Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-55-73N9, high-performance gaming laptop 15 ″ 2.5K 165Hz DCI-P3 3070 Ti Age Lake-H RAM 32 GB

Our review of the Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-55-73N9

Versatile multimedia laptop with great overall powerAcer Predator Helios 300 PH315-55-73N9 runs on Windows 11 with a large amount of 32 GB RAM and an Intel Core i7 Alder Lake-H processor with 14 hybrid cores that speeds up processing. This is also the case with the advanced NVIDIA Ampere GeForce RTX 3070 Ti-ray tracing graphics card capable of running newer games, while the 15-inch DCI-P3 High Definition IPS 2.5K display reproduces colors more faithfully than the media and improves fluency in games with its 165Hz frequency. This creative gaming laptop also benefits from 1 TB of SSD storage, which enhances its responsiveness, a backlit keyboard and even connectivity with USB-C Thunderbolt 4 and Wi-Fi 6E.

Best known price: 2199 €

Features of Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-55-73N9

Screen (s) 16 ” QHD 2.5K LED IPS 165Hz 300cd / m² 100% DCI-P3 ComfyView thin edges (2560 × 1440, matt / reflective free)
Processor Intel Core i7-12700H Alder Lake-H (14 cores, 6P 2.3 GHz, 8E 1.7 GHz)
Installed RAM (max) 32 GB DDR5 4800 MHz (32 GB), 2 slots (busy)
Graphics card NVIDIA Ampere GeForce RTX 3070 Ti 8GB GDDR6 dedicated processor-integrated Intel Iris Xe and Optimus
Storage 1 TB M.2 SSD (M.2, 2280)
stik 2 USB 3.2 (Gen2) + 1 USB 3.2 (Gen1) + 1 USB 3.2 Type-C (Gen2) Thunderbolt 4, HDMI 2.1 (4K @ 120Hz), mini-DisplayPort
Network Wi-Fi 6E axis (2 × 2), Bluetooth 5.2 + Gigabit Ethernet (Killer LAN E2600)
Backlit keyboard Yes, RGB
Numeric keypad Yes
Windows Hi
Sound system 2 speakers, DTS: X
Operating system Windows 11 64 bit
Announced autonomy / battery 7 hours / Li-Polymer 4 cells 90Wh
Weight / dimensions (mm) 2.4 kg / 359.4 x 276 x 25.5 mm

Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-55-73N9 against the competition

The Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-55-73N9 is currently for sale by Baker and offers an interesting configuration / price ratio for its category, where it is one of the only to offer such a high frequency and definition screen with such faithful colors with such a new and efficient processor and graphics card, but also such a high amount of RAM.

If this Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-55-73N9 does not meet all of your criteria, you will find other configurations in our guide for gaming laptops that you can play with a similar budget. For the same budget, choose the model with the most powerful graphics card, it will have the biggest impact on performance.

Chassis, connectors, monitor on Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-55-73N9

With its original dark design with brushed metal and matte finish with angular lines, this versatile laptop is designed to play and create a distinctive gamer look. With its thin and light dark silver design, it has an elegant look for a portable gamer, from which it nonetheless adopts certain codes, such as its angular lines.

It is cooled by 2 AeroBlade 3D 5th generation fans (89 blades), heating pipes and air outlets.

Located partially at the rear, the connection integrated in this multimedia creator-gamer laptop is good. It consists of 1 USB-C Thunderbolt 4, Bluetooth 5.2 and Wi-Fi axle modules (more efficient and newer than Wi-Fi ac) to communicate and remotely connect wirelessly, a convenient HDMI video output to easily connect it to a TV or monitor, e.g. Ethernet and audio ports or even 3 USB 3.0 (USB 2.0 compatible) that guarantee transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if USB 3.0 devices are connected.

You can, of course, backlight the keys on the chiclet keyboard, which is handy for better distinguishing its keys in the dark.

Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-55-73N9

The screen will appeal to both players and creators. It uses a frequency of 165Hz, which improves the flowability of games compared to the standard 60Hz. In addition, it is well suited for viewing High Definition content such as videos with its 2.5K definition superior to Full HD associated with the 16: 9 format. As a bonus, the screen reproduces colors much more faithfully than average, while ensuring significant vertical and horizontal viewing angles thanks to its DCI-P3 and IPS specifications. Thanks to its anti-reflective treatment, the screen also provides better visibility than a glossy panel in a bright environment (eg outdoors).

Performance, autonomy of the Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-55-73N9

The Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-55-73N9 can appeal to those who have a large budget and want to invest in a versatile high-end laptop that is powerful for gaming and creation.

It incorporates no less than 32 GB of RAM, a great capacity to be very comfortable in multitasking and during processing, but also to look ahead. And so much the more so as it is connected to a processor with 14 hybrid cores, Intel Core i7-12700H Alder Lake-H.

Suffice it to say that this multimedia creator-gamer laptop delivers total power that is able to appeal to demanding users because it is significantly higher than that provided by the vast majority of mobile computers in the market.

Creatives will especially be happy to achieve much faster processing with this core than with 8/16 GB DDR4 as well as a classic Quad / Hexa / Octo Core. The difference is particularly strong in the areas that use RAM and CPU resources using multicore (and therefore the 14 hybrid cores in Alder Lake-H). This is the case, for example, with video editing, 3D reproduction or photo editing.

Creators are not left out, as their processing will be further accelerated by the dedicated GeForce RTX 3070 Ti graphics card, and this under software that utilizes GPU computing power, such as Adobe Premiere / Photoshop or Sony Vegas.

However, gamers are the main target of the advanced GeForce RTX 3070 Ti ray tracing NVIDIA Ampere because it is capable of running the latest games that consume graphics resources despite the 2.5K screen resolution. Keep in mind that QHD requires more calculations from the GPU than Full HD, resulting in a lower number of fps.

Thanks to the Intel Iris Xe graphics solution integrated in the Core i7 Alder Lake-H, you can view photos and videos, which of course is also the case with the GeForce RTX 3070 Ti. The latter is activated by Optimus to perform graphic work that is considered too heavy for the Iris Xe.

Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-55-73N9

Best known price: 2199 €

Iris Xe is preferred to the maximum by Optimus despite its modest advantages because it is energy efficient, which promotes autonomy. In this area you can expect approximately 7 hours of battery operation with easy use.

The GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Ray Tracking is therefore enabled by Optimus when it comes to performing graphics work that is considered too heavy for the Iris Xe, typically for gaming.

The storage is intact, entrusted to an SSD, which clearly enhances the reactivity and fluidity on a daily basis compared to a simple hard drive. It must be said that an SSD is silent, while being more energy efficient, more shock resistant and much faster.

Specifically, thanks to the SSD, for example, we can reach online playing cards faster than with a simple hard drive and we achieve much faster game / software launches, as well as start-up / stop but also processing.
In addition, the SSD here offers a large capacity of 1 TB, which competes in this area with what hard drives offer. You can therefore install and save multiple games, software and files on this versatile creator gaming laptop.

Finally, expect heat and noise when this multimedia laptop for gamers and creatives is under heavy pressure (e.g. games, treatments).

If necessary to maintain temperatures, a ventilated support can be used (remember to check the goals carefully!).

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