Acer Predator Helios 300-G3-571
Average of 6 scores (from 9 reviews)
Reviews for the Acer Predator Helios 300-G3-571
If you're looking for a budget-friendly gaming machine that's reliable, you can't get much better than the Helios. Between the top-tier components and effective cooling system, this affordable laptop more than gets the job done. If you're a hardcore gamer, it's powerful enough to handle virtual-reality experiences and the occasional AAA title. And if you just need a multi-tasking workhorse, it can do that too.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/25/2017
Rating: Total score: 79%
Source: Gaming Laptops Junky
I’ll keep it short. The Acer G3-571 / Helios 300 is a basic gaming laptop, but for $1050 (current price), the laptop is the most convincing gaming laptop for that price I’ve tested. It sports the usual hardware of I7-7700HQ, GTX 1060 6GB, 1080p IPS display (with low response times in my unit) and a SATA 256GB SSD and it’s easy to find 1TB HDD for $50 to throw in. The basics are good – performance is as expected (actually I got a little higher FPSs compared to the Y720), temps are in the safe range and are lower – again – than the Lenovo Y720, keyboard is rather good. The most notable drawbacks are the low color IPS display (common), the lack of mDP, and only 2xUSB 3.0 port and ofcourse no Thunderbolt 3 and sound quality isn’t good. It doesn’t have GSync either, but that’s not different compared to the competition. So, I find this machine to be a better choice compared to the Lenovo Y720.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/02/2017
Source: T Break
The Helios 300 is a highly customizable laptop that delivers some pretty solid gaming performance. The screen and weight are two things that bring it down, and we wish that it would run a little bit quieter. But these faults aside, it’s a great attempt by Acer to create an affordable gaming laptop that can cater to any gamer’s needs.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/17/2017
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 75% performance: 80% workmanship: 80%
Source: Computer Shopper
It may not be quite fair (or altogether appropriate) to think of the Acer Predator Helios 300 as a kinder, gentler Predator. But at $1,099 in our review configuration, it's certainly gentler on your wallet than a similarly configured Acer Predator 15, which currently sells for around $1,400.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/12/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Laptop Mag
The Acer Predator Helios 300 is a powerful, VR-ready gaming machine that costs several hundred dollars less than you might expect. Acer cut some corners with the display to get there, but its easy upgradability makes it a laptop you can keep gaming on for the long term. The battery life also impressed us.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/08/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Laptop Media
For now, we will give an early verdict of the notebook’s design, build quality and screen since these are the only things we were able to test for now. We will update the review as soon as we get a decent sample.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/22/2017
Source: PCtipp.ch DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/26/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Benchmark.pl PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/08/2017
Rating: Total score: 88%
Source: Laptop.bg BU→EN
Positive: Solid workmanship; compact size; nice display; good price. Negative: Poor connectivity.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/06/2017
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