Acer Predator Helios 16 Is The 2024 Gaming Beast To Beat

No longer are desktop PCs the only solution to playing GPU-intensive games. Packing plenty of power into a more compact, portable form factor, flagship gaming laptops are now all the rage — and for good reason. The lightweight convenience makes it easier for users to lug their devices around, proving particularly useful for those without a fixed play space, with little to no compromise on performance.

The Acer Predator Helios 16 is a testament to how far the scene has come. Boasting a 14th Gen Intel i9 HX processor and up to an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 GPU with 32 GB of RAM, it raises the standard for laptop gaming. Whether it’s Cyberpunk 2077, Helldivers 2 or Horizon Forbidden West, the highly-competent powerhouse will ensure everything runs smoothly without a hitch.

It looks just as great as it performs, too. Per its name, the Predator Helios 16 is equipped with a 16-inch display featuring a 240Hz refresh rate and WQXGA resolution (2,560 x 1,600). But it also bears the bells and whistles of its gaming identity, bringing customisation in the form of hot-swappable WASD keycaps and RGB lighting.

All of these work together to give Acer’s latest the title of an uncaged gaming beast, which can be seen in action above. The Acer Predator Helios 16 retails for a starting price of S$3,099, and can be compared against other models on the official website.