Heat equals bad for performance. Everyone knows that. So, the Predator Helios 700 with its trick HyperDrift keyboard was engineered not just to look cool but to also keep cool even when playing the most intense AAA titles. Predator’s powerful beast is now available for purchase in Malaysia.
The unique HyperDrift keyboard slides out to expose Dual 4th Gen Aeroblade 3D Fans that increases airflow by close to 19 percent. The metal fans, consisting of 59 specially-designed ultra-thin (0.1mm) bionic metal blades help maximise airflow while minimising noise. The mesh and Corning Gorilla glass gives you a peek of the customised thermals at work.
Aside from airflow, the HyperDrift keyboard also improves ergonomics by bringing to keyboard closer to you. It provides desktop-level comfort in a notebook form factor. The keyboard itself features per-key RGB lighting, anti-ghosting and MagForce WASD keys. The MagForce Keys use analogue-like linear switches that offer more premise movements in-game.
Under the metallic shell is the powerful 9th Gen Intel Core i9 processor paired with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 2080 with 8GB of dedicated GDDR6 VRAM and 32GB of DDR4 RAM (upgrade able to 64GB). To top it all, it has a 1TB PCIe NVMe SSD (2 x 512GB) in RAID 0 configuration for optimum I/O performance. If that isn’t enough for you, the Predator Helios 700 comes with a HDD upgrade kit for further level ups.
For an instant performance boost, the Predator Helios 700 offers one-touch access with the Turbo key, or by sliding out the HyperDrift keyboard. It offers four performance modes: Normal and Fast in docked keyboard mode; Boosted and Extreme in undocked position.
The 17.3-inch Full HD 144Hz IPS display (1920×1080) supports NVIDIA G-sync and the gaming monster also features 5.1 Surround Sound with Waves NX 3D Sound.
PredatorSense offers total customisation control and management of the Predator Helios 700 within one app, accessible from the dedicated PredatorSense key.
In terms of connectivity, the device comes with Killer Wi-Fi 6 and Killer Ethernet E3000.
Pricing and availability
The Predator Helios 700 is priced at MYR17,999 and is available now at Acer official online stores and all Acer authorised resellers nationwide.
For more information, visit https://www.acer.com/ac/en/US/content/predator-series/predatorhelios700
Asia Pacific Predator League returns
At the launch of the Predator Helios 700 in Malaysia, Acer Malaysia also announced the return of the Asia Pacific Predator League. The regional competition will be held in Manila on 22-23 February 2020. Participants from 17 countries will battle for the total price pool of USD400,000, with the Malaysian prize pool alone stands at USD25,000 (MYR100,000).
Participating regions have begun registrations for local qualifier competitions in October. Locally, the Malaysian Grand Finals for DOTA2 will be held during Level Up KL in KLCC on 9 and 10 November, while the PUBG Grand Finals on 7 and 8 December at Battle Arena, Jaya Shopping Centre. Winning teams will represent Malaysia in the Asia Pacific Predator League 2020.
For more information, visit https://www.predator-league.com/regionupdate?region=my