Acer Predator Helios 300 (15″) vs Lenovo Legion Y520 – what are the differences?

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Another day, another battle between two premium laptops – this time it is Acer Predator Helios 300 (15″) vs Lenovo Legion Y520. If you want to find out what the major differences between them are, then keep on reading.

Starting off with hardware options, both laptops are powered by 7th generation Intel Core processors. However, the difference comes in the graphics part as Acer Predator Helios 300 sports the full version of the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 GPU which is more powerful than the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q in its rival. On the other hand, Lenovo Legion Y520 comes with a larger amount of memory – up to 32 GB of DDR4-2133 RAM.

Moving on, both notebooks offer the same display option – a 15.6-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080) IPS panel. However, there is a slight difference in terms of overall dimensions. The Lenovo Legion Y520 appears to be the more portable laptop as its 2.40 kg (5.3 lbs) construction features a 26 mm profile as opposed to 2.70 kg (6 lbs) and 27 mm for its opponent but this is nothing drastic. Another contrast between the two devices is that Acer Predator Helios 300 (15″) sports a chassis partly made of metal.

And finally, the connectivity options are almost identical except for the presence of a single USB 3.0 Type-C port in Lenovo Legion Y520.

Specs sheet

Series
  • Acer Predator Helios 300 (15″)
  • Lenovo Legion Y520
OS
  • Windows 10
  • Windows 10
CPU
  • Intel Core i7-7700HQ
  • Intel Core i7-7700HQ
  • Intel Core i5-7300HQ
RAM
  • up to 16 GB of DDR4-2133 RAM
  • up to 32 GB of DDR4-2133 RAM
Internal storage
  • HDD/SSD
  • 2280 PCIe NVMe (M key)
GPU
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (6GB GDDR5)
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q (6GB GDDR5)
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (4GB GDDR5)
  • Intel HD Graphics 630
  • AMD Radeon RX 560M (4GB GDDR5)
Display
  • 15.6”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), IPS
  • 15.6”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), IPS
Connectivity  802.11ac, 2×2 MIMO (Dual-Band 2.4GHz / 5GHz)
Bluetooth 4.0
Wi-Fi 802.11ac
Bluetooth 4.1
Features
  • 2x USB 2.0 Type-A
  • 2x USB 3.0 Type-A
  • HDMI
  • SD card reader
  • 3.5mm audio jack
  • Security Lock slot
  • 1x 2.0 USB Type-A
  • 2x 3.0 USB Type-A
  • 1x USB 3.0 Type-C
  • SD card reader
  • audio jack
  • Security Lock slot
Battery
  • 3220 mAh, Li-ion, 4-cell
  • 4110 mAh, Li-ion, 3-cell
Weight 2.70 kg (6 lbs) 2.40 kg (5.3 lbs)

All Acer Predator Helios 300 (15″) configurations

Acer Predator Helios 300 (G3-571) – $1049.99
  • Intel Core i7-7700HQ
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (6GB GDDR5)
  • 256GB SSD
  • 16GB RAM
Acer Predator Helios 300 – $1335.99
  • Intel Core i7-7700HQ
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (6GB GDDR5)
  • 1000GB HDD + 256GB SSD
  • 12GB RAM
Acer Predator Helios 300 – $1359.99
  • Intel Core i7-7700HQ
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (6GB GDDR5)
  • 1000GB HDD + 256GB SSD
  • 16GB RAM

All Lenovo Legion Y520 configurations

Lenovo Legion Y520 – $879.99
  • Intel Core i5-7300HQ
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (4GB GDDR5)
  • 256GB SSD
  • 8GB RAM
Lenovo Legion Y520 – $945.98
  • Intel Core i7-7700HQ
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (4GB GDDR5)
  • 1000GB HDD
  • 8GB RAM
Lenovo Legion Y520 – $949.00
  • Intel Core i7-7700HQ
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (4GB GDDR5)
  • 1000GB HDD
  • 8GB RAM

(laptopmedia.com, https://goo.gl/8C56uF)

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