The newest Acer Predator 21X model is surely the device of future. It is unarguably the most advanced gaming laptops available in the market. It comes with not one but two most advanced graphic cards, and it also has the world’s first curved laptop screen. Even after having a bundle of specifications, it can be said that it is not a laptop at all and it will be better to call it a complete and expensive gaming product.
Acer Predator 21X – Hardware and Design:
As mentioned earlier the Acer Predator 21X is the world’s first laptop with a curved screen. The screen size stands at 21-inches which are a gigantic size by any standards. The display offers gorgeous views, and any gamer can fall in love with the experience it has to provide. The design looks impressive and sturdy. The 21-inch display has the resolution of 2560 x 1080 pixels and a whopping refresh rate of 120 GHz. Other hardware specification includes an audio system with six speakers with Dolby premium audio technology. There is also an HD webcam with a resolution of 720p. The camera has a built-in eye tracking technology named as EyeX.
The keyboard occupies only half sample on the chassis, and the other half of the chassis has the power button, and it is surrounded by a large panel which exposes the GPU and one of the many fans. The mechanical keyboard is impressive and good for gaming standards. The chiclet numeric keypad can be flipped easily, and on the other side of it, there is a trackpad with two buttons. Its keyboard also has some macro keys which can be personalized for gaming based on the personal preferences. The keys feel good to touch and use, and they look even better with the RGB backlit.
Acer Predator 21X – Performance and Battery Life:
When it comes to gaming laptops, the GPUs are perhaps more important than any other thing, and the Acer Predator 21X comes with two Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 chips which are the most powerful graphic chips ever. The mammoth gaming laptop by Acer is powered by the 7th Generation Intel Core i7 processor and a 16GB of GDDR5X VRAM. Storage options are also plenty as it comes with 1TB of HDD and four slots for SSDs which means there is no shortage of space while playing games. The processor and the GPU are accompanied by a 64 GB of DDR4 RAM.
However, even with all the powerful features and specifications, Acer Predator 21X has its fair share of shortcomings. The major drawback of the Predator 21X is its battery life. The 88 Wh battery is relatively smaller than many other low-end gaming laptops. It has five fans to keep the laptop cool.
GPU – 2x Nvidia GTX GeForce 1080 GC with SLI.
Processor – 7th-generation Intel core i7.
RAM – 64 GB DDR4 RAM.
Display – 21-inch curved display with the ratio of 21:9 and a resolution of 2560 x 1080 pixels.
Storage – 1TB HDD with four dedicated SSD slots.
Keyboard – Mechanical Keyboard and Cherry MX switches and macro keys.
Camera – 720p with eye tracking EyeX feature.
Other features – 16 GB VRAM, Aeroblade fans, Windows 10, VR Support.
Weight – 19.4 Pounds.
> Curved Display
> Dual GPU configuration.
> Extra storage slots for SSD
> Immensely powerful performance
> Best quality mechanical keyboard
> Very heavy
> The curved screen creates a gap between the panel and the keyboard when closed, this may cause some damage.
> Over the top price.
Acer Predator 21X – Final Statment and Price:
With all the above specification and features barring the battery life the Acer Predator 21X has it all, and it wipes out all the competition. It is surely a gaming mammoth, but the question is who will buy this heavy and immensely expensive gaming laptop.
The price starts at $8,999 for the Acer Predator 21X.