Acer Malaysia today unveiled new additions to the Predator Helios series, the Helios 16 and Helios 18 that will take gaming experience to the next level with 13th Gen Intel Core processors and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 40 Series GPUs. In the same event, Acer Malaysia also introduced the refreshed performance-geared Acer Aspire 7, which is now equipped with 12th Gen Intel Core H-series processors and ready for gaming.
Predator Helios 16 and Helios 18 – Elevated Gaming Experience
The new Predator Helios 16 and Helios 18 provides ultra-efficient multitasking capability and unhindered immersion while gaming. Sporting a completely new design and upgraded thermals, both gaming beasts are powered by 13th Gen Intel Core™ i9 processor paired with up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 (MGP up to 175W) utilizing NVIDIA Ada Lovelace architecture that offers a significant leap in performance and AI-powered graphics capabilities. Completed with up to 32 GB DDR5-5600 Mhz RAM and up to 2 TB PCIe Gen4 NVMe SSD in RAID 0, the Predator Helios laptops are mobile powerhouses ideal breezing through the most demanding AAA games.
Both Predator Helios 16 and Helios 18 are equipped 16-inch and 18-inch displays respectively in 16:10 aspect ratio. Both displays come in WQXGA (2560×1600) resolution with up to 240 Hz refresh rate so images glide across the screens with minimal ghosting or tearing. Featuring 500 nits peak brightness with 100% coverage of DCI-P3 wide colour gamut, the displays ensure every single detail of an image is reproduced with stunning clarity and lifelike colours. In addition, the 18-inch panel enables greater immersion levels and is also ideal for multiple monitor setups.
Keeping the powerful new components cool for uncompromised performance, the new Predator Helios laptops feature enhanced thermal solutions with dual custom-engineered 5th Gen AeroBlade™ 3D metal fans and vector heat pipes in the shape of rectangles for improved heat dissipation. In addition, the printed liquid metal thermal grease further increases heat transfer and assists with keeping the laptop cool even during intensive gaming sessions.
The Helios series boasts a new design characterized by a sleek matte black chassis with streamlined edges and narrower bezels. Multiple ports can be found at the back of the laptop, accompanied by a customizable RGB light bar that runs along the top of the back vents. Additionally, the detachable thermal deco set at the vents allows gamers to personalize their own unique design.
The mini-LED backlit keyboard has 1.8 mm key travel and anti-ghosting N-key rollover. The per-key RGB backlighting with smooth dynamic effects require less power and helps expel heat efficiently with a specially designed backlight module. The new dedicated Mode key provides instant mode switching for improved gaming performance, while the PredatorSense key makes opening the app simple with one key.
To optimize system settings and monitoring, the new PredatorSense 4 comes with Scenario Manager feature to enable the creation of personal profiles for different gaming setups. Additionally, the NVIDIA Advance Optimus enables longer battery life by dynamically switching between the integrated and discrete graphics.
Available in May 2023 at Acer eStore and Acer official stores on Shopee and Lazada, the new Predator Helios 16 and Helios 18 retail from RM8,999. Pre-orders placed before 30 April 2023 at the select concept store listed in Table 1 will receive freebies worth more than RM1,600. These include an XV272 monitor, a Predator Urban Gaming Backpack, a Predator R6 Chibi Figurine and an Acer SuperCare 2 that provides 3 years on-site warranty with accidental damage and theft coverage.
Acer Aspire 7 – Enhanced Performance
The new Acer Aspire 7 is now equipped with 12th Gen Intel Core i5 H-series processor and NVIDIA GeForce GTX1650 discrete graphics card, making it a versatile powerhouse for everyday tasks as well as gaming and entertainment.
It comes with a 15.6-inch FHD IPS display and 144Hz refresh rate to enable a smoother gaming experience. The Acer Aspire 7 is paired with 8GB DDR4 RAM and 512GB SSD fast-loading storage to enhance computing experience while the additional SSD and RAM slots enable future upgrades based on customers’ needs.
The performance-based and gaming-ready Acer Aspire 7 priced at RM3,199 and is available by end April 2023 at Acer eStore and Acer official stores on Shopee and Lazada.