Will the Acer Predator 17 catch its prey? We put this gaming laptop through its paces.
cer doesn’t have a long history in gaming laptops. The company has released several laptops with discrete graphics in the past, but the company’s serious foray into dedicated gaming laptops didn’t occur until 2015 with the announcement of its Predator series. The Predator laptop repertoire is still small, with only the Predator 15, 17, and 17X models in various configurations, but if Acer’s activity since this year’s CES is any indication, we wouldn’t be surprised to see more Predator laptops.
We’re starting our own foray into the Acer gaming laptop treasure chest with the Predator 17, which happens to be an Intel Skylake model from late 2016. We do have our first Intel Kaby Lake gaming laptop on the test bench right now, so stay tuned.