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Acer Predator Helios 500, i9-11980HK RTX 3080

Specifications

Acer Predator Helios 500, i9-11980HK RTX 3080
Acer Predator Helios 500, i9-11980HK RTX 3080 (Predator Helios 500 PH517 Series)
Processor
Intel Core i9-11980HK 8 x 3.3 - 5 GHz, Tiger Lake-HK
Graphics adapter
Memory
64 GB 
, DDR-3200
Display
17.30 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 127 PPI, IPS, 360 Hz
Connections
3 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 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
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 35.3 x 400 x 319.2 ( = 1.39 x 15.75 x 12.57 in)
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Mechanical, Keyboard Light: yes
Weight
3.9 kg ( = 137.57 oz / 8.6 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)

 

Price comparison

Average Score: 100% - very good
Average of 1 scores (from 3 reviews)

Reviews for the Acer Predator Helios 500, i9-11980HK RTX 3080

100% Acer Predator Helios 500 (2021) review: A gaming laptop behemoth
Source: Expert Reviews English
So, is the Helios 500 the best gaming laptop on the market? Yes. Clearly, the size and weight of the thing must be taken into consideration, as well as the shockingly bad battery life, but in the search for ultimate gaming performance some things have to give. For a not inconsiderable pile of cash, you are getting a superb display, an excellent keyboard and the potential to overclock the hardware to the point where you’ll be able to give a few gaming desktops a run for their money. It’s the irony of cutting-edge engineering that machines built without compromise often demand compromise of their users and the Helios 500 is just one such machine. But if you can put up with the weight, size and double-barrelled power supply, this is a gaming laptop like no other.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/28/2022
Rating: Total score: 100%
Acer Predator Helios 500 hands-on review
Source: Laptop Mag English
Without running a single game or benchmarks, I am still confident the Predator Helios 500 will kick some major gaming ass and be a competent multimedia laptop. With styling your friends will be jealous of and a powerful Intel 11th Gen Core i9 CPU bundled with the latest Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 GPU, the Helios should smash opponents like Thor during a blood rage while hurling Mjollnir at hapless enemies.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/26/2021

Foreign Reviews

Primer Contacto: Acer Predator Helios 500
Source: Noticias 3D Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Powerful hardware; nice ergonomics; excellent display; great webcam.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/16/2021

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 display size is a standard format for desktop replacements (DTR). The DTR laptops are heavier to carry, need more power, but texts are easy to read and high resolutions are no problem. DTR are mainly intended for stationary desk use, where weight and energy hunger don't matter. In return, you enjoy the advantages of high resolutions (more details, better legibility).» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


3.9 kg:

Only a few laptops are in this weight class because the mobility is rather limited due to the high weight. 


Acer: In 1976, the company was founded in Taiwan under the name Multitech and was renamed Acer or Acer Group in 1987. The product range includes, for example, laptops, tablets, smartphones, desktops, monitors, TVs and computer peripherals. Since 2007, the group has merged with Gateway Inc. and Packard Bell, which also market their own laptop product lines.

Acer computers are designed for a variety of purposes, including ultrabooks for mobile use, gaming laptops for gamers, affordable options for everyday tasks, and 2-in-1 convertible laptops for versatility. Acer's product portfolio also includes tablets that offer portable computing and multimedia capabilities.


100%: This model is obviously considered exceptional by the testers. There are almost no laptops that are rated this well. If the reviews or the sources that give these ratings are to be taken seriously, then it is a very clear buy recommendation. Unfortunately, sometimes top scores are also squandered.


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Stefan Hinum, 2021-08-31 (Update: 2021-08-31)