Hands-on Laptop Gaming Acer Predator Helios Neo 16

Gadgetren – Shortly after its official sales in the country, Acer Indonesia invited the Gadgetren team to practice with the Acer Predator Helios Neo 16 (PHN16-71-72DN).

In plain view, this laptop has a shell or cover dominated by black and the Predator logo that gives off an aura of being a gaming device.

Uniquely, Acer also presents a disguised Morse code on the shell that makes this laptop feel mysterious and charming. Later this Morse code will be clearly seen when exposed to reflected light.

Acer Predator Helios Neo 16 - Morse Code

When I opened this laptop, I immediately found a 16-inch screen with IPS technology, WXQGA resolution (2560 x 1600 pixels), 16:10 ratio and 100% sRGB that can clearly display content and has quite accurate color reproduction. it is comfortable when my eyes see it.

With a refresh rate of up to 165Hz, the screen can display smooth transitions when navigating between menus and apps. Even when I watch content on YouTube, I feel that the laptop screen can display the videos properly.

Additionally, the display also supports NVIDIA G-SYNC and NVIDIA Advance Optimus features, which Acer claims can deliver eye-popping graphics performance when running games or movies.

The Acer Predator Helios Neo 16 kitchen runner has been entrusted with the 13th generation Intel Core i7-13700HX processor, which has been optimized to smoothly run heavy applications and games.

Acer Predator Helios Neo 16 - Touchpad

Meanwhile, the 16GB DDR5 5600MHz RAM (Dual Channel) is reliable to run multitasking activities from apps and games smoothly. There is also a 1TB PCIE Gen 4 NVMe SSD internal storage that can accommodate a lot of data at the same time.

Even this laptop already uses the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 GPU with 8GB GGDR6 VRAM, which handles graphics from operating systems, games and applications with graphics that are easy on the eyes.

In addition, the GPU is powered by NVIDIA’s latest Ada Lovelace architecture, which can provide a realistic graphical ray tracing lighting experience and the presence of advanced AI features such as NVIDIA DLSS 3 and NVIDIA Reflect.

Acer Predator Helios Neo 16 - Keyboard

During the hands-on event, Andreas Lesmana as Product Manager of Acer Indonesia also explained some of the important parts present in Acer Predator Helios Neo 16. Andreas revealed that the combination of hardware in this laptop can provide an immersive experience for its users when playing even heavy games.

“This gaming laptop comes with support for the 5th generation 3D Aeroblade fan with 89 blades that is 0.08mm thin, so it can circulate 10% more air than the previous generation and 55% better than gaming laptop fans in general,” added Andreas.

According to Andreas, the support for Liquid Metal Thermal Grease present in this laptop is able to keep the CPU performance at its peak even when used in multitasking activities or heavy gaming.

Acer also has air holes on the left, right and back so that the air circulation created when playing the game becomes smoother so that the temperature does not heat up quickly.

Acer Predator Helios Neo 16 - Left side with keyboard

The keyboard of this laptop also has 4 Zone RGB Backlit that allows us to adjust the color of the light according to our tastes through the Acer PredatorSense application that is installed by default.

With the keyboard keys that can be adjusted for lighting, it makes us feel more exciting when playing games in low or dark room conditions. Especially when playing with friends or a group in the same room.

Acer Predator Helios Neo 16 - Key

The Acer PredatorSense hotkey itself has the Acer Predator icon found in the numlock section of this laptop’s keyboard. Meanwhile, just above the keyboard, there’s a Mode button with a straight line icon that can be set for the laptop’s performance, such as Turbo, Performance, Balanced or Quiet.

According to Andreas, Acer PredatorSense can also be used to adjust the system so that the laptop’s performance and fan speed settings are more optimal when running games.

On the back of this laptop is a charger port, 2 USB 3.2 Gen 2 Thunderbolt 4 ports and an HDMI 2.1 port. While on the left side you can see the Ethernet LAN port (RJ-45), USB 3.2 Gen 1, microSD slot and audio jack port.

Acer Predator Helios Neo 16 - Right Port

Turning to the right side you can see a USB 3.2 Gen 2 port and an indicator light. For connectivity, this laptop is trusted with Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX1675i and Bluetooth 5.2.

For those of you interested in the Acer Predator Helios Neo 16, you can purchase it at the official price of IDR 27,999,000 on the website Acer Indonesia Store which includes Windows 11 Home Original, 1 year Acer Priority Care and 3 years warranty (Parts and Service).

During the promotional period, buyers have the opportunity to get Mouse Nitro and the game Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II for free.

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