Performing in games but also in multimedia, the Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-52-736R is a new high-performance gaming laptop with 15 inch IPS Full HD anti-glare screen and offers the choice of operating system. Thanks to its NVIDIA Turing RTX 2060 ray tracing graphics card, it can run recent games and speed up the processing of creators who will be interested in large capacity hybrid storage with fast SSD to improve responsiveness. Powerful with its good amount of RAM and its Hexa Core i7-9750H processor which guarantee fast processing, it integrates a USB 3.1 Type-C connection double video output as well as a backlit keyboard.
Specifications Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-52-736R
|Screen (s)||15.6 ” Full HD LED IPS 250cd / m² 72% NTSC 800: 1 ComfyView thin edges 7.9-9mm (1920×1080, matt / anti-reflective)|
|Processor||Intel Core i7-9750H Coffee Lake Refresh (2.6 GHz, 6 cores)|
|RAM installed (max)||16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4 2666 MHz (32 GB), 2 slots (occupied)|
|Graphic card||NVIDIA Turing GeForce RTX 2060 6 GB dedicated GDDR6, Intel UHD 630 integrated into the processor and Optimus|
|Storage||256 GB M.2 SSD (M.2, 2280) 1 TB at 7200 rpm|
|Connectors||3 USB 3.0 1 USB 3.1 Type-C (Gen2), HDMI 2.0, mini-DisplayPort 1.4, SD|
|Network||Wi-Fi ac, Bluetooth 5.0 Gigabit Ethernet (Killer E2500)|
|Audio system||2 speakers, Acer TrueHarmony, Waves MaxxAudio|
|Operating system||Windows 10 64 bit|
|Autonomy announced / Battery||3 hours / Li-Polymer 4 cells 3815mAh 58.7Whr|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||2.4 Kg / 361.4 x 254.2 x 23.15 mm|
Chassis, connectors, screen of Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-52-736R
With its black chassis with angular lines, it sports a gamer design.
It is cooled by 4th generation AeroBlade 3D technology which combines 2 fans (59 0.1mm bionic metal blades) with heat pipes.
This computer oriented gamer and creators is well provided in terms of connectivity. There are indeed Bluetooth 5.0 and Wi-Fi ac modules to communicate and connect wirelessly, HDMI video outputs and mini-DisplayPort practical to easily connect this PC to a TV for example, audio and Ethernet ports without forget 3 USB 3.0 (USB 2.0 compatible) guaranteeing transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if you connect USB 3.0 devices.
The screen will appeal to lovers of High Definition content and in particular videos due to its precise Full HD definition and 16: 9 format. Thanks to its IPS technology, it displays colors that are more faithful than the average as well as large viewing angles, both horizontal and vertical. Anti-reflective, the screen also provides better visibility than a shiny panel in a bright environment (eg outside).
The keyboard can obviously be backlit which is useful for discerning its keys in the dark. Here we are dealing with a 4-zone RGB backlight.
In addition, the keyboard is adorned with 2 additional special keys: above the Turbo button for instant overclocking, and at the numeric keypad above the PredatorSense button to open the dedicated application (fan control, backlighting, overclocking, etc.)
To get the most out of this computer, keep in mind that it is necessary to install a complete system, such as a Linux or Windows distribution.
Thus, we can benefit from NVIDIA Optimus technology which, depending on the tasks accomplished, switches automatically and in real time between the Intel UHD 630 graphics solution integrated into the processor and the dedicated card.
In practice, the modest and energy-efficient integrated graphics part is favored as much as possible by Optimus to offer the best possible autonomy while the more demanding greedy dedicated GPU is activated to carry out graphics work deemed too heavy for the Intel UHD 630. Both of course allow you to view photos and videos.
Performance, autonomy of the Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-52-736R
The Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-52-736R targets those who are looking for a high-performance 15-inch versatile laptop, oriented towards games and creations.
Built around an Intel HM370 chipset, a good amount of above-average 16 GB RAM and a Hexa Core i7-9750H processor, this computer delivers global power capable of attracting demanding users, who \’they are players or creators.
The latter will appreciate obtaining with this PC much faster processing than with 8 GB DDR4 and a Quad Core processor in areas that consume RAM and CPU resources taking advantage of multicores, such as photo editing, video editing or 3D rendering.
Keep in mind, however, that the contribution of the Hexa Core is variable in games compared to a Quad Core.
In any case, the creators as the players will be delighted to find on board the dedicated graphics card GeForce RTX 2060 NVIDIA Turing high end with ray tracing because it can run recent games.
It can also be used by software using GPU computing power, in order to speed up processing (eg under Sony Vegas, Adobe Photoshop / Premiere).
Hybrid, the storage is up to par, offering both a large capacity thanks to the 1000 GB hard drive and great responsiveness thanks to the SSD. With its 256 GB, the SSD is intended to house the main games / software in addition to the OS, the rest finding space on the hard drive.
Thanks to the SSD, the reactivity / fluidity of this PC is reinforced on a daily basis compared to a simple hard disk, including in games and under treatments. We thus benefit from faster processing, faster arrival on online game cards or even faster start / stop and launch of games / software.
Finally on the autonomy side, bet on about 3 hours of battery operation in light use for this computer whose compactness and controlled weight facilitate transport but which heats up and is heard and heats up when strongly pushed (ex: games).