Acer Predator Helios 500 review (PH517-51 model – Core i9, GTX 1070)


  1. Rachel Sweeney

    November 25, 2018 at 10:47 pm

    The keyboard on this definitely looks way better than the typical Acer laptop keyboard (had to replace mine twice on my old Acer laptop) but I suppose you'd kind of expect that when the dang thing costs $1900.

    >I can live with that, but I can’t understand the design decisions. This laptop is a Christmas tree, and not the nice kind.

    Because it's GAMER GEAR! The more blinking neon lights and garish decals on the lid it has, the better the graphics. Or it improves your win rate on Fortnite. Or something.

  2. julian

    November 30, 2018 at 12:16 am

    What should i choose betwen this one and Scar GL703GS?

    • Andrei Girbea

      November 30, 2018 at 5:02 pm

      Up to you, they are quite different. The Helios 500 is much bulkier, but should run cooler, while the Asus is thinner and lighter, which requires the fans to run noisily in order to keep performance at bay.

  3. Mike

    January 21, 2020 at 7:37 am

    Hi, which would be the better overall machine between this Helios 500 and the MSI GE75 Raider (heavy 12-15 hour daytime use with web browsing and then light gaming)?

    Which has the better chance of survival over a 4-5 year period (due to component quality, thermals, reliability track record, etc.)?


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