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New Acer Predator Helios 300 with FHD IPS, i7-7700HQ, GTX 1060 (6gb), 16gb DDR4, 256gb SSD for $1099.99 + FS at Amazon

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Amazon has the just released Acer Predator Helios 300.

Specs per Amazon:
7th Generation Intel Core i7-7700HQ Processor 2.8GHz with Turbo Boost Technology up to 3.8GHz
15.6" Full HD (1920 x 1080) widescreen LED-backlit IPS display
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 with 6 GB of dedicated GDDR5 VRAM
16GB DDR4 2400MHz Memory
256GB SSD
802.11ac WiFi
Bluetooth 4.0
10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN (RJ-45 port)
HD Webcam (1280 x 720) supporting High Dynamic Range (HDR)
1 - USB 3.1 (Type C) port (Gen 1 up to 5 Gbps)
USB 3.0 Port (featuring Power-off Charging)
USB 2.0 Ports
HDMI 2.0 Port with HDCP Support
4-cell Li-ion Battery (3220 mAh), Up to 7-hours Battery Life
5.95 lbs. | 2.7 kg

Link:
https://www.amazon.com/Acer-Preda...helios+300
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The price is not bad at all, but it is the normal price. Since it's only been on Amazon since May 1st, I guess the price may go up later? Not sure if this is a better than normal, introductory price. The first review on Amazon does a good job of summarizing the pros/cons.

Pros
Solid 15.6 inch IPS display with great viewing angles and good color
256GB m.2 SSD with an extra slot to add another drive (mounting kit included in this laptop)
Easy to access upgrade slots for 2nd HDD and for RAM, just remove one screw per door on the bottom of the laptop.
16 GB of DDR4 2400 RAM out of the box
Pascal Nvidia GTX 1060 6GB GDDR5 Video Card that will run most games on High to Ultra settings with a solid 60 fps +
Compact enough that you can easily take the system on the go, with a weight of just over 5 lbs
Responsive track pad
Brushed metal lid and palm rest, feels much more sturdy than plastic.

Neutral points
Not the best keyboard but certainly not the worst
Battery life could be better but you can get a solid 5 hours of movie watching/surfing.
They did also move the dual fan setup to one side of the back of the laptop instead of having it spread out on both sides of the laptop.
Thermals still remain good though.

Cons
They dropped a few things like only 1 USB 3.0 port instead of 2 and the internal m.2 drive is SATA (micron 1100) Not an Intel 600p NVME like in the VX 15. It's not easy to get to without taking off the bottom of the laptop completely. They did also move the dual fan setup to one side of the back of the laptop instead of having it spread out on both sides of the laptop.
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How is Acer's customer support?
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Amazon has Acer Predator Helios 300 Gaming Laptop with 15.6" 1080P IPS Display, Kaby Lake Core i7-7700HQ 2.8 GHz Quad Core CPU, 16GB DDR4L 2400 MHz Ram, GTX 1060 6GB GDDR5, 256GB SSD, WiFi AC, USB Type-C, Metal Chassis, Windows 10 Home 64 Bit @ $1099.99 with free shipping. This laptop has new Metal chassis and 2x AeroBlade 3D fans ensuring superb cooling.

LINK:
https://www.amazon.com/Acer-Preda...B06Y4GZS9C

SPEC:
  • Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
  • 15.6" 1080P IPS Display
  • Kaby Lake Core i7-7700HQ 2.8 GHz (3.8 GHz Turbo, 6MB Cache)
  • 16GB DDR4L 2400 MHz Ram
  • 256GB SSD
  • GTX 1060 6GB GDDR5
  • Backlit Keyboard
  • 720p HD WebCam
  • Dual Band 802.11ac + Bluetooth 4.0 + Gigabit Lan
  • PORTS
    • 1x USB 3.0
    • 1x USB 3.1 Type-C GEN-1
    • 2x USB 2.0
    • 1x HDMI 2.0
    • 1x SDXC card Reader
  • 4 Cell 3220 mAh battery (up to 7 Hrs)
  • 5.95 lbs / 2.7 kg
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Does anyone know if there is a restocking fee for returning this item within 30 days? Even if the reason is just because you hate it.
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Does anyone know if there is a restocking fee for returning this item within 30 days? Even if the reason is just because you hate it.
why don't you try contacting the place you bought it from
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Does anyone know if there is a restocking fee for returning this item within 30 days? Even if the reason is just because you hate it.
Do you mean Amazon? Your comment is awful
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why don't you try contacting the place you bought it from
I haven't bought the item, I am considering buying it from Amazon for this price, but I can't find the details for this return.
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Does anyone know if there is a restocking fee for returning this item within 30 days? Even if the reason is just because you hate it.
Why do you hate it?
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Do you mean Amazon? Your comment is awful
that's a weird thing to say. But ok
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no way in hell this laptop gets 7 hours battery life. I even doubt it for screen off and idle. like maybe 3h just surfing the web.
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that's a weird thing to say. But ok
I Croatian, I think "awful" mean "strange". I learn now
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Does anyone know if there is a restocking fee for returning this item within 30 days? Even if the reason is just because you hate it.
You would have to pay for return shipping.
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this is nice laptop and the price is pretty decent.
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A third party review here. [ultrabookreview.com]
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