94 x 12.28 in)
Battery
90 Wh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 11 Home
Camera
Webcam: 2 MP FHD
Additional features
Speakers: 2.0, Keyboard: Chiclet RGB, Keyboard Light: yes, 330 W Power Supply, Key Caps, Predator Sense, 24 Months Warranty
Weight
3.278 kg ( = 115.63 oz / 7.23 pounds), Power Supply: 1.226 kg ( = 43.25 oz / 2.7 pounds)

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 83.82% - good
Average of 5 scores (from 9 reviews)
price: 70%, performance: 90%, features: 71%, display: 91% mobility: 65%, workmanship: 84%, ergonomy: 82%, emissions: 70%

Reviews for the Acer Predator Helios 18 PH18-72-98MW

87.1% Acer Predator Helios 18 2024 laptop review: New hardware for the 18-inch gamer | Notebookcheck
18-inch laptops are slowly but surely becoming less of a niche product. Alongside MSI, Asus and Alienware, Acer also has suitable products on offer. We have put the latest version of the Predator Helios 18 through its paces.
88% Geek Review: Acer Predator Helios 18 Gaming Laptop
Source: Geek Culture English
If there was an 18-inch beast of a flagship that’s worth the investment, it’d be the Acer Predator Helios 18. The gaming powerhouse has a lot to offer users, from excellent performance to spectacular visuals, but is a tough sell for the general crowd with its price tag.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/07/2024
Rating: Total score: 88% price: 80% performance: 95% workmanship: 90%
80% Acer Predator Helios 18 review: a monster gaming laptop that goes all out
Source: Techradar English
These days, huge gaming laptops can be surprisingly thin and light, yet still offer high-end performance. The 18-inch Acer Predator Helios 18 is no exception, and pushes the limits of how much high-performance hardware it can fit inside. As it suggests in the name, the Helios 18 has a huge 18-inch QHD+ (2560 x 1600) mini-LED panel with a fast 250Hz refresh rate, an excellent 3ms GTG refresh rate, but also covers 100% of the DCI-P3 gamut for vibrant, accurate colors. While the Helios 18 does have more affordable variants with lower-performance parts, I got hands on with one of the highest-end models. Key is the mighty Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090 GPU, plus the equally high-end Intel Core i9-14900HX CPU and up to 64GB of RAM.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/05/2024
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 60% performance: 80% mobility: 70% workmanship: 80%
80% Acer Predator Helios 18 (2024) Review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
This is another superb gaming laptop from Acer, going straight up against the mighty ROG Strix Scar 18 and Alienware M18, and beating the former on price by several hundred pounds. If you’re not set on an 18-inch model, we’ve tested a bunch more, and you can find our top picks in our best gaming laptops guide. While it’s not quite as fast as these two monster gaming laptops, the Acer Predator Helios 18 (2024) is still in much the same ballpark, and it’s hard to quibble with its gaming features, the excellent screen or the general ergonomics.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/26/2024
Rating: Total score: 80%
How to open Acer Predator Helios 18 (PH18-72) - disassembly and upgrade options
Source: Laptop Media English
Support, online available, Short, Date: 02/27/2024
Acer Predator Helios 18 (PH18-72) review – Desktop Performance in a Mini LED Laptop
Source: Laptop Media English
The Acer Predator Helios 18 (PH18-72) is a universal powerful machine. It can be a desktop replacement thanks to the exceptional hardware. With the 32-threaded Intel Core i9-14900HX, the laptop is suitable for CPU-intensive tasks such as 3D Rendering because the processor can maintain high clocks and power limits. The mobile GeForce RTX 4090 is able to show a 1972 MHz frequency after 30 minutes of gameplay – that’s a tremendously good result for such a thirsty chip that dissipates tons of heat! This Acer machine can be considered (almost) as a workstation since the cooling is capable and the overall performance is great. The optional 16:10 IPS Mini LED display (AUO B180QAN01.2 (AUO45A8)) is trying to compete with the OLED panels, at least when it comes to contrast (which here is 16000:1).
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/27/2024
Acer Predator Helios 18 hands-on at CES 2024
Source: Engadget English
Without a new generation of NVIDIA GPUs to accommodate, this year at CES 2024 in Las Vegas, laptop manufacturers have been forced to come up with other ways of getting attention. Some OEMs have opted for complete redesigns while others have introduced smaller (and super light) versions of existing models. But on the 2024 Predator Helios 18, Acer has opted for the flashiest method yet, featuring a captivating new hinge along with updated specs.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/09/2024

Foreign Reviews

Acer Predator Helios 18 Ein toller Gaming-Bolide der Desktop-Klasse
Source: HardwareLuxx German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/25/2024
Acer Predator Helios 18 Review
Source: Tweakers Dutch NL→EN
Positive: Comfortable keyboard; beautiful display; good connectivity. Negative: Average performance; noisy under loads.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/18/2024
84% Test Acer Predator Helios 18 PH18-72 : Ce monstre de puissance a un prix élevé
Source: Charles Tech French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/25/2024
Rating: Total score: 84% performance: 90% display: 90% mobility: 70% ergonomy: 80%

Comment

NVIDIA NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU: High-end laptop graphics card based on the Ada Lovelace architecture. Offers 16 GB GDDR6 VRAM with a 256 Bit memory bus and can be configured with 80 - 150 TDP settings (+ Dynamic Boost). 

These graphics cards are able to play the latest and most demanding games in high resolutions and full detail settings with enabled Anti-Aliasing.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


i9-14900HX: High-end mobile hybrid processor based on the Raptor Lake architecture with 24 cores and 32 threads. Clocks at a maximum of 5.8 GHz (P cores).» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


18.00": This display size is a standard format for desktop replacements (DTR). The DTR laptops are heavier to carry, need more power, but texts are easy to read and high resolutions are no problem. DTR are mainly intended for stationary desk use, where weight and energy hunger don't matter. In return, you enjoy the advantages of high resolutions (more details, better legibility).» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


3.278 kg:

A laptop with this weight is comparatively heavy and less designed for mobility than for use at the desk. Therefore, the devices tend to shine less with battery life than with a large screen and higher performance.


Acer: In 1976, the company was founded in Taiwan under the name Multitech and was renamed Acer or Acer Group in 1987. The product range includes, for example, laptops, tablets, smartphones, desktops, monitors, TVs and computer peripherals. Since 2007, the group has merged with Gateway Inc. and Packard Bell, which also market their own laptop product lines.

Acer computers are designed for a variety of purposes, including ultrabooks for mobile use, gaming laptops for gamers, affordable options for everyday tasks, and 2-in-1 convertible laptops for versatility. Acer's product portfolio also includes tablets that offer portable computing and multimedia capabilities.


83.82%: This rating is slightly above average, there are somewhat more devices with worse ratings. However, clear purchase recommendations look different.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

 

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Stefan Hinum, 2024-03-18 (Update: 2024-03-18)