Acer Predator Helios Neo 16 PHN16-71, i5-13500HX RTX 4060
Reviews for the Acer Predator Helios Neo 16 PHN16-71, i5-13500HX RTX 4060
Source: Laptop Media
As it happens, Acer sells two devices that share almost the same name. While the Helios Neo 16 might sound like something new, or a laptop out of The Matrix, it is nothing more than a rebranded Acer Nitro 16. This is not bad, of course, as you get two Thunderbolt 4 ports and a MicroSD card slot. In addition, the CPU is treated to a liquid metal thermal compound. To be honest, though, it made very little, if any difference. Acer has to get on top of the low P-core clocks issue. We are pretty confident that this can be done over-the-air, via an update to the firmware, or the BIOS. Acer Predator Helios Neo 16 (PHN16-71)’s IPS panel has a WQXGA resolution, comfortable viewing angles, a very high maximum brightness, and a good contrast ratio. Its backlight doesn’t use PWM for brightness adjustment, which makes the laptop great for long gaming sessions.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/28/2023
NVIDIA NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU: High-end graphics card for laptops based on the Ada Lovelace architecture. Offers 8 GB GDDR6 (128 Bit) and is configurable with a TGP of 35 - 115W (+ Dynamic Boost).
These graphics cards are able to play the latest and most demanding games in high resolutions and full detail settings with enabled Anti-Aliasing.
i5-13500HX: Mobile CPU based on the Raptor Lake series that offers 14 cores (6 performance, 8 efficiency cores) with up to 4.7 GHz. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
15-inch display variants are the standard and are used for more than half of all laptops.
The reason for the popularity of mid-sized displays is that this size is reasonably easy on the eyes, often allows high resolutions and thus offers rich details on the screen, yet does not consume too much power and the devices can still be reasonably compact - simply the standard compromise.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
With this weight, a laptop is rather heavier than average. Devices in this range shine more with screen size and performance than with mobility.
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.
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