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    Acer begins rollout of its Predator 21 X gaming laptops

    21-inch curved screen eye-tracking laptop weighs in at 8.8Kg and costs from $8,999.
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    Re: Acer begins rollout of its Predator 21 X gaming laptops

    This is only a laptop if you are a stone carving of Abraham Lincoln.

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    Re: Acer begins rollout of its Predator 21 X gaming laptops

    8.8Kg!!!!!
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    Re: Acer begins rollout of its Predator 21 X gaming laptops

    This is not a laptop, this is a portable desktop replacement.

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    Re: Acer begins rollout of its Predator 21 X gaming laptops

    Back in the day, we called these "lugables"
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    Re: Acer begins rollout of its Predator 21 X gaming laptops

    Built-in peripherals: Tobii Eye Tracking Technology, Cherry Mechanical MX Brown keyboard with RGB backlighting, Flip over touchpad / numpad module, SuperMulti DVD-RW drive
    Not that I am interested in buying or anything but why not Blu-ray ?
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    Re: Acer begins rollout of its Predator 21 X gaming laptops

    Why the HK CPU? I have a full i7 7700k in my laptop now, and for that money I'd want the same if I was in the market for a $10k+ replacement.

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    Re: Acer begins rollout of its Predator 21 X gaming laptops

    Well here in the UK, by the time you add VAT and given the current poor value of Sterling, that machine is going to retail at around £10,000, if it comes here. Anyone who pays for it must be in need of help.

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    Re: Acer begins rollout of its Predator 21 X gaming laptops

    Quote Originally Posted by Otherhand View Post
    Why the HK CPU? I have a full i7 7700k in my laptop now, and for that money I'd want the same if I was in the market for a $10k+ replacement.
    Because it's a cherry picked, better, and more efficient version of the same CPU. I don't see how you can complain since you're getting the same CPU but guaranteed to be more power efficient and it costs more anyway.

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    Re: Acer begins rollout of its Predator 21 X gaming laptops

    Quote Originally Posted by qasdfdsaq View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Otherhand View Post
    Why the HK CPU? I have a full i7 7700k in my laptop now, and for that money I'd want the same if I was in the market for a $10k+ replacement.
    Because it's a cherry picked, better, and more efficient version of the same CPU. I don't see how you can complain since you're getting the same CPU but guaranteed to be more power efficient and it costs more anyway.
    But it's significantly less powerful, isn't it? If you're building an absurdly heavy laptop that's clearly meant to be portable in the sense of "easily moved from room to room in your house" than the usual kind of laptop that goes where you go, and it's going for the "money is no object" base, then it should be the 7700k. A laptop like this is rarely going to run unplugged from the mains anyway, so power efficiency isn't a significant factor.

    Granted, a gaming user might not notice the difference, and I wanted the best CPU option I could get because my machine will undergo serious stress running creative software, but it was info such as this that made me go for the desktop standard:

    http://cpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare.../3647vsm224965
    Last edited by Otherhand; 09-04-2017 at 10:53 PM.

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