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    Should I get an Acer Helios 300 or Lenovo Legion 5?

    by edwardokdudumari ·

    I’m thinking of buying between these two laptops, both of which are I believe 2021 models. The specs are as follows

    Helios 300

    CPU: Intel Core i5-10300H

    Display: 15.6 in FHD IPS 1920 x 1080, 144 hz

    Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 8GB GDDR6

    Legion 5

    AMD Ryzen 5 5600H (6C / 12T, 3.3 / 4.2GHz, 3MB L2 / 16MB L3) |

    15.6in FHD (1920×1080) IPS 300nits Anti-glare, 165Hz, 100% sRGB, Dolby Vision, Free-Sync, G-Sync, DC dimmer |

    NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050Ti 4GB GDDR6, Boost Clock 1485 / 1695MHz, TGP 95W |

    The Legion specs are cpu, display and graphics from top to bottom. Both of these laptops can be configured with 8, 16 or 32 gb of ram, depending on which one the buyer prefers. For the storage, things change. The Legion always comes with 512 gb ssd while the helios can be configured with 512 ssd with an additional 1 tb of storage, hdd or ssd depending on the buyer

    For the price of each, with 16 gb ram, the Legion is $1330 usd while a helios with 1 tb hdd $1300 usd. I need the storage since I’m also gonna use it to store my files so if I’m gonna get the Legion, I would have to spend around $100 usd for another 1tb ssd and install it myself

    As for uses, my main concern is in csgo. That is the main game I play right now and since I’m gonna get a new one, I might as well make sure that it will perform better than my current one. My current one runs at 100 fps so can both these laptops with those specs run at least 250 fps? Aside from CSGO, I would also play games like GTA V or maybe CoD Warzone. I’m also gonna use the laptop for studies related to computer science

    So, my question is, should I spend more money on the Legion 5 just so I can get the mux switch for the performance boost or would the Helios 300 suffice for those purposes I mentioned?

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      Frankly? The one with the 3070.

      by rproffitt ·

      In reply to Should I get an Acer Helios 300 or Lenovo Legion 5?

      After reading too many gamer complaints on the 3050, don’t bother with this low a graphics solution.

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      Here are some differences that can help you take a decision

      by old molases ·

      In reply to Should I get an Acer Helios 300 or Lenovo Legion 5?

      Advantages of the Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16” (AMD)
      1. Higher screen refresh rate: 165 versus 144 Hz
      2. Around 2.1x better multi-core CPU performance in the Cinebench R23 test
      3. Includes an old-school USB-A port
      4. Higher number of cutting-edge USB Type-C ports: 2 versus 1
      5. Features a much bigger (~36%) battery – 80 against 59 watt-hours
      6. Thinner bezels and 9% higher screen-to-body ratio
      7. 34% sharper screen – 189 versus 141 pixels per inch (PPI)

      Advantages of the Acer Predator Helios 300 (PH315-53)
      1. Can run popular games at about 40-55% higher FPS

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