Acer’s Predator Helios 700 does something very special and never seen before in a gaming laptop. Its keyboard slides out towards you, almost like a desktop. The feature helps for cooling and making it more ergonomic. It is the latest flagship gaming notebook from the company and has all of the hardware you’d expect. New gaming laptop has an NVIDIA’s RTX 2070 or 2080 GPUs, and Intel’s upcoming 9th generation laptop CPUs. It is not the first unique gaming notebook from Acer. People experienced the Predator Triton 900 at CES.
The Helios 700 is also reminiscent of ASUS’s ROG Mother-ship and its unique detachable keyboard. It’s interesting to see PC companies transforming how users interact with their keyboards. It’s especially important for gaming since a more comfortable keyboard could mean the difference between taking a headset in an Apex Legends showdown. Acer also added the Nitro 7 to its gaming lineup. It is a sleeker mid-range notebook that’s even thinner than the Nitro 5. It’ll also feature Intel’s 9th generation laptop chips, as well as NVIDIA’s latest GTX graphics but not more powerful RTX. That makes the Nitro 7 a better option for someone who’s mainly focused on fast 1080p gaming.
With all of this new hardware comes some expected refreshes for Acer’s popular Nitro 5 and Helios 300. They’re both getting Intel’s upcoming CPUs, while the Nitro 5 will sport GTX GPUs and the Helios 300 will get NVIDIA’s RTX 2070 Max-Q GPU. There aren’t any design changes for these models from last year, but the new hardware should help them maintain their popularity among gamers. Acer also announced a new 43-inch 4K monitor featuring a speedy 144Hz panel and adaptive sync. You can get the Helios 700 in July at a starting price of $2,700. The Nitro 7 will arrive in June at a starting price of $1,000.