• CPU: Intel Core i7-7820HK (@ 3.8GHz)
  • GPU: 2x NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (8GB GDDR5X, SLI)
  • Display: 21.0", WFHD (2560 x 1080), IPS
  • Storage: 1000GB SSD + 1000GB HDD
  • RAM: 64GB DDR4
  • Weight: 8.5 kg (18.7 lbs)

Acer Predator 21X - Specs

CPU Performance #2
  • Intel Core i7-6820HK (@ 4 GHz) 2.8%
  • Intel Core i7-7820HK (@ 3.8GHz)
  • Intel Core i7-7920HQ 2%
  • Intel Core i7-7820HK 2%
  • Intel Xeon E3-1505M v6 3.9%
GPU Performance #1
  • 2x NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (8GB GDDR5X, SLI)
  • 2x NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (8GB GDDR5, SLI)
  • 2x NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 (8GB GDDR5, SLI) 32.1%
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (8GB GDDR5X) 44.7%
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (8GB GDDR5) 57.2%
Display
21.0", WFHD (2560 x 1080), IPS
panel 1
AUO B210DAR01.0
Color accuracy 6.0 -> 4.5
HDD/SSD
1TB SSD PCIe + 1TB HDD, 7200 rpm
M.2 Slot
4x 2280 PCIe NVMe (M key)
RAM
64GB DDR4
OS
Windows 10
Battery
88Wh, Li-ion, 8-cell
Body material
plastic, aluminum
Dimensions
568 x 315 x 83 mm (22.36" x 12.40" x 3.27")
Weight
8.5 kg (18.7 lbs)
Ports and connectivity
  • 4x USB Type-A 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)
  • 1x USB Type-C 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)
  • HDMI 1
  • Displayport full
  • Card reader SD
  • Ethernet LAN Killer Ethernet E2500 10/100/1000
  • Wi-Fi Killer Double Shot Pro Wireless-AC 1535 802.11ac 2x2 MU-MIMO (2.4GHz / 5GHz)
  • Bluetooth 4.1
  • Audio jack 2x 3.5mm audio jacks
Features
  • Fingerprint reader
  • Web camera 720p HD Webcam
  • Backlit keyboard
  • Microphone
  • Speakers 6x Stereo Speakers
  • Optical drive
  • Security Lock slot

DISPLAY: 21-inch, 2560 x 1080, IPS

Name AUO B210DAR01.0
Diagonal 21"
Pixel density 132.31 ppi
Brightness 326 cd/m2
sRGB 97%
Panel Type IPS
Resolution 2560 x 1080
Becomes "Retina" from 26 inches (66 cm)
Contrast 1200:1
dE Color Checker 6.0 4.5
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Health-Guard

The first and most important profile (in our opinion) is the Health-Guard – when being used with our LM Profiles application, Health-Guard eliminates the harmful Pulse-Width Modulation (PWM) and reduces the negative Blue Light which affects our eyes and body.

Since it’s custom tailored for every panel, it manages to keep the colors perceptually accurate (they may seem strange at first but after a few minutes our brain will start recognizing them as accurate ones – that’s how Health-Guard differs from alternatives like f.lux).

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Health-Guard Profile

Office Work and Web Design

The second profile type is Office Work and Web Design. Business tasks are various, most often related to a set of office-targeted applications. Sometimes, working outside is necessary. In such cases color accuracy is paramount, but so is image clarity, brightness, contrast etc. A piece of text must be legible, graphics and histograms must be clear. All of this is precisely what this profile is for. If you’re doing office work, web design, or simply value color accuracy when browsing the Internet, this is the profile to use!

It’s important to note that not all displays are suited for Web design – our profiles can not compensate for insufficient sRGB coverage (most TN panels have this problem), so you you might want to check our detailed color tests in the respective product reviews we’ve done if you want to use the machine for professional work.

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Design & Gaming Profile

Gaming and Movie Nights

Gaming is among the main driving forces for the fast clip of hardware development. Gamers are well-aware of the fact that a poor image can ruin the entire experience.

The same goes for watching movies. Imagine sitting down for a nice movie after a long day, and barely making out what’s on the screen. The ‘Gaming and movie night’ profile can make a huge difference. We strongly recommend you use it, since it’s gamma curve is specifically tuned to reveal details in the dark sections of the image.

Here’s what this amounts to:

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Design & Gaming Profile

You’ll find more information about the profiles HERE.

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Office work and web design

Office work / Web design

If your field is office work or web design, or you just want your monitor's color set to be as accurate as possible for the Internet color space, this profile will prove to be useful.

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Gaming or movie nights

Gaming or Movie nights

We developed this profile especially for occasions on which you spend a lot of time in front of your monitor with some games or watching movies – it will be easier for you to discern fine nuances in the dark.

$4.97
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Health protection

Health-Guard

This profile reduces the negative impact of pulsation and the blue spectrum, securing your eyes and body. You still get a pitch-perfect color image, albeit slightly warmer.

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Acer Predator 21X in-depth review

You've probably heard about the Acer Predator 21X that was announced way back during IFA 2016 in Berlin but since then, the company has kept the curtains closed around this ambitious project. Until this year's CES when the OEM announced that it will start shipping its first units sometime during Q1 of 2017. Luckily, we had the chance to snatch one of the early samples for a review, but unfortunately, the expected performance wasn't reached when we tested the device. But judging by its coolin[...]

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Pros

  • Impeccable build quality and outsanding design
  • Desktop-like performance thanks to the dual GTX 1080 SLI setup and big overclocking capabilities
  • Curved 21-inch IPS (120Hz) Quantum Dot display with excellent properties + G-Sync
  • Tobii Eye Tracking sensors
  • Mechanical Cherry MX Brown keyboard
  • Offers easy and generous RAM and storage upgrade options - up to 5 drives (4 of which support PCIe NVMe)
  • A big collection of ports and connectors including Thunderbolt 3 (via USB-C), two DisplayPorts, HDMI, etc.

Cons

  • Absurdly big and heavy (up to ~86 mm thick and 9 kg heavy) + 2x 1.25 kg charging bricks
  • A lot pricier than we would expect

CPU Performance: Intel Core i7-7820HK (@ 3.8GHz)

GPU Performance: 2x NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (8GB GDDR5X, SLI)

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