Acer Predator Helios 300 | GAMING LAPTOP | 2019
ACER PREDATOR HELIOS 300 | GAMING LAPTOPS | 2019
Intel Core--i7-8750H-processor-Hexa-core-2.20 GHz
15.6--Full--HD--(1920 x 1080)
Acer Predator Helios 300 Full Review:
Acer's Predator Helios 300 has accomplished something we never figured a gaming PC could do. It really figures out how to be well known, amazing, and moderate.
You'd figure prevalence would be the hardest thing to demonstrate, however that is the thing that grabbed our attention first. A particular model of the Predator Helios 300 has kept up an enduring position among the best ten smashes hit PCs on Amazon for some, numerous weeks. It just won't quit.
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After quite a long time after month, the Acer Predator Helios 300 reliably positions as the top-selling gaming workstation on Amazon.com.
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Well known, Amazing, Moderate
Acer Predator Helios 300 Gaming Workstation
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The model that is selling so well on Amazon is essentially that equivalent refreshed workstation, however without the increased cost to go with that white outside. That is the reason we chose to get this PC to get a more critical take a gander at what it offers—and why it's figured out how to hit such a sweet spot.
Investigating the specs, we can perceive any reason why it's ground-breaking (moderately, at any rate): With its GeForce GTX 1060, 6 Center i7-8750H, 16GB of Smash, 1080p/144Hz board and 256GB SSD, it's an acceptably designed gaming workstation.
Thinking about those specs, its rundown cost of $1,100 is truly reasonable, and the 5.5-pound weight is really tolerable as well.
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Acer Predator Helios 300 ports
One of only a handful couple of things that haven't changed on the Predator Helios 300 is the availability—and that implies it's beginning to get somewhat obsolete. The correct side of the Predator Helios 300 houses two pokey-moderate USB 2.0 ports, alongside an earphone jack.
On the left side, you get a committed charging port, Gigabit Ethernet (utilizing a Realtek ethernet chip), one USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C (5Gbps), one USB 3.0 Sort An, and an SD card per user. The way that there's only one USB-C port, and it's not even Jolt 3, is baffling, however not astounding at the cost.
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The ports have not transformed from the first seventh gen Center i7 adaptation of the Acer Predator 300 as you get a lot of ports (yet no Jolt 3.)
Acer Predator Helios 300 Execution
We'll keep our presentation to some degree shortened since it hasn't changed much. First up is Cinebench, which can indicate us execution in short multi-center CPU errands. As should be obvious, the present model's score is only a squeeze quicker than the Extraordinary Version's score, and only a squeeze slower than the Dell XPS 15 9570 and MSI GS65—which all element a similar CPU.
The multi-center execution of the Acer Predator Helios 300 in short-run multi-center tests is respectable.
Utilizing Cinebench to gauge single-center execution, we can see execution is correct where you'd trust it would be. You may think this is exhausting, however it's really a decent sign for the workstation to be tied with each other Center i7-8750H PC.
It's a dead tie between the each workstation with a Center i7-8750H in it.
We additionally prefer to check the presentation of PCs in longer assignments, to perceive how the CPU performs (and warms up) under pressure. For that, we utilize the free HandBrake utility to encode a 30GB video record. The assignment can take 30 minutes on a run of the mill six-center workstation. It's essentially a tie here among comparable frameworks, aside from the Razer Cutting edge 15, which was tried in its default mode. Set it to "gaming mode," and it falls in accordance with the other 6-center PCs.
It's generally a tie in our encoding task which takes around 30 minutes to keep running on six-center PC.
Moving onto the presentation of the GeForce GTX 1060, the Acer Predator Helios 300 doesn't frustrate as we see it scarcely defeating the other GTX 1060 PCs. We'll consider it a tie once more—which is uplifting news.
The Acer Predator Helios 300 stands out of GTX 1060 workstations.
Our last gaming test utilizes Ascent of the Tomb Bandit set to Exceptionally High in DX11 mode and, correct, it's a tie once more. What's more, indeed, that is something worth being thankful for.
The exhibition of the Acer Predator Helios 300 is true to form in Ascent of the Tomb Marauder.
Our last test takes a gander at battery life. We set the PC in flight mode to wipe out system impedance, join ear buds with volume set to medium, and set the screen splendor to an agreeable 250 to 260 nits. We charge the battery to full, unplug the PC, and circle a 4K video until the machine closes down.
The outcome with the present Predator Helios 300 is marginally superior to what the SE variant of the PC accomplished, yet at the same time lovely underneath normal generally. Accuse some portion of this for the battery measure: at 48 watt-hours, it's a genuinely little supply. The higher-invigorate rate board in the more up to date form will likewise assess the battery. We had a similar objection with the SE variant.
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Battery life on the Acer Predator Helios 300 is a touch of disappointing.
Keep in mind, obviously, that your battery mileage will shift contingent upon how you utilize the workstation. Endeavoring to play any recreations off air conditioning will deplete this little battery lickety-split.
Acer Predator Helios 300 Overheating?
Look through any surveys of the Acer Predator Helios 300, and you'll likely keep running crosswise over somebody with accounts of real overheating and falling execution.
To perceive how well the Predator Helios 300 holds up under a heap, we wrenched up the Unigine Paradise benchmark and let it circle for five hours while checking the GPU's presentation clock speeds. Since designs benchmarks once in a while push the CPU hard, we likewise ran Cinebench utilizing four strings to perceive how much execution endured. Cinebench results were steady, and following five hours, the GPU's clock speeds stayed predictable.
We at that point let the Predator Helios 300 keep on circling Paradise medium-term. In the first part of the day we checked the GPU timekeepers and Cinebench results, and we didn't discover anything had changed.
Does this mean the that a portion of the client encounters are invalid? No, yet it implies our specific unit had no overheating issues. We will say this isn't the finish of the story. The CPU did at times hit its a power limit throttle and warm farthest point throttle. Power throttling keeps the CPU inside its warm cutoff, while warm throttling methods the CPU is knocking directly into its warm points of confinement. Both are signs that the Predator Helios 300 works directly at the edge of its structure.
We ran the Acer Predator Helios 300 for five hours and proceeded for an additional 19 hours without "overheating" issues.
Peering inside the Predator Helios 300, its structure shows a couple of warm difficulties. To one side of the two fans (just a solitary one is appeared in the image) you can see that that the warmth funnels reach the GPU first, and afterward the CPU.
In other gaming PC structures, the fans are normally showed on the edges of the PC, which gives the CPU or GPU with direct access to the cooling fans. Progressively extraordinary plans keep the GPU and CPU all alone independent warmth pipes and cooling fans. With the Predator Helios 300 plan, the CPU is continually going to get squander heat from the GPU.
In any case, once more: We didn't encounter any difficult issues, and nothing that would prevent us from purchasing the Predator Helios 300.
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One potential sticky point with the Acer Predator Helios 300 is its common warmth pipe plan, which implies the CPU gets tourist off the GPU.
Best Updates for the Acer Predator Helios 300
Maybe the best component of the Predator Helios 300 is the for the most part well disposed way to deal with client overhauls. Acer puts the Smash openings and a 2.5-inch hard drive cove behind two entryways. Accepting you acquired this specific model, with 16GB of DDR4/2667 Smash in double channel mode, we don't figure you ought to put resources into expanding the Slam.
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Two screws gives you simple access to the a 2.5-inch SATA drive straight and two SO-DIMM memory spaces.
Rather, we'd open up the entryway for the 2.5-inch drive straight and drop in a 1TB or 2TB hard drive. A 1TB drive will set you back $50, and a 2TB drive about $130. This overhaul is basic for any individual who intends to utilize the Helios 300 as a gaming PC, as amusements today can without much of a stretch push 50GB of space.
With a negligible 256GB Intel NVMe SSD for the working framework, you'll likely come up short on space in a month on the SSD. Also, that prompts our solitary genuine analysis of the redesign choices. On the off chance that you need to overhaul the M.2 space to a bigger drive, you'll need to expel the whole base of the workstation.
Fortunately it's quite simple to do. Simply evacuate the screws on the base of the PC and after that deliberately split the body open with a plastic shim.There are a lot of video precedents on Youtube.
With the base evacuated, you can swap the battery, M.2 SSD or M.2 WiFi module. There are Predator Helios 300 proprietors who even expel the cooler and apply higher-quality warm glue to improve the warmth scattering.Helios