Designed to play and create, the Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-53-710L is a rather thin and light black gaming laptop PC that performs well with its Hexa Core i7 Comet Lake-H processor and its good amount of 16 GB RAM which accelerates the processing just like the high-end NVIDIA Ampere GeForce RTX 3070 graphics card with ray tracing capable of running recent games. Smoothness under these is enhanced by the 144Hz frequency and 3ms latency of the 15-inch anti-glare Full HD IPS display while the fast SSD storage boosts responsiveness (but its capacity is limited). This computer geared towards gamers and creators is also equipped with a backlit keyboard as well as connectivity with Wi-Fi ax, dual video output and USB-C.
Specifications of the Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-53-710L
|Screen (s)||15.6 ” Full HD LED IPS 144Hz ComfyView 3ms 72% NTSC 300cd / m² thin edges (1920×1080, matte / anti-reflective)|
|Processor||Intel Core i7-10750H Comet Lake (2.6 GHz, 6 cores)|
|Installed RAM (max)||16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4 2933 MHz (32 GB), 2 slots (occupied)|
|Graphic card||NVIDIA Ampere GeForce RTX 3070 8 GB GDDR6 dedicated, Intel UHD 630 integrated into the processor and Optimus|
|Storage||512 GB M.2 SSD (M.2, 2280)|
|Connectivity||1 USB 3.2 (Gen2) 1 USB 3.0 1 USB 3.2 Type-C (Gen2), HDMI 2.0, mini-DisplayPort 1.4|
|Network||Wi-Fi ax (2×2, Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650i), Bluetooth 5.0 Gigabit Ethernet (Killer E2600)|
|Backlit Keyboard||Yes, 4-zone RGB|
|Audio system||2 speakers, Acer TrueHarmony, Waves MaxxAudio|
|Operating system||Windows 10 64-bit|
|battery life announced / Battery||3 hours / Li-Polymer 4 cells 3815mAh 58.7Whr|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||2.3 Kg / 363.4 x 255 x 22.9 mm|
Chassis, connectors, screen of the Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-53-710L
This laptop PC has a gamer look with its black design with angular lines, its cooling being entrusted to the 4th AeroBlade 3D technology combining 2 fans (59 bionic metal blades 0.1mm) with heat pipes and air vents.
The connectivity built into this computer designed to play and create is good, including 1 USB-C, Bluetooth 5.0 and Wi-Fi ax modules ( more powerful and recent than Wi-Fi ac ) to communicate and connect remotely without- wire, HDMI and mini-DisplayPort video outputs useful for easily connecting this PC to a TV or monitor for example, Ethernet and audio ports as well as 3 USB 3.0 (USB 2.0 compatible) guaranteeing transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if USB 3.0 devices are connected to it.
A backlighting system obviously equips the chiclet keyboard, here of the 4-zone RGB type, which is practical for better discerning the keys in the dark.
In addition, 2 special keys are integrated to seduce players: Turbo at the top left for instant overclocking, and PredatorSense at the top of the numeric keypad to open the appropriate application (fan control, backlighting, overclocking, etc.).
Gamers will also appreciate that the screen enhances fluidity in games thanks to its 144Hz refresh rate and its latency limited to 3ms. Thanks to its IPS technology, the screen offers more faithful than average colorimetry as well as significant vertical and horizontal viewing angles. As it is anti-reflective, the screen also provides better visibility in a bright environment (eg outdoors) than a shiny panel. With its Full HD definition and its 16: 9 format, the screen is also very suitable for displaying High Definition content such as videos.
Performance, battery life of the Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-53-710L
The Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-53-710L targets those looking for a versatile 15-inch performance laptop with a gaming and creative focus.
Thanks to the GeForce RTX 3070 , NVIDIA Ampere dedicated high-end graphics card with ray tracing, it is possible to run recent games on this black gaming laptop PC.
Creatives will also appreciate the GeForce RTX 3070 because it speeds up processing in software that takes advantage of GPU computing power (eg Sony Vegas, Adobe Photoshop / Premiere).
The GeForce RTX 3070 is activated / deactivated automatically and in real time by NVIDIA Optimus technology, depending on the tasks performed.
To promote battery life as much as possible, Optimus seeks as much as possible the Intel UHD 630, a modest graphics solution integrated into the processor
In terms of battery life, moreover, bet on about 3 hours of battery operation in light use.
The GeForce RTX 3070 is in fact called upon by Optimus when it comes to performing graphics work deemed too heavy for the Intel UHD 630, for example to play. With either of these graphics solutions, you can of course watch photos and videos.
The Intel UHD 630 takes place within the Hexa Core i7-10750H, Intel Comet Lake-H processor here coupled with 16 GB of RAM.
This heart, built around an Intel HM470 chipset, provides global power capable of satisfying demanding users, including gamers and creators.
The latter will appreciate that the processing is much faster than with a Quad Core processor and 8 GB DDR4, the difference being particularly noticeable in work requiring CPU and RAM resources using multicore, such as photo editing, video editing or 3D rendering. .
As for storage, Acer opts for an SSD. It has the advantage of being silent while being more energy efficient than a hard drive, more shock resistant and much faster.
Result thanks to the SSD, one reaches for example faster on the cards of the online games than with a simple hard disk and one takes advantage of launches of games / software much faster as well as the starts / stops and treatments.
If we find here integrated an SSD whose capacity of 512 GB is similar to the standard of hard disks, we may nevertheless need more space.
In this case, we can rely on an external storage unit. Opting for a USB 3.0 / USB-C device then represents an interesting solution to obtain fast transfers.
Finally, keep in mind that this portable PC with its controlled weight as well as its thickness is heard and heats up in the event of strong stress (eg: games, treatments).