Top 3 Acer Predator Laptops Every Gamer and Programmer Need and Reasons To Buy Them Now

In the world of hardcore gaming and programming works, the brand Acer is known for overturning the cliché that “cheap” is equivalent to “low class.”

To deliver more affordable products, most brands trade-off some intelligent specs and replace them with lower end features. But Acer is different. It uses these concessions to create the best Acer laptops that are packed with powerful hardware to support gaming and programming.

Acer Predator Collection

When it comes to finding the best laptop for gaming and other IT works, chances are, the Acer Predator models come to mind. The amount of power shoppers get from the relatively lower price of the laptops in the collection is pretty much unparalleled by other brands in the gaming market. 

But with the extensive list of laptops in the collection, it becomes difficult for some to pin down exactly which of its products constitutes the best Acer laptop 2019 to buy. Because of the sheer breadth of specs, styles and price points in its portfolio, finding the specs to match your needs isn't as effortless as it sounds. 

So in order to identify the best Acer laptop designed for gaming, programming and all IT works for the year 2019, we are listing down 3 of Acer Predators best of the best.

  1. 1 Acer Predator Triton 500

    Best for: gaming laptop

    Price: ₱105,900

    Key Specification:

    • CPU: Intel Core i7-8750H 
    • GPU: Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 — 2080 Max-Q 
    • RAM: 16GB — 32GB
    • Screen: 15.6-inch FHD (1,920 x 1,080) IPS 144Hz
    • Storage: 512GB — 1TB SSD
    • Battery: 84Wh
    • Dimensions: 10 x 14.1 x 0.7 inches
    • Weight: 4.41 lbs

    Introduced during the CES 2019, the Acer Predator Triton 500 is arguably one of the best gaming laptops featured at the conference. This model is a quieted high-performance gaming laptop capable of outpacing the latest consoles exponentially.

    It is small enough to fit in a backpack and light enough not to weigh you down. It stuffs a 15-inch screen into a 14-inch frame for an RTX gaming experience. But this model has some flaws too. It doesn't have the strongest battery life but its power brick is somewhat compact, perhaps negating the need for a battery altogether. 

  2. 2 Acer Predator Helios 300 15 inches

    Best for: gaming on a budget

    Price range: ‎₱54,732.00 to ₱105,188.00

    • CPU: Intel Core i5-8300H — i7-8750H
    • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060
    • RAM: 8GB — 16GB
    • Screen: 15.6-inch FHD (1,920 x 1,080) IPS 144Hz
    • Storage: 256GB SSD — 1TB HDD, 256GB SSD
    • Battery: 48Wh
    • Dimensions: 10.5 x 15.4 x 1.1 inches
    • Weight: 5.95 lbs

    Key Specification:

    The Helios 300 model comes in 15.6-inch and 17.3-inch flavors. The Acer Predator Helios 300 is a budget-minded unit made for gaming in each of its many forms. Despite being available in ten different configurations, it is consistent in a couple of regards. 

    The Helios 300 leverages Intel's 8th-generation Core i7-8750H processor. It uses a six-core chip clocked at 2.6GHz out of the box. And run on speeds of up to 4.1GHz. And for its graphics, this model relies on Nvidia's GeForce GTX 1060 mobile chip across the board. 

    Aesthetically, the Acer Predator Helios 300 won’t disappoint as it can level with its competitors that are a bit more expensive. The Helios 300 is definitely a solid, lower-cost alternative to the RTX-equipped Triton 500.

  3. 3 Acer Predator Helios 500

    Best for: gaming on a big screen

    Price Range: ₱122,900.00 to ₱189,999.00

    Key Specification:

    • CPU: Intel Core i7-8750H — i9-8950HK; AMD Ryzen 7 2700
    • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070; AMD Radeon RX 56
    • RAM: 16GB
    • Screen: 17.3-inch FHD (1,920 x 1,080)
    • Storage: 256GB SSD — 2TB HDD, 512GB SSD
    • Battery: 74Wh
    • Dimensions: 11.7 x 16.9 x 1.5 inches
    • Weight: 8.82 lbs

    The Predator Helios 500 remains to be the king of Acer gaming laptops, but probably only until the Predator Helios 700 comes out in July. 

This model is a compelling 17-inch gaming laptop you should buy right now. Boasting up to an overclockable, desktop-class Intel Core i9 processor paired with a powerful, non-Max-Q Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070, the Helios 500 is as close as you'll come to its full-size PC tower equivalent. 

The Helios 500 is one of the few gaming laptops in the market you can outfit with an AMD Ryzen CPU and Radeon RX Vega graphics. It is a unique computer, insofar as it gives you the keys to overclock its CPU and GPU at the click of a button if you have the Intel Core i9-8950HK version.

All these Predator laptops are equipped with powerful processors and desktop-grade graphics ready for extreme gaming and. Ms. Sue Ong-Lim, Sales and Marketing Director for Predator Philippines said in a statement:

“Predator desktops and laptops sport extremely powerful CPUs, GPUs and display resolutions. They’re great for completing homework and assignments and offer unapologetic power, durability, and cooling solutions to support the various game titles such as PUBG, and Fortnite.”

But if you need an extra lift for more grueling homework this incoming school year, here are other Acer Predator products you should consider in your shopping list:

  1. 1 Predator Desktop

    There’s no room for slow performance when you are bound to school with projects to complete. The Acer Predator desktops are fitted with a powerhouse of process, large memory and advanced GPUs to handle all of your graphic- and video-heavy school requirements.

  2. 2 Predator Monitors

    Need to deal with heavy graphic editing but don’t have a budget for a full desktop package or a new laptop? Then you have the option to purchase monitors only with Acer Predator selection of monitors. Screens are designed with curved screens, ultra-wide aspect ratios, and optimum resolutions to motivate you to get everything done for school. 

    And that’s not all! Acer has something more to excite you for the incoming school year. 

Acer's Back-to-School Special

Because Acer loves you, it partnered with Adidas to give you the best back-to-school treat. And it extends its promo to its Aspire and Nitro laptops!

Get a ₱3,000-worth of complimentary Adidas vouchers when you buy any Acer Intel Core i3 or AMD Ryzen 3-powered Aspire Laptops and Desktops. 

Meanwhile, a ₱5,000-worth of Adidas vouchers will be given away to Acer's everyday productivity lines including Intel Core i5 and i7 or AMD Ryzen 5 or 7-powered Aspire Laptops and Desktops as well as Aspire AIO, and Nitro Laptop. 

Finally, ₱7,000-worth of Adidas vouchers will be given to buyers of Aspire desktops, selected monitors and Predator desktops and laptops. 

Don’t forget to register your product for warranty at within two (2) weeks upon purchase and have your voucher sent to your email without hassles.

Use your vouchers on any Adidas bags and/or shoes including sale items! 

This special Acer promo is valid from June 1 to July 15, 2019 only. 

Experience a whole new level of power with your Acer Predator desktops, laptops and monitors this school year 2019-2020. 

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