Acer Predator 17 G9-791-73EX
Average of 3 scores (from 3 reviews)
Reviews for the Acer Predator 17 G9-791-73EX
Source: Gadgetguy Archive.org version
Big and bulky, Acer’s Predator may not offer the glitz and lights and total sense of customisation you get with some other gaming computer, but it still delivers quite a bit, and manages to even make itself stand out as one of Acer’s best computers in ages. We’re still not sure if the price really works its way out, but in terms of performance in 2016, the 17 inch Acer Predator manages to pull its weight, handling its own with a decent keyboard and some neat performance features, too.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/19/2016
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 70% performance: 90% features: 90% workmanship: 80%
Source: Expert Reviews Archive.org version
The Acer Predator 17 is a premium laptop which manages to justify its eye-watering price with top-level performance, and its superb build quality make it a genuinely desirable machine. However, up against the Asus RoG G571JT and the Gigabyte P37W v4, it's in competitive company. The £1,380 Gigabyte is significantly thinner and lighter than the Predator 17, making it more the practical device for mobile gamers, but the Asus is cheaper still at £1,260 (albeit for a slightly different spec from the model we reviewed in September).
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/14/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Notebookinfo DE→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/02/2016
Rating: Total score: 93% performance: 95% display: 90% mobility: 85% ergonomy: 95% emissions: 93%
Model: This beauty and beast 17-inch laptop is one of the products in Acer Predator 17 line. It is surprisingly robust and perfect for a gaming laptop. The 17.3 inch display is optionally available with 1920 x 1080 or 3840 x 2160 resolution and uses IPS technology. It's a screen nearly everyone will love to look at from gamers to professionals that require color accuracy. This beast is undeniably a gaming laptop, so Acer made it a point also to include a full-size layout keyboard with num pad and beautiful backlights, which is what most gaming laptop offers. When it comes to performance, it is no surprise that this laptop performs fabulously in everyday tasks and handles complex application efficiently.
All of that is thanks to its great specifications. The Acer Predator 17 G9-791-73EX comes with an Intel Core i7 6700 HQ, an Nvidia GeForce GTX980M, a mountainous 16 GB of DDR4 RAM, and two storage devices of 2TB HDD plus a 512 GB SSD. Other features are Bluetooth, a DVD drive, an HDMI port, a mini DisplayPort, a Thunderbolt 3.0 port, four USB 3.0 ports, and an Ethernet port. The DVD drive is in a removable slot and can be quickly replaced with an additional cooling fan.
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.
Only a few laptops are in this weight class because the mobility is rather limited due to the high weight.
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.
84.33%: This rating is slightly above average, there are somewhat more devices with worse ratings. However, clear purchase recommendations look different.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.