At Acer’s world press convention in New York on Wednesday, Chairman and CEO Jason Chen launched two new Predator Helios gaming laptops, the Helios 500 and Helios 300 Special Edition.
The Helios 500 is a 17.3-inch beast with as much as a brand new hexa-core Core i9+ 8950HK processor withand overclocking together with an overclockable 8GB Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 GPU. The show choices embrace a 4K UHD-resolution show with or a full HD show with G-Sync and 144Hz refresh price. It’ll include as much as 16GB of reminiscence, however might be upgraded to 64GB.
There are some fascinating extras on the Helios 500, too, together with a backlit RGB keyboard with 4 lighting zones and anti-ghosting expertise and twin Thunderbolt 3 ports and an HDMI 2.0 output permitting you to drive as much as three exterior screens. The entire factor is cooled with the corporate’s customized AeroBlade 3D all-metal followers and 5 warmth pipes, which ought to hold issues from getting too toasty.
The Predator Helios 500 begins delivery in June beginning at $2,000, however do not count on that Core i9+ processor at that worth. Configurations will begin off with a Core i5-8300H.
The up to date 15.6-inch Predator Helios 300 Special Edition is primarily only a coloration change, coming in white with gold trim. It, too, can have an choice for a 144Hz show, although with out G-Sync. Otherwise, the replace has new parts which are a slight step down from the Helios 500, however ought to nonetheless provide you with loads of gaming efficiency:
- Intel Core i7-8750H or i5-8300H
- Up to 16GB of reminiscence, upgradable to 32GB
- 6GB Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060
- Up to 512GB NVMe PCIe SSD and as much as 2TB laborious drive
- Gigabit Ethernet and Intel Wireless-AC 9560 2×2 802.11ac
No pricing or availability was introduced for the Helios 300 Special Edition.