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Acer Predator Helios 500 PH517-51-79BY

Specifications

Acer Predator Helios 500 PH517-51-79BY
Acer Predator Helios 500 PH517-51-79BY (Predator Helios Series)
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop) - 8192 MB, Core: 1480 MHz, Memory: 2002 MHz, GDDR5, Boost 1695, 397.64
Memory
16384 MB 
, DDR4, 2 x 8 GB onboard, 16 to 32 GB DDR4 RAM, 2 slots free
Display
17.3 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 141 PPI, AUO_B173HAN03, IPS, 144 Hz G-Sync, glossy: no
Mainboard
Intel HM370
Storage
SK hynix SSD Canvas SC300 HFS256GD9MNE-6200A, 256 GB 
, + Western Digital Blue Mobile 1TB, 7mm, 128MB, SATA 6Gb/s (WD10SPZX), 1100 GB free
Soundcard
Intel Cannon Lake-H/S - cAVS (Audio, Voice, Speech)
Connections
3 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 2 USB 3.1 Gen2, 2 Thunderbolt, 1 HDMI, 1 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: line-out / microphone
Networking
Killer E2500 Gigabit Ethernet Controller (10/100/1000MBit), Intel Cannon Lake-H/S CNVi: WiFi (a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 5.0
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 38.7 x 428 x 298 ( = 1.52 x 16.85 x 11.73 in)
Battery
72 Wh, 4660 mAh Lithium-Polymer, removeable, AP17C5P, Battery runtime (according to manufacturer): 3 h
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: 720p 1280x720
Additional features
Speakers: stereo + subwoofer, Keyboard: chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, 230 Watt power supply, Predator Sense, Norton Security Trial, 24 Months Warranty
Weight
3.778 kg ( = 133.27 oz / 8.33 pounds), Power Supply: 1.115 kg ( = 39.33 oz / 2.46 pounds)

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 79.88% - good
Average of 4 scores (from 12 reviews)
price: 84%, performance: 93%, features: 78%, display: 84% mobility: 68%, workmanship: 71%, ergonomy: 85%, emissions: 81%

Reviews for the Acer Predator Helios 500 PH517-51-79BY

84.5% Acer Predator Helios 500 (GTX 1070, i7-8750H) Laptop Review | Notebookcheck
Gaming upgrade. Our exclusive review of Acer's massive fella. Equipped with a 45 W CPU and a GTX 1070 the brand-new case contains a true gaming powerhouse. The Helios 500 is the successor to the Helios 300, and while still quite hefty and bulky the new kid on the block is not as sharp-edged anymore.
80% Acer Predator Helios 500
Source: Trusted Reviews English
Smooth performance and cool running make this a worthy top-end gaming laptop, despite limited portability and a few little flaws. Just keep an eye on battery levels.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/05/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% Acer Predator Helios 500
Source: PC Mag English
Acer's Predator Helios 500 squeezes full-fat overclockable GeForce GTX 1070 performance into a 17-inch gaming laptop, but we'd like to see a bit more battery life and chassis polish.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/23/2018
Rating: Total score: 70%
Acer Predator Helios 500 hands on
Source: Trusted Reviews English
There’s nothing too revolutionary going on here but Acer’s new gaming laptop looks set to be a perfectly capable option at a decent price. Exactly how it stacks up against the competition is something we’ll find out in our full review later in the year.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/25/2018
Acer Predator Helios 500 review: hands-on
Source: PC Advisor English
We'll bring you a full review of the Helios 500 soon, but until then, early signs are promising. It isn't a cheap option, and we still don't know how much the flagship Core i9+ model will cost, but the ingredients are all there for success.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/23/2018
Acer Predator Helios 500
Source: PC Mag English
We can't vouch for the performance just yet, but the Predator Helios 500 will pair the latest power parts with an advanced 17.3-inch G-Sync display in 4K or 1080p/144Hz flavors.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/23/2018
Acer Predator Helios 500 Hands On: A Large Gaming Powerhouse
Source: Lowyat.net English
But all of these good stuff come at a price: the Helios 500 retails from $1,999, which comes up to about RM7,965. It’s a high price to pay, but the gaming laptop’s feature set may justify it. If you’re eyeing to get the Helios 500, it’s expected to be available here in Malaysia very soon.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/23/2018

Foreign Reviews

85% Acer Predator Helios 500 PH517-51-79BY
Source: 15 Zoll Notebooks Test German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/13/2018
Rating: Total score: 85% price: 84% performance: 90% features: 87% mobility: 76%
Kraftvoller Desktopersatz
Source: Gameswelt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/14/2018
Portátil para juegos 17,3": Acer Predator Helios 500 PH517-51 [NH.Q3NEB.002]
Source: Putoinformatico Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Large screen; powerful hardware; high gaming performance. Negative: Relatively high price; heavy.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/09/2018
Acer Predator Helios 500, primeras impresiones: así es jugar con la nueva bestia parda del “gaming”
Source: Xataka Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Elegant design; decent hardware; nice gaming performance.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/25/2018
RECENZE: Acer Predator Helios 500 - 17'' herní notebook, Intel Core i9, GTX 1070, možnosti přetaktování
Source: Notebook.cz CZ→EN
Positive: Good display; nice ergonomy; solid workmanship; good cooling and silent system. Negative: Heavy and bulky.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/08/2018
Test Acer Predator Helios 500: Výkon GTX 1080 za cenu GTX 1070
Source: Zive CZ→EN
Positive: High performance; good price; powerful hardware; nice display.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/20/2018

Comment

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop): Pascal based high-end mobile graphics card based on a cut down GP104 (like the GTX 1080) and GDDR5 graphics memory. Successor to the GTX 980M with a 10 Watts higher TDP. Similar to the desktop GTX 1070 performance wise, but with more shaders and lower clock speeds. 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.
Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.  
8750H: On Coffee Lake architecture based processor for big and heavy laptops. Integrates six processor cores clocked at 2.2 - 4.1 GHz (4 GHz with 4 cores, 3.9 GHz with 6 cores) that support HyperThreading. Manufactured in an improved 14nm process (14nm++). » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
17.3":

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.
3.778 kg:

This weight is representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal.


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.


79.88%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Stefan Hinum, 2018-06-14 (Update: 2018-06-14)