*NOT* A Cheapy Predator: PH315-54-760S
For decades, I have used numerous laptops, from basic laptops to business or gaming laptops. This Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-54-760S is one of those that can top the stacks when it comes to overall performance.
In terms of appearance, you will immediately notice a beautiful abyss black 15″ gaming laptop with the Acer Predator logo on the center. It’s not much different from the previous generation.
The PH315-54-760S weighs 5.51 lbs or 2.49 Kg, not the sleekest gaming device, but its weight is comparable to a lot of gaming laptops in the market today. I also like the webcam that is convenient for home office, video conference, Zoom, and so forth.
How is the build quality?
Build quality is very good on this unit, the top cover is made from Aluminum, so is the keyboard deck, overall it feels sturdy. Add that to the silverish tone and blue-colored heatsinks in the exhaust vents, it looks very stylish.
The PH315-54-760S carries a 512GB of fast SSD, but also carries 3 other empty slots for you to expand your storage if one day, you use it all up, 3 empty slots!! Now, these three expandable slots are really rare on a gaming laptop at this selling price.
Good parts of PH315-54-760S
Let’s point out the highlights of this laptop;
- The design is awesome, solid build quality
- Plenty of big vents, pretty good thermals
- Latest i7 CPU
- Ray-Tracing Graphics
- Fantastic Screen
- RGB Zoned & dedicated backlit keys
- Plenty of empty slots to upgrade plus expandable RAM
The RTX NVIDIA Graphics card and the 11th generation of i7 processor were designed to handle modern games such as GTA, CS: GO, COD, Red Dead, Battlefield, League of Legends, etc with no lagging issues. Need an external monitor to play these games? Read this Acer monitor comparison.
One note, this PH315-54-760S is a gaming laptop, so you cannot expect a battery life of an ultrabook. All gaming laptops need more power and resources to play your game, hence it effects on its battery life. So if battery life is your essential requirement, this might not be the one for you, check on this non-gaming laptop instead.
Table of specification
|Product Name||Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-54-760S Gaming Laptop | Intel i7-11800H | NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU | 15.6" Full HD 144Hz 3ms IPS Display | 16GB DDR4 | 512GB SSD | Killer WiFi 6 | RGB Keyboard|
|Display||ComfyView 15.6″ Full-HD 1920×1080 144Hz IPS Display||Dimension in inches||14.3 x 10 x 0.90|
|CPU||Octa-Core (8-Cores/16-Threads) 11th Gen Intel Core i7-11800H (2.30 – 4.6GHz, 24MB Cache)|
|RAM||2x8GB(Dual Channel, Total 16GB)|
|GPU||GDDR6 NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060|
|Peripherals||Kensington lock, 1x RJ-45 Ethernet port, 1x HDMI, 2x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A, 1x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A, 1x Thunderbolt 4/USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C for DisplayPort, up to 10Gbps transfer rate, and USB Charging.|
|Other Features||Bluetooth 5.1, Wi-Fi 6, Webcam, Microphone, RGB backlit Keyboard with numberpad, TPM security, BIOS Password, Predator Sense Key|
It becomes rare and rare to find a strong gaming laptop that can be a future-proof device to play future PC games at a reasonable price.
This PH315-54-760S will definitely be your best investment for the years ahead. It performs fast, has a 144Hz IPS screen, solid metal quality, very ideal for school and gaming.
The Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-54-760S is an impressive gaming laptop, not only because of its looks but most of all because of its performance. For its price, you are getting your money's worth.
- Aluminum lid
- Newest i7 processor
- Ray-tracing GPU
- IPS display
- RGB backlit keyboard
- Battery life could be better