Memory in the Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-53 runs in single-channel mode
With the Predator Helios 300, Acer delivers a gaming laptop in the 15.6-inch format. For the chassis of the Helios, the company relies on a material mix of metal (top of the base unit and back of the lid) and plastic (all remaining components). The case is almost completely matte black. The exceptions are the silver-colored bases of the rear air vents. The illuminated Predator logo on the back of the lid and a few subtle blue highlights on the keyboard also set color accents.
The laptop is powered by a Core i7-10750H processor and a GeForce RTX 2060 graphics core. Together, these components bring all the latest games smoothly onto the screen of the Helios 300. Full HD resolution and high to maximum quality settings can usually be selected. The GPU performance can be increased if necessary thanks to automatic overclocking.
Some games achieve significantly lower refresh rates at low resolutions and low quality settings than on comparably equipped laptops. The reason: Acer only installed one RAM module in the test device provided to us. In other words: Memory runs in single-channel mode. Therefore, it's recommended to install a second memory module so as to activate dual-channel mode. The latter makes optimal use of the hardware.
The laptop has space for a total of two NVMe SSDs in the M.2 2280 format. If both M.2 slots are equipped with corresponding SSDs, these could form a RAID 0 array if required.
Further information as well as many benchmark results can be found in our review of the Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-53-77N5.