Acer unveiled two new Predator Helios Windows 10 gaming notebooks at the global press conference. The all-new Helios 700 includes a HyperDrift keyboard that slides forward, increasing airflow directly through the top of the notebook. This keyboard is part of the notebook’s thermal architecture, which consists of two of Acer’s custom-engineered 4th Generation AeroBlade 3D Fans, five copper heat pipes, a vapor chamber [6] and Acer CoolBoost Technology. By sliding the keyboard forward, two additional air intakes appear above the keyboard and below the display, giving the powerful heat-generating components extra air flow for maximum cooling and unleashed overclocking. The glass panel also provides a view of the notebook’s heat pipes.

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, providing desktop comfort in a notebook form factor. The keyboard also features per-key RGB lighting, anti-ghosting and MagForce WASD keys. TheMagForce keys use analog-like linear switches that trigger actuation immediately upon the initial press, and increase up to 100 percent to give players more control over precise movements in the game. A Precision Touchpad is outlined with blue lighting and features two discrete mouse buttons below the pad for easy clicking.

Acer Predator Helios 700
Acer Predator Helios 700

Predator Helios 300

The redesigned Predator Helios 300 raises the bar for midrange gaming notebooks with the addition of powerful technologies and features, along with a new sophisticated design. Gamers will be most excited about the addition of a NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 GPU with Max-Q Design supported by a Turbo key for one-punch overclocking and Killer DoubleShot Pro for fast and lag-free networking. Paired with up to the latest 9th Generation Intel Core i7 processors, up to 32GB of DDR4 2666MHz memory and up to two PCIe NVMe SSDs in RAID 0 plus a hard drive, it’s the powerhouse gamers crave for playing today’s AAA games.

Predator Helios 300
Predator Helios 300

It’s well-suited for task-heavy computing, as its high-end hardware provides the performance needed for gaming, streaming, and video and photo editing.

Praised for being one of the first notebooks in its class to feature a 144Hz display, the new Helios 300’s bright 15.6-inch or 17.3-inch Full HD IPS [1] display is now framed by a narrow border and includes 3 ms overdrive response times.