Finger on the trigger of used Acer Helios 300... quick advice for my application?

My cousin is upgrading his Gaming laptop and will let me have the below for $700 which is about half what it was a year ago.

Important to know this is WAAAY better than what I have been running R5 on and I’m going to upgrade to R7 and I am just an idiot when it comes to the tech-specs of machines, so thought someone would weigh in on this and make me feel less in doubt if this is going to work well and is a reasonable value.

I mainly deal with manipulating pointclouds, not big on rendering, but processing things like exploding point clouds take FOR_EVER on my current system. Here are the specs, anyone have two cents they want to throw at me? Thanks and Happy New Year!

Acer Predator Helios 300 Gaming Laptop (2019 Edition)

Barely one year old, includes original charger and a bonus storage drive already installed. Laptop located in South Tampa (Hyde Park) but can meet at other convenient location. Works great - just upgrading laptop.

See specs below:

9th Gen Intel Core i7-9750H Processor (6-Core, 2.6 GHz Up to 4.5GHz, 12MB Cache), 32GB DDR4 2666MHz Memory, 1TB PCIe SSD Boot + 2TB HDD
15.6 inches Full HD (1920 x 1080) Widescreen LED backlit IPS Display (144Hz Refresh Rate, 3ms Overdrive Response Time, 300nit Brightness and 72 percentage NTSC), NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Graphics with 6GB of dedicated GDDR6 VRAM
1 x USB 3.1 Type C Gen 2 Port (up to 10 Gbps), 3 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Ports (One with Power-off Charging), 1 x HDMI 2.0 Port with HDCP Support, 1 x Mini Display Port, 1 x Headphone Output/Microphone Input Combo, 1 x RJ-45
10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet, Wireless-AC, Bluetooth 5.0, HD Webcam (1280 x 720), Waves MaxxAudio, 4th Gen All Metal AeroBlade 3D Fan
Backlit Keyboard, Windows 10 Home 64 Bit, 4-cell lithium ion, 5.07 Pounds Black

That should work well enough, make sure and look at this thread to make sure your hybrid graphics are set up correctly.

I have the same laptop. it works quite well but I have some advices:
it has serious temperature problems. it gets hot quite easy and since it has aluminum frame. the keyboard gets hot quickly too.
From the Acer forum they said “is normal” but is a pita.
Also if you use it for example connected and without shoes, you will get a tiny discharge if you touch the silver edge on the perimeter of the bottom half.
a workaround I found for the temperature is to use a fan base but it doesn’t help to much ( at least the one I bought).
other thing is to undervolt the CPU a little. I use it like 85%-90%. that way I can work ok without reaching 90 degrees but using the internal fans at top speed so is very noisy.
other method could be replacing the thermal paste for a better one. it seems the factory paste is quite bad and not distributed very well on the surfaces. ( I haven’t tried this yet)
Sadly I knew this after buying it but it seems there are a lot of Helios 300 with the same temperature issues.