Acer Unveils Predator Helios Laptops with Intel Raptor Lake Chips, GeForce RTX 4080 Graphics Starting at $1,650

Acer has updated its Predator Helios line of gaming laptops. New items are available in two sizes with display

diagonal 16" and 18".

What is known

Both models are equipped with displays with a resolution2560 x 1600 pixels and 165Hz or 240Hz refresh rate. The type of matrix is ​​not specified, but it is probably an IPS panel. Separately, we note the presence of a top version with a Mini LED display, which has a refresh rate of 250 Hz.

Predator Helios laptops are equipped with Intel Raptor Lake processors with the HX index. The graphics subsystem is represented by a discrete GeForce RTX 4080 graphics card, regardless of modification.

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The amount of RAM is up to 32 GB(DDR5-4800) and 2TB storage (SSD PCIe 4.0). The laptops also have an RGB backlit keyboard, Wi-Fi 6E controller, Thunderbolt 4 (x2), HDMI 2.1 (x1) and USB-A 3.2 Gen 2 (x3) connectors along with a microSD slot.

Price and when to wait

Gaming laptops will be on sale this year.The Acer Predator Helios 16” starts at $1650 (from $2800 for the Mini LED version). You can buy the Predator Helios 18” for at least $1,700 ($3,000 for the Mini LED version).