Acer Predator Helios 300 Gaming Laptop Review

If you searching for a gaming laptop with powerful graphics and mid-range budget then Acer comes first. Acer Predator Helios 300 is a perfect fit for you. The gaming laptop price starts from $1000 USD. A gaming laptop is available with different processor and it varies as per country. Acer Predator Helios 300 comes with long battery backup and powerful performance. If you want to buy the gaming laptop in near future then Helios 300 will perfect choice for you. We also using this gaming laptop too, here we write our experience and review about Predator Helios 300.

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Acer Predator Helios 300 Specs

ProcessorIntel Core i7-7700HQ 3.8 GHz
RAM32,16GB
Hard Drive256/128GB SSD
Graphics CardNvidia GeForce GTX 1060 / 6GB
Average Battery Life (in hours)7 hours
Hard Drive TypeM.2 SATA SSD
RAM Upgradable to32GB
Display Size15.6 inch
Highest Resolution1920 x 1080
Operating SystemWindows 10 Home

Specs In India

ProcessorIntel Core i7/i5
RAM8 GB /16 GB DDR4
Hard Drive1 TB HDD | 128,256 GB SSD
Graphics CardNVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050Ti 4GB/ Geforce GTX 1060 6GB
Average Battery Life (in hours)7 hours

Helios 300 Pro and Cons

Pros

Cons

  • Well Built and Good Battery life
  • Only One USB 3.0
  • Nvidia 1060 with Overclocking
  • Quality of plastics will be better than this

  • Lighter than other Gaming Laptop
  • Best Budget Gaming Laptop
  • Keyboard is too good for typing
  • Helios 300 Design and Built

    predator logo

    The Predator is made of aluminum and plastic, top lid of the laptop fully aluminum at outer side. Two plastic red strips with Predator logo, it’s too cool in Predator laptops. The inner side of the lid made of plastic with the display. The plastic quality is too cheaper from inside but it’s ok. The 15.6inch display with 1080p resolution delivered by the laptop. Below the display, the name of laptop predator logo is given.

    helios 300 side view

    For gamers, the company integrates red color gaming keyboard with WASD highlighting keys. The keyboard is too good than any other laptop, Very soft and powerful keys are given for smooth typing. Laptop weight is 5.5 pounds and dimension are 15.4 x 10.5 x 1.5 inches. It’s little larger than any other gaming laptops. But the weight of this laptop is lower than Asus Rog Stirx and Lenovo Legion Y520. At back bottom company gives cooling vents it looks too cool.

    acer predator helios 300 specifications

    On the left side, the laptop is integrated with Ethernet jack, USB type C port, HDMI port and USD 3.0 port with SD card slot. On the right side, a headphone jack and USB 2.0 ports are given. At bottom side, the company gives CPU cooling vent with SSD and HDD removable compartment is given.

    acer predator helios 300 design

    Overall the design of Acer Predator Helios 300 is similar to Nitro 5.

    Acer Predator Helios 300 Display

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    The display at both corners is cut with 15.6 inch IPS LCD panel with good viewability. On the display matt coating is given so, the laptop display is not reflective. As I use color saturation is perfect and I didn’t find any issue with it. The darker black area in the display shows darker and give brighter color. Helios 300 display covers 81 percent of the sRGB color gamut, it surpasses the Lenovo Legion.

    Acer Predator Helios 300 Keyboard and Touchpad

    acer predator helios 300 gaming keyboards

    Acer perfectly shapes the gaming keyboard with little concave keys. That is too soft to use and very light pressure is required for it. As I use another laptop for starting the laptop keyboard is little odd. But when it comes to daily practice then it’s to easy and output of typing is too fast per minute. The company gives shortcut keys like volume and brightness ket in arrows. Laptop power button also included in the keyboard at the right corner of the laptop.

    The Red backlight improves your typing experience in low light condition. Keys are clearly visible in it. But the company not given two-step light dimmer function on the laptop. The touchpad is quite good to use, right and left keys are also integrated into it. It’s enough space in touchpad that you can use with the thumb.

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    Helios 300 Audio

    Audio quality in Helios 300 is too clear. True Harmony Speakers in this gaming laptop at from side panel. This location is perfect for clear and loud sound. When I play songs on this laptop, music, and vocals are completely clear. The preinstalled Dolby audio app offers music, movie and game modes. Too balanced audio comes from this gaming pc.

    Acer Predator Helios 300 Performance

    The Predator is armed with 2.8-GHz Intel i7 processor with 16GB DDR4 ram with 256GB SSD storage. This configuration is more than enough for serious multitasking. I opened Photoshop with Adobe illustrator and 5 tabs open in firefox still it’s not lag. It shows amazing speed and great working experience while using editing software. But while using this software and rendering fan of this pc runs at full speed, it’s making a noise like a ceiling fan.

    Sometimes we also afraid from its noise, that it will damage the laptop. But it’s ok to operate laptop at full fan speed.

    Acer Predator Helios 300 Battery Life

    Battery life of this laptop is too good. The company offers up to 9 hours battery backup. But in normal work with using Wifi and chrome, it runs up to 6 to 7 hours. But its gaming and other heavy work are capable up to 3 hours. Yet, These results are best in gaming class laptops.

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    Helios 300 Internal Configurations and Warranty

    The laptop comes with 1-year warranty.

    As we review Predator Helios 300, cost of that model is $1,099. The laptop integrated with Intel Core i7 processor with GTX 1060 6GB GPU, 16GB ram with 256GB SSD. This laptop is easily upgradable from bottom side covers.

    Another variant of the laptop also available. Cost of this model is $1,399 USD with Intel Core i7-7700HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060, 32GB RAM, 256GB SSD. If you want to buy a laptop with more storage than you need to pay $1299 USD and the configuration of this laptop is Intel Core i7, GeForce GTX 1060, 17.3″ Full HD, 16GB DDR4, 1TB HHD + 256GB SSD.

    Bottomline

    At the end as per Gaming Pc review Acer predator Helios 300 is powerful, low budget gaming laptop. It’s battery life impress us than other laptops. So, we suggest you buy Acer predator for gaming. If you still confuse then check our MSI gaming laptops article.

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