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.
|Acer Predator Helios 300 (PH315-53)
|Windows 10 Home
|Up to Intel Core i7-10750H
|Up to 32GB DDR4
|Up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
|1TB M.2 PCIe Gen3x4 SSD
16:9 aspect ratio
1920 x 1080
|3x USB-A 3.2
1x USB-C 3.2
|14.30 x 10.03 x 0.90 inches
(363.4 x 255 x 22.90mm)
|5.5 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.
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Rich Edmonds was formerly a 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 on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.