Value for Money - 80%
Quality - 87%
Look/Feel - 84%
Extra's/Features - 80%
We had a look at the new 2019 refresh of Acer’s Predator Helios 300 gaming laptop, a slimmer and more streamlined 300. The updated Helios 300 comes with a RTX2060 6GB, RGB Keyboard, 16GB of 2666Mhz DDR4 ram, to name a few upgrades to last years model.
What a love about the New Helios 300 is that it looks and feel solid. It even looks like a complete new laptop compared with last year’s model. The LCD panel in the Helios 300 is a 1080p 144hz screen and this is connected to the RTX2060, where in all my games I tested the unit with got between 70-100fps. Even when I was running the games and got into some graphics intense scenes they fans wasn’t to loud. The colour fidelity on the screen is great seeing as it is an IPS screen you can look forward to almost 100% sRGB colour palette(great for photoshop work). The LCD panel is also very bright and I would suggest dropping the brightness to about half.
On battery preformance I got a good solid 4 hours(and a bit) on the unit when watching youtube vids(how to get shiny pokemon) and doing general work. But when I started gaming, I got about an hour and a half worth on one full charge. The sound on the Helios 300 is also great.
Overall I was really pleased with the new Predator Helios 300. I really think Acer did an excellent job and it will fulfill any gamers need. The price might be a bit high coming in at R29999.00 but for what you getting it would be worth your while. I loved the overall sleek design and the Teal LED accents on the unit. I would recommend this to any gamer looking for a good gaming laptop that would also double as a good work laptop. This is your local mad scientist signing out….
Screen: 1080p 144Hz IPS
RAM: 16GB 2666Mhz DDR4
LAN: Killer Gigabit Lan, Killer WiFi
CPU: Intel i7-8750H