5 things I love about Acer Predator Gaming Laptop

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5 things I love about Acer Predator Gaming Laptop

5 things I love about Acer Predator Gaming Laptop

Earlier this month, Acer had a launch event with a series of products introduced to Malaysians. It was in the morning of 14th December 2015 where Acer Predator Gaming Laptop was officially launched in Malaysia.

5 things I love about Acer Predator Gaming Laptop

5 things I love about Acer Predator Gaming Laptop

Having known that I’ll be able to review one Acer Predator 15 Gaming Laptop myself, I did a bit of Google search online and was welcomed with tons of positive reviews from international media. Designed and built with Gamers First in mind, the Acer Predator 15 and 17 was just unveiled not too long ago in September at IFA 2015 that was held in Berlin.

The very first thing I noticed when I was reading up more info online was the specs Acer offered through Acer Predator Gaming Laptop series is impressive. Putting specs aside, the appearance and design looks pretty superb too!

So let’s start off with the 5 things I loved about Acer Predator 15 in no particular order!

5 things I love about Acer Predator Gaming Laptop

5 things I love about Acer Predator Gaming Laptop

No. 1 – Uniquely designed cooling fan by Cooler Master x Acer
I was particularly attracted to this very special feature when I was reading initial reviews by media outlets that attended IFA 2015. Working together with Cooler Master to produce this exact component, Acer calls it Predator FrostCore and it’s a (swappable with the optical drive) cooling fan that will keep the laptop’s temperature at minimum. This will definitely enhance your gaming experience if you’re a hardcore gamer not being worry about your device getting heated up.

Based on my personal testing, applying the component allows the laptop to be 4-5 degrees celcius lower. System temperature could be monitored with the preloaded PredatorSense software utility. The Predator CoolBoost will increase the machine’s fan speed, including the Predator FrostCore, which is a swappable fan that comes along with the gaming laptop.

5 things I love about Acer Predator Gaming Laptop

5 things I love about Acer Predator Gaming Laptop

No 2 – Optimised Bandwidth with Wireless X Lan Cable
Acer Predator comes with this trademarked feature named the Killer DoubleShot™ Pro that allows you to prioritise and optimise bandwidth with both wireless network and Lan cable at play. This means that you can have a wireless internet connection (Eg: YES 4G) and a Lan cable connection (Eg : TM UniFi) at home and utilise both connection for your needs. Again, this is something a hardcore gamer would love to have especially if you’re on to online gaming that requires an extremely stable connection line.

5 things I love about Acer Predator Gaming Laptop

No. 3 – Superb Surround Sound System
What’s awesome gaming without a good sound system? Of course, Acer Predator got that covered. The Predator 17 comes with 4.2 (4 speaker 2 subwoofer) and Predator 15 comes with 2.1 (2 speaker 1 subwoofer) Dolby Audio™ surround sound altogether in Acer’s latest gaming laptop. This is something I really love to have during gaming sessions, having the audio experience to enhance my gaming time is really a huge satisfaction.

5 things I love about Acer Predator Gaming Laptop

5 things I love about Acer Predator Gaming Laptop

5 things I love about Acer Predator Gaming Laptop

No. 4 – Comfortable Gaming Controls
To be frank, since I entered the working industry I don’t really do gaming that often already. However, I know the importance of macros that allows you to execute a specific action in your favourite game in split seconds. On top of the well built matte body Acer Predator Gaming Laptop has, you’ll be delighted with comfort you have on the keyboard too. By default, both red and blue lights are featured beneath the keyboard and it’s super cool to have them. A few days usage of the keyboard on Acer Predator 15 makes me really comfortable be it doing basic web surfing tasks or extensively applying WASD keys in-game. The spaces between the keys are just nice and I have zero complaints on the keys itself.

5 things I love about Acer Predator Gaming Laptop

For your information, PredatorSense offers intelligent gaming keyboard control/customisation including keyboard macros and lighting controls. On the other hand, Predator ProZone Keyboard features precise accuracy, four customisable backlight zones and programmable macro profiles you can share with your team.

5 things I love about Acer Predator Gaming Laptop

No. 5 – G-SYNC™ monitor compatible
You can up your game by having 3 monitors for your gaming pleasure as Acer Predator laptops support up to three monitors providing more immersive gaming or enhanced multi-tasking and YES, that include one NVIDIA® G-SYNC™ monitor! While the display has a 1920 x 1080 Full HD resolution, it does not support Nvidia’s G-Sync – a technology that reduces screen tearing and stutter. This is where Acer Predator’s powerful GeForce graphics chip comes in as it supports G-Sync, so you can still enable it by connecting the laptop to an external NVIDIA® G-Sync monitor. Awesome no?

5 things I love about Acer Predator Gaming Laptop

No. 6 – Top class specifications
Featuring Windows 10 (the best version of Windows so far) that comes along with the gaming laptop, the Acer Predator boast high-end specs every gamer would drool at. The processor is one of the best processors in the market now with an awesome graphic chip too. More info below :

Acer Predator 15
Display : 15.6-inch Full HD 1920×1080 IPS TFT Display
OS : Windows 10 Home 64-bit
Processor : Intel Core i7-6700HQ Processor
Memory : 24GB DDR4 RAM (8GB x 3, upgradable to 16GB DDR4 x 4)
Storage : 256GB M.2 SSD (128GB x 2 Raid0) + 1 TB SATA HDD (7200 RPM)
Graphics : NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M with 4GB dedicated GDDR5 VRAM
Audio : Optimized Dolby Audio Premium sound enhancement

5 things I love about Acer Predator Gaming Laptop

Acer Predator 17
Display : 17.3-inch Full HD 1920×1080 IPS TFT Display
OS : Windows 10 Home 64-bit
Processor : Intel Core i7-6700HQ Processor
Memory : 16GB DDR4 RAM (8GB x 2, upgradable to 16GB DDR4 x 4)
Storage : 256GB M.2 SSD (128GB x 2 Raid0) + 1 TB SATA HDD (7200 RPM)
Graphics : NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M with 4GB dedicated GDDR5 VRAM
Audio : Optimized Dolby Audio Premium sound enhancement

Did I enjoy to the fullest in the period I’m able to play around with Acer Predator 15? You bet I did! I actually played The Witcher 3 and Fallout 4 with this gaming laptop and boy I enjoyed myself so much with it. In both games, I pushed the graphic settings to the max and switched the laptop to performance mode. The experience blew me off and this is actually the first time I’m able to fully go through a two best games in recent times that I can push up the graphics from the comfort of my home + I can do so everyday within the period I’m allowed to review the device. Sweet, too bad I’ve passed the period where I can do gaming every single day!

5 things I love about Acer Predator Gaming Laptop

5 things I love about Acer Predator Gaming Laptop

5 things I love about Acer Predator Gaming Laptop

Predator 15 is priced between RM6,999 – RM8,999 whereas Predator 17 is priced between RM7,999 – RM10,999.

If you’re interested to get yourself an unit, do check them out here!

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