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Acer Predator Helios 300: From 100 watts to 110 watts - TGP increase through firmware update

Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-53 in review: Update provides for (slightly) more RTX 3070 power
Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-53 in review: Update provides for (slightly) more RTX 3070 power
The Predator offers a Core i7-10750H processor, a GeForce RTX 3070 laptop GPU, 16 GB of RAM (dual-channel mode), and space for three drives (2x NVMe SSD, 1x 2.5-inch). In addition, there's a responsive Full HD display (IPS, 240 Hz) and quite good battery life.
Sascha Mölck (translated by Stephanie Chamberlain), 🇩🇪

Acer opts for a material mix of metal (upper cover of the base unit, lid back) and plastic (all other components) when it comes to the chassis of the 15.6-inch Predator Helios 300 gaming laptop. The case is almost completely matte black. The silver bottom covers of the rear air vents are the exception. Color accents are also set by the illuminated Predator logo that's found on the lid's back as well as by a few discreet blue highlights on the keyboard.

The laptop is powered by a Core i7-10750H processor and a GeForce RTX 3070 laptop graphics core. These components combined bring all the latest games smoothly onto the Helios 300's screen; Full HD resolution and maximum quality settings can usually be applied.

A few weeks ago, Acer released firmware updates that increase the TGP for various gaming laptops. In the case of the Predator, the TGP jumps from 100 to 110 watts. The TGP boost leads to a (slight) increase in frame rates in some games. A general improvement can't be detected, though.

The laptop has room for a total of two NVMe SSDs in the M.2-2280 format. If both M.2 slots are equipped with appropriate SSDs, they can form a RAID 0 array if required. Furthermore, the Predator still offers room for a 2.5-inch storage medium. The necessary SATA slot (in the box) and the mounting frame (inside the laptop) are included.

More information and many benchmark results are available in our review of the Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-53-786B.

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Sascha Mölck
Editor of the original article: Sascha Mölck - Senior Tech Writer - 866 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2012
What started as a side job during my computer science studies later became my main job: For more than 20 years now I have been working as an editor and author in the IT sector. While working in the print sector I also contributed to the creation of various loose-leaf publications and published original written pieces. I have been working for Notebookcheck since 2012.
Stephanie Chamberlain
Translator: Stephanie Chamberlain - Translator - 516 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2020
I've been fascinated with technology ever since I got my very first Android smartphone, which was quite a while ago. The power packed into such a small footprint still amazes me. Learning to program made my understanding of technology deeper, and at the same time, it expanded my interest to the area of desktop computers and laptops. All this led me to enjoy reading and watching reviews of new devices, and that's how I stumbled upon Notebookcheck. I immediately found their reviews to be very comprehensive, and luckily, I've even had the chance of translating them since 2019. When it comes to the huge field of technology, I'm currently also interested in specializing in Java programming.
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Sascha Mölck, 2021-07-23 (Update: 2021-07-23)