With the rapidly advancing technologies and the successively growing demand for manufacturers to innovate, the electronic market is nearing its saturation state and hence, is developing a phase of an intense competitive relationship between manufacturers. Also, when it comes to choosing a gaming laptop, it seems that if you are bombarded with thousands of options to choose from. If you are new to gaming, then we would definitely recommend you at least once read the gaming laptop buying guide before you buy your next gaming laptop. Also if you have been searching for the two most popular laptops for gaming then, here’s the thing we cover. Two of the most widely reputed of these priorly mentioned manufacturers are Acer and Dell who have been consecutively and consistently treating their consumers with enhanced variants of their respective ‘Predator’ and ‘G’ lineup. The following will be comparing the Acer Predator Helios 300 and the Dell G5587 to conclude which of these two is a better investment for your hard-earned money.
The initial step towards concluding the better of our contenders is to compare both based on how they look on paper. The Acer Predator Helios 300 boasts of an 8th-Generation 2.2GHz i7 Intel Processor that is overclockable to speeds of up to 4.1GHz, coupled with Nvidia’s GTX 1060 with a dedicated 6GB of GDDR5 graphics memory, all of which is enhanced by the inclusion of 16GB of DDR4 RAM. Along with the internal hardware specifications, the Acer Predator Helios 300 comes equipped with 1x USB Type-C port, 1x USB 3.0, and 2x USB 2.0 ports which enables the Acer Predator to be relatively future proof since it includes a USB 3.1 port that is supposed to become standard in the coming years. Owing to its powerful internal architecture, the Acer Predator Helios 300 is classified as VR ready and can easily run demanding VR applications with ease.
For the Dell G5587, the system is powered with the similar 8th-Generation 2.2GHz i7 Intel Processor that is overclockable to speed up to 3.9GHz and is married to Nvidia’s GTX 1050 Ti along with a dedicated 4GB of GDDR5 graphics memory and 16GB of standard DDR4 RAM. The Dell G5587 comes equipped with 1x USB 3.1 Type-C port and 3x USB 3.0 ports. Comparing both the contenders on the basis of sheer specifications, the Acer Predator Helios 300 outdoes the Dell G5587 through the inclusion of the more powerful GTX 1060 and a better optimized 8th-Gen i7 Intel processor with higher overclockable speeds.
The display is one of the most crucial components that makes or breaks the gaming experience in a machine. The Acer Predator Helios 300 ensures that the user gets the optimal colors and frame rates through the included 1080p IPS LED-backlit display with a refresh rate of 144 MHz to provide the smoothest of transitions and rendering while gaming or while video editing/rendering. The display in the Acer Predator Helios 300 is capable of going up to 300 nits of brightness to assure that its users can game comfortably even in a brightly lit environment. The Dell G5587 is adorned with a similar 1080p IPS display but is limited to a refresh rate of 60MHz. The difference between the refresh rates between both the displays makes the Acer Predator Helios 300 a laptop with a comparatively better display.
Ever since the inception of gaming-dedicated laptops, including a backlit keyboard with a satisfactory amount of keystroke travel is has become more important than ever. The Acer Predator Helios 300 acknowledges the same through its inclusion of a backlit keyboard with a satisfactory keystroke journey. The Dell G5587, however, fails to include backlighting for its keyboard but ensures to make up for the same by providing a significant amount of keystroke travel. The Dell G5587 sports a high-quality keyboard but is ultimately bested by Acer Predator Helios 300’s keyboard by the mere inclusion of backlighting.
Regardless of how powerful a gaming-based laptop might be, its worth takes dive when it fails to last for at least a day. The Acer Predator Helios 300 has included a 3,220 mAh battery core that claims to last up to 7 hours in moderate to heavy usage. Along with the same, Acer has included various optimizations that users can utilize to manually restrict the performance to elongate the battery life of the system. The Dell G5587 features a battery core that rivals that of its contender and enhances the same with the inclusion of fast charging features that enables the Dell G5587 to charge the battery cell up until 25% in mere 15 minutes. Despite Dell’s fast charging abilities, the Acer Predator Helios 300 boasts a longer screen-on time while gaming, web surfing, and even during video playback.
The Acer Predator Helios 300 includes a 256GB SSD which enables the system to provide faster execution time than what you’ll experience while using a normal hard drive. To rival the Acer Predator Helios 300, the Dell G5587 utilizes a 128GB SSD for boot along with a 1TB SSD for all your storage needs. Although the Acer Predator Helios 300 provides an empty additional slot for 2.5-inch SSD or HDD, the Dell G5587 provides better storage options right out of the box with its inclusion of a 1TB SSD.
The Acer Predator Helios 300’s performance, owing to the 8th-Generation i7 Intel processor and Nvidia GTX 1060, is unmatched and is capable of running modern gaming titles in full details with a resolution of 1080p. Along with the same, the Acer Predator Helios 300 is classified as VR ready which means that it is capable of being coupled with modern-day VR headsets like the Oculus or the HTC Vive to immerse the user with Virtual Reality Gaming titles. Despite the fact that the Dell G5587 is right on its competitor’s heels, the performance doesn’t match up to the Acer Predator Helios 300.
For an extra $75, the Acer Predator Helios 300 is the better choice to pick for a
gaming-based laptop since it provides the user with a 144MHz 1080p display along with Acer’s several enhancement coupled with Nvidia’s modern-day graphical prowess. The Acer Predator Helios 300 is the better pick of the two since it delivers a significant array of features for the extra $75 that a buyer is going to putting in.