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Acer Predator Helios 300 (15″) vs Lenovo Legion Y720 – what are the differences?

Yet another battle between laptops is awaiting you. This time we are going to confront Acer Predator Helios 300 (15″) vs Lenovo Legion Y720.

Hardware-wise, Lenovo Legion Y720 sports 8th generation Intel Core ULV processors that not only have less energy consumption but are also fairly powerful thanks to their renewed Kaby Lake Refresh architecture. As far as the graphics part is concerned, both laptops come with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060, however, Lenovo Legion Y720 comes with two other options – AMD Radeon RX 550 (Laptop) (4GB GDDR5) and AMD Radeon RX 560M (4GB GDDR5). In terms of memory capacity, there is no difference as both devices provide up to 16 GB of RAM.

Moving on, the two laptops offer the same display option – a 15.6-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080) IPS panel. The difference comes in the overall dimensions. Acer Predator Helios 300 (15″) is the more portable laptop with a 2.70 kg (6 lbs) construction that features a 27 mm profile. Another contrast between the two notebooks is that Lenovo Legion Y720 is fully made of aluminum.

Specs sheet

Series
  • Acer Predator Helios 300 (15″)
  • Lenovo Legion Y520
OS
  • Windows 10
  • Windows 10
CPU
  • Intel Core i7-7700HQ
  • Intel Core i7-8550U
  • Intel Core i7-7700HQ
  • Intel Core i5-8250U 35
RAM
  • up to 16 GB of DDR4-2133 RAM
  • up to 16 GB of DDR4-2400 RAM
Internal storage
  • HDD/SSD
  • 2280 PCIe NVMe (M key)
GPU
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (6GB GDDR5)
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (6GB GDDR5)
  • AMD Radeon RX 550 (Laptop) (4GB GDDR5)
  • AMD Radeon RX 560M (4GB GDDR5)
Display
  • 15.6”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), IPS
  • 15.6”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), IPS
Connectivity 802.11ac, 2×2 MIMO (Dual-Band 2.4GHz / 5GHz)
Bluetooth 4.0
Wi-Fi 802.11ac
Bluetooth 4.1
Features
  • 2x USB 2.0 Type-A
  • 2x USB 3.0 Type-A
  • HDMI
  • SD card reader
  • 3.5mm audio jack
  • Security Lock slot
 

  • audio jack
  • Security Lock slot
  • 3W JBL subwoofer, Xbox IC antennas
Battery
  • 3220 mAh, Li-ion, 4-cell
  • 60Wh, Li-Po, 4-cell
Weight2.70 kg (6 lbs)3.20 kg (7.1 lbs)

All Acer Predator Helios 300 (15″) configurations

All Legion Y720 configurations