If your MacBook or Chromebook sounds like it’s about to blast off whenever you open one too many tabs, you’re probably well aware that there are limits to the processing capabilities of today’s thin notebooks.
Enter: gaming laptops. They’re definitely not as sleek or delicate as, say, your garden variety MacBook Air or a Pixelbook Go, but what they lack in portability, they make up for in sheer power. With graphics cards capable of some serious heavy-lifting, lightning-fast processors, and specialized cooling systems that prevent overheating during marathon multiplayer sessions, gaming laptops are, like, the absolute units to normal laptops’ smol beans. (That’s not to say normal laptops are useless, just that there are different machines out there for different computing purposes.)
Whether you’re ~OP AF~ or a total n00b when it comes to PC gaming, you should know that Acer’s Predator line encompasses some of the biggest and boldest gaming laptops on the market — and right now, you can score a stellar deal on three of them through Amazon.
Here’s the deal:
An excellent pick for pros and potatoes alike, the Predator Helios 300 is a 17.3-inch mid-range gaming laptop sporting a 9th Gen Intel Core i7 Processor and an overclockable NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 graphics card. (Translation: See ya never, screen tearing.) Taking into account its speedy 144Hz refresh rate and 3ms response time, you’re in for a crisp, super-speedy gaming experience with this bad boy.
As things currently stand, you can snag a 512GB SSD Predator Helios 300 with 16GB DDR4 SDRAM on Amazon for just $1,499 — that’s $300.99 off its suggested retail price of $1,799.99.
Our favorite laptop for traditional/hardcore gamers, this 17.3-inch Predator Helios 700 is essentially an upgraded version of the Helios 300 featuring a first-of-its kind RGB-lit HyperDrift keyboard that slides in and out to increase airflow, enhance performance, and — most importantly — give your palms a rest. Also of note: MagForce keys with linear switch technology that you can swap out for the WASD keys for extra precision.
A Predator Helios 700 with 16GB DDR4 and 512GB of storage normally retails for $2,199.99, but you can score one on Amazon for just $1,799 — a $400.99 savings.
Powered by NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 graphics and that same 9th Gen Intel Core i7 Processor, the Predator Triton 500 is an impressively thin 15.6-inch gaming laptop that’s hella portable (as opposed to the Helios 700, whose heft pretty much requires it to live on a desktop). It’s able to stay cool no matter how intense your Untitled Goose Game sessions get thanks to an all-metal AeroBlade 3D fan with five copper heat pipes.
Head over to Amazon to order a 512GB, 16GB DDR4 Predator Triton 500 for just $1,499 — that’s $201.01 off its suggested retail price of $1,699.99.