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Acer Predator Triton 700 vs Acer Predator 21X: The Battle Of Unconventional Gaming Laptops

By Grace Anilado , May 05, 2017 04:50 AM EDT
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Gaming laptops always try to beat each other by rolling out high-end specs and including either wow-inducing or eyebrow-raising features. Acer Predator Triton 700 is one of them as well as Acer Predator 21X. Both have interesting design choices and promise to offer uncompromised gaming experiences. But how good are these two when it comes down to the hard gaming work?

Acer Predator Triton 700

The Predator Triton 700 is only one of three that Acer is releasing this summer. However, it is this model that has got tongues wagging. It is a 15.6-inch aluminum-cased thin laptop that is also supposedly light. It is a beast in its own regard, as the model can be bought with either seventh-generation quad-core processors, i5-7300HQ or i7-7700HQ. Coupled with a Nvidia GTX 10 series GPU and a humongous memory and a user has a smooth-operating gaming notebook.

On top of those things, it features a 1920x1080 IPS display that is intertwined with G-Sync. The Predator Triton 700 also has dual fans that will allow for overclocking without overheating worries. With all these specifications in one machine, gaming is only going to get better.

However, there is a catch when it comes to this particular gaming machine. It may have a transparent Gorilla Glass touchpad placement that could be awkward for most people. Instead of being situated below the keyboard tray, it is placed above it. As CNet notes, if you have a mouse it should not be a problem. But when you need the mobility that a portable PC provides, that awkwardly-positioned touchpad could pose a problem.

Acer Predator 21X

The Predator 21X is a humungous gaming machine, and it is not just its specifications. It comes with its own suitcase due to its heavy weight and big size plus its two power bricks and detachable palm rest. Nevertheless, this beastly machine's insides could make a number of people want to own these laptops on wheels. The seventh generation quad-core i7-7820HK is complemented with not just one, but two, Nvidia 1080 graphics chips. Those features go along with 16GB of GDDR5X VRAM and up to 64GB of DDR4 RAM.

As the name suggests, the Acer Predator 21X has a 21-inch monitor with a wide 2560x1080 resolution. It boasts a 120Hz refresh rate partnered with Nvidia G-Sync technology. These and everything else makes it what Digital Trends would call a "speed demon."

Which Gaming Beast Wins?

The price alone is enough to make the Acer Predator Triton 700 win. Its expected starting price is only $3,000 compared to the $9,000 asking price of Predator 21X. It also boasts serious performance capabilities with its powerful seventh-generation processor. Though it is without the extra GPU Predator 21X has, Triton 700 still packs a punch. Furthermore, it stays true to its gaming tag with a mechanical keyboard and LED-illuminated keys.

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