Why the Acer Helios 300 Should Be Your Next Gaming Laptop

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Enter the next generation of gaming with the Acer Predator Helios 300. If you’re looking for lightning fast, performance-enhanced gaming bliss at your fingertips, then this Acer gaming laptop may be right up your street. Helios, who was Helios? Helios was the sun god in Greek mythology, driving his chariot from east to west across the sky, bringing daylight to the earth. By night, he sailed around the northerly stream of the Ocean in a huge cup.

If you’re planning a gaming odyssey of the scale and scope of Helios’s daily commute, then the Predator Helios 300 is your perfect partner for on-the-go gaming. Think fast: up to 165Hz / 3ms refresh and response rates, furious and cool. Read on to be a part of the new performance era of the Helios 300, and find out how it can take your gaming to new heights.

What is the Predator Helios 300?

Among the wide selection of Acer gaming laptops in the ever popular 15.6-inch range, the Predator Helios 300 is available in a range of configurations. Today we’ll focus on a mid-range model of the heavy-hitting, future-ready gaming notebook that also gives you the versatility to effortlessly switch from demolishing the latest AAA titles to more humble tasks such as good old-fashioned multitasking. Let’s take a closer look at the tech-specs of the Predator Helios 300 PH315-54-714U Gaming Laptop. Currently selling for just under $1,500, this 11th Gen gaming laptop boasts an array of impressive features:

  • Operating System: Windows 11 Home 64-bit 
  • Processor: Intel® Core™ i7-11800H Processor Octa-core (8 Core™) 2.30 GHz 
  • Graphics Card: Nvidia® GeForce RTX™ 3060 with 6 GB dedicated memory 
  • GPU Boost Clock: Up to 1525 MHz 
  • Maximum Graphics Power: Up to 105 W 
  • Display: 15.6” LED 1920 x 1080, 16:9 In-plane Switching (IPS) Technology ComfyView 
  • Memory: 16 GB DDR4 SDRAM 
  • Storage: 1 TB Serial ATA 
  • Total SSD Capacity: 512 GB 
  • Wireless: Wi-Fi 6 AX 1650i, Bluetooth 5.1 or above 
  • Built in Devices: Microphone 
  • Interfaces/Ports: HDMI, 2 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A Ports, 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A Ports, 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C Ports 
  • USB Type-C Detail: USB Type-C port: USB 3.2 Gen 2 (up to 10 Gbps), DisplayPort over USB-C, Thunderbolt 4, USB charging 5 V; 3 A 
  • Input: Backlit keyboard, Multi-touch Gesture TouchPad 
  • Battery: Li-Ion 4-cell 59 Wh 
  • Dimensions: 14.3 x 10 x 0.90 inches 
  • Weight (Approx): 5.07 lb 

Predator power 

The Predator Helios 300 is available in stylish, yet serious Abyss Black, and features a customizable RGB backlit keyboard, providing the perfect canvas for supercharged gaming. Let’s dig a little deeper into the tech-specs and take a look under the hood. The Predator Helios 300 PH315-54-714U is armed with an 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-11800H Processor, with 2.30 GHz of recessing speed. Coupled with Windows 11 Home OS, the 11th Gen processor provides ultimate gaming performance, as well as the ability to effortlessly multitask.

Groundbreaking new architecture matches the correct core to the correct workload, and with up to 14 cores and up to 20 threads, gaming bliss and more pedestrian background tasks can co-exist without skipping a beat. So, whether you’re gaming on-the-go, or getting on with editing, recording, browsing, chatting or even streaming, the Predator Helios 300 has got you covered.   

Graphically focused 

The Predator Helios 300 line features Nvidia GeForce RTX 30 series GPUs. Perfect for seeking victory in the latest and greatest AAA titles, the graphics are powered by Nvidia’s 2nd Gen RTX Ampere architecture, providing beyond life-like, immersive gaming experiences. The RTX 30 series of GPUs feature a suite of AI powered technologies including Nvidia Max-Q for optimal performance in thin, high performance laptops. 

Powered by Nvidia’s 2nd Gen RTX Ampere architecture, 30 series GPUs offer an extra AI performance boost from Nvidia DLSS. Crank the settings and resolution for a mind-blowing visual experience, truly pushing the limits of gaming speed and performance, without compromising image quality. On top of this, ray tracing simulates real-world light, creating beyond life-like virtual worlds for you to explore. The Predator Helios 300 line delivers AI powered boost for turbo charged, fluid gaming, creation, and more.

Screen and keys 

The 15.6-inch screen with 1920 x 1080 resolution features In-plane Switching (IPS) and ComfyView display technologies, offering wide viewing angles, fantastic color reproduction and deep blacks. Note: there is also a supersized 17.3-inch screen version available. This dynamic screen is equally at home for gaming, creation and editing,  with high-refresh and quick response times. The Predator Helios 300 also features Nvidia G-Sync technology to eradicate potential tearing. 

The RGB backlit keyboard is another striking feature of the Predator Helios 300. Each key is lit by individual mini LED backlights, forging a brighter, less power-hungry keyboard, which also displays greater color uniformity and less halo than other non-Mini LED alternatives. The Helios 300 features a Turbo overclock hotkey, as well as a PredatorSense hotkey. This easily accessible utility app lets you exert complete control over your Helios 300. Simply hit the hotkey to customize the Pulsar lighting theme of the RGB keyboard, tailor your overclocking preferences, set fan speeds, and maximize your laptop’s potential. 

Cool and connected

As you’d expect from a high-performance, state-of-the-art gaming laptop, the Helios 300 has the power to perform, and the chilling technology to stay cool. 5th Gen AeroBlade 3D fans, as well as a generous helping of tactically-placed liquid metal thermal grease, and automated Coolboost fan control combine to ensure the Helios 300 never breaks a sweat. Whether you’re getting stuck into your favorite game, editing videos, or creating, you can rely on the Helios 300 to stay cool and maintain maximum performance.  

Forget about the hassle of dongles, the Helios 300 has ports coming out of its ears. Well, it doesn’t have ears, but with three USB 3.2 Gen 2 ports, one USB 3.2 Gen 1 port and the latest HDMI, this laptop has sufficient ports for all of your peripherals. What’s more, the lightning fast Thunderbolt™ 4 Type-C port supports DisplayPort functionality as well as power delivery.

The takeaway

We hope that you’ve enjoyed discovering why the Acer Predator Helios 300 should be your next gaming laptop. This is a gaming laptop that represents great value for money. A versatile combination of power and portability, this blisteringly fast, performance-enhanced laptop is your one-way ticket to gaming bliss. Don’t forget, while it is built for high-level gaming, this computer is also great for creation, video editing and general multitasking. Check out the various configurations of the Helios 300 today, and find a model that meets your requirements. The Helios 300 is ready for your next gaming odyssey, are you? 

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Edmund is an English copywriter based in New Taipei City, Taiwan. He is a widely published writer and translator with two decades of experience in the field of bridging linguistic and cultural gaps between Chinese and English.

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