• CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 2700
  • GPU: AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 (Vega 10 XL mobile)
  • Display: 17.3”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), IPS
  • Storage: 500GB SSD + 1000GB HDD
  • RAM: 16GB DDR4, 2400MHz (2x 8192MB)
  • Weight: 4.00 kg (8.8 lbs)

Pros

  • The best GTX 1070 notebook out there (at the moment of writing)
  • Maintains super low GPU temperatures at exceptionally high frequencies
  • Super bright panel with a high contrast ratio and very punchy colors (covers 99% of Adobe RGB and 96% of DCI-P3)
  • RGB keyboard backlighting
  • Decent upgrade options
  • PWM-free across all brightness levels
  • NVMe SSD enabled device with RAID 0 support
  • Workstation CPU

Cons

  • Heavy and bulky design
  • Price tag is also heavy
  • Short battery life

Acer Predator Helios 500 - Specs

CPU Performance #3
  • Intel Core i9-9880H 9.7%
  • Intel Core i9-9900K 23.5%
  • AMD Ryzen 7 2700
  • AMD Ryzen 7 1700 3.6%
  • Intel Core i7-9750H 4.7%
GPU Performance #10
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (8GB GDDR5) 1.5%
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q (8GB GDDR5X) 4%
  • AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 (Vega 10 XL mobile)
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q 4.2%
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Laptop) 4.8%
Display
17.3”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), IPS
HDD/SSD
500GB SSD NVMe + 1TB HDD
M.2 Slot
2x 2280 PCIe NVMe M.2 slot (RAID 0 support) See photo
RAM
16GB DDR4, 2400MHz (2x 8192MB)
OS
Windows 10 Home
Body material
Plastic / Polycarbonate, Aluminum
Dimensions
428 x 300 x 38.7 mm (16.85" x 11.81" x 1.52")
Weight
4.00 kg (8.8 lbs)
Ports and connectivity
  • 1x USB Type-A 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)
  • 2x USB Type-C 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2)
  • HDMI
  • VGA
  • Displayport full
  • Ethernet LAN LAN 10/100/1000 Mbps
  • Wi-Fi 802.11ac (2x2)
  • Bluetooth
  • Audio jack 1x 3.5 mm Mic port, 1x 3.5 mm headphone
Features
  • Web camera HD 720p
  • Backlit keyboard
  • Microphone Stereo microphones
  • Speakers Stereo speakers + subwoofer
  • Optical drive
  • Security Lock slot
  • AeroBlade 3D cooling

 

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DISPLAY: 17.3”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), IPS

Name 17.3”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), IPS
Diagonal 17.3"
Pixel density 127.34 ppi
Panel Type IPS
Resolution 1920 x 1080
Becomes "Retina" from 27 inches (69 cm)

 

Acer Predator Helios 500 in-depth review

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Disassembly, maintenance and upgrade options

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CPU Performance: AMD Ryzen 7 2700

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GPU Performance: AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 (Vega 10 XL mobile)

Some games you can play on this laptop

Rise of the Tomb Raider
quality
average
144+ fps
127 fps
72 fps
47 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Far Cry 5
quality
average
89 fps
85 fps
82 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
GTA V
quality
average
144+ fps
103 fps
58 fps
37 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
TC: Wildlands
quality
average
81 fps
76 fps
66 fps
45 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
TC: Six Siege
quality
average
144+ fps
144+ fps
144+ fps
140 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
For Honor
quality
average
137 fps
131 fps
104 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
DOTA 2
quality
average
144+ fps
141 fps
136 fps
119 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
CS:GO
quality
average
144+ fps
144+ fps
144+ fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Hearthstone
quality
average
144+ fps
144+ fps
144+ fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
World of Tanks
quality
average
144+ fps
144+ fps
120 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
FIFA 19
quality
average
144+ fps
144+ fps
144+ fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
League of Legends
quality
average
144+ fps
144+ fps
144+ fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Rocket League
quality
average
144+ fps
144+ fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Overwatch
quality
average
144+ fps
144+ fps
144+ fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Fortnite
quality
average
144+ fps
144+ fps
144+ fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
PUBG
quality
average
138 fps
119 fps
110 fps
97 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
AC: Odyssey
quality
average
67 fps
61 fps
54 fps
40 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Shadow of the Tomb Raider
quality
average
118 fps
83 fps
79 fps
44 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)

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