Acer Predator Helios 300 (PH315-55) vs Helios 16 (PH16-71) 2023

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Evaluation of Acer Predator Helios 300 (PH315-55) and Helios 16 (PH16-71) 2023 important characteristics
System and application performance
Performance in popular 3D games
Viewing angle, color accuracy, brightness
Battery Life
Potential battery life in light and average use
Ports, webcam and other interfaces
Design, materials, durability and usability
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Key Differences

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Advantages of the Acer Predator Helios 300 (PH315-55)
  • Easier to carry: weighs 200 grams less (around 0.44 lbs)
  • Can run popular games at about 25-34% higher FPS
  • Thinner bezels and 7% higher screen-to-body ratio
  • Much smaller footprint: 16% more compact case (153.9 vs 182.9 square inches)
Advantages of the Acer Predator Helios 16 (PH16-71) 2023
  • Higher number of cutting-edge USB Type-C ports: 2 versus 1
  • Around 33% better multi-core CPU performance in the Cinebench R23 test
  • Better webcam recording quality
  • Provides 67% higher max. screen brightness: 500 vs 300 nits
  • 34% sharper screen – 189 versus 141 pixels per inch (PPI)

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Tests and Specifications

Comparison table of test results and technical specs


Weight 2.5 kg (5.51 lbs) 2.7 kg (5.95 lbs)
Dimensions 359.4 x 276.4 x 24.9-25.9 mm
14.15 x 10.88 x 0.98-1.02 inches
399.3 x 295.5 x 26.8-27.6 mm
15.72 x 11.63 x 1.06-1.09 inches
Area 993 cm2 (154 inches2) 1180 cm2 (182.8 inches2)
Screen-to-body ratio ~67.6% ~62.9%
Side bezels 7 mm 27.3 mm
Colors Black Black
Material Aluminum Aluminum
Transformer No No
Opening angle 140° 140°
Size comparison
Cooling solution
Cooling system Active Active
Vapor chamber No No
Liquid metal No Yes
Number of fans 2 2
Noise level (max. load) 62.2 dB 49.5 dB


Size 15.6 inches 16 inches
Refresh rate 165 Hz 165 Hz
PPI 141 ppi 189 ppi
Aspect ratio 16:9 16:10
Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels 2560 x 1600 pixels
HDR support No No
Sync technology G-Sync G-Sync
Touchscreen No No
Coating Matte Matte
Ambient light sensor No No
Screen space comparison
Predator Helios 16 (PH16-71) 2023
16″ (16:10 ratio) = 115.1 in2
Predator Helios 300 (PH315-55)
15.6″ (16:9 ratio) = 104 in2
~10% more screen space
Display tests
Contrast - 1200:1
sRGB color space - 100%
Adobe RGB profile - 85%
DCI-P3 color gamut - 80%
Response time - 8 ms
Max. brightness


Full charging time 2:00 hr 1:15 hr
Battery type Li-Po Li-Po
Replaceable No No
Fast charging Yes Yes
USB Power Delivery Yes Yes
Charging port position Bottom Bottom
Charge power 280 W 280 / 330 W
Weight of AC adapter - 1196 grams


CPU name
Base frequency 2.3 GHz 2.1 GHz
Turbo frequency 4.7 GHz 5 GHz
Cores 14 (6P + 8E) 16 (8P + 8E)
Threads 20 24
L3 Cache 24 MB 30 MB
Integrated GPU Intel Iris Xe Graphics (96EU) Intel UHD Graphics (32EU)
Fabrication process 10 nm 10 nm


Geekbench 6 (Single-Core)
Geekbench 6 (Multi-Core)
Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)
Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)

Graphics Card

GPU name
TGP 140 W 140 W
Nvidia Optimus MUX Yes, Advanced Optimus
Type Dedicated Dedicated
Fabrication process 8 nm 4 nm
GPU base clock 1504 MHz -
GPU boost clock 1802 MHz -
Memory size 6 GB 6 GB
Memory type GDDR6 GDDR6
Memory bus 192 bit 96 bit
Memory speed 14 Gbps ~16 Gbps
Shading units (cores) 3840 2560
Texture mapping units (TMUs) 120 80
Raster operations pipelines (ROPs) 48 32
GPU performance


RAM size
Channels 2x8 GB 2x8 GB
Clock 4800 MHz 4800 MHz
Type DDR5 DDR5
Upgradable Yes Yes
Total slots 2 2
Max. ram size 64 GB 32 GB


Storage size
Bus PCI-E Gen 4.0 (4x) PCI-E Gen 4.0 (4x)
Storage type SSD (M2) SSD (M2)
Channels 1x512 GB 1x512 GB
Upgradable Yes Yes
Total slots 2 2
NVMe Yes Yes


Speakers 2.0 2.0
Power - 2x2W
Dolby Atmos No No
Loudness ~81 dB ~76.1 dB
Microphones 2 2


Wi-Fi standard v6 v6E
Bluetooth v5.2 v5.2
Fingerprint Yes No
Infrared sensor No No
Optical drive No No
Webcam Above the display Above the display
Webcam resolution 1280 x 720 1920 x 1080
USB-A 3x USB 3.2 3x USB 3.2
USB Type-C 1x USB 3.2 2x USB 4.0
Thunderbolt Thunderbolt 4 Thunderbolt 4
HDMI 1x HDMI 2.1 1x HDMI 2.1
DisplayPort 1x v1.4 No
Audio jack (3.5 mm) Yes Yes
Ethernet (RJ45) Yes Yes
SD card reader No Yes
Proprietary charging port Yes Yes


Keyboard type Island Island
Numpad Yes Yes
Backlight Yes Yes
Key travel - 1.8 mm
Size - 12.6 x 8.3 cm
Surface Plastic Glass
Windows Precision Yes Yes
*Disclaimer! Ports, speakers, display, and other specifications can vary depending on the laptop's specific configuration or region.

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