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Acer Predator Helios 500 Gaming Laptop - £1337.93 @ Amazon US
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Acer Predator Helios 500 Gaming Laptop - £1337.93 @ Amazon US

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Acer Predator Helios 500 PH517-61-R0GX Gaming Laptop on sale right now @ Amazon US. US Keyboard btw.

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Spec:
AMD Ryzen 7 2700 Desktop Processor
AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 Graphics
17.3" Full HD 144Hz Radeon FreeSync Display
16GB DDR4
256GB PCIe NVMe SSD

Total price £1337.93 Inc Taxes and delivery (Amazon currency converter price). If you have fee free credit/debit card price will be cheaper.

According to notebookcheck.com "Performance will be just shy of a laptop with Intel Core i9 and RTX 2070 Max-Q graphics but for significantly less money. This 17.3-inch desktop replacement throws efficiency out the window for raw power."
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Cheaper to build one yourself with locally sourced components.
tempt21/07/2019 20:31

Cheaper to build one yourself with locally sourced components.


Can you build a laptop?
Bigspin21/07/2019 20:32

Can you build a laptop?


Yeah! They aren’t grown on trees u know!
Edited by: "mecheekymonkey" 21st Jul
Vega 56? The desktop version requires 2x8pin power connectors. How long does the battery last? 17 seconds?
If you wanna game on the go buy a switch or 3ds xl and a desktop gaming rig for this price.
dijital21/07/2019 20:57

Vega 56? The desktop version requires 2x8pin power connectors. How long …Vega 56? The desktop version requires 2x8pin power connectors. How long does the battery last? 17 seconds?


1.5hrs according to reviews
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Hate these kind of laptops
Don't forget the cost of building your own power station to keep this thing working!
dijital21/07/2019 20:57

Vega 56? The desktop version requires 2x8pin power connectors. How long …Vega 56? The desktop version requires 2x8pin power connectors. How long does the battery last? 17 seconds?


Obviously it'll be a slightly modified version but it's a good question, doubt it'll last much longer than a few hrs
this has gotta be that good its 1337
Does this price include import duty?
richt21/07/2019 22:35

Does this price include import duty?


Yes. All inclusive. Check the 2nd post for all info. I attached pic.
kobrakaan21/07/2019 22:18

this has gotta be that good its 1337


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Edited by: "brilly" 21st Jul
Just purchased mine from Amazon USA for delivery to Hong Kong, total cost with upgraded ram to 32GB and a 2TB Seagate Firecuda HDD was £1230, Amazon UK cost for combined package was £2,113, so I'd say I've got a bargain for the daughter ready for her beginning secondary school.
dijital21/07/2019 20:57

Vega 56? The desktop version requires 2x8pin power connectors. How long …Vega 56? The desktop version requires 2x8pin power connectors. How long does the battery last? 17 seconds?


Battery last less than 90 mins, if it was the Intel model, it would be 3 hours - its a big laptop gaming rig at a really good price - I was looking at spending approx. £2k for a Xmas box gift for a school laptop, specifically a DELL 15in XPS maxed out, this is a way better deal for those who just want to move the laptop around the home - compared to Apple kit, I'm laughing and I'm a Apple fanboy.
chrisrogers123/07/2019 10:44

Battery last less than 90 mins, if it was the Intel model, it would be 3 …Battery last less than 90 mins, if it was the Intel model, it would be 3 hours - its a big laptop gaming rig at a really good price - I was looking at spending approx. £2k for a Xmas box gift for a school laptop, specifically a DELL 15in XPS maxed out, this is a way better deal for those who just want to move the laptop around the home - compared to Apple kit, I'm laughing and I'm a Apple fanboy.


Actually if its Intel mobile cpu, battery life will be above 3hr. Intel desktop cups consume more power than AMD equivalent.
My Clevo with i7 9700K last around 2hr max even with all the power saving features turned on.

Anyway this is a superb price for decent system. According to Tom's hardware review it runs cooler and quieter than comparable other gaming systems.

Btw do a clean Windows install with latest drivers and bios if you need headache free experience. You can upgrade to AMD Ryzen 3 series if Acer releases a bios update.
Edited by: "Bigspin" 23rd Jul
Bigspin23/07/2019 10:49

Actually if its Intel mobile cpu, battery life will be above 3hr. Intel …Actually if its Intel mobile cpu, battery life will be above 3hr. Intel desktop cups consume more power than AMD equivalent. My Clevo with i7 9700K last around 2hr max even with all the power saving features turned on. Anyway this is a superb price for decent system. According to Tom's hardware review it runs cooler and quieter than comparable other gaming systems.Btw do a clean Windows install with latest drivers and bios if you need headache free experience. You can upgrade to AMD Ryzen 3 series if Acer releases a bios update.


Bigspin, apart from updating RAM and adding a 2TB Hybrid HDD I will need to instal a bloatware free version of Windows 10, which I'm sourcing now - I'm a Apple man, so this is the first PC we've ever had in our household, so my question is do i use a thumb drive or external HDD to instal a clean Windows 10 Education Pro version?
chrisrogers123/07/2019 11:04

Bigspin, apart from updating RAM and adding a 2TB Hybrid HDD I will need …Bigspin, apart from updating RAM and adding a 2TB Hybrid HDD I will need to instal a bloatware free version of Windows 10, which I'm sourcing now - I'm a Apple man, so this is the first PC we've ever had in our household, so my question is do i use a thumb drive or external HDD to instal a clean Windows 10 Education Pro version?


Go below link to know how to create and install windows 10

windowscentral.com/how…ort

Get two usb drives. One for win 10 and other for drivers.

Most important drivers are,

AMD chipset driver
AMD Graphic driver
AMD Ryzen master software(allow you to tweak cpu and monitor temp)

Get the above 3 directly from AMD website.

WiFi/ LAN driver (get directly from Killer website/install the driver only version and not full killer software suite)

Killer Bluetooth

Then goto acer support page and download.


Airplane Mode Driver
Audio Driver
Touchpad Driver
Predator Sense

And finally latest BIOS.

Forget about another drivers and software as they are non essential and mostly bloatware


Once you install windows, setup will ask you to connect to internet but pass that. You do that once you install all your drivers and then connect to internet and if you like connect to Microsoft account as well. Otherwise windows update will download and install old drivers.
Bigspin23/07/2019 12:13

Go below link to know how to create and install windows …Go below link to know how to create and install windows 10https://www.windowscentral.com/how-create-windows-10-usb-bootable-media-uefi-supportGet two usb drives. One for win 10 and other for drivers.Most important drivers are,AMD chipset driverAMD Graphic driverAMD Ryzen master software(allow you to tweak cpu and monitor temp)Get the above 3 directly from AMD website. WiFi/ LAN driver (get directly from Killer website/install the driver only version and not full killer software suite) Killer Bluetooth Then goto acer support page and download. Airplane Mode DriverAudio DriverTouchpad DriverPredator SenseAnd finally latest BIOS. Forget about another drivers and software as they are non essential and mostly bloatware Once you install windows, setup will ask you to connect to internet but pass that. You do that once you install all your drivers and then connect to internet and if you like connect to Microsoft account as well. Otherwise windows update will download and install old drivers.


Thanks for the detailed instructions, bloody harder than Apple Software, so need to get a few thumb drives and then follow your instructions. Again, many thanks, most useful.
chrisrogers123/07/2019 12:52

Thanks for the detailed instructions, bloody harder than Apple Software, …Thanks for the detailed instructions, bloody harder than Apple Software, so need to get a few thumb drives and then follow your instructions. Again, many thanks, most useful.


It's not hard. It'll take around 1hr to do the install. You only need 2 usb drives. Download all drivers and put them all to one drive and use other for windows os.

windowscentral.com/how…-10
chrisrogers123/07/2019 10:40

Just purchased mine from Amazon USA for delivery to Hong Kong, total cost …Just purchased mine from Amazon USA for delivery to Hong Kong, total cost with upgraded ram to 32GB and a 2TB Seagate Firecuda HDD was £1230, Amazon UK cost for combined package was £2,113, so I'd say I've got a bargain for the daughter ready for her beginning secondary school.


Which link is this from? Also I'm guessing shipping to the UK is extensively more? Thanks
joedb23/07/2019 15:32

Which link is this from? Also I'm guessing shipping to the UK is …Which link is this from? Also I'm guessing shipping to the UK is extensively more? Thanks


Shipping to uk includes all the tax and delivery cost. So total is around £1337
Bigspin23/07/2019 15:35

Shipping to uk includes all the tax and delivery cost. So total is around …Shipping to uk includes all the tax and delivery cost. So total is around £1337


Good to know! I was referring to the upgraded ram option to 32GB + HD, can't see it as an option?
joedb23/07/2019 15:41

Good to know! I was referring to the upgraded ram option to 32GB + HD, …Good to know! I was referring to the upgraded ram option to 32GB + HD, can't see it as an option?


Maybe he Purchased separately along with the Laptop
joedb23/07/2019 15:41

Good to know! I was referring to the upgraded ram option to 32GB + HD, …Good to know! I was referring to the upgraded ram option to 32GB + HD, can't see it as an option?


I purchased the Seagate Firecuda 2.5 HDD and 2X8GB Hynix Ram sticks at the same time as purchasing the Acer Predator, this added a few quid more P&P to my order - I paid in full in Pounds Sterling, total cost was £1230.00 with dispatch to Hong Kong, which is a Free Port, so no import duties on most goods, the exception being booze and fags - the cost in HK$ was 11,500, which is quite cheap, would have been less but sterling has fell considerably against the US$ this past month. Hope this helps but even at 1300 quid this seems a good deal compared to Amazon UK cost of nearly 2000 quid.
chrisrogers123/07/2019 16:09

I purchased the Seagate Firecuda 2.5 HDD and 2X8GB Hynix Ram sticks at the …I purchased the Seagate Firecuda 2.5 HDD and 2X8GB Hynix Ram sticks at the same time as purchasing the Acer Predator, this added a few quid more P&P to my order - I paid in full in Pounds Sterling, total cost was £1230.00 with dispatch to Hong Kong, which is a Free Port, so no import duties on most goods, the exception being booze and fags - the cost in HK$ was 11,500, which is quite cheap, would have been less but sterling has fell considerably against the US$ this past month. Hope this helps but even at 1300 quid this seems a good deal compared to Amazon UK cost of nearly 2000 quid.


I think this laptop only got 2 ram slots. It already occupied with 2x8gb sticks. So if you need 32gb you'll need 2x16gb sticks.
No, AMD model has 4 RAM slots, 2 very easy to access and upgrade, which is why I got an additional two stick and a 2.5 HDD to go in the HDD drive bay, which is empty - could have purchased another SSD drive for about US$100, but will leave that until Black Friday in November.
This deal has now ended, unit back on sale for over US$1600, so US$1299 was a good bargain for a powerful desktop replacement in a Laptop format - battery life is awful, so its ideal for moving around the house but needs to be mains powered.
chrisrogers124/07/2019 05:14

This deal has now ended, unit back on sale for over US$1600, so US$1299 …This deal has now ended, unit back on sale for over US$1600, so US$1299 was a good bargain for a powerful desktop replacement in a Laptop format - battery life is awful, so its ideal for moving around the house but needs to be mains powered.



chrisrogers124/07/2019 05:14

This deal has now ended, unit back on sale for over US$1600, so US$1299 …This deal has now ended, unit back on sale for over US$1600, so US$1299 was a good bargain for a powerful desktop replacement in a Laptop format - battery life is awful, so its ideal for moving around the house but needs to be mains powered.


I was hovering over the order button a few times... I really hope it comes back on sale in the next few months or the intel equivalent would suit me better for the G-sync monitor I have currently - would be used for the odd bit of gaming rather then any productivity programming that this would shine in having the extra cores.
chrisrogers124/07/2019 05:14

This deal has now ended, unit back on sale for over US$1600, so US$1299 …This deal has now ended, unit back on sale for over US$1600, so US$1299 was a good bargain for a powerful desktop replacement in a Laptop format - battery life is awful, so its ideal for moving around the house but needs to be mains powered.


Anyway I forgot to tell you. Ryzen loves faster ram. Specifically single rank dual channel kits. Sweet spot is ddr4 3200mhz. However ryzen don't like 4x ram sticks. Ideal is 2x8gb single rank kits with speed 2660mhz or above. You'll get nice 10%-15% increase in fps. It's really hard to find single rank 2x16gb kits.
Thanks for update, will check what RAM I have, but it should be the same as the stock RAM at 2400Mhz - this RAM can be overclocked to 2660Mhz, If I wanted faster RAM x 4 Sticks I'd have to disassemble the unit completely to get to the two Stock RAM slots, so overclocking original RAM to 2660 works for me.
joedb24/07/2019 11:48

I was hovering over the order button a few times... I really hope it comes …I was hovering over the order button a few times... I really hope it comes back on sale in the next few months or the intel equivalent would suit me better for the G-sync monitor I have currently - would be used for the odd bit of gaming rather then any productivity programming that this would shine in having the extra cores.


For US market I keep a close eye on SlickDeals, which is where I was alerted to this deal originally - I don't think the top end Intel powered Predator will fall to US$1300, but the low-end Intel powered one may drop to this price point, so worth keeping an eye open - if its for Gaming only the Intel-powered models have the edge, if its gaming and productivity, then the AMD has a big advantage. Anyhow, any of these Rigs for US$1300 is a bargain, particularly given the cost of the 2019 Triton models.
Well, for the price of this puppy in the UK, having it delivered to my address in Hong Kong means I've been able to max mine out as follows for the price Amazon charged with UK import fees:
One Predator 500 Helios AMD Laptop
16GB additional Hynix 2400 Ram (32GB in total)
2TB Seagate Firecuda Hybrid 2.5 HDD
1TB Adata XPG SSD NVME Card (picked up on local used market brand new)
Not a bad deal in my humble opinion for a laptop that burns the 2019 MacBook Pro 15inch and I say this as a Apple Fanbois veteran - battery life is awful, but then again its a desktop replacement mean't to be moved around the home with ease - would cripple daughter taking this to school though as the power brick weighs a ton!
Finally taken delivery of this puppy and was shocked at how big this beast is, not in a negative way as fully aware this is really a mobile desktop replacement, rather than a traditional Laptop you can carry everywhere - but, not having ever seen a Gamer laptop previously, this thing is huge, particularly when comparing with the last 17in MacBook. That said, the Laptop itself does not feel all that heavy, can't say that about the PSU though!
Bigspin23/07/2019 12:13

Go below link to know how to create and install windows …Go below link to know how to create and install windows 10https://www.windowscentral.com/how-create-windows-10-usb-bootable-media-uefi-supportGet two usb drives. One for win 10 and other for drivers.Most important drivers are,AMD chipset driverAMD Graphic driverAMD Ryzen master software(allow you to tweak cpu and monitor temp)Get the above 3 directly from AMD website. WiFi/ LAN driver (get directly from Killer website/install the driver only version and not full killer software suite) Killer Bluetooth Then goto acer support page and download. Airplane Mode DriverAudio DriverTouchpad DriverPredator SenseAnd finally latest BIOS. Forget about another drivers and software as they are non essential and mostly bloatware Once you install windows, setup will ask you to connect to internet but pass that. You do that once you install all your drivers and then connect to internet and if you like connect to Microsoft account as well. Otherwise windows update will download and install old drivers.


Quick question, on the Chipset DL from AMD is it the B450 I have to tick, I know its the AM4 socket, but not too sure on the rest?
chrisrogers129/07/2019 09:41

Quick question, on the Chipset DL from AMD is it the B450 I have to tick, …Quick question, on the Chipset DL from AMD is it the B450 I have to tick, I know its the AM4 socket, but not too sure on the rest?


Yeah. Select B450
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