This VR-ready machine has a nice, textured metal frame, black chassis and red accents. It’s designed for those who need a lot of speed and performance in their games and other graphics-demanding applications. If you’re looking for an attractive laptop with a lot of power, then look no further than the Acer Predator Helios 300 PH317-51-7578.
Even though the lid is made of plastic, it is still durable. The 17.3-inch display features a thick bezel and a 1920 x 1080 resolution. With the ultrathin AeroBlade 3D fan, which is made entirely of metal, you can expect superior airflow and advanced aerodynamics in keeping the system clean and cool, no matter how much power you’re using up to play a game.
The keyboard is nice to type on and has deep 1.6-millimeters of travel. Since the WASD keys are highlighted in red, it’s easy to navigate through computer RPG games. There are also arrow keys and a number pad. The deck is made of metal, unlike the lid. This metal is stable, durable and black.
In addition to the 17.3-inch display, the Acer Predator Helios 300 PH317-51-7578 comes with the following:
• Quad-core Intel Core i7 processor / 2.80GHz
• Windows 10 Home 64-bit OS
• 16GB DDR4 SDRAM standard memory / 32GB maximum memory
• Memory card reader – secure digital
• NVIDIA GeForce GTX graphics (1060) / 4GB dedicated
• 128GB Serial ATA / 600 hard drive
With the four-cell Lithium Ion battery, you can expect up to 7 hours of run time (3220 mAh). Also included is a 180-W power supply adapter.
Acer Predator Helios 300 PH317-51-7578 Graphics Processor
The GTX 1060 GPU and 4GB of dedicated memory allows for smooth gameplay. Even the VR experience is decent. You should be able to play some of today’s most popular games at max settings.
Take nice quality photos with the HD webcam, which supports Super High Dynamic Range (1280 x 720). An external camera can be added as well via USB. There are a total of four USB ports, including one Type-C 3.1, one 3.0, and two 2.0. A wide range of devices can be connected and synced with the laptop.
This Predator measures 1.1-inches in height, 1.14-inches in the front (height), 1.14-inches at the rear (height), 17-inches in width, and 11.4-inches in depth. The weight is 6.61-lbs, which is not bad at all for a 17.3-inch notebook.
Some of the other great things that come with the Acer Predator Helios 300 PH317-51-7578 include two speakers, Dolby Audio Enhancement, a microphone, Wireless LAN, Bluetooth 4.0, HDMI, and nicely designed touchpad.