Acer Predator 21X vs Alienware 17 specs comparison: Which is the best gaming laptop?


Over a week ago, Taiwan-based tech vendor Acer heeded the call of the gaming public and dished out their monster of a gaming laptop dubbed the Predator 21X that boasts an unprecedented curved monitor, claiming to be the first of its kind. Having said this, Dell’s current Alienware 17 laptop is up to the challenge and is ready to measure out the newcomer.

Acer’s latest offering was unveiled at this year’s IFA in Berlin, and as per the recent press statement posted on their website, the flagship gaming laptop is said to be the gutsiest gaming laptop that the company has built to date.

Moreover, the laptop’s selling point is the aforementioned curved 21-inch monitor donning a 2560×1080 screen resolution with in-plane switching features. The laptop will be powered with the seventh iteration of Intel Core chipsets together with two of NVIDIA’s GTX 1080 graphics processing units, making gameplay substantially smoother and faster. In addition, the upcoming laptop will be equipped with five cooling fans, in which three of these are razor-thin metallic fan blades courtesy of AeroBlade, that would serve as an exhaust fan to quickly vent out heat during use.

Meanwhile, the Alienware 17 will definitely not back down as it will feature 4K capabilities, and it will be able to hold up visually demanding games at an impressive 60 frames per second.

Furthermore, the laptop will pack a massive 8 GB of random access memory and will also be powered by Intel’s Core i7 processor. Unlike the Predator 21X, Alienware 17 is said to be packed with a toned down NVIDIA GTX 970 graphics card.

The base render of the Alienware 17 has an initial price of $1,500, and prices will depend on the amount of RAM. The price of the Predator 21X, on the other hand, is yet to be announced by Acer.