Here we are again, catching up on CES announcements! Acer announced that the Predator Helios gaming laptops are now available with the latest Intel Core 14th Gen processors and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 40 Series Laptop GPUs.
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The Predator Helios 18 and Predator Helios 16 gaming laptops come with options for Mini LED panels, MagKey 3.0 swappable mechanical switches for shorter key travel and response time, and lightning-fast network speeds with WiFi 7 compatibility. In addition, the company announced the new Predator Helios Neo 18 gaming laptop with WQXGA graphics, as well as updates to the Helios Neo 16.
“We are excited to unveil the new Predator Helios gaming laptop lineup for 2024, offering the combination of performance, advanced thermal capabilities, and brilliant displays. Powered by Intel Core (14th Gen) HX Series processors, the laptops’ capabilities are pushed further and are ready to take on new gaming adventures that lie ahead.”James
Lin, General Manager, Notebooks at Acer Inc
Let’s see what Acer had to say about the latest Predator Helios gaming laptop lineup.
Predator Helios 18 and Predator Helios 16 Laptops
Acer’s performance-focused gaming laptops come with the latest processors and superb features, empowering gamers to reach their full potential when in-game. With up to an Intel Core i9 processor 14900HX that features newly optimized performance hybrid architecture, the Predator Helios 18 (PH18-72) and Predator Helios 16 (PH16-72) let users go head-to-head with today’s most demanding games and software without compromise. Video game realms appear as realistic as ever on the AI-ready gaming laptops, powered by up to an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU (MGP up to 175 W) designed with the ultra-efficient NVIDIA ADA Lovelace architecture to deliver breakthrough performance and AI-enhanced graphics thanks to DLSS 3.5
technology’s full ray tracing capabilities.
The laptops offer options of 16- and 18-inch (16:10) WQXGA or Mini LED panels that operate at a rapid 250 Hz, support brilliant 1000 nits luminosity, and 100% DCI-P3 color gamut for exceptional visual experiences. New MagKey 3.0 has been installed on the laptops’ vital WASD buttons with two additional sets for customization included upon purchase. MagClick features a patented swappable mechanical switch that lets gamers enjoy the satisfying sounds of distinct mechanical tactile feedback and faster response time with every key press. Meanwhile, MagSpeed combines speedometer aesthetics with vibrant LED lighting underneath to add pleasing effects.
The Predator Helios laptops also ensure stable and fast network speeds with Wi-Fi 7 capability and each features two allaround USB Type-C Thunderbolt™ 4 ports and MicroSD™ card readers for added convenience.
The Predator Helios 18 (PH18-72) will be available in North America in March, starting at $1,999.99; in EMEA in February, starting at EUR 3,999, and in China in January, starting at RMB24,999. The Predator Helios 16 (PH16-72) will be available in North America in January, starting at $1,899.99; in EMEA in February, starting at EUR 2,799, and in China in January, starting at RMB18,999.
Predator Helios Neo 18 and Helios Neo 16 Laptops
The all-new Predator Helios Neo 18 (PHN18-71) and Predator Helios Neo 16 (PHN16-72) come with the latest technology and features at more accessible price points, to power the gaming adventures of more casual and entry-level esports players. Known for their unique visual appearances, these gaming laptops continue to showcase striking designs and distinctive details with laser-etched encrypted codes on their deep black anodized covers, enticing gamers to decipher the hidden messages and embark on an exhilarating journey to the Predator Verse.
Powered by up to a newly optimized Intel Core i9 processor 14900HX paired with up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPUs with maximum graphics power of 140 W in Turbo mode, the Helios Neo gaming devices enable users to do more beyond gaming and creation. On top of their impressive internals, the Helios Neo 18 and Helios Neo 16 laptops showcase stunning visuals on their WQXGA (2560 x 1600) IPS displays with 240 Hz refresh rates, 3 ms response time, and coverage for 100% DCI-P3 color range. Their panels come with NVIDIA Advanced Optimus and G-SYNC technology to dynamically increase frame rates and reduce latency based on loaded games and applications. They also come with Intel Killer DoubleShot™ Pro for lag-free connections, and a full range of ports including two USB Type-C with Thunderbolt 4 ports, an HDMI 2.1 port, and MicroSD card readers.
The Predator Helios Neo 18 (PHN18-71) will be available in North America in March, starting at $1,549.99, and in EMEA in February, starting at EUR 2,199. The Predator Helios Neo 16 (PHN16-72) will be available in North America in March, starting at $1,499.99; in EMEA in February, starting at EUR 1,699, and in China in February, starting at RMB8,499.
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