Acer Predator Helios 700 Gaming Laptop PC, 17.3″ Full HD NVIDIA G-SYNC 144Hz IPS Display

Acer Predator Helios 700 Gaming Laptop PC, 17.3″ Full HD NVIDIA G-SYNC 144Hz IPS Display


Acer Predator Helios 700 Review. The Acer Predator Helios 700 is ridiculously
powerful and has a comfortable keyboard, but its dull display and poor audio work against
it. Despite charging you the price of an old car,
the Predator Helios 700 sports a plastic top cover. This laptop has two blue glossy curves on
either side of the lid. At the center sits the Predator logo, with
blue backlighting. The machine is thick and sturdy, but when I ran my fingers across the
lid, it flexed. The exterior is kind of boring, but the magic
really happens on the inside. The interior features Acer’s HyperDrift keyboard,
which offers two modes: docked and undocked. When the keyboard is docked, it’s in its normal
position, which offers regular speeds. But you can undock the keyboard by sliding
it toward you, revealing an RGB-lit glass panel with heat pipes underneath. This not only triggers overclocking, but also
increases airflow as it exposes two intakes on either side of the pipes. On the left, you’ll find an RJ45 Ethernet
port, two USB 3.1 ports, a microphone jack and a headphone jack, while the right features
one Thunderbolt 3 port, one USB Type-C port and one USB 3.1 port. The backside has the power jack, a DisplayPort
and an HDMI 2.0 port. If you’re interested in expanding the ports,
you could always pick up a docking station or a USB Type-C hub. In Shadow of the Tomb Raider, I could see
the details on the surrounding walls in a dark, underwater cavern. Each strand of hair on Lara Croft’s head was
sharp, but her blue shirt, brown hair and brown eyes weren’t as vivid as they could
have been. When I turned the settings down a notch, exploring
and swimming underwater felt fluid. With the Predator Helios 700, you have two
ways to type: docked and undocked. In docked mode, you get a pleasantly clicky
keyboard with RGB lighting, but when the machine is in undocked mode, you benefit from an ergonomic
palm rest. The keyboard are three macro keys, and you
can change three sets of profiles with the P button, so that’s a total of nine macro
keys. Technically, one of them is permanently assigned
to switching the key profiles mentioned above, so that leaves you with eight assignable macros. The Predator Helios 700’s forward-firing speakers
are decently loud, but the audio is a little too sharp and lacks proper bass. When I listened to NF’s “Let You Down,” the
opening vocals produced a somewhat whiny sound. The percussion and piano failed to pop, instead
coming across as hollow ó not to mention that they were overshadowed by the vocals. Powered by an Intel Core processor and 32GB
of RAM, the Predator Helios 700 sliced through 40 Google Chrome tabs and five 1080p videos
like a lightsaber through Luke Skywalker’s forearm. While the Predator Helios 700’s 1080p webcam
produced decently colorful shots, the overall image was dark. The blue and white on my shirt looked relatively
accurate, but because the image was so dim, dark spots appeared all over my shirt. The Acer Predator Helios 700 is a straight-up
beast when it comes to performance. To top it off, this machine has a great cooling
system and boasts a comfortable keyboard, all wrapped in an innovative design. Despite all that, the display and audio don’t
live up to gaming laptop standards. But overall, the Predator Helios 700 is a
solid premium gaming laptop if you’re craving performance. Kindly see the description for this Amazon
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