Acer Predator Helios 3D 15 SpatialLabs Edition (PH3D15-71) review – it’s a powerhouse but the stereoscopic 3D effect isn’t perfect

Have you ever got the feeling that getting the latest hardware isn’t enough and you want to experience something new in front of the display? Acer has a trick up in its sleeve – a powerful gaming laptop with a stereoscopic 3D display. You don’t need to wear glasses to enjoy the 3D content. This sounds cool on paper but in reality, it’s a bit tricky to find the right sitting position in order to play a game without seeing blurry images. The name of the device is extraordinary and longer than usual. Let’s take a deep breath – it’s called the Acer Predator Helios 3D 15 SpatialLabs Edition (PH3D15-71)!

Like it or not, you can’t choose among many CPU, GPU, and display options. However, you get only top-of-the-line parts here including a 24-core Intel Core i9-13900HX and the 175W version of the mobile RTX 4080. That’s why the end price is high. The fancy 3D display boasts a 4K resolution and the manufacturer is mentioning a 100% sRGB coverage. As always, we will test that to see if it’s true or not. Keep in mind that you can view 3D content in 1920 x 2160p.

Since it’s a gaming device, it features a per-key RGB keyboard with individual mini LEDs below each keycap, Wi-Fi 6E, and up-to-date I/O with two Thunderbolt 4 ports. The Acer’s Predator Sense app is the fastest way to turn on or off the NVIDIA GPU-only mode (yep, there is a MUX switch). With the dedicated software, you gain access to performance presets, hardware monitoring, backlight control, etc.

You can check the prices and configurations in our Specs System:


Specs, Drivers, What’s in the box

Acer Predator Helios 3D 15 SpartialLabs Edition (PH3D15-71) - Specs

  • AUO B156ZAN03.R (AUO39A4)
  • Color accuracy  3.4  2.1
  • up to 1000GB SSD
  • RAM
  • up to 32GB
  • OS
  • Windows 11 Pro, Windows 11 Home
  • Battery
  • 90Wh, 4-cell
  • Body material
  • Plastic / Polycarbonate, Aluminum
  • Dimensions
  • 359.4 x 280.8 x 26.9 - 27.9 mm (14.15" x 11.06" x 1.06")
  • Weight
  • 2.99 kg (6.6 lbs)
  • Ports and connectivity
  • 1x USB Type-A
  • 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps)
  • 1x USB Type-A
  • 3.2 Gen 2 (10 Gbps)
  • 1x USB Type-A
  • 3.2 Gen 2 (10 Gbps), Sleep and Charge
  • 2x USB Type-C
  • 3.2 Gen 2 (10 Gbps), Thunderbolt 4, Power Delivery (PD), DisplayPort
  • HDMI
  • 2.1
  • Card reader
  • microSD (microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC)
  • 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 with Temporal Noise Reduction
  • Backlit keyboard
  • Microphone
  • Dual Microphones with Acer Purified Voice
  • Speakers
  • Speakers by DTS X: Ultra Audio
  • Optical drive
  • Security Lock slot
  • Kensington Lock


All drivers and utilities for this notebook can be found here:;1

What’s in the box?

Inside the package, you’ll see that the laptop is well-secured because it’s placed in a smaller box. When you open it, the back of the device is already raised high enough so you can take out the gadget safely. You’ll also find a bit of paperwork and a big 330W barrel plug adapter.

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