Acer India has announced the launch of its latest gaming notebook in the Indian market, the Acer Predator Helios 500. The company has already launched it in the international market in May. Acer has priced the Intel Core i9 variant starting from Rs 2,49,999 and the Intel Core i7 variant starting from Rs 1,99,999. Interested buyers can get their hands on the notebook from exclusive Acer malls, and other “exclusive e-tail partners”. The company is aiming at creative professionals or gamers who want the latest and greatest hardware in a somewhat portable form factor.
The notebook with come with latest 8th generation Intel Core processors in the form of the overclockable Intel Core i9 8950HK along with Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 GPU with 8GB video RAM or AMD Ryzen 7 2700 Processor along with AMD Vega 56 Graphics GPU depending on if you are part of the team blue (Intel) or the team red (AMD). Acer has also added Aeroblade 3D fans which according to the claims by the company, help the device run “nice and cool” during extended gaming sessions. The company also claims that these fans help the notebooks gain”superior thermal architecture”.
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The notebook will also come with Intel Optane memory drive, Killer DoubleShot Pro networking card, and up to 64GB RAM. Buyers can opt for either the 4K UDH option or the Full HD display panel for the 17.3-inch display with 144Hz refresh rate. The display comes with support for G-Sync and Acer has also added two Thunderbolt 3 ports along with HDMI 2.0 and Display 2.0 ports. The computing device also comes with Acer TrueHarmony, and Waves MAXXAudio technology along with a backlit RGB keyboard with four lighting zones and up to 16.8 million colors, and anti-ghosting technology.
Chandrahas Panigrahi, the Consumer Business Head, and CMO for Acer India issued a statement at the launch of the notebook, “The demand for our Predator series has been phenomenal, hence we have expanded the Helios gaming notebook line to provide our gamers with extreme performance on the go.” He went to add, “With top of the line processors, graphics card and advanced cooling with custom control for ultimate gaming the Predator Helios 500 represents the epitome of laptop gaming.”