It’s Not Dumb if it Works – Acer Helios 700 Review

  • Published: 13 August 2019
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    The Acer Helios 700 has some... interesting design decisions - making this one of the weirdest laptops we've ever tested... while also one of the fastest.

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Comments • 2 584

  • aeliar
    aeliar  4 days back

    1: Don't care about the noise, since for every game i'm using headphones
    2: Touchpad on gaming laptop is completely useless, get rid of it and move the keyboard forward, so the cooling is open all the time !!
    3: Mechanical keyboards with low profile keys... Hello?

    • Erland Johansen
      Erland Johansen  4 days back

      Rujewkin? You English speakers and your funny pronounciations

      • Zoid Burg
        Zoid Burg  7 days back

        What the fuck are you wearing?!

        • A Hettinger
          A Hettinger  1 weeks back

          Yes, we get it. You vape.

          • Nick Garcia
            Nick Garcia  2 weeks back

            How quiet do people run their systems really? Mine is for sure audible especially while gaming but it's a low whirling sound doesnt bother me..

            • Tsikow Gonzales
              Tsikow Gonzales  2 weeks back

              When Alex loses a bet with Riley....

              • Alex Carrillo
                Alex Carrillo  2 weeks back

                Where is that Apology? Linus?

                • Lukasz Pojezierski
                  Lukasz Pojezierski  2 weeks back

                  Alex, please stop pulling down that invisible rope!

                  • BearPawZ
                    BearPawZ  2 weeks back

                    Whats wrong with the Gumpert???

                    • Oslith
                      Oslith  2 weeks back

                      Man if they take this and slap in some less powerful and, more importantly, less expensive parts this will be awesome.

                      • Barnikaa
                        Barnikaa  2 weeks back

                        And what if we racording a video? The loud cooling will be hearable in the video?

                        • BerryWeasel
                          BerryWeasel  2 weeks back

                          4:57 did Alex really say “WSAD”

                          • מוטי שיוביץ
                            מוטי שיוביץ  2 weeks back

                            8:04 Hey, there's nothing wrong with Gumpert Apollo. IMO It's a badass looking car, and the barely known name makes it more exotic.

                            • aaronred345
                              aaronred345  2 weeks back

                              I've never heard someone say WSAD before, always WASD

                              • OnlyAsianNoob -
                                OnlyAsianNoob -  2 weeks back

                                You can keep the laptop bec i dont want my wallet to get hot.

                                • TJ Rep
                                  TJ Rep  2 weeks back

                                  "Rujuken" aahahahah

                                  • JavierBacon
                                    JavierBacon  3 weeks back

                                    Isn't Alex usually a better presenter? Wiggling his damn stormtrooper arm at me for 10 minutes

                                    • seanpduffyeng
                                      seanpduffyeng  3 weeks back

                                      Looks like I will be perfect for me for VR when away from home, the noise doesn't matter.

                                      • Wesley Mercer
                                        Wesley Mercer  3 weeks back

                                        I was always told as a kid: "If it is stupid and is works, it's not stupid."

                                        • Stefan Clarke
                                          Stefan Clarke  3 weeks back

                                          Linus mainly does these type of videos on like a background set of a living room
                                          When he goes away. Everyone else just drinks acid and goes fucking 'a-wol' XD

                                          • Burritozi11a
                                            Burritozi11a  3 weeks back

                                            Is it bad if I can only play Rocket League with a controller?

                                            • Som Yadav
                                              Som Yadav  3 weeks back

                                              This guy is better than Anthony

                                              • Strix
                                                Strix  3 weeks back

                                                Come on! The Gumpert Apollo is awesome!

                                                • Santiago Blastre
                                                  Santiago Blastre  3 weeks back

                                                  Acer being sweaty with gaming laptop manufacturing and design.

                                                  • Adin Tijerina
                                                    Adin Tijerina  3 weeks back

                                                    Why a 1080p

                                                    • Khav
                                                      Khav  2 weeks back

                                                      you dont see me game on a 3840x2160 cus fuck that i dont need more than 1080p. also to keep costs and cooling down, acer doesnt want this to tank, do they?

                                                  • Adin Tijerina
                                                    Adin Tijerina  3 weeks back

                                                    Whats with the star wars

                                                    • Alex Adams
                                                      Alex Adams  3 weeks back

                                                      The dislikes are all the people who appreciate the gumpert Apollo

                                                      Yes I did it, I'm sorry, I disliked

                                                      • Jetmorrison
                                                        Jetmorrison  3 weeks back

                                                        i only just noticed how much of a canadian accent alex has

                                                        • longmage4
                                                          longmage4  3 weeks back

                                                          Didn’t know Dragonball named their attacks after Norwegian towns.

                                                          • steal threaded
                                                            steal threaded  3 weeks back

                                                            do a video on sager/clevo chassis and the best bang for the buck laptop

                                                            • meme marc
                                                              meme marc  4 weeks back

                                                              hey something to run minecraft shaders on

                                                              • ZaxielGames
                                                                ZaxielGames  4 weeks back

                                                                Nice storm trooper armor one like from me

                                                                • Thomas Thomas
                                                                  Thomas Thomas  4 weeks back

                                                                  Sponsored by Space Invaders 2020.

                                                                  • SteFaN 17
                                                                    SteFaN 17  4 weeks back

                                                                    wtf my laptop gets up to 999 degrees when i play mario this thing is crazy

                                                                    • Vita-Kyte
                                                                      Vita-Kyte  4 weeks back

                                                                      "any suspicious apps badly behaving."

                                                                      • Gaurav Pandey
                                                                        Gaurav Pandey  4 weeks back

                                                                        Why would anyone in their right mind turn the sound off? For god's sake you're dressed like a Jedi.

                                                                        • Rjc2325
                                                                          Rjc2325  4 weeks back

                                                                          I would stay way from Acer.... had one for over a year and died out of the sudden...

                                                                          • Khav
                                                                            Khav  2 weeks back

                                                                            Acer Travelmate from 2005 still kicking with a new drive.

                                                                          • Tomijoness
                                                                            Tomijoness  4 weeks back

                                                                            fuck shit nigga

                                                                        • xXsonicXx
                                                                          xXsonicXx  4 weeks back

                                                                          yay wasting 3000€/$ for this😅

                                                                          • Orange Juice
                                                                            Orange Juice  4 weeks back

                                                                            no thin bezels. instant denial

                                                                            • fellpower
                                                                              fellpower  4 weeks back

                                                                              Your not telling the truth. The Helios 700 CAN be queit, if u know, what u do...thats it

                                                                              • xStylxr
                                                                                xStylxr  4 weeks back

                                                                                who the fk thought putting a guy in a green suit would be a good idea?

                                                                                • EVOLICIOUS
                                                                                  EVOLICIOUS  4 weeks back

                                                                                  Oh no, a quiet fan noise is occurring while I'm wearing headphones, whatever am I going to do?
                                                                                  People complaining about sound are retarded. Same goes for people that complain about RGB. Literally no one cares. You buy a gaming laptop for the performance, not the aesthetics.

                                                                                  • Evan Yoohoo
                                                                                    Evan Yoohoo  4 weeks back

                                                                                    Is there anything imperfect about the Segway?

                                                                                    • Voc gaming
                                                                                      Voc gaming  4 weeks back

                                                                                      It's so loud and the cpu get above 90°C so no from me.

                                                                                      • Stephen S
                                                                                        Stephen S  4 weeks back

                                                                                        A convertible laptop. Cool.

                                                                                        • L3N1NVEVO
                                                                                          L3N1NVEVO  4 weeks back

                                                                                          Wow. Jay from red letter media hit a new low. Working part time as a tech geek.

                                                                                          • Hank
                                                                                            Hank  4 weeks back

                                                                                            This video is horrible. I say that as a long time LTT fan. The trooper suit doesn't make up for it.

                                                                                            • viraltaco
                                                                                              viraltaco  4 weeks back

                                                                                              Will it run minecraft?