First impression: no way this is a laptop!
It’s hard to believe what extents companies could go to make powerful gaming machines. The Acer Predator 21 X is a massive laptop that weighs 20 pounds (8.8 kgs) and is probably as large as your torso. This beast is all about that spec sheet, which is undeniably impressive (or should I say “a little too much”):
Display: 21-inch, 2560x1080 pixel widescreen (21:9 aspect ratio), 120Hz refresh rate with Nvidia G-Sync
CPU: 7th gen Intel Core i7 (quad-core, overclockable)
GPU: Two Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080
Storage: 5 drives
Cooling: Five fans and nine heat pipes
Ports: HDMI, two DisplayPorts, SD-card
Keyboard: Full mechanical keyboard with Cherry MX switches, a trackpad that can be flipped and used as a number pad
Sound: Two subwoofers and four speakers
Power: Two power supplies
Other: Tobii eye-tracking sensors (for certain games)
All in all, the Predator 21 X is the kind of laptop you would only have on your wish-list but never actually purchase it. The reasoning is simple: rather make yourself a custom desktop with the same (or better) configuration for a cheaper price than pay this exorbitant amount to get a laptop that you can barely carry around.
But Acer didn’t make this laptop to sell a lot of units. They made it to prove that it is possible to make such a high power portable machine.
Turns out it can also be used as a briefcase for your 12” MacBook (via The Verge):