- PROCESSOR: Intel Core i7-13700HX
DISPLAY: 40.6 cm (16") 2560 x 1600
- MEMORY: 16 GB DDR5 SDRAM
- STORAGE: 512 GB PCI Express
- GPU: GeForce® RTX™ 4060
- OS: Windows 11 Home
NVIDIA® GEFORCE RTX™ 40 SERIES LAPTOPS
NVIDIA DLSS 3
NVIDIA Max-Q Technologies
TRUST YOUR EYES
|Windows 11 Home
|Intel Core i7-13700HX
|GeForce® RTX™ 4060
|Maximum Graphics Power
|Up to 140 W
|40.6 cm (16")
|Display Screen Type
|2560 x 1600
|Standard Refresh Rate
|Total Solid State Drive Capacity
|512 GB PCI Express
|16 GB DDR5 SDRAM
|Wireless LAN Model
|Wireless Wi-Fi 6E 1675i
|Bluetooth 5.1 or above
|Pointing Device Type
|Number of Cells
|Lithium Ion (Li-Ion)
|Maximum Power Supply
12/4 - Placed order
12/5 - Order was shipped
12/6 - Order received
I've been eyeing buying a laptop for the longest time. Being far from the city, it's a bit of a hassle to scout for a good deal as most models available in nearby malls are underwhelming in specs while priced prohibitively high. I've been browsing the laptop selections here on Datablitz's e-commerce site and have seen on many occasions some very good deals, but I have been apprehensive because:
1. These are high-ticket value items so if something were to go wrong, it's going to be a huge headache.
2. Horror stories of deliveries are always on the back of my mind
3. I didn't know they now offer installments (it's only for 3 months for BPI cardholders, but still)
I have ordered many an item here recently though, and the speed and execution of their fulfillment has always been top-notch.
I worried about handling, as its hard to count on couriers to be very careful with items they deliver, especially on a product as fragile as a laptop. But DB has always packaged items really well, encased in enough bubble wrap and secured that it eased my worries about 1 and 2 above. They didn't disappoint this time, either. The delivery guy had no idea what they were delivering, which is good when you consider about the security of the product. The packaging doubles as a way against tampering as well, as it will be obvious from the get go if they did.
Speed of Delivery
Past orders have always been speedy. If I ordered at night, my order usually came the next day.
This time, it took a day longer, but that's not too long, anyway, so I don't mind. It helps that you can track the parcel as soon as they ship it so you have an idea when to expect it.
The Product Itself
The product - Acer Predator Helios 16 PH16-71-72VB, the Predator Bag, and the Predator Gaming Chair all arrived in pristine condition. Like I said, DB's packaging both secures the items against physical damage and obfuscates the contents to avoid prying eyes.
The outer box housing the laptop is unblemished, no damages whatsoever, thanks to the copious bubble wrap that it and the bag came with. The laptop is encased in another, premium-looking, box inside, with an acer seal. Again, it looked pristine. The machine itself was a sight to behold.
I had a little scare though as I tried to power it on. Nothing was happening. No lights, no indication of any activity on the laptop. So I took the power brick and plugged it in. After a few minutes, I tried again, and this time, a satisfactory glow on the LEDs eased my worries. The machine then guided me to its OOB setup. The specs of course are as stated in this page, so I won't go into those in detail.
Regarding the power brick, to say that it's huge is not an exaggeration. Huge and heavy, it is. I had hoped that power sources for these machines have been miniaturized since my last one, but it seems the opposite is true.
The chair, well it's nice. Assembly is needed of course, but it's not that hard to set it up. It comes with an Allen wrench to use with the screws to attach the pieces together. No other tools necessary. While it is adequate, the backrest is not adjustable and it kind of is leaning forward so you can't really lean back and relax on it.
I followed the registration instruction to avail of the ACER 2023 Holiday Promo, but I have not heard back as of yet, though they did say it will take around 5 days.
Overall, it was a good experience, with little to no friction throughout the process. So thanks, DB!
Amazing product and got it after a big discount. The laptop is compact but packs a powerful punch when it comes go gaming and graphic requirements.