Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-51-757A
Average of 3 scores (from 4 reviews)
Reviews for the Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-51-757A
Source: PC World
Overall it’s hard to complain much about the Acer Predator Helios 300. Sure, the battery could be larger, but then it would be heavier and bigger too. With its friendly upgrade paths, top-notch CPU and GPU, and hard-to-beat price of $1,100, there’s a good reason why the Predator Helios 300 has long been the bestselling gaming laptop on Amazon.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/01/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
Not everything here is perfect, with the metal finish showing fingerprints a bit too readily and the large bezel round the screen is a bit 2015. The oddly placed hash key also took a bit of getting used to. However, overall that screen and the core performance make this laptop well worth a look.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/01/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Good Gear Guide
I wouldn’t spend the extra $300 for the Acer Predator Helios 300 Special Edition, but your mileage may vary. My wife is utterly enthralled by its white-and-gold color scheme, and when I told her you could get the same laptop in black and red for $300 less, she said she’d still opt for the Special Edition simply for its aesthetics. No matter which version you buy, you’ll be getting a great gaming machine. Just be sure to budget for an extra SSD.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/02/2018
Source: PC World
The Acer Predator Helios 300 Special Edition gives a great gaming laptop a glamorous look, but you pay a premium for the gorgeous eye candy. And the keyboard backlighting is atrocious.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/02/2018
Rating: Total score: 60%
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73.33%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
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