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Acer Predator 17 (G9-793)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 reviews of Acer Predator 17 (G9-793). The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Comments about the usability and durability are on the whole positive. The sound and screen also get good feedback. There are some less positive comments about the touchpad and portability, while there are some mixed opinions about the size.

screen, sound, durability, usability

portability, touchpad

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 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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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 Defender...

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

Positive aspects are the very decent build quality, the great display, the very potent hardware, and the future-oriented selection of ports including Thunderbolt 3. The gaming-specific tools and the programmable keys are standouts as well. Last but not...

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

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-In Microphone:Y / Yes
Built-in subwoofer: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:4

Battery

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

Camera

Front Camera:Y / Yes

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: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
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: Yes
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.7
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of discrete graphics adapters supported:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter:Y / Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:350
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1050 / 950
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x191B
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel® HD Graphics 530
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4

Keyboard

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

Memory

Internal Memory:16 / 32 / 64 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR4-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:64
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout (slots x size):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 802.11ac

Optical Drive

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

Packaging Data

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

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: Yes
Thunderbolt 3 ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity: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

Power

AC adapter power:180 / 230

Processor

Bus type:DMI3
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 HM170
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x16,2x8,1x8+2x4
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor boost frequency:3.2 / 3.5
Processor cache:6
Processor cache type:Smart Cache / Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Skylake
Processor Cores:4
Processor family:Intel Core i5-6xxx / Intel Core i7-6xxx
Processor frequency:2.3 / 2.6
Processor lithography:14
Processor Model:i5-6300HQ / I7-6700HQ
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-6300 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-6700 Mobile series
Processor Socket: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
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):Y / Yes
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:Y / Yes
Intel TSX-NI: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):No / Y / Yes
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 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
Processor code:SR2FP / SR2FQ
Processor package size:42
Supported instruction sets:SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX 2.0 / SSE4.1,SSE4.2,AVX 2.0
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y / Yes

Security

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

Software

Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed: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:Serial ATA III
Storage Media:HDD+SSD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 1128 / 1256 / 128 / 1512 / 2256 / 2512 / 512

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:32.1 / 32.3 / 321.5 / 322.5
Height :3.97 / 39.7 / 4.06 / 40.6
Height (front):3.96 / 3.97
Height (rear):3.96 / 3.97
Weight:4.2
Width:42.3 / 42.4 / 423 / 424