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Acer Predator 17X GX-792

Acer Predator 17X GX-792
alaScore 93

14 reviews

Mar, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 14 reviews of Acer Predator 17X GX-792. 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. Reviewers are impressed by the usability. The design is also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some less positive opinions about the performance and price.

design, usability

price, performance

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Acer Predator 17X GX-792 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Sebastian Bade (

Acer Predator 17 X (7820HK, FHD, GTX 1080) Laptop Review


It's getting hot! The Acer Predator X is the extremely powerful "luxury edition" of the regular Predator 17. Are the components well-balanced and is the performance sufficient for a spot in our Top 10 ranking?

illuminated keyboard (4 zones) ; good port layout ; IPS display with G-Sync ; USB 3.1 Gen. 2 incl. Thunderbolt ; very high system performance ; convincing gaming performance ; good build quality ; good input devices ; macro keys ; PCIe-SSD

battery is drained under heavy load (mains) ; CPU & GPU throttling under maximum load ; no optical drive ; heavy power adapter

The Predator 17 X is a good alternative to the "regular" Predator 17, even though Acer did not fix all the drawbacks. There is definitely no criticism for the performance: The Intel Core i7-7820HK is a good fit for the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080. We can...

Mar, 2017

Product Specifications


Audio decoders:Dolby Audio Premium
Built-in audio decoders:Dolby Audio Premium
Built-in Microphone:Y / Yes
Built-in subwoofer:Y / Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2 / 4


Battery Capacity:6000 / 88
Battery capacity (Watt hours):88
Battery life (max):3
Battery performance:6000
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery voltage:14.8
Number of battery cells:8


Front camera:Y
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Front camera signal format:720p


Color of product:Black / Black, Red
Form Factor:Clamshell
Market positioning:Gaming
Product type:Notebook


3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:17.3
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080 / 3840 x 2160
Display surface:Matt
HD type:4K Ultra HD / Full HD
LED backlight:Y / Yes
Panel type:IPS
Touch screen: No

Energy Management

AC adapter power:230 / 330


Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:8
Discrete graphics adapter model:NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR5X
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory: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:12.0
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1050 / 1100
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x591B
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 630 / Intel® HD Graphics 530
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4


Full-size keyboard: Yes
Island-style keyboard:Y
Keyboard backlit:Y
Keyboard Layout:AZERTY
Keyboard type:AZERTY
Numeric keypad:Y / Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys:Y / Yes


Internal memory:16 / 32
Internal memory type:DDR4-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:64
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):64
Memory clock speed:2133 / 2400
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout:2 x 16 / 2 x 8
Memory layout (slots x size):2 x 16 / 2 x 8
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM / 4x SO-DIMM


3G:N / No
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.1
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: 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 802.11a,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 bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC
Power cord included: Yes

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
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in:Y / Yes
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


AC adapter power:230 / 330


Bus type:DMI3
Chipset:Intel HM175
Conflict Free processor:Y
ECC supported by processor:N
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM175
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 1x8+2x4, 2x8 / 1x16,1x8,2x4,2x8
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor:i7-7700HQ / i7-7820HK
Processor boost frequency:3.8 / 3.9
Processor cache:6 / 8
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Kaby Lake
Processor cores:4
Processor family:7th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i7-7xxx
Processor frequency:2.7 / 2.8 / 2.9
Processor lithography:14
Processor model:i7-7700HQ / i7-7820HK
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor series:Intel Core i7-7700 Mobile Series / Intel Core i7-7800 Mobile Series
Processor threads:8
System bus data transfer rate:8
System bus rate:8
Thermal Design Power (TDP):45

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
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y
Intel Flex Memory Access:Y / Yes
Intel HD Graphics:Y
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):Y
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N / No
Intel TSX-NI:N / Y
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y / Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y
Intel® OS Guard:Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Smart Response Technology:Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y
Processor ARK ID:97185 / 97464
Processor package size:42 x 28
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0,SSE4.1,SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y


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


Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 10 Home
Trial software:Microsoft Office 2016


Card reader integrated:Y / Yes
Compatible memory cards:SD
Hard disk rotational speed:5400 / 7200
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 2000
Hard Drive Interface:SATA / SATA III
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400 / 7200
Host interface:SATA / SATA III
Number of hard drives installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:1000 / 256 / 512
Solid-state drive interface:PCI Express / Serial ATA III
Solid-state drive interfaces:PCI Express / Serial ATA III
Storage media:HDD+SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1256 / 1512 / 2000 / 2512

Weight & Dimensions

Height:1.77 / 1.8
Height (front):1.56 / 1.77
Height (rear):1.77
Weight:10 / 9.92