Acer has announced the Predator Helios 500, a gaming laptop with Intel Core i9 processor and Nvidia GTX1070 for graphics performance. The 17.3 “LCD has a refresh rate of 144Hz and supports G-Sync.
The top model has a Core i9 8950HK with six cores from the Coffee Lake generation, because the laptop also has Intel’s Optane memory on board, there will be a sticker with Core i9 + on the box.The ddr4 memory has a capacity of 64 GB For the control of external monitors, the manufacturer has put two USB-c-ports with Thunderbolt and two hdmi 2.0 ports. there are three USB 3.0 ports on the sides and two 3.5mm connectors.
The screen is an ips-lcd of 17.3 “, with a resolution of 3840×2160 pixels or 1920×1080 pixels. The cooling comes from two AerBlade fans and five heatpipes. The keyboard has rgb lighting with support for sixteen million colors.
The Predator Helios 500 is available in the Benelux from July. The price that Acer calls is 2199 euros, but it is probably the basic version, with lesser specifications than the features that Acer mentions in its expressions. It is unknown exactly what the specs and prices are of the various configurations.