Acer Predator Helios 700 Owners Lounge

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  1. Kaibaman

    Kaibaman Notebook Enthusiast

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    Hey guys how are you liking this laptop? Just got mine yesterday and love it so far!
     
  2. Kaibaman

    Kaibaman Notebook Enthusiast

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    Is it just my laptop or does anyone notice that the airvents on the CPU fan (right side) shoot out less air than the GPU fan (left side)? The back vents shoot out equal air. The same thing occurs regardless if I'm playing a game, or if I have nothing opened at all.
     
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    Kaibaman Notebook Enthusiast

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    can't figure out how to delete this thread. returned this machine and got a corsair i165 instead lol
     
  4. Jalen9762

    Jalen9762 Notebook Evangelist

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    Is this thread dead where can I find a owners forum for this laptop
     
  5. knibbler

    knibbler Notebook Evangelist

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    Ok... I'll post my comments here rather than start a new thread.

    I have the 2080/9750H version of this laptop. Its $2500 at MicroCenter.

    I've had many awesome DTR laptops like the original Titan SLI and the GT83VR and Tornado, big Clevos, GT75, Aorus X9.

    This is 1.65" tall. Pretty much uniformly so it's not fat at one end and slimmer at the other.
    I see why many reviewers trash this laptop. I'ts heavy like the other big boys and the fans can go loud....doesn't mean they do.
    Stock Paste..-100mv undervolt on CPU gives a constant 4.0GHZ clock with about 57c temps.
    Auto fans, very low. So low that it's prob 30% speed.
    Pressing the button for Max speed (like the reviewers do) reduces temps near 50c
    If one had the 9980HK version it appears there would be ample headroom to approach 5GHZ on all 6 cores.
    The bios allows XTU or Throttlestop to raise the power limit to whatever you want.
    Although Intel allows a clock increase of 4 Bins on the 9750H cpu...Acer hasn't unlocked that yet.
    ANYONE EVER MAKES A BIOS FOR THIS LET ME KNOW ;)

    The GPU is capped at 180w. I know the GE75 is capped at 150w and I assume both the Alienware 51M and GT76 are 200w.

    I don't know how the Helios can match or beat those laptops as the scores seem to indicate. NotebookCheck has a score of over 27000 Graphics Firestrike with the 9750H....I can imagine how a 4.8GHZ overclock would help that score.
    The GPU is just cool. 60c or less. Very hard to get higher than that. Even with the keyboard in the closed position the temps are very close to that.
    This is the best cooling I've ever seen. The GT75 with 1080 was my previous best cooler. The Aorus x9, Alienware R4, Tornado F5, Titans..they all had to have fans ramped up and they got hot.
    The fan control is kind of neat. The setting I use is Auto with a tweak. So you can adjust up or down an auto curve and it does the math for you. I can game AAA title and hear my laptop cooler louder than the laptop itself. ( I always use a cooler..actually its built into my desk...so the motherboard etc has a breeze.)

    So ya, Big Heavy, plastic ..nice plastic.. like the GT83VR. If you've had one of those thats some tough well made stuff. Helios is a cooling monster. I guess that's probably all it does really well.

    The screen has a great contrast while it isn't as bright as I'd wish. But I like it.
    One thing that is neat is if you use your DTR on a desk most of the time..you probably reach for the keyboard alot and it's annoying just to press a button or two { if you're using a monitor)
    With this badboy you just slide the keyboard forward, use your mouse, and you don't need a separate keyboard to be in front of your laptop.

    Prob no-one will read this or buy the Helios 700. It will be at the very top till probably next January when the 3080 chips might come out. All the max-q's will come out and match or almost match the performance on this and there will be 120hz 4k screens everywhere.
    But for the next year or so....

    (seems the niche type laptops come out at least 6 months after the initial new graphics card release. My personal goal is to hold on to this for a year and a half and then pick from the top few DTR's)
     
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  6. Mythbuster

    Mythbuster Notebook Enthusiast

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    Thanks and +Rep from me!
     
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