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Published on Oct 6, 2016
Lisa Gade reviews the Acer Predator 17X, the top of the line in Acer’s already high end Predator gaming laptop line. The 17X features an overclockable CPU and an NVIDIA desktop graphics card. Thanks to Braintree for supporting our channel. To learn more, and for your first $50,000 in transactions fee-free, go to http://www.braintreepayments.com/tech... .
The Predator 17X is a 17.3”, 10 lb. desktop replacement gaming rig with a 2.7 GHz Intel Core i7-6820HK quad core 45 watt unlocked CPU, 32 gigs of DDR4 RAM (64 gigs max), a fast 512 gig PCIe NVMe SSD, 1 TB HDD, Killer DoubleShot WiFi + Ethernet and an RGB backlit keyboard with macro keys. We look at the high end model with a wide color gamut 4K IPS matte display and NVIDIA G-Sync. This laptop has the desktop NVIDIA GTX 980 rather than the mobile part, and performance is noticeably stronger compared to the 980M. Our unit is priced at $3,199, and it’s $2,799 with a 1080p display. When refreshed, we expect that Acer will move to the mobile GTX 1080. This laptop competes against higher end Alienware 17 configurations and other boutique gaming notebooks.