Acer Expands its Gaming Notebook Line with the Powerful Predator Helios 300

New line offers strong performance at midrange prices, making powerful gaming notebooks more accessible than ever

Editor’s Summary

  •  Available with 15.6-inch or 17.3-inch FHD IPS displays, the Predator Helios 300 line is powered by 7 th Gen Intel Core i7 or i5 standard-voltage processors, over clockable 1 NVIDIA ® GeForce ® GTX 1060 or 1050Ti graphics, fast wireless connectivity and solid state drives

  •  Dual AeroBlade™ 3D fans 2 keep gameplay nice and cool, while PredatorSense software makes GPU overclocking 1 and system control easy

  •  Housed in a classic but tasteful gaming chassis with an iron red backlit keyboard, selected models include a metal top cover and keyboard area for added strength and rigidity

NEW YORK (April 27, 2017) At Acer’s next@acer global press conference in New York today, the company debuted its new Predator Helios 300 gaming notebook line. Available with 15.6-inch or 17.3-inch displays, its matte black chassis incorporates tasteful red accents, providing a slightly edgy, fun design. Shipping with Windows 10, it offers powerful features and technologies at mid-range price points, making gaming notebooks more accessible than ever.

At the heart of the Predator Helios 300 is an over clockable 1 NVIDIA ® GeForce ® GTX 1060 or 1050Ti GPU combined with a 7 th Gen Intel Core i7 (7700HQ) or i5 processor (7300HQ) for outstanding performance. All of this processing power is supported with up to 16GB of DDR4 memory (upgradable to 32GB), a speedy SATA SSD 1 and a 1TB HDD 1 . An access compartment doors on the bottom of the notebooks makes it easy to upgrade memory and storage components.

The Predator Helios 300 also includes a USB 3.1 Type-C port, a USB 3.0 port (featuring power-off USB charging), two USB 2.0 ports, and an HDMI 2.0 connection. It connects wirelessly through fast 2×2 802.11ac technology, and also includes a Gigabit Ethernet port for those preferring a hard-wired connection.

Designed as an entertainment hub, Predator Helios 300 notebook line is ideally suited for both gaming and movie watching. Bright 15.6-inch or 17.3-inch FHD IPS displays provide vibrant, vivid imagery, while Dolby Audio ™ Premium and Acer True Harmony ™ deliver immersive audio with crisp, rich acoustics. Skype for Business Certification ensures conversations are clear and lag-free while providing a great Cortana with Voice experience.

For smooth game play, a dual fan system featuring an Aero Blade ™ 3D Fan 2 with ultra-thin metal blades keeps the notebook running at optimal temperatures. Preloaded PredatorSense software provides real time system information and over clocking, so gamers can monitor and control the system’s vitals from one central interface.

Price and Availability

The Predator Helios 300 gaming notebooks with a 15.6-inch display will be available in North America in July starting at $1,299; in EMEA in August starting at €1,199; and in China in June starting at ¥9,999.
The Predator Helios 300 gaming notebooks with a 17.3-inch display will be available in North America in July starting at $1,399; in EMEA in August starting at €1,199; and in China in July starting at ¥9,999.

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