Predator Helios 16 & Helios 18 released with up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 GPU & more


Besides the Swift and Aspire laptops, Acer also announced two powerful Predator Helios gaming laptops and a pair of Predator gaming monitors. In this article, we will be looking at the Predator Helios 16 and Helios 18 laptops so strap right in.

The all-new Predator Helios 16 (PH16-71) and Predator Helios 18 (PH18-71) are equipped with 13th Gen Intel Core i9 or i7 HX processors, alongside up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 GPU (MGP up to 165W). Featuring boosted performance with ray tracing, high-quality frames with DLSS 3, and Reflex’s optimized system latency, the laptops can also equip up to 32 GB DDR5-4800 MHz RAM and up to 2 TB PCIe Gen4 NVMe SSD in RAID 0.


The Predator Helios 16 offers a 16-inch (16:10) WQXGA (2560 × 1600) display at 165 Hz or 240 Hz or a Mini LED panel at 250 Hz, powered by AUO AmLED technology that supports over 1000 nits peak brightness with 1,000,000:1 high contrast ratio and 100% coverage of DCI-P3 colour gamut. Meanwhile, the latter sports an 18-inch (16:10) display with the following options: WUXGA (1920x1200) at 165 Hz, WQXGA (2560×1600) at 165 Hz or 240 Hz, or AUO’s superfast 250 Hz Mini LED display.

As expected, you can find the mini-LED backlit keyboard that's complemented by 1.8 mm key travel and anti-ghosting N-key rollover. The per-key RGB backlit keyboard has been redesigned to showcase bright uniform colour (with less halo) and smooth dynamic lighting effects, requiring less power. To keep the components cool, the new Predator laptops feature enhanced thermal solutions with dual custom-engineered 5th Gen AeroBlade 3D metal fans and vector heat pipes.


Several ports are located on the back of the laptop with a customizable RGB light bar that runs along the top of the back vents. Then, there's a new dedicated Mode for instant gaming performance mode and gamers can also use PredatorSense 4.0 to enable Predator Pulsar lighting for the keyboard. For connectivity, the Predator laptops come with the Intel Killer E2600 Ethernet Controller, Intel Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX1675 frequency, and a full range of peripherals (HDMI 2.1, 2x USB Type-C Thunderbolt 4 and others).

The Predator Helios 16 and Predator Helios 18 laptops also include one month of Xbox Game Pass or PC Game Pass, providing access to hundreds of high-quality PC games. Exact specifications, prices, and availability for these new products may vary by region, you may refer to the details below.

Predator Helios 16 (PH16-71) will be available in:

  • North America in March, starting at USD 1,649.99
  • EMEA in February, starting at EUR 2,399
  • China in February, starting at RMB 17,999

Predator Helios 18 (PH18-71) will be available in:

  • North America in April, starting at USD 1,699
  • EMEA in March, starting at EUR 2,499
  • China in February, starting at RMB 20,999


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