Acer Predator 21 X is a ginormous construction and barely falls into the category of portable laptops. We are stressing this because of the massive 21-inch form factor that does not fit in any standard backpacks. The laptop comes with its own proprietary case (or more precisely a suitcase) that is visible to all the prying eyes. It weighs around 8.5 kilograms and is, in no manner, meant to be carried around considering the practicality.

Keeping the insults aside, the Acer Predator 21 X is still an overkill beast that fares well in any gaming condition. The screen is a 21-inch curved IPS panel that supports a native 1080 pixel resolution. This attribute coupled with anti-glare and G-Sync integration prevents screen-tear while playing games. The 120 Hz refresh rate is an added plus for the gamers. The laptop houses a full-size mechanical keyboard that is on par with any of the desktop mechanical keyboards. It has swappable buttons that are included in the case.

The Numpad and trackpad are a single unit that is magnetic and snugly fits into the compartment. The speaker system has 4 primary units with two additional subwoofers that are loud and Dolby certified. They sound well, considering it is a laptop speaker.

Pros / GOOD

  • The gaming experience is splendid
  • Two complete GTX 1080 in SLI mode
  • Cherry brown tactile keyboard
  • Curved 21 inches 120 Hz panel
  • Flippable trackpad/Numpad which is magnetic

Cons / BAD

  • Super heavy weighing 8.5 kilograms
  • Impractical to carry-around
  • Overkill components
  • Exorbitant pricing at 9000 dollars
  • Poor battery life

Acer Predator 21 X Specification

Acer's Predator 21 X is the first laptop with a curved screen ...

SUMMARY
Storage 1 TB HDD
Processor Intel Core i7 (7th Gen) Processor
Display 21″ (53.34 cm) display, 2560 x 1080 px
Ram 64 GB DDR4 RAM
MULTIMEDIA
Secondary Camrearfacing No
Microphone Type Internal Microphone
Inbuilt Microphone Yes
Sound Technologies Acer TrueHarmony Technology
Webcam Yes
Speakers 6 Built-In Stereo Speakers for 3 Way Audio System
Video Recording 1080p HD
PERFORMANCE
Clockspeed 2.9 Ghz
Graphic Processor NVIDIA Geforce GTX 1080 SLI
Chipset Intel CM238 Express
Processor Intel Core i7-7820HK (7th Gen)
Graphics Memory 16 GB
MEMORY
Ram Type DDR4
Memory Slots 4
Ram Speed 2400 Mhz
Capacity 64 GB
DISPLAY DETAILS
Display Type LED
Display Size 21 Inches (53.34 cm)
Display Resolution 2560 x 1080 Pixels
Display Touchscreen No
Display Features Wide Full HD LED Backlit Curved IPS Display with G-Sync Support
Pixel Density 132 ppi
PERIPHERALS
Keyboard Full-size Cherry MX RGB Mechanical Keyboard
Pointing Device Multi Gesture Touchpad
Fingerprint Scanner No
Optical Drive No
GENERAL INFORMATION
Dimensionswxhxd 568 x 314.5 x 68.8  mm
Operating System Type 64-bit
Weight 8.5 Kg
Operating System Windows 10 Home Basic
Model GX21-71 (NH.Q1RSI.001)
Brand Acer
Colors Black
NETWORKING
Wireless Lan 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Version 4.1
STORAGE
Hdd Speedrpm 7200 RPM
Ssd Capacity 1 TB
Hdd Capacity 1 TB
Hdd Type SATA
BATTERY
Battery Life 1.2 Hrs
Power Supply 330 W AC Adapter W
Battery Cell 8 Cell
Battery Type Li-Ion
PORTS
Sd Card Reader Yes
Vga Port Yes
Usb 30 Slots 2
Microphone Jack Yes
Headphone Jack Yes
Usb 20 Slots 2
OTHERS
Warranty 1 Year
Lockport Yes

Conclusion – Should you Buy or Not?

Acer Predator 21 X does not lack any present gen-component that you can possibly think of. With an overclocked Intel i7 processor and 64 gigs of RAM, its computing prowess should not be questioned. The main highlight, however, is the two full-fledged graphic cards that are present in the laptop. It uses two latest GTX 1080 in SLI mode that harnesses the power of both cards to produce a stellar performance in games. The cards draw a lot of power and come with two separate 330-watt power bricks that have to be used simultaneously.

The laptop gets very loud if you max out the settings of power-hungry games, but the performance does not drop by an inch. It gives exceptional framerates, even with the 120 Hz refresh rate and G-sync enabled. The screen does not disappoint as well, with sharp color production and deeper blacks. It has a state-of-art heat dissipation system that prevents thermal throttling on the laptop. The users can play games without facing any difficulty whatsoever. Battery life on the Acer Predator 21 X is below average. But it is a machine that needs to be plugged in to experience its vigor. All things aside, this is a product for computer evangelists and can be yours at a hefty price tag of 9000 dollars.