Computers & Laptops | November 12, 2023
Acer’s new releases aim to cater to every segment of the population. Professionals and students will have various alternatives within their catalog, as well as gamers who are the target audience for the Acer Predator Helios Neo 16, a gaming laptop with high-end performance but at a slightly less prohibitive price than its larger sibling, the Predator Triton 17 X.
The gaming laptop Predator Helios Neo 16 will be available for purchase starting from May 2023, with a starting price of 2,200 euros that may vary depending on the component configuration chosen by each user. In addition to its eye-catching design, this new model won’t skimp on specifications.
|Acer Predator Helios Neo 16 (PHN16-71)|
|Processors||Intel Core i5-13500HX|
Intel Core i7-13700HX
|Screen||16-inch IPS display|
WQXGA resolution 2,560 x 1,600 pixels
Aspect ratio 16:10
Refresh rate: 165 Hz
Color: 100% sRGB
Brightness: 500 nits
16-inch IPS display
WUXGA resolution 1,920 x 1,200 pixels
Aspect ratio 16:10
Rate refresh rate: 165 Hz
Color: 100% sRGB
Brightness: 400 nits
|OS||Windows 11 Home|
|Memory||Up to 32 GB of DDR5 RAM|
|Graphics||NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 with 6GB GDDR6 VRAM|
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 with 8GB GDDR6 VRAM
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 with 8GB GDDR6 VRAM
|Storage||512 GB PCIe Gen4, 16 Gb/s, NVMe|
1 TB PCIe Gen4, 16 Gb/s, NVMe
1 TB NVMe RAID 0 SSD
2 TB NVMe RAID 0 SSD
|Thermal solution||Fifth Generation AeroBlade 3D Technology|
Liquid Metal Thermal Paste
|Dimensions and weight||36.01 x 27.99 x 2.65 / 2.82 cm|
Weight: 2.6 kg
|Battery||4-cell 90 Wh lithium ion battery|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi 6 1650i Killer|
Ethernet E2600 Killer
|Release date||May 2023|
|Price||From 2,200 euros|
Every respectable gaming computer tends to have distinctive design features, and the Acer Predator Helios Neo 16 is no exception. Its anodized abyssal black cover conceals laser-engraved encrypted codes that hold a hidden message for users. Additionally, it stands out for its sharply defined forms, in a slightly thicker model than the powerful Triton 17 X but with greater lightweightness (just over 2.5 kg in weight).
To ensure performance meets gamers’ demands, the Helios Neo 16 comes equipped with 13th-generation Intel processors, with both i5 and i7 configurations available. The RAM can also reach up to 32 GB of dual-channel DDR5 memory, allowing for the smooth execution of any type of video game, even triple-A titles, with agility and responsiveness, thanks to the presence of an NVIDIA GeForce graphics card (these laptops will be equipped with RTX 4050, 4060, or 4070 models). Internal storage should not be a problem either, with configurations including solid-state drives ranging from 512 GB to 2 TB.
One of the most critical aspects for laptops primarily used for gaming is overheating. To prevent this, Acer employs its proprietary AeroBlade fan technology, known for being entirely metallic. The laptop’s CPU also features liquid metal thermal paste, ensuring it can achieve peak performance without operational issues.
Regarding the display, the Predator Helios Neo 16 laptop is quite versatile, allowing users to choose between two 16-inch IPS panels, one with a WQXGA resolution of 2,560 x 1,600 pixels, and another WUXGA screen with a resolution of 1,920 x 1,200. In both cases, they cover the full sRGB color gamut, and the refresh rate is 165 Hz, ensuring sharp and clear gameplay, regardless of whether there is a lot of action or not. Additionally, the screens on this model feature NVIDIA Advanced Optimus and G-Sync, ensuring smooth and natural image flow for the user.