Acer Predator Helios 300 PH317-51-58Y2 (NH.Q2MEK.005) is a laptop made for gaming or for people interested something that can replace a desktop (desktop replacement). It has new components and the construction is made so that the weight is as low as possible.
It has a processor with 4 cores so that you get all the power you need in any task. I talk about the i5-7300HQ model.
This notebook would not be a gaming laptop without a good graphics card like the GTX 1050 Ti 4GB from Nvidia. With such a discrete graphics all the games will run fluent. (Compared to the standard non Ti version this one has more RAM and better speeds).
For memory it uses 8GB of DDR4 RAM and a hard drive with a capacity of 1TB. For programs and games to be accelerated this device has an SSD with 128 GB of space. Usually the OS is installed on the SSD (normally it’s a M.2 one).
The screen is a good one with 1080p resolution (1920×1080 pixels), 17.3 inch diagonal and IPS panel. Most gamers are interested in the refresh rate and this one has 60Hz. The screen is not a golossy one so that the light does not refect from it.
Weight is not so big. Shops say that it has 3kg and testers say that it has 2.87kg + the power supply with 0.58kg.
Does not come with an optical disc drive. In my opinion such a drive is not as useful as it was 10 years ago. Now you can install games and prgrams frim USB sticks or the Internet.
This Acer Predator Helios 300 PH317-51-58Y2 is a good alternative to RoG laptops (from Asus) and you should buy such a laptop if you like games or need a powerful desktop replacement.
You don’t need to upgrade it because it has much RAM memory, a big SSD, additional storage on HDD and good graphics.