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Acer’s Predator Helios 300 gaming laptop seeks to put 3D back


Until far, 3D has been a tough sell, but this gaming laptop may be able to deliver.

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Predator Helios 300 SpatialLabs Edition was unveiled by Acer today at a press event (May 18). One of the most interesting features of this device is that it has a built-in programme called SpatialLabs TrueGame that allows it to display 3D pictures without the use of glasses.

Acer is banking on the Predator Helios 300 SpacialLabs Edition to give a compelling immersive experience despite the fact that glasses-free 3D has yet to become more than a gimmick.


An Nvidia RTX 3080 laptop GPU with up to 32GB of RAM and 2TB of SSD storage is included in this laptop’s high-end specs. 2D and 3D may be displayed at 60 Hz on the 15.6-inch screen, which has a resolution of 4K or 2K. Even though Acer agrees that some of the greatest gaming laptops are capable of producing up to 360Hz refresh rates, it claims the power required to make stereoscopic 3D work has necessitated a restricted refresh rate.

SpatialLabs TrueGame currently supports over 50 games, including Forza Horizon 5, God of War, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, for 3D viewing without the use of glasses.. Each month, Acer promises to add more titles to this list.

Despite the fact that we admire Acer for trying something new with gaming laptops, we are cautious. Moreover, 3D technology as a whole has not been able to hold the public’s attention for a long period of time. After Avatar, 3D movies took off in the late 2000s and early 2010. The public’s interest in the technology peaked during this time period. 3D was also a prominent trend in the video game business at the time, with practically every major title supporting 3D for 3D televisions. Similarly, Nintendo’s 3DS tried to cash in on the enthusiasm. In the absence of the 1950s and 1980s 3D fad, it’s evident that 3D is difficult to sell.


Acer maintains that people must experience SpatialLabs-enabled 3D in order to truly appreciate it. We’ll wait to pass judgement on the 3D capabilities of the Predator Helios 300 SpatialLab Edition until we’ve got an opportunity to test it out. Even if this computer doesn’t deliver the 3D experience we’ve been promised for decades, its robust components should make it a good portable gaming device.

The starting price of $3,399 for the Predator Helios 300 SpatialLabs Edition will be available in North America in late 2022. In September, the laptop should be available in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) for a starting price of €3,299.


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