• CPU: Intel Core i7-9750H
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (Laptop)
  • Display: 17.3”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), IPS
  • Storage: 512GB SSD
  • RAM: 8GB DDR4, 2666 MHz
  • Weight: 2.90 kg (6.4 lbs)

Pros

  • Sturdy build quality
  • Doesn't use PWM to adjust its brightness levels AUO B173HAN04.2 (AUO429D)
  • Covers 92% of sRGB AUO B173HAN04.2 (AUO429D)
  • Uniform in terms of brightness across its entire area and doesn't use PWM
  • Up to Core i7-9750H and RTX 2070 Max-Q
  • Supports RAID 0

Cons

  • No Thunderbolt support
  • No SD card reader
  • Fans get really loud under load

Acer Predator Helios 300 (PH317-53) - Specs

CPU Performance #50
  • Intel Core i7-11370H 0.9%
  • AMD Ryzen 7 4700U 2.1%
  • Intel Core i7-9750H
  • Intel Core i7-11375H 0.2%
  • Intel Core i5-11300H 2.5%
  • Intel Core i7-9850H 4.3%
GPU Performance #51
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti (Laptop, 90W) 1.4%
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti (Laptop, 95W) 1.1%
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (Laptop)
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti (Laptop, 60W) 3.6%
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 (Laptop, 75W) 3.8%
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q 5.3%
Display
17.3”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), IPS
panel 1
AUO B156HAN04.2
Color accuracy 3.9 -> 2.4
HDD/SSD
512GB PCIe NVMe SSD
M.2 Slot
2x 2280 M.2 NVMe slots
RAM
8GB DDR4, 2666 MHz
OS
Windows 10 Home
Battery
59Wh, 4-cell
Body Material
Plastic / Polycarbonate, Aluminum
Dimensions
403.5 x 279 x 25 mm (15.89" x 10.98" x 0.98")
Weight
2.90 kg (6.4 lbs)
Ports and connectivity
  • 3x USB Type-A 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps)
  • 1x USB Type-C 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps)
  • HDMI
  • Mini DisplayPort
  • Ethernet LAN 10/100/1000 Mbit/s
  • Wi-Fi 802.11ac
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • Audio jack 3.5 mm combo
Features
  • Fingerprint reader
  • Web camera
  • Backlit keyboard ASUS AURA 4-Zone RGB
  • Microphone
  • Speakers 2 Stereo Speakers
  • Optical drive
  • Security Lock slotKensington Lock Slot

 

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DISPLAY: 15.6-inch, 1920 x 1080, IPS

NameAUO B156HAN04.2
Diagonal15.6"
Pixel density141.21 ppi
Brightness252 cd/m2
sRGB92%
Panel TypeIPS
Resolution1920 x 1080
Becomes "Retina" from24 inches (62 cm)
Contrast1130:1
dE Color Checker3.9 2.4
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Health-Guard

The first and most important profile (in our opinion) is the Health-Guard – when being used with our LM Profiles application, 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 (they may seem strange at first but after a few minutes our brain will start recognizing them as accurate ones – that’s how Health-Guard differs from alternatives like f.lux).

Now the profile has a higher color temperature which makes is suitable for working through the whole day (not only at night) and simulates paper so the pressure on the eyes is greatly reduced.

Pro Tip: As the Health-Guard profile simulates paper and has as accurate as possible colors, it could be a great tool for prepress designers!

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The second profile type is Design and Gaming – it combines our previous “Web Design” and “Gaming and Movie Nights” profiles in one, so it’s aimed at designers who work with colors professionally, and for games and movies as well (or maybe you’re a designer who likes to relax with some games or movies from time to time?).

“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.

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Just as our previous Gaming profile, this one also regulates the first steps out of black so you can have even faster reflexes when playing in dark virtual environments…or just see everything in the darkest scenes in movies.

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Office Work

The third profile is Office Work and it should be used mostly by users who spend most of the time looking at pieces of text, tables or just surfing.

Office Work aims to deliver better distinctness and clarity by keeping a flat gamma curve (2.20), native color temperature and perceptually accurate colors.

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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.

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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.

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Health-Guard

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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Today we are going to show you one of the most anticipated and requested laptops - this year's Predator Helios 300. More precisely - the model is called Acer Predator Helios 300 17" 2019 (PH317-53) and its name symbolize the 17-inch size and the newest generation of Helios devices.As you are going to see, later on, Acer has completely revamped the looks of the device. Instead of the red and black color scheme, the manufacturer has opted for a fresher blue and black one. It is reminiscent of[...]

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CPU Performance: Intel Core i7-9750H

GPU Performance: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (Laptop)

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Apex Legends
 
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Minecraft
 
 
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Red Dead Redemption 2
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ARK: Survival Evolved
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FIFA 21
 
 
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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
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GTA V
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Assassin's Creed Valhalla
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Cyberpunk 2077
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World of Tanks
 
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CS:GO
 
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Fortnite
 
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The Witcher 3
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DOTA 2
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Battlefield 5
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League of Legends
 
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PES 2021
 
 
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Assassin's Creed Odyssey
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DOOM Eternal
 
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Total War: THREE KINGDOMS
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PUBG
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Shadow of the Tomb Raider
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Warframe
 
 
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Need For Speed Heat
 
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Rocket League
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Metro Exodus
 
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TC: Six Siege
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Resident Evil 2
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Borderlands 3
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Overwatch
 
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TC: Wildlands
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Team Fortress 2
 
 
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Hearthstone
 
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FIFA 20
 
 
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Rise of the Tomb Raider
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Halo: Reach
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Gears 5
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PES 2020
 
 
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Far Cry New Dawn
 
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For Honor
 
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DOOM
 
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