There is no such thing as overkill when it comes to gaming and the Acer Predator Helios 700 packs Acer’s best hardware along with enough cooling hardware to ensure that merely brandishing it at any gaming match will ensure that you mean business. First glimpsed at Computex 2019, the Helios 700 has finally made its way to our shores.
Externally, the Predator Helios 700 is done up in Acer’s signature matte black finish with blue trim and looks absolutely massive, weighing as it does 4.5kg. All this weight not only goes to the high-end gaming hardware crammed in it but also to its unique take on a cooling system.
Flip the lid open and you’ll immediately appreciate the large 17.3-inch Full HD 144Hz IPS display that has NVIDIA G-Sync support and its Hyperdrift RGB-backlit keyboard that includes a numeric keypad and a huge touchpad. The keys are each individually backlit and the WASD buttons in particular feature Linear Switch MagForce keys for superior tactility.
When the keyboard is left in its original position, the Predator Helios grants access to a Normal and Fast mode. When you slide the keyboard out, it reveals its full potential with a Boosted and Extreme mode that can tackle even the most intensive gaming sessions.
Sliding the keyboard forwards and downwards reveals a set of cooling vents on the top of the keyboard that help increase airflow by a markedly improved 18.9%. This enhanced cooling capability is paired with Acer’s dual 4th generation Aeroblade 3D fans that feature an ultra-thin yet densely packed array of 59 cooling blades that maximise airflow while minimising noise.
Needless to say, all this high-powered cooling hardware isn’t just crammed in on a whim as the Predator Helios comes with soft hefty pixel crunching hardware. You get an Intel Core i9-9980HK processor, 32GB DDR4 RAM upgradable to 64GB RAM, an NVIDIA GeForce RTX2080 GPU with 8GB GDDR6 VRAM and a 1TB PCIe NVMe SSD in RAID 0 configuration (2 x 512GB). Other mod-cons with the Predator Helios 700 include Killer WiFi 6 and Killer Ethernet E3000 to ensure ping scores remain low and K/D ratios high.
How much is the Acer Predator Helios 700?
Naturally this massive edifice of gaming doesn’t come cheap and the price for Acer’s top of the line gaming rig is a princely RM17,999 though you’re getting one of the most powerful gaming rigs that money can currently buy. The Predator Helios 700 is now available at Acer’s official online stores and all authorised dealers nationwide. For more details swing by www.acer.com.my