April 21, 2024

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Acer Predator Helios 300 gaming laptop review

Acer Predator Helios 300 gaming laptop review

Acer’s decision to pair an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 with a beefy, 12th Gen Intel chip may seem a little unhinged. And with a price tag in the range of £1,686, it certainly gave us a shock—we don’t tend to recommend laptops with RTX 3060s in them for much more than £1,000 today.

Much to my delight, the Predator Helios 300 (PH317-56-79UB) I’d been sent comes with an impressive 140W GPU tucked under the hood, and it’s one that does a much better job of complementing the 14-core, 20-thread Intel CPU Acer selected from Intel’s 12th Gen lineup. While the Predator Helios 300’s deadly hardware tag-team didn’t quite convince me of the assigned price, the addition of a speedy, high capacity SSD, 16GB of dual channel DDR5 memory, and a smooth 1440p screen makes the config a darn sight more tempting for the price.