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Acer 15.6" Predator Helios 300

  • Processor

    Intel Core i7-11800H (11th Gen)

  • Processor Cores

    2.3 to 4.6 GHz 8-Core

  • Graphics Card

    NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti with 4 GB GDDR6 VRAM

  • Installed Memory

    16 GB

Description
The Acer Predator Helios 300 Gaming Laptop is a must-have for any gamer. The NVIDIA RTX 3060 offers the latest in graphics and gaming technology, and its 4.6 GHz Core i7 processor and 16 GB DDR4 RAM will ensure that you never lag. It also comes with a 1920 x 1080 standing screen size, so you can enjoy your favorite games without worrying about eye strain or neck pain from looking down at a laptop screen for hours on end. This laptop has an SSD hard drive, 802.11ax Wireless Type, four USB 3.0 ports, and an average battery life of six hours!
Specification
Acer 15.6" Predator Helios 300 Gaming Laptop
Storage

It comes with 512 GB of hard drive storage installed, via 1 x 512 GB M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD harddrive.

SSD Slots
1 x M.2 (In Use)
Storage Installed
512 GB
Solid State Storage
1 x 512 GB M.2 NVMe PCIe
Performance

It contains a 2.3 to 4.6 GHz 8-Core Intel Core i7-11800H (11th Gen) processor with 24 MB of L3 Cache.

With an 11th gen Intel CPU you can be assured that the laptop has a recent CPU. Whilst not the latest, due to the release of the Intel 12 Series CPUs, it is still recent. However, with the release of the 12th gen you may wish to choose that instead to ensure the longevity of your new laptop.

There's a Dedicated graphics card which is a NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti with 4 GB GDDR6 VRAM.

A dedicated graphics card usually offers a little bit more graphics power so could be better suited towards gaming and/or graphics processing work like image or video editing.

The RAM slot type is 260-Pin SO-DIMM.

Because at least one of the ram slots in the Acer 15.6" Predator Helios 300 is replaceable, you will be able to upgrade the ram at a later date.

L3 Cache
24 MB
Memory Type
3200 MHz DDR4
Processor Cores
2.3 to 4.6 GHz 8-Core
Memory Configuration
16 GB (User-Replaceable)
Graphics Card Type
Dedicated
Buffered Memory
No
Installed Memory
16 GB
Graphics Card
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti with 4 GB GDDR6 VRAM
ECC Memory
No
Memory Slots
2
Memory Slot Type
260-Pin SO-DIMM
Processor
Intel Core i7-11800H (11th Gen)
Display

The screen has a refresh rate of 144 Hz.

A 144Hz screen option will give you a great refresh rate for gaming & video work.

It's offered in a Matte finish.

Panel Type
IPS-Type LCD
Screen Resolution
1920 x 1080
Aspect Ratio
16:9
Refresh Rate
144 Hz
Finish
Matte
Screen Size
15.6"
TouchScreen?
No
Connections

You'll find Wifi 6 inside the laptop, which is the current generation. This gives you a small step up in terms of future-proofing your tech, yet may not give you much of an advantage over wifi 5 unless your router and the rest of your setup is up to scratch.

With the latest standard of Bluetooth included, Bluetooth 5, you'll be set for a few more years of ensuring any new peripheral purchased is fully compatible.

NFC
No
Ethernet
1 x RJ45 (Gigabit)
MU Mimo Support
Yes
WIFI
Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax)
Bluetooth
5.2
Ports & Peripherals

When it comes to ports, it's offered with 2 x USB Type-A (USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 1) 1 x USB Type-A (USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 2) ports. 2 Type-A ports is usually enough for regular laptop users, giving you enough freedom for the peripherals you need.

There's an option of using the Type-C USB ports, with 1 x Thunderbolt 4 (Supports DisplayPort and Power Delivery) ports being offered too, allowing both the use of almost any current peripheral, but also adaptors & dongles allowing use of additional ports for the laptop.

With a backlit keyboard, you'll clearly see your keys and ensure minimal mistakes when you're typing what you need to type.

The numpad inclusion on the laptop ensures optimal access to number keys, so if that's what you're after then this laptop has it for you.

HDD User Password Protection offers you the chance to put a password directly on your hard drive, and ensure that even if someone cracks open your laptop they can't access your data without the password.

If you're like us at LaptopAXS and enjoy remote work, you'll love the Kensington Lock Slot that's offered. Lock your laptop up on the go, and ensure it doesn't walk off with a Kensington lock slot appropriate lock.

Don't fret about your wired headphones though, the 3.5mm headphone jack will let you plug right in.

USB Type C
1 x Thunderbolt 4 (Supports DisplayPort and Power Delivery)
Security
BIOS Booting, HDD User Password Protection, Kensington Lock Slot, Dedicated TPM Security Chip
Keyboard
Notebook Keyboard with Backlight, Number Pad
Built in Mic
2
Audio Ports
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm Headphone/Microphone Input/Output
Ports
2 x USB Type-A (USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 1) 1 x USB Type-A (USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 2)
Display Ports
1 x Thunderbolt 4 (Supports DisplayPort and Power Delivery)
Pointing Device
TouchPad
Webcam
User-Facing:
Build in Speakers
2
Design

It comes in at a weight of 5.51 lb / 2.5 kg, and total dimensions of 14.3 x 10 x 0.9" / 363.2 x 254 x 22.9 mm.

Dimensions
14.3 x 10 x 0.9" / 363.2 x 254 x 22.9 mm
Operating System
Windows 10 Home (64-Bit)
Brand
Acer
Weight
5.51 lb / 2.5 kg
Manufacturer ID
NH.QC5AA.001
Power

The power supply for the Acer 15.6" Predator Helios 300 is a 180 W with Barrel/Proprietary so if you're concerned about power usage, make sure this fits within your requirements.

Power Supply
180 W with Barrel/Proprietary
Battery
Battery Chemistry
Lithium-Ion
Where to buy the Acer 15.6" Predator Helios 300
Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-54-760S Gaming Laptop | Intel i7-11800H | NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU | 15.6" Full HD 144Hz 3ms IPS Display | 16GB DDR4 | 512GB SSD | Killer WiFi 6 | RGB Keyboard
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$1287.99
Predator Helios 300 Gaming Laptop - PH315-54-760S
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$1299.99
Acer Predator Helios 300 15.6" FHD Gaming Laptop, Intel Core i7, 16GB RAM, Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Super, 512GB PCIe NVMe SSD, Windows 10, Black, PH315-53-71QX
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$1459.99
Acer Predator Helios 300 - 15.6" 165 Hz IPS - Intel Core i7 11th Gen 11800 H (2.30GHz) - NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU - 16 GB DDR4 - 1 TB PCIe SSD - Windows 10 Home 64-bit - Gaming Laptop (PH315-54-78WN )
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$1749.99
Reviews of the Acer 15.6" Predator Helios 300
Rated 4.1 / 5 from 13 Reviews
The Acer Predator Helios 300 has good gaming pace, a decent processor and a solid price, but its battery life, screen quality and speakers are all bettered elsewhere
techadvisor.com
  • - 4
Acer provides a pretty nice balance of value and performance here at 144Hz, as long as your ok with middling battery life, lower screen quality and a less portable design.
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The Ideal Gaming Laptop?
itechguides.com
  • - 4.1
Acer Predator Helios 300 holds its value as one of the best mid-range gaming laptops. With its overclockable graphics chip and 144Hz display, the Helios 300 delivers an excellent gaming experience. Overall, despite little downsides like short battery life and inadequate speakers, it performs excellently for an affordable price.
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Acer Predator Helios 300 Gaming Laptop Review
nextbookusa.com
  • - 4.9
The Acer Predator Helios 300 is a gaming laptop that ranks firmly in the middle of the scale, reflected by its price tag. While it offers lots of good qualities – solid build and performance, good hardware, and a colorful display – it also offers some undesirable ones, like inadequate battery life, loud fans, and those shocking speakers. For the dedicated gamer who doesn’t mind using headphones, and who does not need to move the laptop around from its dedicated power source, the Acer Predator Helios 300 laptop is a wonderful option. But lets not forget the Acer Nitro 5 which is still a contender.
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Excellent gaming performance at the push of a button
cnet.com
  • - 4
The Predator Helios 300 is a step up from the company's Nitro 5 line, and it shows in the extras like 144Hz display, overclockable GPU and sturdier feel (though the lid could stand to be stiffer). Even with its few shortcomings, this is still a value-packed gaming laptop, even if it does cross my magic $999 line in the sand.
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Budget price sacrifices battery life
laptopmag.com
  • - 3.5
The Acer Predator Helios 300 (2021) offers great performance and a decent display, but the short battery life and awful speakers hold it back.
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A well-rounded gaming laptop at a great price
pcworld.com
  • - 4
The Acer Predator Helios 300 is a comfortable, no-nonsense gaming laptop that delivers a refreshing amount of bang for your buck
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mid-range laptop gaming with plenty of appeal
t3.com
  • - 4
The Acer Predator Helios 300 gaming laptop is pretty much exactly what you would think it is looking at the specs list and price: a very capable, respectably powerful mid-range laptop than packs plenty of performance into a stylish, relatively lightweight chassis.
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Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-53-72XD Review
pcverge.com
  • - 5
The Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-53-72XD is a stellar midrange gaming laptop that performs like a pricier machine thanks to strong performance and a solid feature set.
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A brilliant balance of muscle, screen speed, and storage potential
pcmag.com
  • - 4
Acer's 15.6-inch Predator Helios 300 offers solid features for the money and remains an excellent large-screen, midrange gaming machine.
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Acer Predator Helios 300 review
ultrabookreview.com
  • - 4.2
While only a marginal upgrade of the popular 2020 model, the updated 2021 Acer Predator Helios 300 remains one of this generation’s best-value mid-range performance/gaming notebooks. The solid build quality, gaming performance, and thermals remain some of its top-selling points, combined with the aggressive pricing that few other products match on the competitive markets in North America and Europe. At the same time, though, some things have changed throughout this last year. For once, some of the competing designs offer larger batteries, improved inputs, and better speakers now, but even so, the Helios remains competitive among its Intel-based piers.
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The Acer Predator Helios 300 laptop runs games well, but it's expensive and noisy
tomsguide.com
  • - 3
While the Acer Predator Helios 300 laptop has strong game performance, it’s held back by loud fans and a frustrating keyboard.
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Our favorite Predator is back with its great combination of price and performance.
pcgamer.com
  • - 4.4
The Acer Predator Helios 300 has always been a great entry-to-mid-level gaming laptop, thanks to its focus on the sweet spot between performance and price. That's why it's been consistently featured as one of the best gaming laptops over the last few years. The 2020 updated model brings a 240Hz display and some minor, but welcome, aesthetic changes while keeping the costs per frame to a manageable level.
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Acer Predator Helios 300 GTX 1660 TI Review
gadgetreview.com
  • - 4.7
There just had to be some trade-offs when it came to the Acer Predator Helios 300. What the laptop excels in power and performance it lags in battery life and storage capacity. But if you’re using it to play only a few games this storage capacity won’t be an issue. Further, it’s multitude of ports make it adept at performing functions other than gaming too!
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