Acer Predator Helios 300Source: 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.

Category Acer Predator Helios 300 (PH315-53)
OS Windows 10 Home
Processor Up to Intel Core i7-10750H
RAM Up to 32GB DDR4
Graphics Up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
Storage 1TB M.2 PCIe Gen3x4 SSD
Display 15.6 inches
16:9 aspect ratio
1920 x 1080
Ports 3x USB-A 3.2
1x USB-C 3.2
3.5mm audio
Audio DTS:X Ultra
Connectivity Wi-Fi 6
Bluetooth 5.0
Camera Front-facing
Battery 58Wh
Dimensions 14.30 x 10.03 x 0.90 inches
(363.4 x 255 x 22.90mm)
Weight 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.