Helios 300 (2019) - The Best $1200 Gaming Laptop

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  • Dave Lee
    Dave Lee   2 weeks back

    I legit think that most companies HATE the existence of this gaming laptop. This puts a LOT of pressure on companies to make something competitive.

    • John James
      John James  4 hours back

      This Helios looks great, but can you comment on or even do a review of the Lenovo Y545? Costco has a configuration with the same specs as this for $1200 but additionally has a 1TB spinning drive and a larger (512gb) nvme ssd. I have read that the thermals may not be quite as good as the Acer, but it looks like a better deal from my perspective. Obviously you need a Costco membership for this deal but I think the $60 for a year is a small price to pay, and this is also one of the few gaming laptops (if not the only at the moment) you can find in-store to play with or buy rather than having to order it online. Let me know what you think!

      Link to Y545 at Costco: https://www.costco.com/Lenovo-LEGION-Y545-Gaming-Laptop---Intel-Core-i7---GeForce-GTX-1660Ti---144Hz-1080p-Display.product.100492301.html

    • Rajashekhar Reddy S
      Rajashekhar Reddy S  5 days back

      Can I use it for 3D modelling softwares like solid works, inventor?

    • Gregory Local
      Gregory Local  6 days back

      This is now $999 on Amazon for Prime Day 2019. This is an absolute steal for what you get. Great review Dave, keep up the great work.

    • Chris Leach
      Chris Leach  6 days back

      Hello Sir,
      I'm a old gamer of the 2000's
      I love the assassin creeds and battlefields.

      What is the best computer in laptop ?
      Would you recommend a desktop? If so what's the best for these two game series!!!

    • Nafiz Uddin
      Nafiz Uddin  1 weeks back

      Dave do a review for HP omen 15 2019

  • Muhammad Saad
    Muhammad Saad  23 minutes back

    I really want to get this laptop but im gonna wait till it comes on sale for $900

    • Stormboxer
      Stormboxer  56 minutes back

      I want to buy it but what benchmarks do I have to run so I know if it’s a lemon?

      • John James
        John James  4 hours back

        Dave, I think you made an error, unless I missed something—you said there are 2 USB A and 1 USB C, but I see 3 USB A. If this is a technical misunderstanding or I misheard, my apologies. Always love your videos, the best tech reviews out there. Keep it up!

        • hungry one
          hungry one  15 hours back

          Ok just got this and this is the best of the best . It has the best specs on the market for the budget that it withholds. If your a person who studies sincerely and plays for pleasure this is the one. I firmly repeat THIS IS THE ONE!!

          • Kam hoi Poon
            Kam hoi Poon  16 hours back

            What is better helios300 or triton 500

            • MarkThisWayAfter
              MarkThisWayAfter  17 hours back

              Dave understands why free market economies ALWAYS produce better and more affordable options for we consumers. I love capitalism. We keep getting better products at better prices! 😏❤️

              • Ryan McCleary
                Ryan McCleary  2 days back

                I can't seem to find any for sale with RGB lighting! Do you know where you can find this model

                • Adw0z_08
                  Adw0z_08  1 days back

                  On acer website probably

              • Ahmed I.
                Ahmed I.  2 days back

                What about the Zephyrus S? On paper, it seems to have much better specs for only a small bump up in the price.

                • Moonlight blade
                  Moonlight blade  2 days back

                  does it support 5 ghz wi-fi

                  • Dario Gonzalez
                    Dario Gonzalez  2 days back

                    This acer helios 300 or Asus zephyrus s (1070 max Q)?

                    • Miguel Alejandro Lopez Rodas
                      Miguel Alejandro Lopez Rodas  1 days back

                      The zephyrus 1080 is a really really good laptop but it's not as cheap as the helios 300 2019. The zephyrus is around 2000 dolars I think so but the helios is a really good device but has problems with overheating. So if you have the money get the zephyrus but if you don't look for a helios 300

                  • Yash Lamba
                    Yash Lamba  2 days back

                    Lenovo y740 was revamped just this month. It offers all these with Gsync and a larger ssd, I am even more confused about which one to get. Suggestions?

                    • Stormboxer
                      Stormboxer  19 hours back

                      I’d get this one simply because it’s looks better

                    • Yash Lamba
                      Yash Lamba  1 days back

                      @Adw0z_08 but ssd and Gsync are something we can't ignore

                    • Adw0z_08
                      Adw0z_08  1 days back

                      I found the lenovo keyboard to be worst (quality/layout is annoying)

                    • Adw0z_08
                      Adw0z_08  1 days back

                      I'm in the same situation :/ I cannot choose

                    • Yash Lamba
                      Yash Lamba  1 days back

                      @Adw0z_08 do tell me which one you get, damn I am lost rn.

                  • Bharat Depani
                    Bharat Depani  2 days back

                    How is the build quality...?

                    • Peter Pan
                      Peter Pan  2 days back

                      A banger...

                      • Bruno McSilva
                        Bruno McSilva  3 days back

                        Help me out guys: Helios 300 at $ 1200 or Alienware M15 $ 1499
                        Would $300 on Alienware M15 make a lot of difference in comparison with Helios 300?
                        For what I understood it is a pretty good device.
                        I will play games(of course), Program, design 3D, and I Edit videos. Thanks Dave Lee!!!

                        • aka GRIDLOCK
                          aka GRIDLOCK  3 days back

                          I couldn't find this in Arabic amazon

                          • Armando Gutierrez
                            Armando Gutierrez  3 days back

                            Do you have any case recommendations for this laptop?

                            • Obli Vious
                              Obli Vious  3 days back

                              Bruh 1300 dollars but only a 256gb ssd and no hdd. Im triggered

                            • RJB
                              RJB  3 days back

                              Can this do 1440p gaming on an external monitor with decent frame rates?

                              • şakir tosun
                                şakir tosun  1 days back

                                You could play if you consider lowering the graphics to high/med level

                            • Tony Bonstead
                              Tony Bonstead  3 days back

                              Is anyone experiencing a lot of backlight bleed? I just got my replacement from Amazon because my first one had a lot of backlight bleed and this one feels like it's about the same, maybe worse. In both cases the boxes were damaged and for each one there was only some paper in the shipping box to protect it. I'm not sure if I'm getting all this backlight bleed due to manufacturing issues or Amazon's mishandling of shipping. I know some bleed is inevitable but for 1300$ I don't think there should be this much.

                              • Kevin Hansen
                                Kevin Hansen  3 days back

                                Would it be possible for you to do another test on the 17" model?

                                • JustUrge
                                  JustUrge  3 days back

                                  yikes its 2000 dollars in norway

                                  • akosijondy
                                    akosijondy  3 days back

                                    can i used this in video editing and photo editing using lightroom after effects and photoshop? sorry i’m new to laptops and new to adobe.

                                    • Virgil Blue
                                      Virgil Blue  2 days back

                                      You can use any reasonably powerful PC/laptop for Adobe CC software, its not like game laptops are missing some essential components or something, so no worries there.


                                      But Adobe programs can be memory hogs, so you eventually might have to replace the ram for something bigger than the standard 16G once you get more ambitious in your projects.

                                      This goes for all laptops, so its not especially a minus for this one and can easily be upgraded later, often quire cheaply.



                                      A few tips from someone used to Adobe products:


                                      Close all software you don't need when video editing to free up extra memory.


                                      Fiddle a bit with the Adobe preferences of each program after installing:
                                      Photoshop etc have settings to activate GPU acceleration (for a nice speed boost) and to allocate the amount of RAM they are allowed to use at once. This can really make a difference when editing complicated/big files.

                                      And you can always reset/adjust these settings later.


                                      The prefs also have options for setting up the scratch disk, essentially a data cache Photoshop etc can use when the RAM fills up so you can keep on working. (If slower than before)

                                      Set the location for that on the SSD if possible for the best speed.


                                      Final tip: You can also modify how many Undo and History steps the program is allowed to keep possibly freeing up more memory if needed.
                                      More steps = you can go further back if you make a mistake, but less steps frees up memory.

                                  • kabeer rajoria
                                    kabeer rajoria  4 days back

                                    Asus rog strix g please

                                    • babo
                                      babo  4 days back

                                      Help I got a bit confused, so can you but an extra m.2 nvme ssd and put it in the laptop?

                                      • Beef Pho
                                        Beef Pho  3 days back

                                        Yes. You have another m.2 opening and you can also add a 2.5" HDD too.

                                    • Paul Sahariah
                                      Paul Sahariah  4 days back

                                      Dave please review lenovo y540

                                      • Gsquad193
                                        Gsquad193  4 days back

                                        This or Zephyrus S 1070 Max Q for the same price? Hard time deciding

                                        • Adw0z_08
                                          Adw0z_08  10 hours back

                                          @Marco Polio Ok thx! I'm looking to buy the helios 300 with 1660 ti or the Lenovo y540 17inch with rtx 2060... which one do you think is better ?

                                        • Marco Polio
                                          Marco Polio  17 hours back

                                          @Adw0z_08 if you're still on the fence, zephyrus laptops last gen are known for bad battery life, and the 1660ti on here should vastly outperform the 1070 max q. not really sure what the Asus does better actually haha

                                        • Gsquad193
                                          Gsquad193  1 days back

                                          @Adw0z_08 I got the zephyrus, so far it's a nice machine.

                                        • Adw0z_08
                                          Adw0z_08  1 days back

                                          Have you chosen one ?

                                      • GrumbleGamer 18
                                        GrumbleGamer 18  4 days back

                                        Dave you are the most critical tech channel on YouTube that I know of. THAT SAID, I appreciate it. Without you being as critical as you are, we wouldn’t have the balance that we need in the community 🙏

                                        • Off Off
                                          Off Off  4 days back

                                          F in the chat the laptop is now 1299

                                          • Haysee
                                            Haysee  4 days back

                                            It's gone up to 1300 on amazon after its prime day sale

                                            • Johann Sotelo
                                              Johann Sotelo  4 days back

                                              is this laptop upgradable??

                                              • Red Harrison
                                                Red Harrison  4 days back

                                                I'm more interested in the most powerful laptop, im not cheap as you

                                                • Spider-Plant Man
                                                  Spider-Plant Man  4 days back

                                                  For $1200 they are selling the lower variant (with i5 9th Gen + 1650) here in India 😑
                                                  You guys are so damn lucky !!

                                                  • Spider-Plant Man
                                                    Spider-Plant Man  17 hours back

                                                    @Abishai Choragudi
                                                    So how is the i5 9300 ?
                                                    Is it good enough for 1660ti (with other tasks in background like streaming)
                                                    Any bottleneck ??

                                                  • Abishai Choragudi
                                                    Abishai Choragudi  18 hours back

                                                    Picked up the i5 variant with 1660Ti for 1400$... 😁 Good bargain for India atleast

                                                    Lucky Americans 😔

                                                • Spider-Plant Man
                                                  Spider-Plant Man  4 days back

                                                  $1200 there = ₹120000 in India
                                                  Littrely $1 = ₹100 😑

                                                  • Abimana Peiris
                                                    Abimana Peiris  4 days back

                                                    What about the cooling system is it ok?? My cpu goes 85 95

                                                    • Abimana Peiris
                                                      Abimana Peiris  3 days back

                                                      @zeyad belal yeah i have the same

                                                    • zeyad belal
                                                      zeyad belal  3 days back

                                                      Abimana Peiris you have the same latop ?

                                                  • Jasion The Vietcong
                                                    Jasion The Vietcong  4 days back

                                                    ln my country its $1625...bruh

                                                    • Aman Chaudhary
                                                      Aman Chaudhary  5 days back

                                                      Does the i5, gtx 1660ti variant also have a 144hz display?

                                                      • Jerry Moore
                                                        Jerry Moore  5 days back

                                                        This is a great machine, but I have a question about backlight bleed. On my unit, there are small but very noticeable areas of backlight bleed along the top edge, with one spot near the top left corner and one near the middle. I have seen this in a couple of reviews, but other reviews that don't mention it. I’m just trying to get a feel for whether this is common to all (or most) machines of this model with this panel or whether it’s rare enough to try to exchange it for a unit without this issue. Thanks for your help!

                                                        • WLD MHD
                                                          WLD MHD  5 days back

                                                          I wii never bay Asus,, please don’t

                                                        • pratik
                                                          pratik  5 days back

                                                          Please review Msi GL63 9RD

                                                          • Tan Yen Chen
                                                            Tan Yen Chen  5 days back

                                                            Hey Dave Lee, I found Lenovo Legion Y7000P is also good as this, could you tell me which is better? : )

                                                            • zeyad belal
                                                              zeyad belal  3 days back

                                                              Tan Yen Chen same as you and can’t make my final decision

                                                          • Ritik Karir
                                                            Ritik Karir  5 days back

                                                            And what about the ram 8 or 16 ?? I researched the whole video , it was mentioned

                                                            • neon
                                                              neon  5 days back

                                                              Bruh I'm Australia it's like $3000

                                                              • Vijit Chandna
                                                                Vijit Chandna  5 days back

                                                                All manufacturers saw the Dave 2d video lol

                                                                • Ziyaad
                                                                  Ziyaad  5 days back

                                                                  Saving up for my first gaming laptop
                                                                  Need some recommendations, price range is around 900 dollars

                                                                  • Iam Paras
                                                                    Iam Paras  5 days back

                                                                    I saw one with Rtx2060 on Amazon for $999 for the prime day deals

                                                                • Nico P.R
                                                                  Nico P.R  5 days back

                                                                  Hi I have a doubt, which one is better dell g7 or this one

                                                                  • Swegg Crumpit
                                                                    Swegg Crumpit  5 days back

                                                                    I think a video for the 2019 hp omen would be a great idea 😊

                                                                    • Making Tech Friendly
                                                                      Making Tech Friendly  5 days back

                                                                      I was like, "How the hell is the screen going down on it's own?"

                                                                      @02:53