Acer Predator Helios 300 (PH317-56)

Acer Predator Helios 300 (PH317-56) - Specs

  • BOE NE173QHM-NY6
  • Color accuracy  3.0  2.2
  • up to 1000GB SSD
  • RAM
  • up to 32GB
  • OS
  • Windows 10 Pro, Windows 11 Home, Windows 10 Home, Windows 11 Pro
  • Battery
  • 90Wh, 4-cell
  • Body material
  • Plastic / Polycarbonate, Aluminum
  • Dimensions
  • 399.3 x 295.5 x 26.9 mm (15.72" x 11.63" x 1.06")
  • Weight
  • 3.00 kg (6.6 lbs)
  • Ports and connectivity
  • 1x USB Type-A
  • 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps)
  • 2x USB Type-A
  • 3.2 Gen 2 (10 Gbps)
  • 1x USB Type-C
  • 3.2 Gen 2 (10 Gbps)
  • HDMI
  • Displayport mini
  • Card reader
  • Ethernet LAN
  • 10, 100, 1000 Mbit/s
  • Wi-Fi
  • 802.11ax
  • Bluetooth
  • 5.2
  • Audio jack
  • 3.5mm Combo Jack
  • Features
  • Fingerprint reader
  • Web camera
  • HD
  • Backlit keyboard
  • optional
  • Microphone
  • Speakers
  • Speakers by DTS X: Ultra Audio
  • Optical drive
  • Security Lock slot
  • Kensington Lock

All Acer Predator Helios 300 (PH317-56) configurations



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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.

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.


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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CPU performance

Here you can find the price/performance difference between all the CPUs that come in the Acer Predator Helios 300 (PH317-56) series.

Results are from the Cinebench 20 Multi-core test (the higher the score, the better)

GPU performance

Here you can find the price/performance difference between all the GPUs that come in the Acer Predator Helios 300 (PH317-56) series.

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

Acer Predator Helios 300 (PH317-56) in-depth review

NVIDIA's RTX 3000 graphics card lineup was once again a game-changer in the laptop world. As the company ditched the "Max-Q" design, manufacturers all over the place were opting for different TGP values. Acer for instance, was quite conservative in its approach, especially with its Nitro series.On the other hand, the Helios 300 was equipped with a 140W RTX 3070. Now, the brand has made a jump to the RTX 3080, while our unit came with a 150W RTX 3070 Ti. This, together with the Alder Lake CPU inside should make a difference. We are really hopeful for this year's unit since the last one had[...]


  • Thunderbolt 4 + HDMI + Mini DisplayPort
  • Liquid metal and great cooling
  • 2x SODIMM, 2x M.2 PCIe x4 Gen 4 slots
  • 100% sRGB coverage and accurate color representation with our Gaming and Web design profile (BOE NE173QHM-NY6 (BOE0A1A))
  • Quick pixel response times and G-Sync (BOE NE173QHM-NY6 (BOE0A1A))
  • No PWM (BOE NE173QHM-NY6 (BOE0A1A))
  • Outstanding performance


  • Lacks an SD card reader

Inside Acer Predator Helios 300 (PH317-56) - disassembly and upgrade options

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Games you can play on this laptop series