Acer Predator Helios 300 review: Overclocked gaming laptop with a good display

Acer Predator Helios 300 (i7-12700H, RTX 3070 Ti)
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR




4272 (1951.61min – 4271.9max) MB/s ∼100%

Razer Blade 17 (i7-12800H, RTX 3070 Ti)
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR




4206 (4139.89min – 4205.63max) MB/s ∼98% -2%

Average Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
  (2514 – 4634, n=37) Aorus 17 XE4
Gigabyte AG470S1TB-SI B10





3631 (2734.69min – 3631.22max) MB/s ∼85% -15%

HP Omen 17-ck1075ng
WDC PC SN810 1TB




3605 (3533.55min – 3604.72max) MB/s ∼84% -16%

Average of class Gaming
  (170 – 5568, n=177, last 2 years) MSI Vector GP76 12UGS-434
Micron 2450 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFK





2305 (2285.48min – 2305.19max) MB/s ∼54% -46%

Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-53-786B
Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR




834 (825.26min – 833.84max) MB/s ∼20% -80%

Acer Predator Helios 300 (i7-12700H, RTX 3070 Ti)
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR




4394 (4343.95min – 4393.95max) MB/s ∼100%

Razer Blade 17 (i7-12800H, RTX 3070 Ti)
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR





4001 (3961.52min – 4001.33max) MB/s ∼91% -9%

Average Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
  (2436 – 4440, n=37) HP Omen 17-ck1075ng
WDC PC SN810 1TB





3593 (3469.74min – 3593.2max) MB/s ∼82% -18%

MSI Vector GP76 12UGS-434
Micron 2450 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFK





3446 (3433.09min – 3446.49max) MB/s ∼78% -22%

Average of class Gaming
  (174 – 7889, n=176, last 2 years) Aorus 17 XE4
Gigabyte AG470S1TB-SI B10





2200 (2057.65min – 2200.33max) MB/s ∼50% -50%

Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-53-786B
Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR





809 (799.93min – 809.08max) MB/s ∼18% -82%

Aorus 17 XE4
Gigabyte AG470S1TB-SI B10





7034 (6341.05min – 7034.27max) MB/s ∼100% +11%

HP Omen 17-ck1075ng
WDC PC SN810 1TB




6799 (6449.16min – 6798.76max) MB/s ∼97% +8%

Razer Blade 17 (i7-12800H, RTX 3070 Ti)
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR





6644 (5616.47min – 6644.2max) MB/s ∼94% +5%

Average Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
  (3421 – 7005, n=37) Acer Predator Helios 300 (i7-12700H, RTX 3070 Ti)
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR




6319 (1848.3min – 6318.66max) MB/s ∼90%

Average of class Gaming
  (144 – 13195, n=177, last 2 years) MSI Vector GP76 12UGS-434
Micron 2450 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFK





3638 (3412.7min – 3638.2max) MB/s ∼52% -42%

Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-53-786B
Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR




3267 (3037.94min – 3266.52max) MB/s ∼46% -48%

Acer Predator Helios 300 (i7-12700H, RTX 3070 Ti)
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR




5259 (5245.4min – 5258.61max) MB/s ∼100%

HP Omen 17-ck1075ng
WDC PC SN810 1TB




5199 (5035.05min – 5198.72max) MB/s ∼99% -1%

Razer Blade 17 (i7-12800H, RTX 3070 Ti)
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR




4999 (4982.41min – 4998.56max) MB/s ∼95% -5%

Average Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
  (2877 – 5259, n=37) Average of class Gaming
  (86.2 – 10261, n=177, last 2 years) Aorus 17 XE4
Gigabyte AG470S1TB-SI B10




3611 (3605.71min – 3610.88max) MB/s ∼69% -31%

MSI Vector GP76 12UGS-434
Micron 2450 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFK





3481 (3457.79min – 3481.27max) MB/s ∼66% -34%

Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-53-786B
Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR





2946 (812.28min – 2946.29max) MB/s ∼56% -44%

Aorus 17 XE4
Gigabyte AG470S1TB-SI B10




88.8 (88.08min – 88.8max) MB/s ∼100% +3%

Razer Blade 17 (i7-12800H, RTX 3070 Ti)
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR




88.3 (87.29min – 88.27max) MB/s ∼99% +2%

Acer Predator Helios 300 (i7-12700H, RTX 3070 Ti)
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR





86.5 (85.74min – 86.52max) MB/s ∼97%

Average Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
  (49.4 – 97.4, n=37) HP Omen 17-ck1075ng
WDC PC SN810 1TB




77 (72.23min – 77max) MB/s ∼87% -11%

MSI Vector GP76 12UGS-434
Micron 2450 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFK




70.9 (69.93min – 70.9max) MB/s ∼80% -18%

Average of class Gaming
  (0.53 – 97.4, n=177, last 2 years) Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-53-786B
Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR




33.4 (33.34min – 33.39max) MB/s ∼38% -61%

MSI Vector GP76 12UGS-434
Micron 2450 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFK





386 (378.43min – 386.17max) MB/s ∼100% +81%

Aorus 17 XE4
Gigabyte AG470S1TB-SI B10




356 (354.39min – 355.65max) MB/s ∼92% +67%

Razer Blade 17 (i7-12800H, RTX 3070 Ti)
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR




222 (220.1min – 221.87max) MB/s ∼58% +4%

Acer Predator Helios 300 (i7-12700H, RTX 3070 Ti)
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR




213 (195.99min – 212.69max) MB/s ∼55%

HP Omen 17-ck1075ng
WDC PC SN810 1TB





205 (191.92min – 205.24max) MB/s ∼53% -4%

Average Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
  (49.9 – 275, n=37) Average of class Gaming
  (0.79 – 421, n=176, last 2 years) Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-53-786B
Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR





77.8 (77.7min – 77.82max) MB/s ∼20% -63%

Razer Blade 17 (i7-12800H, RTX 3070 Ti)
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR





3638 (3612.61min – 3638.32max) MB/s ∼100% +13%

Aorus 17 XE4
Gigabyte AG470S1TB-SI B10




3582 (3579.98min – 3581.55max) MB/s ∼98% +11%

Acer Predator Helios 300 (i7-12700H, RTX 3070 Ti)
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR




3222 (3204.74min – 3221.65max) MB/s ∼89%

Average Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
  (376 – 4185, n=37) Average of class Gaming
  (1.1 – 4483, n=176, last 2 years) MSI Vector GP76 12UGS-434
Micron 2450 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFK




1860 (1859.57min – 1859.93max) MB/s ∼51% -42%

HP Omen 17-ck1075ng
WDC PC SN810 1TB




1274 (1194.32min – 1273.9max) MB/s ∼35% -60%

Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-53-786B
Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR





660 (656.04min – 660.33max) MB/s ∼18% -80%

Aorus 17 XE4
Gigabyte AG470S1TB-SI B10




3604 (3589.06min – 3603.58max) MB/s ∼100% +37%

MSI Vector GP76 12UGS-434
Micron 2450 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFK




3361 (3349.29min – 3360.57max) MB/s ∼93% +28%

Razer Blade 17 (i7-12800H, RTX 3070 Ti)
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR





2748 (2715.51min – 2748.13max) MB/s ∼76% +5%

Acer Predator Helios 300 (i7-12700H, RTX 3070 Ti)
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR




2623 (2563.77min – 2622.75max) MB/s ∼73%

Average Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
  (304 – 3559, n=37) Average of class Gaming
  (1.15 – 4383, n=176, last 2 years) HP Omen 17-ck1075ng
WDC PC SN810 1TB




553 (499.28min – 552.72max) MB/s ∼15% -79%

Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-53-786B
Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR




548 (543.15min – 547.96max) MB/s ∼15% -79%

Aorus 17 XE4
Gigabyte AG470S1TB-SI B10 Razer Blade 17 (i7-12800H, RTX 3070 Ti)
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR MSI Vector GP76 12UGS-434
Micron 2450 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFK Acer Predator Helios 300 (i7-12700H, RTX 3070 Ti)
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR Average Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
  (2577 – 9147, n=38) Average of class Gaming
  (910 – 9322, n=166, last 2 years) HP Omen 17-ck1075ng
WDC PC SN810 1TB Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-53-786B
Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR Aorus 17 XE4
Gigabyte AG470S1TB-SI B10 Razer Blade 17 (i7-12800H, RTX 3070 Ti)
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR Acer Predator Helios 300 (i7-12700H, RTX 3070 Ti)
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR MSI Vector GP76 12UGS-434
Micron 2450 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFK Average Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
  (983 – 3469, n=38) Average of class Gaming
  (389 – 3629, n=166, last 2 years) HP Omen 17-ck1075ng
WDC PC SN810 1TB Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-53-786B
Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR Aorus 17 XE4
Gigabyte AG470S1TB-SI B10 Razer Blade 17 (i7-12800H, RTX 3070 Ti)
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR MSI Vector GP76 12UGS-434
Micron 2450 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFK Average Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
  (921 – 4043, n=38) Acer Predator Helios 300 (i7-12700H, RTX 3070 Ti)
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR HP Omen 17-ck1075ng
WDC PC SN810 1TB Average of class Gaming
  (335 – 4459, n=166, last 2 years) Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-53-786B
Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR HP Omen 17-ck1075ng
WDC PC SN810 1TB


5233.79 MB/s ∼100% +53%

Aorus 17 XE4
Gigabyte AG470S1TB-SI B10 Average Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
  (2834 – 5588, n=38) Razer Blade 17 (i7-12800H, RTX 3070 Ti)
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR Average of class Gaming
  (252 – 9971, n=166, last 2 years) Acer Predator Helios 300 (i7-12700H, RTX 3070 Ti)
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR MSI Vector GP76 12UGS-434
Micron 2450 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFK Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-53-786B
Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR Acer Predator Helios 300 (i7-12700H, RTX 3070 Ti)
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR Razer Blade 17 (i7-12800H, RTX 3070 Ti)
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR Average Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
  (1617 – 4370, n=38) MSI Vector GP76 12UGS-434
Micron 2450 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFK Aorus 17 XE4
Gigabyte AG470S1TB-SI B10 Average of class Gaming
  (308 – 8590, n=166, last 2 years) HP Omen 17-ck1075ng
WDC PC SN810 1TB Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-53-786B
Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR Aorus 17 XE4
Gigabyte AG470S1TB-SI B10 MSI Vector GP76 12UGS-434
Micron 2450 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFK Acer Predator Helios 300 (i7-12700H, RTX 3070 Ti)
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR Razer Blade 17 (i7-12800H, RTX 3070 Ti)
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR Average Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
  (48 – 88.1, n=38) HP Omen 17-ck1075ng
WDC PC SN810 1TB Average of class Gaming
  (20 – 108, n=166, last 2 years) Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-53-786B
Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR MSI Vector GP76 12UGS-434
Micron 2450 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFK Aorus 17 XE4
Gigabyte AG470S1TB-SI B10 HP Omen 17-ck1075ng
WDC PC SN810 1TB Acer Predator Helios 300 (i7-12700H, RTX 3070 Ti)
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR Average Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
  (138.1 – 241, n=38) Razer Blade 17 (i7-12800H, RTX 3070 Ti)
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR Average of class Gaming
  (18 – 364, n=166, last 2 years) Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-53-786B
Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR Aorus 17 XE4
Gigabyte AG470S1TB-SI B10 Razer Blade 17 (i7-12800H, RTX 3070 Ti)
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR Acer Predator Helios 300 (i7-12700H, RTX 3070 Ti)
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR MSI Vector GP76 12UGS-434
Micron 2450 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFK Average Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
  (421 – 2854, n=38) Average of class Gaming
  (216 – 2963, n=166, last 2 years) Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-53-786B
Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR HP Omen 17-ck1075ng
WDC PC SN810 1TB Aorus 17 XE4
Gigabyte AG470S1TB-SI B10 Razer Blade 17 (i7-12800H, RTX 3070 Ti)
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR MSI Vector GP76 12UGS-434
Micron 2450 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFK Average Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
  (367 – 3451, n=38) HP Omen 17-ck1075ng
WDC PC SN810 1TB Acer Predator Helios 300 (i7-12700H, RTX 3070 Ti)
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR Average of class Gaming
  (191.8 – 3950, n=166, last 2 years) Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-53-786B
Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR HP Omen 17-ck1075ng
WDC PC SN810 1TB Average of class Gaming
  (0.022 – 0.23, n=161, last 2 years) Aorus 17 XE4
Gigabyte AG470S1TB-SI B10 Average Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
  (0.022 – 0.08, n=38) Razer Blade 17 (i7-12800H, RTX 3070 Ti)
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR MSI Vector GP76 12UGS-434
Micron 2450 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFK Acer Predator Helios 300 (i7-12700H, RTX 3070 Ti)
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR MSI Vector GP76 12UGS-434
Micron 2450 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFK Average of class Gaming
  (0.012 – 0.588, n=166, last 2 years)





0.06123 ms * ∼36% -178%

Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-53-786B
Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR Average Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
  (0.018 – 0.085, n=38) Razer Blade 17 (i7-12800H, RTX 3070 Ti)
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR Acer Predator Helios 300 (i7-12700H, RTX 3070 Ti)
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR HP Omen 17-ck1075ng
WDC PC SN810 1TB Aorus 17 XE4
Gigabyte AG470S1TB-SI B10

* … smaller is better