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Acer Predator Helios 500 PH517-51-99UR

Specifications

Acer Predator Helios 500 PH517-51-99UR
Acer Predator Helios 500 PH517-51-99UR (Predator Helios Series)
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop) - 8192 MB, Core: 1480 MHz, Memory: 2002 MHz, GDDR5
Memory
32768 MB 
, (2x 16GB Module, 4 Slots, max. 64GB)
Display
17.3 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 127 PPI, AUO_B173HAN03, IPS, G-Sync, glossy: no
Mainboard
Intel HM370
Storage
512 MB NAND Flash, 0.5 GB 
, + 1TB HDD
Connections
3 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 2 USB 3.1 Gen2, 2 Thunderbolt, 1 HDMI, 1 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: 3.5mm
Networking
Killer E2500 Gigabit Ethernet Controller (10/100/1000/2500/5000MBit/s), Intel Cannon Lake-H/S CNVi: WiFi (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), 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, 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, 24 Months Warranty
Weight
3.78 kg ( = 133.34 oz / 8.33 pounds), Power Supply: 1.12 kg ( = 39.51 oz / 2.47 pounds)
Price
2700 Euro

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 81% - good
Average of 4 scores (from 6 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 80%, features: - %, display: - % mobility: 40%, workmanship: 60%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Acer Predator Helios 500 PH517-51-99UR

80% Acer Predator Helios 500 Review: A rare chance to choose between AMD and Intel-Nvidia versions
Source: PC World English
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%
Acer Predator Helios 500 Review: A rare chance to choose between AMD and Intel-Nvidia versions
Source: Good Gear Guide English
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
85% Acer Predator Helios 500 review (PH517-51 – Core i9-8950HK, GTX 1070, FHD 144 Hz screen with GSync)
Source: Ultrabook Review English
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%
79% Acer Predator Helios 500 review:
Source: CNet English
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%

Foreign Reviews

Acer Predator Helios 500 PH517-51-99UR
Source: 15 Zoll Notebooks Test German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/16/2018
80% Test du PC gamer Acer Predator Helios 500 avec Intel Core i9 et GTX 1070
Source: CNet France French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/03/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%

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.
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.
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.
3.78 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.


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.

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Stefan Hinum, 2018-08-26 (Update: 2018-08-26)