Predator Helios 18 and Predator Helios 16
Acer’s gaming laptops prioritize performance, equipped with the latest processors and exceptional features that empower gamers to maximize their gaming potential. The Predator Helios 18 (PH18-72) and Predator Helios 16 (PH16-72) boast an Intel Core i9 processor 14900HX, featuring a newly optimized performance hybrid architecture. This allows users to seamlessly tackle today’s most demanding games and software without compromising on performance. These gaming laptops provide an immersive gaming experience, rendering video game realms with unparalleled realism. The AI-ready laptops are powered by an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, designed with the ultra-efficient NVIDIA ADA Lovelace architecture. This GPU delivers breakthrough performance and AI-enhanced graphics, thanks to DLSS 3.5 technology’s full ray tracing capabilities. Acer’s advanced thermal solutions, including dual 5th Gen AeroBlade fans and liquid metal thermal grease, keep the devices and internals running at peak performance.
The Predator Helios laptops feature impressive displays with options for 16 and 18-inch (16:10) WQXGA or Mini LED panels. Operating at a rapid 250 Hz, these displays support brilliant 1000 nits luminosity and a 100% DCI-P3 colour gamut, providing exceptional visual experiences. Dynamic RGB lighting effects on the laptops’ Predator logos, backside Infinity Mirror lighting bar, and customizable LED backlit keyboards enhance the visual appeal. Users can customize lighting effects and colours using the latest all-in-one PredatorSense ™ app, which also serves as the control and monitor centre for performance modes and fan settings.
In addition to powerful visuals, the Predator Helios 16 and Predator Helios 18 laptops incorporate the latest sensory technology features. The new MagKey 3.0 on the vital WASD buttons, along with two additional sets for customization, provides a personalized gaming experience. MagClick introduces a patented swappable mechanical switch for distinct tactile feedback and faster response time. Meanwhile, MagSpeed combines speedometer aesthetics with vibrant LED lighting underneath for pleasing effects. For communication and streams, the laptops leverage Acer PurifiedVoice 2.0’s triple microphone array and AI noise reduction technology, along with Acer PurifiedView ™ AI-powered webcam solution for clear video and image outputs. The laptops ensure an immersive audio experience with DTS:X Ultra embedded in the headphones and internal speakers, delivering high-quality and distortion-free audio. Stable and fast network speeds are guaranteed with Wi-Fi 7 capability, and each laptop features two all-around USB Type-C Thunderbolt 4 ports and MicroSD card readers for added convenience.
Predator Helios Neo 18 and Helios Neo 16
Introducing the cutting-edge Predator Helios Neo 18 (PHN18-71) and Predator Helios Neo 16 (PHN16-72), designed to offer the latest gaming technology and features at more affordable price points, catering to the needs of casual and entry-level esports enthusiasts. Renowned for their distinctive aesthetics, the Helios Neo laptops continue to captivate with visually striking designs, featuring laser-etched encrypted codes on deep black anodized covers, inviting gamers to unravel hidden messages and embark on an exciting journey into the Predator Verse.
Fuelled by the newly optimized Intel Core i9 processor 14900HX, coupled with the potent NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPUs  boasting a maximum graphics power of 140 W  in Turbo mode, the Helios Neo gaming devices go beyond just gaming and content creation. Leveraging AI-driven graphic enhancements and accelerated system performance through DLSS 3.5 technology and full ray tracing, these laptops offer a seamless computing experience. Users can further enhance their systems with configurations of up to 32 GB DDR5 5600 MHz memory and up to 2 TB PCIe Gen 4 solid-state drives in RAID 0. The 5th Gen AeroBlade 3D fan technology, liquid metal thermal grease on CPUs, and vector heat pipes ensure sustained maximum output by efficiently managing heat dissipation. Beyond their powerful internals, the Helios Neo 18 and Helios Neo 16 laptops boast stunning visuals on WQXGA (2560 x 1600) IPS displays featuring 240 Hz refresh rates, 3 ms response time, and complete coverage for the 100% DCI-P3 colour range. With NVIDIA Advanced Optimus and G-SYNC technology, these panels dynamically adjust frame rates and reduce latency based on the loaded games and applications. Additional features include dynamic lighting customization on the 4-zone RGB keyboard, and device management through the PredatorSense 5.0 utility app (featuring a dedicated PredatorSense Key), granting users full control and the ability to personalize their devices.
The laptops also incorporate Acer’s AI-enhanced video conferencing tools, Acer PurifiedVoice 2.0, and Acer PurifiedView. The powerful DTS:X Ultra surround sound speaker system enhances audio for gaming, chatting, and leisure activities. For seamless connectivity, the laptops feature Intel Killer DoubleShot Pro, ensuring lag-free connections. A comprehensive range of ports, including two USB Type-C with Thunderbolt 4 ports, an HDMI 2.1 port, and MicroSD card readers, further enhance the versatility of the Helios Neo 18 and Helios Neo 16 laptops.
Price & Availability
The Predator Helios series introduces the powerful Predator Helios 18 (PH18-72) priced at $1,999.99, and the slightly more affordable Predator Helios 16 (PH16-72) starting at $1,899.99. Additionally, the Predator Helios Neo series offers the Neo 18 (PHN18-71) at $1,549.99 and the Neo 16 (PHN16-72) at $1,499.99. It’s important to note that exact specifications, prices, and availability may vary by region. For detailed information tailored to specific markets, interested consumers are encouraged to contact their nearest Acer office via www.acer.ae.