• CPU: Intel Core i7-7700HQ
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (8GB GDDR5)
  • Display: 17.3”, 4K UHD (3840 x 2160), IPS
  • Storage: 256GB SSD + 2000GB HDD
  • RAM: 32GB DDR4, 2400MHz
  • Weight: 4.20 kg (9.3 lbs)

Acer Predator 17 (G9-793) - Specs

CPU Performance #16
  • Intel Core i7-7820HQ 0.3%
  • Intel Xeon E3-1505M v6 2.4%
  • Intel Core i7-7700HQ
  • Intel Core i5-7300HQ 0.2%
  • Intel Core i7-8650U 1.2%
GPU Performance #6
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q (8GB GDDR5X) 2.5%
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (8GB GDDR5X) 11%
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (8GB GDDR5)
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q (8GB GDDR5) 6.4%
  • 2x NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M (6GB GDDR5, SLI) 7.1%
17.3”, 4K UHD (3840 x 2160), IPS
panel 1
AUO B173ZAN01.0
Color accuracy 4.7 -> 1.1
256GB SSD PCIe + 2TB HDD, 5400 rpm
M.2 Slot
1x 2280 PCIe NVMe + 1x 22110 PCIe NVMe
32GB DDR4, 2400MHz
Windows 10 Home Edition
6000 mAh, 8-cell
Body material
polycarbonate, fiberglass
423 x 322 x 40 mm (16.65" x 12.68" x 1.57")
4.20 kg (9.3 lbs)
Ports and connectivity
  • 4x USB Type-A 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)
  • 1x USB Type-C 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)
  • HDMI
  • Displayport full
  • Card reader SD
  • Ethernet LAN Killer Ethernet E2400 10/100/1000
  • Wi-Fi Killer Wireless-AC 1535 802.11ac 2x2 MU-MIMO (2.4GHz / 5GHz)
  • Bluetooth
  • Audio jack 2x 3.5mm audio jacks
  • Web camera
  • Backlit keyboard
  • Microphone
  • Speakers 4x Speakers + Two Subwoofers
  • Optical drive SuperMulti DVD
  • Security Lock slot

DISPLAY: 17.3-inch, 3840 x 2160, IPS

Name AUO B173ZAN01.0
Diagonal 17.3"
Pixel density 254.67 ppi
Brightness 388 cd/m2
sRGB 100%
PWM frequency No PWM (Flicker-Free)
Panel Type IPS
Resolution 3840 x 2160
Becomes "Retina" from 14 inches (34 cm)
Contrast 1030:1
dE Color Checker 4.7 1.1
PWM Rating 10.0: (safe)
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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).

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

Office Work and Web Design

The second profile type is Office Work and Web Design. Business tasks are various, most often related to a set of office-targeted applications. Sometimes, working outside is necessary. In such cases color accuracy is paramount, but so is image clarity, brightness, contrast etc. A piece of text must be legible, graphics and histograms must be clear. All of this is precisely what this profile is for. If you’re doing office work, web design, or simply value color accuracy when browsing the Internet, this is the profile to use!

It’s important to note that not all displays are suited for Web design – our profiles can not compensate for insufficient sRGB coverage (most TN panels have this problem), so you you might want to check our detailed color tests in the respective product reviews we’ve done if you want to use the machine for professional work.

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

Gaming and Movie Nights

Gaming is among the main driving forces for the fast clip of hardware development. Gamers are well-aware of the fact that a poor image can ruin the entire experience.

The same goes for watching movies. Imagine sitting down for a nice movie after a long day, and barely making out what’s on the screen. The ‘Gaming and movie night’ profile can make a huge difference. We strongly recommend you use it, since it’s gamma curve is specifically tuned to reveal details in the dark sections of the image.

Here’s what this amounts to:

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

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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

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.

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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.

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Acer Predator 17 (G9-793) in-depth review

One of the most anticipated notebooks this year are the ones featuring the new Pascal GPU from NVIDIA - the GTX 1070. Shortly after the official release of the first wave of Pascal-powered mobile chips, Acer was one of the first to offer their top-shelf gaming solution - the Predator 17. Moreover, the new Predator 17 features a slightly different aesthetics but keeps true to its roots. Most of the experience with the Predator 17 was largely the same compared to last year's model but this [...]

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  • Excellent build quality
  • Slightly thinner and lighter than before
  • Comfortable and updated long-travel keyboard
  • Flawless 4K UHD screen suitable for color-sensitive work
  • No PWM across all brightness levels
  • Added native G-Sync support
  • Supports two M.2 PCIe NVMe SSDs
  • Effective cooling system despite the demanding GTX 1070 on board


  • The charging brick is quite hefty (931 g)
  • One of the M.2 slots supports a hard to find 22110 standard
  • Ports are overcrowded on the right side of the laptop
  • No iGPU (Intel HD Graphics 530)
  • Subpar battery performance

CPU Performance: Intel Core i7-7700HQ

Results are from the Cinebench 15 CPU test (the higher the score, the better)
Results are from the Fritz chess benchmark (the higher the score, the better)
Results are from our Photoshop benchmark test (the lower the score, the better)

GPU Performance: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (8GB GDDR5)

Gameplay recordings with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (8GB GDDR5)

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