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Acer Predator Helios 300 Gaming Laptop | 15.6″ Full HD 144Hz 3ms IPS Display | Intel i7-10750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU

  • 10th Gen Intel Core i7-10750H 6-Core Processor (5.0GHz)
  • Overclockable NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU with 6 GB dedicated GDDR6 VRAM, DLSS, Dynamic Boost 2.0, and GPU Boost.
  • 15.6″ Full HD (1920 x 1080) Widescreen LED-backlit IPS Display (144Hz, 3ms Overdrive Response Time, 300nit Brightness)
  • 16GB DDR4 2933MHz Dual-Channel Memory 512GB NVMe SSD (2 x M.2 Slots 1 Open for Easy Upgrades)
  • Killer Wi-Fi 6 AXE 1650i with Killer Ethernet E2600 10-100-1000-Gigabit Ethernet LAN 4-Zone
  • RGB Backlit Keyboard DTS X: Ultra Audio 4th Gen All-Metal AeroBlade 3D Fan
  • Windows 10 Home 64-bit Refresh Rate1,3:360HZ/165HZ

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Acer Predator Helios 300 Gaming Laptop | 15.6″ Full HD 144Hz 3ms IPS Display | Intel i7-10750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU

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Description

The Acer Predator Helios 300 is a premium gaming laptop that offers outstanding performance, with phenomenal frame rates and multitasking capabilities. It has a gorgeous QHD display at 240Hz and an impressive keyboard.

Design

The Acer Predator Helios 300 Gaming Laptop is a premium gaming laptop that has a simple yet well-designed chassis, with gorgeous RGB keyboard backlighting. It’s a hefty fellow, though, with a weight of five and a half pounds.

See also: Acer Nitro VG240Ybmiix 24 Inch Full HD Gaming Monitor 

Performance

The model tested by TechRadar has an Intel Core i7-12700H CPU and an Nvidia RTX 3070 Ti GPU, although it can be upgraded further. It can run any of the greatest PC games with high frame rates and settings.

The Acer Predator Helios 300 is outfitted with the newest 12th Gen Intel® CoreTM processors, which provide exceptional gaming performance while allowing you to smoothly multitask2. TechRadar tested a variant with an Intel Core i7-12700H CPU and an Nvidia RTX 3070 Ti GPU.

Battery Life

The tradeoff for such excellent graphics is the absolutely abysmal battery life, which barely lasts three hours. This is definitely a laptop that you need to keep plugged in, especially for intense gaming sessions.

See also: Microsoft Surface Pro 7 12.3” Convertible Tablet/Laptop

Display

The Acer Predator Helios 300 has a gorgeous QHD panel display that doesn’t disappoint, with each game looking its absolute best between the vibrant colors and crystal clear display. And the 240Hz refresh rate certainly doesn’t hurt either1.

Cooling

The Helios 300 includes only the best, state-of-the-art cooling: custom-engineered 5th Gen AeroBlade™ 3D Fan Technology and the chilling effects of liquid metal thermal grease on an already industry-leading 12th Gen Intel CPU2.

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Specification: Acer Predator Helios 300 Gaming Laptop | 15.6″ Full HD 144Hz 3ms IPS Display | Intel i7-10750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU

Style Name

Notebook only

Brand

Acer

Product Dimensions

‎36.35 x 25.5 x 2.29 cm; 2.5 Kilograms

Batteries

‎1 Lithium Ion batteries required. (included)

Item model number

‎PH315-53-71HN

Manufacturer

‎Acer

Series

‎PH315-53-71HN

Colour

Black

Form Factor

‎Notebook

Standing screen display size

‎15.6 Inches

Screen Resolution

‎1920 x 1080 pixels

Resolution

‎1920×1080 Pixels

Processor Brand

‎Intel

Processor Type

‎Corei7-10750H

Processor Speed

‎5 GHz

Processor Count

‎6

RAM Size

‎16 GB

Memory Technology

‎DDR4

Computer Memory Type

‎DDR4 SDRAM

Maximum Memory Supported

‎32 GB

Memory Clock Speed

‎2933 MHz

Hard Drive Size

‎512 GB

Hard Disk Description

‎SSD

Hard Drive Interface

‎Solid State

Audio Details

‎Speakers

Graphics Coprocessor

‎NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060

Graphics Chipset Brand

‎NVIDIA

Graphics card description

Dedicated

Graphics RAM Type

‎GDDR6

Graphics Card Ram Size

‎6 GB

Graphics Card Interface

‎Integrated

Connectivity Type

‎wifi 6

Wireless Type

‎5 GHz Radio Frequency

Number of HDMI Ports

‎1

Voltage

‎230 Volts

Wattage

‎230 watts

Optical Drive Type

‎No Optical Drive

Power Source

‎AC & Battery

Hardware Platform

‎PC

Operating system

Windows 10 Home

Average Battery Standby Life (in hours)

‎6 Hours

Average Battery Life (in hours)

‎6 Hours

Are Batteries Included

‎Yes

Lithium Battery Energy Content

‎57 Watt Hours

Lithium Battery Packaging

‎Batteries contained in equipment

Lithium Battery Weight

‎6 Grams

Number Of Lithium Ion Cells

‎4

Item Weight

‎2.5 kg

Guaranteed software updates until

‎unknown

Best Sellers Rank

206,955 in Computers & Accessories (See Top 100 in Computers & Accessories) 3,936 in Laptops

Date First Available

7 Mar. 2021

Model name

PH315-53-71HN

Screen size

15.6 Inches

Hard disk size

512 GB

CPU model

Corei7-10750H

RAM memory installed size

16 GB

Special feature

Webcam

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World News

Acer Predator Helios 300 SpatialLabs Edition review: High-end ... - Tom's Guide
June 21, 2023 - Tom's Guide
Acer Predator Helios 300 review: The 3D screen is a letdown - PCWorld
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26 reviews for Acer Predator Helios 300 Gaming Laptop | 15.6″ Full HD 144Hz 3ms IPS Display | Intel i7-10750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU

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  1. Elliott

    I spent a long time searching the Internet for a good gaming laptop, and after much delegation I decided on this; I made the right choice! I’ve tried to simply the computer jargon in the review for those who aren’t all knowing about computers.The Good -GPU:Graphics card is RTX ready, and can easily handle games like Cyberpunk 2077 (which I highly recommend) on the highest settings. FPS (how smooth a game runs) can dip when the screen gets too busy, so I knocked it down everything to High and had a more consistent experience.Gaming:Runs every modern game in my Steam and GOG library, including the Mass Effect Legendary Edition the Master Chief Collection and Sunset OverdriveSSD:512GB SSD is as listed, SSD is superior to hard drives as it is noticeably faster to read/write to memory; meaning faster loading and downloading times. 512GB is a good amount, but the option to upgrade and add another is there, should you be inclined.SCREEN:Screen is quality with 144Hz refresh rate and 3ms delay, no complaints there.(Refresh Rate means how fast the screen updates within a time period, the higher the better; although realistically you won’t need more than 144Hz)OVERCLOCKING:Comes with a handy button to overclock (run it faster than intended) your CPU should you need a boost to processing power. I don’t use the feature, but it may help you reach a more consistent 60-120FPS on more intensive games, on high settings.DESIGN:The laptop looks great, and the RGB settings can be customised through the in-house software. Has a good weight, and the keyboard is decent; add your own keyboard if you want the click-clack of mechanical keys, these are nice and quiet.SOFTWARE:Comes with Windows 10, and a free ‘upgrade’ to a worse OS Win 11. I wouldn’t recommend doing that, but you can do your own research on the matter, it might be better for you.The Bad -Just to note: most of these issues are apparent throughout most gaming laptops not just this one, but it is important you’re aware nonetheless.BATTERY:Obviously, when you put a fat CPU and GPU in a laptop custom tuned to play games, you’re going to make sacrifices somewhere; the battery is the first to bite this bullet.Battery life can be extended through the settings by a small margin, but ultimately you’re looking at 1-2Hrs idle, easily 1Hr or less when gaming. Just don’t use it when it’s not on charge.Some people have noted that the battery flat out dies when not plugged in, not happened to me but it is something to consider.OVERHEATING:Look, I’ll be real with you, the biggest thing that’s going to kill your laptop early is the overheating. You can put the most powerful CPU and GPU, along with the most expensive motherboard together and it won’t mean shit if you don’t have a good cooling system because otherwise you could fry and egg on that CPULaptops suffer the most from this, just not enough space to put in good cooling systems when the main pull of a laptop is how portable it is; classic catch-22.The laptop is marketed with the overclocking feature a mere button press away, but lacks any warning on the damage it can do. Overclocking can give you a boost to processing power, at the cost of cooking your balls should you be utilising the ‘lap’ part of the laptop. This, more importantly, can also eventually damage your hardware should you use it often. I can’t tell you what to do, just do your own research and decide if the gains outweigh the costs, I believe this isn’t needed, but that might not apply to you.I counter this by using a cooling pad for the laptop, which drops the temp a good 3-5°, not much in the grand scheme but does help when I use this on my lap.PRICE:This is just something to be aware of, but this is pretty expensive to some people like myself, that is just the cost of a gaming rig. You’re getting a great GPU for the price with a great product, but if you’re planning on just using it like a regular laptop there are better, more affordable options. Just be realistic with your intentions.The Ugly-NOISE:I have one gripe with this product and it is probably the only thing I dislike about it; the noise. Again, this is something that all gaming laptops suffer from.This thing sounds like a Space X launch right in your living room, and god forbid you max out the fans when overclocking because this thing will actually take off.Also, the speakers are quite possibly the worst I have ever heard. Sounds like you’re eavesdropping on a conversation in a language you don’t understand, in a different country through a tin can and wire set-up.Thankfully these can both be bypassed by having a decent headset, which is basically required for gaming anyway, but you’re going to have to outsource a speaker if that’s what you need. The headset works great, but that doesn’t stop other people from hearing it, so I imagine this could easily spark a domestic situation in a busy household.Roll the credits-Good Shit, not gonna lie, if this is within your budget and the downsides don’t bother you then buy this thing, I’ve got no regrets with this purchase and have recommended it to friends.

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  2. Rafal

    Just brilliant

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  3. xaviermacx

    I will update my review more after I have used the laptop more extensively; however, this question keeps coming up and for some reason they won’t fix it on the page, so here’s another place where it is corrected:***this laptop definitely comes with a 512 SSD not a dinky 128*** (512 is already getting small by today’s standards!)… but thankfully there is an expansion bay here as well :DFrom what I can tell, if you need a powerful laptop that can do medium-high gaming for the next 1-2 years, then this is for you. The overall specs for general computing outside of gaming should let this laptop be relevant for at least 3-4 years if not longer (I keep everything until it dies, so I’m shooting for 7-8 years just like my last one).Personally, I needed this rig more for large data analysis, but also wanted something I could hook up to a 4k TV at the end of the day and play somewhat recent games, which this can do (however, if that’s your main focus or you’re a competitive gamer, it’s better you build an actual HDCP-type machine… even though this will still work for most current games up to High/Ultra settings, this type of card is not going to quite keep up with new releases for much longer than the next 6 months).An interesting fact about the graphics card — this particular laptop model of the RTX 3060 actually has more cuda cores than the desktop model (i.e., can process certain things faster), but less memory. There are certain applications where it will outshine the desktop version, but in most gaming situations with large vram requirements, it will be slightly slower. (Again if gaming is your PURE focus, not combo-value like mine, go for a model with a 3070 or 3080 if you can afford it, as the jump in gaming stats is pretty large).However, for the current price that I obtained this laptop at ($1350), and considering that the graphics card ALONE is going for $600-700 right now, this is such a killer bang for your buck. With the upcoming chip shortages continuing and possibly increasing, and even though I would typically only buy something like this around black Friday or another holiday with guaranteed sales, this is a pretty good time to buy due to the risk of shortages getting worse. (another friendly tidbit, if you’re in the market for a new vehicle lease or purchase, DO IT NOW… chip shortages will affect car mfgs starting in about Sept and then prices will skyrocket, according to an inside friend of mine). Of course no one can predict the future, but I thought I’d throw this info out there just in case. Obviously future people reading this will know if it came to pass or not!tl;drSeems like an amazing deal. Again, I will confirm that this computer lives up to my expectations after more testing. I’m usually a strict Samsung/ASUS/MSI kinda guy, so here’s my first experience with a large-ticket Acer product, or at least first in over a decade.Updates to come. Cheers.

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  4. Anuja

    Well for starters this device is great , well except for thermal performence . When im gaming this laptop run over 90c . So at this level of heat it is very uncomfortable (painful) to touch the upper part of the laptop . And mostly the cpu is the one gives you most troubles with heat. So only solution so far i found was to use throttlestop software to turn off turbo boost of the cpu and then the laptop runs even the hardcore games at around 70c. But im pretty bummed about that because as you can see one of the most famous marketing point about this laptop is its so called “4th gen aero blade fans” . And even when i turn on the max fan mode it doesnt reduce much heat when gaming (or heavy work). Mostly you can expect is one or two degrees of temperature difference.Other than that overall performence is great. As i said before if you turn off turbo mode (using throttlestop) laptop runs under 45 degrees in normal use. And you need to uninstall the pre installed predatorsense app and reinstall the new version yourself if you need the new features like predatorsense mobile connect support. And more storage would have been better but we can’t complain about that at this price point.Display is gorgeous and super accurate. And no backlight bleeding at all . Color accuracy is great and good for content creation . (Only lacks G-sync )And built design is excellent. I love it .Good job acer !!! (Even though , metal corners are sharp) *Dont keep the fans at max for long periods of time cuz this could reduce their lifespan .So I recommend undervolting the cpu a bitTurning off turbo boostAnd buying a cooling padKeyboard is great , but lot dimmer than expected . especially around arrow keys it is much noticable.I also recommend locking your battery max charging limit to 80% (in acer care app) to prolong battery life.Speakers are very weak compared to the laptop. I can barely hear it from few meters away at 50% sound level . So you have to use a headphone . Specially when gaming or when your fans are at max you can’t hear anything at all but the sound of two jet engines going off.So my only complains are about,1. Good thermals for daily use but lousy for gaming (even though this is a gaming laptop).2. Dim keyboard ( I’ve seen dell student laptops with brighter keyboards).3. And Speakers are hopeless. (Use then in auto profile , cuz RPG,shooter profiles are horrible ).Other than that if you want a high end hardware enabled laptop for an acceptable price go for it .*Benchmark results were way better than I expected.

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  5. Jay DJay D

    ***EDIT*** ***The Pictures of the Laptop open are a before and after, It does have a WD SN730 Nvme M.2 Pci-e SSD but I also added a 250GB Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe V-Nand M.2 Pci-e SSD I had laying around to the build and it’s very very simple to take off and upgrade, just a few screws and pull from the back where the exhaust fans are located and it also has an extra Nvme Screw as well*** I build PCs on the side and have for years this laptop CAN DO IT ALL, it has a great CPU the Core i7-10750H with 6 cores and 12 threads which is plenty for modern gaming and 12Mb of Intel level 3 smart cache and it’s paired with the BEASTLY NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 6GB GDDR6 laptop gpu, which is Overclockable with the touch of a button and has 3840 Cuda Cores and 30 2nd generation Ray Tracing cores also its running 336Gb/Sec on a 192 bit memory bus interface which runs at 14Gb/s and sits around 11 Teraflops of graphical power from a LAPTOP, think about that! I have pushed this thing to its limits Days Gone PC version that’s just released on the 18th I can play MAXED OUT setting on everything and it never dipped below 90fps and my average was around 124-127fps, this thing is just as powerful as my RTX 2070 Super Gaming X Trio gpu in my one desktop, I own an RTX 2080 Ti, RTX 3080 but they’re all Desktop Gpu’s but it definitely gives the 2070 Super Desktop GPU some good competition without a doubt. And it’s Ampere 8nm architecture so newest Nvidia technology compared to 12nm Turing architecture, and the screen is absolutely gorgeous playing day or night with a true IPS display running at 144Hz @ 3ms, if you want a SOLID GOOD LAPTOP FOR GAMING, this is it, the ACER Predator Helios 300 can’t be beat and I own Asus/Origin/Dell etc etc laptops as well and nothing ever Beats my ACER LAPTOPS, and this beauty is made of a nice metal and sturdy plastic on certain parts but mostly metal and u can see the quality ACER put into this laptop, and yes the PREDATOR symbol on the screen lights up and its perfect for letting others know you mean business lol I recommend 100% for the bang for your buck! That’s it that’s all I got for ya

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  6. Elliott

    I spent a long time searching the Internet for a good gaming laptop, and after much delegation I decided on this; I made the right choice! I’ve tried to simply the computer jargon in the review for those who aren’t all knowing about computers.The Good -GPU:Graphics card is RTX ready, and can easily handle games like Cyberpunk 2077 (which I highly recommend) on the highest settings. FPS (how smooth a game runs) can dip when the screen gets too busy, so I knocked it down everything to High and had a more consistent experience.Gaming:Runs every modern game in my Steam and GOG library, including the Mass Effect Legendary Edition the Master Chief Collection and Sunset OverdriveSSD:512GB SSD is as listed, SSD is superior to hard drives as it is noticeably faster to read/write to memory; meaning faster loading and downloading times. 512GB is a good amount, but the option to upgrade and add another is there, should you be inclined.SCREEN:Screen is quality with 144Hz refresh rate and 3ms delay, no complaints there.(Refresh Rate means how fast the screen updates within a time period, the higher the better; although realistically you won’t need more than 144Hz)OVERCLOCKING:Comes with a handy button to overclock (run it faster than intended) your CPU should you need a boost to processing power. I don’t use the feature, but it may help you reach a more consistent 60-120FPS on more intensive games, on high settings.DESIGN:The laptop looks great, and the RGB settings can be customised through the in-house software. Has a good weight, and the keyboard is decent; add your own keyboard if you want the click-clack of mechanical keys, these are nice and quiet.SOFTWARE:Comes with Windows 10, and a free ‘upgrade’ to a worse OS Win 11. I wouldn’t recommend doing that, but you can do your own research on the matter, it might be better for you.The Bad -Just to note: most of these issues are apparent throughout most gaming laptops not just this one, but it is important you’re aware nonetheless.BATTERY:Obviously, when you put a fat CPU and GPU in a laptop custom tuned to play games, you’re going to make sacrifices somewhere; the battery is the first to bite this bullet.Battery life can be extended through the settings by a small margin, but ultimately you’re looking at 1-2Hrs idle, easily 1Hr or less when gaming. Just don’t use it when it’s not on charge.Some people have noted that the battery flat out dies when not plugged in, not happened to me but it is something to consider.OVERHEATING:Look, I’ll be real with you, the biggest thing that’s going to kill your laptop early is the overheating. You can put the most powerful CPU and GPU, along with the most expensive motherboard together and it won’t mean shit if you don’t have a good cooling system because otherwise you could fry and egg on that CPULaptops suffer the most from this, just not enough space to put in good cooling systems when the main pull of a laptop is how portable it is; classic catch-22.The laptop is marketed with the overclocking feature a mere button press away, but lacks any warning on the damage it can do. Overclocking can give you a boost to processing power, at the cost of cooking your balls should you be utilising the ‘lap’ part of the laptop. This, more importantly, can also eventually damage your hardware should you use it often. I can’t tell you what to do, just do your own research and decide if the gains outweigh the costs, I believe this isn’t needed, but that might not apply to you.I counter this by using a cooling pad for the laptop, which drops the temp a good 3-5°, not much in the grand scheme but does help when I use this on my lap.PRICE:This is just something to be aware of, but this is pretty expensive to some people like myself, that is just the cost of a gaming rig. You’re getting a great GPU for the price with a great product, but if you’re planning on just using it like a regular laptop there are better, more affordable options. Just be realistic with your intentions.The Ugly-NOISE:I have one gripe with this product and it is probably the only thing I dislike about it; the noise. Again, this is something that all gaming laptops suffer from.This thing sounds like a Space X launch right in your living room, and god forbid you max out the fans when overclocking because this thing will actually take off.Also, the speakers are quite possibly the worst I have ever heard. Sounds like you’re eavesdropping on a conversation in a language you don’t understand, in a different country through a tin can and wire set-up.Thankfully these can both be bypassed by having a decent headset, which is basically required for gaming anyway, but you’re going to have to outsource a speaker if that’s what you need. The headset works great, but that doesn’t stop other people from hearing it, so I imagine this could easily spark a domestic situation in a busy household.Roll the credits-Good Shit, not gonna lie, if this is within your budget and the downsides don’t bother you then buy this thing, I’ve got no regrets with this purchase and have recommended it to friends.

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  7. Rafal

    Just brilliant

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  8. xaviermacx

    I will update my review more after I have used the laptop more extensively; however, this question keeps coming up and for some reason they won’t fix it on the page, so here’s another place where it is corrected:***this laptop definitely comes with a 512 SSD not a dinky 128*** (512 is already getting small by today’s standards!)… but thankfully there is an expansion bay here as well :DFrom what I can tell, if you need a powerful laptop that can do medium-high gaming for the next 1-2 years, then this is for you. The overall specs for general computing outside of gaming should let this laptop be relevant for at least 3-4 years if not longer (I keep everything until it dies, so I’m shooting for 7-8 years just like my last one).Personally, I needed this rig more for large data analysis, but also wanted something I could hook up to a 4k TV at the end of the day and play somewhat recent games, which this can do (however, if that’s your main focus or you’re a competitive gamer, it’s better you build an actual HDCP-type machine… even though this will still work for most current games up to High/Ultra settings, this type of card is not going to quite keep up with new releases for much longer than the next 6 months).An interesting fact about the graphics card — this particular laptop model of the RTX 3060 actually has more cuda cores than the desktop model (i.e., can process certain things faster), but less memory. There are certain applications where it will outshine the desktop version, but in most gaming situations with large vram requirements, it will be slightly slower. (Again if gaming is your PURE focus, not combo-value like mine, go for a model with a 3070 or 3080 if you can afford it, as the jump in gaming stats is pretty large).However, for the current price that I obtained this laptop at ($1350), and considering that the graphics card ALONE is going for $600-700 right now, this is such a killer bang for your buck. With the upcoming chip shortages continuing and possibly increasing, and even though I would typically only buy something like this around black Friday or another holiday with guaranteed sales, this is a pretty good time to buy due to the risk of shortages getting worse. (another friendly tidbit, if you’re in the market for a new vehicle lease or purchase, DO IT NOW… chip shortages will affect car mfgs starting in about Sept and then prices will skyrocket, according to an inside friend of mine). Of course no one can predict the future, but I thought I’d throw this info out there just in case. Obviously future people reading this will know if it came to pass or not!tl;drSeems like an amazing deal. Again, I will confirm that this computer lives up to my expectations after more testing. I’m usually a strict Samsung/ASUS/MSI kinda guy, so here’s my first experience with a large-ticket Acer product, or at least first in over a decade.Updates to come. Cheers.

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  9. Anuja

    Well for starters this device is great , well except for thermal performence . When im gaming this laptop run over 90c . So at this level of heat it is very uncomfortable (painful) to touch the upper part of the laptop . And mostly the cpu is the one gives you most troubles with heat. So only solution so far i found was to use throttlestop software to turn off turbo boost of the cpu and then the laptop runs even the hardcore games at around 70c. But im pretty bummed about that because as you can see one of the most famous marketing point about this laptop is its so called “4th gen aero blade fans” . And even when i turn on the max fan mode it doesnt reduce much heat when gaming (or heavy work). Mostly you can expect is one or two degrees of temperature difference.Other than that overall performence is great. As i said before if you turn off turbo mode (using throttlestop) laptop runs under 45 degrees in normal use. And you need to uninstall the pre installed predatorsense app and reinstall the new version yourself if you need the new features like predatorsense mobile connect support. And more storage would have been better but we can’t complain about that at this price point.Display is gorgeous and super accurate. And no backlight bleeding at all . Color accuracy is great and good for content creation . (Only lacks G-sync )And built design is excellent. I love it .Good job acer !!! (Even though , metal corners are sharp) *Dont keep the fans at max for long periods of time cuz this could reduce their lifespan .So I recommend undervolting the cpu a bitTurning off turbo boostAnd buying a cooling padKeyboard is great , but lot dimmer than expected . especially around arrow keys it is much noticable.I also recommend locking your battery max charging limit to 80% (in acer care app) to prolong battery life.Speakers are very weak compared to the laptop. I can barely hear it from few meters away at 50% sound level . So you have to use a headphone . Specially when gaming or when your fans are at max you can’t hear anything at all but the sound of two jet engines going off.So my only complains are about,1. Good thermals for daily use but lousy for gaming (even though this is a gaming laptop).2. Dim keyboard ( I’ve seen dell student laptops with brighter keyboards).3. And Speakers are hopeless. (Use then in auto profile , cuz RPG,shooter profiles are horrible ).Other than that if you want a high end hardware enabled laptop for an acceptable price go for it .*Benchmark results were way better than I expected.

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  10. Jay DJay D

    ***EDIT*** ***The Pictures of the Laptop open are a before and after, It does have a WD SN730 Nvme M.2 Pci-e SSD but I also added a 250GB Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe V-Nand M.2 Pci-e SSD I had laying around to the build and it’s very very simple to take off and upgrade, just a few screws and pull from the back where the exhaust fans are located and it also has an extra Nvme Screw as well*** I build PCs on the side and have for years this laptop CAN DO IT ALL, it has a great CPU the Core i7-10750H with 6 cores and 12 threads which is plenty for modern gaming and 12Mb of Intel level 3 smart cache and it’s paired with the BEASTLY NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 6GB GDDR6 laptop gpu, which is Overclockable with the touch of a button and has 3840 Cuda Cores and 30 2nd generation Ray Tracing cores also its running 336Gb/Sec on a 192 bit memory bus interface which runs at 14Gb/s and sits around 11 Teraflops of graphical power from a LAPTOP, think about that! I have pushed this thing to its limits Days Gone PC version that’s just released on the 18th I can play MAXED OUT setting on everything and it never dipped below 90fps and my average was around 124-127fps, this thing is just as powerful as my RTX 2070 Super Gaming X Trio gpu in my one desktop, I own an RTX 2080 Ti, RTX 3080 but they’re all Desktop Gpu’s but it definitely gives the 2070 Super Desktop GPU some good competition without a doubt. And it’s Ampere 8nm architecture so newest Nvidia technology compared to 12nm Turing architecture, and the screen is absolutely gorgeous playing day or night with a true IPS display running at 144Hz @ 3ms, if you want a SOLID GOOD LAPTOP FOR GAMING, this is it, the ACER Predator Helios 300 can’t be beat and I own Asus/Origin/Dell etc etc laptops as well and nothing ever Beats my ACER LAPTOPS, and this beauty is made of a nice metal and sturdy plastic on certain parts but mostly metal and u can see the quality ACER put into this laptop, and yes the PREDATOR symbol on the screen lights up and its perfect for letting others know you mean business lol I recommend 100% for the bang for your buck! That’s it that’s all I got for ya

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  11. Amazon CustomerAmazon Customer

    I want to point out ive only had it a week and will update if anything changes about my review. Overall, before I get into details, I am very satisfied with this laptop and it’s performance.The pricing as what I bought was 1418.99$ for the intel i7-10750H with the rtx 3060 and 500G m.2. The availability of laptops has been pretty bad and I feel I wasn’t overcharged for the current market.Pros:Rtx 3060 is a little better than imagined. It is the 80W variant but will turbo up to 100W with spikes over 115W very well.The turbo button above the keyboard is actually more useful than I would have expected. In cyberpunk at max settings with medium ray tracing it’s an easily playable 55 FPS and turbo activated averages around 5fps or more higher even in the worst areas.Temperatures at first freaked me out cause I saw spikes over 90C. But I found it was only temporary and the average with a decent fan curve was around 69 to 75C on both cpu and gpu.Predator sense software built in is useful. But I still downloaded MSI afterburner for in game over lay though.Cons:Fans get pretty loud when you activate turbo. So if you got a decent headset and nobody around you it won’t bother you. But if your around people they will think you have a jet engine running. But even without turbo mode you get more than playable frame-rates in every game I’ve played. Most newer titles like cyberpunk and ValhallaBattery is whatever. It’s maybe an hr usage if you’re playing heavy games and 7 hrs if you keep power saver mode on and only use it for light work like google chrome or YouTube.Other aspects:Screen was nothing special. Not super bright but not excessively dark or glare issues. Keyboard is fine. Again, nothing special. It’s a laptop. Bloatware wasn’t too bad. Just uninstalled it all. But overall it is a quick responsive little laptop for easy gaming and even can do some work. I’m very satisfied because I’m a trucker on the road everyday and needed something a little more portable but still had performance to play the newer games without going to a 2 grand or more computer. I would recommend it to others.Edit: I forgot to say the pictures are without turbo and with turbo on 3D mark timespy score.

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  12. Alex

    Overall great laptop, loving it so far. I mostly use it to play Warzone. The CPU in particular was getting quite hot as gaming laptops often do (90+ degrees Celsius) even with a cooling pad, so I looked up some YouTube videos on cooling and found out about a free program called ThrottleStop which allows you to 1) undervolt the laptop (reducing voltage to your CPU) and 2) dropping “Turbo Ratio Limits” down (I dropped to 32 for all cores), which caps the turbo speed of the laptop.This does reduce performance/FPS a bit, but it got my temps down to about 70-75 degrees Celcius for both my CPU and GPU in combination with the cooling pad and fan, and I get about 100 FPS on Warzone which is amazing (I use lower graphic settings and DLSS, and no raytracing or anything crazy like that – I personally care more about smooth gameplay than flashy graphics). All my past gaming laptops got so hot I could probably cook an egg on them, this thing runs cooler and quieter with the ThrottleStop adjustments. And even thought you lose some performance with these adjustments, if you computer is getting super hot, you are losing performance anyways as your computer will throttle the power of your CPU to reduce temps, and high heat can damage your computer.Quick Disclaimer: Note that while this worked for me, I cannot guarantee it will work for you. The YouTubers whose channels I used for this (The Tech Chap, Dave2D) said that there’s not really any major risk to using ThrottleStop, but at the end of the day you are adjusting computer settings, and downloading an external program that controls settings, and weird things could theoretically happen. So make sure to understand the process and make these changes at your own discretion/risk.One final note: the screen is beautiful and has a matte finish so doesn’t get all shiny and reflective which can be annoying when gaming.

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  13. Elliott

    I spent a long time searching the Internet for a good gaming laptop, and after much delegation I decided on this; I made the right choice! I’ve tried to simply the computer jargon in the review for those who aren’t all knowing about computers.The Good -GPU:Graphics card is RTX ready, and can easily handle games like Cyberpunk 2077 (which I highly recommend) on the highest settings. FPS (how smooth a game runs) can dip when the screen gets too busy, so I knocked it down everything to High and had a more consistent experience.Gaming:Runs every modern game in my Steam and GOG library, including the Mass Effect Legendary Edition the Master Chief Collection and Sunset OverdriveSSD:512GB SSD is as listed, SSD is superior to hard drives as it is noticeably faster to read/write to memory; meaning faster loading and downloading times. 512GB is a good amount, but the option to upgrade and add another is there, should you be inclined.SCREEN:Screen is quality with 144Hz refresh rate and 3ms delay, no complaints there.(Refresh Rate means how fast the screen updates within a time period, the higher the better; although realistically you won’t need more than 144Hz)OVERCLOCKING:Comes with a handy button to overclock (run it faster than intended) your CPU should you need a boost to processing power. I don’t use the feature, but it may help you reach a more consistent 60-120FPS on more intensive games, on high settings.DESIGN:The laptop looks great, and the RGB settings can be customised through the in-house software. Has a good weight, and the keyboard is decent; add your own keyboard if you want the click-clack of mechanical keys, these are nice and quiet.SOFTWARE:Comes with Windows 10, and a free ‘upgrade’ to a worse OS Win 11. I wouldn’t recommend doing that, but you can do your own research on the matter, it might be better for you.The Bad -Just to note: most of these issues are apparent throughout most gaming laptops not just this one, but it is important you’re aware nonetheless.BATTERY:Obviously, when you put a fat CPU and GPU in a laptop custom tuned to play games, you’re going to make sacrifices somewhere; the battery is the first to bite this bullet.Battery life can be extended through the settings by a small margin, but ultimately you’re looking at 1-2Hrs idle, easily 1Hr or less when gaming. Just don’t use it when it’s not on charge.Some people have noted that the battery flat out dies when not plugged in, not happened to me but it is something to consider.OVERHEATING:Look, I’ll be real with you, the biggest thing that’s going to kill your laptop early is the overheating. You can put the most powerful CPU and GPU, along with the most expensive motherboard together and it won’t mean shit if you don’t have a good cooling system because otherwise you could fry and egg on that CPULaptops suffer the most from this, just not enough space to put in good cooling systems when the main pull of a laptop is how portable it is; classic catch-22.The laptop is marketed with the overclocking feature a mere button press away, but lacks any warning on the damage it can do. Overclocking can give you a boost to processing power, at the cost of cooking your balls should you be utilising the ‘lap’ part of the laptop. This, more importantly, can also eventually damage your hardware should you use it often. I can’t tell you what to do, just do your own research and decide if the gains outweigh the costs, I believe this isn’t needed, but that might not apply to you.I counter this by using a cooling pad for the laptop, which drops the temp a good 3-5°, not much in the grand scheme but does help when I use this on my lap.PRICE:This is just something to be aware of, but this is pretty expensive to some people like myself, that is just the cost of a gaming rig. You’re getting a great GPU for the price with a great product, but if you’re planning on just using it like a regular laptop there are better, more affordable options. Just be realistic with your intentions.The Ugly-NOISE:I have one gripe with this product and it is probably the only thing I dislike about it; the noise. Again, this is something that all gaming laptops suffer from.This thing sounds like a Space X launch right in your living room, and god forbid you max out the fans when overclocking because this thing will actually take off.Also, the speakers are quite possibly the worst I have ever heard. Sounds like you’re eavesdropping on a conversation in a language you don’t understand, in a different country through a tin can and wire set-up.Thankfully these can both be bypassed by having a decent headset, which is basically required for gaming anyway, but you’re going to have to outsource a speaker if that’s what you need. The headset works great, but that doesn’t stop other people from hearing it, so I imagine this could easily spark a domestic situation in a busy household.Roll the credits-Good Shit, not gonna lie, if this is within your budget and the downsides don’t bother you then buy this thing, I’ve got no regrets with this purchase and have recommended it to friends.

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  14. Rafal

    Just brilliant

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  15. xaviermacx

    I will update my review more after I have used the laptop more extensively; however, this question keeps coming up and for some reason they won’t fix it on the page, so here’s another place where it is corrected:***this laptop definitely comes with a 512 SSD not a dinky 128*** (512 is already getting small by today’s standards!)… but thankfully there is an expansion bay here as well :DFrom what I can tell, if you need a powerful laptop that can do medium-high gaming for the next 1-2 years, then this is for you. The overall specs for general computing outside of gaming should let this laptop be relevant for at least 3-4 years if not longer (I keep everything until it dies, so I’m shooting for 7-8 years just like my last one).Personally, I needed this rig more for large data analysis, but also wanted something I could hook up to a 4k TV at the end of the day and play somewhat recent games, which this can do (however, if that’s your main focus or you’re a competitive gamer, it’s better you build an actual HDCP-type machine… even though this will still work for most current games up to High/Ultra settings, this type of card is not going to quite keep up with new releases for much longer than the next 6 months).An interesting fact about the graphics card — this particular laptop model of the RTX 3060 actually has more cuda cores than the desktop model (i.e., can process certain things faster), but less memory. There are certain applications where it will outshine the desktop version, but in most gaming situations with large vram requirements, it will be slightly slower. (Again if gaming is your PURE focus, not combo-value like mine, go for a model with a 3070 or 3080 if you can afford it, as the jump in gaming stats is pretty large).However, for the current price that I obtained this laptop at ($1350), and considering that the graphics card ALONE is going for $600-700 right now, this is such a killer bang for your buck. With the upcoming chip shortages continuing and possibly increasing, and even though I would typically only buy something like this around black Friday or another holiday with guaranteed sales, this is a pretty good time to buy due to the risk of shortages getting worse. (another friendly tidbit, if you’re in the market for a new vehicle lease or purchase, DO IT NOW… chip shortages will affect car mfgs starting in about Sept and then prices will skyrocket, according to an inside friend of mine). Of course no one can predict the future, but I thought I’d throw this info out there just in case. Obviously future people reading this will know if it came to pass or not!tl;drSeems like an amazing deal. Again, I will confirm that this computer lives up to my expectations after more testing. I’m usually a strict Samsung/ASUS/MSI kinda guy, so here’s my first experience with a large-ticket Acer product, or at least first in over a decade.Updates to come. Cheers.

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  16. Anuja

    Well for starters this device is great , well except for thermal performence . When im gaming this laptop run over 90c . So at this level of heat it is very uncomfortable (painful) to touch the upper part of the laptop . And mostly the cpu is the one gives you most troubles with heat. So only solution so far i found was to use throttlestop software to turn off turbo boost of the cpu and then the laptop runs even the hardcore games at around 70c. But im pretty bummed about that because as you can see one of the most famous marketing point about this laptop is its so called “4th gen aero blade fans” . And even when i turn on the max fan mode it doesnt reduce much heat when gaming (or heavy work). Mostly you can expect is one or two degrees of temperature difference.Other than that overall performence is great. As i said before if you turn off turbo mode (using throttlestop) laptop runs under 45 degrees in normal use. And you need to uninstall the pre installed predatorsense app and reinstall the new version yourself if you need the new features like predatorsense mobile connect support. And more storage would have been better but we can’t complain about that at this price point.Display is gorgeous and super accurate. And no backlight bleeding at all . Color accuracy is great and good for content creation . (Only lacks G-sync )And built design is excellent. I love it .Good job acer !!! (Even though , metal corners are sharp) *Dont keep the fans at max for long periods of time cuz this could reduce their lifespan .So I recommend undervolting the cpu a bitTurning off turbo boostAnd buying a cooling padKeyboard is great , but lot dimmer than expected . especially around arrow keys it is much noticable.I also recommend locking your battery max charging limit to 80% (in acer care app) to prolong battery life.Speakers are very weak compared to the laptop. I can barely hear it from few meters away at 50% sound level . So you have to use a headphone . Specially when gaming or when your fans are at max you can’t hear anything at all but the sound of two jet engines going off.So my only complains are about,1. Good thermals for daily use but lousy for gaming (even though this is a gaming laptop).2. Dim keyboard ( I’ve seen dell student laptops with brighter keyboards).3. And Speakers are hopeless. (Use then in auto profile , cuz RPG,shooter profiles are horrible ).Other than that if you want a high end hardware enabled laptop for an acceptable price go for it .*Benchmark results were way better than I expected.

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  17. Jay DJay D

    ***EDIT*** ***The Pictures of the Laptop open are a before and after, It does have a WD SN730 Nvme M.2 Pci-e SSD but I also added a 250GB Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe V-Nand M.2 Pci-e SSD I had laying around to the build and it’s very very simple to take off and upgrade, just a few screws and pull from the back where the exhaust fans are located and it also has an extra Nvme Screw as well*** I build PCs on the side and have for years this laptop CAN DO IT ALL, it has a great CPU the Core i7-10750H with 6 cores and 12 threads which is plenty for modern gaming and 12Mb of Intel level 3 smart cache and it’s paired with the BEASTLY NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 6GB GDDR6 laptop gpu, which is Overclockable with the touch of a button and has 3840 Cuda Cores and 30 2nd generation Ray Tracing cores also its running 336Gb/Sec on a 192 bit memory bus interface which runs at 14Gb/s and sits around 11 Teraflops of graphical power from a LAPTOP, think about that! I have pushed this thing to its limits Days Gone PC version that’s just released on the 18th I can play MAXED OUT setting on everything and it never dipped below 90fps and my average was around 124-127fps, this thing is just as powerful as my RTX 2070 Super Gaming X Trio gpu in my one desktop, I own an RTX 2080 Ti, RTX 3080 but they’re all Desktop Gpu’s but it definitely gives the 2070 Super Desktop GPU some good competition without a doubt. And it’s Ampere 8nm architecture so newest Nvidia technology compared to 12nm Turing architecture, and the screen is absolutely gorgeous playing day or night with a true IPS display running at 144Hz @ 3ms, if you want a SOLID GOOD LAPTOP FOR GAMING, this is it, the ACER Predator Helios 300 can’t be beat and I own Asus/Origin/Dell etc etc laptops as well and nothing ever Beats my ACER LAPTOPS, and this beauty is made of a nice metal and sturdy plastic on certain parts but mostly metal and u can see the quality ACER put into this laptop, and yes the PREDATOR symbol on the screen lights up and its perfect for letting others know you mean business lol I recommend 100% for the bang for your buck! That’s it that’s all I got for ya

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  18. Amazon CustomerAmazon Customer

    I want to point out ive only had it a week and will update if anything changes about my review. Overall, before I get into details, I am very satisfied with this laptop and it’s performance.The pricing as what I bought was 1418.99$ for the intel i7-10750H with the rtx 3060 and 500G m.2. The availability of laptops has been pretty bad and I feel I wasn’t overcharged for the current market.Pros:Rtx 3060 is a little better than imagined. It is the 80W variant but will turbo up to 100W with spikes over 115W very well.The turbo button above the keyboard is actually more useful than I would have expected. In cyberpunk at max settings with medium ray tracing it’s an easily playable 55 FPS and turbo activated averages around 5fps or more higher even in the worst areas.Temperatures at first freaked me out cause I saw spikes over 90C. But I found it was only temporary and the average with a decent fan curve was around 69 to 75C on both cpu and gpu.Predator sense software built in is useful. But I still downloaded MSI afterburner for in game over lay though.Cons:Fans get pretty loud when you activate turbo. So if you got a decent headset and nobody around you it won’t bother you. But if your around people they will think you have a jet engine running. But even without turbo mode you get more than playable frame-rates in every game I’ve played. Most newer titles like cyberpunk and ValhallaBattery is whatever. It’s maybe an hr usage if you’re playing heavy games and 7 hrs if you keep power saver mode on and only use it for light work like google chrome or YouTube.Other aspects:Screen was nothing special. Not super bright but not excessively dark or glare issues. Keyboard is fine. Again, nothing special. It’s a laptop. Bloatware wasn’t too bad. Just uninstalled it all. But overall it is a quick responsive little laptop for easy gaming and even can do some work. I’m very satisfied because I’m a trucker on the road everyday and needed something a little more portable but still had performance to play the newer games without going to a 2 grand or more computer. I would recommend it to others.Edit: I forgot to say the pictures are without turbo and with turbo on 3D mark timespy score.

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  19. One Above AllOne Above All

    Great mid tier laptop with easy upgradability, if you ever decide to upgrade your laptop.Comes with a sata cable for you to connect a ssd or hdd in the bay and you can even upgrade the ram if you want to or add another m.2 slot which I did myself personally for more storage!And ass an added bonus you can even upgrade this laptop to windows 11 given that the laptop meets the requirements to do so!( I wouldn’t unless you have 32 gigs of ram, ever since the upgrade I’ve seen idle usage of 10 gigs in windows 11 from 4 gigs in windows 10)Pros: The turbo feature is amazing which automatically gives a stable overclock of around 1866mhz when gaming which gives me stable 60-70fps on ultra settings I recently bought a 3060 phoenix Asus 12 gb card and both gpus give the same results after testing!Wifi 6 card! Talk about internet speeds fast as an 1gig Ethernet cord!Cons: it’s loud jet engine status. The battery life is meh without power saver you only get 1-2 hour usage max so expect to keep it plugged in.A weird issue I found is that you have to open the predator sense software click on overclock and unplug the ac cable and re plug it back in, in order for you to get 60fps otherwise you’ll only get frame locked at 30fps when gaming and this is due to the built in software from GeForce experience.

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  20. SCasie

    Almost returned it due to the plastic surface of the touchpad being noticably warped. Instead, I crossed my fingers and sent it to Acer for repair. It was retuned to me fixed within 5 days, which was great. The customer service was surprisingly excellent for an Acer product. I’m glad I didn’t return it as the laptop runs great. Despite it’s girth, it’s relatively light and fits comfortably in my backpack. Gaming on it is a dream and performance is excellent. My only complaint about it is the silver paint on the bottom of the laptop towards the back of the unit where the fan grills are scratches easily just from sliding back and forth on a desk. The grills should have been left black and not colored silver. Otherwise this system would be flawless cosmetically. Overall, I’m happy with this laptop. I wish it was all metal, but the lid is metal and the laptop is asthetically pleasing, overall.

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  21. Justin

    This laptop is a beast and I have no issues with performance. Because of this, but as should be expected: it runs hot, the fans get loud, and the battery life is atrocious (you definitely need to keep it plugged in, but that’s standard).My main issue is that this laptop’s volume is so QUIET. Like artificially quiet. For both headphones and the built in speakers. I have removed and reinstalled drivers to no avail. The only solution so far is a third party app that boosts audio levels, which proves the speakers are more than capable they’re just limited in some way no one has been able to figure out for me. So be warned there may be something there for you, too.The edges are a little sharp and the finish gets fingerprints and smudges easily.All this said, it looks good, performs well, and was a good deal. I am happy with it, just trying to be honest for the review.

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  22. Czarlupin

    I found a few laptops over the my gaming career and they’ve all fallen short, I’m a PC gamer but desktop all the way. When my desktop died and I started traveling a lot for work I needed something portable so I did a lot of research and settled on this one.The RGB keyboard is beautiful and fully customizable you can customize your boot up sounds and log on screens and a bunch of other stuff. Powerwise it runs everything I throw at it either on ultra settings or damn close to it.Now the bad, the battery died in mine in 2 weeks now I have to be tethered to a wall outlet whenever I want to use it, replacement batteries are $70 and not something I can afford after selling out $1,300 for the laptop.In the long run I would recommend it just make sure you don’t need it for the battery or mobility.

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  23. Denis Cruz

    What can I say, i7 10th Gen, RTX 3060, 144hz screen. Its a great feat for this price.Only things I dislike:- HDMI is connected directly to GPU, and cant be changed to CPU, which means if you got a 2nd monitor setup it may be bothersome to see apps on nvidia monitor using your GPU instead of CPU.- Only 1 SSD. Usually Laptops bring a 1ssd 1hdd combination, but still 500gb NVME is pretty good.- Aluminum build, so smudges can be everywhereStill, all the specs and the fact that this laptop is thin and light, are enough to think this was a good purchase.

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  24. ComfiiCutieComfiiCutie

    Edit: does not have a D drive only a C drive. Going to need to buy an external hard drive.I’ve had this laptop for little over a week now. When it arrived the Amazon box was half crushed, the Acer box had a puncture in it but luckily did hit the laptop or accessories itself. So far has been running ok! Customization features are cool but can’t wait to use it more

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  25. MrandMrsSmith MrandMrsSmith

    I did a lot of research and found this was the perfect laptop for what I needed. I was excited to order it and see how great it would be. The day came when it got delivered. I opened it up, plugged it in. It is way bigger and bulkier than i thought it would be. I turn it on and immediately there is a big noticeable light bleed spot on the bottom left of the screen. Annoying, but only noticeable on darker colors. (I reached out to support, but apparently it didn’t warrant a repair or replacement)I download steam and load up CSGO to test it out. I noticed immediately I was getting stutters every 30 seconds or so. I messed with settings and lowered them to the max and still got stutters.I than started checking Temps. (Predator Sense and Afterburner) 96 degrees in game! 83 at idle! I’m versed in the realm of PCs and looked up guides on how to open this baby up. I added a new ssd and applied different thermal paste. It than started to be 70s idle and high 80s in game. Not very good at all. Now, a year later and 2 and 1/2 months after my warranty, idle Temps are in the 80s, track pad is hardly working, and light bleeding has gotten slightly worst.All in all, it’s good minus the problems I’m having. Not the best, not the worst, right in the middle. If you need an affordable decent gaming laptop it’s alright. I will not be spending money on anymore Acer Laptops myself.

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  26. SM

    This is not a high-end “gaming” pc. You will get 5 fps in WZ/MW/BOCW before you even exceed 120 hz output at 1080p. The price you will pay for an actual GPU to see all of the game will cost more than this laptop, so the value is there. It is simply for very low level gaming. Great as a portable dedicated stream rig though.Valheim hits the wall at 120 hz 1080p. No 4k gaming for this little baby.The temps will scare you. It does not cool itself. No USB-powered fan will help. You need to buy an appliance cooling unit. It looks like 4 pc fans stuck together with a standard wall outlet. POWER is everything. It needs to plug into the wall, not a measly USB dongle. A wall AC unit helps, but be careful of condensation. (this isn’t a joke)20 mins battery life when gaming–no matter the output.Your RAM/SSD upgrade will require the cellphone repair kit tools. This baby snaps, which scares the shit out of me. CPU is the bottleneck.Machine works great!Please don’t buy this with the intention of maxing out settings on modern games. It doesn’t work like that. You barely have entry-gaming GPU power with acer helios.I can take this with me, which is why I bought it. It was wishful thinking to get a gaming rig with 144 hz display for $1200. Hopefully China’s ban on crypto mining holds. lolIF YOU WANT TO PLAY COD, BUY A GPU FIRST AND COLLECT THE REST OF THE BUILD. Don’t buy this for gaming. Don’t buy this if you think you’re getting a 2060 equivalent. It’s less gpu than the 1060.I knew damn well that laptop gpu power is a fraction of desktop, but I thought that jumping to the 3060 would at least let me do 1080p at 144hz.This isn’t a gaming PC.

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