Top 5 reasons to BUY or NOT buy the Acer Predator Helios 300 17 (PH317-53)

Acer Predator Helios 300 17 (PH317-53) is the 17″ version of the popular Helios 300 machines. It has a refreshed look with a blue and black color scheme. This laptop can be configured with powerful hardware although it’s a budget-oriented notebook. The big screen and the full-sized keyboard are a good combo for gaming. If you haven’t checked our in-depth review regarding the Acer Predator Helios 300 17 you can find it here.

Today we are presenting to you our Top 5 picks about the Acer Predator Helios 300 17 2019.

You can check the prices and configurations in our Specs System:

4 reasons to BUY the Acer Predator Helios 300 17

1. The build

The device is made of plastic and aluminum. Overall, the build is really sturdy. The aluminum lid is easily openable with one hand.

2. The screen

The big screen (AUO B173HAN04.2 AUO429D) of Acer Predator Helios 300 17 2019 has superb viewing angles, good contrast ratio – 1290:1 (1260:1 after profiling), it covers 92% of the sRGB, and it’s a PWM-free panel.

3. The hardware

The Predator Helios 300 series has pretty powerful configurations. For example, our test device is configured with Intel Core i7-9750H and RTX 2070 Max-Q. Check out this beast from the inside:

4. Keyboard and touchpad

The keyboard has an RGB backlight, the key travel is good and has clicky feedback too. In addition, the touchpad is accurate, fast, and responsive.

1 reason not to BUY the Acer Predator Helios 300 17

1. Gaming comfort

No matter if you are using the Turbo button (for additional cooling with maxed out fans speed) or not, the laptop is loud under load. We are not done yet – we measured 56°C during our stress tests. At least the palm-rest area isn’t that hot.

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