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Acer Predator 15 Series

Acer Predator 15 G9-591-72L8

“The last Predator generation with GTX 9xx GPU was a great hit and this was the laptop which proved that Acer can build one of the best gaming notebooks on the market” (quoted from page LaptopMedia). Last year (2016), the release of the Predator 15 aiming to gaming segment is the clearest evidence of Acer for the statement above. With the performance improved, yet the price reduced, the Acer Predator 15 is built in the strong 15-inch chassis with the high-end Intel Core i7 processor and Pascal-technology Nvidia GeForce graphics card. This one could be one of the most favorite laptops specialized for gaming despite some minor flaws, perhaps.

Design

Talking about the design, page TechRadar said that the Acer Predator 15 boasted an entirely inconvenient design: “It’s awkward and clumsy to lug around, what with its ventilation system protruding from the rear”. With the same point of view, the reviewer from page NotebookCheck also showed his opinion that the update had not really changed the very aggressive design with its red visual elements and the red illumination. Also from this page, only the fan exhaust at the rear differs a bit from old model, but we will have to see both devices to notice the differences really. However, according to page PCWorld, “The 15-inch model, whose sleek, rubberized plastic shell looks cool and does a fantastic job of repelling fingerprints. It’s huge: 15 inches wide and 12 inches deep, and just a smidge over 8 pounds, not including its sizable power brick”. Similarly, page DigitalTrends left their positive comment that the Predator 15 was an aesthetic we had seen a thousand times, and there were some elements that were starting to show their age. Specifically, as remarked on page ComputerShopper, “The formidable, edgy exterior is predominantly black, with red accents. The spiky silver Predator logo is positioned in the center of the lid, and repeated under the display. The logo on the back of the lit in red, as are the two stripes flanking either side” whereas “Except for the side, the laptop looks pretty much the same as its predecessor and that’s not bad at all - both of them have awesome looking and functional design” (LaptopMedia).

Display

Featuring a 15-inch 1080p screen and about 141 pixels per inch, as a review on page DigitalTrends, the Predator’s IPS panel delivers rich, lifelike colors, with a vibrant contrast ratio capable of competing with much bigger and much more expensive than desktop displays. In the similar perspective, “Contrary to its larger sibling Acer Predator 17, the Predator 15 is only available with a Full HD IPS panel. 1920 x 1080 pixels results in a pixel density of a 141 PPI on the 15.6 inch screen, which is a decent compromise between sharpness and size”, stated NotebookCheck. In addition, the new Predator 15, as a remark of page PCMag, adds support for Nvidia’s G-Sync technology, which coordinates the frame rates of the display with those of the game we are playing to reduce screen tearing and give us a smoother gaming experience. Positively, the ComputerShopper showed their mind for this display: “We have zilch to complain about in terms of the display’s picture quality. The colors are vibrant, with excellent contrast. There’s plenty of brightness for most any situation, even limited outdoor use, and the display’s matte surface does a good job of keeping reflections at bay”. Also, for LaptopMedia, Acer Predator 15 has an extremely good screen and that is something normal having in mind that they’re testing a high-end machine. It has excellent brightness, contrast and viewing angles. The resolution is Full HD and they consider it as optimal for a 17-inch screen.

Trackpad and Keyboard

Evaluated from page PCWorld, the Predator 15 has room to spare a full-size keyboard with several gaming-centric features such as LED strip around the trackpad, red keys for WASD and directional arrows, and of course, customizable backlighting. Moreover, the island-style keys are very easy to type with, and that’s coming from a mechanical keyboard fan. The input devices did not differ from the predecessors, so NotebookCheck summarized the most important aspects: “The illuminated chiclet keyboard is one of the better inputs on the market, and convinces with a comfortable typing experience thanks to the convenience key travel”. Nevertheless, TechRadar showed a complaint that the membrane keyboard and trackpad both feel rather decent to the touch, but they’re nothing special. Anyway, “This is a great keyboard, it’s a joy to use, and it even features a full-sized numpad. It won’t put a mechanical desktop keyboard to shame, but it feels snappy and responsive” (DigitalTrends). Besides, the mouse replacement of the Acer Predator 15, as an evaluation of NotebookCheck, is a classic touchpad with dedicated mouse buttons: The surface provides gliding capacities and the size is sufficient; only very small cursor movements are not always perfectly executed; multi-touch gestures on the other hand are no problem for the pad. Regarding to DigitalTrends, the Predator 15’s trackpad is decent: “It has rubberized coating that can feel a little weird, and it’s not as smooth as it could be. The trackpad is accompanied by two hardware buttons which feel a little flimsy, like you could pry them up without much trouble”.

Performance

Acer offers different configurations of the Predator 15 as a comment on NotebookCheck: All SKUS are equipped with the quad-core processor Intel Core i7-6700HQ. Users can choose between two different GPUs (GeForce GTX 1060 or GTX 1070) and the memory capacity. “If you use GTX 1060 and if you’re expecting to play every new game that releases at 1080p 60 fps with the highest settings tickle, you’ll be saddened to know that this laptop just won’t cut it”, said TechRadar. Experimenting with the version of GTX 1060 GPU and 6 GB of DDR5 RAM, the reviewer of PCWorld supposed: “A laptop this thick could accommodate GeForce GTX 1070, but one nice side effect of the under-sized GPU is noise. Under heavy graphics loads, the Predator 15’s fans are relatively quiet, and the keyboard is relatively cool”. Following a remark on page DigitalTrends, taking on its own, the i7-6700HQ is a solid-processor, it delivers excellent performance without any hiccups or noticeable slowdown during everyday tasks, and it performs admirably in most games. As a result of the performance test by PCMag, the Predator 15 also returned strong results on the Heaven and Valley gaming tests: At 1366-by-768 resolution with graphics quality set to medium, it averaged 196 frames per second (fps) on Heaven and 103 fps on Valley. At 1920-by-1080 resolution, and with the graphics quality increased to Ultra, it averaged 68 fps and 73 fps, respectively, on the same tests. Also, with the GTX 1070, LaptopMedia also showed their good records for this notebook: 203 fps on Full HD and max setting on CS:GO, 52 fps on Full HD max setting on GTA V, 52 fps on Full HD max setting on Rise of the Tomb Raider (2016).

Emissions

About emission, LaptopMedia left a positive review that even at the hottest point at idle, the heat of the Predator 15 was pretty cool and that was normal when we weren’t playing games: “Its record is 36.3 Celsius degrees. When we put the notebook to 100% CPU + 100% GPU load, we measured 44.3 Celsius degrees at the hottest point which is a great result”. In the same perspective with LaptopMedia, TechRadar stated that due to its being huge and all, there were plenty of rooms for vents, and Acer took every opportunity to ensure that its system wouldn’t overheat. If we are champing at the bit for a gaming laptop that stays cool in terms of the temperature rather than fashion, this will be our choice (advice from TechRadar). For NotebookCheck, “The fans will reach between 40-45 dB(A) while gaming, which is typical for this class. The murmur is audible, but we could not determine any annoying frequencies. Overall, we would still recommend headphones while gaming”. As a remark of the ComputerShopper, the temperatures on the outside of the notebook were impressively low: “The Predator 15’s chassis thickness is most certainly a help when it comes to cooling”.

Battery

According to TechRadar, as with most gaming laptops, the Acer Predator 15 struggles when it comes to extensive use without the power brick connected. The PCWorld showed their experience on the battery that the Predator 15 lasted for four hours and one minute: “We could say that’s average for a high-power gaming machine and leave it at that, but there’s more to this result”. Also, like a comment on page DigitalTrends, we can push battery life to about three and a half, or maybe four hours if we’re just browsing or working, but the reviewer’s video loop test placed the Predator 15 at four hours and five minutes.

Verdict

In general, “The Predator 15’s primary downside next to competitors is its weight and thickness, a far cry from machines like the slim Gigabyte P35X v6. However, we doubt the Predator 15 would have such an excellent cooling system or speakers if it were ultra slim” (quoted from the ComputerShopper). Anyway, in my opinion, I found the Acer Predator 15 with such a lot of advantages, such as: the good gaming performance, great RGB keyboard, operation in rather cool and quiet condition, and a variety of graphics options for users (you could choose the GeForce GTX 1060 or either a little higher with the GTX 1070). Notwithstanding, the minus point for this notebook is it is pretty thicker and heavier than its predecessor. Anyway, TechRadar gave their conclusion: “Ultimately, the Acer Predator 15 falls short of success, if only because it is far too ambitious to carry its own weight”. Press Review by Capuchino Saber

Processor: Intel Core i7 6700HQ, Intel Core i7 7700HQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M
Display: 15.6 inch
Weight: 3.4kg, 3.5kg, 3.52kg, 3.6kg, 3.7kg, 3.72kg, 5.5kg
Price: 1700, 1800, 2000, 2200, 2400, 2500 euro
Average Score: 83.64% - good
Average of 22 scores (from 42 reviews)
price: 79%, performance: 91%, features: 76%, display: 85%
mobility: 74%, workmanship: 74%, ergonomy: 80%, emissions: 78%

 

Acer Predator 15 G9-591-74ZV

The Acer Predator 15 G9-591-74ZV is an aggressive looking gaming laptop and is packed with high performance parts. This gaming laptop is heavy at 3.6 kg and 39 mm high. The thick profile is needed to accommodate the precisely designed cooling exhaust vents as this laptop produces much heat, when it is used for heavy gaming. The Windows 10 system features an Intel Core i7-6700HQ quad core processor at 2.60 GHz, 32 GB of DDR4 RAM, and the high-end Nvidia Geforce GTX 980M with 4 GB of VRAM. As a result, the gaming performance is great. The 15.6 inch Active Matrix TFT Color LCD with LED backlight features Full-HD resolution and uses IPS technology. A 1 TB HDD coupled with a 512 GB SSD provides enough space for modern gaming. The keyboard features a backlight and a number pad. The laptop also provides a webcam with microphone, one HDMI port, four USB 3.0 ports, an SD card slot, and a Thunderbolts 3 port. The 8-cell lithium-ion battery with 6000 mAh lasts up to 5 hours of gaming according to Acer. There is a blu-ray writer, which can be replaced by the included Predator Frostcore Fan if extra cooling is preferred.

Specifications

Acer Predator 15 G9-591-74ZVNotebook: Acer Predator 15 G9-591-74ZV
Processor: Intel Core i7 6700HQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M 4096 MB
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 3.6kg
Price: 2200 euro
Links: Acer homepage
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Average Score: 84.6% - good
Average of 5 scores (from 9 reviews)

 

86.3% Acer Predator 15 Notebook Review | Notebookcheck
Beast of prey. Following the extremely successful V 15 Nitro, Acer presents its next gaming platform. Instead of an upper mid-range GPU, a genuine premium model is in the Predator 15. Can the GTX 980M stand up against the 15-inch competition?
80% Beefy across the board
Source: Ultrabook Review English
If you're after a 15-inch laptop with Nvidia 970M or 980M graphics, the Predator 15 is a solid performer and it's more affordable than most of the alternatives. The bundle also includes good screen options, an excellent keyboard and a large battery, among others. At the same time, this laptop is thick and heavy for a 15-incher, so if you plan to carry your notebook around often, you'll probably want to look somewhere else.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/09/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
Acer Predator 15 (G9-591) review – a new beast with really good instincts
Source: Laptop Media English
We’re just as delighted with the results we got from Predator 15 as we were after testing the 17-inch version. Actually, even more – the smaller version has the same battery capacity (88 Wh) which managed to give us almost 8 hours of web surfing on one charge and that’s amazing, especially given the gaming nature of the laptop. Speaking of that, you won’t need to look twice to see that it’s made for gaming – it has aggressive and hard angles and elements, and we have to admit that it was a genuine case of love at first sight.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/27/2016
90% Acer Predator 15 Review
Source: IGN English
The price you pay for a notebook with this level of performance is substantial, as it'll put equal amounts of pain into your back and your wallet. It's huge, heavy, and expensive. This level of girth comes with the territory though if you want maximum performance, and if we were shopping for a rarely-moved laptop to take over gaming duties we'd certainly put the Predator on our shopping list. It's an extremely well-made and thoughtfully-designed notebook with superb performance and features. The two-year warranty is the main drawback in our opinion, as something this nice should be covered for at least a few years.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/10/2015
Rating: Total score: 90%
83% "Superkühles" Gaming-Notebook
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/31/2016
Rating: Total score: 83% performance: 90% features: 90% display: 80% ergonomy: 80%
80% Acer Predator 15
Source: Ocaholic.ch German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/14/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
Gelungener Einsteig in den Gaming-Markt
Source: HardwareLuxx German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/28/2015
90% Acer Predator 15 - zabójczo mocny laptop
Source: Benchmark.pl Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/29/2015
Rating: Total score: 90%
15-calowy laptop z GTX-em 980M
Source: PC Lab.pl Turkish PL→EN
Positive: Great performance; very good quality; low temperatures; comfortable keyboard; good sound quality; additional cooling module; competitive price (in this segment). Negative: Dimensions and weight; weak display.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/20/2015
Test: Acer Predator 15 - drsný vzhled i výkon, nová herní řada notebooků Acer
Source: Notebook.cz CZ→EN
Positive: High performance; quiet cooling; perfect mechanical processing; long battery life. Negative: acklit numeric keypad can not switch from blue to another color; audio out softly crackles.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/16/2015

 

Acer Predator 15 G9-591-71L2

The futuristic looking Acer Predator 15 G9-591-71L2 is suitable for hardcore gamers. Its black color scheme is highlighted with glossy red components, which is most striking at the rear vent grilles. Needless to say, the device comes with a superb cooling system by Cooler Master that ensures optimal performance. This additional cooling feature fits in the removable optical drive. There is a full-sized backlit keyboard, which can be customized with user defined macros. The Acer Predator 15 G9-591-71L2 features a gorgeous 15.6 inch Full HD widescreen LED-backlit IPS panel. Audio quality matches the display with the stereo speakers and subwoofer setup. The Windows 10 laptop comes with an Intel i7-6700HQ quad-core processor clocked at 2.6 GHz, a maximum of 64 GB of DDR4 SDRAM, and a powerful NVIDIA GeForce GTX970M GPU with 3 GB of GDDR5 VRAM. Storage comes in the form of a 1 TB HDD and a 128 GB SSD combination. A welcomed feature is the removable DVD Multi Double-layer burner. Interfaces on the Acer Predator 15 G9-591-71L2 are four USB 3.0 ports, a Thunderbolt 3 port, a Display port, and an HDMI out. Battery life is provided by an 8-cell Lithium-Ion cell rated at a gigantic 6000 mAh.

Specifications

Acer Predator 15 G9-591-71L2Notebook: Acer Predator 15 G9-591-71L2
Processor: Intel Core i7 6700HQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 3.6kg
Links: Acer homepage
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Average Score: 83.33% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 5 reviews)

 

80% Acer Predator 15 Laptop Review
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
The Acer Predator 15 is an incredibly powerful gaming laptop that aces nearly any current game you could throw at it. The highlight here is of course the GeForce GTX 980M, which should give you enough headroom for gaming for the new couple of years. You can also easily upgrade the storage and RAM if needed. We like Acer's primary cooling system too, which works well. FrostCore on the other hand feels a bit gimmicky. Overall, the laptop is well-built, and has a good display, very good audio and a well-rounded set of ports. In fact, when compared to something like the MSI GT72 6QD Dominator G, which is in the same ballpark, the Acer gives you better value as you get a more powerful configuration for a bit more money.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/30/2016
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 70% performance: 90% display: 80% workmanship: 80%
90% Acer Predator 15 review
Source: Techradar English
Among its peers, Acer's latest isn't the most powerful gaming laptop. But, the notebook makes up for that by remaining cool under pressure and sporting phenomenal battery life. Programmable macros, a comfortable and punchy keyboard, one-button trackpad disabling and great speakers further add to the value of the Predator 15. This gaming laptop hits practically every note a gamer could desire.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/31/2015
Rating: Total score: 90%
Acer Predator 15
Source: Expert Blog German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/15/2016
80% Test : Acer Predator 15, ce nouveau venu dans le gaming peut-il rafler la mise ?
Source: 01Net French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/28/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
Prise en main : Acer Predator 15
Source: Journal du Geek French FR→EN
Positive: Powerful hardware; good keyboard. Negative: Mediocre design; noisy cooling system.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/11/2016

 

Acer Predator 15 G9-591-74KN

Specifications

Acer Predator 15 G9-591-74KNNotebook: Acer Predator 15 G9-591-74KN
Processor: Intel Core i7 6700HQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366 x 768 pixels
Weight: 3.6kg
Price: 2000 euro
Links: Acer homepage
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 Predator 15 G9-591-74KN (Model)

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Average Score: 80.33% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

80% Acer Predator 15 (G9-591-74KN)
Source: PC Mag English
The Acer Predator 15 (G9-591-74KN) is an impressive machine, boasting a fast 6th-generation Intel Core processor, a top-notch graphics card, enough ports for all your needs (including USB-C with Thunderbolt 3), and best-in-class battery life. It has a unique cooling feature and responsive keyboard, along with useful, programmable hotkeys. It's virtually free of bloatware, and has more than enough storage for dozens of large games. But all that comes at a high price. The MSI GT72 Dominator Pro G-1438, which has a larger screen, but lighter weight, supports Nvidia G-Sync, and has roughly the same graphics capabilities as the Predator 15, all for $300 less, remains our top pick.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/19/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Acer Predator 15
Source: Computer Shopper English
The Predator 15 came in at the top of most of our benchmarks, as you’d expect for a notebook ringing up at a whopping $2,499. However, keep in mind that Acer’s next configuration down, which shaves the SSD capacity to 256GB but still features the same GPU, CPU, and hard drive, costs just $1,999 and should have nearly identical performance.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/07/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
81% A gaming laptop that keeps its cool
Source: CNet English
As gaming laptops typically share the same components and offer similar performance, picking one largely depends on your preference for screen size, design, and extra features, such as an optical drive, overclocking software or a fancy light-up keyboard. There are a couple of reasons why the excellent Acer Predator 15 stands out from the crowd.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/17/2016
Rating: Total score: 81% performance: 90% mobility: 80%

 

Acer Predator 15 G9-591-70F6

Specifications

Acer Predator 15 G9-591-70F6Notebook: Acer Predator 15 G9-591-70F6
Processor: Intel Core i7 6700HQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 5.5kg
Links: Acer homepage
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Average Score: 83% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 4 reviews)

 

80% Acer Predator 15
Source: CNet France French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/22/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
Acer Predator 15 incelemesi
Source: Log TR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/06/2016
86% Oyunculara özel Acer Predator 15 testte!
Source: Chip Online TR TR→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/10/2016
Rating: Total score: 86% price: 83% performance: 90% display: 88%
Ревю на Acer Predator 15 (G9-591) – новият звяр, по-малък на размери, но също толкова мощен
Source: Laptop.bg BU→EN
Positive: Good looks and aggressive design; friendly keyboard and trackpad; amazing battery life; high performance; perfect cooling system. Negative: Lacks support for G-Sync built-in display; heavy.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/28/2016

 

Acer Predator 15 G9-591-79K

The Acer Predator 15 G9-591-79K is a gaming laptop. It features a 6th generation 2.6 GHz Intel Core i7-6700HQ processor (Turbo Boost: up to 3.5 GHz), a dedicated NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M with 4 GB GDDR5 VRAM, 32 GB DDR4 RAM, a 512GB PCIe SSD and a 1 TB 7200 rpm SATA hard drive. Its 15.6 inch display features a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels and uses the IPS technology. The Microsoft Windows 10 Home systems comes with a 8-cell 6000 mAh lithium ion battery, which makes for a battery life of about 6 hours according to Acer. The audio setup consisting of two built-in stereo speakers, subwoofer and digital microphone supports the Acer True Harmony Premium High-Performance Sound System for high quality audio. With Killer Wireless-AC 1535 802.11ac WiFi featuring 2x2 MU-MIMO technology (Dual-Band 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz) and Bluetooth 4.1, the laptop certainly supports high quality wireless connectivity. The laptop has a size of 29.79 x 39.12 x 3.81 cm (11.8 x 15.4 x 1.5 inch) and a weight of 3.4 kg. As for input and output ports, it features four USB 3.0 ports, a USB type-C port, a 6x Blu-Ray optical drive, an HDMI port, a mini DisplayPort and an SD card reader.

Specifications

Acer Predator 15 G9-591-79KNotebook: Acer Predator 15 G9-591-79K
Processor: Intel Core i7 6700HQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 3.4kg
Links: Acer homepage
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Acer Predator 15 G9-591: Просто Зверь
Source: Notebook-Center.ru RU→EN
Positive: Powerful hardware; very comfortable keyboard; beautiful IPS-display; good connectivity; good battery life. Negative: Bulky and heavy; high price.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/26/2016
Обзор игрового ноутбука Acer Predator 15: успешная попытка
Source: 3DNews.ru RU→EN
Positive: Attractive appearance, quality materials and assembly; quality IPS-display; quality input devices;great battery life; good connectivity; excellent cooling system. Negative: High price and a very limited options; bulky and heavy; mediocre speakers.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/22/2016

 

Acer Predator 15 G9-591-79KE

Specifications

Acer Predator 15 G9-591-79KENotebook: Acer Predator 15 G9-591-79KE
Processor: Intel Core i7 6700HQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 3.4kg
Links: Acer homepage
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Первый игровой Acer. Обзор ноутбука Acer Predator 15
Source: Ferra.ru RU→EN
Positive: Great autonomy; high performance; high-quality display; comfortable keyboard; good connectivity; Negative: Mediocre sound system.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/14/2016

 

Acer Predator 15 G9-592-7925

Specifications

Acer Predator 15 G9-592-7925Notebook: Acer Predator 15 G9-592-7925
Processor: Intel Core i7 6700HQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M 6144 MB
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 3.52kg
Price: 2000 euro
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83.6% Acer Predator 15 (i7-6700HQ, GTX 970M) Notebook Review | Notebookcheck
Cool system. While the design of the Predator 15 is controversial, the cooling system is beyond any doubt. After the GTX 980M variant had to prove its capabilities at the end of 2015, we have tested the refresh with GeForce GTX 970M this time.
Ревю на Acer Predator 15 (G9-593 с GTX 1070) – втора атака
Source: Laptop.bg BU→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/12/2016

 

Acer Predator 15 G9-592-70GD

Specifications

Acer Predator 15 G9-592-70GDNotebook: Acer Predator 15 G9-592-70GD
Processor: Intel Core i7 6700HQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 3.5kg
Price: 1700 euro
Links: Acer homepage
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Average Score: 100% - very good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

100% Acer Predator 15 G9-592 (NH.Q0SEV.003)
Source: e-media - Heft 06/2016 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 05/01/2016
Rating: Total score: 100%

 

Acer Predator 15 G9-592-77ZU

Specifications

Acer Predator 15 G9-592-77ZUNotebook: Acer Predator 15 G9-592-77ZU
Processor: Intel Core i7 6700HQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 3.5kg
Price: 2400 euro
Links: Acer homepage
 Acer notebook section

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Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

80% Acer Predator 15 Gaming Laptop Review
Source: Tech Magnifier English
For the price tag it comes with, Acer’s Predator 15 delivers the level of performance that is sure to please the gamer, but at the same time, it does put equal amounts of pain into your wallet and your back. The Predator 15 is huge and expensive, but it is an extremely well-made and thoughtfully-engineered gaming laptop inherited with superb performance and features, though I wish Acer could have added a few years more on its warranty. The major highlight of the laptop is the GeForce GTX 980M, FrostCore cooling system, and PredatorSense software.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/20/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%

 

Acer Predator 15 G9-591-713C

Specifications

Acer Predator 15 G9-591-713CNotebook: Acer Predator 15 G9-591-713C
Processor: Intel Core i7 6700HQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 3.6kg
Price: 1700 euro
Links: Acer homepage
 Acer notebook section
 Predator 15 G9-591-713C (Model)

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Average Score: 85% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

85% Acer Predator 15 G9-591-713C
Source: 15 Zoll Notebooks Test German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/28/2016
Rating: Total score: 85% price: 84% performance: 87% features: 86% mobility: 84%

 

Acer Predator 15 G9-593-765Q

Specifications

Acer Predator 15 G9-593-765QNotebook: Acer Predator 15 G9-593-765Q
Processor: Intel Core i7 6700HQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop) 8192 MB
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 3.72kg
Price: 2500 euro
Links: Acer homepage
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85.2% Acer Predator 15 G9-593 Notebook Review | Notebookcheck
Pascal upgrade. Acer now uses the latest Pascal GPUs from Nvidia for the current Predator 15. We also get some additional features that were missing with the previous models. The design of the bulky 15-inch gaming notebook is still a matter of taste though.
Acer Predator 15 (G9-593, With GTX 1070) Review – The Second Attack
Source: Gear Open English
We had a lot to say about the new Predator 15 and most of it was good words and excellent results. The product is excellent indeed and if some years ago nobody thought that Acer could come up with a top-notch gaming monster, now everyone respects their presence on this market. Just like its bigger brother, the Predator 15 offers outstanding performance, up to 64GB RAM and ultra fast PCIe storage. All of the internals are well protected by a solid construction with fiber glass reinforcement.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/17/2016
Acer Predator 15 (G9-593, with GTX 1070) review – the second attack
Source: Laptop Media English
We had a lot to say about the new Predator 15 and most of it was good words and excellent results. The product is excellent indeed and if some years ago nobody thought that Acer could come up with a top-notch gaming monster, now everyone respects their presence on this market. Just like its bigger brother, the Predator 15 offers outstanding performance, up to 64GB RAM and ultra fast PCIe storage. All of the internals are well protected by a solid construction with fiber glass reinforcement.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/16/2016
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Source: HardwareLuxx German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/16/2016
Mit kühler GeForce GTX 1070 auch ohne Zusatzlüfter
Source: Computerbase German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/30/2016
Ревю на Acer Predator 15 (G9-593 с GTX 1070) – втора атака
Source: Laptop.bg BU→EN
Positive: Attractive design; solid workmanship; comfortable keyboard; decent hardware; excellent display; good cooling system. Negative: Heavy; short battery life.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/12/2016

 

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Acer Predator 15 G9-593-70G8Notebook: Acer Predator 15 G9-593-70G8
Processor: Intel Core i7 6700HQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop) 6144 MB
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 3.4kg
Price: 1800 euro
Links: Acer homepage
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Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 4 reviews)

 

90% Acer Predator 15 (2016, GTX 1060) Review
Source: Computer Shopper English
Pretty much everything we didn’t mention in the last few paragraphs is a positive on the Predator 15. Our review unit is $1,699 as equipped, the base model in the United States as of this writing. That’s the upper limit of what we’d spend for a GTX 1060 notebook, but in light of our findings, we think the Predator 15 is worth the extra consideration. And to make the decision even easier, the model we reviewed was discounted to $1,499 in Acer’s store when we’re typing this. If you have the cash and don't need something even more powerful, the Predator 15 is the pinnacle of 15.6-inch mainstream gaming.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/30/2016
Rating: Total score: 90%
Acer Predator 15 review: A fast, affordable gaming laptop trapped in a heavy chassis
Source: Good Gear Guide English
In the final tally the Predator 15 in this particular configuration is pretty affordable for a GTX 1060 gaming laptop at $1,699. Aside from the SATA-based SSD the only notable shortcut is the retreaded chassis from the previous generation. Say what you will, but these compromises have allowed Acer to offer the most affordable version of this particular configuration that we’ve seen so far—$400 less expensive than the Alienware 13 and the MSI Stealth, though significantly larger than both of those machines.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/29/2016
80% Acer Predator 15 review: A fast, affordable gaming laptop trapped in a heavy chassis
Source: PC World English
The Predator 15 may be chunky, but it offers first-rate performance, runs cool and quiet for the most part, and looks pretty darn sweet. It offers similar performance and attention to detail as much more expensive laptops, making it an overall strong value.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/29/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% Acer Predator 15 Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
The Acer Predator 15 gaming laptop delivers strong performance with a vivid display, comfortable keyboard and solid battery life.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/18/2016
Rating: Total score: 70%

 

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Specifications

Acer Predator 15 G9-593-71EBNotebook: Acer Predator 15 G9-593-71EB
Processor: Intel Core i7 7700HQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop) 8192 MB
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 3.6kg
Links: Acer homepage
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Acer Predator 15 G9-593 Review Y Unboxing
Source: Game IT Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Powerful hardware; high performance; impressive design; excellent display. Negative: High price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/16/2017
Herní notebook Acer Predator 15: silná GTX 1070 ve svalnatém těle
Source: Zive CZ→EN
Positive: Nice design; decent hardware; excellent display; good cooling system. Negative: Heavy; low autonomy.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/07/2017
Review Acer Predator 15 G9-593: Laptop dengan GTX 1070 Paling Terjangkau
Source: Pemmzchannel ID→EN
Positive: Good price; powerful hardware; high gaming performance.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/01/2018

 

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Specifications

Acer Predator 15 G9-593-74BYNotebook: Acer Predator 15 G9-593-74BY
Processor: Intel Core i7 6700HQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 3.7kg
Links: Acer homepage
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Acer Predator 15 – Беспощадный Соперник
Source: Notebook-Center.ru RU→EN
Positive: Long battery life; good cooling system; decent hardware; nice display; great built quality. Negative: Mediocre speakers.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/18/2017

 

Acer Predator 15 G9-591-72L8

Specifications

Acer Predator 15 G9-591-72L8Notebook: Acer Predator 15 G9-591-72L8
Processor: Intel Core i7 6700HQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 3.4kg
Links: Acer homepage
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Acer Predator G9-591-72L8. Portátil 15,6" nVidia GTX 980M (1099 €)
Source: Ofertaman Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Large screen; good price; decent hardware; nice connectivity; large battery capacity.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/22/2018

 

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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.


With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M:

Fast high-end graphics card based on the Maxwell GM204 chip from the GeForce GTX 900M series.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M:

Second fastest high-end graphics card based on the Maxwell GM204 chip from the GeForce GTX 900M series.

These graphics cards are able to play the latest and most demanding games in high resolutions and full detail settings with enabled Anti-Aliasing.

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.NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop): The mobile GTX 1060 is based on the GP106 chip and offer 1280 shaders. Compared to the identically named desktop version it features a slightly lower clock rate. Games in Full HD and maximum details should run fluently on the card.» 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.7700HQ: Quad-core notebook processor based on the Kaby Lake architecture. Besides four CPU cores (including Hyper Threading), the chips also integrates the HD Graphics 630 GPU and is manufactured in an improved 14 nm process.
» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

3.4 kg:

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

5.5 kg:


83.64%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

Devices with the same GPU

Asus G752VY-GC174T
GeForce GTX 980M, Core i7 6700HQ, 17.3", 4.3 kg

Devices with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

Acer Predator Helios 500 PH517-51-98Y7
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), Core i9 8950HK, 17.3", 4 kg
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-42-R12A
Radeon RX 560 (Laptop), Ryzen 7 2700U, 15.6", 2.7 kg
Acer Aspire Nitro 5 AN515-42-R1GF
Radeon RX 560X (Laptop), Ryzen 5 2500U, 15.6", 2.7 kg
Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-51-762W
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), Core i7 8750H, 15.6", 2.7 kg
Acer Predator Helios 300 Special Edition PH315-51-78UA
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), Core i7 8750H, 15.6", 2.7 kg
Acer Predator Helios 500 PH517-51-90BK
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), Core i9 8950HK, 17.3", 3.8 kg
Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-51-78NP
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), Core i7 8750H, 15.6", 2.7 kg
Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-51-757A
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), Core i7 8750H, 15.6", 2.7 kg
Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-51-76VB
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), Core i7 8750H, 15.6", 2.7 kg
Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-51-7581
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), Core i7 8750H, 15.6", 2.7 kg
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-52-5336
GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop), Core i5 8300H, 15.6", 2.7 kg
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-52-73Y8
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), Core i7 8750H, 15.6", 2.7 kg
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-51-76BD
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop), Core i7 7700HQ, 15.6", 2.7 kg
Acer Predator Helios 500 PH517-61-R1DQ
Pro Vega 56, Ryzen 7 2700, 17.3", 4 kg
Acer Aspire 7 A715-72G-56E9
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop), Core i5 8300H, 15.6", 2.4 kg
Acer Predator Helios 300 PH317-52-78X3
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop), Core i7 8750H, 17.3", 3 kg
Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-51-50Y7
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), Core i5 8300H, 15.6", 2.7 kg
Acer Aspire Nitro 5 AN515-52-51T2
GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop), Core i5 8300H, 15.6", 2.7 kg
Acer Aspire 7 A715-72G-75AN
GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop), Core i7 8750H, 15.6", 2.4 kg
Acer Predator Helios 300 PH317-52-571B
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), Core i5 8300H, 17.3", 3 kg
Acer Aspire 7 A715-72G-57R2
GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop), Core i5 8300H, 15.6", 2.4 kg
Acer Predator Helios 500 PH517-51-72NU
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), Core i7 8750H, 17.3", 3.78 kg
Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-51-53MZ
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), Core i5 8300H, 15.6", 2.7 kg
Acer Aspire Nitro 5 AN515-52-76N6
GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop), Core i7 8750H, 15.6", 2.7 kg
Acer Aspire Nitro 5 AN515-52-5825
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), Core i5 8300H, 15.6", 2.7 kg
Acer Aspire 7 A717-72G-7600
GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop), Core i7 8750H, 17.3", 3 kg
Acer Aspire VX5-591G-73J6
GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop), Core i7 7700HQ, 15.6", 2.5 kg
Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-51-73C5
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), Core i7 8750H, 15.6", 2.7 kg
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