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Acer Predator 15 (G9-591)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 55 reviews of Acer Predator 15 (G9-591). The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the usability and screen. The reliability and battery are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed opinions about the price, while there are some less positive opinions about the image quality and sound.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Acer Predator 15 (G9-591) from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on

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This summary is based on the products: Acer Predator 15.6-Inch Gaming Notebook (Black) (Intel Core i5-6300HQ 2.3 GHz, 16 GB RAM, 128 GB SSD + 1000 GB HDD, Windows 10)Acer Predator 15.6-Inch Gaming Notebook (Black) (Intel Core i5-6300HQ 2.3 GHz, 16 GB RAM, 128 GB SSD + 1000 GB HDD, Windows 10)

Jan, 2019

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Expert review by : Jayce Wagner (

Acer Predator 15 review


The Acer Predator 15 delivers remarkable performance at a remarkable price.

Dec, 2016

Expert review by : Josh Norem (

Acer Predator 15 review: A fast, affordable gaming laptop trapped in a heavy chassis


The Acer Predator returns with a slimmed-down pricetag and a beefed-up chassis.

Relatively affordable ; Great all-around performance ; Superb keyboard and trackpad with great lighting.

Big and heavy for seemingly no reason. ; Slow SSD that uses SATA interface. ; Did we mention how big and heavy it is?

The closest systems to the Predator are the recently revamped Alienware 13 and the . Both systems are about $400 more expensive than the Predator 15, but have the exact same CPU and GPU, so performance should be similar.

Nov, 2016

Expert review by : Ben Radding, Joel Santo Domingo (

Acer Predator 15 (G9-591-74KN)


Acer's Predator 15 (G9-591-74KN) offers a lot of what you want in a midrange gaming laptop: Top speed, graphics performance, and long battery life. But it all comes at a steep price.

Latest Intel Core i7 processor and Nvidia GeForce GTX graphics card. 32GB of RAM. Excellent performance. Great graphics. Swappable fan module. Best-in-class battery life. 512GB SSD and 1TB HDD. Expandable memory. Many ports, including USB Type-C with...

Expensive. Heavy and bulky. Does not support Nvidia G-Sync.

Conclusions The Acer Predator 15 (G9-591-74KN) is an impressive machine, boasting a fast 6th-generation Intel Core processor, a top-notch graphics card, enough ports for all your needs (including USB-C with Thunderbolt 3), and best-in-class battery...

May, 2016

Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (

Acer Predator 15 review: The Predator is a gaming laptop that keeps its cool


With the most powerful mobile graphics card in a smaller 15-inch body, this gaming system wisely adds extra fans.

A rare 15-inch gaming laptop with top-end Nvidia 980M graphics, and the extra cooling required to run high-end parts in a smaller body. Battery life is excellent for a gaming laptop.

Despite a few nice design touches, this is still a gaudy-looking gaming laptop. All those fans can get loud when running at maximum speed.

The Acer Predator 15 one of the fastest gaming laptops we've tested, and wisely adds extra cooling to handle high-end parts in a smaller 15-inch body.

Mar, 2016

Expert review by : Florian Glaser (

Acer Predator 15 Notebook Review


Beast of prey. Following the extremely successful V 15 Nitro, Acer presents its next gaming platform. Instead of an upper mid-range GPU, a genuine premium model is in the Predator 15. Can the GTX 980M stand up against the 15-inch competition?

high-contrast and color accurate IPS screen, pleasant touchpad surface, USB 3.1 inc. Thunderbolt 3, cool wrist rest area, removable drive, backlit keyboard, very good battery life, convenient tools

CPU's Turbo not fully utilized, GTX 980M with 4 vs. 8 GB VRAM, throttling in extreme situations, G-Sync only for external monitors, battery depletes under high load, sound could be better, limited maintenance options, relatively heavy casing,...

Acer makes a relatively successful high-end debut in the gaming-laptop sector. When disregarding the flamboyant design and susceptible soft-touch surfaces, the casing definitely has good sides. Besides the stiffness, the input devices and interfaces...

Expert review by : Denny Atkin (

Acer Predator 15 Review and Ratings


With excellent gaming performance, tons of storage, good battery life, and an absolutely superb keyboard, the Predator is a top-notch choice for gaming—if you can handle the premium price.

Killer gaming performance for 1080p ; Superb keyboard feel, layout ; Long battery life for a muscular gamer ; Solid build quality ; Lots of fast storage

No touch screen ; No higher-resolution display option ; G-Sync support is only for external displays

The Predator 15 came in at the top of most of our benchmarks, as you’d expect for a notebook ringing up at a whopping $2,499. However, keep in mind that Acer’s next configuration down, which shaves the SSD capacity to 256GB but still features the same...

Apr, 2016

Expert review by : Andrei Girbea (

Acer Predator 15 G9-591 review – beefy across the board


If you're after a 15-inch laptop with Nvidia 970M or 980M graphics, the Predator 15 is a solid performer and it's more affordable than most of the alternatives. The bundle also includes good screen options, an excellent keyboard and a large battery,...

well built; good display options; great keyboard and trackpad; solid performance; runs cool on the outside, although the internals get hot; large battery; fast Wi-Fi; good price

massive, thick and heavy for a 15-incher; gets very loud under load; lots of LEDs that can't be switched off; somewhat muffled speakers; no GSync support

Techradar Recommended 2015

Expert review by : Seth Macy (

Acer Predator 15 (2015) review


The ultimate 'gamer cred' laptop

Solidly built ; Gorgeous screen ; Surprising battery life

Heavy ; Loud

The Acer Predator 15 is a solid performer, with strong cooling and phenomenal battery life for a gaming laptop.

Dec, 2015

Expert review by : Josh Norem (

Acer Predator 15 review: A fast, affordable gaming laptop trapped in a heavy chassis


Acer's Predator 15 is kind of like the Facebook friend whose status we check once in a while, noticing a new component or some small change since last time.

Nov, 2016

Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (

Acer Predator 15 review: The Predator is a gaming laptop that keeps its cool


"Why do all these gaming laptops look like sneakers?" That was the question my wife -- herself no stranger to gaming -- asked when I lifted the lid on the latest version of Acer's 15-inch Predator laptop. It may seem like an odd question for ask about...

A rare 15-inch gaming laptop with top-end Nvidia 980M graphics, and the extra cooling required to run high-end parts in a smaller body. Battery life is excellent for a gaming laptop

Despite a few nice design touches, this is still a gaudy-looking gaming laptop. All those fans can get loud when running at maximum speed

The Acer Predator 15 one of the fastest gaming laptops we've tested, and wisely adds extra cooling to handle high-end parts in a smaller 15-inch body.

Mar, 2016

Product Specifications


Audio system:Dolby Audio / HD / SoundPound 2.1
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Built-in subwoofer: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2 / 6


Battery Capacity:6000
Battery life (max):3 / 6 / 8
Battery performance:6000
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:8


Front camera:Y / Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720


Certification:ACPI 5.0


Color of product:Black / Black, Red
Form Factor:Clamshell
Market positioning:Gaming
Product color:Black / Black, Red
Product type:Chromebook / Netbook / Notebook


3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:15.6
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080 / 3840 x 2160
Display surface:Matt
Full HD: Yes
HD type:4K Ultra HD / Full HD / HD
LED backlight: Yes
Panel type:IPS / TFT
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N / No

Energy Management

AC adapter power:180 / 230


CUDA cores:1280
Discrete graphics adapter:N / Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:1 / 3 / 4
Discrete graphics adapter model:No / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR5
Graphics adapter Open GL support: Yes
Maximum graphics adapter memory:3
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.7
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2 / 3
NVIDIA GameWorks VR:N / Y
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:166 / 350
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12 / 12.0
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1050 / 500 / 950
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x191B
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics / Intel HD Graphics 530 / Intel® HD Graphics 530
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4


Full-size keyboard: Yes
Island-style keyboard:Y
Keyboard backlit:Y
Keyboard Layout:QWERTY
Keyboard type:QWERTY
Numeric keypad: Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys: Yes


Internal memory:12 / 16 / 24 / 32 / 64 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR4-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:64
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):64
Memory clock speed:2133
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout:2 x 16 / 2 x 8 / 4 x 16
Memory layout (slots x size):2 x 16 / 2 x 8 / 4 x 16
Memory slots:4x SO-DIMM


3G: No
4G:N / No
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Ethernet LAN:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000 / 10,1000,100
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11ac
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11ac / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11ac

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type:Blu-Ray DVD Combo / Blu-Ray ROM / Blu-Ray RW / DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL / DVD-RW / DVD±RW

Other Features

Audio system:Dolby Audio / HD / SoundPound 2.1
Dolby technologies: Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-d, VT-x / VT-x, VT-d
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-d,VT-x / VT-x,VT-d

Packaging Content

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

Packaging Data

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

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Combo headphone/mic port: Yes
DC-in jack:No / Yes
DisplayPorts quantity:1
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in:No / Yes
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
Thunderbolt 3 ports quantity:1
Thunderbolt 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 / 4
USB 3.0 ports quantity:4
USB 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-A ports quantity:1
USB 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-C ports quantity:1


AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter power:180 / 230


Bus type:DMI / DMI3
Chipset:Intel HM170 / Intel Z170
Configurable TDP-down:35
Conflict Free processor:N / Y / Yes
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):8
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity: No
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM170 / Intel Z170
Number of Processing Die Transistors:382
PCI Express configurations:1x16 / 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x16,2x8,1x8+2x4 / 1x8+2x4, 1x16, 2x8
PCI Express slots version:2.0 / 3.0
Processing die size:81
Processor:i5-6300HQ / i7-620UM / I7-6700HQ
Processor boost frequency:2.133 / 3.2 / 3.5
Processor cache:4 / 6
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Arrandale / Skylake
Processor cores:2 / 4
Processor family:6th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 6th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i5-6xxx / Intel Core i7- 6xxx / Intel Core i7-6xxx / Intel Core i7-xxx
Processor frequency:1.06 / 2.3 / 2.6
Processor lithography:14 / 32
Processor model:i5-6300HQ / i7-620UM / I7-6700HQ
Processor operating modes:32-bit, 64-bit / 64-bit
Processor series:Intel Core i5-6300 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-600 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-6700 Mobile series / Intel® Core™ i5-6300 Mobile Series
Processor socket:BGA 1440 / BGA1288 / BGA1440 / FCBGA1440
Processor threads:4 / 8
Stepping:C2 / R0
System bus data transfer rate:2.5 / 8
System bus rate:2.5 / 8
Thermal Design Power (TDP):18 / 45
Tjunction:100 / 105

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:N / Y
CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:14 / 45
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: Yes
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology:No / Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access:No / Yes
Intel FDI Technology:No / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: Yes
Intel HD Audio Technology: No
Intel HD Graphics:Y
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology:No / Yes
Intel Insider:No / Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology:No / Yes
Intel Matrix Storage Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology:No / Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: Yes
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:No / Yes
Intel TSX-NI:Y / Yes
Intel TSX-NI version:1.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:1.0 / 2.0
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-d, VT-x
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y / Yes
Intel vPro Technology:No / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT):N / No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N / No
Intel® Built-in Visuals Technology: 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® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio):N / No
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):No / Y
Intel® Insider™:No / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N / Y / Yes
Intel® Iris™ Pro Graphics: No
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST):N / No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N / Y / Yes
Intel® OS Guard:Y / Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Secure Key:Y / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Smart Response Technology: Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / Yes
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No / Y
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N / Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology:No / Yes
Physical Address Extension (PAE):36
Processor ARK ID:43562 / 88959 / 88967
Processor code:SR2FP / SR2FQ
Processor package size:34 / 42
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX 2.0 / SSE4.1,SSE4.2,AVX 2.0
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes


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


Bundled software:Microsoft office 2013 Trial version (30 days trial version)
Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Linux Linpus / Windows 10 / Windows 10 Home
Trial software:Microsoft Office 2013


Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:SD
Hard disk rotational speed:5400 / 7200
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 2000
Hard Drive Interface:SATA / Serial ATA III
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400 / 7200
Host interface:SATA / SATA III / Serial ATA III
Number of hard drives installed:1 / 2
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:1000 / 128 / 256 / 512
Solid-state drive interface:PCI Express / SATA / Serial ATA / Serial ATA III
Solid-state drive interfaces:PCI Express / SATA / Serial ATA III
Storage media:HDD / HDD+SSD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 1128 / 1256 / 1512 / 2256 / 2512 / 256 / 3000

Weight & Dimensions

Height:1.5 / 1.52
Height (front):1.52
Height (rear):1.52
Weight:12.1 / 7.5 / 8.16