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Updated January 12, 2024·

If you require strong gaming or 3D rendering capabilities, the Acer Predator Helios 300 with its dedicated graphics card can handle those needs more effectively. However, this laptop is heavier and bulkier, making it less ideal if you travel often or need something more portable. On the other hand, the Samsung Galaxy Book3 360 offers a unique 2-in-1 convertible design that can function as both a laptop and a tablet, an OLED screen for vibrant colors, and a lighter, more portable build. Its integrated graphics are less powerful for demanding tasks but are more than sufficient for general use and entertainment. Consider how much the performance in heavy tasks matters to you compared to the versatility and ease of transport when making your choice. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the Acer Predator Helios 300
  • Good for gaming and AI
  • Good speakers
Advantages of the Samsung Galaxy Book3 360
  • Very good portability
  • Very good battery life

Key differences

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Gaming and AI

7.2
Predator Helios 300
Galaxy Book3 360
6.5
6.9/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
2.4/10
1920 x 1080
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
144Hz
REFRESH RATE
60Hz
Yes
SUPPORTS DLSS
No
No
MUX SWITCH / ADVANCED OPTIMUS
No
7.5/10
FAN NOISE SCORE
9.5/10
The Acer Predator Helios 300 is good for gaming and AI, while the Samsung Galaxy Book3 360 is only fair.

Content Creation

7.3
Predator Helios 300
Galaxy Book3 360
7.8
7.4/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
8.3/10
1920 x 1080
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
16.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
OLED
The Samsung Galaxy Book3 360 and Acer Predator Helios 300 are both good for content creation, though the Samsung Galaxy Book3 360 is somewhat better.

Software Development

7.1
Predator Helios 300
Galaxy Book3 360
7.7
7.4/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
8.3/10
16.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
1920 x 1080
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
7.5/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
7.5/10
The Samsung Galaxy Book3 360 and Acer Predator Helios 300 are both good for software development, though the Samsung Galaxy Book3 360 is somewhat better.

Screen Quality

7.3
Predator Helios 300
Galaxy Book3 360
7.7
15.6in
SIZE
15.6in
1920 x 1080
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
OLED
144Hz
REFRESH RATE
60Hz
294.0 nits
BRIGHTNESS
350.0 nits
The Acer Predator Helios 300 has a better screen than the Samsung Galaxy Book3 360 for gaming and AI, while the Samsung Galaxy Book3 360 has a better screen for general use, engineering and design, content creation, and software development.

Battery

3.5 Hours
Predator Helios 300
Galaxy Book3 360
10.0 Hours
The Acer Predator Helios 300 has 3.5 hours of battery life. The Samsung Galaxy Book3 360 has 10 hours of battery life.

Portability

Fair
Predator Helios 300
Galaxy Book3 360
Very Good
15.6in
SIZE
15.6in
5.5 lbs
WEIGHT
3.2 lbs
0.9in
THICKNESS
0.5in
The Samsung Galaxy Book3 360 has very good portability, while the Acer Predator Helios 300 has only fair portability.
The most portable laptops are small, thin, and light.

Cost

$1,089
Predator Helios 300
Galaxy Book3 360
$850
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The Acer Predator Helios 300 has a price of $1,089 and the Samsung Galaxy Book3 360 costs $850.
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Key similarities

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General Use

7.4
Predator Helios 300
Galaxy Book3 360
7.8
1920 x 1080
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
OLED
294.0 nits
DISPLAY BRIGHTNESS
350.0 nits
3.5 Hours
BATTERY LIFE
10.0 Hours
7.5/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
7.5/10
6.9/10
PORTABILITY SCORE
8.6/10
The Samsung Galaxy Book3 360 and Acer Predator Helios 300 are both good for general use.

Engineering and Design

7.7
Predator Helios 300
Galaxy Book3 360
7.5
7.4/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
8.3/10
6.9/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
2.4/10
16.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
The Acer Predator Helios 300 and Samsung Galaxy Book3 360 are both good for engineering and design.

Build Quality

7.4
Predator Helios 300
Galaxy Book3 360
7.8
The Samsung Galaxy Book3 360 and Acer Predator Helios 300 both have good build quality.

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How the Acer Predator Helios 300 and the Samsung Galaxy Book3 360 compare to other laptops

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Spec Comparison

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Acer Predator Helios 300Samsung Galaxy Book3 360
Acer Predator Helios 300Samsung Galaxy Book3 360

GENERAL

Price
$1,089
$850
Release Date
May 1, 2021March 1, 2023
Overall Dimensions
14.3'' x 10'' x 0.9''14'' x 9'' x 0.54''
Weight
5.51 lbs3.22 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
Intel i7-11800HIntel i7-1360P
Graphics
RTX 3060 (105 W)Iris Xe G7
Mux Switch / Advanced Optimus
NoNo
RAM
16 GB16 GB
DDR Memory Version
44

BATTERY

Battery Life
3.5 Hours10 Hours
Battery Capacity
59 Wh61.1 Wh

SCREEN

Diagonal Size
15.6"15.6"
Display Technology
IPSOLED
Resolution
1920 x 10801920 x 1080
Refresh Rate
144Hz60Hz
Display Brightness
294 nits350 nits

RELIABILITY, APPEARANCE & ACOUSTICS

Build Quality Score
7.4/107.8/10
Portability Score
6.9/108.7/10
Gaming Laptop Appearance
YesNo
Fan Noise Score
7.5/109.5/10
Keyboard Lighting Color
RGBWhite
Warranty Period
1 year1 year

HARDWARE FEATURES

Keyboard Quality Score
7.5/107.5/10
Speaker Quality Score
7/106.8/10
Webcam
720p1080p
Fingerprint Reader
NoYes
Backlit Keyboard
YesYes
Number Pad
YesNo

CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
31
USB-C ports
12
USB-C Charging
NoYes
Display Outputs
32
Thunderbolt Version
44

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Christian Hintze | November 2022
"The Acer Predator Helios 300 review is an overclocked gaming laptop with a good display. The Predator is large, heavy, and loud, but also offers plenty of performance according to gamers. An overclocked gaming laptop - or its user - also has to struggle with the usual disadvantages we mentioned above. On the other hand, overclocking is optional, and those who like it quieter and can live with a few less frames per second can also switch to the significantly more moderate Standard mode. Then the Helios 300 won't be any louder than the competitors."

Samsung Galaxy Book3 360

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Adam Speight | July 2023
"The Samsung Galaxy Book 3 360 isn’t a laptop that the Korean manufacturer has shouted from the rooftops about, and it seems to have gotten little attention from anywhere. But, it is absolutely a laptop worth paying attention to. Compared to higher-priced devices, like the Dell XPS 13 (2022) and Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED (2023), it manages to offer a similar day-to-day experience despite the price difference. It’s really hard to justify the extra cash unless a boosted display is a requirement of yours."

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About Acer

Acer is a prominent Taiwanese electronics brand which makes a wide range of laptops, with multiple product lines catering to personal use, gaming, and business use. They are renowned for having exceptional value for money, as they frequently offer good specifications at a lower price than other manufacturers.

About Samsung

Samsung Electronics is one of the largest technology corporation by revenue. Based in South Korea, they are very well known for their wide range of phones, tablets, TVs and appliances. Their main line of laptops is the Galaxy Book series, launched in 2017. This range includes 2-in-1 convertible devices and standard notebooks, with a focus on portability and value for money.

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