Acer Predator 17 (G9-791) - Specs

HDD/SSD
up to 512GB SSD + up to 1000GB HDD
M.2 Slot
1x 2280 PCIe NVMe + 1x 22110 PCIe NVMe
RAM
up to 32GB
OS
Windows 10 Home Edition
Battery
6000 mAh, 8-cell, 88Wh, 6000 mAh, 8-cell
Dimensions
423 x 322 x 40 mm (16.65" x 12.68" x 1.57")
Weight
4.2 kg (9.3 lbs)
Body material
fiberglass, plastic
Ports and connectivity
  • 4x USB Type-A 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)
  • 1x USB Type-C 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1), Thunderbolt 3
  • HDMI
  • Displayport full
  • Card reader SD
  • Ethernet LAN 10, 100, 1000 Mbit/s
  • Wi-Fi Killer Wireless-AC 1535 802.11ac 2x2 MU-MIMO (2.4GHz / 5GHz)
  • Bluetooth 4.1
  • Audio jack 2x 3.5mm audio jacks
Features
  • Fingerprint reader
  • Web camera 720p HD
  • Backlit keyboard optional
  • Microphone
  • Speakers 4x Speakers + Two Subwoofers
  • Optical drive
  • Security Lock slot

 

Display Profiles

Health-Guard

The first and most important profile (in our opinion) is the Health-Guard – when being used with our LM Profiles application, Health-Guard eliminates the harmful Pulse-Width Modulation (PWM) and reduces the negative Blue Light which affects our eyes and body. Since it’s custom tailored for every panel, it manages to keep the colors perceptually accurate (they may seem strange at first but after a few minutes our brain will start recognizing them as accurate ones – that’s how Health-Guard differs from alternatives like f.lux).

Now the profile has a higher color temperature which makes is suitable for working through the whole day (not only at night) and simulates paper so the pressure on the eyes is greatly reduced.

Pro Tip: As the Health-Guard profile simulates paper and has as accurate as possible colors, it could be a great tool for prepress designers!

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Health-Guard Profile

Design and Gaming

The second profile type is Design and Gaming – it combines our previous “Web Design” and “Gaming and Movie Nights” profiles in one, so it’s aimed at designers who work with colors professionally, and for games and movies as well (or maybe you’re a designer who likes to relax with some games or movies from time to time?).

“Design and Gaming” takes display panels to their limits, making them as accurate as possible in the sRGB IEC61966-2-1 standard for Web and HDTV, at white point D65.

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Design & Gaming Profile

Just as our previous Gaming profile, this one also regulates the first steps out of black so you can have even faster reflexes when playing in dark virtual environments…or just see everything in the darkest scenes in movies.

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Design & Gaming Profile

Office Work

The third profile is Office Work and it should be used mostly by users who spend most of the time looking at pieces of text, tables or just surfing.

Office Work aims to deliver better distinctness and clarity by keeping a flat gamma curve (2.20), native color temperature and perceptually accurate colors.

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Office Work Profile

You’ll find more information about the profiles HERE.

 

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Office work and web design

Office work / Web design

If your field is office work or web design, or you just want your monitor's color set to be as accurate as possible for the Internet color space, this profile will prove to be useful.

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Gaming or movie nights

Gaming or Movie nights

We developed this profile especially for occasions on which you spend a lot of time in front of your monitor with some games or watching movies – it will be easier for you to discern fine nuances in the dark.

$4.97
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Health protection

Health-Guard

This profile reduces the negative impact of pulsation and the blue spectrum, securing your eyes and body. You still get a pitch-perfect color image, albeit slightly warmer.

$4.98
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All
$9.99
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GPU Performance comparison

Here you can find the price/performance difference between all the GPUs that come in the Acer Predator 17 (G9-791) series.

Results are for the 3DMark: Fire Strike (Graphics) benchmark (the higher the score, the better)
Results are for the 3DMark: Sky Diver (Graphics) benchmark (the higher the score, the better)
Results are for the Unigine Heaven 3.0 benchmark (the higher the score, the better)

 

Acer Predator 17 (G9-791) in-depth review

It's virtually impossible not to hear about the new high-end gaming Predator line from Acer, this is, of course, if you like gaming hardware. The focus of this review is the Predator gaming notebook, more precisely the 17.3-inch variant. This is the first attempt of the company to enter this segment of the market which is reigned by ASUS with its ROG (Republic of Gamers) series and Dell with the Alienware notebooks. Maybe Acer had a boost of confidence after their successful launch of the As[...]

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Pros

  • Appealing, sleek and aggressive design with premium materials
  • Solid construction
  • Excellent cooling system
  • Perfect display suitable not only for gaming, but for professional photo and video editing as well
  • Comfortable keyboard and touchpad
  • A wide variety of storage options
  • High-quality sound
  • Pretty good battery life for a gaming notebook

Cons

  • Bulky and heavy (4.163 kg)
  • The additional fan module doesn't do anything
  • Doesn't support G-Sync on the integrated display

 

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