- Acer has announced updates to four of its most popular laptops
- The updated laptops get powerful processors and GPUs
- Acer Nitro 7 has also received a number of key upgrades
Acer has announced updates to four of its most popular gaming notebooks: the Predator Helios 700, Predator Helios 300, Predator Triton 300 and Nitro 7. The company has announced a refresh to these models in a bid to bring improved performance and new features to gamers.
With the update in tow, Acer's notebooks now bring the latest 10th Gen Intel Core H-series processors. For GPUs, the laptops now get NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER or RTX 2070 SUPER GPUs to enable powerful performance in AAA games. Acer also claims that it has equipped the notebooks with enhanced thermal designs, new cooling technologies, and additional heat pipes to ensure peak performance even under challenging conditions.
Of the four notebooks, the Predator Helios 700 is the most powerful and features the company's sliding HyperDrift keyboard. It comes with an overclockable 10th Gen Intel Core i9-10980HK or i7-10875H processor and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER or RTX 2070 SUPER GPU. The Notebook also gets Acer CoolBoost Technology, a vapor chamber, and two Acer custom-engineered 4th Gen AeroBlade 3D fans.
The upgrades also see the fitting of a faster 2933Hz memory (upgradable to 64 GB), an additional Thunderbolt 3 port (for a total of two), and the latest Killer DoubleShot Pro (Wi-Fi 6 AX1650i wireless and E3100G Ethernet). There's also a PCIe NVMe Solid State Drive. For display, the notebook gets a 17.3-inch 144 Hz FHD IPS display with NVIDIA G-SYNC technology.
Nitro 7, on the other hand, is Acer's solution for gaming on the go. Acer's updated Nitro 7 gets a sleek metal chassis that measures just 19.9 mm (0.78 inches) thin and 2.5 kg in weight. Underneath the hood, there's a 10th Gen Intel Core H-series processor and up to a GeForce RTX 2060 GPU. With up to three slots for high-speed M.2 SSDs, up to 1 TB in RAID 0 configuration, up to 32 GB of DDR4 2933 memory, Killer Ethernet E2600, and Intel Wi-Fi 6, game load and response times are incredibly quick.
The Nitro 7's thermal design includes dual fans, a quad exhaust port design and Acer CoolBoost technology, which can be enabled in NitroSense to increase fan speed by 10 per cent and CPU/GPU cooling by 9 per cent compared to auto-mode. It also gets a 15.6-inch non-glare FHD IPS display with a 144 Hz refresh rate and 3 ms response allows for visuals.