Acer Predator Helios 300 Gaming Laptop
We evaluated and reviewed whether Acer Predator Helios 300 should be purchased from the viewpoint of functionality, specifications/performance, and ease of use.
It also summarizes the advantages and disadvantages of choosing Acer Predator Helios 300 so that you can see the pros and cons at a glance.
Acer Predator Helios 300 Specifications
|Processor||Core i7-9750H (6 cores 12 threads / 2.6GHz to 4.5GHz / cache 12MB / TDP 45W)|
|memory||8GB (4GB x 2) / DDR4-2666MHz SDRAM / Number of slots: 2 (free: 0)|
|Storage||NVMe SSD 256GB|
|OS||Windows 10 Home (64bit)|
|Display||15.6 type IPS type 1,920 x 1,080 dots (144Hz), non-glossy, non-touch compatible|
|Graphics||Intel UHD Graphics 630 / GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (6GB / GDDR6), HDMI / Mini DisplayPort|
|Network||Gigabit Ethernet, IEEE 802.11ac compatible, Bluetooth 5.0|
|The interface||USB 3.1 Type-C x 1, USB 3.0 x 3 (one is powered UBS), Web camera, audio input / output|
|Other||Keyboard RGB backlight (can be customized)|
|Battery / drive time||4-cell lithium ion (58.7Wh / 3,815mAh) / approx. 6 hours|
|Size / weight||Approx.361.40 × 254.15 × 22.90mm (W × D × H) /Approx.2.29kg|
Acer Predator Helios 300 Review
Advantages of Acer Predator Helios 300
- Easy to type due to large keyboard
- The large screen makes it easy to work and the eyes are less tired
- It is the size of the screen that feels quite powerful when watching videos and playing games
- The overall movement is smooth and crisp
- If the processing does not require high performance, it moves smoothly
- It works crisply even in processing that requires high performance such as 3D games and video editing
- Memory capacity suitable for multitasking
- Sufficient storage capacity for normal use such as online search and text creation
- Can be used as large-capacity storage for photos and music
- Can be used as large-capacity storage for 3D games and high-quality video
Disadvantages of Acer Predator Helios 300
- Difficult to put in a large bag
- A size that feels quite disturbing when placed on a desk
- Unsuitable size to use on the knee
- Unsuitable size for lying down
- The weight that must be prepared to carry by hand
- Cannot display fine drawings of videos and games very clearly
- Battery unsuitable for playing videos and games in places where there is no power
Size of Predator Helios 300 PH315-51-A76H
Acer Predator Helios 300 measures 390mm in width, 266mm in length, and 26.75mm in thickness.
You will need to buy a special bag that will not fit in most backpacks or business bags. It is still the size that I feel quite troublesome.
It is inconvenient when there is something you want to carry other than a PC because it occupies a considerable part of the bag. In some cases, you may need to buy a larger bag.
When placed on a desk, it has a strong presence and feels in the way. Depending on the desk, it occupies as much as anything else cannot be placed, so it is not suitable for use on the go.
It is quite large to use on the knees, and when you try to hit the keys or operate the mouse pad, it becomes quite unstable.
Because there is a considerable presence, you must be careful not to drop it. Not suitable for lying on a bed or sofa.
Because it is quite large, it is difficult to secure a place for placing it, and it is a size that makes it difficult to do simple operations.
The width of the keyboard is a standard size in a notebook PC. Because it is about the same size as a general keyboard, it is recommended for people who need to type a lot of letters in their desk work.
Acer Predator Helios 300 Gaming Laptop Weight
Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-51-A76H weight 2700g. It is assumed that it is installed somewhere and is not suitable for applications such as moving a room with a personal computer or frequently taking it in and out of a bag.
Even if you carry it with a bag, you will feel a heavy burden. I feel relatively heavy even when I put it in a large bag such as a backpack.
Carrying it all day is a tough weight, but its fine enough for a short time such as commuting to work or school.
The screen size of Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-51-A76H is 15.6 inches. It is the best screen size for basic applications such as using the net or creating texts. In addition, since characters and buttons are displayed large overall, it is a screen size that eliminates the need for staring and prevents eyes from getting tired.
The screen size is suitable for playing games and watching movies. Because you can see fine drawings firmly, you can enjoy with enough force.
It is a screen size that does not impair work efficiency even if multiple windows are arranged, and it is suitable for editing images and movies that require a large work area and for working while viewing multiple materials.
However, those who are used to desktop PCs may feel that it is a small screen for multitasking.
The resolution is 1920 x 1080 and the screen pixel count is 141ppi. Even small letters can be displayed naturally on a beautiful screen.
If you look closely, the outline will appear to be blurred, so people with good vision may be worried, but it can be said that there is almost no problem in practical use.
When drawing an image or video, you may not be able to display it very neatly because there are some jagged edges in the outline.
Because the screen looks blurry overall, it is not recommended for those who are watching movies or playing games.
Acer Predator Helios 300 is Core i7 8750H and the processing performance is 2.2GHz × 6. It has 16GB of RAM.
It moves very smoothly. There is no sluggish movement as a whole, and you can use it comfortably because it moves smoothly even if you operate quickly or switch apps frequently. If the application does not require relatively high processing performance, such as online browsing, text creation, and video browsing, it is too good.
You will hardly ever feel that it is slow or jerky. It can be used comfortably because it moves smoothly even in processing that requires high performance such as 3D games and video editing.
It has excellent multitasking performance and can be switched with almost no stress in applications such as starting and switching multiple applications. You can also use it comfortably without quitting unused apps.
Storage Capacity of Acer Predator Helios 300
The internal storage can store up to 1280GB of data. If you use it to search the net or create a sentence, you will not feel stress at all with the storage capacity that is enough.
You can save a lot of music and photos, and you won’t run out of storage space unless you have left behind the music that you no longer listen to or leave photos that you rarely see.
Therefore, it can be used as storage for long-term storage. Even if you save a lot of 3D games and high-definition movies, you will hardly ever run out of space.
In addition, you can use it comfortably without having to turn off the app every time, because it is enough capacity to leave a game or movie that you no longer play.
Acer Predator Helios 300 has an operating time of 7.0 hours. It is a battery capacity that does not make you feel uneasy if you use the net or create texts on the go.
However, it is better to have an AC adapter or a spare battery because it will disappear soon if you are out of alert.
If you don’t have enough power, you’ll have a battery that’s unsuitable for videos and games. An AC adapter is required because it will soon disappear even if you have a spare battery, but it is generally difficult to secure a power supply on the go.
If you want to play games or watch videos on the go, we recommend a higher-grade model.
As mentioned above, Acer Predator Helios 300 gaming laptop equipped with 6-core Core i7-9750H, 8GB of memory, 256GB of storage NVMe SSD, and GeForce GTX 1660 Ti.
In addition to high performance, it also has a 144Hz panel, relatively good sound and RGB backlight, and other functions that make the game enjoyable and comfortable.
Acer Predator Helios 300 Price
You can play games at high frame rates with Acer Predator Helios 300 gaming laptop. The price of this model with 6-core Core i7-9750H, 8GB of memory, 256GB of storage NVMe SSD, and GeForce GTX 1660 Ti is $1099.99
The fact that the GeForce GTX1060 is installed with 15.6 inches is not really the latest. The current latest is GeForce GTX1080. However, over 300,000 courses are natural in that class and depending on the thing, and it is 500,000 courses.
On that point, “Predator Helios 300” starts from $ 1099.99 (Core i5-8300H, 8GB memory, 256GB SSD).The same Core i7-8750H, 16GB memory, 1TB HDD + 256GB SSD.
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