Acer Predator Helios 300 (PH317-55) - Specs

HDD/SSD
up to 1000GB SSD + up to 1000GB HDD
M.2 Slot
2x 2280 M.2 NVMe slots See photo
RAM
up to 32GB
OS
Windows 10 Home
Dimensions
398 x 275.3 x 26.55 mm (15.67" x 10.84" x 1.05")
Weight
2.90 kg (6.4 lbs)
Body material
Plastic / Polycarbonate, Aluminum
Ports and connectivity
  • 2x USB Type-A 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps)
  • 1x USB Type-A 3.2 Gen 2 (10 Gbps)
  • HDMI
  • Mini DisplayPort
  • Card reader
  • 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
  • Backlit keyboard
  • Microphone Dual Microphones
  • Speakers 2x Stereo Speakers, Acer TrueHarmony, DTS:X Ultra
  • Optical drive
  • Security Lock slotKensington Lock

 

Display Profiles

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!

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Health-Guard Profile

Design and Gaming

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.

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Design & Gaming Profile

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.

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Design & Gaming Profile

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.

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Office Work Profile

You’ll find more information about the profiles HERE.

 

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Office Work - screen profile

Office Work

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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Design and Gaming - screen profile

Design and Gaming

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.

$4.97
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Health-Guard - screen profile

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.

$4.98
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All
$9.99
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GPU performance

Here you can find the price/performance difference between all the GPUs that come in the Acer Predator Helios 300 (PH317-55) series.

Results are for the 3DMark: Fire Strike (Graphics) benchmark (the higher the score, the better)

 

Acer Predator Helios 300 (PH317-55) in-depth review

Acer produces one of the three most popular gaming brands in the laptop world. Besides Alienware and ROG, the Predators are among the most recognizable gaming devices on the market. And today, we have the latest 17-inch notebook from the marque - the Predator Helios 300 (PH317-55). Although it might seem largely unchanged from last year, the device packs a lot of power. So much, in fact, that it is on the verge to put the behemoth Helios 700 from last year to shame. This is not because of so[...]

Read the full review

Pros

  • Thunderbolt 4 + HDMI 2.1
  • Decent performance on paper
  • 2x SODIMM, 2x M.2 + 2.5-inch SATA drive slot
  • 96% sRGB coverage and accurate color representation with our Gaming and Web design profile
  • 144Hz display has quick pixel response times

Cons

  • Lacks an SD card reader
  • GPU warms up pretty quickly during gaming
  • No MUX switch
  • Unimpressive battery life

Inside Acer Predator Helios 300 (PH317-55) - disassembly and upgrade options

 

Games you can play on this laptop series

Apex Legends
 
Bench
299
fps
277
fps
206
fps
 
-10%
298
fps
238
fps
169
fps
 
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
FIFA 21
 
 
Bench
229
fps
212
fps
 
 
-8%
214
fps
192
fps
 
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
GTA V
178
fps
147
fps
92
fps
77
fps
-1%
181
fps
151
fps
93
fps
65
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Minecraft
 
 
Bench
1871
fps
89
fps
 
 
-10%
1687
fps
83
fps
 
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
ARK: Survival Evolved
149
fps
129
fps
109
fps
66
fps
-7%
172
fps
110
fps
88
fps
53
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Red Dead Redemption 2
120
fps
102
fps
65
fps
35
fps
-12%
122
fps
86
fps
50
fps
25
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
190
fps
176
fps
135
fps
 
-21%
150
fps
143
fps
103
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Cyberpunk 2077
136
fps
116
fps
94
fps
82
fps
-16%
120
fps
99
fps
78
fps
64
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Assassin's Creed Valhalla
117
fps
105
fps
91
fps
78
fps
-10%
114
fps
97
fps
81
fps
61
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
PES 2021
 
 
Bench
-1%
271
fps
222
fps
 
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
CS:GO
 
Bench
462
fps
433
fps
364
fps
 
-2%
437
fps
408
fps
389
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
World of Tanks
 
Bench
662
fps
354
fps
223
fps
 
-3%
684
fps
335
fps
187
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Battlefield 5
188
fps
161
fps
150
fps
140
fps
-2%
187
fps
153
fps
149
fps
137
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
The Witcher 3
268
fps
219
fps
195
fps
134
fps
-15%
242
fps
187
fps
159
fps
106
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Total War: THREE KINGDOMS
234
fps
139
fps
101
fps
84
fps
-2%
240
fps
142
fps
95
fps
72
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
DOTA 2
211
fps
178
fps
179
fps
153
fps
-7%
197
fps
169
fps
162
fps
142
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
DOOM Eternal
 
Bench
194
fps
190
fps
187
fps
 
-9%
179
fps
178
fps
163
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
League of Legends
 
Bench
455
fps
361
fps
325
fps
 
-8%
369
fps
353
fps
326
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
PUBG
219
fps
207
fps
210
fps
189
fps
-6%
222
fps
205
fps
188
fps
162
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Assassin's Creed Odyssey
114
fps
100
fps
89
fps
70
fps
-4%
103
fps
96
fps
87
fps
73
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Borderlands 3
115
fps
103
fps
95
fps
81
fps
-2%
120
fps
105
fps
89
fps
71
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Metro Exodus
 
Bench
118
fps
87
fps
45
fps
 
-1%
139
fps
74
fps
35
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Team Fortress 2
 
 
Bench
-3%
160
fps
148
fps
 
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Rocket League
720
fps
401
fps
 
 
-2%
725
fps
379
fps
 
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Overwatch
 
Bench
291
fps
256
fps
201
fps
 
-3%
270
fps
243
fps
215
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Warframe
 
 
Bench
434
fps
340
fps
 
 
-8%
437
fps
277
fps
 
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
TC: Six Siege
332
fps
284
fps
283
fps
282
fps
-1%
337
fps
278
fps
274
fps
276
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Resident Evil 2
264
fps
230
fps
218
fps
192
fps
-14%
237
fps
204
fps
181
fps
155
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Need For Speed Heat
 
Bench
105
fps
92
fps
84
fps
 
-6%
99
fps
86
fps
78
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
PES 2020
 
 
Bench
-1%
271
fps
222
fps
 
 
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Halo: Reach
283
fps
247
fps
210
fps
 
-8%
257
fps
231
fps
192
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Gears 5
173
fps
129
fps
117
fps
94
fps
-3%
153
fps
123
fps
116
fps
106
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Shadow of the Tomb Raider
126
fps
108
fps
105
fps
77
fps
-3%
113
fps
101
fps
101
fps
89
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
For Honor
 
Bench
238
fps
228
fps
183
fps
 
-21%
188
fps
180
fps
142
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Rise of the Tomb Raider
149
fps
125
fps
88
fps
61
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Darksiders Genesis
170
fps
150
fps
142
fps
119
fps
-5%
163
fps
142
fps
134
fps
112
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
TC: Wildlands
122
fps
113
fps
98
fps
62
fps
-2%
110
fps
107
fps
98
fps
72
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Far Cry New Dawn
 
Bench
119
fps
104
fps
94
fps
 
-7%
112
fps
97
fps
87
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Hearthstone
 
Bench
515
fps
472
fps
60
fps
 
 
-17%
426
fps
387
fps
60
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
DOOM
 
Bench
200
fps
200
fps
200
fps
 
200
fps
200
fps
200
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)

 

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