Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-52-79H8
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Reviews for the Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-52-79H8
Source: Newesc ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/31/2020
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 90% performance: 83% display: 90% mobility: 80% workmanship: 95%
Source: Ofertaman ES→EN
Positive: Big screen; high mobility; decent hardware; nice gaming performance; good connectivity.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/18/2020
Gaming laptops are something that never gets old, and the latest to enter the list is one from Acer. The company has introduced its very own Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-52-79H8, a compelling mid-range laptop that incorporates the latest Nvidia GPU and Intel processor with the promise of fast frame rates on modern games and strong productivity performance at the same time. Just like its name ‘Predator’, this power-packed device definitely feels like a gaming laptop with its very own identity. In terms of the design, Acer decided to no longer rely on a black and red design as it did with the previous Helios 300. Instead, the company has switched to a rather typical gaming-laptop look. The Predator Helios 300 sports an overall black design with some sprinkles of blue accents every here and there. The device comes with a 15.6-inch in-plane switching (IPS) screen with a native resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. Being an IPS panel, the screen is even viewable from odd angles, and this becomes an important feature when there is more than one person viewing the screen from various angles. The chiclet-style keyboard has nice travel and noticeable pressure points. The keys also have a dampened stop, which allows the keyboard to remain quiet even while typing quickly. This definitely accounts for user comfort and convenience while improving the overall user experience. It also comes with a dedicated numeric keypad. The trackpad just below the keyboard is large enough to perform multi-finger gestures and fits the overall look of the device.
As far as the performance is concerned, the Predator Helios 300 has incorporated a 9th Generation Intel Core i7-9750H processor along with the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Ti GPU, which is the latest release in the graphics lineup. Despite using Turing architecture, the GTX 1660 Ti does not readily offer the advanced ray-tracing lighting technology or have Tensor cores, which is required for the anti-aliasing DLSS feature found in a few top-tier games. The reason for this was the idea of providing an affordable option that can still offer good performance without these prime features, and the Predator Helios 300 is offering just that. In general, this laptop comes with 16 GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD. The biggest lag in the Predator Helios 300 has to be its battery. The device is said to be stuck in the middle with 5 hours and 12 minutes when videos are being streamed. In addition, the battery drain becomes a reality in actual game play. Therefore, there is a need to connect to a power outlet for longer gaming sessions, as there are high chances of the battery being drained off completely half way. While the device promises an excellent mid-range experience as a gaming laptop, the choice of owning it is entirely subjective, depending on the user’s choice and preference.
Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam
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Acer: The company was founded under the name of Multitech in Taiwan in 1976 and renamed to Acer or Acer Group in 1987. The product range includes, for example, laptops, tablets, smartphones, desktops, monitors and televisions. Gateway Inc. and Packard Bell also belong to the Group and sell their own laptops.
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