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Acer Predator 17 G9-791-730K

Specifications

Acer Predator 17 G9-791-730K
Acer Predator 17 G9-791-730K (Predator 17 Series)
Processor
Graphics adapter
Memory
16384 MB 
Display
17.3 inch 16:9, 1920x1080 pixel, glossy: no
Weight
4.1 kg ( = 144.62 oz / 9.04 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)

 

Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 3 reviews)

Reviews for the Acer Predator 17 G9-791-730K

Gamer-Laptops im Test
Source: Curved German DE→EN
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 07/19/2016
80% Test : Acer Predator 17, un PC gaming musclé qui bouscule la concurrence
Source: 01Net French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/16/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
Acer Predator – геймърски лаптоп хищници от висока класа
Source: PC Store BU→EN
Positive: Unіquе, ѕресtасulаr арреаrаnсе; pеаk pеrfоrmаnсе; eхсеllеnt dіѕрlау. Negative: Моdеѕt bаttеrу lіfе.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/13/2016

Comment

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.

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.
4.1 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.


80%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Stefan Hinum, 2016-04-13 (Update: 2016-04-13)