Ready to engage is the rather apt tagline for Acer’s portable gaming machine, the Acer Predator Helios 700. And this device packs some ridiculous power, with a 9th Gen Intel Core i9 processor for top of the line overclockable performance, an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 with up to 32GB of DDR4 memory, and Killer DoubleShot Pro with Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX 1650 and E3000 — delivering up to four times more network capacity in dense environments than previous generation wireless AC networks.
Powered by Windows 10, a key highlight is the unique HyperDrift keyboard that slides forward. The HyperDrift keyboard is part of the notebook’s thermal architecture, which consists of two of Acer’s custom-engineered 4 th Gen AeroBlade 3D Fans, five copper heat pipes, a vapor chamber 2 and Acer CoolBoost Technology. By simply sliding the keyboard forward, two additional air intakes are uncovered above the keyboard and below the display, giving the powerful heat-generating components extra air flow for maximum cooling and unleashed overclocking. The HyperDrift keyboard also improves ergonomics; with the keyboard closer now, gamers can keep a good distance to the 17-inch screen without overextending hands and provides desktop comfort in a notebook form factor. A Precision Touchpad is also outlined with blue lighting and features two discrete mouse buttons below the pad for easy clicking.
In terms of display, the 17-inch notebook has a 144Hz FHD IPS 1 display with 3ms response time and NVIDIA G-SYNC technology. Five speakers and a subwoofer keep the games immersive on the sound front.
The Predator Helios 700 gaming notebook will be available in the UAE at Jumbo and Sharaf DG starting at AED 16,000.