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Acer Helios 300 2018 Gaming Benchmarks - 15 Games Tested!

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The Acer Predator Helios 300 is a well priced gaming laptop with great specs, my unit has an Intel i7-8750H CPU and Nvidia 1060 6GB graphics, so let’s get into the benchmarks see how well it performs in 15 different games! Check pricing and configuration options at Amazon: https://amzn.to/2MWOHJB Check my full review of the Acer Helios Predator 300 here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QA7UFi-uO1M Games tested: Overwatch Fortnite Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) Dota 2 PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) Assassin's Creed Origins Shadow of War Battlefield 1 The Witcher 3 Watch Dogs 2 Rise of the Tomb Raider Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege Far Cry 5 DOOM ► Subscribe for weekly tech videos! https://www.youtube.com/JarrodsTech?sub_confirmation=1 My camera gear: Panasonic GH5: http://amzn.to/2DRh2K7 Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 Lens: http://amzn.to/2DQHe7I Metabones Speedbooster: http://amzn.to/2mSDCtK Davis & Sanford Tripod: http://amzn.to/2FXkC6c Rode Videomic Pro: http://amzn.to/2FUDOBH --- Follow me --- Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/JarrodsTech Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jarrodstech We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
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Sehvens (20 hours ago)
No one maxes out fortnite they turn a bunch of stuff on low I will be looking forward to unboxing my acer Helios mine is 144hz screen 2018 version I’m excited
Jarrod'sTech (17 hours ago)
Everyone uses different settings, that's why I test at all available setting presets, easy to reproduce compared to me going through and manually setting a whole screen if settings and trying to explain what I'm using and why. Hope the Helios 300 goes well!
Dyslexic Batnam (9 days ago)
So I literally just got this laptop today and I put Overwatch at max settings and it ran just fine the first time. But now it's only running at 10 fps at the same settings. Anyone know what the hell is going on? Also every other game runs just fine
Shambhu Bhujel (4 hours ago)
Dyslexic Batnam May be because of new graphics drivers since it’s giving some bugs n fps drops
Jarrod'sTech (9 days ago)
Are you playing on battery power, or is the battery not at 100%?
Steven Han (13 days ago)
These results looks better than the Aero 15x despite having a weaker GPU, is this because of the dual channel?
Steven Han (13 days ago)
+Jarrod'sTech i did some calculation (see link) base on +8.55% FPS via dual channel effect when gaming at max level. the Aero 15x still perform at average -2fps or only +6% FPS, across 12 games. I think its ok to call them a disappointing draw for Aero 15x. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/e/2PACX-1vSgT44_1EpB7xGW_br-HNKHX56MeU7RFjcpDeFIoesKLU0MSQGX_-iDdJRdRPtpIKARA1Ev0FZdO_sa/pubhtml?gid=0&single=true
Jarrod'sTech (13 days ago)
Yeah most likely, I've got a video comparing single to dual channel here which shows you how much of a performance difference that makes in the same games: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E_aPaj5QkmM
Sulfury DBX (13 days ago)
Thanks a lot, that was exactly the vidéo i was looking for :)
Jarrod'sTech (13 days ago)
No problem!
DnA Clan (21 days ago)
Does this laptop have a displayport? I tried plugging one in and it wouldn't fit, I'm wondering if it uses a mini displayport cable.
Jarrod'sTech (21 days ago)
Hmm strange, not sure what version of HDMI that would be if it's a 1080p monitor, according to this if 120Hz is supported 144 should be too: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HDMI#Refresh_frequency_limits_for_standard_video
DnA Clan (21 days ago)
+Jarrod'sTech I currently have it plugged with an hdmi cable to my 144hz monitor, sadly I only get up to 120hz because of it only being compatible with HDMI.
Jarrod'sTech (21 days ago)
It doesn't, it only has an HDMI port, so you'll either need an HDMI cable or adapter to HDMI
awais ali (26 days ago)
Can you please help me. Which one with i should go. Asus Rog zephyrus GM501? Dell G7? Hp omen 1070? Acer helios 500? MSI G65? I want to purchase a good gaming laptop. But confused and havent enough info about them.
Jarrod'sTech (26 days ago)
I've got detailed reviews on most of those on the channel: ASUS Zephyrus: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lObIbYTK-RM Dell G7: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q67IRsQhIDo&t=17s Acer Helios 500: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CqSNcl6ik9Q MSI GS65: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KVC5M1Tue_k Unfortunately HP have never responded to me so I am not able to get review units. Out of those I'd expect the Zephyrus or Helios 500 to perform best given they are available with 1070 graphics. The Helios is much thicker but also cooling, and a 17" laptop compared to 15" on the ASUS.
The Pirate Peach (1 month ago)
I just yeeted that proceed with purchase button on amazon
Jarrod'sTech (1 month ago)
👍 let me know how it goes
BiZen (1 month ago)
i just got this laptop but i'm getting verly low fps compared to the benchmarks. in fortnite i get around 80 to 120 regardless of the quality level. its the same in other games as well(dota 2 ~80-10fps low to ultra, csgo ~ 100 - 140 fps). i updated the nvidia as well as intel drivers, but no change. please help.
BiZen (1 month ago)
+Jarrod'sTech hey i found out that my gpu usage was only 60-70% while playing fortnite whereas it should be 99% always. i think this is the problem but no solution yet.
Jarrod'sTech (1 month ago)
Yes it should go up with lower settings/resolution, not really sure why it'd stay the same, if you're playing off battery power it may be that the battery can't power the hardware any further.
BiZen (1 month ago)
i realize there will be differences in fps. but shouldn't it increase when i lower the settings? i'm getting no changes in fps even when i lower the settings. in cs go i get the same 100-140 fps even when i lower the resoultion and play on low settings(other games too). i've checked vsync it's off as well. don;t know what the problem is..
Jarrod'sTech (1 month ago)
There will be differences unless you run the same tests as me, in csgo I tested using the fps Benchmark, have you tried that rather than measuring actual game play? Stuff like that like fortnite too will vary depending on what other players are doing and where you are in the game etc so hard to get a one size fits all frame rate unfortunately
BiZen (1 month ago)
yeah same specs with gtx 1060 and 8750h. i have the 144hz variant and i'm always plugged in while gaming and max fans. temps are also fine sometimes reaching 90 max.
Piyush (1 month ago)
Is it ok to buy this laptop with i5 8 gen variants.
Jarrod'sTech (1 month ago)
Yeah, the i5-8300h is still a great option for games in a laptop, same all core turbo speed as the i7 but less cores, though for many games four is plenty. I'll be doing a comparison between them both in the future
PauZz (1 month ago)
Were the games tested on 144hz ? Cuz from what i know this laptop has a 144hz monitor
Jarrod'sTech (1 month ago)
No mine had a 60hz screen, the 2018 model is available with either 60hz or 144hz though, but the screen refresh rate will not change the performance shown here.
Tigger The Nigger (1 month ago)
as fortnite is probaly the easiest to deal with, i get bottlenecked at 40 fps -100 fps every game, usually under 60 fps constantly, is there anyway to fix this?
Jarrod'sTech (1 month ago)
Are you playing on battery power or while plugged into the wall?
Tigger The Nigger (1 month ago)
i play at lowest settings aswell
Malhar Morey (1 month ago)
Really new nvidia driver slows the performance?
Jarrod'sTech (1 month ago)
Nope, Hardware Unboxed looked at this recently and found no change: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lY7_ujxbdNY
A T• (1 month ago)
Just Ordered Helios 300 i7 8th Gen!
A T• (1 month ago)
+Jarrod'sTech 😉
Jarrod'sTech (1 month ago)
Nice! Let me know how you find it 👍
Turtleman4713 (2 months ago)
Trying to decide between Acer predator Helios 300 and asus rog zephyrus, do you have an opinion on this?
Turtleman4713 (2 months ago)
Thx 4 the help man, guess I'll go with zephyrus then
Jarrod'sTech (2 months ago)
The Zephyrus is thinner, more expensive, available with better specs, and runs cooler without throttling in my own testing. It's also got an RGB keyboard, higher quality screen, and has a thunderbolt port but no ethernet port.
Donald Zuma (2 months ago)
YOUR TECH VIDEOS ARE SO UNDERATED MAN GOOD SHIT WTF WISH U GET MORE SUBS BRO GOODLUCK MAN
Jarrod'sTech (2 months ago)
Thanks! 👌
Dofus 3.0 (2 months ago)
laptop gtx 1060 or discktop gtx 1060 ?
Jarrod'sTech (2 months ago)
No problem!
Dofus 3.0 (2 months ago)
thanks
Jarrod'sTech (2 months ago)
They're pretty close, but desktop is better, to be honest it's more a matter of whether or not you want a laptop or desktop rather than the difference between each 1060, that's more important than the small performance difference.
Chad Hay (2 months ago)
Just ordered the i7 8750h 16gb of ram model with the 144hz and 1060. Was the best deal for the specs i wanted almost went with a dell g7 and hp envy. But both models in my price range had 60hz panels and after playing on a 1080p 120hz and 1440p 144hz im not going back to 60. Would love to have g-sync but the cheapest laptop i could find with that was around 1400-1500. Picked the acer up for 1100 seems great for a 6 core i7 16gb’s of ram and a 1060. It only came with a 256 ssd but i have a 2tb sshd laying around I’m gonna throw in. Not sure if i have one 16 or 2 8gb ram sticks. If i have one guess I’m upgrading to 32 because i want dual channel.
Jarrod'sTech (2 months ago)
Nice! Let me know how it goes, interested to hear how you like it 😃
Ibrahim (2 months ago)
Can you do a comparison of this with asus rog gu501gm. It has the same specs but with TB3. I saw that even if it has the same 1060 6gb nonMQ, rog is still underperforming but cant quite trust that because of lack reviews of gu501gm , its being overshadowed by the zephyrus m. Thanks
Jarrod'sTech (2 months ago)
Yeah fair enough I understand
Ibrahim (2 months ago)
+Jarrod'sTech thanks jarrod. It is just if you can tho. Since it lacks reviews all over.
Jarrod'sTech (2 months ago)
I'll see if Asus have it available, I've already reviewed the 1070 one so not sure if they'll want to also give me that model
When you do the undervolt can you Test fortnite framerates not at Max settings but at "gamer" settings with most things turned down or off except for maxing view distance and textures Most reviews only test at low mid epic and high even though if your competitive you wouldn't play at those settings exactly
Jarrod'sTech (2 months ago)
I can't, I've already sent the laptop back after testing, still a few more Helios 300 videos to come though. While I understand people may not actually play at the templates settings testing with these makes it easier to compare rather than explaining all the random customisations that I've made.
Dilip Ram (3 months ago)
mine has the same config ,except it came with a 16gb 2400mhz single channel ram, getting low gpu use n low minimums in cpu heavy games , will adding another 16 gb @2400 for dual channel give better results like ur benchmarks?
Jarrod'sTech (3 months ago)
I also had DDR4-2666 memory so it will be a little faster, but yes there should be a fairly big jump forward going from single channel to dual channel memory, I've covered this in detail here if you want to get an idea of the performance differences to expect: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E_aPaj5QkmM
ja df (3 months ago)
Finally its up! Will wait for the thermal testing :)
Jarrod'sTech (3 months ago)
Should be up on Tuesday!
Richard Cagle (3 months ago)
But. Does it need gsync? I have a 1080ti pc and when I do benchmarking I turn off gsync. The couple times I forgot to turn it back on I noticed almost immediately. Am I spoiled forever now? Can I even be bothered with a display that doesn’t use gsync? My hardware will always have a nvidia gpu for the foreseeable future.
Jarrod'sTech (3 months ago)
I don't mind the tearing myself but yeah I guess it's subjective, the first time I used G-Sync I only noticed the difference when turning it off. I think it's less noticeable when you're running at higher frame rates though, and as the laptop has a 144Hz screen then it may be less of an issue to not have G-Sync.
Niranjan Dixit (3 months ago)
Doesn't it feel euphoric when you find the search results for a very specific query? Thanks Jarrod!! I wanted to know how Rainbow Six performs on this beast of a machine as I am eagerly waiting for it to arrive!!
Jarrod'sTech (3 months ago)
That's lucky! Cool, hope you like it 😃 let me know how it goes!
Hazzbro (3 months ago)
I am considering buying this soon, if possible could you please test VR on this so I know overall how it may run. Also, for a simmilar price is there anything better? TBH I don't really care that it's thick. Obviously thinner is better but thicc boi is worth it when you getting such good performance.
Jarrod'sTech (3 months ago)
How would I test VR without owning any VR equipment? Not being rude, legitimately curious because I don't know much about it. I always test VRMark but that's about all I can really do. I sent the laptop back today, but the full review video that will come out in a few days has those results and more benchmarks outside of gaming so I hope that helps.
luke kin (3 months ago)
watching this on my predator helios 300
Andrew is homeless (12 days ago)
I got mine fron fingerhut
Dyslexic Batnam (14 days ago)
+luke kin I'm getting mine soon :)
luke kin (1 month ago)
+Mohammed Sherry positive
Mohammed Sherry (1 month ago)
What's your feedback on this after usage?
Jarrod'sTech (3 months ago)
👌👌
Luca (3 months ago)
Jarrod!! please let me know when you'll review the Metabox pa70 with the new processor, I swear I'm waiting for your review with temperatures and performance before buying it! I need also to know if they fixed the throttling issues it had because of the clevo control center bug. thanks a lot mate, keep up posting, your reviews are the best!! cheers
Luca (3 months ago)
+Jarrod'sTech ok thanks a lot Jarrod, good work 💪🏽🤙🏽
Jarrod'sTech (3 months ago)
It's currently scheduled for the 23rd, unfortunately I'm pretty busy at the moment, going on a trip with work overseas next week too so that's going to delay some stuff 😭
Daniel Lv (3 months ago)
Can u review HP Omen 15 (2018)
Jarrod'sTech (3 months ago)
I really want to review their stuff, I've been reaching out to them for months with different methods, unfortunately no luck so far as no one has gotten back to me regarding borrowing a review unit, I'll keep trying but for now I just have no way of getting a laptop from them.
DeeP (3 months ago)
asus rog gl503 1050ti i7 8750h pls
Jarrod'sTech (3 months ago)
Just waiting for the ASUS guys in Australia to have it available!
Kimchhun Poeng (3 months ago)
Mario?
Jarrod'sTech (3 months ago)
IT'S A MEEEEEEEEEEEE
Sourav Chand (3 months ago)
I have a doubt.Which laptop should i go for:i5 8300H+gtx 1060 6gb or i7 8750H+gtx 1050 ti?both are of same price.
Jarrod'sTech (3 months ago)
The i5 vs i7 is on my list of things to do, as for the TUF I have one with the i7 but not sure if ASUS plan on sending me an i5 model, really depends on what they have available for review, I want to try and get the new TUF FX505 though so maybe that will have those specs.
Sourav Chand (3 months ago)
Also if possible a video on i5 8th gen vs i7 8th gen for gaming and normal use
Sourav Chand (3 months ago)
Can you please make a video on Asus tuf gaming laptop with specs:i5 8th gen gtx 1060 6gb
Sourav Chand (3 months ago)
+Jarrod'sTech ,wow u have replied so soon... thanks for the reply 👍👍
Jarrod'sTech (3 months ago)
For gaming? I'd get the i5/1060, in most games better graphics will be more important and give you a bigger boost in performance that the CPU. It's also worth considering that the differences between the CPUs is small, both have the same 3.9GHz all core turbo speed, the i7 only has a 100MHz faster single core turbo, and the 2 extra cores of the i7 probably won't help you out in most current games, the i5 is a great choice and actually performs better than last generation's i7-7700HQ.
Nathan Abdul (3 months ago)
Hey Jarrod I don't expect you to read this but I'm going to ask anyway. I recently bought a laptop with a 1080p 60hz display. I also have a monitor with those same specs. If I were to connect my laptop to my monitor would I see a dip In performance? The internet is very confusing on this. I'm not really a genius about this stuff unlike you. Sorry for taking your time!
Nathan Abdul (3 months ago)
+Jarrod'sTech Thanks for the help. It would be connected to nvidia gpu.
Jarrod'sTech (3 months ago)
Hey, no I don't think so, you should be able to attach an external monitor using the HDMI port, I can't imagine why this would lower performance, that said I haven't explicitly compared the two so can't say that there is no difference. I assume the HDMI port is wired to the Nvidia graphics rather than the Intel graphics so should be fine.
Garb Ruiz (3 months ago)
Hey Jarrod, before I buy my gaming latptop, how is it possible that this is getting better performance than the zephyrus m that has a full 1070?
Jarrod'sTech (3 months ago)
Which test? I just went through them and the Zephyrus is ahead in most cases, some small exceptions in games that depend on what's going on in the game e.g. fortnite/overwatch.
Nate L (3 months ago)
Dell G7 or predator helios 300???
Nate L (3 months ago)
+Jarrod'sTech cheers mate. I'll wait for your comparison video.
Jarrod'sTech (3 months ago)
I'm working on comparing the Helios 300 against the Dell G series at the moment in an upcoming video, the Dell laptops tend to have better battery, Thunderbolt port for eGPU support and better build quality, while the Helios performs better in games and is available with a higher refresh rate panel.
Nate L (3 months ago)
Temperature is a big one for me and I'd like to see how well it compares to the G7 overall. That 144Hz screen makes it incredibly hard to say no
megat aiman irfan (3 months ago)
Keep it up Jarrod!, always going to love your videos 💪
Jarrod'sTech (3 months ago)
Thanks!!
vikas l (3 months ago)
Also can review the strix scar 2?
Jarrod'sTech (1 month ago)
Hey just wanted to give you an update and let you know I've got the Scar II here at the moment for testing, so will have a few videos on it coming!
Jarrod'sTech (3 months ago)
I plan to! I asked ASUS for it months ago, still waiting for it to be available as other reviewers ahead of me get priority.
vikas l (3 months ago)
Just love your videos man. U definitely deserve more subs
Jarrod'sTech (3 months ago)
Thanks! Hopefully we'll get there one day with support like that 👍
Weirduniverse2 (3 months ago)
some folks on amazon saying it runs very hot :(
Jonathan Thrush (3 months ago)
Undervolt CPU to -.150 and turn fans on max. Doesn't go above 85° c and usually hovers around the mid to high 70's.
Jarrod'sTech (3 months ago)
My detailed thermal testing video will be up next week!
Mel Tom (3 months ago)
we hope you do one for msi I7 8750 gtx 1060 ...cause in Germany it's on sale 1300€ :)
Mel Tom (3 months ago)
Jarrod'sTech tnx jarrod I think it's Germany special LOL msi GV72 8RE-013DE  https://www.otto.de/p/msi-17-3-intel-i7-8750h-16gb-ssd-plus-hdd-geforce-gtx-1060-gv72-8re-013de-00179e-013-687252356/#variationId=687252357-M24
Jarrod'sTech (3 months ago)
Which model is that? I should be getting the GE63 8RF very soon! Although I think that's the 1070 model.
abyjith pazhoor (3 months ago)
Hey Jarrod can you give me the full model number of ur model and part number cos I can't find info about it in my country
Jarrod'sTech (3 months ago)
I had the PH315-51-79G0
Leonardo Dank (3 months ago)
i also found an acer predator helios 300 ph315-51-59e7 in a mall with an i5 8300h + gtx 1060 6gb also it's cheap af! is it also a new version? just like that one
Leonardo Dank (2 months ago)
+Jarrod'sTech i forgot to ask about this.. does the i5 8300h has the same sRGB % as the i7 8th gen one? because i watched some other helios reviews i just noticed that they improved the color accuracy on the 2018 model but the one on the review is the i7 8th gen one but does the i5 8th has the same sRGB %% too? as i remember the old version has only like 65% sRGB and the 2018 model (the i7 8th gen 144hz) has like 90+% sRGB
Leonardo Dank (3 months ago)
+Jarrod'sTech oh nice 😀
Jarrod'sTech (3 months ago)
I didn't pass 93c, the 8th gen processors seem to be hotter than 7th gen though, I'll have full detailed temperature testing out next week.
Leonardo Dank (3 months ago)
well it's ok tho 60hz is fine as hell for me but i also hope that they fixed the thermals this time because lots of people complaining about the cpu getting hot af on the older version some people said it exceeded 100 °c
Jarrod'sTech (3 months ago)
Thanks! I don't think it's based on CPU, my 8750H one has a 60Hz screen for instance, but I guess just check when buying, it should list what it has.
Fhantom03 (3 months ago)
0:20 this benchmark kinda look like Howard the Alien on cracc
Jarrod'sTech (3 months ago)
lol, it's the 3DMark Firestrike benchmark 👌
it good things (3 months ago)
Great video Keep it man
Jarrod'sTech (3 months ago)
Thanks!
Stef (3 months ago)
Yes please do the temperatures testing and no undervolting vs undervolting vs overclocking & undervolting! Waiting for this :D
aune (2 months ago)
no problem bud, just send it back for service if its overheating, im sure they'll repaste it for you.
Mel Tom (2 months ago)
aune thanks.. really :)
aune (2 months ago)
I played league for 6 hours yesterday, so yes you can, no fps drops. Played some witcher 3 for 2 hours today and i had no fps drops, reaching 90 celsius. I think its fine for heavy gaming sessions.
Mel Tom (2 months ago)
aune so can we game on laptops ??? .... I am afraid to buy one and end up over heating and the games become unplayable :(
aune (2 months ago)
you can easily reach 100 celsius if you dont have it repasted. Mine undervolted and repasted and it can hit 95 celsius but its only momentarily.
Russel Martin (3 months ago)
What if I get the i5 8th gen version instead? Will it differ when gaming?
Jarrod'sTech (3 months ago)
It probably will a little, although to be honest I don't think it will be that much. Both CPUs have the same 3.9GHz all core turbo speed, and the single core boost of the 8300H is only 100MHz above the 8750H, and those extra two cores wont help too much in most games.
Joeuan Calayo (3 months ago)
How's the 2018 i5 8th gen version of this?
Jarrod'sTech (3 months ago)
I found the i5 a bit better than the 7700HQ, I have a separate comparison video between the two.
Gautam Diwan (3 months ago)
+Jarrod'sTech shouldn't the cpu performance be like the last year's 7700HQ?
Jarrod'sTech (3 months ago)
Not sure as I haven't had it for testing.
Carlos Motta (3 months ago)
Hi there, Jarrod. Great video! This machine is an excellent choice in the mid+ tier, imo. And you are right: 1060 is simply perfect to run games at 60 FPS; I don't see the 144HZ panel as an advantage here. I think I said it before: Acer is doing a damn fine job with Predator line, offering solid machines. And with the upcoming Triton 900 and its unique screen design, it will give the competition a run for their money. Have a good one, mate.
Richard Cagle (3 months ago)
The games that need higher refresh rates I often run with details, like shadow, off. Not just for performance, it makes enemies easier to see. So with the 144hz display I can get the high refresh rate for twitch shooters and still get 30-60 FPS on more story based games on high-max settings. So 144hz still makes sense here for me. Even though it would be better served with a 1070. Fortnite at 60fps? Never again 👊
Jarrod'sTech (3 months ago)
Thanks! Yeah it seems like a good sweet spot for price/performance in a laptop. I don't personally see the 144Hz panel as a major advantage either, I'd want the 1070 for the games I play, but a lot of people just play CSGO/Fortnite and those would be fine, really depends on the person and what they play on doing I guess, either way a good option over say the Dell G series which doesn't have it at all.
Terreos (3 months ago)
I know you get a lot of requests, but I’d love to see you cover the HP Omen 15 with 1070 max-q. There aren’t many reviews of it and none have the 1070 max-q variant. It’s cheaper than the likes of the Razer Blade 15 and gs65 and goes on sale a lot. I think anyone that likes something along the lines of the Helios 300 would be interested in it. Keep up the good work man.
Jarrod'sTech (3 months ago)
I will keep trying as I really want their stuff, just seems unlikely as I've already tried every way I can think of 🤔
Terreos (3 months ago)
That's a shame. Well atleast you tried.
Jarrod'sTech (3 months ago)
Thanks! I really want to review their stuff, I've been reaching out to them for months with different methods, unfortunately no luck so far as no one has gotten back to me regarding borrowing a review unit, I'll keep trying but for now I just have no way of getting a laptop from them.
viru100 Singh (3 months ago)
Nice review as always. Acer predator is best price gaming laptop in India, I'm talking about 1050ti version...1060 as usual..... is way Overpriced here. Waiting for your review of Asus Rog Strix GL503GE with 1050ti 😚
viru100 Singh (1 month ago)
+Fuku This is nothing brother. Compare this- Acer Helios 500 with 1070 is around 295000 Rupees in India and in US it costs around 2000$ with 1070.
Fuku (1 month ago)
viru100 Singh damn $300 more.
viru100 Singh (1 month ago)
+Fuku With i5 and 1050ti we can get it for 60k rupees and 1$=71 rupees. With i7 8750H and 1060 its around 95k rupees.
Fuku (1 month ago)
How much is it in India if you don't mind me asking?
viru100 Singh (3 months ago)
+Jarrod'sTech Ohh... That's nice. Thanks for the insight. The full review will reveal heat management properly.👍
Dipak Lingayat (3 months ago)
Review msi gl 63 8rc
Jarrod'sTech (3 months ago)
Hope I can get it soon! The next laptop I have from MSI is the GE63.
Dipak Lingayat (3 months ago)
+Jarrod'sTech yes try it on your best this budget lapatop will going on offers sale in india via indian flipkart online site within month I want to buy it!
Jarrod'sTech (3 months ago)
I asked about that one last week, they don't have any GL series review units available at the moment, so waiting for MSI to have some for me to borrow, it's on my list though!
Luqman Oqbah (3 months ago)
Love your channel man
Jarrod'sTech (3 months ago)
Thanks!
Mr. 36 (3 months ago)
can anyone tell me what is 1% low means?
Mr. 36 (2 months ago)
thanks for the reply, one more question. Is this overclocked
Jarrod'sTech (3 months ago)
It's a way of measuring the dips in performance, this video explains it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l6WgbfG_z-k
Do review on Lenovo y530 pls
Jarrod'sTech (3 months ago)
I want to and I've been reaching out to them for months with different methods, unfortunately no luck so far as no one has gotten back to me regarding borrowing a review unit.
Docalcox (3 months ago)
You should review the MSI PS42
Jarrod'sTech (3 months ago)
I've requested it and was told MSI should have one some time in September, so just waiting for it!
Waleed Banafa (3 months ago)
Hello Jarrod. Are you mad at HP ? 😂😂 you never done a review on their products. Consider the omen 2018 please.
Jarrod'sTech (3 months ago)
Thanks! I'll keep trying to get in contact, but after my luck so far I don't have high hopes 😛
Waleed Banafa (3 months ago)
Jarrod'sTech I see. Poor hp, they don’t know whom they are ignoring. You are literally the best. Keep up 👍💖
Jarrod'sTech (3 months ago)
I'm not, I've been reaching out to them for months to try and get their laptops for review, but I've never had any replies, not sure if they're ignoring me because I'm small or maybe they are just difficult to contact, I really want to review their Omen laptops. I have the same issue with Lenovo too.
Virtue (3 months ago)
Hey Jarrod, curious about the temps, how hot does the keyboard get, is it irritating?
Jarrod'sTech (3 months ago)
I haven't used the HP Omen laptops yet so can't really comment, I am actually working on a comparison video with the Helios 300 and Dell G5 at the moment though so once I go through the differences in detail I'll cover my thoughts in that video. If I'm able to get an Omen laptop I'll do the same with those too.
Virtue (3 months ago)
Ah thanks for clearing that up. And what about your top pick from the laptops of this price range? HP Omen 17 2018, Dell G7 etc. Have my eyes on the Omen right now because of the ports and 144hz g-sync panel.
Jarrod'sTech (3 months ago)
Mid 40c if I recall, not too bad to use, I'll show the results with a thermal camera in the thermal testing video next week.
Ahmed N (3 months ago)
Hello What's happen with the clevo Pa71es Which have the 8th gen cpu + gtx 1070 Have you reviewed it yet ?
Jarrod'sTech (3 months ago)
I've just finished testing it, although the video probably wont be up for 1-2 weeks as there is a lot of stuff scheduled ahead of it.
OUTLAWZ INC (3 months ago)
please do benchmark with overclocking
Jarrod'sTech (3 months ago)
No problem!
OUTLAWZ INC (3 months ago)
+Jarrod'sTech thanx
Jarrod'sTech (3 months ago)
Yeah that will be covered in the full review video.
Saurabh Dome (3 months ago)
Hey Jarrod, remember me? Actually I have this one.
Saurabh Dome (3 months ago)
Love that emoji ;-)
Jarrod'sTech (3 months ago)
That's good! Yeah was a bit sad to see the two USB 2.0 ports but not a major downside for gamers looking for a laptop I don't think. Haha I didn't lie, my laptop is a 2012 13" Macbook 😛 all others featured on the channel are borrowed for the review.
Saurabh Dome (3 months ago)
It's Cool. Temperatures are about 41-81°C of CPU and 40-69° C of GPU. The Predator Sence Software really helps for overclock. Fans get noisy on 6000 rpm. I wish it should have 2 USB 3.0 for transferring between HDDs. BIOS Time is 4.1 secs. New 2010 version has Aluminum body, Dolby Audio which are great fixes. And I told u I have a laptop from 2009 which was a lie ( U also lied saying u have one from 2013 EDIT: 2012 )
Jarrod'sTech (3 months ago)
Hey! Yeah, you asked if I have a job yesterday 😛 how do you like your Helios?
Umunna Charles (3 months ago)
Nice video Jarrod. I would also love if u can compare it side by side with 2017 predator helios 300. Let's see how much of a performance gain we getting from the 2018 version when gaming
Screamy (3 months ago)
*From fortnite*
Screamy (3 months ago)
I compared these fps benchmarks with my 2017 one and trust me, theres barely a difference
Jarrod'sTech (3 months ago)
Thanks! I could do a comparison but I don't know if it would be valuable, I don't think I could get the old model again to actually do proper side by side, I'd have to use the video I took almost a year ago of the 7th gen model and the edit it in side by side. That's fine, but visually they're basically the same, you'd want to see the differences in gaming performance with the new 8th gen CPU, but the game data I have would be about 10 months outdated and not valid so I can't really use it, so yeah to do that would really depend on whether or not they want to send me the same model that I've already looked at in the past.
Rohit Mehta (3 months ago)
Can you please do the comparison between Helios 300 (144Hz, GTX 1060) and HP Omen (144Hz, GTX 1060)? I really appreciate it.
Jarrod'sTech (3 months ago)
No problem! I really hope I can get it because it looks interesting, I've actually considered buying it then selling it just for the review, depends how desperate I get haha :/
Rohit Mehta (3 months ago)
No problem mate...will wait for it. btw thanks for replying
Jarrod'sTech (3 months ago)
I'd like to but I'm not sure how to get the HP laptop, I've been reaching out to them for months now to try and get review units but no one has replied back to me yet, so at this point I'm not able to get my hands on any for testing, hopefully that changes in the future though.
Tiago de Stefani (3 months ago)
Please, bring the aorus x7 DT v8 for comparing with acer helios 500.
Jarrod'sTech (1 month ago)
Hey just wanted to give you an update and let you know the X7 is here, so I'll definitely have a few videos coming up with it!
Jarrod'sTech (3 months ago)
It's on my list of laptops to ask for, I'm going on a trip next week but when I return I'll see if they've got it available 😃 I want to compare it with the X5 too.
ZUNO (3 months ago)
I just bought msi gp63 leopard 8rd .So far, i'm lil bit impressed by its performance. Gaming without no lag at all.
Jarrod'sTech (3 months ago)
Nice! I've been trying to get that and a few of the other MSI laptops with similar specs but no luck so far unfortunately, I'll keep trying! I want to get the GP63 and GL63, I've got the GE63 at the moment.
MikiMysteryX89 (3 months ago)
Hey same , i just bought that laptop too. I'm Very Satisfied with the performance.
Super Troll (3 months ago)
Plz cover temperatures.. bcoz this pc tends to overheat & also remedies for overheating
Jarrod'sTech (3 months ago)
I'm a bit confused, I thought you wanted to see how the Helios 300 performs in terms of temperatures? If so that video will be out next week. The full review video is scheduled for the 16th which will have all information.
Super Troll (3 months ago)
+Jarrod'sTech i meant about ur extensive review of the laptop
Jarrod'sTech (3 months ago)
The video isn't out yet 😛 the 11th is next week.
Super Troll (3 months ago)
+Jarrod'sTech i saw that video but there was no such overheating issue as everone is addressing about.. plz help me or it would be a dealbreaker for me
Jarrod'sTech (3 months ago)
There's a whole detailed video dedicated to temperature testing scheduled for the 11th of September, this one was just a quick preview of what to expect in games out of the box.
EpicMango (3 months ago)
Nice. Impressive machine
Jarrod'sTech (3 months ago)
Thanks! Yeah pretty good value for the price.
stryderx1 (3 months ago)
Acer Helios 300 look like old MSI GE 62, if I would change stickers not many would see difference.
Mel Tom (3 months ago)
stryderx1 heat...
Jarrod'sTech (3 months ago)
Hmm I guess there is some resemblance, the MSI one looks a little better imo 😛
Nam Nguyen (3 months ago)
pls explain 1% lows ._.
Nam Nguyen (3 months ago)
okay thanks jarrod
Jarrod'sTech (3 months ago)
It's a way of showing the dips in performance, this video explains it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l6WgbfG_z-k
MAKSTR (3 months ago)
Interesting! thanks for this, will be interesting to compare with the 500 ... will watch later :)
Jarrod'sTech (3 months ago)
Thanks! Yeah I might do a 300 vs 500 video too 😁
Gamer League (3 months ago)
Please do review of i5 8300h&1050ti model please
Jarrod'sTech (3 months ago)
They may not have it available, and to be honest, a full review takes days worth of effort and the only difference will be in gaming performance/battery life so probably not worth spending the time on it, maybe just a quick comparison in game performance which would still take a day to make, but yeah it entirely depends on what specced laptops they have available and what can be sent out to me.
Adarsh Mp (3 months ago)
While playing AC origins the lap is getting really hot and the game crashes a lot and exits the game.... Can u help me with the fix...
Adarsh Mp (3 months ago)
Alright thanks for the help....
Amrie47 (3 months ago)
+Adarsh Mp i see, i don't quite sure but cracks is more to pirate game/or don't have license of that game instead to try solve a game bug also in my opinion putting Crack may cause game to be unstable rather than using the original file of that game so is better to give a time to dev to fix the game problem
Adarsh Mp (3 months ago)
My laptop is acer helios 300 i7 8th with 1050ti gpu... i did all the things that os mentioned but it still crashes.... do u think downloading crack will solve the problem...
Jarrod'sTech (3 months ago)
No problem! Good to hear it's working 😃
Amrie47 (3 months ago)
+Jarrod'sTech anyway forgot to tell you i have just purchased a ram that i tell you before and it work flawlessly, and you right it increase my performance when gaming.. TQ for helping me back then, i really appreciate it 😁 GAME MODE ON 🎮
For some reason it is pretty satisfying to watch an actual machine run stuff. Tech-porn I guess. Thanks for the vid. Oh, and by the way, would be nice to see how well a machine performs under an actual 2-3 hours gaming session with all those average/min/max fps and temps. Aaand another idea for a video: BFV beta-test gameplay on laptops with 10xx - would be interesting to see that since BFV supports newer 20xx GPUs
Great videos anyways. And always nice to see an author reply. Thanks for the work!
Jarrod'sTech (3 months ago)
I'll keep that in mind.
Of course there's no need in extensive gameplays but a minute or two of highlights after a longer gaming session would be nice to maybe see some dips in fps. I think this would help me imagine using the laptop myself
Jarrod'sTech (3 months ago)
Cheers, yeah I try to cover that information in the full review / detailed thermal testing (coming in a few days). It takes me about 6 hours to get all of the temperature testing done, I test at many different settings but also leave it going continually under load the whole time so it should be worst case. Not really sure how useful game play would be when the video itself is capped at 30 FPS though, would you even be able to see anything useful?
Ron Abarintos (3 months ago)
Jarrod did u see the new design for Acer predator Triton 900? I want you to cover that someday!!
Jarrod'sTech (3 months ago)
Yeah I did! I've already asked my Acer contact if it would be possible to get one once they have it, just have to wait and see.
Lars (3 months ago)
Nice video Jarrod! I have one question, you can get the MSI GS65, GIGABYTE Aero 15X and Razer Blade 15 of the same specs, 144hz, 8750h, 1070max q. Which one would you choose and why?
Terreos (3 months ago)
*crimestatistics* That’s a lie and it’s clear you don’t own one or even seen one in person. The GS65 is a very nicely built laptop. Very clean and robust. It’s not as heavy duty or thick as the others, but that’s why it’s cheaper. Don’t go around telling people something has build quality just because you read it somewhere. That doesn’t help anyone.
Tiago de Stefani (3 months ago)
None of them for gaming. ASUS Zephyrus M (GM501) with a full GTX 1070 is better, have the same price and better thermal results.
Lars (3 months ago)
+Jarrod'sTech Nice I can't wait ✌
Jarrod'sTech (3 months ago)
Thanks! Personally I'd pick the Aero, I'm still considering buying it, mainly because it's the only one with an SD card slot which is critical for me as I need it for video editing. Otherwise for gaming I'd probably go the GS65, same specs all things considered and if I was playing games I wouldn't be using battery (if I recall it has the lowest of them all) so it's cheaper for same specs, but I plan on doing more comparison videos between all those models, I just need time to get them done.
Hey Jarrod. Love ur reviews. But please add the information about the size of the laptop. Because here i cant understand whether are u using 15.6 or 17.3 helios 300
northborneo27 (3 months ago)
i think it's 15.6 inch
Jarrod'sTech (3 months ago)
I cover the size in the full review video, not sure if it really affects gaming performance which is what this video is about.
big fam (3 months ago)
When are U going to do PC part review
Jarrod'sTech (3 months ago)
No problem! I want to do more, just really depends on what people want to watch and see, if the PC hardware videos start taking off then expect more 😃
big fam (3 months ago)
Thx u
Jarrod'sTech (3 months ago)
Yes, I have at least one video related to PC hardware each week for the next 4 weeks, although most people seem to be here for the laptops so they don't get many views.
Super Troll (3 months ago)
Should i purchase this laptop with config Gtx 1050ti i5 8th gen
Super Troll (3 months ago)
+Jarrod'sTech 1060 is good but for price to performance 1050ti is a smart choice.. so i m getting dat
Jarrod'sTech (3 months ago)
1050ti will be enough for that in most games, the 1060 is well regarded as a great option for 1080p 60 FPS gaming with high settings.
Super Troll (3 months ago)
+Jarrod'sTech i m planning to game at 1080 p max settings or a lower than max preset... getting frames above 30
Jarrod'sTech (3 months ago)
That's a pretty decent gaming combination, depends what type of games / settings you plan on using.

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