We saw Acer’s Helios series at IgroMir 2021 for the first time last year and reviewed it a lot, and you can find its video on the Youtube channel of our sister magazine LEVEL . The PH317-52 model of the Helios 300, which is the strongest member of the series, is also a product that appeals to gamers looking for a mid-range laptop with its GTX 1060 graphics card and affordable price.
When you first look at the design, Helios 300 seems to follow the trends that appeal to the likes of the gamers. Although the outer surface is plastic, it appeals to the eye with its geometric shape, the use of black and red colors and its brushed appearance. The tailpipes at the rear are both extremely large and aggressive with their red color. In this model, Acer opted for a red backlit keyboard instead of an RGB keyboard. The WASD keys are also colored red for clarity. This model does not have a mechanical keyboard, Acer’s choice is Chiclet. This type of keyboard that Apple has brought to the industry is extremely comfortable and does not show up in games.
We have to say that the 2.9 kg laptop is light compared to a 17 inch model, but it is not thin. In particular, although the frame of the screen is solid, a thicker design has been preferred.
Our version of the Helios 300 has a 17.3 inch IPS panel that supports 1080p resolution and has a 60Hz IPS panel. Although it is not sold in our country, the same model also has 15.6 inch / 144Hz screen options. Let’s also say that it is easier to see things when the sun hits from the back thanks to the matte screen supported by ComfyView technology. So sunlight will not cause you any problems with this laptop. Image quality, on the other hand, is extremely successful as an Acer tradition.
Acer’s new series will arrive in our country in autumn, and the processor used in this version is the Intel Core i7-8750H . Supported by 16GB DDR4 RAM, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (6GB) graphics card, 256GB SSD and 1TB HDD, the computer offers sufficient performance in all games today. Although Intel’s i7-8750H solution did not make a super jump compared to the older versions, it was a remarkable processor with its low operating temperature and TDP that managed to stay in place, and it has been used in most laptops recently. Assassin’s Creed OdysseyThe system, which does not stutter even in, has enough performance for all the games that will be released in the near future. Of course, a good cooling system is required when all this performance is revealed. The cooling system supported by huge exhausts is quite effective, but also works noisy under load. Gaming computers are inherently “noisy”, so we can say that you won’t have any trouble, everything is within the standards of the class.
The SSD in the product does not have a very high performance, but it looks extremely satisfactory in games. The good news is that 1TB HDD is also included in the package, considering the size of the games. The battery lasts for around 3 hours under load, and although most players will not prefer it, playing Football Manager with the power off will always be an attractive offer.
Acer’s Helios 300 (PH317-52) model can be found in our country with prices starting from 8200 TL . Considering the quality of Acer and the hardware of the device, we can say that the price is affordable. We expect the RTX and GTX 16xx series to be used in Acer’s new era laptops, and we will see you again with another model when they arrive.
|Acer Helios 300 Technical Specifications|
|Product Model||Acer Helios 300|
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