Acer gaming laptop updates unveiled: Specs, features, prices and release dates for refreshed Predator Helios 300 and 700, Triton 300 and Nitro 7 notebooks

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Acer has some of the best gaming laptops on the market right now. Everything from the affordable Nitro 5 all the way up to the elite-grade Predator Triton 500 is built for purpose with top-notch hardware, specs and design. So you should be as excited as us when we tell you about the 2020 Acer gaming laptop updates.

The company has revealed refreshes of several top gaming laptops from the Predator and Nitro ranges. Included in the updates are new Intel Core processors, more powerful NVIDIA graphics cards, new display technology providing higher refresh rates, and more efficient cooling systems.

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Acer Predator Helios 700 2020 laptop specs, features, price and release date

Acer Predator Helios 700 laptop

First up is the brilliant Acer Predator Helios 700. This amazing notebook features the HyperDrift keyboard, introduced for the device last year to help with cooling to allow for more powerful processors to be installed.

The new iteration of the Helios 700 is equipped with either a 10th-gen Intel Core i9-10980HK or i7-10875H processor, as well as the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER or RTX 2070 SUPER graphics unit. The i9 unit also features a new "thermal solution" called Predator PowerGem.

Acer's press release also states: "Additional high-performance updates include faster 2933 Hz memory (max 64 GB), an additional Thunderbolt 3 port (for a total of two) and the latest Killer DoubleShot Pro (Wi-Fi 6 AX1650i wireless and E3100G Ethernet) to ensure that speed-critical applications get bandwidth priority."

2020 Helios 700 units will be shipping from August in North America, priced at $2,499.99. The European release will follow in September, priced from €2,699. That should work out at a £2,000-£2,500 price tag in the UK.

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Acer Predator Helios 300 2020 laptop specs, features, price and release date

Acer Predator Helios 300 laptop

The slightly less elite Predator Helios 300 is also getting an upgrade this year. This super value for money laptop now comes powered by 10th-gen Intel Core H-series processors, kitted out with an overclockable NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 GPU for epic graphic output.

Critics and users alike have praised the Helios 300 in the past for its 144 Hz display, which in many ways is its selling point. That trend looks to continue, as the 2020 model boasts a 240 Hz refresh rate on its 15.6" full HD screen. Delivering a 3 ms overdrive response time, this is one of the fastest laptops around.

Other highlights of the updated Helios 300 include support for up to 32 GB of 2933 MHz DDR4 memory, two PCIe NVMe SSDs in RAID 0 configuration and up to a 2 TB hard drive.

You can get your hands on a new Acer Predator Helios 300 gaming laptop starting in July, priced from $1,199.99 in the US, €1,299 in Europe or £1,199.99 in the UK.

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Acer Predator Triton 300 2020 laptop specs, features, price and release date

Acer Predator Triton 300 laptop

The Triton 300 touts itself as a gaming-creation hybrid, and the latest upgrades it's getting are sure to keep it a strong player in both arenas.

Like the Helios 300, the Triton 300 is getting a new 10th-gen Intel Core H-series processor, up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 with Max-Q Design graphics and a 240 Hz display refresh rate. Plus, there are upgraded cooling systems installed to ensure you don't overheat.

Get yours from June in the UK starting at £1,199.99, from July in Europe starting at €1,399, and from September in North America starting at $1,299.99.

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Acer Predator Nitro 7 2020 laptop specs, features, price and release date

Acer Predator Nitro 7 laptop

Finally, the Nitro 7 we love so much is also refreshed for 2020. This sleek, striking laptop is receiving the Intel Core H-series treatment, as well as an upgrade to the GeForce RTX 2060.

In its press release, Acer adds: "The Nitro 7’s thermal design includes dual fans, a quad exhaust port design and Acer CoolBoost technology, adjustable in NitroSense to increase fan speed by 10% and CPU/GPU cooling by 9% compared to auto-mode." It also confirms the display will be 144 Hz with 3 ms response time.

The new Nitro 7 will be available in Europe from July, priced from €1,299 (around £1,199), and in North America from October, priced from $999.99 (around £805).

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