Q:which should i choose for video editing? acer aspire vx 15 or acer predator helios 300?I know everything is pretty similar spec wise except for graphics card being better on the helio, but helio has a lower screen brightness? i like to video edit on the beach in the sun sometimes and wondering if its that much of a impact where i should go with the vx because of that. what would you guys go with? is there any specs im missing thats important for video editing to choose between the 2? i7 core 7700 on both, 16gb ram on both. 3.8 ghz processor, same screen res, same storage.
Q:guys I am planning to buy Acer Predator Helios 300. I'll be using it for gaming and a little bit photo and video editing but mainly gaming. I am planning to buy the game drive bundle which includes an additional 2tb hdd for a total of $1000. my budget is strictly $1000. is it worth its price? or is there any better performance laptop for same budget?
Acer Predator Helios 300 Acer has uncharacteristically dived into the gaming laptop arena recently and has been surprisingly competitive in terms of balancing the holy price:performance ratio. Its predator series has been a c... Acer Predator Helios 300
Acer has uncharacteristically dived into the gaming laptop arena recently and has been surprisingly competitive in terms of balancing the holy price:performance ratio. Its predator series has been a contender and offers a wide range of options. This time lets look at its mid-range, the Predator Helios 300.
This is the higher end 15 inch model I reviewed just to make it clear. While it looks thinner, this is actually heavier, thicker and wider than your average 15-incher. With a Core i7-7700HQ processor, 32 GB of DDR4 RAM, Nvidia GTX 1060 6 GB graphics and dual storage, with an M.2 NVMe SSD and a 2.5″ HDD, well that explains it. The IO is impressive with three USB A ports, one USB 3.1 Type-C without Thunderbolt 3 support, HDMI video output, LAN, a card reader, a headphone/mic jack and a Kensington lock and all of these are in the left edge. Theres a PSU on the back-right side which is great since it wont get in the way of your mouse. It is built like a chevy with a strong inner deck, and a multitude of air grills in the back and bottom to provide cooling. The 15-inch monitor is crisp and clear but is a little on the dim side. The backlit keyboard responds well to presses and is quiet but there's a slight annoyance in the numpad being too small and the right shift being too close to the up key, not for fat fingers. And unsurprisingly, battery life is meh with 48 Wh going around 1.5 hours on max volume, brightness, graphics, so don't game hard when your not near a wall socket.
All in all, its a powerful little machine is affordable enough at around $1,100 and provides many upgrade/downgrade options depending on your tastes. However gaming purists will find a lot of better machines by just investing a little more. But nevertheless I wont look down on you for owning one of these as it is a graphical powerhouse, but at the cost of some features. A fair trade-off I suppose.
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