Creative oriented gaming laptop PC, the relatively thin and light black Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-53-74XW is capable of running recent games thanks to its high-end graphics card GeForce RTX 3070 NVIDIA Ampere with ray tracing which also accelerates the processing such as the Hexa Core i7 Comet Lake-H Intel processor and 16 GB of high-performance RAM. Equipped with a 15-inch IPS Full HD anti-glare screen that improves fluidity in games with its reduced latency to 3ms as well as its frequency of 144Hz, this computer designed for gaming and creating benefits from fast SSD storage with a large capacity of 1 TB which reinforces its reactivity. This laptop PC for gamers and creators also benefits from a backlit keyboard but also a connection with USB-C,
Specifications of the Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-53-74XW
|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)|
|RAM installed (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||1TB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe 3.0, 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 PH315-53-74XW
Cooled by 4th AeroBlade 3D technology via 2 fans (59 bionic metal 0.1mm blades), heat pipes and air vents, this laptop sports a gamer design with its black color and angular lines.
This computer intended for creation and games has a good connection made up of 1 USB-C, HDMI and mini-DisplayPort video outputs which are practical for easily connecting this PC to a TV or monitor for example, Bluetooth modules 5.0 and Wi-Fi ax ( more efficient and recent than Wi-Fi ac ) to communicate and connect wirelessly, 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 you plug in USB 3.0 peripherals.
To seduce players, 2 special keys are present: Turbo at the top left for instant overclocking, and PredatorSense at the top of the numeric keypad to open the dedicated application (fan control, backlighting, overclocking, etc.).
To better discern the keys of the chiclet keyboard in the half-light, we can backlight them which is appreciable.
The screen is adorned with a latency reduced to 3ms as well as a frequency of 144Hz thus guaranteeing greater fluidity in games compared to the 60Hz standard. The screen also reproduces colors more faithfully than average while ensuring wide viewing angles, both horizontally and vertically, thanks to its IPS technology. It also lends itself very well to the display of High Definition content such as videos due to its Full HD definition and its 16: 9 format.
Performance, battery life of the Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-53-74XW
The Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-53-74XW can appeal to those who wish to acquire a versatile 15-inch laptop PC capable of gaming and creation-oriented.
The general performance it provides is able to satisfy demanding users, including gamers and designers, as it incorporates a Hexa Core i7-10750H Intel Comet Lake-H processor associated with 16 GB of RAM.
This core guarantees much faster processing than a Quad Core and 8 GB DDR4, the difference being particularly noticeable in areas that are greedy in CPU and RAM resources taking advantage of multi-cores, such as photo editing, video editing or 3D rendering.
However, players should keep in mind that in games currently, the contribution of the Hexa Core is variable compared to the Quad Core.
The fact remains that this heart supports the GeForce RTX 3070 well in games, a high-end NVIDIA Ampere dedicated graphics card with ray tracing capable of running recent games at a good level of detail.
As a bonus, the GeForce RTX 3070 has the advantage of speeding up processing under software using GPU computing power, such as Adobe Premiere / Photoshop or Sony Vegas.
In practice, the GeForce RTX 3070 is activated / deactivated automatically and in real time by NVIDIA Optimus technology, depending on the tasks performed.
Optimus gives maximum priority to the Intel UHD 630 solution integrated into the Hexa Core i7 while its performance is very modest because it is more energy efficient which promotes battery life. The GeForce RTX 3070 is therefore activated by Optimus to perform graphics processing that is too heavy for the Intel UHD 630. Of course, you can watch photos and videos with one or the other.
Built around an Intel HM470 chipset, this laptop PC entrusts its storage to an SSD which clearly reinforces its responsiveness and fluidity on a daily basis.
Thanks to the SSD, for example, we get faster on the cards of online games than with a simple hard drive and we take advantage of games / software launches, processing and starts / stops much faster.
It must be said that an SSD is much faster than a hard drive while being more energy efficient, more robust and silent. In addition here we are dealing with a 1TB SSD, a large capacity rivaling hard drives, enough to store and install multiple files and software / games on this PC designed to play and create.
Finally on the battery life side, bet on about 3 hours of battery operation in light use for this computer with the thickness and weight controlled which is heard and heats up when strongly pushed (ex: games, treatments).