Acer Predator 21 X (GX21-71) - Specs

HDD/SSD
up to 1000GB SSD + up to 1000GB HDD
M.2 Slot
4x 2280 PCIe NVMe (M key)
RAM
up to 64GB
OS
Windows 10
Battery
88Wh, Li-ion, 8-cell
Dimensions
568 x 315 x 83 mm (22.36" x 12.40" x 3.27")
Weight
8.5 kg (18.7 lbs)
Body material
plastic, aluminum
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

All Acer Predator 21 X (GX21-71) configurations

 

Display Profiles

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).

Now the profile has a higher color temperature which makes is suitable for working through the whole day (not only at night) and simulates paper so the pressure on the eyes is greatly reduced.

Pro Tip: As the Health-Guard profile simulates paper and has as accurate as possible colors, it could be a great tool for prepress designers!

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

Design and Gaming

The second profile type is Design and Gaming – it combines our previous “Web Design” and “Gaming and Movie Nights” profiles in one, so it’s aimed at designers who work with colors professionally, and for games and movies as well (or maybe you’re a designer who likes to relax with some games or movies from time to time?).

“Design and Gaming” takes display panels to their limits, making them as accurate as possible in the sRGB IEC61966-2-1 standard for Web and HDTV, at white point D65.

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

Just as our previous Gaming profile, this one also regulates the first steps out of black so you can have even faster reflexes when playing in dark virtual environments…or just see everything in the darkest scenes in movies.

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

Office Work

The third profile is Office Work and it should be used mostly by users who spend most of the time looking at pieces of text, tables or just surfing.

Office Work aims to deliver better distinctness and clarity by keeping a flat gamma curve (2.20), native color temperature and perceptually accurate colors.

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Office Work 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.

$4.98
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All
$9.99
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Acer Predator 21 X (GX21-71) 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

 

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