Predator 17x 1080gtx owners lounge

Discussion in 'Acer' started by dodgehemi0, Mar 22, 2017.

  1. Moe Digliani

    Moe Digliani Newbie

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    Just bought the 7700HQ model for $2K at microcenter. Planning to set up a dual boot configuration (Ubuntu 16.04). I'm wondering if instead of dividing the 256gb ssd into 128gb per OS, I'd be better off adding a second 256gb ssd and putting Ubuntu on that one. Although it could turn out to be sufficient, 128gb seems so small. Have any other owners of this laptop set up a dual boot config? If so, any thoughts on whether putting Ubuntu on a separate ssd is worth the cost? Or will the system utilize the 1tb hdd efficiently enough to make 128gb per OS sufficient (i.e., no significant performance lag)? Thanks.
     
  2. prosetheus

    prosetheus Notebook Consultant

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    Hey.

    I'm also looking at this machine. However, there are mostly reviews of the models with the 1070 online. Considering how much problems people have been having with the 1080 in other laptops, what is the opinion of those with experience with this machine? I am also tempted by the Alienware 17 r4 but the minimum 1080 config is for $2300. It does have the graphics amp port and a 120 HZ gsync display, though I think I will have sold this machine by the time I need that port.
     
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