During CES 2024, Acer introduced the upgraded Predator Helios 18, a powerhouse gaming laptop as part of its 2024 lineup. It comes equipped with the latest Intel Core 14th Gen processors and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 40 Series Laptop GPUs, featuring DLSS 3.5 technology and NVIDIA Advanced Optimus for enhanced AI-driven graphics and features.
Powered by the Intel Core i9 processor 14900HX, the Predator Helios 18 (PH18-72) boasts a performance hybrid architecture, allowing users to tackle demanding games and software without compromise. The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU delivers breakthrough performance and AI-enhanced graphics with DLSS 3.5 technology’s full ray tracing capabilities.
The laptop incorporates advanced thermal solutions, including dual 5th Gen AeroBlade fans, liquid metal thermal grease on the CPU, and vector heat pipes, ensuring optimal performance during intense gaming sessions. The Helios 18 features an impressive display with Mini LED panels, operating at a rapid 250 Hz, supporting 1000 nits luminosity, and covering 100% DCI-P3 color gamut.
The RGB lighting effects extend beyond the screen, showcasing dynamic illumination on the laptop’s Predator logos, backside Infinity Mirror lighting bar, and customizable LED backlit keyboard. The new MagKey 3.0 brings swappable mechanical switches and innovative features like MagClick and MagSpeed for a personalized gaming experience.
Additionally, the Predator Helios 18 incorporates Acer’s AI-driven technologies, including PurifiedVoice 2.0 AI-noise reduction, DTS:X Ultra speakers, and Acer PurifiedView AI-powered webcam solution. The laptop ensures stable and fast network speeds with Wi-Fi 7 capability and features two USB Type-C Thunderbolt 4 ports and MicroSD card readers for added convenience.
All the new Predator laptops come with Windows 11, a dedicated Copilot key, and one month of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate.
Availability and Price
The Predator Helios 18 is set to be available in North America in March, starting at USD 1,999.99. This gaming laptop represents Acer’s commitment to delivering advanced performance, thermal capabilities, and brilliant displays for gamers and creators.