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Acer Predator 17 X (GX-791 series)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 10 reviews of Acer Predator 17 X (GX-791 series). The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Comments about the design and durability are overall positive. The screen and sound are also mentioned favorably. The energy efficiency and portability get critical reviews.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Acer Predator 17 X (GX-791 series) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: Steven Wong (techradar.com)

Acer Predator 17 X review

 

A monster gaming notebook that's almost ready for 4K

Loaded to the max with features ; 4K resolution G-sync screen ; Relatively quiet cooling fans

High price for last gen video card ; Annoyingly loud power-on sound ; Extremely long battery recharge time

This is Acer's most powerful gaming laptop yet with the cooling system to prove it – but it'll cost you dearly.

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: (laptopmag.com)

Acer Predator 17 X

 

How much power is too much in a gaming laptop? Trick question, there's no such thing as too much power. That's why the Acer Predator 17 X (starting at $2,699, reviewed at $2,999) is a great investment. Outfitted with an overclockable Intel Core i7...

Apr, 2017

Expert review by: Jerry Jackson (NotebookReview.com)

Acer Predator 17 X Review: 4K for Gamers

 

The Acer Predator 17 X packs a desktop-class graphics card, impressive 4K display, blazing fast quad-core processor and and even faster SSD.

Extremely good performance ; 4K display and VR-ready ; Keyboard feels amazing ; Great speakers ; Excellent heat venting

Dim keyboard backlight ; Low-quality webcam ; Thick and heavy for a single GTX 980

Overall the Acer Predator 17 X is an impressive gaming rig that has plenty to offer people interested in VR games. Sure, this isn’t a budget gaming PC, but there are many notebooks in the same $2,500-$3,000 price range that can’t power the HTC Vive or...

Sep, 2016

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Expert review by: Matt Smith (digitaltrends.com)

Acer Predator 17 X review

 

Acer's Predator 17 X is a VR gaming rig disguised as a laptop.

The Acer Predator 17, when we reviewed it last year, won our editor’s choice award. It remains our favorite gaming laptop. The Acer Predator 17 X harnesses many of the same advantages. It’s attractive, well-built, enjoyable to use on a day-to-day...

Aug, 2016

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-In Microphone:Y / Yes

Battery

Battery Capacity:6000
Battery capacity (Watt hours):88
Battery life (max):3
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:8

Camera

Front Camera:Y / Yes

Certificates

Certification:ACPI 5.0

Design

Colour of product:Black
Form factor:Clamshell
Market positioning:Gaming
Product Type:Notebook

Display

3D:N / No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:43.9
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080 / 3840 x 2160
HD type:4K Ultra HD / Full HD
LED Backlight:Y / Yes
Panel Type:IPS
Touchscreen:N / No

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:Y / Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:8
Discrete graphics adapter model:NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR5
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.7 / 64
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of discrete graphics adapters supported:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter:Y / Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:350
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12 / 12.0
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1050
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x191B
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (DisplayPort):4096 x 2304
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (eDP - Integrated Flat Panel):4096 x 2304
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (HDMI):4096 x 2304
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel® HD Graphics 530
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DVI, DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI

Keyboard

Keyboard backlit:Y / Yes
Numeric keypad:Y / Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys:Y / Yes

Memory

Internal Memory:16 / 32 / 64
Internal memory type:DDR4-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:64
Memory layout (slots x size):2 x 16 / 4 x 16
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM / 4x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G:N / No
4G:N / No
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.1
Ethernet LAN:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11ac

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:N / No

Packaging Data

AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Cables included:AC

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port:Y / Yes
DC-in jack:Y / Yes
DisplayPorts quantity:1
Docking connector:N / No
DVI port:N / No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Thunderbolt 3 ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:4
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-C ports quantity:1
USB 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-C ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter power:230 / 330

Processor

Bus type:DMI3
Configurable TDP-down:35
Conflict Free processor:Y / Yes
ECC supported by processor:N / No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:64
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):34.1
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1600,1866,2133 / 1866,2133,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3L-SDRAM, DDR4-SDRAM, LPDDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM, LPDDR3-SDRAM, DDR4-SDRAM
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM170
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 1x8+2x4, 2x8 / 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x16,2x8,1x8+2x4
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor boost frequency:3.5 / 3.6
Processor cache:6 / 8
Processor cache type:Smart Cache / Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Skylake
Processor Cores:4
Processor family:Intel Core i7-6xxx
Processor frequency:2.6 / 2.7
Processor lithography:14
Processor Model:I7-6700HQ / I7-6820HK
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i7-6700 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-6800 Mobile series
Processor Socket:BGA 1440 / BGA1440 / FCBGA1440
Processor threads:8
Stepping:R0
System bus rate:8
Thermal Design Power (TDP):45
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N / No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y / Yes
Execute Disable Bit:Y / Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:14
Idle States:Y / Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access:Y / Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Response Technology version:1.00
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):1 / Yes
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):No / Y / Yes
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:No / Y / Yes
Intel TSX-NI:Y / Yes
Intel TSX-NI version:1.00
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y / Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y / Yes
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT): Yes
Intel® Insider™:Y / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y / Yes
Intel® OS Guard:Y / Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Secure Key:Y / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:88967 / 88969 / I7-6820HK
Processor code:SR2FL / SR2FQ
Processor package size:42
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX 2.0 / SSE4.1,SSE4.2,AVX 2.0
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y / Yes

Security

Cable lock slot:Y / Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Fingerprint Reader:N / No
Password protection:Y / Yes
Password protection type:BIOS, HDD, Supervisor, User

Software

Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 10 / WINDOWS 10 HOME

Storage

Card reader integrated:Y / Yes
Compatible memory cards:SD
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 2000
Hard Drive Interface:SATA
Hard drive speed:5400
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1 / 3
Solid-state drive capacity:1500 / 256 / 512
Solid-state drive interface:PCI Express / Serial ATA III
Storage Media:HDD+SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1256 / 1512 / 2512 / 3500 / 3536

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:32.1 / 32.3 / 321.5
Height :4.5 / 4.57 / 45
Height (front):3.97 / 4.5
Height (rear):3.96 / 3.97 / 4.5
Weight:4.55
Width:42.3 / 42.4 / 423