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Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315 Series

Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-55-764CProcessor: Intel Alder Lake-S i7-12700H, Intel Tiger Lake i5-11400H, Intel Tiger Lake i7-11800H, Intel Tiger Lake i9-11900H
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
Display: 15.60 inch
Weight: 2.2kg, 2.3kg, 2.31kg, 2.6kg
Average Score: 83.3% - good
Average of 10 scores (from 19 reviews)
price: 95%, performance: 89%, display: 89%, mobility: 72%, workmanship: 83%, ergonomy: 90%

 

Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-54-NH.QC1EK.002

Specifications

Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-54-NH.QC1EK.002Notebook: Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-54-NH.QC1EK.002
Processor: Intel Tiger Lake i7-11800H
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU 8192 MB
Display: 15.60 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 2.3kg
Links: Acer homepage
 Acer notebook section

Price comparison

Average Score: 88.33% - very good

Average of 3 scores (from 8 reviews)

 

Reviews

Acer Helios 300 Review - It's Bad, But Can Be Fixed!
Source: Jarrod'sTech English
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/17/2021
Acer’s Helios 300 Has BIG Problems...
Source: Jarrod'sTech English
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/03/2021
90% Acer Predator Helios 300 review (2021 PH315-54 model – i7-11800H, RTX 3070)
Source: Ultrabook Review English
The mid-2021 Acer Predator Helios 300 is a hardware bump of the previous generations, and now ships with an 8Core 11th gen Intel i7 processor by default, as well as a mid-powered 80-100W RTX 3000 graphics chips, paired with faster memory, storage, and fair-quality screens. And while the design is starting to show its age here and there, this is now more powerful than in the past and remains an excellently balanced mid-tier performance/gaming notebook, as well as one of the most aggressively priced options in its class.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/11/2021
Rating: Total score: 90%

Foreign Reviews

90% ACER Predator Helios 300 PH315-54 Review
Source: Geeknetic Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/28/2022
Rating: Total score: 90%
Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-54-73HX. Portátil gaming con nVidia RTX 3070
Source: Ofertaman Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Powerful processor; great dedicated graphics card; high gaming performance; decent display; affordable price.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/16/2023
Review Acer Predator Helios 300: Ngebut Banget!
Source: Jagat Review ID→EN
Positive: Powerful hardware; excellent performance; good cooling system; great display.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/14/2021
85% Acer Predator Helios 300 review și teste detaliate (generația 2021, PH315-54)
Source: Giz.ro →EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/19/2021
Rating: Total score: 85%
Acer Helios 300 cu RTX 3070 si i7-11800H – un laptop de gaming impresionant
Source: Arena IT →EN
Positive: Powerful hardware; great connectivity; dedicated graphics; excellent display; comfortable keyboard.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/29/2021

 

Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-54-760S

Specifications

Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-54-760SNotebook: Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-54-760S
Processor: Intel Tiger Lake i7-11800H
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU 6144 MB
Display: 15.60 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 2.2kg
Links: Acer homepage
 Acer notebook section

Price comparison

Average Score: 81.83% - good

Average of 6 scores (from 7 reviews)

 

Reviews

87% Acer Predator Helios 300 (PH315-54-760S) Review – A Mighty Performer!
Source: Laptop Under Budget English
The Acer Predator Helios 300 offers excellent bang for the buck, packing not just the latest gen hardware but also offering enough room for future upgrades. It’s a large, bulky machine, mind you and you will not like to carry this outside in a backpack. But at home, with the power cable plugged and perched on a desktop, the Predator Helios 300 just purrs. The higher power limit translates to a real-time improvement in gaming and creative workloads, and an excellent display complements it. The keyboard is also quite comfortable to use, and you get a massive choice of ports. But where you’re going to compromise is the audio quality, which is just horrible, and the portability because no one likes to tug around a 5-pound laptop in their bag. At this price, however, there are very few gaming laptops that will offer what the Acer Predator Helios 300 does.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/25/2022
Rating: Total score: 87% performance: 96% display: 86% mobility: 76% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 90%
70% Acer Predator Helios 300 2022
Source: PC Mag English
This year's edition of the Acer Predator Helios 300 delivers solid gaming performance and value, but doesn't quite show the sizzle we expect from an Editors' Choice gaming laptop. As we said, the MSI Katana GF66 looks awfully good with a larger solid-state drive for $100 less, but its price may be slightly higher outside Micro Center (the source of our test unit) and the Acer has a better display. That makes it a toss-up; competition among $1,100 to $1,300 gaming laptops is so intense you really want to look for new entries or discounts on a week-to-week basis.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/23/2022
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% Acer Predator Helios 300 (2021) Review: Doing It Again
Source: Gadgetbyte Nepal English
So there you have it, our review of the Acer Predator Helios 300 (2021). Based on everything I’ve discussed so far, you might have already guessed that I’m pretty fond of this gaming laptop. It features a solid build quality and an almost-excellent display—barring the brightness level of course. Apart from this, the Helios 300 delivers an equally impressive gaming performance, backed by an effective cooling solution. It’s just that the bold visual flair of the Predator lineup feels unapologetically classic as we head on to 2022. And maybe Acer could’ve given an AMD option as well considering all the strides team red had made with its Ryzen 5000 series mobile processors. Unfortunately, even the 2022 iteration of Helios 300 laptops favor Intel CPU—although that doesn’t necessarily feel like a bad thing this time considering how Alder Lake looks superior to AMD’s Zen 3+ based Rembrandt CPUs. But only time will tell just how much of that is true.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/11/2022
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 90% performance: 80% display: 90% mobility: 70% workmanship: 80%
100% Spectacular [or Not] PH315-54-760S 2021 Helios?
Source: PCR English
Speaking about price, it can be crazy sometimes, at the moment, this laptop is a few hundred bucks cheaper than the 10th Gen variant. In a few days, it’s possible that this unit also jumps up in price, too. In summary, is this the perfect gaming laptop out there? no, it is not. And of course, there are other laptops that have higher specifications than this one. But at this price point, this Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-54-760S gaming laptop as a total package is spectacular! The 2021 Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-54-760S with its 11th gen i7 CPU and RTX 3060 GPU is indeed not a perfect gaming laptop, but at this price point, it has many spectacular features that we appreciate.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/01/2021
Rating: Total score: 100% price: 100% performance: 100% display: 100%
84% Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-54-760S Review
Source: Digit week English
The Acer Predator Helios 300 (2021) offers gamers powerful performance paired with a colorful display and a comfortable keyboard. The Acer PH315-54-760S model we’ve reviewed is priced fairly considering its GeForce RTX 3060 GPU, but competition is stiff – for the same rice or a little more, the Alienware m15, Gigabyte Aero 15 XC, and HP Omen 15 offer eight-core processors, better GPUs and more advanced features. The Helios 300’s ace in the hole is its price, and being the base model, it’s still more than capable of 1080p gaming thanks to its GeForce RTX 3060 – just like its more costly models with RTX 3070 GPU. Its outstanding partial metal design, good port selection, and nifty one-button overclocking help it stand out against the competition.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/07/2021
Rating: Total score: 84%
Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-54-760S (2021) Review
Source: Reviewed.com English
The Acer Predator Helios 300 is great for gamers and content creators who want a laptop that will serve as a desktop alternative. Its pricing is low enough to remain competitive with desktops and there’s plenty of wired connectivity for adding a monitor and wired peripherals. The laptop’s chunky design and poor battery life hold back its portability, but that’s less of an issue if you rarely move it. This underlines the strange state of PC gaming hardware in 2021: supply constraints have led to high prices and spotty availability. In a typical year, buying a laptop as a desktop alternative would mean paying a premium for lackluster performance. The Helios 300 shows that, in the strange year that is 2021, a chunky laptop might be the most practical choice.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/24/2021

Foreign Reviews

70% Acer Predator Helios 300 (2022) : Achetez le au prix le plus bas
Source: MA Reduc French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/01/2022
Rating: Total score: 70%

 

Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-54-94U7

Specifications

Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-54-94U7Notebook: Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-54-94U7
Processor: Intel Tiger Lake i9-11900H
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU 8192 MB
Display: 15.60 inch, 16:9, 2560 x 1440 pixels
Weight: 2.31kg
Links: Acer homepage
 Acer notebook section

Price comparison

 

Foreign Reviews

Review Acer Predator Helios 300 (PH315-54-94U7): Laptop Gaming Monster yang Serba Bisa!
Source: Jagat Review ID→EN
Positive: Premium design; powerful processor; great dedicated graphics; high gaming performance; good cooling system; beautiful display; Thunderbolt 4 port. Negative: Single channel RAM.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/04/2022

 

Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-54 NH.QC5EP.00A

Specifications

Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-54 NH.QC5EP.00ANotebook: Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-54 NH.QC5EP.00A
Processor: Intel Tiger Lake i5-11400H
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU 4096 MB
Display: 15.60 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 2.2kg
Links: Acer homepage
 Acer notebook section

Price comparison

Average Score: 77% - good

Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

Foreign Reviews

77% Recenzja Acer Predator Helios 300 – od razu widać, że to laptop dla graczy
Source: Android.com.pl Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/16/2022
Rating: Total score: 77% performance: 80% display: 80% mobility: 70% workmanship: 80%

 

Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-55-764C

The Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-55-764C is a high-performance gaming laptop designed for gamers and professionals alike. With its powerful hardware and aggressive design, this laptop is perfect for those who demand the best in both performance and style. The Predator Helios 300 features a 15.6-inch Full HD IPS display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080. The display delivers sharp and vivid visuals, making it ideal for gaming and content creation. The display also supports a 144Hz refresh rate, providing smooth and fluid gameplay. Under the hood, the Predator Helios 300 is powered by the latest Intel Core i7-12700H processor and NVIDIA GTX 3070 Ti graphics card, making it capable of handling demanding tasks and games with ease. It also comes with 16GB of RAM and a 1TB SSD, providing ample space for their work and files.
The laptop is designed with gamers in mind and features a RGB-backlit keyboard, making it easy to type in low-light conditions. The keyboard also features dedicated media keys, providing quick and easy access to volume and media controls. The Predator Helios 300 also offers impressive connectivity options, including Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth 5.2. With these advanced technologies, users can transfer data quickly and enjoy fast and stable internet connections. The laptop also features a wide range of ports, including HDMI, USB-A, and USB-C, making it easy to connect to external displays, peripherals, and other devices. In terms of battery life, the Predator Helios 300 offers up to 6 hours of usage on a single charge. It also comes with fast charging technology, allowing users to quickly recharge the laptop when they are on the go. In conclusion, the Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-55-764C is a high-performance gaming laptop that offers the best in both performance and style. With its aggressive design, powerful hardware, and gaming-focused features, the Predator Helios 300 is an excellent choice for anyone looking for a high-performance laptop.
Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

Specifications

Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-55-764CNotebook: Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-55-764C
Processor: Intel Alder Lake-S i7-12700H
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU 8192 MB
Display: 15.60 inch, 16:9, 2560 x 1440 pixels
Weight: 2.6kg
Links: Acer homepage
 Acer notebook section

Price comparison

 

Reviews

Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-55-764C Review: The Joy of PC Gamin
Source: Root Nation English Archive.org version
Acer Predator Helios 300 is a gaming machine that is capable of more than just running all your favorite games with decent graphics quality and high frame rates. This laptop embodies everything I’ve been missing in consoles and cheaper laptops: it is the ultimate entertainment and productivity hub. Of course, being ultimate is not easy – both literally and figuratively. But if you decide to take the difficult but fruitful path of PC gaming, the Acer Predator Helios 300 will be a good companion that will bring you many great hours of gaming and more. And, let me repeat, does anyone want to buy an Xbox Series S? The reason for selling: Acer Predator Helios 300 converted me to PC Master Race.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/02/2002

Foreign Reviews

Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-55-764C
Source: Noticias 3D Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Good cooling system; nice gaming performance; powerful hardware; beautiful display; comfortable keyboard. Negative: Mediocre speakers; plastic case; thick frames.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/27/2022

 

Comment

Acer: In 1976, the company was founded in Taiwan under the name Multitech and was renamed Acer or Acer Group in 1987. The product range includes, for example, laptops, tablets, smartphones, desktops, monitors, TVs and computer peripherals. Since 2007, the group has merged with Gateway Inc. and Packard Bell, which also market their own laptop product lines.

Acer computers are designed for a variety of purposes, including ultrabooks for mobile use, gaming laptops for gamers, affordable options for everyday tasks, and 2-in-1 convertible laptops for versatility. Acer's product portfolio also includes tablets that offer portable computing and multimedia capabilities.


These graphics cards are able to play the latest and most demanding games in high resolutions and full detail settings with enabled Anti-Aliasing.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU: High-End laptop graphics card based on the Ampere GA104 chip. Available in different versions with a TDP from 80 to 125 Watt.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU: High-End laptop graphics card based on the Ampere GA104 chip. Available in different versions with a TDP from 80 to 125 Watt and different maximum Boost clock speeds of 1035 - 1485 MHz.

With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU: High-End laptop graphics card based on the Ampere GA106 chip with 3072 cores. Available in different versions with a TDP from 60 to 115 Watt.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU: Mid-range gaming laptop graphics card based on the Ampere GA107 chip.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Intel Tiger Lake:

i7-11800H: Tiger Lake (H45 series) based high end octa-core SoC for gaming laptops and workstations. The eight CPU cores run at 2.3 GHz to 4.6 GHz. The integrated UHD Graphics GPU offers 32 EUs at up to 1.45 GHz. The chip is manufactured on the second-gen 10 nm Intel SuperFin process.

i9-11900H: Tiger Lake (H45 series) based high end octa-core SoC for gaming laptops and workstations. The eight CPU cores clock with 2.5 - 4.9 GHz. The integrated UHD Graphics GPU offers 32 cores at up to 1.45 GHz. The chip is manufactured in the 10nm SuperFin (improved 10nm) process.

i5-11400H: Tiger Lake (H45 series) based high end hexa-core SoC for gaming laptops and workstations. The six CPU cores clock with 2.7 - 4.5 GHz. The integrated UHD Graphics GPU offers 16 EUs at up to 1.45 GHz. The chip is manufactured on the second-gen 10 nm Intel SuperFin process.

Intel Alder Lake-S:

i7-12700H: Alder Lake based mobile CPU with 6 performance cores and 8 efficient cores. The performance cores offer hyper threading, leading to 20 threads that can be processed. The CPU clocks from 1.7 to 4.7 GHz and supports vPro.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


2.2 kg:

2.6 kg:

With this weight, a laptop is rather heavier than average. Devices in this range shine more with screen size and performance than with mobility.


83.3%: This rating is slightly above average, there are somewhat more devices with worse ratings. However, clear purchase recommendations look different.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Current Prices
Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-55-764C
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Stefan Hinum, 2021-09-22 (Update: 2021-09-22)