Big isn’t a word that can closely describe the enormity of Acer’s Predator 21 X gaming laptop, as we managed to get our first hands on look at the powerhouse. Acer pushed the limits of what we imagine laptops to be with the introduction of its Predator 17 X line last year, but the Predator 21 X takes things to a whole new level.
Of course, the biggest shock for us was just witnessing the immense size of the laptop – it’s not afraid of hiding its heft! Even from far away, it’s tough to miss this so-called laptop because it looks very much like an all-in-one desktop PC. For starters, it features a curved 21-inch WFHD display, blowing away the screen size of most laptops. Secondly, its mechanical keyboard is a rarity of sorts in laptops, which is only complemented by the fact that its keypad can be quickly transformed into a touchpad by removing it and flipping it over.
Based on its size alone, it affirms it’s a beast that’ll be more than sufficient at handling all of today’s VR experiences without working up much of a sweat in the process. Below, the specs reveal the gravity of its crushing power:
- Intel® Core™ i7-7820HK processor Quad-core 2.90 GHz
- 21″ WFHD (2560 x 1080) 21:9 IPS
- NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1080 SLI with 16 GB Dedicated Memory
- 64 GB, DDR4 SDRAM
- 1 TB HDD, 1 TB SSD
The Acer Predator 21 X doesn’t come cheap, which shouldn’t come as a shock by just looking at it. With its price of $9,000, it’s undeniably expensive for both a laptop and desktop. However, it’s the kind of thing that makes a statement because it’s not your conventional gaming laptop – it’s much more. The price alone will absolutely isolate its reach to only those willing to spend the hefty investment, but hey, at least you’ll get noticed using it.