Acer Predator 17X – release date, specs and prices

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Acer dropped a huge bomb at its press conference with the announcement of their new Predator gaming products. Arguably, that was the most interesting part of the whole event, especially when testing out the VR capabilities and all the new features the extreme version of the Predator 17 has to offer. We say it’s the extreme version because the company is planning to keep its current Predator laptop lineup and launch the 17X alongside.

That’s because it’s aimed at another audience – high-end gaming enthusiasts. So packing an unlocked CPU and GPU for overclocking and a desktop-class graphics card, the Predator 17X will surely break your bank by how much exactly? Up until now, we have information regarding the starting price of the product – $2 799 (€2499 for EU and ¥39,999 for China), but with what specs? We asked around a bit and found out that Acer is still working on the exact configurations but the base model will most likely go only with one 2.5-inch HDD 16GB of RAM and the Full HD IPS panel. The CPU and GPU remain the same in all models. Also, the laptop is expected to hit the market sometime around July.

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So if you want the super-fast M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD included in your configuration, you better save up some money. Still, though the desktop-class performance in this form factor was expectedly expensive, especially if you opt for the triple RAID 0 M.2 SATA SSD configuration, which will surely burn a hole in your pocket. Besides the hardware, the Predator 17X bring some other cool features along the way so make sure you check them out here and below you will find detailed specs of the new laptop.

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Specs sheet

Some of the specs may differ depending on your region.


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CPU Intel Core i7-6700HQ (4-core, 2.60 – 3.50 GHz, 6MB cache) / Intel Core i7-6820HK (4-core, 2.70 – 3.60 GHz, 8MB cache)
RAM up to 64GB of DDR4-2133
GPU NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 (4GB GDDR5)
HDD/SSD 2.5-inch HDD + up to 3x M.2 SATA RAID 0 (or M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD)
Display 17.3-inch – Full HD (1920×1080) IPS, matte / 17.3-inch – Ultra HD (3840×2160) IPS, matte
Optical drive yes
Features
  • Native G-Sync support
  • Three cooling fans
  • Programmable keyboard RGB LED backlight
  • VR-ready
  • CPU and GPU oveclocking
Battery up to 3 hours
Thickness 44.95 mm (1.75″)
Weight 4.55 kg (10.01 lbs)

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David
David
6 years ago

Thank you for the news. By the way, why does the search function no longer work with the new website layout?

Rossen Pandev
6 years ago
Reply to  David

It works, at least for me. What’s seems to be the problem with your experience?

David
David
6 years ago
Reply to  Rossen Pandev

You are correct, the problem was on my end (ad blocker). Thank you very much. Also, on this Predator 17 X model the WASD and arrow keys are marked in red, but the Predator G9-592/G9-792 models are marked in white and work better with the RGB backlit keyboard, while the Predator G9-591/G9-791 models are marked in red and have the red, blue backlit keyboard. What is Acer doing?

Simeon Nikolov
Admin
6 years ago
Reply to  David

Sounds like experimenting in the designer’s department 🙂 P.S. We will kindly appreciate if you would add us to your ad blocker’s white list – we have tried to position them so that they won’t disturb your reading experience at all, but after all, that’s how we pay the bills and stay independent and unbiased 🙂

H Valentine
H Valentine
6 years ago

This thing is looking to be a beast

Simeon Nikolov
Admin
6 years ago
Reply to  H Valentine

Yes, it’s definitely a beast 🙂 We didn’t have the chance to test it in detail at the event in New York, but we expect it soon in our office and laboratory, so stay tuned for our in-depth review.

Nikhil
Nikhil
6 years ago
Reply to  Simeon Nikolov

Hi,

Just wondering when Predator 17x GTX980 gaming laptop be available in Sydney, Australia.

Looking for:

Model Name: GX-791-73FH
Part Number: NH.Q12AA.001

Please email me back @ [email protected]

Thanks
Nikhil Momin

None
None
6 years ago

Hi

I just have some questions, for example, who is the best laptop, Acer Predator 17 or Acer predator 17x ?
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email me back [email protected]

Thanks bro