Promo €2199 Acer Predator Helios Neo 16 PHN16-72-004, multimedia gaming laptop PC RTX 4070 Core i7-14700HX 16″ 2.5K 240Hz with 2 TB SSD and 32 GB RAM

Our opinion on the Acer Predator Helios Neo 16 PHN16-72-004

Large storage capacity of 2 TB for the creative gaming laptop Acer Predator Helios Neo 16 PHN16-72-004 multimedia equipped with 2 RAID 0 SSDs which reinforces fluidity like the high frequency of 240Hz of the 16-inch High Definition High Fidelity IPS 2.5K DCI-P3 16/10 screen. This versatile black laptop for gamers and creatives is powerful thanks to its 32 GB of RAM and its latest generation high-end hybrid processor Core i7-14700HX Intel Raptor Lake Refresh which accelerates processing like the high-end graphics card GeForce RTX 4070 ray tracing NVIDIA Ada Lovelace adapted to recent games. Also on the program for this mobile machine designed to play and create a backlit keyboard as well as connectivity with USB-C Thunderbolt 4 and Wi-Fi 6.

Features of the Acer Predator Helios Neo 16 PHN16-72-004

Screen(s) 16″ Full HD 2.5K LED IPS 240Hz 16/10th 100% DCI-P3 (2560×1600, anti-glare/matte)
Processor Intel Core i7-14700HX Raptor Lake Refresh (20 cores: 8P 2.1 GHz / 12E 1.5 GHz, 55W)
Installed RAM (max) 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR5 4800 MHz (64 GB), 2 slots (occupied)
Graphic card NVIDIA Ada Lovelace GeForce RTX 4070 8GB GDDR6 dedicated, Intel Iris Xe integrated into the processor and Optimus
Storage 2 TB SSD: 2 x 1 TB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe 4.0 x4) in RAID 0
Connections 2 USB 3.2 (Gen2) + 1 USB 3.2 (Gen1) + 2 USB 3.2 Type-C (Gen2) Thunderbolt 4, HDMI 2.1, microSD card reader
Network 6-axis Wi-Fi (2×2), Bluetooth 5.3 + Gigabit Ethernet
Backlit Keyboard Yes, 4-zone RGB
Numeric keypad Yes
Windows Hello
Audio system 2 DTS:X Ultra speakers
Operating system Windows 11 64-bit
Announced autonomy / Battery 5 hours / Li-Polymer 4 cells 90Whr
Weight / Dimensions (mm) 2.8 Kg / 357.78 x 278.63 x 25.95-27.85

The Acer Predator Helios Neo 16 PHN16-72-004 faces the competition

The Acer Predator Helios Neo 16 PHN16-72-004 is currently on sale at Acer France and offers an attractive configuration/price ratio for its category where it is one of the least expensive to offer such a large storage capacity with such a high frequency screen with such faithful colors, such a substantial amount of RAM, such a recent and efficient processor as well as the graphics card but also Thunderbolt 4 connectivity.

If this Acer Predator Helios Neo 16 PHN16-72-004 does not meet all your criteria, you will find other configurations for gaming with a similar budget in our gaming laptop guide. For the same budget, choose the model with the most powerful graphics card, it will have the greatest impact on performance.

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Chassis, connections, screen of the Acer Predator Helios Neo 16 PHN16-72-004

This versatile multimedia laptop, cooled by Helios Neo technology via 2 fans including 1 AeroBlade 3D 5th generation (89 blades), heat pipes, metal thermal paste and air vents, adopts a resolutely gamer look thanks to its black design with angular lines and connectors positioned partly at the rear.

This creative gaming laptop PC integrates good connectivity with its 2 Thunderbolt 4, its Bluetooth 5.3 and Wi-Fi 6 axis wireless modules for communicating and connecting remotely, its Ethernet and audio ports, its practical HDMI video output for connecting it easily to a monitor or a TV for example but also its 3 USB 3.0 (USB 2.0 compatible) guaranteeing transfers taking place up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if USB 3.0 devices are connected to it.

To better discern the keys of the chiclet keyboard, simply activate its backlighting solution.

Acer Predator Helios Neo 16 PHN16-72-004

The screen will appeal to gamers and creators alike. Because it has a frequency of 240Hz much higher than the standard 60Hz which clearly reinforces general fluidity, including in games.
In addition, the screen is intended to be High Definition and High Fidelity with its 2.5K definition clearly superior to Full HD and its DCI-P3 and IPS characteristic ensuring more faithful colorimetry than average.
Furthermore, its viewing angles, both horizontal and vertical, are significant thanks to its IPS technology, while its 16:10 format displays more elements in height than the classic 16:9 format.
As it has an anti-reflective treatment, the screen also offers better visibility in a bright environment (e.g. outdoors) than a shiny panel.

Performance, battery life of the Acer Predator Helios Neo 16 PHN16-72-004

The Acer Predator Helios Neo 16 PHN16-72-004 is aimed at those who have a substantial budget and wish to equip themselves with a versatile High Definition High Fidelity multimedia portable computer in a comfortable format, powerful in gaming and creation equipped with recent components.

It clearly stands out with its large storage capacity of 2000 GB, twice the average. Suffice to say that we can see the possibility of installing and storing multiple games, software and files, including personal production.

This storage is broken down into 2 1TB SSDs configured in RAID 0 to provide maximum responsiveness and fluidity on a daily basis, much more than a simple hard drive.
Let’s remember on this subject that an SSD is basically more resistant to shocks than a hard drive, more energy efficient, quiet and much faster.

Thanks to this SSD RAID storage, game/software launches, processing and starts/stops are much faster than with a hard drive and you can access online game cards more quickly.

Gamers will be delighted to be able to play their favorite games with this gaming laptop despite the high 2.5K definition of the screen requiring more graphics calculations than Full HD – which results in a high number of fps.
Because it relies on a dedicated high-end GeForce RTX 4070 ray tracing NVIDIA Ada Lovelace graphics card.

Depending on the tasks performed Optimus automatically switches in real time between the Iris Xe graphics solution and the GeForce RTX 4070. This GPU is activated by NVIDIA Optimus technology to carry out graphics processing deemed too heavy for the Intel Iris Xe.

Inserted into the processor, the Iris Xe, like the GeForce RTX 4070, allows you to view photos and videos. Above all, the Iris Xe consumes little energy, which promotes autonomy.
This is around 5 hours on battery in light use.

The Iris provided by this core, especially since it is incommensurable with that provided by the vast majority of models on the market.

Compared to a classic Quad/Hexa/Octo Core and 8/16 GB DDR4/5, we strongly feel the difference in areas requiring CPU and RAM resources using multi-core, such as video editing, 3D rendering or photo editing.

Creative people will therefore be particularly delighted. Especially since the GeForce RTX 4070 accelerates processing under software that takes advantage of the power of GPU calculations, such as VSDC, Vegas or Adobe Premiere/Photoshop.

Finally, this versatile multimedia creative gaming laptop PC heats up and makes itself heard under heavy load (e.g. games, processing).
To contain its temperatures, it can be combined with a ventilated support if necessary (remember to check the dimensions carefully!).

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