The Helios 700 has top specs and supports up to 64 GB of RAM at 2933 MHz, two Thunderbolt 3 ports, support for Wi-Fi 6 and PCIe NVMe SSDs in Raid 0 which makes it faster in data management. Its 17.3-inch IPS FHD display at 144 Hz, supported by NVidia G-Sync technology.
If you don't need that much gaming power and a more affordable price, the Helios 300 introduces the 10-generation Intel H-Series processor, a NVidia GeForce RTX 2070 graphics and a 15.6-inch 240 Hz IPS FHD display. The computer supports up to 32 GB of 2933 MHz DDR4 memory, two PCe NVMe SSDs in RAID 0 and up to a 2 TB hard drive.
The manufacturer also invested in the portable audio system, using DTS: X Ultra Audio technology, with 360 degree sound capability. Like its brother, it is equipped with several cooling technologies, including the AeroBlade 3D fan.
The Triton 300 is an ultra-thin version of the Helios 300, designed for greater portability. Maintains its 240 Hz screen, has a tenth generation Intel processor and an NVidia RTX 2070 graphics and 32 GB of 2933 MHz DDR4 memory. Jaume Pausas says that both notebooks have very close configurations, this being a solution for eSports professionals who need to move.
But when it comes to availability, Acer says that the Portuguese market is not valuing the smaller thickness of the Triton 300, so only the Helios 300 is already in retail stores.
On the other hand, the company also has towers for Predator desktops, monitors and gaming chairs (these are only available at the end of the year). For those who are not hardcore players, the Nitro 5 range focuses on casual players, with more modest specifications, yet convincing. It focuses on the Ryzen 7.J processor and the superior Nitro 7, with the same 144 Hz screen, but offers Intel processor and NVidia graphics solutions.
In general, Acer states that practically all models in the Predator range are already available in Portugal. As for the company's range of Chromebooks and Enduro solutions, they are being sold in an industrial catalog, with the company still working in the retail channel.
Jaume Pausas mentions that due to COVID-19 there was an increase in the demand for its products, related to telework and telescopes, but during March to June the company had difficulty maintaining its offer due to lack of stock, due to the inability to manufacture them. It also highlights the exponential growth in demand for gaming computers, which in the case of the Portuguese market reached almost 60%. Overall, the brand grew about 30% in sales. For the third quarter of the year, growth is expected to be between 15-20% over the same period last year.
A curiosity about Predator energy drinks, Jaume Pausas says that for now they are only available in Taiwan and China, but will be arriving in other countries soon, starting with Poland. In Portugal it should arrive next year. To find out more about the computers and their prices, see the coverage of SAPO TEK in Acer's global announcement.