The Predator Helios 300 Gets Overclockable GPUs, Mid-range Pricing

You won’t have to sell a kidney for this one

While everyone wants to own a Predator 21 X, very few really want to drop the monetary equivalent of a Mitsubishi Mirage (plus insurance) for a gaming notebook. That’s why Acer’s Predator gaming brand made the Helios 300, a gaming lineup for regular Joes who want a relatively powerful gaming notebook without having to sell a kidney or two.

The Helios 300 gets a fun, funky design, and comes in 15.6-inch and 17.3-inch variants. Both models have full HD IPS displays as standard, and will come in a choice of either Core i5 or Core i7 Intel Gen 7 processors.

Both models get a choice of either NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 1060 or 1050Ti, which will be overclockable out of the box. 16GB of DDR4 RAM will come as standard, though that can further be upgraded to 32GB if needed. A 1TB HDD and an SSD drive round out the hardware.

The Helios 300 comes with several connectivity options which include a USB 3.1 Type-C port, USB 3.0 port, two USB 2.0 ports and an HDMI 2.0 connection. There’s Gigabit Ethernet available and a 2×2 802.11ac connection if you want to go wireless.

No Philippine pricing has been set as of yet, though you can expect the 15.6-inch variant of the Helios 300 to retail in the US in July with a starting price of $1,299, or around 65K. The 17.3-inch variant will start at $1399 or around Php 70K.

John Nieves

John is a veteran technology and gadget journalist with more than 10 years of experience both in print and online. When not writing about technology, he frequently gets lost in the boonies playing soldier.

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