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Acer adds NVIDIA's RTX 3080 graphics to its Predator Helios 300 gaming laptop

Acer Predator Helios 300
Acer Predator Helios 300 (Image credit: Acer)

What you need to know

  • Acer adds the latest NVIDIA RTX 30 series GPUs to its Predator Helios 300 gaming laptop.
  • It's possible to configure the Helios 300 with up to an RTX 3080 GPU.
  • Availability will commence in February, starting from $1,250.

Like other laptop manufacturers, Acer is using CES 2021 to refresh a few of its own offerings. The Predator Helios 300 (PH315-53) was lucky enough to be selected for an upgrade and right here we'll be running you through the latest changes to this gaming platform.

So, what exactly is new with the Predator Helios 300? Well, from the outside it would be difficult to spot any notable changes because it's all under the hood. Acer has managed to pack inside up to an RTX 3080 mobile GPU from NVIDIA, allowing gamers to select the graphics card when building their dream laptop.

CategoryAcer Predator Helios 300 (PH315-53)
OSWindows 10 Home
ProcessorUp to Intel Core i7-10750H
RAMUp to 32GB DDR4
Dual-channel
GraphicsUp to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
Storage1TB M.2 PCIe Gen3x4 SSD
Display15.6 inches
16:9 aspect ratio
1920 x 1080
IPS
240Hz
Ports3x USB-A 3.2
1x USB-C 3.2
3.5mm audio
LAN
HDMI
AudioDTS:X Ultra
ConnectivityWi-Fi 6
Bluetooth 5.0
CameraFront-facing
Battery58Wh
Dimensions14.30 x 10.03 x 0.90 inches
(363.4 x 255 x 22.90mm)
Weight5.5 pounds (2.50kg)

Not only will you be able to select up to an NVIDIA RTX 3080 GPU, but also up to 32GB of DDR4 RAM, making it possible to kit out the Predator Helios 300 with more than enough grunt to handle the latest and most demanding PC games. Throw in the 15.6-inch display with 3ms response time and 240Hz refresh rate and you've got one amazing machine.

Acer is expected to release the new Predator Helios 300 in the U.S. and beyond in February, starting from $1,250.

Rich Edmonds
Rich Edmonds

Rich Edmonds is Senior Editor of PC hardware at Windows Central, covering everything related to PC components and NAS. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a PC chassis. You can follow him over on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.