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