• CPU: Intel Core i9-8950HK
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (8GB GDDR5)
  • Display: 17.3”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), IPS + G-Sync
  • Storage: 512GB SSD
  • RAM: 16GB DDR4
  • 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 17″ - Specs

CPU Performance #4
  • AMD Ryzen 7 1700 1.9%
  • Intel Core i9-9900K 29%
  • Intel Core i9-8950HK
  • Intel Core i7-8750H 5.7%
  • Intel Core i7-8850H 6.2%
GPU Performance #9
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q (8GB GDDR5X) 2.5%
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Laptop) 2.5%
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (8GB GDDR5)
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q 5.7%
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Laptop) 6.3%
Display
17.3”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), IPS + G-Sync
HDD/SSD
512GB SSD
M.2 Slot
2x 2280 PCIe NVMe M.2 slot (RAID 0 support) See photo
RAM
16GB DDR4
OS
Windows 10
Battery
4810 mAh, 4-cell
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 + G-Sync

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 17″ in-depth review

Almost every manufacturer sells gaming laptops. Most of them have a series that is 100% devoted to bringing the ultimate gaming experience to the world of notebooks, although not being very small or lightweight. ASUS has its ROG line up, HP sells Omen devices, Lenovo builds Legion, while a company like Dell owns Alienware. As you know from the title, today we are looking at Acer's iteration of a gaming behemoth - Acer Predator Helios 500. This 17.3-inch monster of a device houses the latest [...]

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Disassembly, maintenance and upgrade options

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CPU Performance: Intel Core i9-8950HK

$1398.00
price
1415.00+2.7%
performance
1248.00-9.4%
Results are from the Cinebench 15 CPU test (the higher the score, the better)
$1398.00
price
12664.00-14.4%
performance
15197.00+2.8%
Results are from the Fritz chess benchmark (the higher the score, the better)
$1398.00
price
8.70+27.9%
performance
10.72+57.6%
Results are from our Photoshop benchmark test (the lower the score, the better)

GPU Performance: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (8GB GDDR5)

Results are for the 3DMark: Fire Strike (Graphics) benchmark (the higher the score, the better)
Results are for the Unigine Heaven 4.0 benchmark (the higher the score, the better)
Results are for the Unigine Superposition benchmark (the higher the score, the better)
Results are for the Unigine Heaven 3.0 benchmark (the higher the score, the better)

Some games you can play on this laptop

Rise of the Tomb Raider
quality
average
144+ fps
124 fps
73 fps
48 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
GTA V
quality
average
144+ fps
115 fps
71 fps
52 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
TC: Wildlands
quality
average
95 fps
90 fps
76 fps
50 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
CS:GO
quality
average
144+ fps
144+ fps
144+ fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Far Cry 5
quality
average
95 fps
89 fps
85 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Hearthstone
quality
average
144+ fps
144+ fps
144+ fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
FIFA 19
quality
average
144+ fps
144+ fps
144+ fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
TC: Six Siege
quality
average
144+ fps
144+ fps
144+ fps
144+ fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
For Honor
quality
average
141 fps
136 fps
107 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
DOTA 2
quality
average
144+ fps
137 fps
129 fps
110 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
World of Tanks
quality
average
144+ fps
144+ fps
128 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
136 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
PUBG
quality
average
144+ fps
127 fps
119 fps
107 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
AC: Odyssey
quality
average
88 fps
79 fps
70 fps
53 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Shadow of the Tomb Raider
quality
average
112 fps
82 fps
78 fps
50 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)

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