Acer Predator 17 G9-791-730K
Average of 1 scores (from 3 reviews)
Reviews for the Acer Predator 17 G9-791-730K
Source: Curved DE→EN Archive.org version
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 07/19/2016
Source: 01Net FR→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/16/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: PC Store BU→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Unіquе, ѕресtасulаr арреаrаnсе; pеаk pеrfоrmаnсе; eхсеllеnt dіѕрlау. Negative: Моdеѕt bаttеrу lіfе.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/13/2016
Model: The Acer Predator 17 G9-791-730K belongs to the Acer Predator 17 series of gaming laptops. Featuring up to Intel Core i7 6700HQ, an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M, 16 GB of RAM, a 256 GB Solid State Drive and a 1 TB 7200 RPM hard drive, the Acer Predator 17 G9-791-730K is definitely a high performer for gaming purpose. It has a big 17.3 inch LED 16:9 Full HD display. Together with the Nvidia GeForce GTX980M with 4 GB VRAM, the system delivers a smooth gaming experience.
Connectivity includes four USB 3.0 ports, an SD card reader, an HDMI port, a RJ45 connector, a microphone and a USB 3.1 Type C port. Moreover, the gaming laptop features a DVD-RW drive, WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0 and a HD webcam. To further enhance gaming experience, it comes with four integrated HP premium Dolby Audio speakers and a keyboard with number pad and backlight. As Windows 10 is pre-installed, the system is ready to use upon purchasing. As for battery, it features an 8 cell Li-ion battery for gaming on the go.
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M:
Fast high-end graphics card based on the Maxwell GM204 chip from the GeForce GTX 900M series.
Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.
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.
17.30": This display size is a standard format for desktop replacements (DTR). The DTR laptops are heavier to carry, need more power, but texts are easy to read and high resolutions are no problem. DTR are mainly intended for stationary desk use, where weight and energy hunger don't matter. In return, you enjoy the advantages of high resolutions (more details, better legibility).» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
A laptop in this weight range is a heavyweight that you rarely carry around. This is meant for desktops and the devices tend to score with a large display and high performance and replace desktop devices.
Acer: In 1976, the company was founded in Taiwan under the name Multitech and was renamed Acer or Acer Group in 1987. The product range includes, for example, laptops, tablets, smartphones, desktops, monitors, TVs and computer peripherals. Since 2007, the group has merged with Gateway Inc. and Packard Bell, which also market their own laptop product lines.
Acer computers are designed for a variety of purposes, including ultrabooks for mobile use, gaming laptops for gamers, affordable options for everyday tasks, and 2-in-1 convertible laptops for versatility. Acer's product portfolio also includes tablets that offer portable computing and multimedia capabilities.
80%: This rating is not earth-shattering. This rating must actually be seen as average, since there are about as many devices with worse ratings as better ones. A purchase recommendation can only be seen with a lot of goodwill, unless it is about websites that generally rate strictly.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.