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Acer Predator 17 (G9-793)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 44 reviews of Acer Predator 17 (G9-793). The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the sound and price. The screen and design also get good reviews. There are some negative reviews about the energy efficiency and battery, while opinions are divided on the usability.

performance, design, screen, price, sound

portability, keyboard, size, battery, energy

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Acer Predator 17 (G9-793) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: Florian Glaser (notebookcheck.net)

Acer Predator 17 (7700HQ, GTX 1070, UHD) Laptop Review

 

4K Gaming. The Acer Predator series stands for classical gaming notebooks, which – in contrast to some of their slim siblings – are purely trimmed for performance. After we tested the Skylake version of the Predator 17 in September of 2016, now the...

future-proof features (amount of RAM, etc.) ; optical drive or additional fan ; illuminated keyboard with macro keys ; optional GPU overclocking ; excellent UHD display ; very high performance ; Thunderbolt 3 ; NVMe-SSD ; G-Sync

touchpad is set into the case very deep ; design is a matter of taste ; limited maintenance ; poor battery life ; high weight ; thick case

Since our Skylake test, our verdict on the visually extravagant Predator remains almost unchanged. With the featured equipment, the Kaby-Lake version also scores with an excellent UHD panel, which plays at the top in most disciplines (such as viewing...

May, 2017

Expert review by: Sven Kloevekorn (notebookcheck.net)

Acer Predator 17 G9-793 Notebook Review

 

The Mighty Giant. Just this May, we reviewed the Predator 17 G9-792 with GTX 980M GPU. Now Acer has released the nearly identical successor, this time equipped with a GTX 1070 graphics card. The behemoth manages to impress once again with special...

bright and contrasty 4K panel with great color space coverage ; G-Sync for the integrated display ; future-proof RAM and VRAM configuration ; highly adjustable lighting configuration ; additional, replaceable fan (FrostCore) ; usable tools (Dust...

fan is a bit noisy and produces additional sounds ; screen-bleeding quite pronounced ; GPU-throttling at maximum load levels ; big and bulky ; touchpad is recessed too far

The screen bleeding we observed can possibly be attributed to the pre-production status of our review system (although we doubt it) - but we still adjusted our test score accordingly. More of an issue is the fact that the CPU of this particularly huge...

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: Victoria Song (pcmag.com)

Acer Predator 17 X (GX-791-758V)

 

The Acer Predator 17 X (GX-791-758V) gaming laptop delivers crisp visuals and good performance on a beautiful 4K display—but at a price that's hard to justify.

Crisp 4K display. Plenty of storage and port options. Attractive, customizable backlighting and programmable macros. Strong overall performance with desktop-grade, VR-capable graphics card.

Heavy and bulky. Price tag is high considering its use of a last-generation graphics card.

Conclusion While the Acer Predator 17 X isn't the best gaming laptop out there, it does what it was meant to do—play games—pretty well. And if visuals are your thing, it's hard to beat a 17-inch 4K screen. That being said, it's somewhat prohibitively...

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: (laptopmag.com)

Acer Predator 17 X Review

 

VR isn't just for desktops anymore, and Acer's Predator 17 X proves that true by sporting a full-fat Nvidia 980 desktop graphics card and a built-in overclocking tool for your gaming needs. Then, you toss in a row of customizable macro keys, fantastic...

Aug, 2016

Expert review by: Kimber Streams (thewirecutter.com)

The Best Gaming Laptop

 

After about 170 hours of research and testing over the past few years, we think the Acer Predator 17 G9-793-79V5 is the best gaming laptop for most people.

Aug, 2017

Consumer review by: Anwen (reevoo.com)

Acer Predator 17 G9-793

 

SSD drive this is very small as your program default and soon fills up you need at least 500 GB

Nov, 2017

Consumer review by: Dave (reevoo.com)

Acer Predator 17 G9-793

 

I liked the idea of a back-lit keyboard. It was my main reason for buying. I needed a second computer and it seemed logical to buy a laptop.

The tracker pad is a disappointment. It is very sensitive to finger pressure. Press too hard and it doesn't work. Conversely, the tracker pushbuttons work on the slightest pressure and usually when you don't want them to. I would have preferred the pad...

Oct, 2017

Consumer review by: Ethan (reevoo.com)

Acer Predator 17 G9-793

 

This laptop is amazing. It runs everything I ask it too without blinking and all my games are on intra high detail.

The killer wireless connector doesn't like to run when the laptop is on balanced power mode or on battery saver so you always have to have it on high performance when you're using the internet and it's not plugged in.

Oct, 2017

Consumer review by: Joseph (reevoo.com)

Acer Predator 17 G9-793

 

Coloured keyboard, cool design.

The lack of indication on the keyboard with the num luck or caps when logging on.

Oct, 2017

Consumer review by: Gavin (reevoo.com)

Acer Predator 17 G9-793

 

It can run pretty much any high spec game flawlessly. The sound quality from the built in speakers are fantastic, you won't need to buy any speakers separately. For the size of laptop it doesn't weight too much.

When your using the laptop in max performance mode. You'll need the fans to be on maximum, this can become quite loud, although the built in speakers do drown out the sound of the fans.

Sep, 2017
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Product Specifications

Audio

Audio Decoders:Dolby Audio Premium
Built-In Microphone:Y / Yes
Built-in subwoofer:Y / Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2 / 4

Battery

Battery Capacity:6000
Battery capacity (Watt hours):8 / 88
Battery life (max):3 / 5.5
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery voltage:14.8
Number of battery cells:8

Camera

Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Front camera signal format:720p

Certificates

Certification:ACPI 5.0

Design

Colour of product:Black / Black, Red
Form factor:Clamshell
Market positioning:Gaming
Product Type:Notebook

Display

3D:N / No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:39.6 / 43.9
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080 / 3840 x 2160
Display Surface:Matt
HD type:4K Ultra HD / Full HD
LED Backlight:Y / Yes
Panel Type:IPS
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:N / No

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:Y / Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:5 / 6 / 8
Discrete graphics adapter model:NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR5
Graphics adapter Open GL support:Y / Yes
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.7 / 64
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of discrete graphics adapters supported:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
NVIDIA G-SYNC:Y
On-board graphics adapter:Y / Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:350
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12 / 12.0
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 1050 / 1100 / 950
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x191B / 0x591B
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 630 / Intel® HD Graphics 530
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard:Y / Yes
Keyboard backlit:Y / Yes
Numeric keypad:Y / Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys:Y / Yes

Memory

ECC:N
Internal Memory:16 / 24 / 32 / 64 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR4-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:64
Memory clock speed:2133 / 2400
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout (slots x size):2 x 16 / 2 x 8 / 4 x 16
Memory slots:4x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G:N / No
4G:N / No
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.1
Ethernet LAN:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11ac

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL / DVD-RW / DVD±RW / N / No

Packaging Data

AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Cables included:AC
Power cord included:Y / Yes

Performance

Virtual Reality (VR) ready:Y

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port:Y / Yes
DC-in jack:Y / Yes
DisplayPorts quantity:1
Docking connector:N / No
DVI port:N / No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in:Y / Yes
Thunderbolt 3 ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:3 / 4
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-C ports quantity:1
USB 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-C ports quantity:1
USB Sleep-and-Charge:Y
USB Sleep-and-Charge ports:1

Power

AC adapter power:180 / 230

Processor

Bus type:DMI3
Configurable TDP-down:35
Conflict Free processor:Y / Yes
ECC supported by processor:N / No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:64
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):34.1
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1866,2133,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3L-SDRAM, LPDDR3-SDRAM, DDR4-SDRAM
Motherboard chipset:Intel H170 / Intel HM170 / Intel HM175
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x16,1x8+2x4,2x8 / 1x16,1x8,2x4,2x8 / 1x16,2x8,1x8+2x4
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor boost frequency:3.2 / 3.5 / 3.8
Processor cache:6
Processor cache type:Smart Cache / Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Kaby Lake / Skylake
Processor Cores:4
Processor family:6th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 6th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / 7th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 7th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i5-6xxx / Intel Core i5-7xxx / Intel Core i7-6xxx / Intel Core i7-7xxx
Processor frequency:2.3 / 2.5 / 2.6 / 2.8
Processor lithography:14
Processor Model:i5-6300HQ / i5-7300HQ / I7-6700HQ / i7-7700HQ
Processor operating modes:32-bit, 64-bit / 64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-6300 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-700 Desktop series / Intel Core i7-6700 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-6700 series / Intel Core i7-7700 Mobile Series / Intel® Core™ i5-6300 Mobile Series
Processor Socket:BGA 1440 / BGA1440 / FCBGA1440
Processor threads:4 / 8
Stepping:R0
System bus rate:8
Thermal Design Power (TDP):45
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N / No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y / Yes
Execute Disable Bit:Y / Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:14
Idle States:Y / Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access:Y / Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Response Technology version:1.00
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):1 / Y
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N / Y / Yes
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N / Y / Yes
Intel TSX-NI:N / Y / Yes
Intel TSX-NI version:1.00
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y / Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y / Yes
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y
Intel® Insider™:Y / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y / Yes
Intel® OS Guard:Y / Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Secure Key:Y / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Smart Response Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology:Y / Yes
Processor ARK ID:88959 / 88967 / 97185 / 97456 / I7-6700HQ
Processor code:SR2FP / SR2FQ
Processor package size:42 / 42 x 28
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0,SSE4.1,SSE4.2 / SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX 2.0 / SSE4.1,SSE4.2,AVX 2.0
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y / Yes

Security

Cable lock slot:Y / Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Fingerprint Reader:N / No
Password protection:Y / Yes
Password protection type:BIOS / BIOS, HDD, Supervisor / BIOS, HDD, Supervisor, User

Software

Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Linux / Linux Linpus / Windows 10 / WINDOWS 10 HOME

Storage

Card reader integrated:Y / Yes
Compatible memory cards:SD
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 2000
Hard Drive Interface:SATA
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400 / 7200
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1 / 2
Solid-state drive capacity:128 / 256 / 512
Solid-state drive interface:PCI Express / Serial ATA / Serial ATA III
SSD form factor:2.5"
Storage Media:HDD / HDD+SSD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 1128 / 1256 / 128 / 1512 / 2000 / 2256 / 2512 / 256 / 512

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:299.5 / 300 / 32.1 / 32.3 / 321.5 / 322.5 / 322.6 / 39.7
Height :3.97 / 38.1 / 38.5 / 39.7 / 4.06 / 40.6
Height (front):3.85 / 3.86 / 3.96 / 3.97
Height (rear):3.85 / 3.86 / 3.96 / 3.97
Weight:3.7 / 4.2
Width:321.5 / 391 / 42.3 / 42.4 / 423 / 424