As gamers, we couldn’t have been more hyped when Acer unveiled its new lineup of gaming-centric products. We saw the automated towering behemoth of a gaming chair called the Thronos and a unique 2-in-1 gaming laptop known as the Triton 900 (with a screen that flips around). Now let’s do a closer inspection of another gaming notebook called the Acer Predator Helios 500.

Depending on your tastes, you might find the gaming laptop a bit on the bulkier side of things. Other brands like Razer have presented amazingly sleek and slim designs that can rival premium notebooks. However, Acer chooses to remain steadfast in its menacing and futuristic design language instead. Looks aside, this 17-inch gaming machine is oozing to the brim with high-end gaming specifications.

You get the latest Intel Core i9-8950HK 6-core processor, which comes unlocked and ready to be overclocked up to 4.8GHz. To make sure that your gaming flows buttery smooth, it slaps in a 16GB DDR4 2,666MHz RAM as well as a 512GB PCIe NVMe SSD alongside a 2TB 5,400RPM HDD. Graphics are on the next level via its NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 GPU together with a dedicated 8GB of GDDR5 VRAM.

Ensuring that you get the best experience, the 17.3-inch 1920 x 1080-resolution LED-backlit IPS display flaunts a 144Hz refresh rate. Furthermore, its 300 nit brightness backed by NVIDIA’s G-SYNC technology is a visual treat. If you want to own the Acer Predator Helios 500, be prepared to part with a substantial amount of your savings because this range-topper commands a $2,500 price tag.

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