Acer Predator 17 X GX-791-73FH 17.3-inch

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The Predator 17 X GX-791-73FH is a bestselling high-end Acer gaming laptop that has been praised for its unlocked CPU, massive amount of RAM, aggressive gaming looks, powerful GTX 980 graphics card and for its crisp IPS display. However the powerful hardware will drain the battery extremely quickly and the sound is slightly muddy for a high-end laptop. Some reviewers have also mentioned that the desktop grade GTX 980 could be quicker, but the GTX 980 will easily run any modern AAA gaming title currently on the market.


  • Unlocked i7 processor
  • Desktop grade graphics
  • Brilliant IPS display
  • 32GB of RAM
  • Good port selection


  • Muddy sound
  • Price
  • Heavy and bulky
  • Battery life

Bottom Line

The Predator 17 X GX-791-73FH is a powerful gaming laptop with a desktop grade GTX 980 graphics card, but the battery life will mean that this mammoth laptop will need to be plugged in most of the time.

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Critic Reviews

  • 80
    Laptopmag August 5, 2016

    Acer's powerful Predator 17 X offers even better performance than a lot of top-tier boutique gaming notebooks, but for hundreds less.

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  • 80
    Digitaltrends August 12, 2016

    The Predator 17 X carries on the handsome, black-on-red, hard-edged look that Acer debuted at IFA 2015 for the new line. Unique, it is not, but the combination of matte black plastic with red accents is a classic. It makes the gaming intent clear without going over the top, and helps obscure the fact the chassis is mostly plastic, not metal. Read more: Follow us: @digitaltrends on Twitter | DigitalTrends on Facebook

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  • 70
    PCMag September 29, 2016

    The Acer Predator 17 X (GX-791-758V) gaming laptop delivers crisp visuals and good performance on a beautiful 4K display—but at a price that's hard to justify.

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Full Specifications

Processor Intel Core i7-6820HK 2.7GHz [View Benchmarks]
Graphics Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 [View Benchmarks]
Graphics TypeDiscrete
Graphics Memory 8GB GDDR5
RAM 32GB DDR4 2133MHz
Operating System Microsoft Windows Windows 10 Home
Weight10.03 lbs
Battery Life5.5 hours
Hard Drive 11024 HDD 7200
Hard Drive 2512 SSD
Display Size17.3 inch
Display TypeIPS
Display Resolution1920 x 1080
Display TechnologyLED backlit | In-plane switching | G-SYNC
Connectivity4x USB 3.0 | USB 3.1 Type-C | HDMI | DisplayPort | Killer Gigabit Ethernet | Killer Double Shot Pro Dual Band AC WiFi | Bluetooth 4.1
Audio4x speakers | subwoofer | Predator SoundPound Premium
WebcamHD 720p
Additional FeaturesBacklit keyboard, memory card reader
Dimension (LxWxH)16.65 x 12.66 x 1.77
Warranty1 year
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