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Acer Predator 21 X

Specifications

Acer Predator 21 X
Acer Predator 21 X (Predator 21 Series)
Memory
65536 MB 
, DDR4-2400
Display
21 inch 16:9, 2560 x 1080 pixel 132 PPI, IPS, Curve, glossy: yes
Storage
,  GB 
, 4x 512 GB SSDs in RAID 0 (two slots in NVMe) + 1x 2.5-inch SATA III 7200 RPM HDD
Connections
1 Thunderbolt, Audio Connections: 3.5mm
Networking
10/100/1000 LAN Card (10/100/1000MBit), 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n/ac)
Additional features
Speakers: 4x speakers + 2x subwoofers
Weight
9.1 kg ( = 320.99 oz / 20.06 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
8500 Euro

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 80.91% - good
Average of 11 scores (from 29 reviews)
price: 70%, performance: 100%, features: - %, display: 95% mobility: 70%, workmanship: 95%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Acer Predator 21 X

100% Acer Predator 21X review
Source: Stuff TV English
Only 300 people will own this beast of a machine, and those 300 will have the time of their lives gaming on it.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/20/2018
Rating: Total score: 100%
90% Acer Predator 21X review: Truly a beast, but good luck finding or buying one
Source: Techaeris English
While it may be difficult for… well, anybody… to purchase an Acer Predator 21X of their own, it’s definitely a machine that needs to be seen, and even after seeing it you may not be able to really believe it. If you have the opportunity, I definitely recommend checking one out, even if buying one may be almost entirely out of the question.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/17/2018
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 70% performance: 100% display: 95% mobility: 70% workmanship: 95%
70% Acer Predator 21 X Review
Source: Toptenreviews English
All of this is to say: why? For all the excessive “shoot-the-moon” attitude that went into the Predator 21 X, why not go all the way and outfit it with a proper screen? It doesn’t even have to be 4K—we’d be plenty happy with a high-refresh-rate 1440p panel. But 1080p? That’s unacceptable. For we expect the best. -bo moore.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/15/2017
Rating: Total score: 70%
Acer Predator 21 X Review: The most insane laptop ever built
Source: Good Gear Guide English
For the price of the Predator 21 X, you could buy a "normal" gaming laptop and have enough left over to buy nicely built gaming desktop, too. Or a used car, or several months' worth of rent on your apartment. But that attitude misses the entire point of the Predator 21 X. It's not for you or me, or the kind of person who gets weak-kneed over a good hardware bargain on Slickdeals.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/15/2017
100% Acer Predator 21 X Review: The most insane laptop ever built
Source: PC World English
Normally our review is supposed to tell you whether to buy this product. Answering that question for the Predator 21 X seems simple: probably not. But the actual answer is more complicated.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/15/2017
Rating: Total score: 100%
70% Acer Predator 21X review
Source: PC Advisor English
The value of this laptop is very low but that's probably not an issue if you've got the money to afford one. Acer has successfully made the most insane gaming device we've ever seen that, despite some flaws, we'd love to own. It's a great way of showing off what it can do and to point the majority of gamers to its more accessible Predator devices.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/10/2017
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Acer Predator 21 X review
Source: Techradar English
The Acer Predator 21 X is the world’s most powerful gaming laptop, and while the price tag is likely to be far too much for most people, there’s still a lot to admire about this machine.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/21/2017
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% Acer Predator 21 X Review
Source: Computer Shopper English
As we concluded when we reviewed the comparatively, ahem, "small" 18.4-inch MSI GT83VR Titan SLI, we love the concept of huge gaming notebooks with built-in mechanical keyboards. The Acer Predator 21 X takes the best aspects of that notebook to the next level, especially size. Bigger isn’t always better, but we think the Predator 21 X is living proof it can be. Sitting down in front of the Acer’s brilliant 21-inch curved display was enough to convince us of that.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/25/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% Acer Predator 21 X Review: Overpowered Overkill
Source: The Verge English
But that’s sort of the point to the Predator. It’s not practical because it’s not meant to be practical. It’s a trophy for anyone who buys it, a status symbol of having the biggest and best thing out there. Of course it doesn’t fit on a desk or in a bag — because the Predator is meant to stand out, to make people take note.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/22/2017
Rating: Total score: 70%
Acer Predator 21 X Review: A RM39,999 Statement Of Intent
Source: Lowyat.net English
With the Predator 21 X, Acer is delivering a statement of intent to consumers and its competitors: the Predator gaming lineup is here, and you need to take notice.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/22/2017
80% Acer Predator 21 X Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
The Acer Predator 21 X offers an excellent 21-inch curved display paired with an overclockable processor and a pair of Nvidia GPUs for an incredibly powerful gaming experience.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/05/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% Acer Predator 21 X
Source: PC Mag English
As an example of what a manufacturer can do, given an unlimited budget, the Acer Predator 21 X mostly succeeds. It's one of the fastest laptops we've tested, with the largest screen we've seen on a portable PC. It costs as much as one of the exquisite desktop gaming rigs like the Maingear Rush X99 Super Stock, though you'd have even less incentive to move that monolith once you've set it up. The Predator 21 X barely meets the definition of transportable, but it's far too bulky to bring to your friends' house every day, the price far exceeds current top picks for high-end gaming laptops, and we're still left wanting a 4K resolution screen. Because of these factors, we'd still steer well-heeled gamers toward the Editors' Choice Origin EON17-X 10 Series or the Razer Blade Pro.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/28/2017
Rating: Total score: 70%
Acer Predator 21 X review:
Source: CNet English
The limited edition Acer Predator 21 X is equal parts Insanely powerful and crazy cool -- you just need a lottery win or random inheritance to afford it.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/21/2017
Acer Predator 21 X Unboxing, Initial Review: The Craziest Gaming Notebook We’ve Ever Used
Source: Unbox English
Acer set out to make the craziest, most insane notebook to show the world what their new Predator gaming line can do, and the result is the Predator 21 X. Nothing approaches it in terms of ridiculousness, though obviously the $8,999 (Php 450K) asking price isn’t that surprising. Will there be any takers here in the PH? That’s a difficult question – the Predator 21 X is certainly a technical wonder, though few people would be able to justify paying for the price of a car for a gaming notebook.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/05/2017
Acer Predator 21X review – taking things to the absolute limit
Source: Laptop Media English
It’s really hard to compare this laptop to anything currently available on the market. It’s definitely one of a kind. Yes, there are some alternatives with dual-GPU SLI configurations but nothing can come close to the feature-packed powerhouse Acer is currently offering. In addition, the unit we received had problematic SLI configuration that wasn’t able to even surpass the results of a GTX 1070 SLI system and thus all performance tests would have been useless. Also, no temperature tests and no battery tests. But close examination of the cooling system suggests that the laptop will have absolutely no problems with all three chips on board (the CPU and two GPUs). And, of course, we expect around 90% better performance than a single GTX 1080 setup.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/12/2017
Acer Predator 21 X
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The Predator 21 X offers plenty of unique features that make it a proper prestige laptop. But its very high price means even the most dedicated and well-off gamer will have to think twice before buying it.With its mighty 9kg+ weight including two power adapters, this stretches the concept of desktop versus laptop to its very limit. While you won't get such ridiculous power in such a small package anywhere else, it seems more sensible (and cost-efficient) just to buy a mini desktop and cart that around instead. That doesn't make the21 X any less impressive, though.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/27/2017
Hands on: Acer Predator 21 X review
Source: Techradar English
It's huge, loud and about as brash as can be, but it's hard to deny that the Predator 21 X is a little bit genius, too. However, with an eye-watering price of $8,999 (around £7,350, AU$12,500), most will have to remortgage their house to buy one.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/03/2017

Foreign Reviews

90% Furios Oder Zu Viel Des Guten? Acer Predator 21 X Im Test
Source: Cyberbloc German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/26/2017
Rating: Total score: 90%
Das 10.000-Euro-Monster
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/20/2017
Das 10.000-Euro-Monster
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/26/2017
Test najpotężniejszego laptopa na świecie. Recenzja Acer Predator 21X
Source: Antyweb Turkish PL→EN
Positive: High performance; nice display; decent hardware; comfortable keyboard; nice connectivity; good cooling system; beautiful design. Negative: High price; bulky; heavy; mediocre trackpad; low autonomy.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/23/2017
Обзор игрового ноутбука Acer Predator 21 X: три четверти миллиона рублей
Source: 3DNews.ru RU→EN
Positive: Large screen; powerful hardware; high performance; excellent display. Negative: Poor webcam; noisy under loads; high price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/29/2017
Acer Predator 21 X – Запредельная Реальность
Source: Notebook-Center.ru RU→EN
Positive: Powerful hardware; high gaming performance; large screen; excellent display; premium design; top ergonomy. Negative: Expensive.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/20/2017
Acer Predator 21 X: szürreális
Source: Prohardver.hu HU→EN
Positive: Impressive design; powerful hardware; high gaming performance; good cooling system. Negative: Heavy; high price; low autonomy.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/28/2017
Trải nghiệm nhanh Acer Predator 21X: siêu laptop màn hình cong 21", cấu hình khủng, giá 230 triệu
Source: Tinh Te VN→EN
Positive: Impressive design; huge screen; powerful hardware; high performance. Negative: Heavy and bulky; expensive.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/24/2017
Acer Predator 21X este un etalon al puterii
Source: Arena IT →EN
Positive: Nice design; good display; large screen; high performance; decent speakers. Negative: High price; heavy.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/31/2017
Acer Predator 21x review – laptop de gaming impresionant
Source: Computerblog.ro →EN
Positive: Elegant design; decent hardware; nice ergonomy; good speakers. Negative: Relatively high price; heavy; low autonomy.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/26/2017
Acer Predator 21 X, primul laptop cu ecran curbat din lume, este disponibil acum şi în România
Source: Go4it.ro →EN
Positive: Large screen; powerful hardware; high gaming performance; nice display; comfortable keyboard. Negative: High price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/24/2017
Acer Predator 21X este un Goliat al laptop-urilor de gaming [PLAYTEST]
Source: Playtech.ro →EN
Positive: Huge screen; powerful hardware; high gaming performance; impressive design. Negative: Very heavy; short battery life; expensive; noisy under loads.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/15/2017

Comment

Model: The Acer Predator 21X is a high-performance gaming laptop which appeared at the CES 2017. It is the first laptop with a curved ginormous 21-inch display. Weighing 8.8 kg (19.4 pounds), it's probably as heavy and hardly portable too. But, it can function quite well as a desktop replacement machine with insane amounts of power. Its curved display with a resolution of 2,560 x 1,080 pixles is a viable replacement for a regular monitor. Furthermore, the gaming laptop has a mechanical keyboard that uses Cherry MX Brown switches with RGB backlighting built into each key. It is just as tactile and satisfying to use as any keyboard. The trackpad is located on a magnetically attached piece to the right of the keyboard. The laptop's touchpad can also be flipped over to be used as a numeric keypad. Exquisitely designed and deadly efficient, the Acer Predator 21 X has five fans work in unison to maintain a constant cool. Above the keyboard is a triangular window used to show off just one of the three Predator AeroBlade machine's cooling fans, giving notebook lovers the sort of visual satisfaction that desktop PC gamers have enjoyed. Besides that, nine heat pipes are built into the laptop to distribute and rid the Acer Predator 21 X of its excess heat. The Predator CoolBoost will increase fan speeds based on generated heat, keeping critical areas continually cooled.

As for hardware specification, there's also Intel's new 7th-generation Kaby Lake Intel Core i7-7820HK processor on the inside, in addition to 64 GB of DDR4-2400 RAM, and up to four 512 GB SSDs in RAID 0 (two of which can be NVMe PCIe solid-state drives). Upgrading the RAM and storage is possible through a little compartment below the display. Overall, there's more than enough disk space here to store user’s ample Steam library. For the graphic processing unit, which belongs to the essential hardware in a gaming laptop, it has dual GTX 1080 GPU in it. Each GPU is overclocked and eager for a challenge. It requires two power supplies to provide power to the dual GTX 1080 GPUs inside. On the left-hand side of the keyboard are macro keys that can be used to fire off specialised commands in-game. Slip around the side, there is a pair of full-sized USB ports alongside a microphone and headphone jack. Another interesting point about the Predator 21 X is the removable side panel that instantly converts from a number pad to a trackpad. Besides that, it has Tobii eye-tracking built in, which allows a user to peer around levels and change camera angles by focusing on certain parts of the screen with their eyes. This helps users to log in faster via Windows Hello. For audio, the Acer Predator 21X has Dolby Audio Premium, blaring through a four-speaker/two woofer setup. It promises to deliver audio that is clean, crisp and weighted with bass with 3-way Hi-Fi design, further enhancing the gaming experience. TrueHarmony also utilises a unique design that offers more accurate sound reproduction and fuller-bodied audio. The Acer Predator 21x is certainly a well-designed desktop replacement but the main question is still on its purpose. It is too big and heavy to be carried around like a laptop and if that is the case, a proper gaming desktop will still do better.

Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 SLI (Laptop): Two high-end GTX 1080 graphics card combined in an SLI combination. The gaming performance depends on the SLI profile support for the used game and can range from nothing to nearly 90% gains compared to a single GTX 1080. These graphics cards are able to play the latest and most demanding games in high resolutions and full detail settings with enabled Anti-Aliasing. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.  
7820HK: Quad-core notebook processor based on the Kaby Lake architecture running at 2.9 - 3.9 GHz. It is the second fastest model of the consumer H-series in the beginning of 2017. The chip also integrates the HD Graphics 630 GPU clocked at 350 - 1100 MHz and is manufactured in a 14 nm process (improved compared to Skylake). Compared to the Core i7-7820HQ, the 7820HK lacks business features like vPro or TXT support.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
21":

This is a very large display size for laptops on a desk without mobile use.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
9.1 kg:

This weight is representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal.


Acer: The company was founded under the name of Multitech in Taiwan in 1976 and renamed to Acer or Acer Group in 1987. The product range includes, for example, laptops, tablets, smartphones, desktops, monitors and televisions. Gateway Inc. and Packard Bell also belong to the Group and sell their own laptops.

While Acer still had the third largest global market share in the notebook segment in 2008, it ranked 6th in 2016 with a market share of 6% after they had continuously lost market shares.

There are dozens of Acer laptop reviews per month, the ratings are average (as of 2016). Gateway, which has an own laptop line-up, has also belonged to the Acer Group since 2007.


80.91%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

Acer Predator 21 X GX21-71-74DP
GeForce GTX 1080 SLI (Laptop), Core i7 7820HK, 8.5 kg

Devices with the same GPU

Asus GX800VHK
GeForce GTX 1080 SLI (Laptop), Core i7 7820HK, 18.4", 10.4 kg
Origin PC EON17-SLX 2017
GeForce GTX 1080 SLI (Laptop), Core i7 (Desktop) 7700K, 17.3", 5.4 kg
Eurocom Sky X9E3
GeForce GTX 1080 SLI (Laptop), Core i7 (Desktop) 7700K, 17.3", 5.5 kg
Asus GX800VH-XS79K
GeForce GTX 1080 SLI (Laptop), Core i7 7820HK, 18.4", 0 kg
MSI GT83VR 7RF-206 Titan SLI
GeForce GTX 1080 SLI (Laptop), Core i7 7920HQ, 18.4", 5.5 kg
MSI GT83VR 7RF-230FR Titan SLI
GeForce GTX 1080 SLI (Laptop), Core i7 7820HK, 18.4", 5.5 kg

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