Acer Predator Helios 300 PH317-56-94RD
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Reviews for the Acer Predator Helios 300 PH317-56-94RD
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If you buy into new technology then it’s always a gamble – you don’t know how well it’ll work and if it’ll grow into prominence or fade into obscurity. And, right now, the jury is out for Acer’s SpatialLabs screen. Right now, the 3D tech doesn’t work well enough in enough games. It’s tricky to recommend this misfiring 3D software when the alternative is crisp 4K gaming or a lower-resolution screen with a far better refresh rate. Get beyond the special screen and the Acer remains inconsistent. The display’s refresh rate undermines its good quality. The graphics card and processor are fast, but other laptops are faster. The design is bulky, and the keyboard and trackpad are underwhelming. If you want sleeker design, more power or better ergonomics, you’ll find them on rivals from Alienware, Razer and MSI at prices that remain in the same ballpark as the Acer. Acer’s 3D-toting gaming laptop tries hard to deliver innovation, but it’s just not consistent or impressive enough – and at this price, buying into the system feels too expensive and too risky.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/10/2022
Rating: Total score: 60%
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This large display size is used for laptops which are mainly intended for an use on a desk.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
In former years, this weight was representative for laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal. Nowadays, 17 inch laptops weigh less than that.
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.
While Acer still had the third largest global market share in the notebook segment in 2008, it ranked 6th in 2016 with a market share of 6% after they had continuously lost market shares.
There are dozens of Acer laptop reviews per month, the ratings are average (as of 2016). Gateway, which has an own laptop line-up, has also belonged to the Acer Group since 2007.
60%: Such a bad rating is rare. There exist hardly any notebooks, which are rated worse.
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