It’s Not Dumb if it Works – Acer Helios 700 Review

  • Published: 13 August 2019
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    The Acer Helios 700 has some... interesting design decisions - making this one of the weirdest laptops we've ever tested... while also one of the fastest.

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  • John Adan
    John Adan  1 days back

    Well I said Metal based tissue or fabric Not 😅an Armor like bulletproof shield 🛡 😅😅but ok if work 👍😅

    • Pragmatic Tornado
      Pragmatic Tornado  1 days back

      I have one of these. Almost didn't order it because of the noise everyone was ranting about. There is an easy fix, although it is still annoying to have to do it.
      Set manual fan speed to around 1900 RPM on both fans, or a bit more on the CPU fan. That's it - now you can play any game in peace and quiet. With a -0.120V CPU undervolt, the CPU will barely pass 90C with this setup (sometimes hits 92-93C briefly), when maxing out games. Which means it shouldn't throttle either, at least not noticeably. GPU maxes out at around 70C.

      Obviously don't use manual fans for benchmarking, unless you max them or close to it. And keep in mind that this setup only works with the keyboard undocked, since the extra airflow helps a lot. I initially disabled all OC too, but once I started playing RDR2 when it finally dropped on Steam, I enabled GPU overclock again. Still works fine. Since you can only set a single manual fan speed (which is stupid!), and no manual fan curve (even more stupid!!), I experimented until I found something I can live with no matter what I do on the PC. You can definitely hear it when it's idle, but I am not bothered by it. The alternative is to run it in Auto mode when idle, but then the fans will keep stopping and revving up like a turbine for no good reason at all.

      So, all in all, I love the laptop - but I hate whoever made the fan profiles and Predator Sense software with a passion. Though I have to admit, the software works well apart from the fan speed issues.

      Edit: as for build quality, I am very impressed at what they achieved with a pure plastic chassis. It feels very sturdy, and the only creaking to be heard is when you move the screen. Wish they had managed to build a silent screen as well, but I guess you can't have everything.
      And the WASD springy keys are just a gimmick. Fun to try once (and it works well enough, sure) - but once you start typing anything on the keyboard, you'll immediately feel the urge to remove them.
      Also, the 5.1 surround works surprisingly well in games, but when just the 2 main speakers are active and the keyboard is undocked, the sound is shit since the wrist rest blocks the speakers.

      • Nina Nicole
        Nina Nicole  1 weeks back

        What if it gets stuck and what if things get stuck under it ? If I spill my coffee will I be able to clean it from under . I am with child

        • George Charles
          George Charles  1 weeks back

          Excuse you the gumpert apollo is bad ass

          • Ja’ Crispy
            Ja’ Crispy  2 weeks back

            I have the acer Helios 300

            • Pragmatic Tornado
              Pragmatic Tornado  3 weeks back

              How annoying - I can only find this laptop with the i7-9750H here in Norway. Looks like the 9980HK only has 10% more performance though, up to and including 6 cores utilized. Still, it's annoying seeing all review models come with the better CPU. The one I am looking at only has 16GB RAM as well, along with 2 512GB SSD's. And it still costs $3000, because fuck Norway.
              Oh well, guess I have to make do with the 9750H.

              • The President of The Internet

                beats the crap out of a similarly priced macbook

                • Shatterlight
                  Shatterlight  1 months back

                  Acer Predator Helios 700 144HZ or HP Omen X 2S 240HZ for PUBG ? What do you think guys ?

                  • feljoyce tan
                    feljoyce tan  1 months back

                    Who went here after watching shroud's video receiving this laptop?

                    • Manuel85
                      Manuel85  1 months back

                      BTW, i liked the presentation, not the laptop! :D

                      • Anthony !
                        Anthony !  1 months back

                        "I woULd jUsT bUiLd A DeSkToP fOr THaT mOnEY"
                        ~comment retards.

                        • EZKATKA
                          EZKATKA  1 months back

                          Did they take this from that Predator vs Aliens movie? LOL

                          • Luke
                            Luke  2 months back

                            learn, your, lines

                            • Ilan Moore
                              Ilan Moore  2 months back

                              not as loud as my retina macbook pro from 2012

                              • Jazry Jaafar
                                Jazry Jaafar  2 months back

                                1:58 - If you think 4 inches is a massive thing. Nah...

                                • *Insert stupid serial number here.*

                                  The Alienware Area51m makes around 51dB of noise

                                  • ness1253 GD
                                    ness1253 GD  2 months back

                                    Why on Earth do the links not take us to the laptop? Is it not out yet? If so when will it come out?

                                    • vahuid
                                      vahuid  2 months back

                                      If you game a lot most all laptops have heat problems, espcially after some time. Acer with this one, solves that problem, so if you real gamer, i dunno why this shouldnt be the most important thing. This guy looks like total casual noob to me, games maybe once per week some solitaire or whatever.

                                      • Connor Mckeown
                                        Connor Mckeown  3 months back

                                        don't get the complaining about laptop noise, or heat that doesn't effect performance, you got gaming performance in a format minimized by 10 compared to a desk top, its common sense really, its going to be hotter, and its going to be louder, but shit look at the size, can't have it all

                                        • dannass5
                                          dannass5  3 months back

                                          I really want those touch sensitive keys...

                                          • aeliar
                                            aeliar  3 months back

                                            1: Don't care about the noise, since for every game i'm using headphones
                                            2: Touchpad on gaming laptop is completely useless, get rid of it and move the keyboard forward, so the cooling is open all the time !!
                                            3: Mechanical keyboards with low profile keys... Hello?

                                            • Erland Johansen
                                              Erland Johansen  3 months back

                                              Rujewkin? You English speakers and your funny pronounciations

                                              • Zoid Burg
                                                Zoid Burg  3 months back

                                                What the fuck are you wearing?!

                                                • A Hettinger
                                                  A Hettinger  3 months back

                                                  Yes, we get it. You vape.

                                                  • Nick Garcia
                                                    Nick Garcia  3 months back

                                                    How quiet do people run their systems really? Mine is for sure audible especially while gaming but it's a low whirling sound doesnt bother me..

                                                    • Tsikow Gonzales
                                                      Tsikow Gonzales  3 months back

                                                      When Alex loses a bet with Riley....

                                                      • Alex Carrillo
                                                        Alex Carrillo  3 months back

                                                        Where is that Apology? Linus?

                                                        • Lukasz Pojezierski
                                                          Lukasz Pojezierski  3 months back

                                                          Alex, please stop pulling down that invisible rope!

                                                          • BearPawZ
                                                            BearPawZ  3 months back

                                                            Whats wrong with the Gumpert???

                                                            • Oslith
                                                              Oslith  3 months back

                                                              Man if they take this and slap in some less powerful and, more importantly, less expensive parts this will be awesome.

                                                              • Barnikaa
                                                                Barnikaa  3 months back

                                                                And what if we racording a video? The loud cooling will be hearable in the video?

                                                                • BerryWeasel
                                                                  BerryWeasel  3 months back

                                                                  4:57 did Alex really say “WSAD”

                                                                  • מוטי שיוביץ
                                                                    מוטי שיוביץ  3 months back

                                                                    8:04 Hey, there's nothing wrong with Gumpert Apollo. IMO It's a badass looking car, and the barely known name makes it more exotic.

                                                                    • aaronred345
                                                                      aaronred345  3 months back

                                                                      I've never heard someone say WSAD before, always WASD

                                                                      • OnlyAsianNoob -
                                                                        OnlyAsianNoob -  3 months back

                                                                        You can keep the laptop bec i dont want my wallet to get hot.

                                                                        • TJ Rep
                                                                          TJ Rep  3 months back

                                                                          "Rujuken" aahahahah

                                                                          • JavierBacon
                                                                            JavierBacon  3 months back

                                                                            Isn't Alex usually a better presenter? Wiggling his damn stormtrooper arm at me for 10 minutes

                                                                            • seanpduffyeng
                                                                              seanpduffyeng  3 months back

                                                                              Looks like I will be perfect for me for VR when away from home, the noise doesn't matter.

                                                                              • Wesley Mercer
                                                                                Wesley Mercer  3 months back

                                                                                I was always told as a kid: "If it is stupid and is works, it's not stupid."

                                                                                • Stefan Clarke
                                                                                  Stefan Clarke  3 months back

                                                                                  Linus mainly does these type of videos on like a background set of a living room
                                                                                  When he goes away. Everyone else just drinks acid and goes fucking 'a-wol' XD

                                                                                  • Burritozi11a
                                                                                    Burritozi11a  3 months back

                                                                                    Is it bad if I can only play Rocket League with a controller?

                                                                                    • Som Yadav
                                                                                      Som Yadav  3 months back

                                                                                      This guy is better than Anthony

                                                                                      • Strix
                                                                                        Strix  3 months back

                                                                                        Come on! The Gumpert Apollo is awesome!

                                                                                        • Santiago Blastre
                                                                                          Santiago Blastre  3 months back

                                                                                          Acer being sweaty with gaming laptop manufacturing and design.

                                                                                          • Adin Tijerina
                                                                                            Adin Tijerina  3 months back

                                                                                            Why a 1080p

                                                                                            • Adin Tijerina
                                                                                              Adin Tijerina  3 months back

                                                                                              Whats with the star wars

                                                                                              • Alex Adams
                                                                                                Alex Adams  3 months back

                                                                                                The dislikes are all the people who appreciate the gumpert Apollo

                                                                                                Yes I did it, I'm sorry, I disliked

                                                                                                • Jetmorrison
                                                                                                  Jetmorrison  3 months back

                                                                                                  i only just noticed how much of a canadian accent alex has