The Acer Predator Helios 300 PH317-51-76LF is a large format notebook with versatileperformance / gamer . Focused on the game, it sports a structured and racy design and is based on a high-end graphics card for the gameplay, the GeForce GTX 1060 Pascal. Opposite, the PC is based on a swift base composed of a Quad Core i7 Kaby Lake, 16 GB of RAM and a hybrid storage of 1.2 TB (SD 256 GB), not to mention the support of a beautiful Full HD IPS screen matte and a metal chassis with USB Type-C. It is displayed less than 1300 euros on promotion.
Specifications of the Acer Predator Helios 300 PH317-51-76LF
|Slab||17.3 ” Full HD LED IPS ComfyView (1920×1080, matte / anti-glare)|
|Processor||Intel Core i7-7700HQ Kaby Lake (2.8 GHz, 4 cores)|
|RAM installed (max)||16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4 2133 MHz (32 GB), 2 slots (occupied)|
|Storage space||SSD M.2 of 256 GB 1 TB at 5400 rpm|
|Graphic card||NVIDIA Pascal GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB dedicated GDDR5, Intel HD 630 integrated into the processor and Optimus|
|Audio system||2 speakers|
|webcam||Yes, 720p HD with microphone|
|Network||Wi-Fi ac Gigabit Ethernet|
|Bluetooth||Yes, Bluetooth 4.0|
|Video output (s)||HDMI|
|USB||2 USB 2.0 1 USB 3.0 USB 3.1 Type-C|
|Operating system||Windows 10 64-bit|
|Drums||Li-Polymer 4 cells 3220mAh 48Whr|
|Autonomy announced||3 hours|
|Dimensions (mm)||432.32 x 289.91 x 29 mm|
|Other||Backlit chiclet keyboard with numeric keypad, multi-touch touchpad|
Aesthetically, the Acer Predator Helios 300 PH317-51-76LF wants to support its gamer destination. Its frame with medium measurements is composed mainly of metal (lid and inside) for more robustness and sports a angular design in the black and red codes typical of the gamer world. Signature Predator, the air vents at the rear have been reworked to optimize the cooling of the base, reinforced by two ultra-thin metal fans (0.1 mm) AeroBlade 3D. The keyboard inherits a red backlight with emphasis on ZQSD keys for players.
Betting on a small 48Whr battery, the PC should struggle to reach 4 hours in Web browsing with active WiFi, it is below average.
As its look suggests, the Acer Predator Helios 300 PH317-51-76LF is intended primarily for an audience of players. To satisfy it, it puts on the dedicated graphics card GeForce GTX 1060 Pascal in its version with 6 GB dedicated GDDR5 , able to compete with intensive players and ensure high frequencies in Full HD on all titles in the market with details optima. It can also deal with 4K, provided to be content with titles undemanding. It is the same for virtual reality.
But the Acer Predator Helios 300 PH317-51-76LF is also used for other purposes than the game. Indeed, the Quad Core i7 Kaby Lake supported by 16 GB of RAM is ideal for demanding multipurpose use. This highly acclaimed duo in the gamer world (before the arrival of the latest generation Coffee Lake processors) overflows all common office tasks and takes on demanding tasks such as video editing or 3D modeling, with considerable room for multitasking . With 16 GB of RAM, fluidity in everyday life and in the game is all the more important as storage opts for a hybrid solution.
Speaking of him, the storage contains a dedicated SSD of 256 GB that combines with a hard disk of 1000 GB . This hybrid configuration is the perfect compromise between system responsiveness and capacity. And for good reason, the SSD will be able to accommodate the operating system and all programs and games and thus contribute to a more responsive execution, shortened turnaround times and an overall brighter environment. The hard drive of 1000 GB in addition is there to allow you to archive all of your toy library.
The display does not favor players with its standard frequency (60 Hz) but the finding is satisfactory otherwise. Indeed, the IPS panel is a strength because it opens the viewing angles and reproduces colors more accurately than TN. With its Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) high display density, you can watch your content in High Definition under the best conditions (YouTube videos in 1080p) but also modulate the positioning of the windows without losing in sharpness while the anti-glare treatment is a barrier to the inconvenience associated with use in a bright environment, to better understand the action of the game.
Rather basic, but with the correct level, the connector includes an HDMI output, an SD card reader and four USB ports including a USB 3.0 and USB 3.1 Type-C versatile , the other two remaining limited by the standard 2.0. Connectivity is provided by the presence of a Gigabit Ethernet port, the latest generation of Wifi AC chip and Bluetooth 4.0.