•  Date Published: 10 Oct 2021
  • Intel Core i7-11800H
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 (Laptop, 140W)
  • 17.3”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), 144 Hz, IPS
  • 1000GB SSD
  • 16GB DDR4
  • 2.90 kg (6.4 lbs)


  • Thunderbolt 4 + HDMI 2.1
  • Decent performance on paper
  • 2x SODIMM, 2x M.2 + 2.5-inch SATA drive slot
  • 96% sRGB coverage and accurate color representation with our Gaming and Web design profile
  • 144Hz display has quick pixel response times


  • Lacks an SD card reader
  • GPU warms up pretty quickly during gaming
  • No MUX switch
  • Unimpressive battery life


  • 1TB SSD
  • M.2 Slot
  • 2x 2280 M.2 NVMe slots  See photo
  • RAM
  • 16GB DDR4
  • OS
  • Windows 10 Home
  • Body Material
  • Plastic / Polycarbonate, Aluminum
  • Dimensions
  • 398 x 275.3 x 26.55 mm (15.67" x 10.84" x 1.05")
  • Weight
  • 2.90 kg (6.4 lbs)
  • Ports and connectivity
  • 2x USB Type-A
  • 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps)
  • 1x USB Type-A
  • 3.2 Gen 2 (10 Gbps)
  • 1x USB Type-C
  • 3.2 Gen 2 (10 Gbps)
  • HDMI
  • Mini DisplayPort
  • Card Reader
  • Ethernet LAN
  • 10, 100, 1000 Mbit/s
  • Wi-Fi
  • 802.11ax
  • Bluetooth
  • 5.1
  • Audio jack
  • 3.5mm Combo Jack
  • Features
  • Fingerprint reader
  • Web camera
  • HD
  • Backlit keyboard
  • Microphone
  • Dual Microphones
  • Speakers
  • 2x Stereo Speakers, Acer TrueHarmony, DTS:X Ultra
  • Optical drive
  • Security Lock slot
  • Kensington Lock

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DISPLAY: 17.3-inch, 1920x1080, IPS

  • Name
  • AUO B173HAN04.0 (AUO409D)
  • Diagonal
  • 17.3"
  • Pixel density
  • 127.34 ppi
  • Brightness
  • 302 cd/m2
  • sRGB
  • 92%%
  • PWM frequency
  • No PWM (Flicker-Free)
  • Panel Type
  • IPS
  • Resolution
  • 1920x1080
  • Becomes "Retina" from
  • 27 inches (69 cm)
  • Contrast
  • 1000:1
  • dE Color Checker
  • 6.2 2.4
  • PWM Rating
  • 10.0: (safe)

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Office Work

Office Work should be used mostly by users who spend most of the time looking at pieces of text, tables or just surfing. This profile aims to deliver better distinctness and clarity by keeping a flat gamma curve (2.20), native color temperature and perceptually accurate colors.

Design and Gaming

This profile is aimed at designers who work with colors professionally, and for games and movies as well. Design and Gaming takes display panels to their limits, making them as accurate as possible in the sRGB IEC61966-2-1 standard for Web and HDTV, at white point D65.


Health-Guard eliminates the harmful Pulse-Width Modulation (PWM) and reduces the negative Blue Light which affects our eyes and body. Since it’s custom tailored for every panel, it manages to keep the colors perceptually accurate. Health-Guard simulates paper so the pressure on the eyes is greatly reduced.

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Acer Predator Helios 300 in-depth review

Acer produces one of the three most popular gaming brands in the laptop world. Besides Alienware and ROG, the Predators are among the most recognizable gaming devices on the market. And today, we have the latest 17-inch notebook from the marque - the Predator Helios 300 (PH317-55). Although it might seem largely unchanged from last year, the device packs a lot of power. So much, in fact, that it is on the verge to put the behemoth Helios 700 from last year to shame. This is not because of something revolutionary from Acer, however, but mostly thanks to what Intel and NVIDIA managed to do. In addition to the Core i7-11800H, the laptop is paired with up to an RTX 3070 graphics card with a 140W TGP. However, you will also be impressed by the display options. There are two top dogs avai[...]

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Disassembly, maintenance and upgrade options

Getting inside of this notebook is fairly easy, and gives you access to a lot of upgrade options. Check out all Acer Predator Helios 300 (PH317-55) prices and configurations in our Specs System or read more in our In-Depth review. 1. Remove the bottom plate 11 Phillips-head screws are holding the bottom panel in place. After you undo them, you have to pry the bottom panel. To make your job easier, you have to start from the back. 2. Battery Weirdly enough, the battery capacity here is only 55Wh. 3. Мemory and storage Hidden beneath a metal plate, there are two SODIMM s[...]

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CPU Performance: Intel Core i7-11800H

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