Acer Predator Helios 700 - Gets Refresh for the Year 2020 with Latest Intel Core Processors and Nvidia Super Graphics. 11

Acer Predator Helios 700 – Gets Refresh for the Year 2020 with Latest Intel Core Processors and Nvidia Super Graphics.

Previous Year the Acer Predator Helios 700 got a massive refresh in terms of build. The whole chassis was residing for better thermal and aesthetics.
The most noticeable change was the sliding keyboard to get better airflow, and man, it was one of the best things about the Helios 700, thermal throttling was an issue it rarely faced.
Now for 2020 the chassis is the same, and it should be, I mean why should one change it when it offers such an excellent performance, the main change is the CPU, GPU, and RAM.
Here is a Detailed Specification Overview of the Acer Predator Helios 700.

Acer Predetor Helios 700 Specification Table

SpecificationsAcer Predator Helios 700
Display17.3-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080)
IPS-LCD Display
144Hz Refresh Rate
Nvidia G-Sync
300 nits Brightness.
Operating SystemWindows 10 Home
CPU1) Intel Core i7-10875H 
8C/16T, 2.3/5.1GHz

2) Intel Core i9-10980HK
8C/16T, 2.4/5.3GHz
GPU1) Nvidia Geforce RTX 2070 Super

2)Nvidia Geforce RTX 2080 Super
MemoryUP to 64GB
LPDD4-2993MHz
StorageSSD
512GB/1TB/2TB NVMe Raid 0
256GB/512GB/1TB PCIe Gen 3 NVMe
HDD
2TB 5400RPM
1TB 7200RPM
AudioDTS X:Ultra Audio
Windows Spatial Sound for PC Gaming with DTS License integrated
Acer TrueHarmony Technology
ConnectivityKiller WiFi 6
Killer Ethernet E3100G
I/O Ports1X HDMI
1X Display Port
3X USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type A
2X USB 3.1 Gen 3 Type C
(2X Thunderbolt 3 Ports)
1X RJ 45 Ethernet Connector
CameraYes
Power4670 mAh Battery
330 W Power Adapter.

Specification Details
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Design and Build Quality

There is no change in Helios 700 2020 from the previous 2019 model, it has the same design and builds quality, the same sliding keyboard mechanism, and the same type RGB. And it was good from Acer to not to change the Chassis as it is great as of now, it has one of the best thermals out there, so even though the design is old it is still excellent.

Display

Acer Predator Helios 700

Helios 700 has a 17.3-inch IPS-LCD Display, with a native resolution of 1920X1080(FHD), with a Refresh Rate of 144Hz.
And is also Nvidia G-Sync compatible, has a max brightness of 300 nits.

Performance

CPU

Helios 700 is powered by the 10th gen Core i9 and Core i7 processors.
1) Intel Core i7-10875H
An 8 Core 16 Threaded CPU with a base clock of 2.3GHz and a Single-core Boost Clock of 5.1 GHz achieved through Intel Thermal Velocity Boost Technology.
2) Intel Core i9-10980HK
Again An 8 Core 16 Threaded CPU with a base clock of 2.4GHz and a Single-core Boost Clock of 5.3GHz achieved through Intel Thermal Velocity Boost Technology.

It would have been great; it also had some AMD Ryzen 4000 Series options like the Ryzen 7 4800H and Ryzen 9 4900H, but as the planning of laptop of such a caliber starts at least two years back, so Acer is not the one to blame for.

GPU

Acer Predator Helios 700

For GPU, it has Options Nvidia Geforce RTX 2070 Super or Nvidia Geforce RTX 2080 Super.
1) Nvidia Geforce RTX 20270 Super
A 2560 Cuda Core GPU with a Base Clock of 1140MHz and a Boost Clock of 1380MHz and an 8GB GDDR6 VRAM.
2)
A 3070 Cuda Core GPU with a Base Clock of 1365MHz and a Boost Clock of 1560MHz and an 8GB GDDR6 VRAM.

The Options are
1) Intel Core i7-10875H + Nvidia RTX 2070 Super
2) Intel Core i9-10980HK + Nvidia RTX 2080 Super.

Thermals

According to Acer, it has included a new thermal solution, that is called Predator PowerGem.
Predator PowerGem offers upto 3.83X more vertical heat conductivity than Copper, and it should improve heat dissipations and reduce Throttling.

All models include three copper heat pipes, Acer CoolBoost technology, a vapor chamber, and two Acer custom-engineered 4th generation AeroBlade 3D fans. However, Predator PowerGem is only available on the Core i9 models.

Memory and Storage

Helios 700 offers upto 16GB of LPDDR4 2993 MHz RAM, and it can be upgraded upto 64GB of LPDDR4 2993 MH RAM.
For Storage, it has many options.
SSD
512GB/1TB/2TB NVMe in Raid 0 Configuration
256GB/512GB/1TB PCIe Gen 3 NVMe 8Gb/s Read/Write
HDD
2TB 5400RPM
1TB 7200RPM.

Battery

We are expecting it to have the same battery as the Helio 700 2019 version, but as of now, there is no information for the battery and power brick.

I/O Ports

It has the same ports as the Helio 700 2019 version, just an addition of a secondary Thunderbolt 3 port.
1X HDMI
1X Display Port
3X USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type A
2X USB 3.1 Gen 3 Type C
(2X Thunderbolt 3 Ports)
1X RJ 45 Ethernet Connector.

The Port selection is excellent, it has 2 Thunderbolt 3 ports, a Plus point for any laptop and other ports are also very sensible.

Keyborad and TrackPad

Acer claims to have improved the Keyboards.
It now has the MagTek mechanical keys for the WASD keys and a set of new racing keys for increased precision.
The keyboards have a 1.5mm key travel and are sapped in for the standard WASD keys.
The same applies to the bundled MagForce keys. Once swapped, you can use the pre-installed PredatorSense app to adjust the keys’ lighting and actuation. This can also be triggered by pressing the P3 hotkey.

Audio

Acer Predator Helios 700

Audio Features include
DTS X: Ultra Audio
Supported in Windows Spatial Sound for PC Gaming with DTS license integrated
Immersive Audio rendering over headphones and internal speakers,
Acer purified Voice technology with dual built-int microphones
Acer TrueHarmony technology

Security

No Fingerprint Sensor, no Information on the Windows Hello Support, best is to use the standard Pin/Password system.

Connectivity

Connectivity has also been upgraded it has Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650i modem and an E3100G Ethernet port that utilize the company’s DoubleShot Pro technology.

Extra

Helios 700 has an extra Control Option the Predator sense which can be used for overclocking the CPU, GPU, changing the RGB patterns and also for changing the battery modes, it has also has Hotkeys which can use used as quick switch between the battery modes

Acer Predator Helios 700 Pricing

The Acer Predator Helio 700 will be first available in China, it will launch in August with a Starting Price of CNY 44,999(₹4,80,589). them It will Launch in EMEA in September with a Starting Price of €2,699(₹2,29,415), and then in North America in October with a Starting Price of $2,399.99(₹1,81,268).

Conclusion

What to say, The 2020 Acer Predator Helios 700 is an Amazing Laptop. It has some crazy specs, like one of the best Intel Mobile CPU’s, the best Mobile GPU one can get as of now, Very Fast RAM, Fast Storage, Excellent Thermals(well At least on Paper, for the actual performance we have to wait for the Review)
Excellent Display, Great Audio Features, Great I/O Ports Choice, and Connectivity, and that Sliding Keyboard that everyone is in love with.
If it performs just the way it is expected, then it will be a great buy, and going by the USD Price at around ₹1,90,000, it will great buy for gaming-oriented buyers.

Visual Image Credits and Source
https://www.acer.com/ac/en/US/content/predator-series/predatorhelios700
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