Acer’s flagship gaming laptop, Predator Helios 300 has been updated again for 2022 with new hardware and the latest features you could ask for.
In terms of raw hardware, the new Acer Predator Helios 300 will sport up to a 12th Gen Intel Core i7 processor, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU or NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU. This ensures that you get the best performance out of the laptop in any circumstances, also this comes coupled with 32 GB of DDR5-4800 MHz memory and up to 2 TB of PCIe Gen4 SSD RAID 0 storage.
This hardware muscle powers up to a 15.6-inch QHD (2560 x 1440) IPS display with a 165 Hz refresh rate—and with a revamped, cleaner chassis, the outside of the laptop looks great, too. A thin light bar below the palm rest (configurable via PredatorSense) lets the device retain its gamer aesthetic in a slightly more subtle fashion.
There’s a 17.3-inch model (PH317-56) with an IPS panel (QHD 165 Hz or FHD 165 Hz / 144 Hz) is also available.
In terms of cooling, you have a dual-fan layout that includes one 5th Gen AeroBlade 3D fan that helps keep the system running cool, further supported by liquid metal thermal grease and Acer’s CoolBoost™ technology.
A single press of the built-in PredatorSense button offers users control over the fan speed via four preset operating modes, while a single press of the built-in Turbo key instantly maxes out these settings for improved gaming performance. Upping the cool factor, the laptop’s mini-LED backlit keyboard features per-key RGB.
Running Windows 11, the laptop comes with Killer DoubleShot Pro (E2600+1675i) and WiFi 6E connectivity in addition to a healthy range of ports, including an HDMI 2.1 for connecting to external monitors or consoles, a Thunderbolt™ Type-C port, and two USB 3.2 Gen2 ports, one of which allows users to charge a mobile device even if the laptop is turned off.
Pricing and Availability
The 15.6-inch Predator Helios 300 (PH315-55) will be available in North America in May, starting at USD 1,649.99; in EMEA in February, starting at EUR 2,299; and in China in February, starting at RMB 11,999.
The 17.3-inch Predator Helios 300 (PH317-56) will be available in North America in March, starting at USD 1,749.99; in EMEA in February, starting at EUR 2,399; and in China in February, starting at RMB 11,999.