Acer Predator 21x Gaming Laptop Review

Acer has once again taken the market by surprise. With its jaw dropping design and 21-inch IPS 2000R curved display and a resolution of 2560×1080, Predator 21x might just change the world’s view of gaming forever. Say goodbye to the old gaming laptops and welcome the new eccentric gaming era, which would soon become the norm of this world.

Equipped with cutting edge technology and the most powerful gaming components, the Predator 21x comes with a 2.9 GHz, 7th generation Intel Core i7 processor with 64GB of RAM and a dual NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 GPUs, making multitasking a piece of cake with the system displaying no signs of slowing down. To counterbalance the heat generated by its high processing power, Acer has equipped this piece of beauty with five cooling fans and nine heat pipes, plus an Acer Dust Defender which helps with heat dissipation.

The matte display, with an ultra wide ratio of 21:9, is one of the largest laptop screen and undoubtedly tantalizing. The panel’s color reproduction, at 172 percent of the sRGB gamut, bring the colors to life and even the smallest detail is visible to the naked eye. The curved display helps improve the gaming experience even more and provides an immersive feel to it by integrating the eye tracking technology from Tobii, that allows the users to detect enemies and aim by just gazing at the display. But this feature only works with a certain games for now. The Acer’s Predator 21x also features DoubleShot Pro. This features allows gamers to play on the fastest internet link available.

The four Dolby Audio Premium Speakers and the two subwoofers, immensely enhance the gaming experience, creating the appropriate cinema-like, environment for the gamers while they run through battlefields. It makes a huge impact with its bright LEDs and fully back-lit mechanical keyboard with Cherry Brown MX switches. The touch pad can also be flipped over and converted to a numeric keypad. Above all, the replace-ability and upgrade-ability of some of the hardware components might just be the best feature of this luxurious machine.

With all that is going for the Predator 21x, there are still some drawbacks to it, especially the amazingly ridiculous price tag. This expensive beast is available at a price of $8,999, deeming it unavailable to the average consumer. Not only is it extremely loud, it is also pretty uncomfortable to use it for another occasion other than gaming. The battery life is not quite up to the mark with performance dropping drastically even further when unplugged.

Even though the price of this ambitious device is through the roof to say the least, it has already been registered as “out of stock” at the Acer official site. Only hardcore gamers would be able to fully appreciate the beauty of this equipment and the insane 3D gaming experience that it brings with it.

It is an admirable piece of machinery and the world’s most powerful gaming laptop with a very heavy and bulky design. But overall, Predator 21x, with its superb screen, should be celebrated for its uniqueness.

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