Acer Predator Helios 300
Today I bought this laptop, so I'm still waiting it to arrive. I'll update this review, as soon as I recieve it. But until than I'll tell you my thoughts about this product. I did some research in internet about the laptop and I think it's the best one currently in the market in its price range. But there are some things I think should be considered before buying this laptop some of them are positive and some of them are negative ones:
1. There are several variations of Acer Predator Helios 300. Two of them are G3-571-... (This product) and G3-572-...
I don't know all the differences between these, but what I know is G3-571 (This product) has plastic fans and it's GPU can't be overclocked using Predator Sense. While G3-572 has metal fans and It has the GPU overclocking feature. And also, the G3-572 costs more. By the way, I don't think these are big advantages.
2. This model comes with 16 GB of DDR4 RAM. But it's maximum capacity is 32GB. So it's upgradable. The laptop has two RAM slots. And it comes with 8GB RAM in each slot. This is not very good in my opinion, because if I decide to upgrade to 32GB, than I need to buy 2 new 16GB RAMs. And Then I'll have extra 2x8GB Rams. I think it would be better if it had 1x16GB and one slot empty.
3. The SSD slot of this laptop is SATA3 meaning that, no matter how good SSD this laptop will have, It won't be able to work faster than 6GB/s.
4. This laptop has an empty slot for hardware expansion and I think It's necessary to add extra memory as 256GB is too small especially for gaming laptop. Some of the laptops come without hardware expansion cable, but you can get one for free from acer. The link is provided in the description of the item.
5. Current price $900 is very cheap. The official price of this exact model on acer page is $1100 and on Amazon it's $1049. So even with shipping price ($50 for me) it's about $100 cheaper.
6. This laptop comes with GTX 1060. There are two variants of this video adapter with 3GB or 6GB RAM. This laptop has GTX 1060 with 6GB ram.
In conclusion, I think this is an excellent laptop for it's price. I will post updates as soon as I will recieve mine. I hope my expectations will come true.
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