Before we talk about the price of Acer’s latest Gaming beast, let us have a look at what it offers. The Predator 21 X is a gaming laptop with a curved 21 Inch display. A 2560×1080 IPS Curved Display to be exact. The laptop has seventh generation desktop grade i7 processor and two Nvidia GTX 1080 linked with SLI.
The laptop has 4 DDR4 RAM slots offering maximum 64 GB of RAM and up to four 512 GB solid state drives. Two of these drives can be NVMe PCIe, which is an uncool way of saying that they will have blistering performance.
The Laptop will have hard drive slots too; standard one will be 2TB.
These are sure eye-popping specs for a gaming laptop (or even for a desktop for that matter); Acer has decided the price of the laptop to be eye-popping too: $8999 (almost 6,00,000 Indian Rupees).
For this price, Acer has added some add-ons to make it feel a bit more like a good bargain. Just like the recently launched Razor Pro, the laptop has a mechanical keyboard. Also, the touchpad can be flipped to reveal a numeric keypad. In the sound department, the company has added four speakers and two subwoofers, and there are a total of five cooling fans to keep the monster-size laptop cool.
It is obvious that Predator 21 X is more of an engineering show-off rather than a general commercial product. Only the most hardcore gamers can be interested in a gaming laptop that costs a cool $9000, Acer understands it too as the company won;t be mass producing the laptop.
Currently, Acer is has put the laptop on display at CES2017. Starting from next month, the company will be making these laptops only after a customer has placed an order. This will make sure that no laptop is gathering dust on a retail store.
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Dell’s XPS series of Windows laptop has always been one of the best general purpose laptops. Building on last year’s success of XPS13 and XPS15, Dell is making an XPS Laptop that is convertible to a tablet.
Unlike Microsoft Surface Book, the XPS 13 will have a 360-degree hinge that will allow the screen to be rotated. The screen is an infinity display that has appeared on last year’s laptops from the series.
XPS 13 that dell released in 2015 was a commercial success and it was praised by many for its strong battery life and edge to edge display, but now that Microsoft has raised the bar of what an innovative laptop looks like with Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book, Dell is adding some other features to compete with it.
Windows Central first spotted the XPS 13 on Dell’s website. There were no other details about specification or pricing, but the images sure indicate that Dell won’t take away USB 3.0 Ports as Apple did with its MacBook Pro 2016.
We can also expect dual core Kaby Lake processors and a similar amount of RAM current XPS 13 from Dell.
Speaking of XPS, the company is also ready to launch the XPS 15 refresh which will feature a quad-core Intel Kaby Lake processor and Nvidia GTX 1050 with 4 GB of Video Buffer to give Dell some heavy ground in Laptop wars.
Considering the Laptop has been on the site, the company should showcase the laptop at CES 2017.
Razer Blade Pro has a GTX 1080 GPU, Quad Core Processor, a Mechanical Processor and a 4K Display. Take a look at all that is new in Razer’s flagship laptop.
Recently, Gaming hardware manufacturer Razer overhauled its most popular Laptop with some seriously powerful specs, a thin profile, and a 4K touch Screen. The new laptop comes with a mechanical keyboard too.
The laptop is powered by a Core i7-6700HQ processor. As the 6000 series suggests, the i7 is based on last year’s Skylake architecture. While it is not the newest Quad Core, these are still the most powerful one available for sale.
The Laptop has a 17-inch 4K display that comes with G-Sync and 100% Adobe RGB coverage, surprisingly, Razer Pro’s screen is also Touch enabled.
Like its brothers, Blade Pro is a gaming Laptop and to power the 4K screen and run games, Razer has added a Nvidia GeFource GTX 1080. Mind you, its is a Desktop card, not a Laptop one, so you can expect pretty much high-end gaming desktop grade performance from this beast.
Blade Pro comes with 32 Gig of 2113 MHz DDR4 RAM and you can pick between 512 GB to 2 TB of M.2 Solid State Storage. The laptop also packs a Killer DoubleShot Pro network interface card and supports 802.11ac wireless to make sure the lowest possible latency.
While all these specs are impressive for a Laptop that is just as thick as a MacBook Pro, Razer Pro’s biggest trick up its sleeve is a mechanical keyboard.
While Razer is not the first one to cram a Mechanical Keyboard in a Laptop, this is certainly the best looking and most practical implementation yet. MSI Released GT80 two year ago with a Cherry MX Brown mechanical keyboard, but that thing was way too bulky.
If you are a PC gamer, I am sure that your mouth must be watering to get that piece of engineering on your hand, but there are some compromises too. While Razor Pro is slim, it still weights 7.8 pounds and as long the battery is, powering those specs on a 4K display is not going to be possible for a long time without plugging it into a wall adapter.
And Razer Blade Pro starts selling at $3700.
What do you think about Razer Pro? Share with others in the comments below and let me search for my piggy bank…
Deciding how much RAM do you need for a laptop can be confusing, here is a quick guide to help you.
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RAM is a very important factor that decides how fast your computer can be. While having low memory will always kill your laptop performance, having more than needed RAM doesn’t always results in more performance and this is why it is really important for you to know that how much RAM do you really need.
In case you have no idea what RAM is, RAM is a chip on your computer that stores all your running programs. With more memory, you will be able to run more apps simultaneously on your laptop.
Typically, in case of a Laptop, you can pick between 2GB to 32GB of RAM. To simplify your choosing, here is a straight forward guide to help you decide how much RAM do you need for your laptop.
In short: Don’t buy a Laptop with 1 GB RAM (or Gigabyte, for too innocent users )
With the new anniversary release of Windows 10, Microsoft has increased the memory requirements of Windows to 2 GB minimum for 32 Bit versions of Windows.
Meaning, you can’t run Windows 10 on a laptop with 1GB of RAM.
That leaves you to using the Laptop with older versions of Windows or some Linux Distros that are optimized for Low memory usage.
Also, 1 GB is too low to do any real work. Sure, you can run a recent web browser and use some common office apps but you wont really be able to multitask.
That being said, you should really ignore any PC, Laptop or Phone that has 1GB or Less RAM.
Some entry level cheap Windows Laptops and hybrids come with 2 GB of RAM.
Having 2 GB of RAM takes you to a laptop that you can really use of some moderate amount of work – As long as it relays on web browser and Microsoft Office or similor apps.
2 GB RAM in your laptop will give you room for entry level multitasking, you should be able to use a more than a few browser tab along with a couple of Office apps at a same time.
Keep in mind that bigger and demanding applications such as Photoshop and AAA titles wont really work. However, you should be able to do some lightweight gaming with 2 GB of RAM.
4 GB has been standard for last few years for mainstream laptops. A computer with 4 GB of RAM should be able to run most applications currently in market, however, your mileage may very from an app to another app.
When it comes to multitasking, a laptop with 4 GB RAM should be enough to keep you covered if you are a moderate user. For an example, I am currently writing this post on an Inspiron Laptop that Has 4 GB of RAM. At this moment, I am playing Music on Windows Media Player, I have launched Chrome with 6 Open tabs and I am downloading a (legal) torrent on qBitTorrent. Even with all these tasks running, the Laptop is fast enough and there is almost 40% RAM Idle.
Although, having 4 GB of RAM on your Laptop will be sufficient to do all the above work, if you are a gamer, you should considering having more RAM. You can play older titles such as Tomb Raider (2012) or Max Payne 3 but newer AAA titles are not always supported.
So, in short, 4 GB of RAM is OK for most people, you can do office work, run multiple apps at same time and it is even enough to run a virtual machine.
This is the amount of RAM that you should go for if you are not on a restricted budget.
Having 8GB of RAM in your laptop will keep you future proofed and it will handle all tasks that you can throw on it.
This amount of RAM should be enough to let you toss with more than a couple of Virtual Machines, Switch between half a dozen of open programs and run all AAA titles successfully without any hiccup.
With 8 GB of RAM, you can easily run Video editing programs, run image manipulation apps and do media encoding/decoding.
Truly, 8 GB is the new 4 GB for RAM. Sure, you can upgrade your PC with more memory in most cases, however, for a normal user, 8 GB should be more than enough to feel you no need for upgrade for next few years.
Having 16 GB of RAM on your laptop maybe an overkill if you are only a casual user, however, investing in 16 GB RAM makes sense if you are a serious gamer or you make/edit videos for living.
Having more RAM doesn’t always result in faster performance but, if you relay on memory hungry apps, 16 GB can be a good addition to your rig.
Laptops with 16 GB of RAM are expensive than lower end machines, so, do your research if you really need this amount of RAM.
32GB and up
You probably don’t need a laptop with 32 GB of RAM. This high amount of memory can only be useful if you run a lot of resource intensive apps at the same time.
Laptops that are used for Video editing and rendering can utilize this amount of RAM if the size of video files (or 3D Models) is high.
Laptops with 32 GB RAM are usually desktop replacement type, they are ridiculously heavy and downright expensive. If you need a computer with more than 32 GB of RAM, spending in a desktop tower may be a better option because, it will cost less and it should have more performance than same spec’d laptop sibling.
Conclusion: in short, here is how much RAM you need in your laptop:
Casual user with low budget: 4GB
Normal user’s : 8 GB
Gamers: 8GB to 16 GB
Video, Image editors and 3D Graphic developers: 16 GB and up
I hope that this guide helped you in choosing right amount of RAM for your laptop, if you have any questions, do drop a comment below.