Acer, the leading global PC brand today announced the launch of Predator Helios 500 armed with desktop caliber gameplay 11th Gen Intel Core i9 processor with up to 5.01 GHz on multiple cores and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080. Other key highlights of the latest Helios 500 include 4K Mini LED 120Hz display, 5th Gen AeroBlade 3D Fan Technology, Predator Pulsar lighting, patented mechanical MagTek Switches, Thunderbolt 4 USB-C ports, and DTS: X® ULTRA surround sound system for an exceptionally high-performance and immersive gaming experience.
The Predator Helios 500 is specially designed for the hardcore gaming enthusiast who demand fast-paced, skill-based matches against other players. Starting at just Rs. 3,79,999 this beast of a machine can tackle most of the graphically demanding games out there.
Speaking on the launch Sudhir Goel, Chief Business Officer, Acer India said “With new advances in the industry, gamers today demand life-like gaming experience both in terms of sound and graphics. At Acer, we are constantly work towards elevating their experience and design products that are geared to thrill. We are elated to introduce the new powerful Predator Helios 500 to our Indian gaming community and provide desktop caliber performance with seamless and immersive gaming action.”
Take A Look Inside
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 SATAHDD means that the notebook has plenty of space for the next generation of games, too.
All of this power is supported by a suite of premium cooling technology, including Acer PowerGem, 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.
See Things Differently
It features a 17.3-inch display with 4K Mini LED 120 Hz powered by AUO AmLED technology that supports Full-array local dimming for the best color saturation and contrast. The HDR comes alive as the 512 backlight zones make it possible to reach VESA’s DisplayHDR 1000 specification. Games, movies, and whatever’s on-screen – all benefit from OLED-like levels of contrast and brightness.
All Lit Up With New WASD
With PredatorSense, users can activate the Predator Pulsar and customize the light cluster to personalize their keyboard through per-key RGB backlighting. In addition, the WASD key assembly can be enhanced with Acer’s patented MagForce keys, both of which feature a MagTek mechanical switch to turn the keypress function into a joystick mechanism. This allows gamers to gradually increase pressure on the key for precise control over the character’s / car’s speed – from the intial (0.8 mm), press all the way to full speed at 100% (3 / 3.1 mm) actuation.
With four modes to choose from Quiet, Default, Extreme, and Turbo, the custom utility app allows users to monitor the system, overclock, customize RGB preferences, and much more. All this is within a personalized, intuitive interface geared around maximising your system’s potential.
To give players even further control, the Helios 500 includes multiple ports: one HDMI 2.1, one mini-DP1.4, two USB Type-C Thunderbolt 4, three USB 3.2 Gen2 ports that support offline charging, and oneRJ45 port. An Intel Killer E3100 Ethernet Controller, Intel Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650 and the Killer Intelligence Center provide gamers with better connectivity and lower latency.
Turn any pair of headphones or speakers into a high-end 360° surround sound system – enabling users to experience favourite movies, music, and games with real-world spatial sound.
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Pricing and Availability
Predator Helios 500 will be available on Acer online Store, Acer Exclusive stores and other authorized retail stores starting from Rs 3,79,999.