Acer Predator Helios 700 hand-on review: Gaming beast boasts sliding keyboard

In the world of gaming laptops it’s one thing to have power, it’s quite another to have a unique sales point. The Acer Predator Helios – announced at the company’s annual global press conference in New York – definitely goes big on the latter, offering a sliding keyboard mechanism design.

Look at the lead picture above and, sure, the Helios 700 looks kind-of like many other gaming laptops. But tug that keyboard forward and it opens the laptop out, exposing the fans for optimum cooling, while the trackpad drops to an angle making for a comfortable wrist rest. Very cool.

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