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Acer Predator Helios 300 17 inch, i7, 1660ti, 8GB, 256 M2+1TB HDD - £1,099 @ Currys
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Acer Predator Helios 300 17 inch, i7, 1660ti, 8GB, 256 M2+1TB HDD - £1,099 @ Currys

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Posted 31st Jan

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Good price for decent specs. This model has pretty much widespread great reviews. I also looked at the screen in store today and it's very good.

Model ph317-53

17 inch model 144hz; saw the screen today and it was very nice. If anything maybe could be brighter, but I was viewing it below a bright shop lightnin Currys and it was fine. The colours, contrast, angles etc were great...the blacks were very deep.

I7 9th gen

8GB ram so slap a 2x8gb pc2666 260 pin set in there. I just bought hyperx off Amazon. Unfortunately I think the 8 in there is 2x4gb.

256gb SSD plus one terabyte HDD so consider upgrading that when an M2 deal comes.

1 year standard warranty.


By the way, you can sign up for the currys care thing and it is free for a month, so you can use that as a dead pixel guarantee (I checked they said that's definitely ok even for only one dead pixel). Then just cancel it after three weeks or something.

Couldn't find any vouchers apart from INT30 but not sure if it'll work.
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Not sure why people are voting it cold...
leemac2231/01/2020 19:24

Not sure why people are voting it cold...


Maybe they do t realise it's 17 inch. I mean it's definitely a good deal
leemac2231/01/2020 19:24

Not sure why people are voting it cold...


Appears to be it’s rrp
It is a good deal mate. It was 1400 the other day. I saw it in currys. The bundle with the 50 quid steam voucher is 1350. So 1099 is a great price.
If this was 2070 it would be blazing and I'd order one.
I got the 15 inch i7 1660ti for £800 the other month and its fantastic, screen is plenty bright enough for me, your correct it does have 2x4gb, i replaced mine with 16gb hyper x and added an ssd, im going to buy another NVMe to put in slot 2 also.
Picture below if anyone interested in how its laid out, im sure the 15 and 17 is setup almost identical.
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Edited by: "Mark_Hickman" 31st Jan
leemac2231/01/2020 19:32

It is a good deal mate. It was 1400 the other day. I saw it in currys. The …It is a good deal mate. It was 1400 the other day. I saw it in currys. The bundle with the 50 quid steam voucher is 1350. So 1099 is a great price.


Yeah it was 1400 reduced to 1099. It's a great deal for the specs 144 17inch with an i7 /1660ti
Mark_Hickman31/01/2020 19:44

I got the 15 inch i7 1660ti for £800 the other month and its fantastic, …I got the 15 inch i7 1660ti for £800 the other month and its fantastic, screen is plenty bright enough for me, your correct it does have 2x4gb, i replaced mine with 16gb hyper x and added an ssd, im going to buy another NVMe to put in slot 2 also.Picture below if anyone interested in how its laid out, im sure the 15 and 17 is setup almost identical.[Image]


I ordered the same ram mate, the 2666, CL15 one
Techgl31/01/2020 19:32

If this was 2070 it would be blazing and I'd order one.


Yeah you're not gonna get a 2070 for anywhere near this price unfortunately.
Edited by: "hugekebab" 31st Jan
Can one of the cold voters find this 17 inch model for anywhere close to 1099?
hugekebab31/01/2020 19:47

I ordered the same ram mate, the 2666, CL15 one


Yes thats the one
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Mark_Hickman31/01/2020 19:51

Yes thats the one [Image]


Oh bum I ordered the 2x8 pack instead of separately and it was ten quid more expensive!
hugekebab31/01/2020 19:53

Oh bum I ordered the 2x8 pack instead of separately and it was ten quid …Oh bum I ordered the 2x8 pack instead of separately and it was ten quid more expensive!


Yeah i luckily noticed that before ordering 😁
Mark_Hickman31/01/2020 19:58

Yeah i luckily noticed that before ordering 😁


Just cancelled mime and reordered separates...thanks for the tip!
hugekebab31/01/2020 20:03

Just cancelled mime and reordered separates...thanks for the tip!


No problem buddy, acer had a promotion on and i got a free predator back pack worth £99 as well but i just checked and unfortunately the offer has ended. its the best bag ive ever had great quality and well designed, shame you cant get it now
hugekebab31/01/2020 19:47

Yeah you're not gonna get a 2070 for anywhere near this price …Yeah you're not gonna get a 2070 for anywhere near this price unfortunately.


ebuyer.com/947…384

Nope need to add 300 more...
What happens with the battery life?
Techgl31/01/2020 20:21

https://www.ebuyer.com/947797-medion-erazer-x15805-core-i7-16gb-1tb-hdd-256gb-ssd-rtx-2070-30026384Nope need to add 300 more...


Tbh if always think it's better to go for the bang per buck card. Then two years down the line just get a new laptop in the bang per buck range.
I'd wait until March the Nvidia laptop Super cards are coming, along with 10th Gen Intel H and a Ryzen refresh too.
The rtx 2060 one can be had for £999
DealsDen10131/01/2020 22:15

The rtx 2060 one can be had for £999


i5, 15 inch mate. Unless another ones come up
hugekebab31/01/2020 22:53

i5, 15 inch mate. Unless another ones come up


True, but could be better for some people with the better GPU here is the link if you want to post it.. box.co.uk/NH.…ate
DealsDen10131/01/2020 22:55

True, but could be better for some people with the better GPU here is the …True, but could be better for some people with the better GPU here is the link if you want to post it.. https://www.box.co.uk/NH.Q54EK.014-Acer-Predator-Helios-300-PH315-52-58EG_2559354.html?wgu=13045_196673_15805088405525_c3941fd6c5&wgexpiry=1588284840&utm_source=webgains_196673&utm_medium=webgains&utm_campaign=affiliate


Yeah i play tarkov which is CPU heavy ..tbh tho the 1660 is a beast
DealsDen10131/01/2020 22:55

True, but could be better for some people with the better GPU here is the …True, but could be better for some people with the better GPU here is the link if you want to post it.. https://www.box.co.uk/NH.Q54EK.014-Acer-Predator-Helios-300-PH315-52-58EG_2559354.html?wgu=13045_196673_15805088405525_c3941fd6c5&wgexpiry=1588284840&utm_source=webgains_196673&utm_medium=webgains&utm_campaign=affiliate


Gpu is hardly better, id much rather have the i7 processor and take the 1660ti over the i5 downgrade.
images below are from helios 300 i7/2060 vs helios 300 i7/1660ti.
Im pretty sure if the test was the i5 version it would of come out below the 1660ti
Why would you take the i5/2060 over this deal posted ?
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Mark_Hickman01/02/2020 12:55

Gpu is hardly better, id much rather have the i7 processor and take the …Gpu is hardly better, id much rather have the i7 processor and take the 1660ti over the i5 downgrade.images below are from helios 300 i7/2060 vs helios 300 i7/1660ti.Im pretty sure if the test was the i5 version it would of come out below the 1660tiWhy would you take the i5/2060 over this deal posted ?[Image] [Image]


Fair enough and I wouldn't pay this sort of money for a laptop anyway and the 2060 is better than the 1660ti by more than 10% ..
Edited by: "DealsDen101" 1st Feb
DealsDen10101/02/2020 14:11

Fair enough and I wouldn't pay this sort of money for a laptop anyway …Fair enough and I wouldn't pay this sort of money for a laptop anyway and the 2060 is better than the 1660ti by more than 10% .. [Video]


That video doesn't count here because the helios 300 is overclocked and cpu undervolted, they're standard figures in your link.
Also from what ive seen as you turn the quality up from low to ultra the gap closes more, but even at 10% not worth it for me when you could have an i7 instead which improves most other aspects of the laptop.
Each to their own i guess
Edited by: "Mark_Hickman" 1st Feb
Well my one has a dodgy speaker.. distorting like crazy about sixty volume
hugekebab01/02/2020 22:01

Well my one has a dodgy speaker.. distorting like crazy about sixty volume


Thats ashame can you get it exchanged easily ? Im shocked because its a good quality well built machine
Mark_Hickman01/02/2020 22:53

Thats ashame can you get it exchanged easily ? Im shocked because its a …Thats ashame can you get it exchanged easily ? Im shocked because its a good quality well built machine


I'm gonna ring Currys. I signed up for their care plan. Actually under sale of goods act 1979 I'm entitled to refund or replacement.
Mark_Hickman31/01/2020 19:44

I got the 15 inch i7 1660ti for £800 the other month and its fantastic, …I got the 15 inch i7 1660ti for £800 the other month and its fantastic, screen is plenty bright enough for me, your correct it does have 2x4gb, i replaced mine with 16gb hyper x and added an ssd, im going to buy another NVMe to put in slot 2 also.Picture below if anyone interested in how its laid out, im sure the 15 and 17 is setup almost identical.[Image]


Count the heat pipes, it's a portable toaster that's the problem with many lower priced Gaming laptops now.

They cheap out on the interior, cooling and case design.

No wonder people buying laptops with little effective cooling are having problems with temps and throttling.

85oc and above and your portable toaster may last a year or two if you are lucky then it's for the bin as the warranty will have expired by then.

Avoid cheap gaming laptops like the plague!
pauledwardking102/02/2020 01:25

Count the heat pipes, it's a portable toaster that's the problem with many …Count the heat pipes, it's a portable toaster that's the problem with many lower priced Gaming laptops now. They cheap out on the interior, cooling and case design. No wonder people buying laptops with little effective cooling are having problems with temps and throttling. 85oc and above and your portable toaster may last a year or two if you are lucky then it's for the bin as the warranty will have expired by then. Avoid cheap gaming laptops like the plague!


I take it your not familiar with the Helios ? Its a great gaming laptop, it might be the cheaper end at £1300 rrp but it has one of the best cooling systems in a laptop it spins over 6000 rpm, its loud as a jet but it does its job and has a crazy amount of air flow, my mrs can feel it across the room sometimes.
I've never had it over 75 let alone 85, i think your referring to the Asus laptops that cook themselves
pauledwardking102/02/2020 01:25

Count the heat pipes, it's a portable toaster that's the problem with many …Count the heat pipes, it's a portable toaster that's the problem with many lower priced Gaming laptops now. They cheap out on the interior, cooling and case design. No wonder people buying laptops with little effective cooling are having problems with temps and throttling. 85oc and above and your portable toaster may last a year or two if you are lucky then it's for the bin as the warranty will have expired by then. Avoid cheap gaming laptops like the plague!


The cooling on the Helios is effective, many reviewers have thoroughly tested its temps. It's also undervolted out the box. Also you can further undervolt it and get temps further down.
Edited by: "hugekebab" 2nd Feb
Mark_Hickman02/02/2020 02:20

I take it your not familiar with the Helios ? Its a great gaming laptop, …I take it your not familiar with the Helios ? Its a great gaming laptop, it might be the cheaper end at £1300 rrp but it has one of the best cooling systems in a laptop it spins over 6000 rpm, its loud as a jet but it does its job and has a crazy amount of air flow, my mrs can feel it across the room sometimes.I've never had it over 75 let alone 85, i think your referring to the Asus laptops that cook themselves


Hopefully that's all she can feel across the room lol.
hugekebab02/02/2020 10:44

Hopefully that's all she can feel across the room lol.


I wish it was more
Edited by: "Mark_Hickman" 2nd Feb
Mark_Hickman01/02/2020 22:53

Thats ashame can you get it exchanged easily ? Im shocked because its a …Thats ashame can you get it exchanged easily ? Im shocked because its a good quality well built machine


Update (I can feel you from across the internet) opened up the laptop, had a small piece of plastic from the case cover where it pops onto the base resting on too of the speaker. Was causing the distortion. Took it off and now it's perfect. Lossless audio file tested and it's a really great set of speakers for a laptop. So absolutely nothing to complain about this laptop apart from noise when gaming (desktop stuff is quiet), but yeah, gaming laptops, and the look of the laptop, which is gamery. I'm going to look for a debrand skin. The screen is brilliant. The brightness, whites, contrast ratio, blacks, and colours are so much better than my other lg ips. I'm honestly surprised how good ips panels are getting these days. I'm definitely glad I went with 17 inch...15 would be too small for god shooters and tarkov with its inventory system.

The frames are excellent in tarkov, it's noticeably easier to get headshots with the frames and 144 panel, and the temps stay under 85 for the CPU and like 70 or so for the GPU...gonna undervolt it even more and see if I can reduce these further.

Yeah, totally pleased with it overall.
hugekebab02/02/2020 16:57

Update (I can feel you from across the internet) opened up the laptop, had …Update (I can feel you from across the internet) opened up the laptop, had a small piece of plastic from the case cover where it pops onto the base resting on too of the speaker. Was causing the distortion. Took it off and now it's perfect. Lossless audio file tested and it's a really great set of speakers for a laptop. So absolutely nothing to complain about this laptop apart from noise when gaming (desktop stuff is quiet), but yeah, gaming laptops, and the look of the laptop, which is gamery. I'm going to look for a debrand skin. The screen is brilliant. The brightness, whites, contrast ratio, blacks, and colours are so much better than my other lg ips. I'm honestly surprised how good ips panels are getting these days. I'm definitely glad I went with 17 inch...15 would be too small for god shooters and tarkov with its inventory system. The frames are excellent in tarkov, it's noticeably easier to get headshots with the frames and 144 panel, and the temps stay under 85 for the CPU and like 70 or so for the GPU...gonna undervolt it even more and see if I can reduce these further. Yeah, totally pleased with it overall.


Nice, all good to hear
Mark_Hickman31/01/2020 19:44

I got the 15 inch i7 1660ti for £800 the other month and its fantastic, …I got the 15 inch i7 1660ti for £800 the other month and its fantastic, screen is plenty bright enough for me, your correct it does have 2x4gb, i replaced mine with 16gb hyper x and added an ssd, im going to buy another NVMe to put in slot 2 also.Picture below if anyone interested in how its laid out, im sure the 15 and 17 is setup almost identical.[Image]


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