Acer and Alienware are always in a stiff competition when it comes to securing their dominance in the quest to become the producer of the ultimate gaming laptop. Now that Acer has unveiled it's to be released Acer Predator 21X to the public, Alienware's Alienware 17 is surely in deep trouble. But is it?
The Acer Predator 21X is the very first laptop that has a curved screen display. It features two recent Nvidia GTX 1080 graphic cards that are in SLI configuration, matched with a 7th-generation Intel Core i7 processor and is having five Aeroblade fans to cool it down. Its 2056 x 1080 display resolution suits it perfectly.
One should know that the Predator 21X is not really a laptop, as it weighs a heavy 17.6 pounds, making it not close to portable by all means. Several heavy-duty games were tested out in the Predator 21X unit and it presented no signs of lag. The games tested were GTA V, Call of Duty Black Ops, and NBA 2K16.
The Predator 21X's mechanical and backlit keyboard makes the gaming experience immersive, as well as having a built-in eye-tracker excellent for games that require it. The Predator 21X will be out to the market by the first quarter of 2017, with its official price not yet disclosed to the public.
In the meanwhile, Alienware's very own Alienware 17 is one heavy contender for the Acer Predator 21X as it packs a punch of 8 GB RAM, 4K resolution display, and the ability to play heavy-duty games at 60 fps in ultra max detail settings. To some degree, there is no such thing as perfect as the Alienware 17 has a very short battery life, as well as the weight of 4 kilograms.
Also, the price starts at $2000, which will surely cost a fortune to one. One should also not that one of the features that seals the deal for this one is that it has an illuminated trackpad.
Furthermore, the Alienware 17 is a laptop that can put off the to be released Acer Predator 21X, but it is really a preference for the buyer. Will the curved screen display be a big deal for a gamer? Or will the lighter and more compact built of the Alienware 17, and its total branding package matter more?