|Screen Size||17.3 inches|
|Max Screen Resolution||1920 x 1080|
|Processor||2.8 GHz Intel Core i7|
|RAM||16 GB DDR4|
|Hard Drive||1000 GB Hybrid Drive|
|Graphics Coprocessor||GTX 1070|
|Graphics Card Ram Size||8 GB|
|Wireless Type||802.11 A/C|
|Number of USB 3.0 Ports||4|
|Average Battery Life (in hours)||3 hours|
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Acer Predator 17 Gaming Laptop, Core i7, GeForce GTX 1070, 17.3" Full HD G-SYNC, 16GB DDR4, 256GB SSD, 1TB HDD, G9-793-79V5
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- 7th Generation Intel Core i7-7700HQ Processor (Up to 3.8GHz)
- 17.3" Full HD (1920 x 1080) widescreen IPS display with NVIDIA G-SYNC technology
- NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 with 8 GB of dedicated GDDR5 VRAM
- 16GB DDR4 Memory, 256GB SSD RAID 0, 1TB HDD
- Windows 10 Home
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Designed for those with a need to speed, the Predator 17 gaming notebook combines powerful 7th Gen Intel Core processor with high-performance NVIDIA GeForce GTX graphics driven by the new NVIDIA Pascal architecture that is VR Ready and a 17.3” Full HD display with NVIDIA G-SYNC technology. Advanced cooling and stellar audio capabilities support intense gaming sessions while the sporting red accents and black chassis with geometric lines adds to the drama.
- 7th Gen Intel Core i7-7700HQ processor (Up to 3.8GHz)
- NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 with 8 GB of dedicated GDDR5 VRAM
- 17.3" Full HD IPS display with NVIDIA G-SYNC technology
- 256GB SSD in RAID 0 configuration & 1TB 7200RPM HDD
- Predator FrostCore Technology
Inject some Cooler Master cold to keep heat down and performance up. Swap in Predator FrostCore for intense gaming sessions.
Killer DoubleShot Pro
Ethernet and Wi-Fi to work together for the ultimate high speed attack. Choose which applications use bandwidth for one of the best possible experiences.
Programmable RGB Backlit Keyboard
Predator ProZone Keyboard features superb accuracy, four customizable backlight zones and programmable macro profiles.
Predator Dust Defender
Keep your new rig nice and clean with Predator Dust Defender. Alternating airflow directions help stop dust from building up and maintain a cool temperature.
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 10 Series
Leap into action with NVIDIA’s new flagship GeForce GTX 1070 Graphics with 8GB of GDDR5 Video Memory, one of the most advanced gaming graphics created.
This ultimate gaming platform is VR ready, just plug in a VR headset and step into a new world.
Acer pushes the limits of in-game audio with Predator SoundPound, a combination of stellar audio features including four speakers; two subwoofers and Dolby Audio surround sound.
The PredatorSense gaming control panel provides customization and control of gaming features, including macro programmable keys for up to 15 in-game shortcuts and adjustable lighting controls.
|Predator Galea 500 Gaming Headset||Predator Cestus 300 RGB Gaming Mouse||Predator Cestus 500 RGB Gaming Mouse||Predator Mouse Pad||Predator Gaming Utility Backpack|
|Why Buy Predator Gaming Accessories?||True Harmony 3D Soundscape Technology & Virtual 7.1 Surround Sound||World’s first dual Omron switch design provides two options to adjust clicks and a total of 70M clicks life span||World’s first dual Omron switch design provides two options to adjust clicks and a total of 70M clicks life span||Tightly woven textile design offers incredible control & precision tracking||Cushioned mesh back panel for ventilated air flow|
|EQ controller switches between 4 modes – 3D soundscape, Sports, Movie & Music||Predator Quarter Master Software for customizing color, lighting patterns, sensitivity (5 DPI modes) and button program||Predator Quarter Master Software for customizing color, lighting patterns, sensitivity (5 DPI modes) and button program||Crisp and smooth mouse movements over the reduced friction surface||Interior headset strap|
|Retractable Uni-directional Microphone||On-Board Memory with up to 3 Profile Settings||Customizable ambidextrous designed with side panels offer up to 4 different usage mode for the ultimate fit and ergonomic comfort||Non-slip rubber base is sturdy and reliable in heated gaming sessions||Water repellent coating protection and zippers|
|Soft leather large cushion ear pod and elastic headband provides comfort for long time wearing and noise-isolation for immersive experience||Macro Keys: 4 customizable macro keys||On-Board Memory with up to 5 Profile Settings||Heat-bound edges are durable & long lasting reducing the risk of fraying||Bottom pocket for power adapter brick and personal belongings|
|Braided cable adds style and extra protection||16.8 million RGB color with 8 different lighting patterns||Braided cable adds style and extra protection||Oil, water and heat resistant||Luggage Handle Pass-Through Design|
Acer Predator 17 G9-793-79V5 Gaming Notebook comes with these high level specs: 7th Generation Intel Core i7-7700HQ Processor 2.8GHz with Turbo Boost Technology up to 3.8GHz, 17.3" Full HD (1920 x 1080) widescreen LED-backlit IPS display with NVIDIA G-SYNC technology, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 with 8 GB of dedicated GDDR5 VRAM, 16GB DDR4 2400MHz Memory, 256GB SSD in RAID 0 configuration (2 x 128GB), 1TB SATA 7200 RPM Hard Drive, 8X DVD Double-Layer Drive RW (M-DISCTM enabled), Acer True Harmony Premium High-Performance Sound System, Four Built-in Stereo Speakers and Two Subwoofer, Built-in Digital Microphone, Secure Digital (SD) card reader, Killer Wireless-AC 1535 802.11ac Wi-Fi featuring 2x2 MU-MIMO technology (Dual-Band 2.4GHz and 5GHz), Bluetooth 4.1, Killer Ethernet E2400 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN (RJ-45 port), Built-In HD Webcam, 1 - Thunderbolt 3 (Full USB 3.1 Type C) Port, 4 - USB 3.0 Ports (One with Power-off Charging), 1 - HDMI 2.0 Port with HDCP Support, 1 - Display 1.3 Port, 8-cell Li-ion Battery (6000 mash), Up to 3-hours Battery Life, 9.26 lbs. | 4.2 kg (system unit only) (NH.Q1TAA.001).
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The Acer Predator G9-793-79V5 is probably the best choice I made for a gaming laptop, I really was tempted to get an Asus ROG but after checking the specs between them I believe this one convinced me. Will try to be as detailed as possible.
* THE GOOD:
+ 17" diagonal LCD IPS screen providing native 1920x1080 resolution.
+ nVidia GTX 1070 graphics.
+ Illuminated keyboard + keypad.
+ Hotkey / macro profiles on the left side, switch button allows to store up to 15 macros
+ OS very clean, not a lot of bloatware to complain of and the Acer utilities include a wi-fi analyzer which in turn allows to configure better wi-fi channels for better network performance.
+ 2x128Gb M.2 (B+M) key SSD + 1Tb 7200 SATA HD.
+ 16Gb RAM out of the box plus 2 easy access slots on the back for expansion.
+ USB 3.0 ports layout is good, not spread all over and spaced nicely to connect multiple devices without blocking each other.
* THE BAD:
- Heavy and large but again its 17" made for gaming or to replace a desktop so deal with it.
- Proper gaming sessions require power brick connected, power brick rated for 230W output.
- Quick start guide very simple instructions, you actually need to download the manual to learn most of its tricks.
- 2x128Gb M.2 (B+M) key in RAID-0 configuration. (Read below)
- Locked "InsydeH20" BIOS. (Read below)
- Basic optical media, DVD reader / writer, my previous computer was an HP Pavilion dv6 and could read Blu-Ray discs.
Let me give you my biggest beefs to a couple of the "BAD" things.
* Having 2 SSD drives is a big bonus, but using them in a RAID-0 array its pointless, because they are SSD's, they are fast already and the RAID-0 gain in so minimal that the computer actually wastes time writing on 2 devices instead of 1.
* This problem with RAID 0 is compounded due the fact that Acer decided to lock the BIOS so the SATA mode is set to RAID and preventing end users to change it. Again this is a major mistake. In the event of RAID array failure the user cannot reinstall software or may not recover at all since the configuration setting is locked.
At this point some of you who know how to work with RAID-0 arrays may think. "Surely that kind of problem is very rare."
Sadly it is not, before this review I received this same computer and while running it through its paces the RAID array failed.
Because RAID was locked in BIOS I could not use an image I made at first and the Acer recovery tools and recovery management were unable to reinstall the software or rebuild the array from scratch.
This also prevents users from upgrading to bigger SSD drive sizes, I am unaware of the RAID array will be rebuilt on a bigger SSD drive, plus the SSD slots and space for them may cause problem installing a new SSD. (See pictures)
Acer really needs to unlock the BIOS and give the option to the users to configure the computer as they see fit and its not really that hard. After speaking with Acer support he claimed that users can unlock the BIOS but its not Acer's policy to disclose how to do it. So I assume the unlock procedure is just a backdoor or master password to unlock all features.
Now a bit on the good side:
This is a laptop computer but you want to use it on a table for comfort, when its running at full speed it gets warm BUT the lap portion remains relatively cool. Using the overclocking options the most heat came from the rear away from the lap and even away from the keyboard, even graphic-intensive games were run very smoothly at "Ultra" settings
In the end I think the GOOD overcome the BAD and its a solid purchase for both work and entertainment for the next couple years and if Acer stops trying to tie leashes on the customers it will be a great purchase for everyone else.
** 08/12/2017 A bit of more updates. **
Around 1 month after I got the computer have used it to convert movies with handbrake and while all 4 cores work at full I see no extra heat coming out from the back, heat output remains at a steady 97F-98F.
While people like to use test programs like heaven and others I prefer to use somewhat intensive applications.
I run Second life at Ultra settings and Space Engineers online and they both run quite smoothly, very little (if any) visual lag.
The most delays I notice is when using the SATA hard drive for the programs but using the SSD's pretty much prevents that.
Still trying to get ACER to spit the BIOS backdoor/master password to unlock all features but no success so far.
** 08/22/2017 More updates. **
With the help from ACER predator forums I learned I could update from the 2x128Gb RAID-0 to a single 512Gb NVMe M.2 stick by removing both SSD's and placing the new one then restore a full backup upon the new drive so as not lose any existing data. (No need to make changes to BIOS except boot order)
The process took 2 or 3 tries before getting it right but it worked, with the single NVMe drive the predator is not just fast.
Loading time from Power-Up to Windows 10 login is 7 seconds flat.
Afterwards I connected one of the remaining 128Gb sticks to the M.2 SATA connector and using Inter Rapid Storage GUI inside windows broke its RAID setting so I can use it instead to install programs on it.
So now I have 3 drives:
1x512Gb NVMe M.2 SSD stick.
1x128Gb SATA M.2 SSD stick
1x1Tb SATA 7200 HD.
After deleting the bloatware, and upgrading all my drivers, this machine is a absolute beast.
The price I got mine at was good as well, being that the MSI, and Asus equivalents where a bit more. Me being a solid Asus ROG series man for years I was leary jumping ships but so far I am extremely pleased.
The vents, and the extra cool fan you can pop in keep this thing extremely cool.
I messed around a little with the overclocking and it got a little warm, but I don't see why you would want to since it runs most tittles with ease.
All around I would highly recommend this gaming laptop to anyone.
The whole thing is solid; heavy; and give you a great feel of being resilient when you use it. The trackpad is decently sized and works fine; although it is not super precise, but I use the laptop mostly as desktop replacement, connected to wireless mouse and keyboard.
The LCD screen is pretty nice and bright; refresh rate is great; and works fine for most of the activities; but I have the laptop connected to a bigger monitor on my desk, so I don't use it all the time. Colors are pretty bright and vivid; took a bit to calibrate it but then you can let it be and enjoy it.
The keyboard is awesome; I feel very comfortable typing on it; and the resistance and spacing of the keys is perfect for me (I have big hands); I still make mistakes because the layout of the keyboard on the right side is not the same as a standard PC keyboard; but once you remember that the delete key is right on top of the backspace, and that the enter key is not as big as it was, then it is a breeze. Plus it has a ton of light settings; not a fan of flashy ones, but the red hue is quite nice.
CPU and GPU works great; got some awesome results from 3dsmax, Visual Studio and other Adobe apps like Photoshop and Dimension; which made me very happy, since the main usage of this computer is portable graphic workstation. Unity works great too, and with 16 GB of RAM, you have plenty to run concurrent and memory-intensive apps.
SSD is small; and it is weird since it is a raid made of 2x128 GB M2 drive; but it works fast and it is fine for me. The computer has a 1 TB mechanical drive, which won't win any contest for speed, but it is reliable and awesome to have inside the computer, to store large amount of data.
The computer comes with a DVD combo drive, which can be swapped for an extra fan; I did ditch both and got an extra caddy to put an extra SATA SSD drive; and the process was painless. Now I have 2 TB of storage plus the 256 GB of system drive, and all without opening the laptop or buy external enclosures.
Sound is OK; I didn't buy it for that, the internal audio card works as expected with headphones; and the internal speakers are quite loud and nice to listen to; but for movie watching, use your headphones.
The fan is not that loud; not sure where you live, but in my office room, with everything else going on, I can't hear it at all, even when it is full throttle. I never got the laptop very hot, neither when playing games nor rendering in 3dsmax or working in Unity; so I guess I was lucky with the thermal compound job they did at the factory.
Games run fast here; got Witcher 3 at max details and it runs smooth as silk; same for other games that are very demanding, like Tomb Raider. The scores for 3dmark are a bit lower than a desktop overclocked 1070 with an i7 8th gen; due to the fact that the laptop versions are usually clocked lower for power and heat management issues, but I won't loose my sleep for few frames lost. If you are a purist, get a desktop computer.
Battery life is a joke, but this is a desktop replacement. The main issue is the lack of energy saving process, which would switch to the Intel onboard GPU, but this does not happen; the 1070 is always on and this means that the battery goes down fast (about 2.5 hours of usage, 50m if rendering). Plugged in, no problem, but if you plan to move around with this beast in tow; keep in mind that you need to be close to a plug most of the time (although in this case, you would get an ultra light model).
Software onboard was not super intrusive; I did remove the extras I do not need; and left the Acer app, that is great for backup, restore and overall managing the computer drivers and get the info like serial number and such. W10 works just fine.
It has 4 USB3 ports on the sides, and 1 USB-C Thunderbolt; so if you plan to use an external GPU one day, you can do so. Future proof is great.
The other ports are the power connector; a SD card reader (always welcome to avoid to use a dongle), and a display port (full port, thank God) and a HDMI port, with the LAN port to guarantee connectivity at top speed. It has also a mic and headphone jack, which are also great.
VR works great on this computer; the Rift runs smooth and nicely; setup was easy and also using external monitors works great (got an ultra-wide screen connected to it).
In conclusion; great specs, decent price for what you get, and VR ready; perfect as game machine and as workstation; can't really complain much about anything.