Acer Predator Helios Neo 16 (2023) gets a price drop!

Acer Predator Helio Neo 16 (2023) Price in Nepal
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Back in April ’23, Acer refreshed its Helios Neo 16 gaming laptop with a new look and more powerful components. Now, these laptops have received discounts that make them even more appealing. In this article, let’s take a look at the specs, and availability of all Acer Predator Helios Neo 16 (2023) gaming laptops alongside their price in Nepal. 

Acer Predator Helios Neo 16 (2023) Overview: 

If you are unfamiliar with the Helios Neo lineup, it’s basically a cut-down version of the more expensive Predator Helios lineup that makes compromises here and there like a 4-Zone RGB keyboard (instead of Per-Key), and inferior display to reach a more accessible price point. For a gaming laptop, it’s quite popular as raw CPU and GPU performance don’t take a dip relative to Helios laptops even though these are relatively cheaper. 

Design and Display

With that out of the way, the Predator Helios Neo 16 (2023) is quite the looker with its accented back filled with cryptic codes, and illustrations. The logo at the center is quite more prominent than the top-placed one on the Helios 16. Besides that, it also has blue plastic components on the back that tie in the overall look of the machine. The codes on the back actually do lead to something but the prize might not be as interesting as you’d think. (…it’s a wallpaper)

Acer Predator Helios Neo 16 Morse Code Lid

On the display front, there are multiple configurations available starting with basic WUXGA resolution (1920×1200) to WQXGA (2560×1600) at 165Hz refresh rate and 3ms GTG response times. Color coverage on the Neo 16 is at 100% sRGB which is good enough for gaming and day-to-day tasks but colors won’t pop as much as on the Helios 16 with 100% P3 colors. You get support for NVIDIA Advanced Optimus and G-Sync to ensure a seamless gaming experience

Performance and Cooling

Under the hood, the Helios Neo 16 can be configured with up to a Core i9-13900HX CPU and NVIDIA RTX 4070 GPU. Other CPU configuration options include Core i5-13500HX and Core i7-13700HX as well and you can pair them with either RTX 4050 or RTX 4060 GPUs. 

Acer Predator Helios Neo 16 Gaming

On the memory side, the Neo 16 (2023) supports up to 32GB of dual-channel DDR5-4800 MHz RAM and up to a 2TB NVME SDD in RAID 0 configuration. To keep things cool, the laptop features Acer’s all-metal AeroBlade fan tech alongside liquid metal grease on the CPU. 

Battery and Connectivity 

Fueling the Neo 16 is a large 90Wh 4-cell lithium-ion battery that charges via a 230W AC brick. There are no compromises when it comes to the ports as well. There’s one HDMI 2.1 and a couple of Thunderbolt 4 ports on the back, alongside three USB 3 Type-A ports, an RJ45 jack, and a 3.5mm jack, alongside the power jack. For wireless connectivity, there is WiFi 6E, and Bluetooth 5.1.

Acer Predator Helios Neo 16 (2023) Specifications:

  • Dimensions: 14.18 (W) x 11.02 (D) x 1.05 – 1.11 (H) inches, 2.6 kg
  • Build Quality: Aluminum lid,
  • Color Options: Obsidian Black
  • Display: 16-inch anti-glare IPS panel, 165Hz refresh rate, 100% sRGB, G-SYNC, MUX Switch, Advanced Optimus
  • Resolution: WXGA (1900× 1200 pixels) resolution, 16:9 aspect ratio
  • Keyboard: Full-size backlit keyboard (white)
  • Trackpad: Multi-touch trackpad, Windows Precision drivers
  • Security: TPM 2.0 chip
  • Processor: 
    • Intel Core i5-13500HX CPU (Raptor Lake)
      • 14C/20T, 4.7 GHz Max Turbo frequency
    • Intel Core i7-13700HX CPU (Raptor Lake)
      • 16C/24T, 5.0 GHz Max Turbo frequency
    • Intel Core i9-13900HX CPU (Raptor Lake)
      • 24C/32T, 5.4 GHz Max Turbo frequency
  • RAM: 16GB DDR5-4800 in dual-channel mode (up to 32GB)
  • Storage: 1TB M.2 2280 PCIe 4.0 SSD (1x M.2 2242 and 1x M.2 2280 slot)
  • Graphics: 
    • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 
      • 6GB GDDR6 VRAM
    • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 (140W)
      • 8GB GDDR6 VRAM
    • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 (140W)
      • 8GB GDDR6 VRAM
  • Audio: 2x 2W speakers, Nahimic Gaming Audio
  • Battery: 90 Watt-hours Li-Po battery
  • Power Supply: 230W Smart AC power adapter
  • Webcam: HD (720p) camera, E-shutter, Array microphones
  • Connectivity: WiFi 6E, Bluetooth 5.1
  • I/O Ports: 2x USB Type-C (Thunderbolt 4), 2x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A, 1x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A, 1x HDMI 2.1, 1x RJ45 (LAN), 1x mic / headphone combo jack, 1x power connector

Acer Predator Helios Neo 16 (2023) Price in Nepal and Availability

Prices for the Acer Predator Helios Neo 16 (2023) have dropped considerably and now you can get the Core i5-13500HX, RTX 4050 variant for just NPR 159,999. Similarly, the i7-13700HX model with RTX 4060 goes for NPR 189,999 while the i9,4060 model is now just NPR 194,999. 

Acer Predator Helios Neo 16 (2023) Price in Nepal (Before) Price in Nepal (Now) Availability
Core i5-13500HX, RTX 4050, 16/512 GB NPR 189,999 NPR 159,999 Hukut
Core i7-13700HX, RTX 4050, 16GB/1TB NPR 199,999 NPR 174,999 Hukut
Core i7-13700HX, RTX 4060, 16GB/1TB NPR 214,999 NPR 189,999 Hukut
Core i7-13700HX, RTX 4070, 16GB/1TB NPR 259,999 NPR 239,999 Hukut
Core i9-13900HX, RTX 4060, 16GB/1TB NPR 224,999 NPR 194,999 Hukut

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