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Acer Predator 17 (G9-791)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 51 reviews of Acer Predator 17 (G9-791). The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People really like the usability and keyboard. The screen and design are also mentioned favorably, whereas views about the energy efficiency and durability are mixed. Many are negative about the reliability and size.

performance, design, screen, keyboard, usability

portability, sound, size, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Acer Predator 17 (G9-791) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Matt Smith (digitaltrends.com)

Acer Predator 17 (2015) review

 

The Acer Predator 17 is the best gaming laptop we've ever reviewed.

The new Predator 17 was the most promising new laptop to debut at IFA 2015, and it lives up to that promise. While it’s not the most exciting notebook at first glance, its conventional design, combined with excellent hardware, makes for an incredible...

Dec, 2015

Expert review by : Sam Byford (theverge.com)

Acer Predator 17 review: who would want a gaming laptop?

 

It's easy to see why PC makers are targeting gamers — what other consumer demographic is willing to pay high prices for premium Windows hardware? But the problem with PC gamers is that many of them...

Awesome power ; Sensible design ; Wonderful keyboard

Questionable utility ; Weak trackpad ; Not quite VR-ready

Mar, 2016

Expert review by : Laptop Mag (laptopmag.com)

Acer Predator 17 Review

 

The Predator 17 combines awesome gaming performance with a head-turning design and cool software,for those willing to pay a premium.

Fantastic performance; Striking design; Long battery life; Useful software ; Monitor maxes out at 1080p; Lacks Nvidia G-Sync ; The Predator 17 combines awesome gaming performance with a head-turning design and cool software for those willing to pay a...

Monitor maxes out at 1080p; Lacks Nvidia G-Sync ; The Predator 17 combines awesome gaming performance with a head-turning design and cool software for those willing to pay a premium.

The Predator 17 combines awesome gaming performance with a head-turning design and cool software for those willing to pay a premium.

Dec, 2015

Expert review by : Chris Burns (slashgear.com)

Acer Predator 17 gaming laptop Review: Big Red

 

The Acer Predator 17 is not just a good first-shot from a relatively new gaming line, it's a darn good notebook in and of itself. This laptop is large enough to give you a full gaming experience without being so bulky you'll never move it from your...

This machine is a monster. It’s not made to bring you the same graphics and experience as your top-powered gaming tower, it’s meant to give you the ability to win at the games you play competitively whilst on the go. Or on your couch. Whichever....

Jan, 2016

Expert review by : Andreas Osthoff (notebookcheck.net)

Acer Predator 17 G9-791 Notebook Review

 

The hunt continues. The Predator 17 is the second device from Acer's new gaming series. Despite the bulky chassis, the cooling solution cannot completely convince us.

bright and high-contrast IPS display, comfortable touchpad surface, USB 3.1 with Thunderbolt, good build quality, cool palm rest, replaceable optical drive, illuminated keyboard, very good battery runtime, useful tools, high performance

CPU Turbo cannot be utilized completely, GTX 970M with 3 GB RAM instead of 6 GB, GPU throttles in extreme situations, pretty high noise development, G-Sync only for external monitors, heavy chassis, limited maintenance, battery is drained under maximum...

The two new gaming notebooks from Acer, the Predator 15 and our test model Predator 17, are very similar in many regards, so our verdict is comparable as well. Besides the design, you will notice the size and the weight of the 17-inch device in...

Expert review by : Andrei Girbea (ultrabookreview.com)

Acer Predator 17 G9-791 review – first attempt, first hit

 

The Predator G9-791 is Acer's first attempt at building a proper 17-inch gaming laptop, and although some minor aspects could have been done better, the laptop ticks all the important boxes and earns our recommendation. Hopefully Acer will price it...

nice looking and sturdily built; excellent display, keyboard and trackpad; fast performance and do traces of throttling; runs cool and quiet; packs a large battery

tall and uncomfortable front edge; multiple LEDs that can't be switched off; slow Wi-Fi once you get away from the router; no GSync support

I have to admit, I did not expect this laptop to be as good as it is, given how it is Acer’s first try at a proper gaming machine, but the engineers behind it got all the important aspects right, from the build quality to the screen, from the typing...

Oct, 2015

Expert review by : Alastair Stevenson (trustedreviews.com)

Acer Predator 17

 

Acer Predator 17 review: A ginormous beast of a gaming rig

Scythes through any game at 1080p ; Impressive keyboard and trackpad ; Good screen and speakers ; Surprisingly good battery life

Rivals offer slightly better screen and sound ; Heavy and bulky build ; Mediocre SSD ; Divisive design

Acer’s offering the Predator in three configurations in the UK, each of which will deliver varying performance. You can see the three options below:

Oct, 2017

Techradar Recommended 2016

Expert review by : James Archer (techradar.com)

Acer Predator 17 review

 

A big and brash gaming powerhouse

Vibrant display ; Eye-catching design ; Powerful at 1080p ; Efficient cooling system

Bulky chassis ; Heavy ; Noisy fans

Acer does it again: the Predator 17 is a handful, but it performs better and lasts even longer than the Predator 15.

Mar, 2016

Expert review by : Bennett Ring (pcauthority.com.au)

Review: Acer Predator 17

 

Finally, a relatively quiet gaming laptop.

The Predator 17 has oodles of processing power, with more than enough to handle any triple-A release, but it’s resoundingly beaten by the likes of the Metabox Prime.

Apr, 2016

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Fast and Cold

 

Don't wait just buy it. You won't regret it. Powerful machine.

- Great cooling system, - Stays Cool while gaming, - BF4 130 FPS - No junk software - Clean desktop with useful fan control, keyboard light and sound apps. - Boot 3 seconds - Fast SSD game startup.

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Mar, 2016
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Price comparison for Acer Predator 17 (G9-791)

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$1,199.00 TO SHOP
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9th Generation Intel Core i7-9750H 6-Core Processor (Up to 4 5GHz) with Windows 10 Professional
$2,000.00 TO SHOP
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$1,199.00 TO SHOP
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9th Generation Intel Core i7-9750H 6-Core Processor (Upto 4. 5 gramHz) with Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
$1,260.00 TO SHOP
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8th Generation Intel Core i7-8750H 6-Core Processor (Up to 4.1GHz)
$1,199.00 TO SHOP
2020 Newest Premium Acer Predator Helios 300 15.6...
15.6" Full HD (1920 x 1080) widescreen LED-backlit IPS display (144Hz Refresh Rate, 300nit Brightness & 72%...
$1,499.00 TO SHOP
Acer Predator Helios 300 Gaming Laptop PC, 17.3"...
9th Generation Intel Core i7-9750H 6-Core Processor (Up to 4.5GHz) with Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
$2,199.00 TO SHOP

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