Acer Predator Helios 300 laptop review

A high-end gaming and video editing machine

Acer Predator Helios 300 17 (2022)
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Digital Camera World Verdict

Finding a laptop that's well specced and can cope with top-end games without breaking the bank is a challenge, but one that the Acer Predator Helios 300 is up for. It's worth considering if you want gaming capabilities alongside power for creative tasks.


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    Flashy gaming looks

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    Packed with power

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    High-quality 17-inch display


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    Flashy gaming looks

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    Poor battery life

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    Definitely on the large side

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In terms of what you need from a laptop, video editing and video gaming are not all that different: enter the Acer Predator Helios 300, which is undoubtedly a gaming laptop first but will serve you very well as a video editing rig too.

We're reviewing the 17-inch model here (a 15-inch version is also available), which means you're sacrificing portability for screen size. Yes, you can carry it around if you like, but it's a struggle – and you shouldn't expect too much in terms of battery life.

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David Nield

Dave is a freelance journalist who has been writing about all kinds of tech for more than two decades, covering everything from laptop reviews to data security news to guides to how to use the latest apps. When he's not busy trying to hit a specific word count and deadline, he enjoys long walks in the countryside, movies, and the occasional football match. He's based in Manchester, UK.