Acer Predator 17 G9-791-78CE 17.3-inch

Acer Predator 17 G9-791-78CE 17.3-inch

Positive Reviews
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  • Great performance
  • Good battery life
  • Loud, bass-heavy sound system
  • Solid build quality
  • Pleasant keyboard and touchpad


  • No Nvidia G-Sync
  • Mediocre display
  • Heavy

Bottom Line

A powerhouse gaming laptop that performs well in all areas and even has a surprisingly long battery life compared to competitors.

The Acer Predator 17 G9-791-78CE is a 2015 bestselling 17.3-inch gaming laptop that received positive reviews for its stylish design, powerful specs, FHD IPS display and full host of connectivity ports. Critics praised the exceptional battery life, lasting around 7 hours, which completely dominates the competition. Reviewers also praised its performance when running even the most demanding of games or tasks. The only critical points were that the display does not support G-Sync and that a resolution above 1920×1080 would have been preferable. The Acer Predator 17 performs incredibly well and will impress even the most demanding of gamers.

Score Summary

Critic Reviews

  • 80 December 31, 2015

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

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  • 82 December 12, 2015

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

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  • 90
    TechRadar March 2, 2016

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

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Processor Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6GHz [View Benchmarks]
Graphics Nvidia GeForce GTX 980M [View Benchmarks]
Graphics Type Discrete
Graphics Memory 4GB Dedicated
Operating System Microsoft Windows Windows 10 Home
Weight 8.71 lbs
Battery Life 7 hours
Hard Drive 1 256 SSD
Hard Drive 2 1024 HDD 7200
Display Size 17.3 inch
Display Type IPS
Display Resolution 1920 x 1080
Display Technology In-plane switching | LED backlight | NVIDIA G-SYNC | Anti-glare
Connectivity 4x USB 3.0 | USB 3.1 Type-C (Thunderbolt) | HDMI | DisplayPort | Gigabit Ethernet | Killer AC WiFi | Bluetooth 4.1
Audio 4x Speakers | 2x Subwoofer | Predator SoundPound | Dolby Audio Enhancement
Webcam HD 720p
Additional Features Secure Digital (SD) card reader, Backlit keyboard
Dimension (LxWxH) 12.66 x 16.65 x 1.56
Warranty 2 year Limited Warranty

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