I might slide the Acer Predator Helios 700’s HyperDrift keyboard all day

Acer’s performed it once more with the Predator Helios 700. It is added a totally new function that nobody has performed earlier than, and that everybody will love as a result of it solves an issue in a chic and enjoyable approach. 

In different phrases, I might slide the HyperDrift keyboard backwards and forwards all day, simply to observe the way it exposes two air flow grilles for further air consumption. I simply love mechanical doohickeys. Introduced at Acer’s subsequent@acer occasion in New York on Thursday, HyperDrift and the Predator Helios 700 that comprises it is going to ship in April with a beginning value of $2,700.

Let me obsess a bit extra in regards to the keyboard


Sliding the HyperDrift keyboard ahead exposes further air consumption followers and in addition makes it simpler to sort. 

The HyperDrift keyboard is much more than a gimmick. Bringing the keyboard ahead, and making a tilted wrist-rest space across the trackpad and mouse buttons, make it extra snug to sort (or mash the WASD keys). It additionally gives per-key RGB lighting and anti-ghosting.

The keyboard is not mechanical, however Acer tried to offer a little bit of that really feel with particular MagForce WASD keys. These keys present a linear-like 0-to-100-actuation sensitivity. You can even swap them out for normal keys. 

The HyperDrift keyboard is one a part of the Predator Helios 700’s cooling system. The system additionally employs a vapor chamber, 5 copper warmth pipes, and two of Acer’s 4th-gen AeroBlade steel followers. The Acer CoolBoost utility permits you to alter fan rpm’s manually, one other little bit of enjoyable for tinkerers. 

The Predator Helios 700 will supply a Ninth-gen Core i9 processor with as much as 64GB of DDR4 RAM (four x soDIMM). An Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 or 2070 GPU will energy the 17.3-inch FHD (1920×1080) IPS show, which gives a most brightness of 300 nits and 144Hz refresh assist. Varied HDD and SSD storage choices can be obtainable. 

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We have not had an opportunity but to check the brand new Predator Helios 700. It has stiff competitors,together with MSI’s GS75 17-inch laptop computer, additionally with RTX graphics. On condition that the Acer mannequin debuts for a couple of hundred {dollars} cheaper, with that snazzy keyboard as properly, it will be attention-grabbing to see whether or not it nudges the MSI off the highest place.

Full disclosure: As a result of Acer provided hands-on entry to its new merchandise solely by way of its subsequent@acer occasion in New York, with no various venue in the US, we accepted the corporate’s supply to pay for my lodge with a view to get the story. 

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