2020 Refresh For Acer Predator Helios 700, With Keyboards Made For Racing Games, Now Available For Pre-Orders In Malaysia

Remember the Acer Predator Helios 700? The gaming laptop with a keyboard you can slide out? It’s getting a 2020 refresh. And pre-orders are now open in Malaysia.

This is a very high-end gaming laptop with a big premium of a price tag, hence the need to pre-order these ahead of its arrival in Malaysia.

Described as a mobile desktop replacement candidate, the Predator Helios 700 has the most powerful CPU and GPU available in the market for a laptop, up to a 10th-gen Intel Core i9 and a GeForce RTX 2080 Super.

It is so powerful (and hot) that Acer has made a new thermal solution, the Predator PowerGem, to keep it cool. The PowerGem is a special thermal interface material that’s better than regular copper- “3.83 times more vertical conductivity”.

Accompanying that is five copper heat pipes, a vapour chamber and Acer’s proprietary AeroBlade 3D fans.

On the outside, the Predator Helios 700 has a 17.3″ 144Hz 1080p IPS display. Its party trick, the Hyperdrift keyboard that can be slide out, with the touchpad sitting at an angle is still here. So is the per-key RGB lighting on it.

But the keyboards itself now use updated MagTek mechanical switches for the WASD keys. You can swap the WASD keys for 1.5mm curvature “racing keys” so you can have analog control of your throttle, brake and steering in racing games.

It’s wild, premium and definitely for the select few who can afford them.

Pre-orders can be made at the official Acer site.

Here are the two spec variants of the 2020 Predator Helios 700:

Predator Helios 700 PH717-72-76GW

  • CPU: Intel Core i7-10875HK
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Super 8GB DDR6
  • RAM: 16GB (upgradable to 64GB)
  • Storage: 1TB PCIe Gen3x4 NVMe SSD (x2 512GB in RAID0 config)
  • Display: 17.3″ 144Hz 1080p IPS, G-Sync
  • Price: RM12,999

Predator Helios 700 PH717-72-944E

  • CPU: Intel Core i9-10980HK
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Super 8GB DDR6
  • RAM: 16GB (upgradable to 64GB)
  • Storage: 512GB PCIe NVMe SSD, 1TB HDD (7200rpm)
  • Display: 17.3″ 144Hz 1080p IPS, G-Sync
  • Price: RM17,999

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