2018 Acer Predator Helios 500 Gaming Laptop Up Close!

Acer just launched the 2018 Acer Predator Helios 500 gaming laptop, which boasts an Intel Core i9 processor, and an overclockable GeForce GTX 1070! Get the price, specifications and video tour here!

The 2018 Acer Predator Helios 500 Gaming Laptop Preview

 

The 2018 Acer Predator Gaming Laptops

Acer introduced three new Acer Predator gaming laptops – the 2018 Acer Predator Helios 500, the 2018 Acer Predator Helios 300, and the 2018 Acer Nitro 5. They also introduced the Acer Predator Aethon 500 gaming keyboard and the Acer Predator RGB Mousepad.

You can read more about these and other new 2018 Acer products in our article – 2018 Acer Predator Laptops, Desktops + Monitors Revealed!

 

The 2018 Acer Predator Helios 500 Gaming Laptop

The 2018 Acer Predator Helios 500 is designed for graphics-intensive AAA titles with its overclockable NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 GPU, and its large 17.3″ G-SYNC display with a 144 Hz refresh rate.

It features the latest 8th Gen Intel Core i7 or Core i9 processor, with up to 32 GB of DDR4 memory. Keeping everything cool is the job of a dual-fan system featuring the proprietary Acer AeroBlade 3D metal fans, and five heat pipes.

Dual Storage Drives

The 2018 Acer Predator Helios 500 comes with up to two PCIe NVMe SSDs in RAID 0, and up to 2 TB of HDD storage.

Easy Upgrades

It is very simple to upgrade the 2018 Acer Predator Helios 500 with more memory or storage. Just remove the bottom cover!

2.1 Speaker System

The 2018 Acer Predator Helios 500 comes with two speakers and a subwoofer, and a Waves MaxxAudio processor for a more immersive experience.

Killer Networking

The 2018 Acer Predator Helios 500 connects wirelessly with Killer Doubleshot Pro Gigabit Internet connection, and Bluetooth 5.0. It also comes with a Gigabit LAN port.

 

The 2018 Acer Predator Helios 500 Specifications

Acer is offering two variants to cater to different price points. Here are their specifications.

Specifications2018 Acer Predator Helios 500
(Mid Spec)
2018 Acer Predator Helios 500
(High Spec)
Model NumberPH517-51-70HHPH517-51-98WL
Display17.3" Full HD IPS Display
- 1920 x 1080 pixels
- 300 nits max. brightness
- NVIDIA G-SYNC Technology
- 144 Hz refresh rate
17.3" Full HD IPS Display
- 1920 x 1080 pixels
- 300 nits max. brightness
- NVIDIA G-SYNC Technology
- 144 Hz refresh rate
Operating SystemMicrosoft Windows 10 HomeMicrosoft Windows 10 Home
ProcessorIntel Core i7-8750H
- 6 cores, 12 threads
- 2.2 GHz base clock
- 4.1 GHz boost clock
- 6 MB L3 cache
Intel Core i9-8950HK
- 6 cores, 12 threads
- 2.9 GHz base clock
- 4.8 GHz boost clock
- 9 MB L3 cache
ChipsetIntel HM370Intel HM370
Memory16 GB DDR4 SDRAM32 GB DDR4 SDRAM
GraphicsNVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (8 GB GDDR5 memory)NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (8 GB GDDR5 memory)
Storage256 GB NVMe SSD
1 TB Hard Disk Drive
512 GB NVMe SSD (RAID 0)
1 TB Hard Disk Drive
ConnectivityWiFi : 802.11b/g/n/ac
LAN : Gigabit LAN
WiFi : 802.11b/g/n/ac
LAN : Gigabit LAN
Audio1 x microphone
2 x speakers
1 x subwoofer
1 x microphone
2 x speakers
1 x subwoofer
Ports2 x Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C)
3 x USB 3.0
Gigabit LAN
HDMI
2 x Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C)
3 x USB 3.0
Gigabit LAN
Gigabit LAN
HDMI
KeyboardBlue backlit keyboardBlue backlit keyboard
Battery4-call, 4810 mAh lithium-ion battery4-call, 4810 mAh lithium-ion battery
Power Adaptor230 W230 W
Dimensions428 mm wide
298 mm deep
38.7 mm tall
428 mm wide
298 mm deep
38.7 mm tall
Weight4.0 kg4.0 kg
PriceRM 8,999 / ~US$ 2,249RM 12,999 / ~US$ 3,249

 

The 2018 Acer Predator Helios 500 Price + Availability

These new gaming laptops are available nationwide from 1 July 2018 onwards, at the following prices :

  • PH517-51-70HH : RM 8,999 / ~US$ 2,249
    – Intel Core i7-8750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070, 16 GB RAM, 256 GB SSD
    Price Check : RM 8,999 onwards (Shopee) RM 9,999 onwards (Lazada)
  • PH517-51-98WL : RM 12,999 / ~US$ 3,249
    Intel Core i9-8750HK, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070, 32 GB RAM, 512 GB SSD
    Price Check : RM 11,699 onwards (Shopee) RM 12,899 onwards (Lazada)

 

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