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Acer Predator Helios 500 PH517-51-72NU Specs and Features

The world, some say, is divided into two: the predators and the prey. In times of great turmoil, only great power can keep you afloat — like the Acer Predator Helios 500 PH517-51-72NU, a predator that obliterates all bottlenecks in its wake to give you a surreal gaming experience. Priced at $1999.99, it’s a 1.5″ x 16.9″ x 11.7″ laptop, weighing 8.82 lb. Despite the brawn, it’s nifty (with an easily removable bottom cover) and impeccably stylish.

Acer Predator Helios 500 PH517-51-72NU Specs and Features

Never Lose Your Cool

Impossible deadlines, owl-like nights — much in this world to lose your cool! But nothing daunts the Predator, thanks to its two uber-efficient, ultra-thin AeroBlade 3D fans, five heat-distribution pipes, two intakes and four exhausts.

Design Acer Predator Helios 500 PH517-51-72NU

A power-ball committed to spectacular gaming performance, the Helios 500 invests heavily in keeping cool. It has an innovative, lightly elevated design to dissipate heat and a CoolBoost that cools like a charm when things get particularly hot-and-fiery.

Display & Graphics

The 17.3” laptop has a color-accurate In-plane Switching (IPS) display — 1920 x 1080, 16:9. It supports three monitors, pluggable via HDMI 2.0, USB Type C or DisplayPort. This 144Hz machine offers both full-HD and 4k, so you can enjoy terrific refresh rate, smooth game-play and crisp graphics like never before.

Game Mode On

The Helios 500 PH517-51-72NU flaunts next-generation gaming technology by NVIDIA and the GEFORCE GTX 1070 graphics controller model, which means hello, gaming glory! Also in the kitty is NVIDIA G-SYNC to dismiss screen-tearing when things get breathlessly fast, so what you get is fluid, unbroken gaming.

The laptop has a four-zoned RGB support and offers — gasp — 16.8 million colors of virtual reality. It has five built-in hotkeys for gaming, perfectly customizable. The PredatorSense lets you control everything from overclocking to gaming profiles, while the Killer DoubleShot Pro crowns you ruler of networks and programs.

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The 2.1 sound system has two stereo speakers, a microphone, TrueHarmony for accurate, well-fleshed-out audio, and an elixir to up the ante: Waves MaxxAudio. You can recreate the 360° surround-sound experience, wherever you are.

The Performance Meter

All that high-adrenaline entertainment can fatigue anyone — except this laptop. The Helios 500 PH517-51-72NU is powered by an Intel Core i7-8750H processor (6 Core) and runs Windows 10 Home (64-bit) at 2.20 GHz. The overclock-able CPU is committed to realizing the most grueling of goals and has six cores and 12 threads to fulfill this life-mission.

Specs of Acer Predator Helios 500 PH517-51-72NU
Processor 2.20GHz Intel Core i7-8750H 6-core
Graphics NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 8GB
Storage 256GB PCIe SSD + 1TB HDD
Display 144Hz refresh rate 17.3″ Full-HD

This Acer Predator has 16 GB DDR4 SDRAM memory (maximum 64 GB) and 1 TB HDD storage (Plus 256 GB SSD). The duo delivers stunning performance for virtually all fathomable needs.

The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 — your partner-in-crime — has 8 GB dedicated memory. The 4-cell lithium polymer battery (4810 mAh) supports your adventures for at least 3.50 hours.

Accessibility & Connectivity

Guess what a gaming laptop has a natural intuition for? Key-presses! The Acer Predator Helios 500 PH517-51-72NU has fantastic anti-ghosting for 182 common keystrokes. The touchpad (blue-lit) is highly precise, letting you don your corporate-hat by day.

Keyboard Acer Predator Helios 500 PH517-51-72NU

The laptop is equipped with two powerful ThunderBolt3 ports, their speed (40Gbps) and power (up to 100W each) jaw-dropping. There’s also an HDMI, three USB 3.0 ports, and wireless LAN to keep you plugged-in (IEEE 802.11ac).

Connectivity Acer Predator Helios 500 PH517-51-72NU

Gear up, gamers; there’s a predator on the loose!

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Mark Hernandez

Being a past individual technology blogger for 4 years, Mark have a perfect grip on testing laptops and tablets. Along with a successful technology writer and blogger, he has been a full time gamer and still spends few hours of a day playing games. And as a gamer, Mark is an expert gaming laptop finder and his this skill helps gamer find best gaming laptops.

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