Acer Helios 500 now official, comes with RGB!

Acer has just announceed it’s 8th generation intel core processor refresh for the Nitro5 and Helios 500. In addition to those lines, Acer annoucnes the Predator Helios 500.

Helios 500

Helios 500

The new Predator Helios 500 is a 17-inch gaming laptop that rocks the best laptop processor in the market today, the i9-8950HK and a GTX1070 with 8GB Ddr5 memory.

Helios 500
Helios 500

Acer highlighted thermals as it’s main focus in the Helios 500, having multiple patents to make sure it keeps the device from throttling or overheating.

Helios 500
Helios 500

The design is based on last year’s Triton 700 which is a Black chassis with blue trims and highlights.

Here’s an overview of the spec:

CPU Intel Core i9-8950HK  Intel Core i7-8750H
Display 17.3”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), IPS or 17.3”, 4K UHD (3840 x 2160), IPS
HDD/SSD up to 1000GB SSD + up to 1000GB HDD / M.2 Slot 2x 2280 PCIe NVMe M.2 slot (RAID 0 support) See photo
RAM up to 64GB
Battery 74Wh, 4810 mAh, 4-cell, 4810 mAh, 4-cell
Dimensions 428 x 300 x 38.7 mm (16.85″ x 11.81″ x 1.52″)
Weight 4.00 kg (8.8 lbs)
Body material Plastic / Polycarbonate, Aluminum

Port white it has 1x USB 3.0 Type-A, 2x USB Type C with Thunderbolt 3, 1x HDMI port and a ful display port. It finally inherits RGB which the Helios 300 does not have.


A white Helios 300 was also announced in the same event.


It’s basically the same Predator Helios 300 but with a white chassis and gold accents. There is an option for 144Hz refresh rate paired with GTX1060.

No prices have been released as of writing but we do have leaks from PH resellers here. 

    49,995.00 Nitro 5 15″ FHD IPS i5-8300 4G GTX1050 4GD5 1TB
    59,995.00 Nitro 5 15″ FHD IPS i7-8750 4G GTX1050ti 4GD5 1TB
    69,995.00 Nitro 5 15″ FHD IPS i7-8750 8G GTX1050ti 4GD5 1TB+128G SSD
    69,995.00 Predator 15″ FHD IPS i5-8300 8G GTX1060 6GD5 1TB
    79,995.00 Predator 15″ FHD IPS i7-8750 8G GTX1060 6GD5 1TB