Acer updates Predator 17 X, Aspire V Nitro with new Intel processors at CES 2017

The new Acer Predator 17 X and Aspire V Nitro models have seventh-gen Intel Core CPUs.

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"You get a new processor! And you get a new processor!" -- Acer to the Predator 17 X and Aspire V Nitro laptops.


In the excitement and flurry of all of the new tech being announced at CES 2017, it's easy to forget that a select variety of oldies but goodies are also receiving a few fitting updates. Acer is doing exactly that with the Predator 17X gaming laptop and the Aspire V Nitro notebook.

Acer Predator 17 X


The updated model has a newer, faster processor.


The new model of the Acer Predator 17 X, which debuted last year, will start at $2,599 in the US and 2,999 euros in Europe, and go on sale in January. UK and Australian details have yet to be announced, but that converts to about £2,555 or AU$4,360.


  • 17.3-inch G-Sync panel
  • Seventh-gen Intel Core i7-7820HK CPU
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 GPU with 8G RAM
  • 64GB of DDR4 memory
  • Custom triple-fan cooling system with front air intake

Acer Aspire V Nitro


The Aspire V Nitro comes in 15- and 17-inch versions.


The ultrasleek, aluminum-clad Aspire V Nitro is also made for gaming, but its focus on superior graphics will also please anyone interested in heavy-duty video editing. The new all-black models come in 15- and 17-inch variants, have seventh-generation Intel Core processors and Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 GPUs. Pricing for the 15-inch base model starts at $1,199 (£975 or AU$1,655, converted) and $1,399 (£1,135 or AU$1,935) for the 17-inch base model. They will be available to purchase in the US in February.


  • Seventh-gen Intel Core i processor (KBL H series)
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 or GTX 1050 GPU
  • 16 GB of DDR4 memory
  • 4K (3,840x2,160-pixel) ultra-HD display option available
  • Tobii eye-tracking (optional)
  • USB-C port with Thunderbolt 3, two USB 3.0 ports (one featuring power-off USB charging), two USB 2.0 ports and one HDMI
  • Fingerprint sensor