The world's most expensive gaming laptop - you read that right, it needs a military suitcase to transport

time:2022-11-27 02:08:35 source:scripttoolbox.com author:Graphics card
The world's most expensive gaming laptop - you read that right, it needs a military suitcase to transport

It's not that Acer has never made an e-sports notebook before, but it's really the first time for something like the Predator 21X. As the first product of its kind to use a 21-inch curved screen, the 21X is more like a desktop, and the original portable nature of the notebook has not been reflected much. Of course, since it is a device launched for players, no matter how good the "face" is, it also needs strong internal hardware to match. And the graphics card configuration (SLI) of dual GTX 1080s and the latest seventh-generation Intel Core processors should be enough to satisfy many people. The first thing that will catch your attention with the Acer Predator 21X has to be the size. When we saw the Predator 21X at Acer's IFA booth, it was in a military suitcase, and honestly, it felt bigger than expected. According to the staff at the scene, its weight reached a full 8kg, which should not be suitable for casual movement. As for the curved screen that is used as the main selling point, it has a resolution of 2,560 x 1,080, which can indeed bring a quite good viewing experience. In addition, the device also has Tobii's eye-tracking technology built-in, allowing you to actually aim with your eyes while playing games. After a brief experience, I have to admit that after eliminating the sight control operation of the mouse or keyboard, shooting really becomes more intuitive and interesting. But when it comes to the keyboard, Acer has prepared a Cherry MX axis mechanical keyboard for the Predator 21X this time (which supports RGB color matching). In addition, the touchpad on the right can also be converted into a numeric keypad. Although it is not a particularly new design, it is quite interesting to see it on this notebook. This concept-level fever gaming gaming notebook is almost the standard portrayal of last year's gaming notebooks. It has an exaggerated sturdy body, hard lines all over, a 21-inch 2560×[email protected] curved large screen, and a cooling system that occupies half of the space. , the abnormal dual GTX 1080 graphics card SLI, a set of two 330W power supplies, the single machine weight is 8.8kg, and there is even a special suitcase for storage... Such a monster, do you think it is a desktop computer, or a notebook? Or What about All in One? Whether it's its custom suitcase, or the laborious move to the table, and the final opening to use it, you can't ignore the Acer Predator 21X's "big", 21-inch, 8.6kg oversized notebook, MacBook or whatever. It's so weak, it's like a toy next to it. When it was first released at the IFA2016 exhibition, people were amazed at the "big" of the Acer Predator21X; now, there is also a "expensive", the price of 8999.99 US dollars (about 62,000 yuan) is used in current buzzwords. It means "no sei anymore". Of course, it's justifiably expensive, and the specs are more powerful than your average desktop gaming PC. Acer made the most of the Predator 21X's space, making it the most powerful and powerful laptop out there. Overclocked to 4.1GHz Core i7Skylake processor, dual GTX1080 graphics card SLI (16GB VRAM memory), 64GBDDR4 memory, 1TB mechanical hard drive and two RAIDSSD, of course, there is a built-in 21-inch curved screen, how about this configuration, kill your desktop in seconds PC, right? In terms of design style, the Acer Predator21X uses the usual voice of game books, a bit like a spaceship or a sports car. The heat dissipation holes are exaggerated, and the LED lights are all over the body. In addition, it can be customized, including the top of the notebook keyboard. , the "Blue Dragon" tested this time is one of the styles. Oh by the way, the Acer Predator21X also has a built-in full-size mechanical keyboard, which is good enough. All of them are Cherry MX switches. The typing sound is too loud, but it feels very good, but it may disturb other colleagues when using it in the office. However, even a mechanical keyboard has a limited role in gaming, mainly due to its awkward location, which is designed under the fuselage, and because the notebook body is very thick, it feels uncomfortable to use for a long time. But even this powerful configuration doesn't mean the Predator21X is perfect. Regarding the screen, the 21-inch curved screen is naturally quite shocking, but the resolution of 2800*1080 pixels is a bit low, and friends with poor eyes may think that the system font is slightly smaller, so you still have to adjust it manually. There is also the touchpad, this part is designed to be magnetically detachable and reversible, with a touchpad on one side and a numeric keypad on the other, but the size is still relatively small for its body, so an external mouse is actually the best controller . However, once you use the Predator21X to play games, you will find that the above shortcomings have disappeared: the mechanical keyboard feels excellent, especially the WASD keys are very sensitive; playing "Battlefield 1" on a large screen, the movie feeling is very strong, you will ignore the resolution problem; as for touch Board, not a problem at all, who doesn't have a gaming mouse yet? Well, let's talk about performance. A PC with more than 60,000 GTX1080 dual graphics cards, other configurations are also top-of-the-line, what games are you worried about not running? Overwatch hardly ever drops below 200 fps, Battlefield 1 runs smoothly even with full effects on, and Tomb Raider at its highest resolution is mesmerizing. In addition, the Predator21X generally runs very cleanly. Of course, if the performance is fully opened, the built-in 5 fans are still a bit noisy. Finally, let's talk about a fatal problem of Predator21X: positioning. For one, its battery life was only 1 hour and 51 minutes in testing, with Chrome looping through the web; gaming life was even worse, shortening to an hour. Its power supply is also exaggerated, two huge "bricks". Therefore, the Predator21X hardly leaves the desktop, which means that it is actually a "desktop". But why did Acer make it into a notebook? If it is a dual GTX1080 graphics card desktop, the price is much cheaper. So, even though the Predator21X looks luxurious and dreamy, it's not practical. Despite the high price and poor practicality, the Predator21X makes sense, and it represents the manufacturer's exploration of gaming notebooks. Take Acer's latest Predator Triton 700, for example, whose design clearly draws on the experience of the Predator 21X, and maybe one day games could be made smaller, stronger, and with longer battery life.

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