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Acer Predator PH315-51-77FS Black Notebook 39.6 cm (15.6") 1920 x 1080 pixels 2.20 GHz 8th gen Intel® Core™ i7 i7-8750H

alaTest has collected and analyzed 151 reviews of Acer Predator PH315-51-77FS Black Notebook 39.6 cm (15.6") 1920 x 1080 pixels 2.20 GHz 8th gen Intel® Core™ i7 i7-8750H. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviews about the portability and screen are overall positive. The design and keyboard are also appreciated. There are some mixed comments about the sound. Some have doubts about the touchpad and energy efficiency.

performance, keyboard, design, screen, portability

battery, durability, image quality, energy, touchpad

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Acer Predator PH315-51-77FS Black Notebook 39.6 cm (15.6") 1920 x 1080 pixels 2.20 GHz 8th gen Intel® Core™ i7 i7-8750H is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Edward Chester (trustedreviews.com)

Acer Predator Helios 300 Review | Trusted Reviews

 

A 144Hz screen, GTX 1060 graphics card and low price should make this a tempting gaming laptop.

Great-quality screen ; Good gaming performance ; Reasonable value

Slow SSD ; Noisy cooling fans ; Weak speakers

The Acer Helios 300 is a decent option for those seeking a mid-range gaming laptop with a high refresh rate screen.

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Edward Chester (kitguru.net)

Acer Predator Helios 300 Review – 144Hz IPS Laptop

 

The Acer Helios 300 is a gaming laptop that boasts two headline features: a 144Hz IPS LCD display an It's a £1250 laptop from Acer – with a killer 144Hz IPS display. Is it a good buy?

Good quality IPS screen

A tad bulky

Jan, 2019

Expert review by : vortez.net (vortez.net)

Acer Predator Helios 300 Review

 

Equipped with the latest Intel 8th Gen. Core i7-8750H processor and GTX 1060, can Acer's gaming laptop take the 1080p mobile gaming crown?

Aug, 2018

Expert review by : Gordon Mah Ung (pcworld.com)

Acer Predator Helios 300: We review the bestselling gaming laptop on Amazon

 

Acer's Predator Helios 300 is currently the bestselling gaming laptop on Amazon. With an 8th-gen Core i7, GeForce GTX 1060, and 144Hz screen, it's easy to see why. We delve into those and other details.

Overall it’s hard to complain much about the Acer Predator Helios 300. Sure, the battery could be larger, but then it would be heavier and bigger too. With its friendly upgrade paths, top-notch CPU and GPU, and hard-to-beat price of $1,100, there’s a...

Expert review by : Laptop Mag (laptopmag.com)

Acer Predator Helios 300 Special Edition

 

Bright and colorful display; Comfortable keyboard; Solid performance and graphics; Remarkably cool ; Cheap plastic design; Muted audio; Below average battery life ; Acer's Predator Helios 300 Special Edition offers great performance, a good keyboard...

Cheap plastic design; Muted audio; Below average battery life ; Acer's Predator Helios 300 Special Edition offers great performance, a good keyboard and a bright display, but its design and audio could be better.

Acer's Predator Helios 300 Special Edition offers great performance, a good keyboard and a bright display, but its design and audio could be better.

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : Mike Jennings (hardwareheaven.com)

Acer Predator Helios 300 – Laptop 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

Expert review by : Matt Safford (computershopper.com)

Acer Predator Helios 300 (15-Inch) Review and Ratings

 

At around $1,100 with Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 graphics, a 7th Generation Core i7 CPU, and a 256GB SSD, Acer's new entry-level Predator is tough to beat. We just wish the IPS screen were a bit brighter.

Exceptional performance for the price ; Solid-feeling shell ; IPS screen ; Easily accessible RAM, hard drive bays

Screen doesn't get overly bright ; Keyboard and speakers could be better

It may not be quite fair (or altogether appropriate) to think of the Acer Predator Helios 300 as a kinder, gentler Predator. But at $1,099 in our review configuration, it's certainly gentler on your

Jul, 2017

Consumer review (currys.co.uk)

ACER Predator Helios 300 15.6" Intel® Core™ i5 GTX 1050 Ti Gaming Laptop - 1 TB HDD & 128 GB SSD

 

good size, battery life, easy access to ram & hdd

Have to remove the entire back piece to change the Nvme ssd, lots of light bleed all around the screen, second hdd not working

Apr, 2019

Consumer review (currys.co.uk)

ACER Predator Helios 300 15.6" Intel® Core™ i5 GTX 1050 Ti Gaming Laptop - 1 TB HDD & 128 GB SSD

 

Red light on keyboard

Should be more open holds for better cooling

Mar, 2019

Consumer review (currys.co.uk)

ACER Predator Helios 300 15.6" Intel® Core™ i5 GTX 1050 Ti Gaming Laptop - 1 TB HDD & 128 GB SSD

 

Nice looking machine. The performance for my money is great. So good value. Keyboard feels good. If you are gaming it is best to plug into the mains you will be able to overclock the graphics.

It would be nice to be able to change the keyboard backlight colours but not to worry. I had to disable cloud saving of files but that's a Windows 10 thing and not the fault of the machine.

Mar, 2019

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:Dolby Audio Premium
Built-In Microphone:Y
Number of built-in speakers:2
Number of microphones:1 / 2

Battery

Battery Capacity:3220 / 3320
Battery capacity (Watt hours):48
Battery life (max):6 / 7
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery voltage:15.2
Number of battery cells:4

Camera

Front Camera:Y
Front camera HD type:Full HD / HD
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Front camera resolution (numeric):2
Front camera signal format:720p

Certificates

Certification:ACPI 5.0

Design

Colour name:Shale Black
Colour of product:Gold, White
Form factor:Clamshell
Housing material:Metal
Market positioning:Gaming
Product colour:Black / Black, Red / Black,Red / Gold, White / White
Product Type:Notebook

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Contrast ratio (typical):800:1
Display brightness:300
Display diagonal:39.6 / 43.9
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
Display response rise/fall:7
Display Surface:Matt
HD type:Full HD
LED Backlight:Y
Maximum refresh rate:144
NTSC coverage (typical):72
Panel Type:IPS
Touchscreen:N

Graphics

CUDA:Y
Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:4 / 6
Discrete graphics adapter model:NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 / NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1050 Ti / NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1060
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR5
Graphics adapter Open GL support:Y
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:64
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of discrete graphics adapters supported:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
NVIDIA 3D Vision:Y
NVIDIA G-SYNC:Y
On-board graphics adapter:N / Y
On-board graphics adapter 4K support:Y
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:350
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12.0
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 1100
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics / Intel® UHD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x3E9B / 0x591B
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel® HD Graphics 630 / Intel® UHD Graphics 630
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4 / 4.5

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard:Y
Island-style keyboard:Y
Keyboard backlit:Y
Keyboard backlit colour:Red
Keyboard language:German / Portuguese
Keyboard layout:AZERTY / QWERTY / QWERTZ
Numeric keypad:Y
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys:Y

Memory

ECC:N / Y
Internal Memory:12 / 16 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR4-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16 / 32
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):32
Memory clock speed:2400
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 8 / 2 x 4 / 2 x 8
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM
Memory upgrade note:Additional memory sold separately

Networking

3G:N
4G:N
Antenna type:2X2
Bluetooth:Y
Bluetooth version:4.0 / 5.0
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
MIMO:Y
MIMO type:Multi User MIMO
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11ac / Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac)
Wi-Fi:Y
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a,802.11b,802.11g,802.11n,Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n),Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac) / 802.11a,802.11b,802.11g,Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n),Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac) / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11ac / Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac)
WLAN controller model:Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 9560

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:N

Other features

On/off button:Y

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
AC adapters quantity:1
Cables included:AC
Manual:Y
Power cord included:Y
Warranty card:Y

Ports & interfaces

Charging port type:DC-in jack
Combo headphone/mic port:Y
DC-in jack:Y
DVI port:N
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
HDMI Version:2.0
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in:Y
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-C ports quantity:1
USB Sleep-and-Charge:Y
USB Sleep-and-Charge ports:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:135 / 180

Processor

Bus type:DMI / DMI3
Configurable TDP-down:35
ECC supported by processor:N
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Motherboard chipset:Intel® HM370
PCI Express configurations:1x16,1x8+2x4,2x8 / 1x16,1x8,2x4,2x8
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor boost frequency:3.8 / 4 / 4.1 / 4.10
Processor cache:6 / 8 / 9
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Coffee Lake / Kaby Lake
Processor Cores:4 / 6
Processor family:7th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / 8th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 8th gen Intel® Core™ i7
Processor frequency:2.2 / 2.20 / 2.3 / 2.8
Processor lithography:14
Processor Model:i5-8300H / i7-7700HQ / i7-8750H
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i7-7700 Mobile Series
Processor Socket:BGA 1440
Processor threads:12 / 8
Stepping:U0
System bus rate:8
Thermal Design Power (TDP):45
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:Y
CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y
Execute Disable Bit:Y
Graphics & IMC lithography:14
Idle States:Y
Intel 64:Y
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y
Intel Flex Memory Access:Y
Intel HD Graphics:Y
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):Y
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N
Intel TSX-NI:N
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y
Intel® OS Guard:Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Smart Response Technology:Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y
Processor ARK ID:134876 / 134906 / 97185
Processor code:SR3YY
Processor package size:42 x 28
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0,SSE4.1,SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y

Security

Cable lock slot:Y
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Fingerprint Reader:N
Password protection:Y
Password protection type:BIOS, HDD, Supervisor / BIOS,HDD / BIOS,HDD,Supervisor

Software

Drivers included:Y
Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Linux / Linux Linpus / WINDOWS 10 HOME

Storage

Card reader integrated:N / Y
Compatible memory cards:SD / SD,SDXC
Hard Drive Capacity:1000
Hard Drive Interface:SATA
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400 / 7200
HDD Capacity:1000
HDD interface:SATA / SATA III
HDD Size:2.5
HDD Speed:5400 / 7200
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1
Number of HDDs installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:128 / 256 / 512
Solid-state drive interface:NVMe 3.0,PCI Express / Serial ATA III
SSD capacity:128 / 256 / 512
SSD interface:NVMe 3.0,PCI Express / Serial ATA III
Storage Media:HDD / HDD+SSD / SSD
Total HDDs capacity:1000
Total SSDs capacity:256 / 512
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 1128 / 1256 / 1512 / 256 / 512

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:266 / 289.9
Height :26.7 / 26.8 / 29
Height (front):2.9
Height (rear):2.9
Weight:2.7 / 3
Width:390 / 432.3