Acer Predator 17X GX-792-703D is a new extreme gaming laptop from Acer that has been designed just for high-end performance without any compromises. This is the second best model from the 17X series and some say that this is the third most powerful laptop from Acer. This is the best rated gaming laptop that I’ve ever seen.
Acer 17X GX-792-703D comes powered with Intel Core i7-7820HK CPU, the most powerful 7th generation CPU from Intel. It has a quad-core beast with 8 threads, base frequency from 2.9 GHz to 3.9 GHz (max turbo) and 8 MB of cache sizes. This is best of the best mobile processors with the benchmark test score of 10231. So, it allows you to run everything smoothly on it, such as new launched games, 3D rendering software, CAD, movie editing programs, VM software, and else. However, I wish you won’t to overclock the CPU unless you really understand what you’re doing and what the risks or if you really need to do it.
This laptop is also equipped with 32 gigabytes of DDR4 SDRAM installed. And if you think that is not enough then you can add an additional 32 gigabytes of RAM in the form of 2x16GB modules. However, the origin RAM installed is more than enough since it has almost 4 times as much RAM as typical ultrabook. And surely, this laptop will handle everything it with ease such as massive data sets, heavy multitasking, playing a freshly launched game, 3D rendering in no time, etc.
There are 2 storage mediums that also come with Predator 17X GX-792-703D, a 512 GB high speed SATA3 Solid-State Drive and a 1 TB 7200rpm Hard Drive. The SSD is set to host the operating system, important software and games, while The HD is used to keep large media collections and files.
Well, as we can see, Acer 17X GX-792-703D has come with very high performance parameters, more power than we actually need.
On gaming laptop, there is no use to have a best CPU ever without a best graphics.
So, Acer Predator 17X GX-792-703D also comes equipped with a best graphics card, the latest NVIDIA Pascal series 10 graphics card: GeForce GTX 1080 with 8 gigabytes of GDDR5X memory and G-SYNC technology.
This dedicated card is used over the integrated one, Intel HD 630, even when idling. And this makes the whole system quite power hungry.
However, this will let you to be able to play every game you want at highest settings. As well, this help you to use this notebook as a workstation geared toward 3D rendering, illustration, CAD software, animations and so on.
For the display monitor, Acer 17X GX-792-703D features a 17-inches Full HD (1920 x 1080) IPS LED-Backlit display. The colors are rich, vivid, with deep blacks and great viewing angles. This is a wise option than features a 4K displays since the graphics card is not being strained to process both the high resolution and the software/game that may be running. It will keep the laptop cooler in the long run.
These are the available I/O options on Predator 17X GX-792-703D:
•1 x USB-C port
•4 x USB3.0 ports
•1 x HDMI-out port
•1 x Display port
•1 x RJ-45
•1 x Headphones-out
•1 x Microphone-in
•1 x Media card reader
•1 x Built-in HD WebCam
You are able to connect 4 peripherals and output the video towards two 4K monitors. It is cool, isn’t it ?
And for internet connectivity, Acer Predator has some options :
•Killer Ethernet E2400 10/100/1000 Gigabit
•Killer 1535 Dual-Band 2×2 MU-MIMO 802.11ac Wi-FI
This gaming laptop uses the Killer DoubleShot Pro, an interesting technology that enables to use both Ethernet and Wi-Fi at the same time without overlapping. You can choose to run standard traffic programs on Wi-Fi, while leaving the Ethernet open for real time traffic program, such as video streaming, or gaming.
Predator 17X GX-792-703D also comes with some added features to manage heat. Here are the features:
•Predator Dust Defender; this is a technology to prevent stacking of dust by changing the direction of airflow.
•AeroBlade Fan; very thin fan blades to increase fan speed and also to reduce drag and noise.
•Custom-Engineered Cooling; there are three fans to help cooling off the Predator, with the air intake being placed at the front of the laptop.
Acer Predator 17X GX-792-703D weighs 10 pounds and has the dimension of (LxWxH) 16.65 x 12.7 x 1.8 inches. Surely, it is not a nice portable laptop since it is heavy enough to bring. If you plan to travel with it, it is better to get yourself a carry-on luggage. It is not comfortable to bring in a messenger bag, more over handbag. However, it is still comfort to bring it in a backpack.
The battery life at a charge will not last much more than 3 hours. It can be understood since despite it comes with a massive battery pack, 8-cell Li-ion Battery (6000 mash), there are powerful CPU, GPU, large display and multiple fans that are operating at the same time. A fair tradeoff, I think.
At last, Acer Predator 17X GX-792-703D is the most advanced laptop computer that I have ever seen. This is one of the best rated gaming laptop in the market nowadays. It is targeting to the gamers, not professionals workers nor businessmen. But interestingly, it is suitable to both demographics well, thanks to its amazing blend of high-end components, high performance ratings, great screen display and expansive features.
ACER PREDATOR 17X GX-792-703D
|Processor||Intel Core i7-7820HK/Quad Core/2.9GHz/8MB cache|
|RAM||32GB DDR4 SDRAM|
|Storage||512GB SATA3 SSD High Speed
1TB HDD 7200rpm
|Graphics Processor||NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080/8GB GDDR5X VRAM/G-Sync|
|Display||17" Full HD (1920 x 1080) IPS LED-Backlit|
|Interfaces||1 x USB-C port
4 x USB3.0 ports
1 x HDMI-out port
1 x Display port
1 x RJ-45
1 x Headphones-out
1 x Microphone-in
1 x Media card reader
1 x Built-in HD WebCam
|Communications||Killer Ethernet E2400 10/100/1000 Gigabit
Killer 1535 Dual-Band 2×2 MU-MIMO 802.11ac Wi-FI
|Battery Life||up to 3 hours|
|Dimension||16.65 x 12.7 x 1.8 inches|
|Operating System||Windows 10|
|Pros||Acer Predator 17X GX-792-703D is the most advanced laptop computer. This is one of the best rated gaming laptop in the market nowadays. It is a blend of high-end components, high performance ratings, great screen display and expansive features.
|Cons||The lacks of Acer Predator 17X GX-792-703D are its portability and battery life. Both of the issues are common for most gaming laptop.|