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Acer Predator 17 G9-793-77LN

Specifications

Acer Predator 17 G9-793-77LN
Acer Predator 17 G9-793-77LN (Predator 17 Series)
Processor
Memory
65536 MB 
, DDR4 17000 (2133 MHz)
Display
17.3 inch 16:9, 3840x2160 pixel 255 PPI, AU Optronics B173ZAN01.0 (AUO109B), IPS, Acer ComfyView, glossy: no
Mainboard
Intel HM170 (Skylake PCH-H)
Storage
,  GB 
, 512 GB PCIe Solid-State-Drive (SSD) + 1.000 GB HDD (5.400 U/min)
Soundcard
Realtek ALC255 @ Intel Sunrise Point PCH - High Definition Audio Controller
Connections
4 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 USB 3.1 Gen2, 1 Thunderbolt, 1 HDMI, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: 3.5mm, Card Reader: SD/SDHC/SDXC, Brightness Sensor
Networking
Qualcomm/Atheros e2400 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller (10/100/1000MBit), Killer Wireless-n/a/ac 1535 Wireless Network Adapter (b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 4.1
Optical drive
DVD-RW DA8A5SH
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 39.7 x 423 x 321.5 ( = 1.56 x 16.65 x 12.66 in)
Battery
6000 mAh Lithium-Ion, 8 cells
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: HD
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo + Subwoofer (Dolby Audio), Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, Predator Sense, Acer Dust Defender, Acer Quick Access, Acer Care Center, Killer Network Manager, CyberLink PowerDVD 12, MS Office 365 Trial, 24 Months Warranty
Weight
4.2 kg ( = 148.15 oz / 9.26 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
3500 Euro

 

Average Score: 94% - very good
Average of 1 scores (from 4 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 100%, features: - %, display: 90% mobility: 75%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: 95%, emissions: 90%

Reviews for the Acer Predator 17 G9-793-77LN

94% Acer Predator 17
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/05/2016
Rating: Total score: 94% performance: 100% display: 90% mobility: 75% ergonomy: 95% emissions: 90%
Acer Predator 17 (G9-793) – test laptopa dla graczy
Source: PC Lab.pl Turkish PL→EN
Positive: Good workmanship for gamers; powerful CPU and GPU; high quality keyboard and touchpad; nice cooling system. Negative: Relatively high price.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/31/2016
Ревю на Acer Predator 17 (GTX 1070) – по-усъвършенстван наследник на линията Predator
Source: Laptop.bg BU→EN
Positive: Excellent workmanship; compact size; comfortable keyboard; perfect 4K UHD display; efficient cooling system. Negative: The charger is heavy; too many ports on the rightside; short battery life.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/13/2016
Pascal Goes Mobile – Review Acer Predator 17 G9-793
Source: Next Lab 501 →EN
Positive: Solid workmanship; quality display; decent speakers; good performance. Negative: Relatively high price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/26/2016

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Model:

The Acer Predator 17 G9-793-77LN is a high-performance gaming laptop released under Acer’s gaming, Predator series. It is built for the growing numbers of gamers on the go. It measures at 423 (W) x 321.5 (D) x 39.7 (H) (mm) and weight at 4.2kg but this is to be expected from a typical gaming laptop. The laptop is covered in many parts with LEDs that light up in different accents. The chassis gets a black theme with some red stripes on the lid and rear. The back looks like the radiator of a really cool sports car, something that was often noticed in the older generation, Ferrari and Lamborghini themed gaming laptops from Asus and Acer. On the lid, there is a massive Predator logo to remind people of its beastly capabilities. It is finished in soft plastic but is very tough and feels nice to touch. The keyboard has good tactile feel with 2mm travel distance and the large red LED framed trackpad is good with Windows 10 multitouch features. It has mechanical click buttons for a better response but gamers will definitely use a mouse instead.

 

The hardware specifications of the laptop are Intel Core i7-6700HQ processor of the sixth generation (4x 2.6 GHz to 3.5 GHz, 6 MB Intel Smart Cache), NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 graphic processing unit with 8 GB GDDR5 VRAM and 64 GB DDR4 (2133 MHz) (4x 16 GB) RAM. As for storage, the laptop has a 1000 GB SATA 5400 rpm hard drive and a 512GB PCIe Solid State Disk (SSD), which brings it a total of 1512 GB of storage capacity. By featuring both conventional hard drive and solid state disk, storage of big files can happen in conventional hard drive while operating system, applications and gaming can happen in solid state disk for fast execution. In terms of hardware then, this laptop truly is in a very unique band. There aren’t many laptops out there that can match its specs. Its specs are a little too high even for a gaming laptop.

 

Entertainment features on a gaming laptop such as sound and display is important for the best gaming experience. For audio experience, the laptop is built in with Dolby audio Premium 4 Stereo Speakers. It even has a built in subwoofer for a pure gaming experience. To further improve audio experience, Predator SoundPound 4.2 is built in for users to tune audio based on their preference. As for the display, it features a 17.3 inches (43.9cm) Acer ComfyView Ultra HD IPS display. It comes with 100% Adobe RGB colour space with LED backlight and a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels. It is a matte display which is somehow important if someone is interested in outdoor gaming. Like the hardware, its display is also something that stands out of the crowd and only a few can beat it.

 

Besides that, an integrated dual array microphone is built into the laptop for convenience to communicate while gaming in a team. To reduce lag while gaming, it uses a Killer Wireless-AC 1535 Wi-Fi 802.11 ac / a / b / g / n adapter for Wi-Fi connection. Other connectivity features include Bluetooth v4.1 and GigaBit LAN. The laptop is packed with a 8 cell Li-ion battery which is capable of delivering up to 7 hours of battery life but that suggested life probably isn’t for gaming. For input and output ports, it has a DisplayPort, HDMI port, four USB 3.0 ports, a USB 3.1 port, thunderbolt 3 port and a card reader. The Acer Predator 17 G9-793-77LN is a really good gaming laptop, among the best actually (2016). However, for its price, there are a few other options to pick from, namely the Alienware 17 and MSI GT72VR.

Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop): Pascal based high-end mobile graphics card based on a cut down GP104 (like the GTX 1080) and GDDR5 graphics memory. Successor to the GTX 980M with a 10 Watts higher TDP. Similar to the desktop GTX 1070 performance wise, but with more shaders and lower clock speeds. These graphics cards are able to play the latest and most demanding games in high resolutions and full detail settings with enabled Anti-Aliasing. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.  
6700HQ: Skylake-based quad-core processor for notebooks. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 530 GPU and is manufactured in 14 nm.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
17.3":

This large display size is used for laptops which are mainly intended for an use on a desk.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
4.2 kg:

This weight is representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal.


Acer: The company was founded under the name of Multitech in Taiwan in 1976 and renamed to Acer or Acer Group in 1987. The product range includes, for example, laptops, tablets, smartphones, desktops, monitors and televisions. Gateway Inc. and Packard Bell also belong to the Group and sell their own laptops.

While Acer still had the third largest global market share in the notebook segment in 2008, it ranked 6th in 2016 with a market share of 6% after they had continuously lost market shares.

There are dozens of Acer laptop reviews per month, the ratings are average (as of 2016). Gateway, which has an own laptop line-up, has also belonged to the Acer Group since 2007.


94%: Indeed, this rating is very goodl There do not exist many notebook models, which are rated better.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.
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Stefan Hinum, 2016-09-14 (Update: 2016-09-14)