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Acer Predator Helios 3D 15 SpatialLabs Edition

Specifications

Acer Predator Helios 3D 15 SpatialLabs Edition
Acer Predator Helios 3D 15 SpatialLabs Edition (Predator Helios 300 PT315 Series)
Processor
Intel Core i9-13900HX 24 x 1.6 - 5.4 GHz, Raptor Lake-HX
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU - 12 GB VRAM, Core: 1930 MHz, 175 W TDP, GDDR6
Memory
32 GB 
, DDR5
Display
15.60 inch 16:9, 3840 x 2160 pixel 282 PPI, IPS, 3D, glossy: no, 60 Hz
Storage
M.2 PCIe
Connections
1 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 2 USB 3.1 Gen2, 2 Thunderbolt, 1 HDMI, Audio Connections: 3.5mm
Networking
10/100/1000 LAN Card (10/100/1000MBit/s), Wi-Fi 6E (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6/ Wi-Fi 6E 6 GHz), Bluetooth 5.3
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 27.9 x 359.4 x 280.8 ( = 1.1 x 14.15 x 11.06 in)
Battery
90 Wh Lithium-Ion, 4-cell
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 11 Home
Camera
Webcam: HD 720p
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes
Weight
2.99 kg ( = 105.47 oz / 6.59 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
3100 Euro

 

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Average Score: 66.67% - average
Average of 3 scores (from 6 reviews)
price: 40%, performance: 40%, features: - %, display: - % mobility: 20%, workmanship: 60%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Acer Predator Helios 3D 15 SpatialLabs Edition

40% Acer Predator Helios 300 SpatialLabs Edition review: A new dimension of discomfort
Source: Techradar English
These problems will surely be ironed out with future iterations but, for the moment, it's disappointing to see consumers being sold a product that feels a little too much like a prototype. In spite of this, sharing a lot of characteristics with the design of the regular Acer Predator Helios 300 means that there is still a solid gaming laptop beneath it all. The materials are sturdy and the specs, while unimpressive for the price, are perfectly adequate for playing most modern games in 2D. Will these strong foundations save the Acer Predator Helios 300 SpatialLabs Edition from becoming nothing more than an amusing novelty? If not, what options should you consider instead? Let’s take a look.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/04/2023
Rating: Total score: 40% price: 40% performance: 40% mobility: 20% workmanship: 60%
80% Acer Predator Helios 300 SpatialLabs Edition review: 3D or not 3D?
Source: Expert Reviews English
The SpatialLabs 3D technology showcased by the Acer Predator Helios 300 is undoubtedly very impressive and it’s clearly heading in the right direction. The effect is incredibly immersive given the right game, and even with the inherent drawbacks such as having to keep your head still, it’s great fun to game with. Right now, though, I’m not convinced there are enough compelling 3D Ultra-compatible games to justify the cost. Perhaps if the Helios 300 didn’t cost so much more than an equivalent non-SpatialLabs gaming machine I could make a solid case for considering it. However, when all is said and done, I still can’t quite shake the feeling that this is a technology demonstrator and that it would be wiser to wait for the next-generation model with an RTX40-series GPU and maybe even a higher native refresh rate.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/04/2023
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Acer Predator Helios 300 SpatialLabs Edition review: 3D or not 3D?
Source: Expert Reviews English
The SpatialLabs 3D technology showcased by the Acer Predator Helios 300 is undoubtedly very impressive and it’s clearly heading in the right direction. The effect is incredibly immersive given the right game, and even with the inherent drawbacks such as having to keep your head still, it’s great fun to game with. Right now, though, I’m not convinced there are enough compelling 3D Ultra-compatible games to justify the cost. Perhaps if the Helios 300 didn’t cost so much more than an equivalent non-SpatialLabs gaming machine I could make a solid case for considering it. However, when all is said and done, I still can’t quite shake the feeling that this is a technology demonstrator and that it would be wiser to wait for the next-generation model with an RTX40-series GPU and maybe even a higher native refresh rate.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/23/2023
Rating: Total score: 80%
How to open Predator Helios 3D 15 SpartialLabs Edition PH3D15-71 -disassembly and upgrade options
Source: Laptop Media English
Support, online available, Short, Date: 11/10/2023
Acer Predator Helios 3D 15 SpatialLabs Edition (PH3D15-71) review – it’s a powerhouse but the stereoscopic 3D effect isn’t perfect
Source: Laptop Media English
The Acer Predator Helios 3D 15 SpatialLabs Edition (PH3D15-71) is an interesting gadget for wealthy gamers or enthusiasts. Its display can show crisp and sharp images in 2D while the overall quality of the 3D effect is questionable. Actually, it was very interesting to play games without wearing glasses but the technology definitely needs improvement. If money isn’t a problem and you want to experience something fresh and new, buying this laptop can give you a bit more fun than usual. On the other hand, for that kind of price tag, you can find gaming devices with bigger 2D displays and GeForce RTX 4090 under the hood. The short battery life and the noise levels in “Turbo” mode can be a real no-go for some people. Still, the build quality is very good, the cooling can successfully tame the powerful internals, and the port selection includes five USB ports and even an SD Card reader.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/10/2023

Foreign Reviews

Acer Predator Helios 3D 15: notebook 3D-s kijelzővel
Source: Prohardver.hu HU→EN
Positive: Powerful processor; great dedicated graphics card; excellent 4K & 3D display; premium design; solid workmanship. Negative: Very expensive.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/02/2023

Comment

NVIDIA NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU: High-end graphics card for laptops based on the Ada Lovelace architecture. Offers 12 GB GDDR6 (192 Bit) and is configurable with a TGP of 60 - 150W (+ Dynamic Boost). 

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

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


i9-13900HX: Mobile CPU based on the Raptor Lake series that offers 24 cores (8 performance, 16 efficiency cores) with a Boost core of up to 5.8 GHz for the P-cores. Similar to the Desktop i9-13900K but with reduced clock speeds and TDP.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


15.60":

15-inch display variants are the standard and are used for more than half of all laptops.

The reason for the popularity of mid-sized displays is that this size is reasonably easy on the eyes, often allows high resolutions and thus offers rich details on the screen, yet does not consume too much power and the devices can still be reasonably compact - simply the standard compromise.

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


2.99 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.


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.


66.67%: This rating is poor. More than three quarters of the models are rated better. That is rather not a purchase recommendation. Even if verbal ratings in this area do not sound that bad ("sufficient" or "satisfactory"), they are usually euphemisms that disguise a classification as a below-average laptop.


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

 

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Stefan Hinum, 2023-12- 3 (Update: 2023-12- 3)