Acer presented on the Russian market an updated model from the Helios line – Helios 700 – PH717-72. The novelty features a stylish and aggressive design, a high-quality 17.3-inch display with a refresh rate up to 144 Hz and support for NVIDIA G-SYNC technology, a reliable cooling system, most importantly, the highest performance that can easily cope with the most difficult tasks and any modern games.
Helios 700 Gaming Laptop: Bright design and practicality
The novelty inherits the aggressive design of the Helios line with RGB lighting and complex body shape. The retractable HyperDrift keyboard and fold-out palm rest provide maximum comfort while working and provide additional air circulation inside the case and better cooling, which further increases productivity and prevents overheating of the powerful interior.
The keyboard itself is suitable for any use case, thanks to replacing the WASD keys. You can choose from regular keys, universal MEGAFORCE (linear switches, suitable for most games), and RACING (have a high height, designed for racing simulators). And thanks to the use of MagTek mechanical switches, the WASD keys can act as analog joysticks, allowing you to increase the pressure for precise speed control progressively.
Helios 700 Gaming Laptop: Screen
Helios 700 is equipped with a 17.3-inch IPS display with FullHD resolution. The viewing angles are 170 degrees horizontally and vertically. The maximum brightness is at 300 cd / m² – this is enough for comfortable work in any light. And refresh rates up to 144Hz, fast response times, and NVIDIA G-SYNC support eliminate motion blur for crisp, pleasing images even in the most action-packed scenes.
Helios 700 Gaming Laptop: Maximum productivity
New to the Helios range is a complete gaming PC in a compact laptop chassis. A bundle of NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER graphics card with support for ray tracing technology and Intel tenth generation processors up to Intel Core i9-10980HK, as well as a large amount of RAM (up to 64 GB DDR4), provide maximum performance, which is enough to perform the most complex tasks and for a comfortable pastime for the newest and most demanding games. To store data and user file collections, up to two solid-state drives with support for a RAID array and a hard disk with a capacity of up to 2 TB are provided.
For the most resource-intensive tasks, the processor and video adapter can be overclocked. This can be done through the dedicated PredatorSense ™ software or quickly with the Turbo button on the case.
An efficient cooling system, including a vapor chamber with copper heat pipes, keeps the notebook cool, even in the most challenging situations, for smooth operation and maximum performance of the powerful filling. Two 4th Generation Aeroblade metal coolers can up to 24.5% more efficiency when shifting the keyboard. All this made it possible to achieve excellent performance without installing additional radiators and fans and, as a result, to make the laptop thinner.
Helios 700 Gaming Laptop: Sound and communication
The sound also did not become a weak point. The laptop supports DTS: X Ultra technology, which can turn any pair of speakers or headphones into a surround sound system that features not only high-quality and pleasant-to-ear sound, but also high-precision positioning, which makes it easy to locate opponents. Communicate with allies with two microphones with Acer Purified Voice technology for clear voice transmission without unnecessary noise and distortion.
The Killer E3100G Ethernet Controller, Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650i, and Control Center 2.0 provide everything you need for smooth connectivity and low latency for multiplayer gaming and network connectivity. An impressive set of ports is provided for connecting external monitors and other gadgets: 2 x USB 3.2 Gen 1, 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2, 2 x USB-C and HDMI 2.0 port.
Helios 700 Gaming Laptop: Price and availability
The Helios 700 PH717-72 gaming laptop is available in the market at a suggested retail price of $2249 (28th December 2020).