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Predator Helios Neo 16
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Advantages of the Acer Predator Helios Neo 16
  • Very good for engineering and design
Advantages of the Gigabyte A5
  • Good portability
  • Good battery life
  • Very good speakers

Key differences

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Engineering and Design

8.1
Predator Helios Neo 16
A5
7.6
9.2/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
5.9/10
8.0/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
8.0/10
16.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
The Acer Predator Helios Neo 16 is very good for engineering and design, while the Gigabyte A5 is good.

Software Development

7.5
Predator Helios Neo 16
A5
7.0
9.2/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
5.9/10
16.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
1920 x 1200
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
7.5/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
7.5/10
The Acer Predator Helios Neo 16 and Gigabyte A5 are both good for software development, though the Acer Predator Helios Neo 16 is somewhat better.

Screen Quality

7.8
Predator Helios Neo 16
A5
7.2
16.0in
SIZE
15.6in
1920 x 1200
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
165Hz
REFRESH RATE
144Hz
373.0 nits
BRIGHTNESS
281.0 nits
The Acer Predator Helios Neo 16 has a better screen than the Gigabyte A5 for general use, gaming and AI, engineering and design, software development, and content creation.

Battery

5.0 Hours
Predator Helios Neo 16
A5
6.5 Hours
The Acer Predator Helios Neo 16 has 5 hours of battery life. The Gigabyte A5 has 6.5 hours of battery life.

Portability

Fair
Predator Helios Neo 16
A5
Good
16.0in
SIZE
15.6in
5.7 lbs
WEIGHT
4.6 lbs
1.1in
THICKNESS
1.0in
The Gigabyte A5 has good portability, while the Acer Predator Helios Neo 16 has only fair portability.
The most portable laptops are small, thin, and light.

Cost

$1,200
Predator Helios Neo 16
A5
$830
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$1,000

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The Acer Predator Helios Neo 16 has a price of $1,200 and the Gigabyte A5 costs $830.
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Key similarities

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General Use

7.6
Predator Helios Neo 16
A5
7.3
1920 x 1200
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
373.0 nits
DISPLAY BRIGHTNESS
281.0 nits
5.0 Hours
BATTERY LIFE
6.5 Hours
7.5/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
7.5/10
6.1/10
PORTABILITY SCORE
7.0/10
The Acer Predator Helios Neo 16 and Gigabyte A5 are both good for general use.

Gaming and AI

7.6
Predator Helios Neo 16
A5
7.3
8.0/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
8.0/10
1920 x 1200
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
165Hz
REFRESH RATE
144Hz
Yes
SUPPORTS DLSS
Yes
Yes
MUX SWITCH / ADVANCED OPTIMUS
No
7.5/10
FAN NOISE SCORE
6.5/10
The Acer Predator Helios Neo 16 and Gigabyte A5 are both good for gaming and AI.

Content Creation

7.7
Predator Helios Neo 16
A5
7.3
9.2/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
5.9/10
1920 x 1200
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
16.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
The Acer Predator Helios Neo 16 and Gigabyte A5 are both good for content creation.

Build Quality

7.4
Predator Helios Neo 16
A5
7.2
The Acer Predator Helios Neo 16 and Gigabyte A5 both have good build quality.

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How the Acer Predator Helios Neo 16 and the Gigabyte A5 compare to other laptops

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Spec Comparison

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Acer Predator Helios Neo 16Gigabyte A5
Acer Predator Helios Neo 16Gigabyte A5

GENERAL

Price
$1,200
$830
Release Date
April 1, 2023February 1, 2022
Overall Dimensions
14.2'' x 11'' x 1.11''14.2'' x 10.2'' x 1''
Weight
5.73 lbs4.68 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
Intel i5-13500HXAMD Ryzen 5 5600H
Graphics
RTX 4050 (130 W)RTX 3060 (130 W)
Mux Switch / Advanced Optimus
YesNo
RAM
16 GB16 GB
DDR Memory Version
54

BATTERY

Battery Life
5 Hours6.5 Hours
Battery Capacity
90 Wh49 Wh

SCREEN

Diagonal Size
16"15.6"
Display Technology
IPSIPS
Resolution
1920 x 12001920 x 1080
Refresh Rate
165Hz144Hz
Display Brightness
373 nits281 nits

RELIABILITY, APPEARANCE & ACOUSTICS

Build Quality Score
7.4/107.2/10
Portability Score
6.2/107/10
Gaming Laptop Appearance
YesYes
Fan Noise Score
7.5/106.5/10
Keyboard Lighting Color
RGB15 Color LED
Warranty Period
1 year1 year

HARDWARE FEATURES

Keyboard Quality Score
7.5/107.5/10
Speaker Quality Score
7/108/10
Webcam
1080p720p
Fingerprint Reader
NoNo
Backlit Keyboard
YesYes
Number Pad
YesYes

CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
33
USB-C ports
21
USB-C Charging
YesNo
Display Outputs
33
Thunderbolt Version
4N/A

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Acer Predator Helios Neo 16

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PCMag

Mark Knapp | August 2023
"The Acer Predator Helios Neo 16 sacrifices portability and a truly budget price in the name of additional power. While remaining relatively budget-friendly, this gaming laptop packs serious processing chops, and Acer optimizes its internals to deliver respectable 1080p (or 1200p) gameplay from an RTX 4050. Its keyboard and chassis design won't win it any awards, but its display is a cut above for the price."

Gigabyte A5

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NotebookCheck

Florian Glaser | September 2022
"Ignoring price, the Gigabyte A5 has a hard time against the similarly fast competition. Besides the loud noise in 3D mode (performance mode), the high temperature development of the components should be mentioned on the downside. Despite the relatively thick case, the laptop gets very warm and loud under load, which does not exactly speak for the cooling system. The plastic surfaces look rather cheap and also tend to rattle. In most other disciplines - be it the input devices, the screen, the connectivity or the battery runtime - the Gigabyte laptop does not stand out from the crowd, neither positively nor negatively. However, those who primarily pay attention to the price-performance ratio will get a pretty good offer with the Gigabyte A5."

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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 Gigabyte

Gigabyte is a Taiwanese computer hardware manufacturer. While Gigabyte mainly focuses its business on desktop hardware, Gigabyte is known for its value-oriented G series laptops, thin and light Aero series, and performance-oriented Aorus series. Gigabyte laptops offer a strong value proposition to compete with mainstream alternatives.

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