Designed to play and create, the Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-53-785U is a high-performance designer-oriented gaming laptop PC thanks to its Intel Hexa Core i7 Comet Lake-H processor and its 16 GB of RAM which speeds up processing. image of the GeForce RTX 3070, a high-end ray tracing graphics card capable of running recent games. This versatile laptop for gamers and creatives takes advantage of a 15-inch IPS Full HD anti-glare screen with frequency of 144Hz and latency reduced to 3ms which improves fluidity in games, fast SSD storage which boosts its responsiveness (but of limited capacity), a backlit keyboard or even a connection with Wi-Fi ax, dual video output and USB-C.
Specifications of the Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-53-76JE
|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||512 GB 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 PH315-53-76JE
With its angular lines and its black color, this laptop PC adopts a resolutely gamer look.
It is cooled by the 4th generation AeroBlade 3D technology which relies on 2 fans (59 bionic metal 0.1mm blades), heat pipes and air vents.
The connectivity built into this versatile gaming and creation oriented laptop 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, practical HDMI and mini-DisplayPort video outputs for easy connection to a TV or monitor for example, Ethernet and audio ports but also 3 USB 3.0 (USB 2.0 compatible) guaranteeing transfers made up to 10 times more faster than in USB 2.0 if you plug in USB 3.0 peripherals.
We can obviously backlight the keys of the chiclet keyboard which is practical to better discern them in the dark.
Here, 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 appropriate application (fan control, backlighting, overclocking, etc.).
The gamers will particularly appreciate the screen of this gaming laptop PC because it adopts a reduced latency to 3ms as well as a refresh rate of 144Hz which reinforces the fluidity in the games compared to the standard 60Hz. Creators will particularly appreciate that the screen reproduces colors more faithfully than average while having large vertical and horizontal viewing angles thanks to its IPS technology. The screen is also well suited to the display of High Definition content such as videos due to its Full HD definition and its 16: 9 format. 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 PH315-53-76JE
The Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-53-76JE is for those looking for a versatile 15-inch laptop that performs well in gaming and is creative-oriented.
With the dedicated high-end NVIDIA Ampere GeForce RTX 3070 graphics card with ray tracing, this gamer-targeted laptop is capable of running recent games.
In addition, the GeForce RTX 3070 also has the ability to speed up multimedia processing under software using GPU computing power (eg Sony Vegas, Adobe Photoshop / Premiere), which will be of interest to creative people.
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 preference to the Intel UHD 630 solution integrated into the processor while its performance is very modest in comparison because it is energy efficient and therefore promotes battery life.
In this regard, bet on about 3 hours of battery operation in light use.
The GeForce RTX 3070 is therefore activated by Optimus to perform graphics processing that is too heavy for the Intel UHD 630. With one or the other, we can obviously watch photos and videos.
The Intel UHD 630 is housed within the Core i7-10750H, a Hexa Core Comet Lake-H processor here coupled with 16 GB of RAM to provide solid overall performance to suit a maximum of users.
Thanks to this core, we obtain much faster processing than with 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 multicore, such as photo editing, video editing. , 3d rendering.
That being said, it should be borne in mind that currently in games, the contribution of the Hexa Core is variable compared to a Quad Core.
In any case on the storage side, Acer logically opts here for an SSD which has the advantage of clearly reinforcing the reactivity and fluidity on a daily basis compared to a simple hard drive.
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.
With its 512 GB, the SSD here integrated is content with a capacity similar to that offered by standard hard drives. But of course if you need more space, you can turn to an external storage unit like a USB 3.0 / USB-C device to benefit from fast transfers.
Finally, it should be kept in mind that when it is strongly pushed (ex: games, treatments), this portable PC with controlled weight and thickness is heard and heats up.