Acer Predator 15 (G9-591-70XR) Super Gaming Laptop Review

January 25, 2016
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Acer Predator 15 (G9-591-70XR) should be everything a gamer wants: a quality display, high-end processor, solid-state drive and best of all, a powerful dedicated graphics engine. It’s a very sweet rig for a player, but there’s one downside to this: the computer cost is huge. Let me tell you if this Acer is actually worth it…

Suitable for gaming?

Hell yeah, this Acer was made for gaming. It has GeForce GTX980M, a player-oriented graphics card with 4GB dedicated GGDR5 memory. Everything will be smooth with it; for example GTA 5 you can play with ultra details and 1080p and get over 40 frames per second. The Witcher 3 isn’t much worse, with similar settings you’ll get 30-40 FPS.

How about general performance?

It’s not hard to guess, this computer rocks for any kind of use. There’s a processor called Intel Core i7-6700HQ inside; it runs on a 2.6GHz clock speed and has a 3.5GHz turbo feature too. Core amount is four. It does an excellent job in benchmarks, getting around 8000 points in CPU Mark. Not many other processors can reach anywhere close that.

Acer Predator 15 (G9-591-70XR) features 16GB memory, the DDR4 type. I think it comes on two 8GB modules, leaving other two slots on the system free. Maximum memory is anyway a whopping 64GB, but not even a heavyweight gamer would need that much.

A 256GB solid-state drive (M.2, SATA 3) is what you’re getting for storage here. On top of that, there’s 1TB 7200RPM hard drive included. It’s a great combination, giving you both performance and raw storage. Both drives can of course be replaced in case you want to.

Ports and connections

Acer Predator 15 (G9-591-70XR) seems to include four USB 3.0 ports, but in addition there’s also the modern USB 3.1 Type C connector that supports, among other things, Thunderbolt 3. Other video outputs are a full-size HDMI and DisplayPort.

The disc drive is a nice one here, a Blu-Ray burner. Of course it also works with CDs and DVDs. In case you need it, SD card slot is available as well.

Fast networking interfaces are included: a 1000Mbps RJ-45 connector for cables and dual-band 2×2 802.11ac WiFi card for wireless networking and Bluetooth 4.1.

Webcam resolution is 1280×720, it’s suitable for video chatting using Skype.

Other noteworthy things

People have been saying good things about the display of Acer Predator 15 (G9-591-70XR), and no wonder why: the 15.6″ screen sports Full HD support and IPS panel, giving closer to 180 degree viewing angles and realistic color reproduction. The display is not touch sensitive, but that’s not often a high priority for gamers.

Running time is never great in these heavyweight gaming laptops, the 8-cell battery won’t likely give more than 1.5-2 hours gameplay time. However, surfing the web and other lighter activities are good for 4 hours with a single charge.

Operating system is pre-loaded here, it’s the Windows 10 Home (64-bit).

The keyboard has a red backlight, although you should be able to change the color with included application.


Indeed Acer Predator 15 (G9-591-70XR) is everything a player can ask for, all games are highly playable and lag should not occur even on maximum settings and Full HD resolution. Naturally, running all software and programs will be a smooth sail too. But it all costs, a lot, and some more. That’s why I can only recommend this Acer for the most avid gamers who won’t settle for anything but the best. If that is you, then going for this laptop would make perfect sense.

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