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Acer Predator 17

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Reviewed on 2016-08-11
Powerful, Beautiful screen, Lovely backlit keyboard, Excellent soundHeavy, expensive
In recent years, gaming notebooks have been steadily leaning towards becoming as thin and light as possible. Acer's Predator 17 doesn't just buck this trend, it clearly decloaks, practically sneers and growls at it, defiantly going in the complete opposit...
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Reviewed on 2016-06-15
As far as overwrought laptop gimmicks go, the Acer Predator 17 has one of the more ridiculous ones I've seen. Get this: With the push of a button, you can eject the Predator 17's increasingly-retro optical drive, then throw it in the trash and replace it...
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Reviewed on 2016-05-21
optical drive or additional fan, useful tools (Dust Defender etc.), USB 3.1 Type C incl. Thunderbolt 3, UHD panel with big color space, low temperature, extensive lighting, premium performance, useful battery life, good input devices, big storage capacity...battery drains under full load (mains operation), GSync only available on external displays, GPU throttling in extreme scenarios, rubber coating smells unpleasant, heavy and bulky chassis, questionable design elements, suboptimal position of the keyboar...
4K bolide. In 2015, Acer created uniquely looking gaming notebooks with the Predator series. In order to not fall behind the competition, the manufacturer launches a refresh now, which is better than the old model in many aspects. We have reviewed an espe...
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Reviewed on 2016-05-02
Unashamedly large, extremely powerful and housing more fans than a wind farm, it can hunt down and play games at a quality you'd normally believe was only possible on a desktop gaming PC. In many ways, the Acer Predator looks exactly how you'd expect — i...
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Reviewed on 2016-04-01
Sheer power, Stunning sound - best we've ever heard on a laptop, Top end graphics, DVD driveVery heavy, Keyboard is too far from the edge of the machine, Video playback quality doesn't reflect the very high resolution graphics, Style will not appeal to everyone, Very loud fan
The Acer Predator 17 has a 17.3in screen, uses Windows 10, and features an Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6Ghz processor with a 1000GB hard disc and 256GB solid state disc. It's a top end gaming laptop...
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Reviewed on 2016-03-01
Awesome power, Sensible design, Wonderful keyboardQuestionable utility, Weak trackpad, Not quite VRready
You might not want to carry your laptop or upgrade your gaming PCIt'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...
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Reviewed on 2016-02-10
bright and highcontrast 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 performanceCPU Turbo cannot be utilized completely, GTX 970M with 3 GB RAM instead of 6 GB, GPU throttles in extreme situations, pretty high noise development, GSync only for external monitors, heavy chassis, limited maintenance, battery is drained under maximum l...
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...
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Reviewed on 2016-02-05
nice looking and sturdily built; excellent display, keyboard and trackpad; fast performance and do traces of throttling; runs cool and quiet; packs a large batterytall and uncomfortable front edge; many LEDs that won't shut off; slow WiFi once you get away from the router; no GSync support
Back in April Acer unveiled their plan to venture into the competitive segment of gaming machines, with a Predator line that would include laptops, desktops, monitors and even a tablet.Several months later the Predator notebooks are only weeks away from h...
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Reviewed on 2016-01-31
Superb audio, Good Performance, Amazing Battery LifeBulky and heavy, Lack of 4K display, A bit on the expensive side
Gaming laptop manufacturers love to name their laptops like beasts waiting to pounce at you. Take the Acer Predator 17 that I received a few days back- it's definitely a very aggressive looking laptop. But does it perform as well as it sounds? Lets find o...
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Reviewed on 2016-01-25
Scythes through any game at 1080p, Impressive keyboard and trackpad, Good screen and speakers, Surprisingly good battery lifeRivals offer slightly better screen and sound, Heavy and bulky build, Mediocre SSD, Divisive design
What is the Acer Predator 17? The latest gaming laptop to thud onto my desk isn't from one of the big names in this market – instead, it's from Acer. The Predator 17 marks a renewed attempt by this famous firm to crack the growing gaming notebook sector...
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Reviewed on 2016-01-21
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 desk...
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Reviewed on 2016-01-19
Spec'd very well, No bloatware, Steam preinstalled, Screen offers great viewing angles, and is also nonreflective, Great keyboard with coloured lighting underneath, Macro keys, Two highspeed networking options via Killer NIC, Removable optical drive and b...Big and heavy, No 4K screen, and no touch, Sound doesn't really feel fleshed out or spatial, Occasional bugs
Not every PC should be treated the same, and Acer's Predator 17 looks to prove it, skipping past the slim and minimalistic design most laptops features these days, opting for something meaty, angry, and looking to conquer your gaming needs. Does it succee...
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Reviewed on 2016-01-14
The Predator 17 is a genuinely impressive-looking machine for those who like to show off. There's a pair of lit-up red tracers and a red-backlit Predator logo on the lid, with red highlights on the fake front-facing speaker grill, the W, A, S, D and arrow...
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Reviewed on 2015-12-30
Fantastic performance, Striking design, Long battery life, Useful softwareMonitor maxes out at 1080p, Lacks Nvidia GSync
The Acer Predator 17 ($2,600) is a monster gaming laptop with a high asking price, but it offers something very worthwhile in return for your investment. It has some cool proprietary software and flashy lights, but ultimately, you'll want it because it's...
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Reviewed on 2015-12-18
Glorious gaming performance, Superb sound, Classleading battery lifeExpensive, Huge and heavy
The Acer Predator 17 is a ponderous 8.7-pound slab with a sixth-generation Intel Core i7-6700HQ processor, a whopping 32GB of DDR4 memory, Nvidia's meanest mobile graphics in the form of the GeForce GTX 980M, a 512GB Samsung NVMe solid-state drive plus a...
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Reviewed on 2015-12-16
It is no surprise that all the major PC makers have launched new gaming computers this year. Gaming may be a niche segment, but it is a thriving oasis compared to the rest of the PC industry.In fact, graphics chipmaker Nvidia reported last month that reve...
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Reviewed on 2015-12-15
Solid build quality, Pleasant keyboard and touchpad, Loud, bassheavy sound system, Excellent performance in all areas, Surprisingly long battery life, Bundled gaming mouseDerivative design, Mediocre display
Acer has long had a presence in PC gaming, not only through its Predator sub-brand but also through a variety of systems that, while not explicitly design for games, offer strong hardware for the price. The best current example of this is Acer's Aspire V1...
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Reviewed on 2015-10-14
Great performance, Appealing, sleek and aggressive design with premium materials, SolidBulky and heavy (4.163 kg), The additional fan module doesn't do anything
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...
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Reviewed on 2015-09-08
Display, Design, PowerfulBulky, Heavy
Unveiled at IFA 2015, the Acer Predator 17 is a top-end gaming laptop, one set to sit among the most expensive and capable portable(ish) systems of 2016. It's a pretty important machine.It's going to duke it out with the Asus ROG G752 as one of the bigges...
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Reviewed on 2015-09-07
Display, Design, PowerfulBulky, Heavy
Unveiled at IFA 2015, the Acer Predator 17 is a top-end gaming laptop, one set to sit among the most expensive and capable portable(ish) systems of 2016. It's a pretty important machine.It's going to duke it out with the Asus ROG G752 as one of the bigg...
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Processor frequency

2.6 GHz

Processor family

Intel Core i7-6xxx

Processor model


Processor boost frequency

3.5 GHz

Processor cores


Processor threads


System bus rate

8 GT/s

Processor cache

6 MB

Processor socket


Processor cache type

Smart Cache, L3

Processor lithography

14 nm

Processor operating modes




Bus type


Processor codename


Thermal Design Power (TDP)

45 W

Processor series

Intel Core i7-6700 Mobile series

FSB Parity
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes


PCI Express slots version


PCI Express configurations

1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4


100 °C

Maximum internal memory supported by processor

64 GB

Conflict Free processor
Memory types supported by processor


Memory clock speeds supported by processor

1866,2133,1600 MHz

Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max)

34.1 GB/s

Memory channels supported by processor


ECC supported by processor


Internal memory

16 GB

Internal memory type


Memory slots


Maximum internal memory

64 GB

Optical drive

Optical drive type

Blu-Ray ROM



Display diagonal

43.9 cm (17.3")

Display resolution

1920 x 1080 pixels

LED backlight
HD type

Full HD

Aspect ratio


Panel type


Ports & interfaces

USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity


HDMI ports quantity


DVI port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports


Headphone outputs


S/PDIF out port
Docking connector
DC-in jack
ExpressCard slot
CardBus PCMCIA slot type
SmartCard slot

Weight & dimensions


3.95 kg


42.3 cm


32.1 cm


3.97 cm


Pointing device


Numeric keypad
Windows keys


Wi-Fi standards

802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Ethernet LAN
Ethernet LAN data rates

10,100,1000 Mbit/s


Total storage capacity

1256 GB

Storage media


Number of hard drives installed


Hard drive capacity

1000 GB

Hard drive interface

Serial ATA III

Number of SSDs installed


Solid-state drive capacity

256 GB

Card reader integrated
Compatible memory cards



Operating system installed

Windows 10 Home

Operating system architecture



Front camera


Battery technology

Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)

Number of battery cells


Battery capacity

6000 mAh


Product type


Colour of product

Black, Red

Form factor



On-board graphics adapter model

Intel® HD Graphics 530

On-board graphics adapter base frequency

350 MHz

On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)

1050 MHz

Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory

1.7 GB

Number of displays supported (on-board graphics)


Discrete graphics adapter model
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version


On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version


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