Acer Predator 15 G9-591(-70VM, -70XR, -74KN) 15.6″ Gaming Notebook – Full HD, Intel i7, Nvidia 970M / 980M, Windows 10

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The Acer Predator 15 G9-591 is a gaming laptop PC with a 15.6-inch Full HD display, powerful Nvidia graphics, a high-end Intel quad-core processor, large RAM and storage capacities, and Windows 10 Home OS.

The 15.6″ 1080p anti-glare screen the Acer Predator 15 G9-591 is available in two variants – with TN panel technology or IPS tech for much wider viewing angles. Touch support isn’t available. The screen and game rendering is managed by the Nvidia GeForce GTX 970M 3GB or GTX 980M 4GB, belonging to the top of Nvidia’s video card lineup. That means smooth gameplays on highest settings and Full HD resolution, with the 980M providing more headroom for fluid gaming on multiple display setups. The included CPU is the 6th Generation Intel Core i7-6700HQ quad-core, which is one of the fastest laptop processors. It can easily crunch games and demanding computing tasks. For heavy multitasking you can get either 16GB or 32GB of DDR4 system memory. Data storage system is robust, too. The laptop combines a traditional 1-Terabyte hard drive with up to 512GB of solid state drive for both large storage capacity and fast program loading and read / write speeds. Furthermore, the notebook features a DVD drive or a Blu-ray combo drive.

There area three Predator 15 configurations available in the US at the time of this writing:

  • The G9-591-70VM with a TN screen, GTX 970M card, 16GB of RAM, 128GB SSD, and DVD drive.
  • The G9-591-70XR with TN, GTX 980M, 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD, and Blu-ray drive.
  • The G9-591-74KN with IPS display, GTX 980M, 32GB RAM, 512GB SSD, and Blu-ray drive.

Acer Predator 15 G9-591(-70VM, -70XR, -74KN) 15.6-inch Full HD Gaming Notebook (Windows 10) 2

The rest of the specifications is identical on all three models. The Predator ProZone keyboard features backlight with four customizable backlight zones, as well as programmable keys and dedicated macro keys. We applaud Acer for using real physical buttons on the trackpad instead of integrated ones.

For audio reproduction, Acer’s Predator 15 is equipped with SoundPound 2.1 system, which is based on stereo speakers, a subwoofer and Dolby Audio surround sound. Video conferencing is enabled via a built-in 720p webcam.

For Internet and online gaming, there are 802.11AC wireless and Gigabit LAN network interfaces, optimized by Killer technology for reduced network related lags in games.

The Acer Predator 15 G9-591(-70VM, -70XR, -74KN) supports three-way external display output via provided HDMI, DisplayPort, and USB-C ports. USB-C also supports Thunderbolt 3 standard for rapid communication with compatible external devices. Furthermore, there are four classic USB 3.0 ports, separate microphone and headphones audio jacks instead of a single combo port, an SD media card reader, and Bluetooth.

Acer Predator 15 G9-591(-70VM, -70XR, -74KN)

The laptop features a robust dual-fan cooling system with rear vents and dust protection. An interesting cooling feature is an exclusive extra Cooler Master-made fan which can be put in the in the optical disk bay for additional air flow.

The included battery has 8-cells and 6000 mAh capacity, enough for “up to six hours” of battery life.

With a weight of 7.5 pounds and 1.5″ thickness, the Predator 15 G9-591(-70VM, -70XR, -74KN) is quite bulky. That’s, however, expected for such a feature-loaded notebook.

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Specifications of the Acer Predator 15 G9-591(-70VM, -70XR, -74KN)

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Screen Size


Screen Resolution

1920×1080 pixels (Full HD)



Other Display Specs

Anti-glare coating
IPS (wide) or TN (limited) viewing angles – depending on configuration

Processor (CPU)

Intel Core i7-6700HQ 6th Gen Skylake quad-core 2.6-3.5GHz 6MB cache (~8,000 PassMark CPU benchmark points)

Graphics (GPU)

Nvidia GeForce GTX 970M "Maxwell" 3GB GDDR5 Dedicated Video Card
Nvidia GeForce GTX 980M "Maxwell" 4GB GDDR5 Dedicated Video Card

System Memory (RAM)



1000GB (1TB) HDD + 128GB SSD
1000GB (1TB) HDD + 256GB SSD
1000GB (1TB) HDD + 512GB SSD

DVD Optical Drive

DVD writer
Blu-ray / DVD combo drive


Backlit keyboard with numeric pad
Multi-touch trackpad with physical buttons

Speakers and Audio

Stereo speakers with subwoofer
Separate mic and headphones audio jacks





Ethernet LAN


Mobile Broadband (3G, 4G LTE)





1 x USB-C
4 x USB 3.0

Video Ports

1 x DisplayPort
1 x HDMI

Media Card Reader

Yes (SD card reader)

Other Features

Thunderbolt 3.0 technology


"Up to 6 hours" of battery life
8-Cell 6000 mAh


7.5 pounds







Windows Version

Windows 10 Home



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