Sun King: Acer unveils Predator Helios 500 gaming notebooks

Acer launches new Predator Helios 500 PH517-52 gaming notebooks to the American market. It’s fully competitive with today’s gaming PCs, with support for high-performance hardware, including 11th generation Intel® Core™ i9 processors, NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3080 graphics cards and up to 64GB of RAM . This notebook also features a high quality and excellent color rendering screen, unique RGB-lit keyboard and case, redesigned 5th generation AEROBLADE™ 3D cooling system and a lot of ports for external accessories.


Space Design

The design of Predator Helios 500 PH517-52 is in the Predator signature style. The new Pulsar RGB backlighting system enhances the aggressive look of the new gadgets. In addition to the traditional keypad illumination, the Helios 500 also features illumination on the front, sides and back, which can literally be controlled with the touch of a button. The backlight also features new modes, including one that syncs with the notebook’s screen or audio.

Helios 500 keyboard itself boasts new MagTec keys for WASD. Featuring unique analog switches that are force-sensitive, users can enjoy playing flight or racing simulators without having to pull a joystick off the shelf. The keyboard also features the Turbo key to overclock, and PredatorSense to run the Predator app, which lets you change system settings and adjust the backlight and cooling. Another important application for gamers – Planet9 – is also pre-installed on the notebook out of the box. With it, today’s gamers can find their community, train with professional cyber athletes and improve their performance.

For accessory and storage connectivity, the Helios 500 features two Thunderbolt™ 4 Type-C high-speed ports and three USB 3.2, and it’s equipped with Mini DisplayPort 1 ports for external displays.4 and HDMI 2.1.


Incredible Display

Speed in competitive games = win, but for many gamers, image quality is just as important as display performance. The Predator Helios 500 has a state-of-the-art 17.3-inch IPS 4K Mini LED display with UHD resolution 3840 x 2160 . The combination of this hardware features a refresh rate of up to 120Hz and a response time of just 3ms, making it a match that gamers demand. Also on sale will be notebook versions with refresh rate up to 165 Hz and resolution QHD, and with an incredible refresh rate up to 360 Hz and resolution FullHD for the hardcore fans of maximum speed .

The 4K Mini LED screen with 512 zones of backlighting for incredibly sharp and vivid images, and DisplayHDR™ 1000 technology makes it even brighter and wider dynamic range. Blacks remain deep and saturated even in high contrast scenes, while white does not overshadow the fine details on the screen. And the 100% DCI-P3 color gamut ensures all colors and tones are natural and vivid.


High Performance

The Predator Helios 500 couldn’t be considered a true gaming notebook if its hardware wasn’t up to the high standards demanded by today’s gamers. That’s why Acer’s engineers have upgraded the performance to the features of a desktop gaming PC. Processors up to 11th gen Intel® Core™ i9 and graphics cards up to NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3080 with up to 16GB of video memory make it easy to play any modern game. 32GB or 64GB RAM allows for even faster loading of levels and game collection can easily fit on solid state drives and hard drives up to 2TB.

Despite such power, the notebook is able to work very quietly, and the modern cooling system helps to keep the temperature of all components under control. Four different operating modes are available to you: from the quietest, to Turbo with maximum overclocking. Upgraded 5th generation AeroBlade 3D fans even thinner and more efficient and POWERGEM™ Thermal Gasket ensure your notebook won’t burn out on the job.

The Predator Helios 500 also features DTS X: Ultra surround sound, and gamers will be more than content with an Intel® Killer™ E3100G Ethernet adapter and an Intel® Killer™ Wi-Fi 6 AX1650i wireless adapter. Users can even set a high priority for their games in the proprietary app to avoid annoying lags and latency in competitive games.

Price and affordability

The Predator Helios 500 PH517-52 is available in America now at a recommended retail price of 244,990 Dollars.

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