Some gaming laptops can compete head-to-head in terms of brute force with the most ambitious desktops . This new Predator Helios 700 proves it. Acer has presented it using a strong statement of intent: “a laptop that can replace your desktop computer.” They say so, but yes, after carefully reviewing their specifications we confirmed it.
As you can see in the photographs that illustrate this article, its design is clearly in tune with the aesthetics that some game fans like (although we know not everyone because there are those who prefer a more austere design). But this is just the tip of the iceberg. What makes it attractive are its screen, its CPU and its GPU , some high-end components that demonstrate just what Acer has confessed from the beginning: that this laptop wants us not to miss our desktop computer. And, on paper, you have what it takes to get away with it.
Acer Predator Helios 700: Technical Specifications
The screen of this laptop uses a 17.3-inch IPS panel with Full HD resolution (1,920 x 1,080 dots) and capable of working at a maximum refresh rate of 144 Hz . In addition, according to Acer it has a maximum brightness delivery capacity of 300 nits and is compatible with NVIDIA’s G-SYNC adaptive sync technology.
In its most ambitious configuration this laptop is a real beast. And it is that its Intel Core i9-10980HK and its GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER GPU promise us strong emotions in any current game
Regarding its CPU, users can buy it with two different chips: an Intel Core i9-10980HK , which is the most ambitious option , or an Intel Core i7-10875H, which is a little less powerful, and also something else. economic. Working in tandem with the CPU it incorporates 16 GB DDR4 in dual channel configuration that can be expanded to a maximum of 64 GB using the available so-DIMM slots out of a total of four.
In any case, as in any other computer with such a clear vocation for games, its true heart is its graphics processor. Again, users can get hold of it in two different configurations: with a GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER GPU , which is the most ambitious , or with a GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER a little less extreme, but equally attractive and capable of moving the larger one without problems. part of the latest generation titles.
|ACER PREDATOR HELIOS 700||FEATURES|
|SCREEN||17.3-inch Full HD (1,920 x 1,080 dots) IPS LCD 144 Hz, 300 nits, and NVIDIA G-SYNC compatible|
|PROCESSOR||Intel Core i9-10980HK|
Intel Core i7-10875H
|MEMORY||16GB dual channel DDR4 (expandable up to 64GB across four so-DIMMs)|
|GRAPHIC LOGIC||NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER|
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER
|STORAGE||SSD: 512GB, 1TB, or 2TB NVMe RAID 0 / 256GB, 512GB, or 1TB NVMe M.2|
Mechanical Hard Drive : 1TB 7,200rpm or 2TB 5,400rpm
|OPERATING SYSTEM||Windows 10 Home 64 bit|
|CONNECTIVITY||Wi-Fi 6 AX1650i|
|SOUND||DTS X processing: Ultra Audio and Windows Spatial Sound|
|DIMENSIONS||430 x 299 x 41.7 mm|
There is something that this laptop has in quantity: personality
As you can see in the table that we publish above these lines, the specifications of this laptop are very ambitious, but it has more than just high-end components. And is that Acer has developed a sliding keyboard (with which other reference laptops of this brand also have ) that moves forward to help us adopt a more comfortable posture when we are using it. You can see how it is displayed in all the photographs that illustrate this article.
The slide-out keyboard moves forward to help us adopt a more comfortable and healthy posture
This Predator Helios 700 also has a cooling system that, according to Acer, manages to keep the temperature of its CPU under control at all times. To achieve this, it uses a vapor chamber, three copper thermal ducts and two AeroBlade 3D fans designed by Acer engineers. A curious note: the material used to dissipate the heat from the processor is PowerGem, a material that according to the Taiwanese brand has a thermal conductivity index 3.83 times higher than copper.
Finally, a detail that fans of mechanical keyboards will like: it uses MagTek switches for the WASD keys, which, in theory, should guarantee a very long life and more precise control. It also comes with interchangeable high-speed keys that have a 1.5mm curve, which Acer says allows gamers to perform more precise and controlled movements during the most hectic games.
Acer Predator Helios 700: price and availability
This gaming laptop will be available in Spanish stores from next September with a starting price of 2,699 euros.