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Acer Predator Helios 500 PH517-51-72NU 17.3" 144 Hz IPS GTX 1070 8 GB VRAM i7-8750H 16 GB Memory 1 TB HDD + 256 GB SSD Windows 10 Home Gaming Laptop

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  • GeForce GTX 1070 8 GB GDDR5
  • Intel Core i7 8th Gen 8750H (2.20 GHz)
  • 16 GB Memory 1 TB HDD 256 GB PCIe NVMe SSD
  • 17.3" 1920 x 1080 IPS, NVIDIA G-SYNC, 144 Hz Refresh Rate, 300 nits Brightness, 72% NTSC
  • 16.85" x 11.73" x 1.52" 8.82 lbs.
  • 1 x DisplayPort 1 x HDMI 2.0
  • 3 x USB 3.0 (one featuring Power-off Charging)
  • 2 x USB 3.1 Type-C (Thunderbolt 3)

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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Anonymous
Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Great Laptop 6/9/2019 3:05:17 AM

Pros: Runs loads of games on max setting
I've played RE2Remake with 8gb textures and 144hz
MK11 in 4k (with overclocking)
and emus all the way up to RPCS3 run very well.
You can freely change the CPU and GPU clock speed with the press of a button and you can choose custom backlighting and what games overclock.
Amazing speakers and 2 thunderbolt 3 ports.

Cons: Only one slot for NvMe SDD's its slot 1 by the way(The one with the main SDD you have to switch them to get it to work).
My B key pops out sometimes.

Overall Review: Just a great Laptop though I got it for $1600
$2000 is pretty steep

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
1/ 5
Great when it works 4/1/2019 10:21:41 AM

Pros: The specs of this laptop are amazing. On paper this gaming rig is amongst the best in its price point. It played my modded out Skyrim like a champion.

Cons: Almost a half dozen keys did not work when I received it. I contacted Acer's customer service, but they could not help me at all over a text chat. After following their instructions to no avail, I had to ship the product to their repair facility for over $100! I have not received the laptop back yet and will update this when I do.

Overall Review: Customers who have to send their machines back tot he manufacturer within 30 days should not have to pay for that out of pocket. What kind of quality control misses five non functioning keys? Moreover, Acer's technical support are not good. They took fifteen minutes to give me instructions that could have been communicated in two. It was obvious to me that the other person neither cared about me as a customer or gave me his full attention.

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Manufacturer Response:
Dear John,
We are sorry to hear you are unhappy that your Acer Predator laptop required service for the keyboard, especially since this happened out of the box, and we understand this is frustrating for you. This is not the experience we want our customers to have and we want to work with you to see how we can help improve this experience. If you are located in the US or Canada please fill out this form so that we can assist you:
http://csapps.acer.com/prompt/?key=51364ba5e20fdecc56281d27323a776d7b1cd098

We appreciate you taking the time to write this review and providing your valuable feedback.
Thank you
Acer America
Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
2/ 5
Disappointed 2/19/2019 9:21:09 AM

Pros: lot of power,gsync

Cons: poor sound,half of normal volume.Called Acer support and they said it was the best it could be. Playing games,the brightness and glare is terrible.Lots of glare and the games are to dark to play,again with all new updated drivers.I really wanted this Laptop to work,i really tried.Also everyone says it is so heavy,it weighs about half of what my Alienware weighs and the the lid on this seemed pretty flimsy.Body is all plastic

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Manufacturer Response:
Dear Mike,
We are sorry to hear you are unhappy with the volume and display of your Acer Predator Helios laptop. This is not the experience we want our customers to have and and we want to work with you to see how we can help improve this experience. If you are located in the US or Canada please fill out this form so that we can assist you:
http://csapps.acer.com/prompt/?key=2dbf9d81fea900c46df7fedb02ce4b2f41c05d8d

We appreciate you taking the time to write this review.
Thank you
Acer America
Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
1/ 5
Horrible audio from the built in speakers 2/9/2019 6:50:47 PM

Pros: Great options for expanding memory and SSD storage.
Display is good to about +/- 30 degrees from on-axis

Cons: I immediately noticed the sound from the built-in speakers was muffled and distorted.
As there is no equalizer for the Realtek audio system the only option was to vary the volume.
This of course did nothing to improve the sound.

Overall Review: Given that this is a gaming laptop I assumed that the engineers at Acer would have given some thought as to how a good gamer rig should sound. Apparently not. My Mac Powerbook sounds way better than this thing.
Starting to regret my purchase.

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Manufacturer Response:
Dear Michael S.
We are sorry to hear you are unhappy with the audio on your Acer Predator laptop. This laptop has two 2W speakers plus a subwoofer so while the audio is good, it may not meet your expectations. This is not the experience we want our customers to have and we want to work with you to see how we can help improve this experience. If you are located in the US or Canada please fill out this form so that we can assist you:
http://csapps.acer.com/prompt/?key=59551ae4c6b2ce70187b6e39534d3dce521a7aac

We appreciate you taking the time to write this review.
Thank you
Acer America
Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Experience was AWSOME,the system is super at thermals, CPU hitting around only at 68 celcius at Hard core EXTREME GRAPHIC SETTING,EVERY ONE SHOULD TASTE THIS MONSTER. 1/12/2019 11:10:37 AM

Pros: Thermals are Gud,even gpu is better performance without hitting so much heat, thermals are awsome,ecen without booster fans,AWSOME AT EXTREME GRAPHIC SETTINGS,

Cons: A bit bulky, brightness needs to be a bit improvevised,battery lasts for 2.30 hours for me,but compared to its performance,its can be compramised,any way this desktop laptop need not to be used as a powerbank,rest everything awsome for me

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5/ 5
Best performance for the price! Amazing for gaming! 1/3/2019 3:52:25 PM

Pros: - Graphics are amazing
- G- Sync (when used correctly) can't be beat. It's a night and day difference
- Typing on this machine is the best your going to get next to the MSI Titan series.
- Mouse pad is one of the best I have used
- Predator sense is a efficient and fast way to overclock if you are new to it.
- Has every port you will need for the future
- Expansion as far as HDD/SSD on the M.2 slots in easy for beginners and you can get this thing to go to 64G ram as well when most laptops stop at 32
- Good laptop for video editing and image work as well
- The thermals on this thing for having the hardware that it does stays extremely cool.
- It's a actual 1070 and not a Q 1070
- Very overclock able machine

Cons: - Battery life...It's bad. You can't really expect it to have good battery life anyway considering you are using it for gaming or video editing. It's a desktop replacement so you would expect it to last long away from a plug.

Overall Review: - Screen bezel could be a lot thinner
- Back lit keys could be key specific

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Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Highly recommend! 12/31/2018 10:09:54 PM

Pros: It is quiet!!!

Cons: I don't overclock and I used to not setting the graphic to ultra. It is quiet. I have nothing to complain

Overall Review: Honestly I will buy the AMD version if it comes along with a HDD. Not want to always stick to Nvidia. Not buying the AMD version because I want to enjoy some time playing game first, but not open the laptop and put a HDD into it

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Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Finally, a gaming laptop that can't cook food! 12/29/2018 12:33:41 AM

Pros: - Runs very cool, 69 CPU while gaming, 57 GPU (World of Warcraft)
- Very Fast
- 2 M2 Slots
- Comes with a NVMe Drive (Swap it to slot 1 if you get another m2)
- 144hz IPS Gsync display

Cons: - It's not as pleasing to the eye as Alienware in my opinion, but it definitely is performing better for me
- Blue accent on the WASD and arrow keys
- Backlight doesn't get super bright, but it does the job

Overall Review: I went through several different gaming laptops trying to find one that ran cool, specifically World of Warcraft. I tried the MSI GS65 Stealth, Alienware R5 15, and the Dell G7. All overheated bad! The MSI would hit temps and throttle nonstop, even with undervolting, and the Alienware did the same thing. World of Warcraft is 14 years old, and still has issues with a lot of laptops. This one, I can assure you, it does not. I have also played LoL, HoTs, COD BOPS4, and Overwatch, all run cool and smooth.

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