Acer Helios 300 Vs Lenovo Legion Y540

Gaming is become the new craze of the masses where they want to enjoy adventure with a realistic backdrop. Gaming laptops are the latest bliss from the tech-town in this regard. Many of the gamers want to keep it pretty much minimalistic, so they avoid playing games on full-fledged screens but rather prefer simple yet convenient gaming laptops which are very impressive in terms of their design and function.

Here are a number of features and a comparative overview of two of the most attractive and amazing gaming laptops. Acer Predator Helios 500 and Lenovo Legion Y540 which are getting immense popularity in the tech circles.

Acer Helios 300Lenovo Legion Y540
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PROSPROS
Wide angle camera.
Nvidia G-Sync feature.
Quality battery timing.
High quality speaker.
Predator sense button.
Graphics card compatibility.
Smooth Keyboard.
Impressive RGB settings.
CONSCONS
No ultra HD resolution.
Expensive.
Expensive.
Odd angled camera.
Short battery life.

DESIGN & BUILD

In terms of design both the laptops are contrastingly alluring. Acer Predator comes with an aluminum body which appears so elegant whereas Lenovo has taken after its older siblings. It has a plastic body with a camera in front located at the interior side. That is quite odd because it appears a bit extra. Acer has a camera located right there at the front which adds to the grandeur of it. Both the laptops have the same weight of 2.3kg but Acer is a bit thin in comparison.

Besides, on the backside and at the corners of the within both of the devices, we find input connectivity ports. Lenovo Legion offers thunderbolt support USB type-c ports alongside the HDMI and a small display port. Tis thunderbolt compatibility feature however is absent in its rival with the availability of mini type c USB ports.

DISPLAY & SPEAKERS

There is no ultra HD feature within the displays of both the devices. The display is of 1920×1080 resolution. The pixel quality is very impressive and the detailing looks so smooth with the customized RGB controls. The maximum refresh rates of both the devices are same making it a 144Hz. With a refreshing rate, that is so fast you can easily focus on the realistic features appearing within the games especially those belonging to the arcade and battlefield category. The picture quality appears exemplary in the presence of the graphic cards which are easily compatible.

There are minute differences in between speakers of both the laptops. Both of them come within built-in HD quality speakers. However, the quality looks more promising in Acer due to the ultra-edge speakers. The sounds appear more focused in Acer because of the volume customization feature.

KEYBOARD & TOUCHPAD

The laptops come with big and prominent keycaps which are quite smooth to press upon. The back light feature is available in both of the laptops with Acer having an additional “Predator sense button” which adjust the speed of the fan according to the corresponding CPU and of course GPU temperatures. Sadly, this feature is absent within Lenovo.

A downside to the fans within both the devices is that they appear noisier over high temperatures which is a bit annoying, otherwise, everything is fine. The keyboard structure looks very detailed within Lenovo when compared to the minimalistic setup of Acer. The touchpad seems quite flexible and can be easily controlled besides performing something else. It however, takes a bit of time or hangs after logging in to initiate full controls over Lenovo.

SPECS COMPARISON

LENOVO Y540HELIOS 300
CPUIntel Core i7-9750HF

Intel Core i7-9750H

Intel Core i5-9300HF

Intel Core i5-9300H
Intel Core i7-9750H

Intel Core i7-8700

Intel Core i5-9300H
GPUNVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Laptop)

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (Laptop)

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 (Laptop)

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Laptop)

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (Laptop)

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 (Laptop)
DISPLAY15.6”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), 144 Hz, IPS

15.6”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), IPS
15.6”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), IPS

15.6”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), 120 Hz, IPS

15.6”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), 144 Hz, IPS
DIMENSIONS365 x 260 x 25.9 mm (14.37″ x 10.24″ x 1.02″)361 x 254 x 22.9 mm (14.21″ x 10.00″ x 0.90″)
WEIGHT2.30 kg (5.1 lbs)2.30 kg (5.1 lbs)

CAMERA & BATTERY

In Acer, the camera is located at the front top corner and is quite responsive to the stimulus inducing its start up. On the contrary, the camera within Lenovo is located at an odd angle facing the keyboard and appears a bit dark as compared to its rival. The camera adjustment settings are available here but they are not as such efficient.

If one thing, Lenovo is famous for, it is short battery timing which serves the same over here. You get a 2 hours of online surfing and 3 hours maximum for running additional programs on your laptop. On the other hand, Helios 300’s battery is the most fascinating thing about it taking up to a maximum of 8 hours to run down completely, so you get to find quality battery timing over here.

PRICE COMPARISON

There is a difference of almost 100 bucks in between price of both of the devices. Acer, because of its more improved technology and efficient function comes at a bit elevated price as compared to its rival which starts at a $1000 which is somehow less than the $1100 you pay for Acer Helios 300.

FINAL VERDICT

Acer Predator Helios 300 is the champion out of the two. One major reason behind this is the quality battery timing which turns out as the game changer in this case. Besides, the improved RGB feature and voice tonal adjustments are also a reason behind the success of this model from Acer. But, the budget is a bit higher. The qualities you get from it easily compensate for the high budget.