Acer Predator Helios is getting a big upgrade this year as the company has launched a new 18-inch variant. Like every Predator-line laptop, it packs top-shelf hardware, but in a not-so-portable form factor (at least not this time). So let’s get into the specs, features, availability, and expected price of the Acer Predator Helios 18 in Nepal.
Acer Predator Helios 18 Overview:
To begin, the Helios 18 features a big 18-inch screen in various resolutions: WUXGA (1,920 x 1,200) at 165 Hz, WQXGA (2,560 x 1,600) at 165 Hz or 240 Hz, and WQXGA at 250 Hz with a mini LED screen. The latter has 1000 local dimming zones and is said to have three times the contrast ratio of standard displays. Regardless of the configuration, they all have a 16:10 aspect ratio and Nvidia Advanced Optimus support.
Similarly, the Helios series now has a new design that includes a simplified matte black chassis with clean edges and thinner bezels. And it’s quite heavy at 3.25 kilograms, which isn’t surprising for an 18-inch laptop. The keyboard has a per-key mini LED backlight with RGB lighting.
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On the performance front, the machine is loaded with the latest stuff from Intel and Nvidia. Users can choose between the Intel Core i9-13900HX and Core i7-13700HX CPUs. The GPU options, on the other hand, go all the way up to the GeForce RTX 4080. The RTX 40 series of GPUs enable DLSS 3, with up to a 4X performance boost in ray-traced games thanks to the new fourth-generation Tensor cores.
Keeping the components cool is a dual custom-engineered 5th Gen AeroBlade 3D metal fans and vector heat pipes. Likewise, its liquid metal thermal grease ensures even superior thermal performance. Memory options include up to 32GB of DDR5-4800 MHz RAM and up to 2 TB PCIe Gen4 NVMe SSD.
Furthermore, for connectivity you get two Thunderbolt 4.0, an HDMI 2.1, an unspecified number of USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-A ports, a micro SD card slot, a Killer Wi-Fi 6 module, and a Killer Ethernet jack. It is powered by a 4-cell 90 Wh battery that refuels via a 330 Watt adapter.
Acer Predator Helios 18 Specifications:
- Display: 18-inch IPS/min-LED, 165/240/250Hz
- Resolution: WQXGA (2,560 x 1,600), WUXGA (1,920 x 1,200),
- Processor: Up to Intel i9-13900HX
- RAM: 32GB of DDR5 RAM (4800MHz)
- Storage: 2TB NVMe PCIe Gen 4 SSD
- Graphics: Up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080
- Keyboard: Per-key mini LED backlight with RGB
- Battery: 90 Wh Li-ion polymer
- Power Supply: 330W adapter
- Ports: 2x Thunderbolt 4.0 ports, 1x HDMI 2.1 port, USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-A, 1x Ethernet, 1x micro SD
Acer Predator Helios 18 Price in Nepal and Availability
The gaming behemoth will be available in EMEA and China in February, with prices starting at EUR 2,499 and CNY20,999, respectively. It will hit shelves at North American Stores in March for USD 1,650. We will update this article with the official price and buy links once the Acer Predator Helios 18 arrives in Nepal.
|Gaming Laptop||Starting Price in the US (Official)||Availability|
|Acer Predator Helio 18||USD 1,650||March|
- Meanwhile, check out our review of the Acer Nitro 5 (12th Gen).