Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-54-760S Gaming Laptop | Intel i7-11800H | NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU | 15.6″ FHD 144Hz 3ms IPS Display |…

(12 customer reviews)

Original price was: $1,299.99.Current price is: $1,099.00.

Last updated on 18:30 Details
  • Aspect Ratio:16:9
  • Extreme Performance: Crush the competition with the impressive power and speed of the 11th Generation Intel Core i7-11800H processor, featuring 8 cores and 16 threads to divide and conquer any task or run your most intensive games
  • RTX, It’s On: The latest NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 (6GB dedicated GDDR6 VRAM) is powered by award-winning Ampere architecture with new Ray Tracing Cores, Tensor Cores, and streaming multiprocessors supporting DirectX 12 Ultimate for the ultimate gaming performance
  • Blazing-Fast Display: This 15.6″ Full HD (1920 x 1080) IPS LED-backlit display with 16:9 aspect ratio features an incredibly fast 144Hz refresh rate and 3ms Overdrive response time for the gamers who demand the best visual experiences
  • Internal Specifications: 16GB DDR4 3200MHz memory (2 DDR4 Slots Total, Maximum 32GB); 512GB PCIe Gen 4 SSD (2 x PCIe M.2 Slots/1 x 2.5″ Hard Drive Bay Available)
  • Prioritize Your Gameplay: Intel Killer DoubleShot Pro with Ethernet E2600 and Wi-Fi 6 AX1650i lets you use Wi-Fi and Ethernet at the same time, and have total control over priority traffic to maximize speed, throughput, and control
  • Cooling Perfected: Acer Helios 300 uses a 5th Generation AeroBlade Fan with 89 blades designed to increase air intake and keeps your system at a nice, cool temp. Also, allowing you to maximize your performance by reducing throttling for better sustained performance.
  • With Alexa Show Mode, you can use your PC as a full-screen interactive experience that features rich visuals and lets you talk to Alexa from across the room.
  • Superior Sound: DTS:X Ultra enhances your favorite games, movies, and music with high-end surround sound through the dual speakers, and an authentic audio experience when you use your favorite headphones
  • Ports For All Accessories: USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C (Thunderbolt 4 and USB Charging), 2 USB 3.2 Gen 1, USB 3.2 Gen 2 (Power-off Charging), HDMI 2.1 with HDCP support, Mini DisplayPort 1.4, Headphone/Speaker/Line-out Jack, Ethernet (RJ-45), DC-in for AC Adapter.The Right Fit: 14.31″ W x 10.04″ D x 0.90″ H; 5.07 lbs; One-Year International Travelers Limited Warranty (ITW); Up to 6 hours Lithium-Ion Battery Life (Battery life was tested using video playback)
Standing screen display size

‎15.6 Inches

Hardware Platform

‎PC

Power Source

‎Battery Powered

Optical Drive Type

‎No Optical Drive

Hard Drive Interface

‎Solid State

Flash Memory Size

‎512

Computer Memory Type

‎DDR4 SDRAM

Processor Count

‎8

Processor Brand

‎Intel

Color

‎Black

Item Dimensions LxWxH

‎14.31 x 10.04 x 0.9 inches

Product Dimensions

‎14.31 x 10.04 x 0.9 inches

Item Weight

‎5.51 pounds

Operating System

‎Windows 10

Item model number

‎PH315-54-760S

Screen Resolution

‎1920 x 1080 pixels

Series

‎Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-54-760S

Brand

‎Acer

Average Battery Life in hours

‎6 Hours

Number of USB 3.0 Ports

‎4

Wireless Type

‎802.11ax

Card Description

‎Dedicated

Chipset Brand

‎NVIDIA

Graphics Coprocessor

‎NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060

Hard Drive

‎512 GB SSD

Memory Speed

‎4.6 GHz

RAM

‎16 GB DDR4

Processor

‎4.6 GHz core_i7_11800h

Max Screen Resolution

‎1920×1080

Batteries

‎1 Lithium Ion batteries required. (included)

12 reviews for Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-54-760S Gaming Laptop | Intel i7-11800H | NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU | 15.6″ FHD 144Hz 3ms IPS Display |…

  1. AC

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     The original purchase of the laptop, the touchpad did not work at all. The return process isn’t quite as easy as I still haven’t even recieved credit yet and I ordered it the beginning of September. I had to order it a 2nd time due to work and after a week or 2 the charging cord fritz and stopped working. I had to work with Amazon who had to connect me with Acer which was such a pain to get a replacement charging cord sent. Now with all that said, I do enjoy the laptop for gaming and work. The start up is so seemless and the gameplay is flawless! I love the option to turn on the fan separately when playing a high usage game, and the customization of colors of the keys are a plus. I do also love the additon of the side number keypad as I occasionaly work with numbers and it makes it so much easier. I hope that the glitches I had in the beginning were just out of the norm and this will be a future proof laptop!!

  2. Alessandro

    First thing you notice as you set up the laptop is how loud this thing is. The fans are real loud. So much so that it gets annoying and my wife closes my laptop when I leave the room.
    Also, it overheats. It is not uncommon for this laptop to do 85 degrees. And no, its not on my lap. I had it mounted on a stand and I even added little pegs to elevate it from the stand to promote air circulation. Didn’t change anything.
    So this week I oprdered a 5 fan cooling pad. It still overheats. I run it around 76-78 degrees with the 5 fan cooling pad
    This is a major issue for the lonmgevity of the machine. I would not recommend this buy. If could I would return it but i,ve had it for 2.5 months now. I should have returned it immediately. DO NOT RECOMMEND!

  3. Kevin

    I’ve been using this laptop for a few weeks. It is very nice and fits most of my needs. I wish that it had one more monitor out, but I make due with one plus the laptop’s monitor. I usually use 3 monitors.

    The fan is fairly loud when the GPU is under load during gaming, but that doesn’t really bother me. The battery life is not as long as it could be and I would like a larger battery option, but I mostly use it plugged in.

  4. Kindle Customer

    I was expecting a lot admittedly when I replaced my Acer Spin 3 for the Acer Predator as I needed power to easily operate Adobe Software and play the occasional game without issues so I was willing to give up a touchscreen and a fingerprint reader. I am a graphic designer and I consulted with my tech-savvy brother and he narrowed it down to the Predator and another computer when I explained power-wise what I needed. Part of me wishes I had chosen the other computer to see if it would be more reliable.

    The Negatives:

    For the first few months of use, I regularly had to refresh pages in any browser to get them to load the page with images, sometimes it would say it has memory issues when loading pages as well, and it seemed like all I did was try to update drivers and software to make sure it would run consistently. There was also a weird thing where within the taskbar it would randomly make an app disappear so you could not select it unless you approached it in a certain way with the cursor and it would appear again. It is just very finicky and I have never had a computer have all these little issues right out of the gate. It has started to get better but some of these issues still happen randomly and I am not sure why.

    The Positives:

    The picture quality is impressive, the speakers are loud, the fans keep the laptop cool enough so it doesn’t overheat, and the keyboard lights are neat and helpful for when I am typing at night. I enjoy having a full keyboard again and the touchpad is responsive.

    I wouldn’t recommend this laptop unless you are prepared to deal with the above negatives.

  5. MKay Barbie

    I debated giving this 4 stars but opted for the 5 as a result of customer service.

    I waited a year to review this computer to see how well it stood up. Good quality. The fan did start to rattle around month 9 but the customer service for warranty repair was quick and mostly effortless so I went ahead with the 5-star rating

  6. Fernando Magno

    EXCELENTE OPCIÓN Y BARATA PARA LOS COMPONENTES QUE HAY. SE RECOMIENDA ENORMEMENTE COMPRAR VENTILADORES ADICIONALES. SE CALIENTA BASTANTE Y LOS VENTILADORES HACEN DEMASIADO RUIDO. MAS ALLÁ DE ESO, TODO EXCELENTE

  7. Elizabeth

    I purchased this computer about 2 or three weeks ago and used it extensively the first few days as I needed to work on the move. I see clients on line through Zoom and other platforms. I was not happy with the initial camera quality for the price and prestige of the brand and this model. If I had my camera on it would freeze zoom and kick me out then say that my camera was not available for the rest of the session.
    I have read on the acer forum that this is a known issue and there are no real resolutions to it. As I already have a Logitech Brio camera I have just attached that and have not had an issue since.
    If you are looking to depend on the internal camera for the work or gaming/streaming that you are doing, this is NOT your computer. If you don’t care about the camera then this is a powerful and functional laptop.

  8. stickman

    Well, it really is premature to write a review about a laptop on the day it was received but I was loving how it felt in my hands that I just had to say a few things about it.

    It is by far the best, fastest laptop or pc I have ever owned. I was so impressed with how fast programs seemed to download and install. It was pretty amazing to me. Even in comparison to a relatively new and powerful laptop owned by my wife, this was far quicker and snappier.

    I was disappointed in finding out that it uses a proprietary charger. I was really hoping it would be a usb c charger. Can’t win them all.

    I had to settle for a non touch laptop. In order to get the other components, the graphics card and the processor etc, I wasn’t able to find a combo with a touchscreen so I had to settle for this. But this is not a negative on this laptop.

    Even coming out of the box you could tell it was premium. The packaging was really good and protective. It even came inside a soft cloth bag. First time I’ve had a laptop come that way.

    The screen is sharp and very clear. Obviously, I still need to test it and put it through it’s paces to see how beautiful things will look but the few video clips i put up sounded and looked great.

    Update: I reduced the rating by 1 star all related to 1 thing. Battery life. I lowered the refresh rate on the screen to 60hz with intent to increase it if and when I game. With settings like this, the laptop seems like it would run for around 5 hours but that’s an estimate. And that is not bad. Throw in something that uses the gpu and you get very little. In fact, I was running a golf simulator program called e6 and casting the screen to a 2nd laptop screen. In that mode, this laptop died in about an hour. I shouldn’t be surprised though as nobody would game on battery power… Not for a serious gaming session. I still thought I’d get more than 1 hour.

    Other than that, the laptop performance is spot on and pretty amazing. Crisp and snappy… Fast. Coming from a 6 yr old unit… This thing feels amazing in comparison. Startup is done in a matter of seconds and away you go…

  9. Gerardo Olvera

    Como antecedente, he tenido laptops como dell precision m4800, hp pavilion dv6 y la última era una MSI leopard PRO i7 7700HQ GTX 1050, 32 ram y ssd, entonces mi opinión sobre la predator Helios 300 estará muy basada en la experiencia que tuve con esta última. El uso que le doy a mis computadoras es de diseño mecánico, simulaciones “pesadas” y obviamente videojuegos.

    Teclado
    En primer lugar, tenía dudas por que el teclado estaba en inglés, pero con un par de configuraciones es muy fácil usarlo. Hasta pensé en comprar un modelo anterior que estaba un poco más caro pero que tenía el teclado en español, y que bueno que no lo hice.
    El recorrido de las teclas es muy corto y se siente bien al tacto, se calienta muy poco por la transferencia de calor de la CPU y GPU (no es incómodo), en general no es un teclado que resalte mucho

    Pantalla
    Pensé que sería muy similar a la MSI (IPS Full HD con retroiluminación led) pero los 144Hz y el panel IPS si marcan mucho la diferencia, incluso se ve mejor que mi monitor, que es un LG 34UM69G-B monitor Ultra Wide IPS de 34 pulgadas.

    CPU y GPU
    No hay mucho que decir, los datos técnicos son muy claros. En lo personal me están ahorrando mucho tiempo de productividad, por ejemplo, con la MSI tardaba 1 hora en hacer una simulación y con la Helios tardo 20 minutos. Si se siente el salto.
    En el renderizado 3D también se siente más fluido y tarda un 40% menos, aproximadamente
    Aclaro que es mi percepción.
    Igual para los juegos, se siente bien correr todos los FarCry en Ultra o casi casi Ultra. Un mundo de diferencia de la GTX 1050

    RAM
    Antes tenía 32 GB en la MSI y todo bien, pero ahora, con 16 GB de ram si noto mucha diferencia al trabajar y tener distintos programas de diseño y simulación abiertos. Estoy en proceso de subir la memoria a 32 GB, he visto que hay que tener cuidado con las frecuencias y el dual chanel para seleccionar bien el tipo ram. Actualizaré si existe algo relevante.
    Para los juegos está bien, en las revisiones que le he dado nunca se satura.

    Chasis y construcción
    La calidad de la predatos Helios 300, en cuanto a su construcción y materiales, es de sensación muy premium, se nota que el calibre (grosor) de las placas del chasis son más grandes, por lo que se siente muy sólida y resistente. Las dimensiones creo que están bien optimizadas, me gusta que los perfiles de los marcos de la pantalla no sean tan gruesos.

    Expansión
    La que compré venia con un SSD de 500 GB M.2 NVME PCIE 4, pero tiene una ranura adicional de M.2 NVME PCIE y también trae un accesorio que se conecta a la placa madre y agregar un SSD o HDD sata. Es decir, puedes tener dos unidades SSD M.2 NVME PCIE y una unidad SATA 2.5.
    Yo le agregué un M.2 NVME PCIE Samsung EVO 980 de 1TB y un SSD Kingston A400, 960GB, SATA III, 2.5”, 7mm, por lo que ahora tengo 2.5 TB.
    En cuanto a la ram, tiene 16 GB DDR4 a 3200 MHz, creo que acepta hasta 32 GB y estoy en proceso de agregarla. Actualizaré si existe algo relevante.

    Ruido y calentamiento
    Los ventiladores en su máxima velocidad suenan mucho, pero hasta el momento no he tenido y/o utilizado una laptop “gamer” que no tenga este problema, la ventilación es necesaria para mantener las temperaturas. Mi laptop MSI leopard pro suena igual y algunas laptops de amigos y conocidos con características similares tienen esta desventaja.
    Cabe mencionar que en casi todos los equipos tu puedes regular la relación de temperatura/velocidad de ventiladores, pero si quieres cuidar el equipo y sacarle más provecho puedes utilizar directamente el botón “turbo”
    Las temperaturas son muy estables, no llegan a mas de 70 grados (hasta ahora), con la MSI facil estaban a 95 grados funcionando al 100. En cargas normales rondan los 40 grados, igual la MSI y las otras que he probado.

    ————– Actualización 5 meses después de la compra
    Por el tipo de trabajo que realizo tuve que agregar mas ram (32 gb 2x16gb) y todo funciona mejor. Es muy fácil abrirla y hacer los distintos upgrades, además en YouTube aparecen muchos videos explicando como hacerlo.

    Cosas positivas
    Me gusta que tenga thunderbolt 4 por que le pude conectar un HUB que me facilita la vida al momento de conectarla y desconectarla en mi área de trabajo.
    El botón turbo funciona bien, es decir, en otras laptops que tienen este botón solo es para aumentar la velocidad de los ventiladores, pero en esta laptops si aumenta las frecuencias sin tener que modificar nada más.
    Después de 5 meses no ha tenido ninguna falla o problema.
    Sigue siendo igual de facil trabajar con el teclado en inglés, solo es cuestion de cambiarlo a inglés internacional. Tambien el windows, es muy facil pasarlo al español sin reinstalar ni nada de eso.

    Cosas negativas
    El monitor tiene una iluminación muy marcada en las esquinas superiores, como si algo estuviera presionando la pantalla por detrás. En mi caso se nota mucho por que siempre tengo fondos de pantalla y temas en color negro.
    Los ventiladores se ensucian muy rápido, pero esto es igual que en cualquier lap con prestaciones similares, ya que requiere ventiladores muy potentes, que por cierto, los que tiene esta laptop son los más potentes que he visto.
    La aplicación de Predator Sense es muy basica a comparacion de la MSI DragonForce (son de esas aplicaciones que vienen precargadas con casi todas las laptops gamer para ver temperaturas, hacer “overclock”, etc.)

    Por último, si la compran, traten de no actualizar a windows 11, al menos en lo que se reparan muchas fallas que tiene. En W10 todo era perfecto y después de que actualicé, comenzaron problemas de compatibilidad con dispositivos de audio que se conectan por bluetooth y usb. También el rendimiento baja un poco, además de que tarda un poco más en iniciar, que es imperceptible si no estás acostumbrado a trabajar en ssd. Pero en fin, esto es para cualquier equipo, de echo tengo conocidos que tienen laptops similares en características pero de marcas diferentes y les ha ido peor.

    –Actualizaré en algunos meses

  10. Giancarlo

    Pc is awesome! Only problem was the courier, Canada post doesn’t deliver as describe on the order, heads up. Other than thar, great pc, great packaging, arrived in great conditions.

  11. Darla Sorley

    This computer came appearing totally fine. Unfortunately it emits a horrible ear piercing high pitch sound whenever it is on so now I have to send it back to get fixed causing me to be without a computer for two weeks. At least the warranty covers it’s repair. I will update my review when I get my laptop back.

  12. Bubba Gump

    Since I do not often require the use of the sound system I will not deduct 1 STAR for a very lousy sound system!

    I had a Toshiba Qosmio that I gave to my wife. I paid the same price for that Laptop as the Acer Predator I’m reviewing. The Toshiba came with a Hardon Kardin Sound System that I really enjoyed!! But, then that Laptop was made in Japan too.

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