Acer Predator 17 X (GX-792) - Specs

HDD/SSD
up to 512GB SSD + up to 1000GB HDD
M.2 Slot
1x 2280 PCIe NVMe (M key) + 1x 2280 PCIe NVMe (B key) + 1x 22110 PCIe NVMe (B key)
RAM
up to 32GB
OS
Windows 10 Home
Battery
88.8Wh, Li-Ion, 8-cell , 6000 mAh, 8-cell
Dimensions
423 x 322 x 45 mm (16.65" x 12.68" x 1.77")
Weight
4.55 kg (10 lbs)
Body material
fiberglass, plastic
Ports and connectivity
  • 1x USB Type-C 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2), Thunderbolt 3, DisplayPort, HDMI
  • 3x USB Type-A 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)
  • 1x USB Type-A 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1), Sleep and Charge
  • HDMI
  • Displayport full
  • Card reader SD
  • Ethernet LAN Killer Ethernet E2400 10/100/1000
  • Wi-Fi Killer Wireless-AC 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 optional
  • Microphone
  • Speakers 4x Stereo Speakers + Subwoofer
  • Optical drive
  • Security Lock slot

 

Display Profiles

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).

Now the profile has a higher color temperature which makes is suitable for working through the whole day (not only at night) and simulates paper so the pressure on the eyes is greatly reduced.

Pro Tip: As the Health-Guard profile simulates paper and has as accurate as possible colors, it could be a great tool for prepress designers!

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

Design and Gaming

The second profile type is Design and Gaming – it combines our previous “Web Design” and “Gaming and Movie Nights” profiles in one, so it’s aimed at designers who work with colors professionally, and for games and movies as well (or maybe you’re a designer who likes to relax with some games or movies from time to time?).

“Design and Gaming” takes display panels to their limits, making them as accurate as possible in the sRGB IEC61966-2-1 standard for Web and HDTV, at white point D65.

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

Just as our previous Gaming profile, this one also regulates the first steps out of black so you can have even faster reflexes when playing in dark virtual environments…or just see everything in the darkest scenes in movies.

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

Office Work

The third profile is Office Work and it should be used mostly by users who spend most of the time looking at pieces of text, tables or just surfing.

Office Work aims to deliver better distinctness and clarity by keeping a flat gamma curve (2.20), native color temperature and perceptually accurate colors.

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Office Work Profile

You’ll find more information about the profiles HERE.

 

Buy our profiles for AUO B173ZAN01.0 / 17.3”, 4K UHD (3840 x 2160), IPS

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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.

$4.98
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All
$9.99
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CPU Performance comparison

Here you can find the price/performance difference between all the CPUs that come in the Acer Predator 17 X (GX-792) series.

Results are from the Cinebench 11 CPU test (the higher the score, the better)
Results are from the Cinebench 15 CPU test (the higher the score, the better)
Results are from the NovaBench 3.0 CPU test (the higher the score, the better)
Results are from our Photoshop benchmark test (the lower the score, the better)

 

Acer Predator 17 X (GX-792) in-depth review

The updated extreme version of the Predator 17 is finally here! And the changes the GX-792 brings are well worth noting. The overclockable CPU this time is the brand new Intel Core i7-7820HK from the Kaby Lake generation paired with up to 64GB DDR4-2133 (no changes here) and NVIDIA's top-shelf GeForce GTX 1080 GPU. This means considerably more horsepower under the hood and less heat - in theory - from the Pascal-based graphics card. We will make sure to check that out, especially while runni[...]

Read the full review

Pros

  • Excellent build quality
  • Good customizable RGB LED keyboard and touchpad
  • Supports up to three M.2 PCIe NVMe SSDs (2x 2280 1x 22110)
  • Uncompromising desktop-grade performance and an excellent cooling design to support it
  • Impeccable image quality of the IPS panel + support for G-Sync
  • No PWM across all brightness levels
  • Stays competitive in terms of pricing (might not be true for some regions)

Cons

  • Heavy (4.5 kg) and thick (45 mm) + big charging brick
  • Overcrowded with connectors on the right side
  • No iGPU resulting in poor battery life

 

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