Acer Mid-Range Gaming Laptop, Predator Helios Neo 16, in Singapore Now

Acer has released a mid-range gaming laptop, the Predator Helios Neo 16, in Singapore. The Predator Helios Neo 16 is built around powerful, gaming-centric components the Helios line is known for.

The pricing is quite affordable (for a gaming laptop) too. Check out the Press Release for more details (including the pricing).

Press Release

Acer releases Predator Helios Neo 16, a mid-range gaming laptop from the revamped Predator lineup

The new Helios Neo 16 offers gamers the sheer computational power and cutting-edge features of top-of-the-line NVIDIA GeForce RTX 40 series graphics at a more accessible price.

SINGAPORE, 18 May 2023 –  Acer launches the Predator Helios Neo 16, which joins the Predator Helios 16 and Predator Helios 18 in Acer’s all-new premium gaming lineup. The new Predator Helios Neo 16 is the perfect companion to the mainline Predator Helios laptops, which have been renamed according to their screen sizes.

The Predator Helios Neo 16 is a mid-range offering in the Predator lineup featuring powerful, top-line components to deliver a stellar gaming experience for discerning gamers. It represents a highly accessible path to the new NVIDIA® GeForce RTX 40 Series GPUs, which support next-generation AI-powered graphics and improved thermal performance. 

The new NVIDIA®  GeForce RTX 40 Series leverages NVIDIA® Ada Lovelace architecture to deliver a quantum leap in both performance and AI-powered graphics. Gamers can experience lifelike virtual worlds and boosted performance with ray tracing, high-quality frames with Deep Learning Super Sampling (DLSS) 3, and Reflex’s optimised system latency to gain a competitive edge.

Predator Helios Neo 16: Top-line Capabilities with a Mid-range Price

Designed with a competitive price point in mind, the all-new Predator Helios Neo 16 is built around powerful, gaming-centric components the Helios line is known for. The Predator Helios Neo 16 also adds some fun into the mix with laser-etched encrypted codes on its abyssal-black anodised cover, inviting gamers to take on the challenge of deciphering the message.

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The Predator Helios Neo 16 is available in two configurations: a high-performance 13th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-13700HX processor matched with up to a NVIDIA® GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU or NVIDIA® GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU with a Maximum Graphics Power (MGP) of 140 W. It’s paired with 16GB of dual-channel DDR5-4800 MHz RAM (supports up to 32GB) along with 1TB of PCIe NVMe SSD (and up to 2 TB in RAID 0 array) to deliver lightning-fast load times in the most demanding games. 

A demanding gaming performance requires a capable cooling system, and so the Helios Neo 16 is fitted with Acer’s advanced cooling design, featuring a custom-engineered all-metal AeroBlade™ fan technology and liquid metal thermal grease on the CPU to push performance to its maximum potential.

To maximise the visual qualities of its configurations, the Predator Helios Neo 16 offers two excellent 16:10 IPS displays. The WUXGA (1920×1200) display has a refresh rate of 165 Hz and 400 nits peak brightness while the WQXGA (2560×1600) display has a refresh rate of 165 Hz and 500 nits peak brightness. Both panels have a 3ms response time and can display 100% of the sRGB colour gamut. NVIDIA® Advanced Optimus and G-SYNC are supported as well, ensuring that users are treated to the smoothest and most vivid visuals during fast-moving gameplay.

Predator Helios 16, Predator Helios 18 Laptops

The Predator Helios 16 and Predator Helios 18 represent the latest performance-driven tech from Acer’s most powerful gaming laptop series.

The mainline Helios is built around the powerhouse 13th Gen Intel Core™ i9-13900HX processor, and is available in two screen sizes. The Predator Helios 16 comes configured with equally powerful GPUs in the form of the NVIDIA® GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU (MGP up to 140W) or NVIDIA® GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU (MGP up to 175W), while the Predator Helios 18 is paired with the NVIDIA® GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU. In addition, the Predator Helios laptops come with 16 GB DDR5-5600MHz RAM (up to 32 GB) and 1 TB PCIe Gen4 NVMe SSD (up to 2 TB in RAID 0).

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To keep things cool, Acer designed a system featuring dual custom-engineered 5th Gen AeroBlade™ 3D metal fans and vector heat pipes in the shape of rectangles for improved heat transfer. The system also utilises the chilling effects of liquid metal thermal grease to cap off its advanced thermal performance.

Both the 16-inch and 18-inch Predator Helios are equipped with a (16:10) WQXGA (2560×1600) display with a refresh rate of 240 Hz, offering 100% coverage of DCI-P3 colour gamut for rich, vivid colours.

Last but not least, the sleek, new design features a simplified matte black chassis with clean edges and thinner bezels, and is accented by a customisable RGB light bar that runs along the top of the rear vents. It’s complemented by a mini-LED backlit keyboard that produces a bright uniform colour with less halo.

PredatorSense and other features

The new PredatorSense 4.0 utility app makes it easier to control system settings and monitoring, while the new Scenario Manager feature enables the creation of personal profiles for different gaming setups. Users can utilise PredatorSense to enable Predator Pulsar lighting for added customisation on their keyboard’s per-key RGB backlighting.

The laptops come with the Intel® Killer™ E2600 Ethernet Controller, with Intel® Killer™ Wi-Fi 6E AX1650 (Helios Neo 16) and AX1675 (Helios 16 and 18) frequency band support for fast, seamless gameplay. 

In addition, the gaming laptops cover a full range of peripherals with USB 3.2 Gen2 ports, including an HDMI 2.1, two USB Type-C Thunderbolt™ 4 that support power delivery, and a Micro SD™ card reader. 

Pricing and Availability

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The Acer Predator Helios Neo 16 is now available on Acer Singapore’s e-store and other online marketplaces such as Shopee and Lazada at the following recommended retail prices:

ModelsPlatformConfigurationPrice
Acer Predator Helios Neo 16 (PHN16-71-71AU)– Intel® Core™ i7-13700HX
– NVIDIA® GeForce® RTX™ 4050, 6GB GDDR6 VRAM
– 16GB DDR5 4800MHz, 1TB SSD
– 16″ 16:10 WUXGA(1920×1200) IPS, 400 nits,100% sRGB, supporting 165Hz, G-Sync
$2,398
Acer Predator Helios Neo 16 (PHN16-71-74WR)– Intel® Core™ i7-13700HX
–  NVIDIA® GeForce® RTX™ 4060, 8GB GDDR6 VRAM
– 16GB DDR5 4800MHz, 1TB SSD
– 16″ 16:10 WQXGA (2560×1600) IPS, 500 nits, 100% sRGB, supporting 165Hz, G-Sync
$2,598
Acer Predator Helios 16 (PH16-71-97V2)– Intel® Core™ i9-13900HX
–  NVIDIA® GeForce® RTX™ 4070, 8GB GDDR6 VRAM
– 16GB DDR5 5600MHz, 1TB SSD
– 16” 16:10 WQXGA (2560×1600) IPS 500 nits, DCI-P3 100% Display, supporting 240Hz, G-Sync
$3,298
Acer Predator Helios 16 (PH16-71-91VQ)– Intel® Core™ i9-13900HX
–  NVIDIA® GeForce® RTX™ 4080, 12GB GDDR6 VRAM
– 16GB DDR5 5600MHz1TB SSD
– 16” 16:10 WQXGA (2560×1600) IPS 500 nits, DCI-P3 100% Display, supporting 240Hz, G-Sync
$3,898
Acer Predator Helios 18 (PH18-71-99ER)– Intel® Core™ i9-13900HX
–  NVIDIA® GeForce® RTX™ 4080, 12GB GDDR6 VRAM
– 16GB DDR5 5600MHz1TB SSD
– 18” 16:10 WQXGA (2560×1600) IPS 500 nits, DCI-P3 100% Display ,supporting 240Hz, G-Sync
$3,998

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