Acer Predator Helios 500 unveiled in New York

Acer Predator Helios 500 unveiled in New York

Acer welcomes a new member to their Predator gaming line, the Helios 500. Sporting either a powerful Core i9 or Ryzen 7 processor and either Nvidia’s Geforce GTX 1070 or AMD’s RX Vega GPU.


The Predator Helios 500 is massive as it is powerful with its 17.3-inch FHD or 4k 144hz G-sync or Freesync display. Consumers are given the option of going team blue or team red. For Intel’s side, we have a combination of the Core i9-8950Hk processor and Nvidia GTX 1070 GPU. While AMD’s side has the Ryzen 7 2700 processor paired with RX Vega.

As for the rest of the specs, we have a base RAM of 16GB, Intel Optane, up to 2TB of HDD storage, slots for NVMe PCIe SSDs, Killer DoubleShot Pro, and Windows 10.

Acer Predator Helios 500 specifications

  • 17.3-inch FHD 144hz G-sync, Freesync display @ 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • 17.3-inch 4k 144hz G-sync, Freesync display @ 3840 x 2160 pixels
  • Intel Core i9-8950HK processor
  • AMD Ryzen 7 2700 processor
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 GPU (Intel)
  • AMD RX Vega (AMD)
  • 16GB DDR4 RAM
  • up to 2TB HDD
  • Intel Optane
  • Killer DoubleShot Pro

Zen Estacio is a Multimedia Producer for YugaTech. He is the team's laptop guru and one of their resident gamers. He has a monthly column compiling the latest and greatest the Nintendo Switch has to offer. Aside from that, he regularly writes gaming news, reviews, and impressions. You can hit him up at @papanZEN

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