Acer has announced a new gaming powerhouse today with the Helios 500, which is a bigger, more powerful version of the Helios 300 model it released last year. It bumps the screen size up to 17.3-inches and includes options for even more powerful graphics cards and processors.
The Helios 500 has the choice of either a 4K or 1080p 144Hz display (both with Nvidia G-Sync), and it can be configured with up to an Intel Core i9+ 8950HK processor, GTX 1070 GPU with 8GB of memory, and 64GB of RAM for the top-of-the-line model. Like Acer’s other gaming laptops, the Helios 500 uses the company’s “Dual AeroBlade 3D fans” for what it claims to be improved cooling. And, of course, there’s plenty of LED lighting built in.
Acer also teased a new Predator X line for the future, with products that will harness Intel’s commercial-grade Xeon processors for gaming, although there weren’t any actual products announced that will use the processors yet.
Also announced is a special edition update of the 15.6-inch Helios 300 model, with a new 144Hz 1080p display, an updated eighth-generation Core i7+ processor, Nvidia GTX 1060 GPU, and Acer’s Dual AeroBlade 3D cooling system in a new white-and-gold color scheme.
Lastly, Acer announced a new slate of Predator gaming accessories, including a wheeled hard case to carry your laptop and a Predator-branded gaming chair.