The new 15.6 inch Predator Helios 300 and Triton 300 15.3 inch and Predator Helios 700 17.3 inch gaming laptops were presented by Acer at its Next @ Acer 2020 conference. On the program, 240Hz screen, Comet Lake-H Octo Core i9 processor, NVIDIA RTX 2080 Super graphics card, RAID SSD storage + hard drive or even Wi-Fi ax connection.
The Acer Predator Triton 300 (PT315-52) is built around an Intel Comet Lake-H Quad Core i5-10300H (2.5 GHz) or Hexa Core i7-10750H (2.6 GHz) processor as well as a RAM up to ” at 32 GB DDR4.
On the storage side, there are 3 M.2 NVMe PCIe 3.0 SSD slots for 1 SSD of 256/512 GB or 1 TB, and 2 SSD configurable in RAID 0 for a total of 512 GB, 1 TB or 2 TB.
On the display side, it is announced with a 15.6 inch IPS Full HD screen (1920×1080) 240Hz 3ms ComfyView anti-reflective 100% sRGB 300cd / m².
Equipped with an RGB backlit chiclet keyboard with numeric keypad, it is provided with several NVIDIA Turing GeForce GTX 1650 Ti, GTX 1660 Ti, RTX 2060 or even GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q graphics card options .
It runs under Windows 10 and offers Wi-Fi ax connection (Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650i), Bluetooth 5.0, HDMI, mini-DisplayPort, Gigabit Ethernet (Killer E2600) and audio, 3 USB 3.0 and 1 USB 3.1 Type-C .
Its cooling is ensured by CoolBoost technology combining 2 fans including 1 AeroBlade 3D 4th generation, heat pipes and ventilation grilles.
The Acer Predator Triton 300 PT315-52 is an Ultrabook which weighs 2.1 Kg with its 4 cell battery and measures 363 x 254 x 19.9mm . It is expected in France for September from 1699 euros .
The Acer Predator Helios 300 (PH315-53) is a laptop that measures 363.4 x 255 x 22.9mm and weighs 2.2 kg with its 4-cell battery and 1 SSD, compared to 2.3 kg with SSD + hard drive.
In addition to 3 SSD housing , it embarks indeed 1 slot for 2.5 inch HDD 1TB at 7200 r / min or 2 TB 5400 rev / min.
In addition, it has additional screen options: 15.6 inch IPS Full HD 300cd / m² ComfyView either 120Hz or 144Hz 3ms .
The Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-53 with DTX: Ultra sound solution is expected for the month of August from 1499 euros .
Massive, the Acer Predator Helios 300 PH717-72 adopts a large format of 4.807 Kg with its 4 cell battery for dimensions of 430 x 299 x 41.7mm .
It stands out from the Predator Helios 300 PH315-53 by its 17.3 inch IPS Full HD ComfyView 144Hz G-Sync 300cd / m² screen and its Comet Lake-H Octo Core i7-10875H (2.3 GHz) and Octo Core i9-10980HK processor options. (2.4 GHz).
In terms of graphics, the Acer Predator Helios 300 PH717-72 looks with 2 options of NVIDIA Turing graphics cards, the GeForce RTX 2070 Super and GeForce RTX 2080 Super , what according to a user test play Overwatch at 300fps at a nice level of detail.
Its RAM can climb up to 64 GB DDR4 2933MHz thanks to the 4 integrated slots and connection side, there is a Killer DoubleShot Pro solution (Wi-Fi 6 AX1650i and Ethernet E3100G).
The Acer Predator Helios 300 PH717-72 is distinguished by its design, with a keyboard that can slide forward , the palm rest then resting diagonally on the surface on which the PC is placed, revealing at the top of the keyboard the cooling system.
The cooling is more precisely entrusted to the new Predator PowerGem solution , however reserved for models with Core i9. Acer explains:
PowerGem is a special material with a vertical thermal conductivity 3.83 times that of copper, thereby improving the notebook’s efficiency in terms of heat dissipation. All models include three copper heat pipes, Acer CoolBoost technology, a steam chamber, and two AeroBlade ™ 3D fans of 4th generation developed by Acer.
The keyboard is a backlit RGB model by key with numeric keypad, anti-ghosting and equipped with MagTek mechanical switches at the level of the ZQSD keys while new keys designed for motor racing games are present, with curvature of 1.5mm and stroke 3.1mm.
Actually explains Acer:
Players can exchange the standard ZQSD keys on the keyboard for the MagForce keys (supplied with) and the keys dedicated to racing, depending on the games chosen. Once the exchange is complete, gamers can use the Predator Sense app or press the P3 shortcut key to adjust the lighting and the level of key actuation.
High-end, the Acer Predator Helios 300 PH717-72 looks from 2,899 euros for October 2020.