Acer Unveils New Predator Helios 500 Gaming Notebook

24th July 2018 | By Mouseworld Now Correspondent |


Bengaluru, India (July 24th, 2018) – Acer, a leading PC Gaming brand in India, launched its brand new Predator Helios 500 gaming notebook in India. The new Acer Predator Helios 500 features up to 8th Gen Intel Core i9-8950HK with Nvidia GTX1070 8GB Graphics or AMD Ryzen 7 2700 with AMD Vega 56 Graphics. It offers VR-Ready performance, advanced thermal technologies, and faster connectivity.

On the new launch, Acer India CMO & Consumer Business Head Chandrahas Panigrahi said, “The demand for our Predator series has been phenomenal, hence we have expanded the Helios gaming notebook line to provide our gamers with extreme performance on the go.”
“With top of the line processors, graphics card and advanced cooling with custom control for ultimate gaming the Predator Helios 500 represents the epitome of laptop gaming”, added, Chandrahas Panigrahi.

The Acer Predator Helios 500 notebook was unveiled at the next acer press event held in New York early this year. At the event, Acer had announced a range of other new devices and solutions for gamers, creators, families, students and professionals.

Designed for extreme gamers, the Predator Helios 500 is a gaming beast. It features up to overclockable 8th generation Intel Core i9 8950HK + Nvidia GTX1070 8GB Graphics or AMD Ryzen 7 2700 + AMD Vega 56 Graphics. Intel Optane memory increases responsiveness and load times, while fast NVMePCIe SSDs, Killer DoubleShot Pro networking, and up to 64GB of memory keep the action going, making the Helios 500, the ideal gaming notebook for graphic-intensive AAA titles and live streaming.

The Predator Helios 500 has a bright, 4K UHD or Full-HD IPS 17.3-inch display with 144Hz refresh rates for blur- and tear-free gameplay. NVIDIA G-SYNC technology is supported on both the built-in display and external G-Sync Capable monitors, allowing for buttery-smooth imagery without tearing or stuttering.

The device features dual Thunderbolt 3 ports, and display and HDMI 2.0 ports, which support up to three external monitors. Two speakers, a subwoofer, along with Acer TrueHarmony and Waves MAXXAudio technology deliver superior sound and realistic 3D audio using Waves Nx.

The Helios 500 stays cool with the Acer AeroBlade 3D metal fans, and five heat pipes that distribute cool air to the machine’s key components while simultaneously expelling hot air. A user can also control Fan speed and customize it through the PredatorSense app.

The app can also be used to control and monitor the notebook’s vitals from one central interface, including overclocking, lighting, hotkeys, temperature, and fan control.

A backlit RGB keyboard offers four lighting zones with support for up to 16.8 million colors. Anti-ghosting technology provides the control needed for executing complex commands and combos, which can be set up via five dedicated programmable keys.

Price and Availability

The new Predator Helios 500 gaming notebook is already made available in India at exclusive Acer malls and with exclusive e-tail partners. The Intel Ci9 variant quotes a starting price of INR 2, 49,999 and the Ci7 variant is planned to hit the markets soon with a tentative pricing of INR 1, 99,999.

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