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Acer's creative tool has left us with a good impression - Acer ConceptD 9 Pro CN917-71P in review

Acer ConceptD 9 Pro CN917-71P in review: Convertible workstation for creative professionals
Acer ConceptD 9 Pro CN917-71P in review: Convertible workstation for creative professionals
Acer's 17.3-inch workstation shines with a lot of processing power, a 4K touchscreen display with an included Wacom digital pen and a Thunderbolt 3 port. The configuration is excellent otherwise as well: 32 GB of RAM, 16 GB of VRAM, NVMe SSD (1 TB).
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Acer's ConceptD 9 Pro is quite an unusual 17.3-inch workstation. The rotating display allows it to double as a graphics tablet. Sketches can be created with the (included) Wacom digital pen. The massive hinges are quite striking. They hold the display firmly in place regardless of the mode, allowing for comfortable pen inputs. The impressive IPS 4K touchscreen display has a good contrast ratio, wide viewing angles, a good brightness level and great colors.

The built-in eight-core Core i9-9980HK CPU can only temporarily maintain a high performance level. After a short stress period, it quickly needs to reduce its clock speed. If desired, the CPU can be easily overclocked thanks to the unlocked multiplier. Unlike the processor, the graphics card can maintain its high boost speeds indefinitely. There are two different variants of the mobile RTX 5000 GPU with different TGPs (150 watts vs. 110 watts). The ConceptD comes with the stronger model. Additionally, Nvidia's product family also includes 3 Max-Q versions of the RTX 5000. Via the Thunderbolt 3 port, an even more powerful, external GPU can be connected.

The installed NVMe SSD not only offers good transfer rates, but also a high capacity (1 TB). On the inside of the laptop, there is a free slot for a secondary M.2 2280 SSD. If two drives are installed, they can operate in RAID 0.

More information and benchmark results can be found in our review of the Acer ConceptD 9 Pro CN917-71P-96BK.

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Sascha Mölck
Editor of the original article: Sascha Mölck - Senior Tech Writer - 804 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2012
What started as a side job during my computer science studies later became my main job: For more than 20 years now I have been working as an editor and author in the IT sector. While working in the print sector I also contributed to the creation of various loose-leaf publications and published original written pieces. I have been working for Notebookcheck since 2012.
Marius Schell
Translator: Marius Schell - Tech Writer - 268 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2020
Even in my youth I was already very enthusiastic about technology, and as a result I started building PCs, optimizing them, and writing programs while I was still in school. When dealing with the inevitable hardware and software problems associated with computers, I was always relentless in my search for the necessary solutions. The compact forms of laptops and smartphones introduced further challenges in this regard. In my reviews for Notebookcheck I try to communicate as objectively as possible how well a device copes with these hurdles.
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Sascha Mölck, 2020-04- 3 (Update: 2020-03-31)