Creative oriented black gaming laptop, the Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-53-767W benefits from a 15-inch IPS Full HD anti-glare screen whose frequency of 144Hz improves fluidity in games. This computer designed to play and create is capable of running recent games thanks to its high-end NVIDIA Ampere GeForce RTX 3060 graphics card with ray tracing which also speeds up processing as well as the right amount of RAM and the Hexa Core i7 Comet processor. Lake-H performing. Oriented players and creators, this computer see its reactivity reinforced by its fast SSD storage (of limited capacity however) and benefits from a backlit keyboard as well as connectivity with Wi-Fi ax, dual video output and USB-C.
Specifications of the Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-53-767W
|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 2666 MHz (32 GB), 2 slots (occupied)|
|Graphic card||NVIDIA Ampere GeForce RTX 3060 6 GB GDDR6 dedicated, Intel UHD 630 integrated into the processor and Optimus|
|Storage||512 GB M.2 SSD (M.2, 2280)|
|Connectivity||3 USB 3.0 1 USB 3.1 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 E2500)|
|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)||2.5 Kg / 363.4 x 255 x 22.4 mm|
Chassis, connectors, screen of the Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-53-767W
It has a resolutely gamer allure with its black design with angular lines.
The 4th generation AeroBlade 3D technology takes care of cooling it using 2 fans (59 bionic metal 0.1mm blades), heat pipes and ventilation grilles.
Creator-oriented, this gaming laptop PC is equipped with good connectivity consisting of 1 USB-C, Bluetooth 5.0 and Wi-Fi ax modules ( more efficient and recent than Wi-Fi ac ) to communicate and connect remotely wireless, HDMI video outputs and mini-DisplayPort useful for easy connection 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 ‘to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if you connect USB 3.0 peripherals.
Too bad, however, to note the absence of Thunderbolt 3 …
In any case, we can obviously backlight the chiclet keyboard, here via a 4-zone RGB system, which is practical for better discerning its keys in the dark.
The keyboard is supported by 2 special keys to seduce gamers: 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.).
Still with a view to appealing to gamers, the screen adopts a 144Hz refresh rate which improves fluidity in games. Thanks to its IPS technology, the screen also benefits from significant vertical and horizontal viewing angles while ensuring more faithful than average colorimetry. In addition, this 16: 9 Full HD screen lends itself well to the display of videos and more generally High Definition content. Anti-reflective coating, the screen also offers better visibility in a bright environment (eg outdoors) than a shiny panel.
Performance, battery life of the Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-53-767W
The Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-53-767W targets those looking for a versatile 15-inch laptop that performs well with a gaming and creative focus.
It delivers an overall power capable of appealing to demanding users because it relies on a good amount of 16 GB RAM coupled with a Hexa Core i7-10750H Comet Lake-H processor.
Built around an Intel HM470 chipset, this core provides much faster processing than 8 GB DDR4 and a Quad Core processor, the difference being particularly noticeable in work that is intensive in RAM and CPU resources taking advantage of multi-cores, such as photo retouching , 3d rendering or video editing.
However, the contribution of the Hexa Core is variable in the games compared to the Quad Core.
The fact remains that this heart supports the dedicated on-board graphics card, the high-end NVIDIA Ampere GeForce RTX 3060 with ray tracing. Thanks to this CPU, we can run recent games.
In addition, the GeForce RTX 3060 has the advantage of speeding up processing under software using GPU computing power, such as Sony Vegas or Adobe Premiere / Photoshop.
Just like the Intel UHD 630 solution integrated in the Hexa Core i7, the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti of course allows you to view photos.
It is the on-board NVIDIA Optimus technology that automatically switches between the two in real time depending on the tasks performed. Optimus gives maximum preference to the Intel UHD 630 despite its modest benefits because it favors battery life compared to the GeForce RTX 3060.
The on-board SSD storage also clearly reinforces the responsiveness and fluidity under processing, in games and more generally on a daily basis compared to a simple hard drive.
Because an SSD is much faster than a hard drive but also less energy, more robust and silent.
Result thanks to the SSD, one reaches for example faster on the cards of the on-line games and one takes advantage of launches of games / software, treatments and starts / stops much faster.
With its 512 GB, the integrated SSD offers a capacity similar to the standard of hard disks. If this turns out to be too fair, 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, with regard to the battery life of this designer-oriented gamer laptop which is heard and heats up in the event of heavy stress (eg games, treatments), expect around 3 hours of battery operation in light use.