Acer Predator Helios 300 review: Excellent gaming performance at the push of a button

Acer’s Predator Helios 300 has power to spare for gamers on a budget. 

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At the top left of the Acer Predator Helios 300’s keyboard is a tiny button labeled Turbo. Not fully knowing what it did, I pressed it when I booted up for the first time. Almost instantly the system’s dual fans came to life as each of their 59 blades helped blast a surprising volume of air through the rear vents with the sound of a jet engine spinning up. Turns out, I had just overclocked the laptop’s Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Ti graphics chip to eke a little more power, and the fans were going full throttle to keep it cool. 


  • Excellent 1080p gaming for the money.
  • Turbo and PredatorSense buttons give you direct control over performance.
  • Storage and memory easily accessed for upgrades.

Don’t Like

  • Single 256GB SSD is not enough storage.
  • Display
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