• CPU: Intel Core i7-6820HK (@ 4 GHz)
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 (8GB GDDR5)
  • Display: 17.3”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), IPS
  • Storage: 512.00GB SSD + 1000.00GB HDD
  • RAM: 32GB DDR4
  • Weight: 4.55 kg (10 lbs)

Acer Predator 17 X (GX-791) - Specs

CPU Performance #2
  • AMD Ryzen 7 1700 38.1%
  • Intel Core i7-6820HK (@ 4 GHz)
  • Intel Core i7-7820HK (@ 3.8GHz) 2.8%
  • Intel Core i7-7920HQ 4.8%
  • Intel Core i7-7820HK 4.8%
GPU Performance #11
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (6GB GDDR5)
  • NVIDIA Quadro P4000 (8GB GDDR5)
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 (8GB GDDR5)
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (3GB GDDR5)
  • AMD Radeon RX 580 (4GB GDDR5) (Laptop)
Display
17.3”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), IPS
panel 1
LG LP173WF4-SPF2
Color accuracy 4.4 -> 3.1
HDD/SSD
512GB SSD (RAID 0) + 1TB HDD, 7200 rpm
M.2 Slot
1x 2280 PCIe NVMe (M key) + 1x 2280 PCIe NVMe (B key) + 1x 22110 PCIe NVMe (B key)
RAM
32GB DDR4
OS
Windows 10 Home
Battery
6000 mAh, 8-cell
Body material
Plastic, Fiberglass
Dimensions
423 x 322 x 45 mm (16.65" x 12.68" x 1.77")
Weight
4.55 kg (10 lbs)
Ports and connectivity
  • USB
  • HDMI 1
  • Card reader SD
  • Ethernet LAN Killer Ethernet E2400 10/100/1000
  • Wi-Fi Killer Double Shot Pro 1535 802.11ac, 2x2 MU-MIMO (2.4GHz / 5GHz)
  • Bluetooth 4.1
  • Audio jack 2x 3.5mm audio jacks
Features
  • Fingerprint reader
  • Web camera 720p HD Webcam
  • Backlit keyboard
  • Microphone
  • Speakers 4x Speakers + Subwoofer
  • Optical drive
  • Security Lock slot

DISPLAY: 17.3-inch, 1920 x 1080, IPS

Name LG LP173WF4-SPF2
Diagonal 17.3"
Pixel density 127.34 ppi
Brightness 346 cd/m2
sRGB 90%
Panel Type IPS
Resolution 1920 x 1080
Becomes "Retina" from 27 inches (69 cm)
Contrast 1100:1
dE Color Checker 4.4 3.1
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Health-Guard

The first and most important profile (in our opinion) is the Health-Guard – when being used with our LM Profiles application, Health-Guard eliminates the harmful Pulse-Width Modulation (PWM) and reduces the negative Blue Light which affects our eyes and body.

Since it’s custom tailored for every panel, it manages to keep the colors perceptually accurate (they may seem strange at first but after a few minutes our brain will start recognizing them as accurate ones – that’s how Health-Guard differs from alternatives like f.lux).

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Health-Guard Profile

Office Work and Web Design

The second profile type is Office Work and Web Design. Business tasks are various, most often related to a set of office-targeted applications. Sometimes, working outside is necessary. In such cases color accuracy is paramount, but so is image clarity, brightness, contrast etc. A piece of text must be legible, graphics and histograms must be clear. All of this is precisely what this profile is for. If you’re doing office work, web design, or simply value color accuracy when browsing the Internet, this is the profile to use!

It’s important to note that not all displays are suited for Web design – our profiles can not compensate for insufficient sRGB coverage (most TN panels have this problem), so you you might want to check our detailed color tests in the respective product reviews we’ve done if you want to use the machine for professional work.

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Design & Gaming Profile

Gaming and Movie Nights

Gaming is among the main driving forces for the fast clip of hardware development. Gamers are well-aware of the fact that a poor image can ruin the entire experience.

The same goes for watching movies. Imagine sitting down for a nice movie after a long day, and barely making out what’s on the screen. The ‘Gaming and movie night’ profile can make a huge difference. We strongly recommend you use it, since it’s gamma curve is specifically tuned to reveal details in the dark sections of the image.

Here’s what this amounts to:

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Design & Gaming Profile

You’ll find more information about the profiles HERE.

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Office work and web design

Office work / Web design

If your field is office work or web design, or you just want your monitor's color set to be as accurate as possible for the Internet color space, this profile will prove to be useful.

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Gaming or movie nights

Gaming or Movie nights

We developed this profile especially for occasions on which you spend a lot of time in front of your monitor with some games or watching movies – it will be easier for you to discern fine nuances in the dark.

$4.97
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Health protection

Health-Guard

This profile reduces the negative impact of pulsation and the blue spectrum, securing your eyes and body. You still get a pitch-perfect color image, albeit slightly warmer.

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Acer Predator 17 X (GX-791) in-depth review

We've been waiting for so long for laptops to catch up with desktops when it comes to raw performance and it seems that the time has almost come. Aside from some MSI models equipped with desktop-grade GPUs and ASUS' - frankly failed - attempt to offer desktop-like experience with the GX700, now comes the Predator 17X - an extreme modification of the normal Predator 17 with super-powerful GTX 980 and unlocked Core i7-6820HK. We do have to note, though, that the ASUS GX800 is a newly announced[...]

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Pros

  • Aggressive, cool and rigid chassis
  • Updated keyboard and touchpad with better LED backlight but keeps the same ergonomics
  • Healthy port distribution with wide range of connectivity options including DisplayPort and USB-C 3.1
  • Excellent IPS panel with 75Hz refresh rate + G-Sync support
  • No PWM across all brightness levels
  • Desktop-grade performance with overclocking capabilities...
  • ...and good cooling system to support it
  • Supports up to three M.2 PCIe NVMe SSDs or three M.2 SATA SSDs in RAID 0 array

Cons

  • Extraordinary bulky and heavy including the charger
  • Doesn't have integrated graphics and thus sub-par battery life

CPU Performance: Intel Core i7-6820HK (@ 4 GHz)

GPU Performance: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 (8GB GDDR5)

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