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Acer Predator Helios PH317 (17.3-Inch, 2017)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 147 reviews of Acer Predator Helios PH317 (17.3-Inch, 2017). The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People are impressed by the price and keyboard. The screen and durability also get good comments. There are some mixed comments about the sound, while the energy efficiency and size get critical views.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Acer Predator Helios PH317 (17.3-Inch, 2017) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Kevin Parrish (digitaltrends.com)

Acer Predator Helios 300 review

 

This is an outrageously good gaming machine for $1,300. You'll find no compromise here.

Cool game-centric design ; Great battery life for a gaming laptop ; Solid CPU and GPU performance ; Three set GPU speeds

Nasty gap between screen and base ; Speakers mounted on the bottom

On a whole, this is a great gaming machine for $1,300. There’s plenty to love at this price point, including means to overclock the GTX 1060 for increased performance. It’s attractive and easy to carry, and the battery is insanely good for a laptop...

Oct, 2017

Expert review by : Stefan Etienne (theverge.com)

Cheap gaming laptops now have high-end performance

 

Acer's Helios 300 competes with the best for $1,000 less

144Hz screen ; Strong gaming performance ; More affordable price point

Gaudy, plastic design ; No DisplayPort ; Not-so-great battery life

Just make sure to always bring the charging brick with you, because the Helios 300 isn’t a $2,000 road warrior. It’s an affordable gaming laptop — and a damn good one at that.

Aug, 2018

Expert review by : Brad Chacos (pcworld.com)

Acer Predator Helios 300 review: A well-rounded gaming laptop at a great price

 

The Acer Predator Helios 300 laptop blends superb gaming performance with a compelling price tag.

Great 1080p gaming performance ; Powerful hardware for the price ; Comfortable design ; Easy to upgrade storage and RAM

Dim display ; Only 256GB storage capacity ; Lid is a fingerprint magnet

The screen isn’t dark enough to dissuade, though, and it’s the only semi-issue of note in the Acer Predator Helios 300. This is a great notebook.

Mar, 2018

Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (cnet.com)

Acer Predator Helios 300 (17-inch) review

 

Acer's Helios 300 laptop, part of the Predator gaming line, has a lot of things going for it. It's got a cool name, first off. It's reasonably priced, although not the least-expensive laptop you can get with these parts. There's a patented cooling fan...

The Nvidia 1060 graphics card is overclockable, and cooling is assisted by a patented superthin fan. For a 17-inch VR-ready gaming laptop, the price is very reasonable.

You can find the same GPU in 15-inch systems that cost less. The screen is only standard 1,920x1,080 resolution and doesn't really pop. The part-plastic body is a yawn.

You can find similar components for less, but Acer packs a lot of unique features -- and a big screen -- into the midpriced Predator Helios 300.

Sep, 2017

Expert review by : Laptop Mag (laptopmag.com)

Acer Predator Helios 300 (17-inch)

 

Easily upgradable; Strong performance; Vivid display ; Uncomfortable touchpad; Give in the lid ; The Acer Predator Helios 300 is a powerful, relatively affordable machine with easily upgradable parts.

Uncomfortable touchpad; Give in the lid ; The Acer Predator Helios 300 is a powerful, relatively affordable machine with easily upgradable parts.

The Acer Predator Helios 300 is a powerful, relatively affordable machine with easily upgradable parts.

Sep, 2017

Expert review by : Florian Glaser (notebookcheck.net)

Acer Predator Helios 300 (i5-8300H, GTX 1050 Ti, Full-HD) Laptop Review

 

Budget laptop for gamers. Powerful notebooks often come with a hefty price tag. This is not the case with the Acer Predator Helios 300. The gaming-capable version of this laptop costs only 1100 Euros ($1296). You can learn in this review how the...

great price-to-performance ratio ; fast Wi-Fi ; Nvidia Optimus ; great battery life ; IPS panel

not a lot of ports ; poor sound quality ; limited maintenance options ; slow SSD with coil whine ; screen bleeding

Even though Acer has cut a lot of corners to get the price down (slow SSD, few ports, poor sound quality), the Predator Helios 300 is still a great device. All in all, the 17-incher is an exciting offer for price-conscious gamers. The battery life also...

Jun, 2018

Expert review by : Sebastian Bade (notebookcheck.net)

Acer Predator Helios 300 (7700HQ, GTX 1060, Full HD) Laptop Review

 

A slim gamer! Acer's Predator Helios 300 is a gaming notebook that weighs under 3 kg (~106 oz.). Can its cooling system keep up with the relatively compact build and supply the device with sufficient fresh air? Find out in our detailed review.

easily recognizable ; light weight ; slim design ; GeForce GTX 1060 with 6 GB VRAM ; fast Intel Core i7-7700HQ ; good input devices ; 512 GB SSD ; matte display with good viewing angles ; high system performance ; low power consumption ; great port...

sound system is below expectations ; high temperatures under load ; cooling fans make high-frequency noise under load ; cooling fans difficult to clean ; only one free 2.5-inch slot available ; could offer more ports

The Acer Predator Helios 300 is a great entry-level device for gamers. The 17-inch device is equipped with a fast Intel Core i7-7700HQ, and the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 is a solid foundation for playing current games in the native resolution of 1080p....

Aug, 2017

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Acer Predator Helios 300 (17-inch, PH317-51/52) review – distant from its smaller sibling, yet so alike

 

Ever since Acer launched its affordable 15-inch GTX 1060 gaming solution, the Predator Helios 300, users around the world were immediately attracted by its excellent price/performance ratio. We als…

Fairly portable (thinner and lighter than the competition);Decent keyboard and touchpad;Good IPS panel with wide sRGB coverage and high maximum brightness;Good battery life for a 17-inch gaming laptop

Unsatisfactory build quality;Poorly designed cooling system (high inner and outer temperatures during load)е;The screen uses PWM from 0 to 99% brightness (our Health-Guard profile fixes that);Only one USB-A 3.0 connector

Jun, 2018

Expert review by : Mike Jennings Mike Jennings (hardwareheaven.com)

Acer Predator Helios 300 – Review

 

The Acer Predator Helios 300 looks like a high-end gaming laptop thanks to its aggressive design and 17.3in screen but, pleasingly, it's not priced like one.

The Acer is a well-made machine with good balance, especially considering the £1,300 price. The GTX 1050 Ti is a solid 1080p gaming chip, the Core i7 processor is fast, and the screen is solid.

Sep, 2017

Editors' Choice

Expert review by : Ashley Barry (reviewed.com)

Acer Predator Helios 300 (G3-571-77QK) Laptop Review

 

This gaming laptop is half the price of its competitors—but you'd never know it

Jan, 2017

Price comparison for Acer Predator Helios PH317 (17.3-Inch, 2017)

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Acer Predator Helios 300 Gaming Laptop PC, 17.3"...
9th Generation Intel Core i7-9750H 6-Core Processor (Up to 4.5GHz) with Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
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9th Generation Intel Core i7-9750h 6-Core Processor (Upto 4. 5 gramHz) with Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
$1,948.00 TO SHOP
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9th Generation Intel Core i7-9750H 6-Core Processor (Upto 4. 5 gramHz) with Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
$1,129.00 TO SHOP
Acer Predator Helios 300 Gaming Laptop PC, 17.3"...
9th Generation Intel Core i7-9750H 6-Core Processor (Up to 4. 5GHz) with Windows 10 Professional
$1,299.00 TO SHOP
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9th Generation Intel Core i7-9750H 6-Core Processor (Up to 4.5GHz) with Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
$1,899.00 TO SHOP
Acer Predator Helios 300 Gaming Laptop, 15.6" Full...
Latest 7th Generation Intel Core i7 Processor 2.8GHz with Turbo Boost Technology up to 3.8GHz | Windows 10...
$1,390.00 TO SHOP
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8th Generation Intel Core i7-8750H 6-Core Processor (Up to 4.1GHz)
$2,199.00 TO SHOP
2019 Acer Predator Helios 15.6" FHD IPS Display...
15.6" Full HD (1920 x 1080) Widescreen LED-backlit IPS Display,NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Graphics with 6GB...
$1,512.00 TO SHOP
Acer Predator Helios 300 Gaming Laptop, 15.6in Full...
8th Generation Intel Core i7-8750H 6-Core Processor (Up to 4.1GHz) with Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
$1,199.00 TO SHOP

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