Acer Predator Helios 300: The $1,299 gaming laptop

Predator Helios 300

Last week Acer took the internet by storm after announcing the ultrathin Razer Blade competitor, the Predator Triton 700. While the Triton 700 series is focused on the high-end gaming ultrabook market, Acer also revealed a new budget gaming laptop series. The new Acer Predator Helios 300 gaming notebook line comes in 15.6-inch or 17.3-inch display variants.

The entry level Predator Helios 300 is priced at $1,299, it will come with 15.6-inch Full HD display panel, 7th Gen Intel i5 processor (7300HQ), NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050Ti GPU, 8GB of DDR4 memory and a 128GB SSD alongside a 1TB hard drive.  Check out some key features below,

Key Features

  • 7th Gen Intel Core i7 (7700HQ) or i5 processor (7300HQ)
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 or 1050Ti GPU
  • Up to 16GB DDR4 memory
  • 6-inch or 17.3-inch Full HD IPS display
  • AeroBlade 3D Fan 2

The Predator Helios 300 feels like a really well-built machine and its red and black design gives it a classic gaming laptop look.  Both the 15.6-inch and 17.3-inch variants come with an AeroBlade 3D Fan with ultra-thin metal blades to keep the laptops cool under high loads.

The port selection is also decent, it features one USB 3.1 Type-C port, one USB 3.0 port, two USB 2.0 ports, an HDMI 2.0 port, and a Gigabit Ethernet port. Both variants come loaded with Dolby Audio Premium and Acer TrueHarmony for better audio experience.

The entry level Predator Helios 300 15.6-inch and 17.3-inch variants are respectively priced at $1,299 and $1,399. Both laptops are expected to hit the market by the end of second quarter.

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