Acer's new  Predator Helios 500 notebook

ACER’s New Predator Helios Series Gaming Notebooks with PowerGem cooling technology

Acer’s new  Predator Helios 500 notebook now includes up to the new 11th Gen Intel Core i9 processors and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 Series Laptop GPUs, plus 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.

With 64GB of DDR4 3200MHz memory, and 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.

Acer’s PowerGem made from a metal-alloy polymer that sits on top of the CPU and serves is designed 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 customise light bars to personalise 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 with Intel Killer Ethernet and Wi-Fi products for blazing-fast gaming. Intel Killer DoubleShot Pro 5G can smartly route important gaming traffic to the fastest network connection available.

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