Acer Predator Helios 300 Core i5 7th Gen - (8 GB/1 TB HD.. Specifications
Laptop, Battery, Power Adaptor, User Guide, Warranty Documents
Predator Helios 300
Gaming, Processing & Multitasking
Upto 6 hours
180 W AC Adapter
Ms Office Provided
Dedicated Graphic Memory Type
Dedicated Graphic Memory Capacity
2.5 GHz with Turbo Boost Upto 3.5 GHz
Upto 32 GB
NVIDIA Geforce GTX 1060
Windows 10 Home
2 x USB 2.0, 1 x USB 3.0, 1 x USB 3.1 Type C (1st Gen)
1 x HDMI Port (v2.0)
Multi Card Slot
2-in-1 Card Reader (SD, SDXC)
39.62 cm (15.6 inch)
1920 x 1080 Pixel
Full HD LED Backlit IPS Display
Built-in Dual Speakers
Built-in Dual Digital Microphone
Stereo Speakers, Acer TrueHarmony Technology, Optimized Dolby Audio Premium Sound Enhancement
Gigabit Ethernet, Wake-on-LAN Ready
390 x 266 x 26.8 mm
Kensington Lock Slot
FineTip Backlight Keyboard with Independent Standard Numeric Keypad
Multi Gesture Touchpad
Acer Care Center, Acer Configuration Manager, Quick Access, Acer Collection
3220 mAh Li-ion Battery, Dual Fan Cooling with Metal AeroBlade 3D
1 Year Manufacturer Warranty
High Performance;Content Creator;Gaming
7 Days Replacement Policy - Replacement is accepted by the seller within 7 days of delivery, only if there is physical damage. In case of defective product, kindly provide job-sheet/DOA certificate by an authorized service center for product replacement. In case of wrong, missing or undelivered product, please highlight the issue within the 2 days of delivery. Cancellation allowed.
Great laptop for gaming at least upcoming 3 years games , amazing Dolby sound Acer did best, plus Nivida 1060 Combo best for gaming and multitasking in cheap price
By Preetham kson
so no techy review here simple and straight I was skeptical since there were a lot of complaints on other forums abt the laptop but when the parcel arrived it was in good condition thanks to Acer's packing though Flipkart's packing wasn't horrendous it was not that good too for a laptop well no damage was there so no problem from that perspective and the performance is good although it is a fingerprint magnet for sure laminate it maybe but don't add on a skin as it will ruin the looks of this beast and the price point I got it for is amazing it was 74k like srsly that's an awsm deal it's anyway a win win deal if you get it for below 88 k not above that
also the brightness is good and almost everything is great bang for the price will soon update after 2 months of usuage about the gaming and other things...please like this if u found it helpful..
Best in the market!
By Ajesh DSon
The best laptop I've ever used in my life. I got this laptop for an unbelievable price.
You'll never find a laptop with 16gb RAM and a GTX 1060 under 1.2Lakhs(without any offers). The quadcore i5 processor just breezes through all daily tasks like web browsing, note-making and especially programming. The only difference between this model of i5 7300HQ and i7 7700HQ is hyperthreading and few hundred MHz slower clock speed. Therefore you won't find much difference in real life tasks unless you are very serious about video editing or any other multi threaded applications.
I've tested games like CSGO, PUBG, Rise of The Tomb Raider and GTA V at high settings at 1080p and I got 60+fps consistently. I'm pretty sure that this laptop can pretty much handle any AAA title you throw at it. The fans get noisy while playing highly demanding games, but that helps in keeping the CPU and GPU cool. The screen is really good. The viewing angles are great. Color accuracy could've been better. The trackpad is really good as it uses the windows precision drivers. I haven't checked the battery life as I've been using this laptop plugged in all the time. SSD included is really fast. Windows boots up in just 5 secs!
The overall build quality of the laptop is top-notch. It looks really cool. I would've loved to have an RGB keyboard but the red lighting looks cool too.
Flipkarts packing was pathetic but can't complain about that as they provided me with such a great deal! Acer's packing was just amazing. Unboxing was a great experience.
Update 22/01/18:- The battery life is around 4 hours at lowest brightness and while performing light tasks.
The CPU and GPU temperatures reach 80-90 (fans at Max rpm)degree Celsius while playing games like GTA V and PUBG.
I would recommend users to update the bios which is a fairly easy process and improves the overall performance of the laptop.
By Rydel Dcostaon
Timely delivery, good packaging. I was skeptical since the product on sale (given specifications) was not being advertised officially by Acer. But the specs were as described. Body gets a little warm while gaming, but that's understandable since the chassis is metal. Overall, it's a good buy for the price during discounts.
By Ashutosh Kaushalon
Awesome specs for the price. but I feel there should be a variant with 1tb HDD and 256gb SSD.
PCMag Review: Acer has managed to tick almost all the checkboxes
IPS panel with a matte finish which is always nice to have. It is sharp and colors look good thanks to the 81 percent sRGB color gamut coverage. Heat management is done thanks to two inbuilt fans. As soon as you turn on a heavy game or anything that requires higher performance, the dual fans speed up to cool the innards. Alternatively, you can control fan speeds manually thanks to the pre-installed Predator Sense app. The trackpad has a smooth surface and a red outline. It offers a decent size but the left and right clicks are a bit soft. The Windows gestures work good too and are very responsive. Acer has also added two easy access panels at the bottom to upgrade or replace the RAM or HDD.
ET Review: Winner with great performance, top-notch specifications
By Economic Timeson
Predator is the name given to Acer's gaming notebooks. Helio 300 is the latest offering from the company and it offers specifications we have not seen from any other brand at this price. Special mention to the thermal design with dual AeroBlade fans-these are custom, ultrathin metal fans that enable better and quieter airflow to cool the massive heat-generating components inside. The Helios 300 impresses with its stylish and sturdy design-it has a brushed metal finish lid and palm rest. On top are red accents with the Predator logo engraved in silver. Overall, the Acer Predator Helios 300 is a winner in our books. It offers great performance, top-notch specifications, stylish design and saves you some money.
By Aman M Rafion
As I have said, here is the review!
Overall packaging was good. I haven't got any cardboard box,mine was wrapped in a 3m long bubble-wrap and wrapped in polythene for about 1cm thick. It was in perfect condition. No tampering or damage in the package as many reviews says. But the package was visible, because its wrapped in transparent materials. Anyway thanks to Ekart courier service for delivering this safely.
The Acer box was pretty cool. I love the way they arranged things inside.Nice box inside a box :)
**FIRST LOOK & BUILT
Wow!! It was so cooooool to see the lap for first time. The metal lid and chassis, the red finishing on the back, metal outline, the logo and the red strip, everything was eye catching and stole my heart. Just seeing it we can say "Its a freaking Gaming Beast".
But the whole part is a finger print magnet. Frequent cleaning is must for this beast
While opening the lid, there was some clicky noises. Hmm feared a little bit but loose panels are Acer's trademark :)
The keyboard looks premium & track pad is also very good with integrated buttons. So we cant see physical left&right, that was I looking for.
The bezels are fine,the logo down the screen greets me every time.
But the overall design is very very similar to Nitro 5.
If there is earthing problem, it will give some mild shocks at the edges. Sadly only my room has this problem and so I chose another room for setting this.
It is acceptable due to the metal designing. I have seen many bad reviews saying this as a major problem. Earth your house correctly and don't blame this lap for the mess.
Good display with decent brigtness but not sufficient for outdoors. Colors are very good and vibrant. Also it has the anti-glare coating which indeed is very helpful. But there is a problem, at the four corners there is some light bleeding. Its not a big one for IPS so I'm gonna ignore it.
Its really bang for the bucks. Core i5 7300HQ + 8GB DDR4 RAM + 128 GB SSD & 1 TB HDD + NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 1050 Ti is a sweet configuration for most AAA available now.
The package date was October, I think. So it was a recent one. The thermal designing is not the best. The heat pipes are common for both GPU and CPU, so efficient cooling is not done.Also the fans are close together. But the temperature range are fine. I expected 2 USB 3.0 but there was only one. But no problem. Other ports are standard.
**PERFORMANCE AND OTHERS
This come with so much bloatware. But some of them are needy. BIOS time is 1.5 sec and completely starts(without password) in 8-10 sec. Thanks to the SSD but it is not the fastest one in the range. Because of Windows loaded in SSD we get the full HDD to store the game. Your favorite game can be copied to SSD and thus can load the contents faster. The Predator Sense app is very useful to me. It contains various fan modes and real time tracking of load and temperature. Thermal not went above 85C during heavy gaming and for normal its between 65-75C. So no problem there. For extra drop in temp. I have under-volted the core by a factor of .100V.
Coming to the essence: Gaming. As I said it have the sweet specs at the price for crushing all AAA titles easily. Thanks to the 1050Ti. All heavy games gives 60FPS at HIGH in 1080p. AAA gives 30 above for sure. Crank down some settings and it will touch 40(Played COD Advanced Warfare, Assassin's Creed (All), Far Cry 4 & Primal, GTA V, Battle Field, Tomb Raider, Crysis 3,etc. at HIGH in 1080p.).
Sound was super cool on this. Even though this lack bass but the quality and loudness are perfect. Else that who gonna game without headset. The sound from this was higher than my expectations. Thanks to Dolby Audio.
The Backlit keyboard is a cherry on top. Night gaming made super awesome. Keys are good and have nice feedback. Track pad is good. Camera and mic are enough for skype.
Battery is fair for this.
For normal surfing and text editing this gives more than 6+ hrs and for Videos it last for 2 full HD movies. About 4hrs.
for gaming,not expect more than 1 hr.
The screen bleeding on corners.
Bloatware. And one thing,it comes with a Office 2016 with a trial version to pis* me off.
First annoyed with the directX files. Have to install manually even after updating NVIDIA drivers.
Mediocre thermal design.
But all these can be simply ignored!!
Acer Predator Helios 300 G3-572 has got some deriously good specs and less cons.
This will only be a Real Bang for the Buck on offer. Mahn this will get some big discounts in festives,BSD,etc. About 50% discount will be given. If you are still looking, wait some time for the offer to come and grab this as fast you can. For upto 60K this is a Real deal.
Other things found on reviews.
About zero RPM of fans.
Are these guys mad? If they have some common sense then they will never ask these kind of question.
Thank you guys,like if helped
Disappointed with Acer's Trickery
By Akash Ranaon
Its an overall good product and for the money it sounds good at-least on the paper. But when you start scratching it under the surface, you will realise how Acer has cut corners on India spec models. Following things are have been swapped to lower grade items when compared to USA spec models:
1. Screen on it is from Che Mei instead of LG Philips, so it has poorer color reproduction(sRGB 69% coverage vs 82% on US spec model).
2. SSD on India spec model is a Hynix version SATA3 drive instead of Intel 600p NVMe SSD. SATA3 SSD have 25-30% performance of NVMe SSDs, so we loose a lot here.
3. RAM modules are from Micron instead of Kingston ones on US spec models. Reliability of these RAM modules beyond first year of warranty is of doubt.
Some of the above problems could be solved by changing the components as RAM and SSDs, but that makes it pumping more money into a laptop which already costs twice the price in USA. I would have definitely given this laptop 5 stars if configuration was at par everywhere in world; but Acer is clearly fooling us in name of a good laptop.
By MAINAK SARKARon
I Got it in my hand a few hours ago.Hence, performance wise it will be very hard to comment or write a review.I will just keep this review segregated in 3 segments.
Packing: Flipkart packing surely is lacking quality.This seems agreeable for all reviewers here.They just put the predator box inside a cartoon and sent.The cartoon could have something foamy or bubble wrapped with a same size as of the predator box,making it a perfect sized and shaped package.They faultered,and faultered big. Luckily the Acer package is awesome and very hard for any incident to make any tear on it.Acer,+1; Flipkart,a -1 I believe here.
Shipping and courier: The courier company,named ecom express was pathetic. No one received calls in customer care,the tracking system is even harder than rocket science to understand where the package actually lies, and morover they up delivering the box 4 days after the promised delivery day,but the delivery centre attendant was very helpful and helped me to his utmost possible for getting a smooth delivery once it reached the delivery centre.
Machine overview:Absolute gorgeous! The bright red backlight is so eye catching!Yes,display brightness is on a bit deemer side,but 1080P display coupled with smooth running processor makes up for it. Speakers with Dolby audio are really decent.no problem of any current flowing or anything while charging.Overall pretty impressed.I will update performance wise report after a few days of usage.