Acer Predator Helios Neo 16 gaming laptop is just $899 at Best Buy

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For those in the market for a GeForce RTX 40 series gaming laptop, this offer from Best Buy on the Acer Predator Helios Neo 16 is well worth a look. It sports an RTX 4050, and has been going for around $1,199 as of late but right now it’s discounted to $899.

We had the opportunity to review the Acer Predator Helios Neo 16 gaming laptop ourselves, although the unit we covered had a 4060 graphics card and was more expensive. In general, we found the laptop to be of great physical quality and appreciated its port selection. Our biggest complaint was the poor battery life and an excess of bloatware.

Acer Predator Helios Neo 16 Gaming Laptop: now $899 at Best Buy

Acer Predator Helios Neo 16 Gaming Laptop: <a href="https://shop-links.co/link?skuId=6541305&publisher_slug=future&exclusive=1&u1=hawk-custom-tracking&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bestbuy.com%2Fsite%2Facer-predator-helios-neo-16-wuxga-165hz-ips-gaming-laptop-intel-i5-13500hx-geforce-rtx-4050-with-16gb-ddr5-512gb-ssd-steel-gray%2F6541305.p%3FskuId%3D6541305&article_name=hawk-article-name&article_url=hawk-article-url" data-link-merchant="bestbuy.com"">now $899 at Best Buy (was $1199)
The Acer Predator Helios Neo 16 gaming laptop is currently marked down to one of its best prices ever. It features an Intel Core i5-13500HX processor alongside Nvidia GeForce RTX 4050 graphics.

The Acer Predator Helios Neo 16 gaming laptop features a 16-inch WUXGA display with a resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels and a refresh rate that caps out at 165Hz. It’s powered by an Intel Core i5-13500HX processor and uses an Nvidia GeForce RTX 4050 laptop GPU for graphics.

You get 16GB of DDR5 for memory and a 512GB internal SSD for storage. The keyboard is RGB backlit across four customizable zones. There are quite a few ports to take advantage of including 2x USB Type-C ports, 3x USB Type-A ports, 1x HDMI output, and an Ethernet jack.

Visit the Acer Predator Helios Neo 16 gaming laptop product page at Best Buy for more details and purchase options.

Ash Hill
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Ash Hill is a Freelance News and Features Writer with a wealth of experience in the hobby electronics, 3D printing and PCs. She manages the Pi projects of the month and much of our daily Raspberry Pi reporting while also finding the best coupons and deals on all tech.

  • Mitsunary
    Plagued by a terrible pixel policy, Acer requires more than 5 dead pixels in order for them to replace your laptop. Do you realize how obnoxious 4 dead/ stuck pixels on your laptop screen is!? Never buying Acer again
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  • Alvar "Miles" Udell
    We had the opportunity to review the Acer Predator Helios Neo 16 gaming laptop ourselves, although the unit we covered had a 4060 graphics card and was more expensive.

    It also had an i7-13700HX which has 2 more P and 2 more E cores as well as a 300mhz faster clock speed and 6MB more cache, and the 4060M is 25%-ish faster than the 4050M. I'd say you're better off spending $80 more and getting the ASUS TUF 15.6" since, while it has a last generation 12700H processor (6+8) and a lower resolution (1920x1080), it has a RTX 4070M, which is 42%-ish faster than the RTX 4050M, and is capable of 60fps gaming at 1920x1080.

    https://www.bestbuy.com/site/asus-tuf-15-6-gaming-laptop-intel-core-i7-with-16gb-memory-nvidia-geforce-rtx-4070-1tb-ssd-mecha-grey/6535503.p?skuId=6535503
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  • brandonjclark
    Mitsunary said:
    Plagued by a terrible pixel policy, Acer requires more than 5 dead pixels in order for them to replace your laptop. Do you realize how obnoxious 4 dead/ stuck pixels on your laptop screen is!? Never buying Acer again
    I've purchased my family 3(!) of the Helios laptops over the years. They perform really well for the price.
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  • CelicaGT
    Mitsunary said:
    Plagued by a terrible pixel policy, Acer requires more than 5 dead pixels in order for them to replace your laptop. Do you realize how obnoxious 4 dead/ stuck pixels on your laptop screen is!? Never buying Acer again
    Acers pixel policy is comparable to every other major OEM. If you had 4 fully dead pixels (Not sub pixels) then it warranted a replacement. The documents for all brands are freely available online.
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  • Amdlova
    Don't see any dead pixel or stuck for long time... just got premium painels I think
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  • sjkpublic
    I would not consider this a gaming laptop if in fact it comes with an SSD and not NVME drive.
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  • tjvaldez01
    sjkpublic said:
    I would not consider this a gaming laptop if in fact it comes with an SSD and not NVME drive.
    NVMe is the protocol used to transfer data on the SSD, like SATA. So all NVMe drives are ssd's, not all ssd's are NVMe.
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  • sjkpublic
    tjvaldez01 said:
    NVMe is the protocol used to transfer data on the SSD, like SATA. So all NVMe drives are ssd's, not all ssd's are NVMe.
    Thank you for the clarification. The author of the article may want to use NVME in reviews instead of SSD.
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