•  Date Published: 03 Jun 2018
  • Intel Core i7-8750H
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (6GB GDDR5)
  • 17.3”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), 144 Hz, IPS
  • 256GB SSD
  • 16GB DDR4
  • 2.96 kg (6.5 lbs)

Pros

  • Fairly portable (thinner and lighter than the competition)
  • Decent keyboard and touchpad
  • Good IPS panel with wide sRGB coverage and high maximum brightness
  • Good battery life for a 17-inch gaming laptop

Cons

  • Unsatisfactory build quality
  • Poorly designed cooling system (high inner and outer temperatures during load)е
  • The screen uses PWM from 0 to 99% brightness (our Health-Guard profile fixes that)
  • Only one USB-A 3.0 connector

Specs

CPU Performance #83in Top CPUs
  • Intel Core i7-11375H 2.8%
  • Intel Core i7-9750H 2.7%
  • Intel Core i7-8750H 
  • Intel Core i7-9850H
  • Intel Core i5-1250P 0.2%
  • Apple M2 (8-core GPU) 0.4%
GPU Performance #68in Top GPUs
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti (Laptop, 50W, 128-bit) 5.1%
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti (Laptop, 90W) 6.0%
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (6GB GDDR5) 
  • NVIDIA Quadro T2000 Max-Q 8.8%
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q 9.4%
  • NVIDIA Quadro T1000 Max-Q 10.9%
  • HDD/SSD
  • 256GB SSD PCIe NVMe
  • M.2 Slot
  • 1x 2280 PCIe NVMe (M key) 
  • RAM
  • 16GB DDR4
  • OS
  • Windows 10 Home
  • Body Material
  • Plastic / Polycarbonate (Plastic)
  • Dimensions
  • 432 x 290 x 29 mm (17.01" x 11.42" x 1.14")
  • Weight
  • 2.96 kg (6.5 lbs)
  • Ports and connectivity
  • 1x USB Type-A
  • 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps)
  • 2x USB Type-A
  • 2.0
  • 1x USB Type-C
  • 3.2 Gen 2 (10 Gbps)
  • HDMI
  • Card Reader
  • SD
  • Ethernet LAN
  • Wi-Fi
  • 802.11ac
  • Bluetooth
  • 4.0
  • Audio jack
  • headphone/microphone
  • Features
  • Web camera
  • Backlit keyboard
  • Microphone
  • Speakers
  • Optical drive
  • Security Lock slot

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Acer Predator Helios 300 in-depth review

Ever since Acer launched its affordable 15-inch GTX 1060 gaming solution, the Predator Helios 300, users around the world were immediately attracted by its excellent price/performance ratio. We also had the chance to play around with and our early verdict on the notebook is that it has some considerable drawbacks, which, by the way, aren't driven by the price tag. Acer is also planning to launch a 17-inch version of the notebook that should come as a more affordable alternative to the Predator 17 (G5-793) with GTX 1060. Interestingly, the 17-inch Helios 300 has fewer similarities with the 15-inch model than expected, aside from the design and hardware, of course. This is probably the reason why the 17-inch Helios 300 has vastly different model number - PH317-51. Anyway, both have th[...]

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Disassembly, maintenance and upgrade options

The 17-inch Helios 300 has exactly the same construction as the 15-inch model and offers easy access to all of the internals. There are also two service lids for a faster upgrade if needed. You can find the available configurations here: http://amzn.to/2vdR4yP 1. Removing the bottom plate For anything other than the HDD and RAM slots, you will have to remove the whole bottom. Remove all the screws around the bottom piece and the once located under the service lids. 2. Storage One of the service lids gives access to the 2.5-inch bay, which in our case is taken by a WD Blue 1TB HDD bu[...]

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GPU Performance: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (6GB GDDR5)

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