Acer Predator Helios 500 PH517-51-99UR
Average of 4 scores (from 6 reviews)
Reviews for the Acer Predator Helios 500 PH517-51-99UR
Source: PC World
The one the one that may actually the *most* sense is the mid-range 6-core Core i7-8750H with GTX 1070 inside. With its 256GB SSD and 1TB hard drive for $1,700, it balances bang for buck pretty well.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 12/21/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Good Gear Guide
Overall, the Acer Predator Helios 500 is a solid laptop that really takes on different personalities depending on which configuration you buy.
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/21/2018
Source: Ultrabook Review
That’s about it for our review of the Acer Predator Helios 500. It’s great at what it does, but it’s not for everyone, especially at this point when the market offers a multitude of more compact and still well balanced products. Let us know what you think about it and get in touch in the comments section below if you have anything to add or any questions, we’re around to reply.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/01/2018
Rating: Total score: 85%
The Acer Helios 500 is a big-screen 17-inch laptop that has some excellent components and doesn't cost a fortune, but also offers few surprises.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/26/2018
Rating: Total score: 79% performance: 80% mobility: 40% workmanship: 60%
Source: 15 Zoll Notebooks Test DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/16/2018
Source: CNet France FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/03/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile: 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.
i9-8950HK: On Coffee Lake architecture based processor for big and heavy laptops. Integrates six processor cores clocked at 2.9- 4.8 GHz (4.3 GHz with 6 cores) that support HyperThreading. Manufactured in an improved 14nm process (14nm++). Offers an unlocked multiplier that allows overclocking of the CPU.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
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.
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.
81%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.