• CPU: Intel Core i7-7820HK
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (8GB GDDR5X)
  • Display: 17.3”, 4K UHD (3840 x 2160), IPS
  • Storage: 512GB SSD + 1000GB HDD
  • RAM: 32GB DDR4
  • Weight: 4.55 kg (10 lbs)

Acer Predator 17 X (GX-792) - Specs

CPU Performance #12
  • Intel Core i7-7920HQ 0.1%
  • Intel Core i7-7820HK (@ 3.8GHz) 2%
  • Intel Core i7-7820HK
  • Intel Core i7-8550U 1%
  • Intel Xeon E3-1505M v6 1.7%
GPU Performance #4
  • 2x NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (8GB GDDR5, SLI) 27.1%
  • 2x NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (8GB GDDR5X, SLI) 44.7%
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (8GB GDDR5X)
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 (Laptop) 4%
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q 6.9%
17.3”, 4K UHD (3840 x 2160), IPS
panel 1
AUO B173ZAN01.0
Color accuracy 4.7 -> 1.1
512GB SSD + 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)
6000 mAh, 8-cell
Body material
fiberglass, plastic
423 x 322 x 45 mm (16.65" x 12.68" x 1.77")
4.55 kg (10 lbs)
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
  • Fingerprint reader
  • Web camera 720p HD Webcam
  • Backlit keyboard
  • Microphone
  • Speakers 4x Stereo Speakers + Subwoofer
  • Optical drive
  • Security Lock slot

DISPLAY: 17.3-inch, 3840 x 2160, IPS

Name AUO B173ZAN01.0
Diagonal 17.3"
Pixel density 254.67 ppi
Brightness 388 cd/m2
sRGB 100%
PWM frequency No PWM (Flicker-Free)
Panel Type IPS
Resolution 3840 x 2160
Becomes "Retina" from 14 inches (34 cm)
Contrast 1030:1
dE Color Checker 4.7 1.1
PWM Rating 10.0: (safe)
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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

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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.

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Health protection


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-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[...]

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  • 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)


  • 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

CPU Performance: Intel Core i7-7820HK

Results are from the Cinebench 15 CPU test (the higher the score, the better)
Results are from the Fritz chess benchmark (the higher the score, the better)
Results are from our Photoshop benchmark test (the lower the score, the better)

GPU Performance: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (8GB GDDR5X)

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