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Acer ConceptD 5 17 inch: Good is not good enough

Acer ConceptD 5 17 inch
Acer ConceptD 5 17 inch
Acer's ConceptD 5 mid-range notebook for creative professionals is a rarity with its 17 inches. With an i7-9750H and the GeForce RTX 2060 it is positioned well. The matte display with its 100% sRGB coverage and high AdobeRGB percentage also does not need to hide. Yet, this is not enough for top of the class.

Stronger graphics and more working memory (up to 32 GB, two storage slots): Acer's 17-inch ConceptD 5 takes a different path than its 15-inch sibling. But they also share many good features, such as the 4K panel with 100% sRGB. The accurate color reproduction in form of a very low DeltaE is a characteristic of both the 15 and the 17-inch notebook similarly.

Unfortunately neither a card reader nor Thunderbolt found their way into the case, which is very strange for a workstation for creative professionals, particularly in the price range beyond 2000 Euros (~$2162). 

And while the performance of the 45-watt hexa-core processor is good, it does not come near the capabilities of a Core i9, which the competitors offer at a similar price (including Thunderbolt). 

You can find all the information in our review of the Acer ConceptD 5 CN517-71-74YA.Acer ConceptD 5 17 inch Review: Creativity in large format

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Sebastian Jentsch, 2020-04- 8 (Update: 2020-04- 6)