expired Acer Predator Helios 300 Gaming Laptop, 15.6” FHD, Intel Core i7-7700HQ, GTX 1060 6GB US$999 ($1587.35 AUD incl GST) @ Amazon

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Great deal for this gaming laptop.

Acer Predator Helios 300 G3-571-77QK Gaming Notebook comes with these high level specs:

7th Generation Intel Core i7-7700HQ Processor 2.8GHz with Turbo Boost Technology up to 3.8GHz,
15.6" Full HD (1920 x 1080) widescreen LED-backlit IPS display,
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 with 6 GB of dedicated GDDR5 VRAM,
16GB DDR4 2400MHz Memory,
256GB SSD,

Acer TrueHarmony Technology Sound System,

Two Built-in Stereo Speakers, Secure Digital (SD) card reader, 802.11ac WiFi featuring 2x2 MIMO technology (Dual-Band 2.4GHz and 5GHz), Bluetooth 4.0, 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN (RJ-45 port), HD Webcam (1280 x 720) supporting High Dynamic Range (HDR), 1 - USB 3.1 (Type C) port (Gen 1 up to 5 Gbps), 1 - USB 3.0 Port (featuring Power-off Charging), 2 - USB 2.0 Ports, 1 - HDMI 2.0 Port with HDCP Support, 4-cell Li-ion Battery (3220 mAh), Up to 7-hours Battery Life, 5.95 lbs. | 2.7 kg (system unit only) (NH.Q28AA.001)


Price after shipping calculated is $1585.56 Australian.

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  • +1 vote
    • GST right ??
  • +3 votes

    GST because it’s over $1000AU?

  • +1 vote

    In the fine print, it says it doesnt include a 2.5 inch HDD mounting kit

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    its still good with 10% ggst

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    I don't understand how this is so cheap. Bought an 'as new' Dell 1050ti laptop with I5 processor and 8gb of RAM for ~1050 AUD from their factory outlet. How can there only be a $300 difference for a GTX 1060, 16GB RAM and an i7? Guess the lack of local warranty might be a concern?

    Anyway I'm outside the 15 day dell change of mind period for returns -_-

    Fack.

    Edit

    Reading the comments apparently GST too so that'd be an extra $130. Not feeling quite as sad now but still sad. $1450 would've been right on the edge of my budget.

    • +1 vote

      p sure Acer has global warranty.

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        http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/archive/1283137

        The second last reply in this confusing whirlpool thread suggests otherwise.

        From their International Travellers Warranty FAQ:

        Q4. My notebook was purchased in a country other than where I reside. Can I use the ITW to get my notebook fixed in my home country?

        A4. No, only bona fide travelers who are in possession of a copy of the original sales invoice of the notebook may bring claims under the Acer ITW. The definition of a "bona fide traveler" under the Acer ITW is a person temporarily outside the territorial scope of the local warranty covering the respective notebook, without the intention of establishing a permanent residence. Otherwise, the notebook will only have a local warranty from where it was purchased; you will have to pay for any repairs made outside the country of purchase.

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          I'd have to ask, how on EARTH would they enforce that?

          "My name is Hanz, I'm staying with my Cousin in Australia"

          "Are you a premanant Resident?"

          "No!"

          ……"OK then…"

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        I recently personally asked Acer myself and they told me that they don't give global warranty. They can fix the laptop for you, but you would have to pay for any repair

    • +4 votes

      Retailers in Australia don't care about competing with international sellers, and the government has made policies to ensure that.

      The Acer Helios is marked as a 'budget' gaming notebook, but with premium build and quality that differentiates itself from other notebooks around its price range.

      Remember that $800-$1000USD is the target for mainstream notebooks in the US. You can have a decent Dell XPS 13 for this price. In Aus, it STARTS at $1599.

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      Even for returning, you probably will get charged 15% restocking fee, not mentioning you will need to pay the delivery fee for taking it back

    • +2 votes

      Acer makes garbage. Stick with the Dell.

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        Like Dell make perfect hardware….

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          Dell have pretty much the best warranty system in the industry if something does go wrong.

          As for acer, we had a failure rate of about 40% on their monitors a long time ago. Some of them would be repaired by a local company (as the warranty agent) and then returned to us. We had several monitors that were repaired more than four times during the warranty period. Every week, we’d get two to three jobs for bloody acer monitors that wouldn’t turn on.

          Then, we had several hundred laptops that had faulty power cables. acer issued a recall so we had to swap them all out.

          No other company has caused me as many unnecessary jobs as acer. Even if they’re perfect now, I’d never recommend anyone buy acer.

  • +1 vote

    They must be getting rid of all the 7th gen cpu's for the 8th

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      I would think so. Still not really worth waiting for; if desktop is anything to go by, we could see a small price bump for similar SKUs. If you need one now, definitely grab, you won't be disappointed. Still if you really focus on workstation-loads, the 8th gen is a godsend and totes worth waiting for.

      This notebook is pretty decent for its regular price. And given it's US$999 now shipped it's damned hard not to recommend.

      On that note, they tagged the 7700, HQ because it's a H-series Quad (notebook, main) processor. Does that make the 8700, HH (H-series, Hex)?

      The 87HHHundred.

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    I got this for 899 USD a few days ago from Amazon from a black friday deal. Had been watching it for a while with Camel 3x. Sadly forgot to post the deal :(

  • +1 vote

    So tempting

    1,587 AU all up to sydney with global priority :/

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    Comes to $1200.71USD ($1587.35AUD) including delivery (Victoria) and import fees (GST).

  • +2 votes

    Oh god, i don't need a gaming laptop.

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    Imho this and the e570p are the laptops to aim for if you want the best value in this price range.. I forgot which laptop to aim for if you want more for example a say GTX 1070 but imho especially with Australian unstable and hot weather this area and category is a good place to aim for.. if you need cheaper I think I have maybe seen a 1050 go for around $800-900 AUD before and then there is always the sub 600-700 AUD range which is full of last gen GTX 6, 7, 8 and 9 series M mobile generation chips but imho these are not as good and really should be only sought after if you want ultra low budget and can score a good price.. usually second hand or eBay these days since they are becoming so old.

    This is a great deal thanks a lot OP.

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    Great laptop for gaming! Even with GST on top.

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    Can OP confirm the price? how much is it with GST on top? Post should be updated with a new price.

  • +2 votes

    Cash rewards 6%back

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    If you want to go above 1080p or want a 1070 or 1080 the price goes up rather steeply

  • +4 votes

    I own this laptop. The 1060 surly isn't as powerful as the desktop counterpart but for something in a laptop it goes pretty good.

    Keeps Destiny 2 at 60 fps most of the time. PUBG struggles, around 45 to 60. Playable.

    Fan's get pretty wooshy, but I'm a silent priority kinda guy, so it's probably just me. My friends say it's not too bad.

    Screen brightness is pretty low.

    Speakers do sound pretty good.

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    Makes me feel good about the $930 I paid for the Acer nitro 5 the other week. 7300hq GTX 1050ti and 256gb nvme SSD

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      Sweet deal

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      Maybe not - the 1050 is not really 10th gen because its slower than 2014 hardware (980M), it should be cheaper because most gamers don't want it.

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        It doesn't really matter the only real metric that counts is price to performance. It's about 25% slower than a 1060 for a fraction of the price. I wasn't willing to spend over 1k for a laptop and I got more value out of that deal than anything else you can find

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        It does matter and you are absolutely right. Dont touch a 1050, even for a grand. $1350 for the Dell gamer with 1060 is def worth it dont you think?

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    You can get a better deal than this off of ebay when they have their site wide sales I got an i7, 7700, 1050ti, 256gig ssd 1tb storage and 16 ram acer laptop for 1360 delivered

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    Thats a bargain

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    I tried this model exactly in person. The aluminium finish is a fingerprint and palm print magnet.

    It runs Overwatch on Epic graphics at 60fps and Destiny 2 on Highest graphics at 60fps too. It's a beast. The CPU runs hot however with a top temperature of 95c in 20c environments while gaming. The max temp I've seen the GPU reach is 76c.

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      How loud do the fans get?

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        It's subjective but moderately loud I'd say at 5000rpm. It doesn't get in the way of gaming. Fans have to work hard to cool this laptop.

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          Alright thanks. I’m trying to figure out how this laptop compares to the dell Inspiron 7577.

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          @superbb: Get the Dell Inspiron 7577, Far superior cooling system, 3 USB3.0 ports while this laptop only has one 3.0 port and 2 USB 2.0 ports and it also includes a Thunderbolt 3 port for external GPU support

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    Kind of sh*tty they provide the free HDD kit only to US/CA! I wonder if AU Acer would do the same if asked?

    PS: Harvey's @ $1997 includes 6 games & VR headset. Can't find anything about those, though, on their website. May or may not be worth the $400 difference.

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    Okay— am contemplating getting this for Xmas for my son, + who is graduating uni, dbl-mjr, most likely w/honours. He will be flying to visit rellies in the US 27 Dec to return in about two weeks.

    1) If I go for it, can I pay for it from AU Paypal, having it delivered to the US address— will that satisfy the Int'l warranty?

    2) Any idea the shipping time? Would I be able to cancel if it isn't in his possession by the time he needs to return home to AU?

    3) Any other helpful tips?

    Ta, everyone!

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    Sorry for noob question. What different gaming laptop and high end laptop? Can i use gaming laptop for graphics design or long movie edit ?

    • +1 vote

      I'm excluding ultra books from 'High end' which just look fancy (and are slower to give long battery life)
      High End - GPU can just be Intel graphics (suits office work), most of the power will be from CPU/SSD/RAM - can be ok for graphic design.
      Gaming Laptop - GPU also very powerful - A must if you want to edit high quality videos/graphics/special effects
      Can't go far from a power socket with either..

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    This deal still seems to be active fellas. Might want to take off the 'expired' status.

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