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Acer Predator Helios 500
Be one with the cold. This 144Hz1-fueled machine is cooled by the exquisitely designed and deadly efficient AeroBlade 3D fans.
Power your system with the latest processors from Intel® or AMD. Each can handle whatever task you throw at it, and then some.
The GPU. The source of any competent, powerful gaming machine. With next-gen solutions from NVIDIA® and AMD, this source is overflowing.
17.3" IPS DISPLAY
Framed in obsidian black, the color accurate IPS screen stares right back at you. A perfect view for those late-night gaming sessions. Question is, 4K or Full HD?
FULL HD AT 144HZ
Go the full HD route and you’ll be part of the crowd that enjoys an incredibly fast refresh rate for gameplay that is seamless, fluid and fierce.
THAT 4K FEEL
So, you prefer pushing image quality to its extremes. Fortunately, 4K will do just that. Say goodbye to anti-aliasing and hello to naturally crisp graphics.
2X AEROBLADE 3D FANS
Ultrathin and all metal, two AeroBlade™ fans keep your GPU/CPU at a nice, cool temp. Listen closely as they whisper, “game on, my friend. Game on.”
5X HEAT PIPES
Five heat pipes distribute and rid the Helios 500 of its excess heat. With great power, comes great heat—comes incredible cooling.
ELEVATED TO EXHAUST
Four exhausts and two intakes quickly cycle in cool air and expel the heat through a unique design that allows the laptop to be slightly elevated.
When the going gets hot, CoolBoost gets going. Just activate it and the fan speeds increase based on generated heat, keeping critical areas continually cooled.
RGB BACKLIT KEYBOARD
The four-zoned RGB gives you a plethora of colors to play with (to the tune of 16.8 million) as well as five dedicated hotkeys that you can adjust to your needs.
NEVER MISS A PRESS
Anti-ghosting for 182 of some of the most commonly used keystrokes will save you from the potential pitfall of an unregistered press.
A TOUCH OF PRECISION
While you’ll undoubtedly prefer a mouse when gaming, the blue-lit Precision Touchpad offers up a more traditional approach to laptop use.
3X MONITOR SUPPORT
Why settle for one display when you can use three. Simply plug them in via the HDMI 2.0, DisplayPort and/or USB Type C connections and you’re ready to roll.
THESE PORTS CAN DO WHAT!?
ThunderBolt 3. They’re fast (40Gbps), they’re useful (single-cable docking) and they’re powerful (literally—up to 100W each). And this is just the start.
GPU - IT DRIVES THE GAME
Behind every great gaming machine there’s a divine GPU, hard at work. With next-gen options from both NVIDIA® and AMD, your detailed gaming environments await.
NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 1070
Take on today’s most challenging, graphics-intensive games without missing a beat with a GeForce GTX 1070-powered notebook, driven by the groundbreaking NVIDIA Pascal architecture.
AMD RADEON RX VEGA56
Radeon RX Vega56 cards provide a complete enthusiast class gaming experience with powerful performance paired with the latest display technologies constructed for serious gamers.
NVIDIA G-SYNC calms the storm of fast-paced gaming woes by eliminating screen tearing. With your G-SYNC Ready laptop, you’re good to go.
RADEON FREESYNC TECHNOLOGY
Put an end to choppy gameplay and broken frames with fluid, artifact-free performance at virtually any framerate.
CPU PROCESSING WITH A PUNCH
You might be streaming, editing or what many of us would do with a machine like this—gaming. With options from Intel and AMD, you’ll need a CPU that doesn’t hold back.
This 8th Gen Intel Core i9-8950HK processor can be overclocked and utilizes up to six cores and up to 12 threads to make all your CPU-intensive dreams come true.
The AMD Ryzen 7 2700 processor—complete with up to eight cores and up to 16 threads—blazes through even the most task-heavy game sessions.
16GB DDR4 DOMINANCE
You might start at 16GB but feel free to crank it up to 64. The question remains—how to find enough tasks to make use of it all!
STOW IT—IN AN SSD
Fast systems need fast drives. Avoid potential bottlenecks by equipping your Helios 500 with up to two PCIe NVME SSDs in Raid 0 and up to 2TB of HDD storage.
OFF AND IN UPGRADES
Feel the need for speed by upgrading memory or storage? Just make your way to bottom of the laptop to discover the easily removable bottom cover.
2.1 SPEAKERS AND SUBWOOFER
Enhance and empower what you hear with some incredible tools from Waves MaxxAudio® to get the most from the 2.1 sound system. Goodbye mediocre, hello marvelous!
TrueHarmony™ utilizes a unique design for more accurate sound reproduction and fuller-bodied audio. Headphones or not, you’ll like what you hear.
Designed for headphone use, Waves Nx recreates what you hear for a 360° surround sound experience, whether it is movies, games, VR—you name it.
PredatorSense is the ultimate tool for control. Take command over overclocking1, game profiles and more. Try not to get lost amidst all the settings.
Killer DoubleShot Pro gives you an edge online by taking control over your network. Decide what goes in, what goes out, which programs get priority and more.
Virtual reality. It’s everywhere, constantly improving and beyond enjoyable. This machine is ready and able, so go ahead and jump on in.