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Acer Predator Helios 500 PH517-61-R1DQ

Specifications

Acer Predator Helios 500 PH517-61-R1DQ
Acer Predator Helios 500 PH517-61-R1DQ (Predator Helios Series)
Graphics adapter
Memory
16384 MB 
Display
17.3 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 127 PPI, IPS, glossy: no
Storage
,  GB 
, 512 GB SSD
Connections
5 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 HDMI, 1 DisplayPort, Card Reader: undefined
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 5.0
Battery
74 Wh, 4800 mAh
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Additional features
Keyboard Light: yes
Weight
4 kg ( = 141.1 oz / 8.82 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 4 reviews)

Reviews for the Acer Predator Helios 500 PH517-61-R1DQ

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%

Foreign Reviews

Review Notebook Gaming AMD Ryzen: Acer Predator Helios 500 (PH517-61)
Source: Jagat Review ID→EN
Positive: Powerful processor; high gaming performance; nice display; backlit keys; good connectivity. Negative: Heavy and bulky.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/13/2018
Review Acer Predator Helios 500 – AMD Ryzen 7 2700 + Radeon Vega RX 56
Source: Pemmzchannel ID→EN
Positive: Powerful hardware; high gaming performance; good cooling system.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/06/2018
爆测《怪猎世界》 挑战掠夺者Helios 500极限
Source: PC Online.com.cn zh-CN→EN
Positive: High performance; modern design; IPS display.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/27/2018

Comment

AMD Pro Vega 56: The Radeon Pro Vega 56 uses the same chip as the Radeon RX Vega 56 but with reduced clock speeds for the chip and HBM memory. 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.
2700: The AMD Ryzen 7 2700 is an eight-core desktop processor with sixteen threads. It is the second fastest Ryzen 7 CPU that AMD has launched in 2018. The processor clocks up to a maximum of 4.1 GHz per core and is particularly convincing in applications. One of the highlights of the Ryzen 7 2700 is its energy efficiency as it only has a 65 W TDP. » 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.
4 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.


80%: 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, 2018-10-29 (Update: 2018-10-29)