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Acer Predator 17 (G9-791)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 63 reviews of Acer Predator 17 (G9-791). 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. People really like the keyboard and screen. The battery and design are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some critical views about the reliability and size. The energy efficiency and durability get mixed views.

performance, design, battery, screen, keyboard

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 89/100 = Very good quality.

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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 : Ryan Noik (techsmart.co.za)

Acer Predator 17

 

The Predator 17 is a beast of a machine, unapologetically devouring as much space on your desk as it pleases, but it has the machine to back up its appetite.

Powerful, Beautiful screen, Lovely backlit keyboard, Excellent sound

Heavy, expensive

Great performance, comfortable keyboard, beautiful display, but how well does this Predator make its growl heard? Extremely well, in fact, as the sound on offer is fantastic, with strong and solid bass emerging from the notebook’s frame, thanks in no...

Aug, 2016

DT Editors' Choice

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 : 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

Expert review by : Eric Grevstad (computershopper.com)

Acer Predator 17 Review and Ratings

 

Acer—yes, we said Acer—delivers a laptop to slug it out with Alienware, Asus, and MSI for heavyweight gaming supremacy, if you can spare the $2,599.

Glorious gaming performance ; Superb sound ; Class-leading battery life

Expensive ; Huge and heavy

After fully recharging the laptop, we set up the machine in power-save mode (as opposed to balanced or high-performance mode) and make a few other battery-conserving tweaks in preparation for our unplugged video rundown test. In this test, we loop a...

Dec, 2015