For those poised for magnificence, mediocrity simply won’t cut it, like a gaming laptop that flips at break-neck speed or a display that renders your favorite virtual landscape disjointed. The Acer Predator Helios 500 PH517-51-98EE, a thriving powerhouse of unparalleled gaming experience, doesn’t cut “glitches” any slack. Priced at $2499.99 and weighing 8.82 lb, this 1.5″ x 16.9″ x 11.7″ laptop is serious gaming commitment down to its core.
Fired By Passion, Not Heat
One of the trickiest challenges for a gaming laptop is heat-management — with immense performance comes red-hot heat. The Helios 500 PH517-51-98EE has an inventive, lightly elevated design to manage this, along with two super-efficient AeroBlade 3D fans.
It also has five heat-distribution pipes, four exhausts, two intakes, and an activate-able CoolBoost. This is a virtual guarantee that the laptop will support your fire for gaming, not breathe fire out!
Display & Graphics
The Helios 500 has a 17.3” screen and a full-HD 1920 x 1080 resolution. The In-plane Switching (IPS) display has brilliant color accuracy. You can plug-in up to three monitors — God knows some high-heat sessions demand more screens— with HDMI 2.0, USB Type C or DisplayPort. With a 144Hz refresh rate, the laptop offers bliss on a platter: butter-smooth game-play, sharp graphics and fluidity.
Keep Calm and Game On
Yep, keeping calm while gaming sounds tricky, which is why the room needs one calm presence — your laptop! With next-generation gaming technology from NVIDIA and the GEFORCE GTX 1070 graphics controller model, the Helios 500 has adventure in its veins. It employs NVIDIA G-SYNC to stop screen-tearing and ensure that nothing — not a high frame-rate, not the devil — can interrupt your experience. There’s also an enviable four-zoned RGB support for a dizzying 16.8 million colors.
What’s an adrenaline-rush without blood pounding in your ears, eh? This machine has a 2.1 sound system with two stereo speakers, a microphone, Waves MaxxAudio tools for a 360° surround-sound experience, and TrueHarmony for audio reproduced to full-bodied perfection.
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The Predator comes equipped with five built-in gaming hotkeys, completely customizable. Add to that PredatorSense to control overclocking and gaming profiles, and you practically have full reign over your thrills.
The Performance Meter
Underneath all that adventure is a quiet, efficient center: an Intel Core i9-8950HK processor (6 Core). The Helios 500 runs Windows 10 Home (64-bit) at 2.90 GHz, has 16 GB DDR4 SDRAM memory (maximum 64 GB), 1 TB HDD storage and 512 GB SSD. The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 employs 8 GB dedicated memory.
Upping the ante on performance is the overclock-able CPU with six cores and 12 threads for all envisage-able computing tasks. The Killer DoubleShot Pro offers complete and absolute control over your network and programs.
For a serious gaming laptop, the Helios 500 also has competent battery-life: its 4-cell lithium polymer battery (4810 mAh) lives for 3.50 hours.
Accessibility & Connectivity
Sometimes, even committed gamers need a keyboard! The Acer Predator Helios 500 has a blue-lit, high-precision touchpad and intuitive anti-ghosting for 182 common, unregistered key-presses. It also has a stunning ThunderBolt3 port — 40Gbps and up to 100W power, an HDMI, three USB 3.0 ports, and wireless LAN (IEEE 802.11ac) to keep you attuned to all you need.
Never before has welcoming a predator in the fold been this thrilling!
|Specs of Acer Predator Helios 500 PH517-51-98EE
|Processor||Intel Core i9-8950HK 6-core 2.90GHz|
|Graphics||NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 8GB|
|Storage||512GB PCIe SSD + 1TB HDD|
|Display||144Hz refresh rate 17.3″ Full-HD|