Taiwanese PC manufacturer Acer has launched the new Acer Predator Helios 300 Gaming Laptop in India with an aim to expand their gaming laptop portfolio in the nation. The all new Acer Predator Helios 300 is priced at Rs. 1,29,999 in India.
The main highlight of the Acer Predator Helios 300 is the GPU as it packs a massive Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 or GTX 1050Ti which provide an immense amount of power to users to enjoy the latest games and titles in full graphics, revealing full amount of detail, highlights, and shadows. Also, overclocking is the cherry on top which many hardcore gamers will enjoy. The Acer Predator Helios 300 packs the latest Intel Core i7 7700HQ Kabylake processor or i5 7300HQ coupled with 16GB of RAM, which can be expanded up to 32GB.
The Predator Sense software on board makes GPU overclocking easy and keeps users informed about the system and manage everything at one place. Acer has also put AeroBlade 3D fans in the gaming laptop which they have claimed to keep the device cool.
In terms of display, the Acer Predator Helios 300 sports a 15.6-inch Full HD IPS display, which is big enough for gamers on the move but small enough to fit in a backpack. The Laptop also comes with two types of storage – HDD and SSD. There is a 256GB SSD which makes the laptop run smoothly and provides a much better responsiveness and speed, as compared to HDD. But there is also a 1TB HDD inside which will let users store everything from movies to games to pictures and literally everything else, which doesn’t need an instant executive at any point of time during usage.
The Acer Predator Helios 300 looks really good if we talk about the design. It looks quite futuristic with stylish matte black chassis, red accents, and aggressive air vents. There is an iron red LED backlit keyboard as well. The Dolby Audio Premium and Acer TrueHarmony offer an immersive audio experience. Skype for Business Certification ensures conversations are clear and lag-free.
In terms of connectivity, the Acer Predator Helios 300 comes with next-generation 802.11ac 2×2 MIMO technology, which is said to offer two times faster wireless speeds than 1×1 solutions and up to five times faster than the traditional 802.11n 1×1 solution. Other connectivity options of this gaming laptop include a USB 3.1 Type-C port, a USB 3.0 port which features power-off USB charging, two USB 2.0 ports, Gigabit Ethernet port and an HDMI 2.0 connection.
Commenting on the launch, Mr. Chandrahas Panigrahi, CMO and Consumer Business Head, Acer India said, “We are thrilled to bring in the new generation of Predator series to India. Predator Helios 300 combines innovative design and unbeatable features that are sure to delight the gaming enthusiasts. Predator will be a brand to beat in the Indian gaming market.”
Also commenting on this, Mr. Adarsh K. Menon, Vice President – Electronics, Flipkart said, “Continuing our strong partnership with Acer, we are pleased to announce the availability of the globally acclaimed Predator gaming laptop, on Flipkart. The incredible Predator Helios 300 is an exceptional gaming machine that offers power, precision and gaming centric features that will help take gaming to another level. It is a combination which is unbeatable at this price point and we are excited to bring this to our customers.”
Starting at Rs. 1,29,999 the Acer Predator Helios 300 seems to be a good deal for gamers on the move who want maximum power and mobility with the same device, also there is literally no cost cutting measures taken by Acer to downgrade CPU or GPU so, it may easily fulfill gaming needs of gamers for quite a reasonable amount of time matching up with new games and exclusive titles releasing in future as well.
For technical specifications of the Acer Predator Helios 300, refer to the specs sheet below.
|Processor/Chipset||Intel Core i7 7700HQ/i5 7300HQ|
|GPU||NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060/1050Ti|
|Number of cores||Quad Core|
|RAM||16GB DDR4 SDRAM|
|RAM Expansion Limit||32GB|
|Display Size (Diagonal)||39.6 cm|
|SSD Storage Capacity||256GB|
|HDD Storage Capacity||1TB@5400 rpm|
|Connectivity||1xUSB 3.1, 1xUSB 3.0, 2x USB 2.0, 1x Gigabit Ethernet, 1x HDMI 2.0, Wi-Fi 802.11ac 2×2 MIMO, Headphone/microphone combo jack|
|Battery||4-cell lithium polymer 3220mAh|