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Acer Predator Helios Neo 18 PHN18-71

Specifications

Acer Predator Helios Neo 18 PHN18-71
Acer Predator Helios Neo 18 PHN18-71
Processor
Intel Core i9-14900HX 24 x 1.6 - 5.8 GHz, Raptor Lake-HX Refresh
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU - 8 GB VRAM, Core: 2080 MHz, 140 W TDP, GDDR6
Memory
32 GB 
, DDR5
Display
18.00 inch 16:10, 2560 x 1600 pixel, IPS, 240 Hz
Storage
M.2 PCIe
Connections
1 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 2 USB 3.1 Gen2, 2 Thunderbolt, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), 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 5.3
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 29.15 x 404 x 312.08 ( = 1.15 x 15.91 x 12.29 in)
Battery
90 Wh Lithium-Ion, 4-cell
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 11 Home
Camera
Webcam: HD 720p
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes
Weight
3.4 kg ( = 119.93 oz / 7.5 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)

 

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Reviews for the Acer Predator Helios Neo 18 PHN18-71

How to open Acer Predator Helios Neo 18 (PHN18-71) - disassembly and upgrade options
Source: Laptop Media English
Support, online available, Short, Date: 03/22/2024
Acer Predator Helios Neo 18 (PHN18-71) review – This Beast is Our New Favorite Big-Screen Gaming Laptop
Source: Laptop Media English
If you need a big-screen laptop but don’t want to spend too much money on it, the Acer Predator Helios Neo 18 (PHN18-71) is one of the few possible solutions on the market. Compared to the Acer Predator Helios 18 (PH18-72), not much has been cut down here in terms of hardware and functions. The cooling is almost the same (the two metal plates are slightly smaller and the CPU fan is plastic), the design is almost identical, the input devices are great, and the chassis rigidity is good. The lower price of the PHN18-71 is achieved thanks to the CPU and GPU options. You can get a device with a 55W 14th Gen Core i5 or Core i7 CPU if you don’t need so much processing power and the top graphics card is the 140W GeForce RTX 4070.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/22/2024
Hands on: Acer Helios 18
Source: Techradar English
Those looking for a desktop replacement have a great option with the Acer Helios 18 and a surprisingly affordable one at that. The starting price is less than $2,000 and it comes with top-notch specs and display, great port selection, a keyboard with the WASD keys featuring MagKey 3.0, and more. Its design takes advantage of RGB lighting to give it an even more unique and lovely aesthetic.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/16/2024
Acer Predator Helios Neo 18 hands-on review: powerful puzzler
Source: Stuff TV English
Acer hasn’t revealed which countries will be getting which specs, or exactly what they’ll cost; I only know Europe will be first in line in February, with prices starting from €2199. The US will follow in March, from $1550. That gulf in price suggests North America will be getting a lower entry-level model, while Europeans will start with faster internals. Either way, it’ll be a tough sell compared to discounted 2023 models with the same graphics cards.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/08/2024

Foreign Reviews

Sinnvoll abgespeckt und schnell
Source: HardwareLuxx German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/12/2024

Comment

NVIDIA NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 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.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


i9-14900HX: High-end mobile hybrid processor based on the Raptor Lake architecture with 24 cores and 32 threads. Clocks at a maximum of 5.8 GHz (P cores).» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


18.00": 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.


3.4 kg:

A laptop with this weight is comparatively heavy and less designed for mobility than for use at the desk. Therefore, the devices tend to shine less with battery life than with a large screen and higher performance.


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.


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

 

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