The starting price for this 17-inch behemoth gaming laptop is at $2,699. Aside from its widescreen, it also comes with a keyboard that transforms to allow better airflow. \n \nIn a press conference held earlier this morning, Acer revealed a new and fresh hardware product line. \n \nThe said product line is composed of products from various categories. On the other hand, ConceptD product lineup aims to appeal to designers and creators. \n \nThey intend to convince these people to give up their current gaming computers and get something quieter. The alternative that Acer is introducing is the new and leveled-up Acer Predator Helios 700 gaming laptop. This is built for gamers who want to play on absolute silence. \n \nThe new Acer Predator Helios will be equipped with Core i9 processors (9th generation). \n \nAside from that, it has 64GB worth of RAM and is powered by Nvidia GeForce graphics RTX 2080. It also bears a full HD 17-inch display screen which features a clear 1920 x 1080 display. \n \nIt also features a 3ms response rate, apart from it native G-sync best for reducing micro stuttering and screen tearing. It also boasts of a subwoofer and five speakers for real and impressive 5.1 onboard surround sound. \n \nTo top all these features, Acer also went all out in incorporating E3000 and Killer Wifi 1650 AX. Both of these are added on every unit Acer ships. \n \nAmid all these impressive specs and features, the main selling point of this is its HyperDrift keyboard. The said keyboard directly integrates with the thermal architecture of the computer’s system. \n \nAs a whole, Acer Predator Helios touts AeroBlade 4th-gen fans, one vapor chamber, and five efficient heat pipes. However, when the user decides to slide the computer’s keyboard out, the air intakes are exposed. \n \nOther remarkable keyboard aspects are its WASD MAgForce keys. Among its four keys, the switches which resemble analog types are linear. \n \nThis means that the time spent for alternating switches in between actuations are eliminated. Just a little atop the keyboard is the Turbo hotkey over locking the commands of the CPU. \n \nDespite the specs and the price, many are skeptical that the keyboards of Helios will make a huge performance difference. \nTo date, the Predator Triton 500 is Acer’s best gaming laptop. And for a cheaper price of $2,499, this $1799 laptop can easily be configured with RTX 2080. \n \nWhile this latter and cheaper version are only 15-inch, many gamers prefer it for being portable. The same can’t definitely be said for the 17-inch Helios.