Acer Predator 17 Hands On And Initial Impressions! The Gaming Monstrosity Is Finally Here!
|Meet the biggest Predator out there|
Acer Predator 17 Specs
CPU: 6th gen Intel Core i7-6700HQ HM170GPU: Integrated Intel HD 530 + 4 GB Nvidia GeForce GTX 980M
Unboxing / Accessories
Inside the box are the Laptop itself, the Power Cord, the Power supply, the extra Cooling Fan and paper documentation.
Build Quality / Design
|The Acer Predator light at the back|
|Full view of the keyboard, showing customizable keys on the left, regular keys on the middle, num keys on the right, power button on top and switchable touch pad below.|
|Here's a closer look at the keyboard with two color backlit (red and blue)|
|One of the good 4 speakers with 2x sub-woofer|
|A view at the exhaust at the back|
|The visible ports on the right|
|The visible ports on the left|
The design aesthetics remind me of a spaceship with intakes for speakers and with the shape contoured to be aggressive and to be sharp. It also has a removable Blueray / DVD player part that can be replaced with an extra cooling system.
|Full view opened|
Note 1: The hinge feels strong and well built as well
Note 2: I noticed at the rubberized matte paint is prone to smudges caused by the natural oil in our hands
Specs and features analysis
The 6th Gen Intel Core i7 processor paired with Intel HD 530 and 4 GB Nvidia GeForce GTX 980M on the other hand gives with desktop grade laptop close to top notch computing experience. It can surely run most of the modern heavy games on middle to top config smoothly, render your edited videos and 3D work with ease. Then that 16 GB of expandable RAM ensures that can give you the best Windows 10 multitasking experience that's future proof at the same time.
The Acer Predator 17 also has 256 GB SDD combined with 1 TB HDD and SD card reader for your added storage. It's also complete with ports from 4x USB port, microphone, 3.5 mm jack, Thunderbolt, full sized HDMI, RJ45 and Display Port 1.2.
Acer also placed a good sound system config in here as the Predator 17 has 4 loudspeakers and 2 sub-woofers to enhance your multimedia / gaming experience.
Note: Initial battery experience gives us 5 - 7 hours of straight usage
As of the moment
One of the best devices in its class so far.
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