Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-52-78VL
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Reviews for the Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-52-78VL
As mentioned earlier, Acer's usually a good place to start if you're looking to get more for your laptop dollar, whether that's for productivity or for gaming. The Predator Helios 300 is a step up from the company's Nitro 5 line, and it shows in the extras like 144Hz display, overclockable GPU and sturdier feel (though the lid could stand to be stiffer). Even with its few shortcomings, this is still a value-packed gaming laptop, even if it does cross my magic $999 line in the sand.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/14/2020
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 80% mobility: 60% workmanship: 80%
Source: PC Mag
Performing like a pricier machine without skimping on build quality or features, Acer's 2019 Predator Helios 300 delivers excellent value. It's our new top pick among entry-level gaming laptops.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/07/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
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80%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
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