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Acer Predator Helios 500 PH517-52-NH.QCNEX.003

Specifications

Acer Predator Helios 500 PH517-52-NH.QCNEX.003
Acer Predator Helios 500 PH517-52-NH.QCNEX.003 (Predator Helios 500 PH517 Series)
Processor
Intel Core i9-11980HK 8 x 2.6 - 5 GHz, Tiger Lake H45
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU - 16 GB VRAM, Core: 1545 MHz, 165 W TDP, GDDR6
Memory
32 GB 
, DDR4
Display
17.30 inch 16:9, 3840 x 2160 pixel 255 PPI, IPS
Storage
2 x 1TB
Connections
3 USB 3.1 Gen2, 2 Thunderbolt, 1 HDMI, Audio Connections: 3.5mm
Networking
10/100/1000 LAN Card (10/100/1000MBit/s), 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6), Bluetooth 5.2
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 35.3 x 400 x 319.2 ( = 1.39 x 15.75 x 12.57 in)
Battery
Lithium-Ion, 4-cell
Camera
Webcam: Yes
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes
Weight
3.9 kg ( = 137.57 oz / 8.6 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 85.33% - good
Average of 6 scores (from 10 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 90%, features: - %, display: 100% mobility: 60%, workmanship: 100%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Acer Predator Helios 500 PH517-52-NH.QCNEX.003

80% Acer Predator Helios 500 review: Super powerful, super pricey
Source: Pocket Lint English
The Acer Helios Predator 500 is a heavyweight laptop in several ways. It's big and heavy, has just about the best specs you can get in a laptop, and costs an absolute fortune. It's overkill for most people, and not because we think you should all be happy playing games at Full HD at 30 frames per second. A laptop like the Lenovo Legion 7 can get you similar performance for almost half the price, which is kind of mad. The Helios 500 is probably the best fit for those who will try overclocking their laptop's graphics processor, as judging by the thermal performance we see here there's certainly scope for that. It's a bit of a beast.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/24/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
85% Acer Predator Helios 500 review (2021 PH517-52 model – i9-11980HK, RTX 3080, mini LED 4K)
Source: Ultrabook Review English
This 2021 Predator Helios 500 is an impressive performance and gaming laptop. The solid build quality, the miniLED 4K screen option, the competent IO, and the oversized thermal design are the main selling points of this Helios 500 over its counterparts, while at the same time its size and weight, the lack of a MUX switch, and its smaller battery might steer some of you away. All in all, this behemoth is more a desktop laptop than most of the other full-size performance options of this generation, and I'd expect this aspect to weigh in heavily in your final decision.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/27/2021
Rating: Total score: 85%
85% Acer Predator Helios 500 review (2021 PH517-52 model – i9-11980HK, RTX 3080, mini LED 4K)
Source: Ultrabook Review English
This 2021 Predator Helios 500 is an impressive performance and gaming laptop. The solid build quality, the miniLED 4K screen option, the competent IO, and the oversized thermal design are the main selling points of this Helios 500 over its counterparts, while at the same time its size and weight, the lack of a MUX switch, and its smaller battery might steer some of you away. All in all, this behemoth is more a desktop laptop than most of the other full-size performance options of this generation, and I'd expect this aspect to weigh in heavily in your final decision.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/27/2021
Rating: Total score: 85%

Foreign Reviews

97% Acer Predator Helios 500 PH517-52, review completa en español
Source: Game IT Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/18/2021
Rating: Total score: 97% display: 100% workmanship: 100%
Acer Predator Helios 500 Review con Core i9-11980HK y RTX 3080
Source: Geeknetic Spanish ES→EN
Positive: High performance; excellent display; good connectivity; great dedicated graphics. Negative: Noisy under loads; heavy and bulky; low autonomy; overheats while using.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/27/2021
80% Test Acer Predator Helios 500 : Un PC portable au antipodes d’un ultrabook
Source: Charles Tech French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/09/2022
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 90% display: 100% mobility: 60%
Обзор Predator Helios 500: мечта любого геймера
Source: Zoom RU→EN
Positive: Powerful hardware; high performance; stylish design; solid workmanship; excellent display.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/16/2022
85% Acer Predator Helios 500 review și teste
Source: Giz.ro →EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/27/2021
Rating: Total score: 85%
Acer Predator Helios 500: cu adevărat înlocuitor de desktop
Source: Computerblog.ro →EN
Positive: High performance; large screen; nice display; great connectivity. Negative: Heavy and bulky; short battery life; high price.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/09/2021
Acer Helios 500 – desktop replacement pentru gaming si cu doua alimentatoare
Source: Arena IT →EN
Positive: Premium design; solid workmanship; powerful hardware; high performance; excellent display. Negative: Heavy and bulky.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/13/2021

Comment

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU: High-End laptop graphics card based on the Ampere GA104 chip. At the time of the launch in early 2021, the 3080 is the fastest laptop graphics card on the market.

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.


i9-11980HK: Tiger Lake (H45 series) based high end octa-core SoC for gaming laptops and workstations. The eight CPU cores clock with 2.6 - 5 GHz. The integrated UHD Graphics GPU offers 32 EUs. The CPU is manufactured on the 10nm SuperFin (improved 10nm) process.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


17.30":

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.


3.9 kg:

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.


85.33%: This is a good rating above average. Nevertheless you should not forget, that 10-15% of all notebook-models get a better rating.


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

 

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Stefan Hinum, 2021-10-27 (Update: 2021-10-27)