Gaming laptops are a paradox no more. The latest portable PCs really are just that, with the tech specs to unleash the latest AAA games at their highest graphical potential, wherever you are – and no fear of burning your lap in the process.
The new Predator Helios 500 puts your old custom tower rig to shame with its katana-edge internals, powerful cooling system and dazzling screen. Whether you’re after the sweet taste of a chicken dinner in a battle royale game, the thrill of a new rank in your favorite MOBA or streaming the latest big budget first person shooter to your fans, it’s got your back, wherever you are.
Speed in the studio
Fans may be more used to see Nervarien on stream than at LANs, but he proved himself more than capable when we challenged him to play a round on the rift at the League of Legends esports studio in Kraków, Poland. Thankfully, so was his computer, thanks to its speed and power under the hood.
The beating heart of any laptop is its processor or CPU – it’s what gives it its speed for all the day to day tasks and applications you use. But what makes a laptop a gaming laptop is a desktop grade CPU, and whatever option you go for inside the Predator Helios 500, that’s what you get. You can choose either up to an eighth generation Intel Core i9-8950HK processor, which delivers up to 10 percent increased productivity compared to previous generations.
The Yin to the CPU’s yang, a beefy GPU is the key to a world class gaming laptop, and once again the Predator Helios 500 provides multiple options to get the most out of your gaming experience on the go.
Travel everywhere, play anywhere
Low ping and a powerful CPU and GPU are crucial for getting ahead in competitive multiplayer games like League of Legends and Overwatch, but when virtual showdowns come down to twitch reflexes, so too is an effective display. With that in mind we challenged Nervarien to solo queue in the great outdoors – he headed to the banks of the beautiful Vistula river in the Polish city to see how well he’d cope in the digital jungle while outside.
Hunker down in a hotel
A hotel is also the perfect place to crank things up a bit, with plugs aplenty and nowhere to be except the in-game lobby. With up to 64GB of RAM, the Predator Helios 500 is a powerful, desktop-matching gaming machine right off the shelf, but if you want to eke even more power out of it, you can simply hit the gaming equivalent of the NOS button on a hotrod. Both Nvidia and AMD processors and graphics can be overclocked at the push of a button, and can be safely monitored from within the PredatorSense app so you don’t need to fear burnout or overheating.
That’s because of the exclusive new cooling system. You can safely overclock the Predator Helios 500 even on the move courtesy of its unique dual AeroBlade 3D fan system to support premium performance without melting the tabletop – or your thighs. A whopping 59 metal fins inside the chassis keep pushing air through to cool the system without making a racket (and raising neighboring guests’ eyebrows) and laptop vitals can be checked from within the PredatorSense app at any time. What that means for you is a comfortable, first class gaming experience no matter where you are or what you’re playing, or even livestreaming. We’d ask Nervarien, but he’s still playing and hasn’t checked out yet...