Acer Predator 17X (GX-792, GTX 1080) review – 4K gaming on a laptop finally worth it?

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 running titles at 4K resolution because the Predator 17X is one of the first to deliver enough performance to drive all those pixels.

As far as the design is concerned, it hasn’t changed at all. Although, the new one weighs slightly less but unnoticeable. Anyway, with all the good sides of the laptop’s design and build come the drawbacks as well. We discuss this further in the review below.

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