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ACER New Predator Helios Series Gaming Notebooks with the revolutionary PowerGem cooling technology now available in the UK

London (November 2021) Acer announced several additions to its gaming portfolio at their May 2021 Global Press Conference, including the all-new  Predator Helios 500 notebook which has been updated to include up to the new 11th Gen Intel® Core i9 processors and NVIDIA® GeForce RTX 30 Series Laptop GPUs, plus a hoard of premium features like Acer’s 5th Generation AeroBlade 3D Fan Technology for better cooling, DTS:X Ultra audio, Intel® Killer E3100 Ethernet Controller, Intel® Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650, and the PredatorSense device management software.

Predator Helios 500 Gaming Notebook
The Predator Helios 500 (PH517-52) boasts up to an overclockable 11th Gen Intel® Core i9 processor, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU and 64 GB of DDR4 3200 MHz memory, giving players more than enough power to take on all of the latest titles, while a pair of PCIe NVMe SSDs in RAID 0 and one SATA HDD means that the notebook has plenty of space for the next generation of games, too. The display lets players get the most out of this hardware with the 17.3-inch Helios 500 with a 4K Mini LED 120 Hz display powered by AUO AmLED technology that supports full-array local dimming and is comparable to VESA Display HDR 1000, allowing for top-of-the-line colour saturation and contrast.

All of this power is supported by a suite of premium cooling technology, including Acer PowerGem™[[1]], a custom-engineered technology made from a metal-alloy polymer that sits on top of the CPU and serves to distribute the heat it generates throughout the device. Acer’s Vortex Flow technology leverages two fans, including a 5th Gen AeroBlade 3D Fan, to redirect airflow to critical components and boost performance during heavy gaming sessions. Users can use PredatorSense to enable Predator Pulsar lighting and customize light bars[[2]] to personalize their keyboard via per-key RGB backlighting. Additionally, the WASD keys can be enhanced with Acer’s Racing keys or MagForce keys, which feature MagTek mechanical switches to make keypresses function like a controller’s joystick, giving players precise control over their avatar’s movement.

To give players even further control, the Helios 500 includes multiple ports: one HDMI 2.1, one mini-DP 1.4, two USB Type-C Thunderbolt 4, three USB 3.2 Gen2 ports that support offline charging, and one RJ45 port. An Intel® Killer E3100 Ethernet Controller, Intel® Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650 and Killer Intelligence Center provide gamers with better connectivity and lower latency, while features like DTS:X Ultra audio and 3D simulated surround sound allow for an even more immersive experience. Additionally, optional Intel® Killer DoubleShot Pro 5G combines the power of 5G[[3]],[[4]] with Intel® Killer Ethernet and Wi-Fi products for blazing-fast gaming experiences no matter how users stay connected. Intel® Killer DoubleShot Pro 5G can smartly route[[5]] important gaming traffic to the fastest network connection available for fun,

Pricing and Availability

The Predator Helios 500 (PH517-52) is available in Currys and Ebuyer for £3999.

About Acer
Founded in 1976, Acer is one of the world’s top ICT companies with a presence in more than 160 countries. As Acer evolves with the industry and changing lifestyles, it is focused on enabling a world where hardware, software and services will fuse with one another, creating ecosystems and opening up new possibilities for consumers and businesses alike. Acer’s 7,500 employees are dedicated to the research, design, marketing, sale, and support of products and solutions that break barriers between people and technology.

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[1] Available on Core i9-11980HK + RTX 3080 (16GB VRAM) configuration. Specifications may vary depending on model and/or region.
[2]  Specifications may vary depending on model and/or region.
[3] Specifications may vary depending on model and/or region. All models subject to availability. Please note that front, right, left light bars and subwoofer are not featured on 5G models.
[4] 5G network service required
[5] Killer can dynamically determine the fastest interface for game connections: When game started, the initial packet is sent over Ethernet, WiFi and 5G, and Killer DoubleShot Pro 5G will automatically select the fastest connection
to ensure the best and seamless user/gaming experience.

Vic
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