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Quick Review On The New High-Tech Predator

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The tech and gadget market has a Predator prowling around, waiting for the chance to pound on our poor wallet. This new high-tech beast released by Acer comes with awesome features on it from it’s wide 21” display to high-end hardware and software. This beast is every gamers’ dream laptop.

But before you even start thinking of taming this magnificent tech beast, let us take a look it’s built—see what made it so awesome and why will it tear a hole in your wallet.

This expensive beast of a laptop is called Predator 21 X  installed with 21” inch curved screen with 21:9 aspect ratio, armed with two GeForce GTX  1080 and several overclocking modes with it. Then, for wiring connection it uses Qualcomm Killer E2500 controller which utilized in expensive gaming motherboards.

The wireless connection function is provided by the Killer Wireless-AC 1535 module, this adapter supports IEEE 802.11b /g/n/ac standards, with a frequency of 2.4 and 5 GHz, and has maximum bandwidth of up to 867Mbps and it is equipped Bluetooth 4.2.

Acer Predator 21 X Specs Overview:

Display: 21 “, 2560 × 1080, IPS, curved, 120 Hz

CPU: Intel Core i7-7820HK, 4/8 core / threads, 2.9 (3.9) GHz, 45 watts

Graphics: 2 × NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080, 8 GB GDDR5X

RAM: 64 GB, DDR4-2400, 2 channels

Drives: HDD: 1 TB, 7200 rpm

SSD: 2 × 512 GB, PCI Express x4 3.0

Wireless: Killer Wireless-AC 1535, up to 867 Mbps, Bluetooth 4.2

Interfaces/Ports: 4 × USB 3.0 Type-A

2 × 3.5mm Mini Jack Acoustics / Microphone

1 × HDMI

2 × DisplayPort

1 × Thunderbolt 3

1 × RJ-45

1 × Card Reader

Battery Built-In: 8 Cells, 6000 mAh

External Power Supply: 2 x 330W

Weight: 8KG

Dimensions: 568 × 315 × 83 mm

The Predator’s Design And Ports

If you’re the kind of person who loves to be unique and different from others than this laptop is for you, it’s design is screaming uniqueness and awesomeness to everyone laid eyes on it. The concave and curvy shape of this laptop monitor really stands out from the other laptops, with it’s monitor closed down it looks futuristic, alien-tech looking even! Yet at the same time the design of Predator 21 X gives a sleek and posh look to it. To make it better, both the laptop’s logo and side stripes are installed with LED and will glow when the laptop is active.

As mentioned, this laptop is a beast and not it’s just a metaphor, because it is pretty hefty—weighing at 8 kilogram, it can be quite the hassle to carry it around, especially if running a bus or a train. And, you have to carry addition of two power units each weighing at 1.5 kilogram.

On its front panel, there aren’t any elements because it’s monitor concave shape and since the shape of monitor is concave and curvy, even with the monitor closed you can still see the key panel.

For the ports, at the rear section of Predator 21 X is a HDMI port, two Display ports, RJ-45 and Thunderbolt together with USB 3.1 port type C and two power connectors for connecting power supplies. On it’s left side, two 3.0 type A USB ports, a card reader (SD, SDHC, SDXC formats) and two 3.5 mm mini jacks for earphones and a microphone. On the right side, two more USB 3.0 and a slot for Kensington lock.

The key panel laid out ergonomically for user’s comfort, the buttons are moved closer to user and the mousepad is placed at lower right corner of the laptop. The next is, it has a clear glass panel that allows user to see the laptop’s fan, this way users will able to know that it’s time to clean the fan and the glass panel is decorated with trapezoid plate with the inscription “Conquer new world”. Though users have the choice to change it later on.

Predator Game Graphic Setting Overview

Games API Quality Full Screen Anti Aliasing
The Witcher: The Wild Hunt (Novigrad and surroundings) Max Quality AA
Ghost Recon: Wildlands Max Quality SMAA+FXAA
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided DirectX 12 2x MSAA