The leak was indeed true: Acer today has finally taken the drape off its latest gaming laptop, the Predator Helio 500 during the Next at Acer media event in New York today. Just like what we have learned two months ago, we are indeed looking at a huge gaming beast.
Equipped with a 17.3-inch display that supports NVIDIA G-SYNC technology, users are able to obtain it with either full HD 144Hz or 4K panel. It can also be equipped with up to 8th Gen Intel Core i9 processor and Intel Optane storage drive accelerator.
Other than that, the gaming beast also comes with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 that can be overclocked via Acer’s own PredatorSense app which also allows users to set the RGB lighting on the laptop’s keyboard as well as hotkeys and fan speed. The app also provides temperature reading which is quite essential especially when users decide to overlock the laptop.
Speaking about temperature, a pair of Acer AeroBlade 3D metal fans together with five heat pipes help the temperature of the Predator Helios 500 in check. The Predator laptop also comes standard with two Thunderbolt 3 ports together with one DisplayPort and HDMI 2.0 port which allows the laptop to support up to three external monitors at the same time.
It is also equipped with a pair of speakers and a subwoofer which have been enhanced with Acer TrueHarmony and Waves MAXXAudio technology. While its availability in Malaysia is not yet known at the moment, the Predator Helios 500 will be released in North America market next month with a starting price of USD 1,999 (about RM 7,960).