LAS VEGAS (Jan.3, 2017)
Acer today announced the availability of its highly anticipated Predator 21 Xgaming laptop, the world’s first curved screen notebook. Featuring Windows 10 and designed for ultimate gaming enthusiasts who only want the best, the Predator 21 X is advanced beyond anything on the market today.
As the world’s first notebook to offer a curved 21-inch IPS display (2560 x 1080 resolution with a 120Hz refresh rate), it delivers a truly immersive gaming experience, especially when combined with the notebook’s eye-tracking technology from Tobii. Taking PC gaming immersion to new depths, eye tracking lets gamers identify enemies, aim and take cover simply by gazing at objects on the screen in more than45 titles like Elite Dangerous, Deus Ex: Mankind Dividedand WATCH_DOGS 2™. The curved screen also features NVIDIA®G-SYNC™technology, ensuring smooth and sharp gameplay.
Beneath the notebook’s curved hood lies a powerful engine just waiting to be unleashed. The Predator 21 XGX21-71 features dual NVIDIA®GeForce®GTX 1080 graphic cards in SLI and an overclockable7thGeneration Intel®Core™i7-7820HK processor for ultimate performance and responsiveness.
Supporting all this power is 64GB of DDR4-2400 memory, up to four 512GB solid state drives in RAID 0 configuration (including 2 NVMe PCIe SSDs which are up to 5x faster than SATA SSDs) and a 1TB 7200 RPM hard drive. In addition, Killer DoubleShot Pro automatically picks the fastest network connection (Ethernet or wireless) andsends all high priority traffic over that interface while standard traffic is sent over the other. This ensures the highest priority traffic will always be put on the fastest and most reliable link. Thunderbolt™3 brings Thunderbolt to USB-C at speeds up to 40 Gbps.
Dissipating excess heat effectively for uninterrupted performance during intense gaming sessions, the notebook also features an advanced cooling architecture consisting of fivesystem fans (including threeultra-thin AeroBlade™metal fans) and nineheat pipes. It also includes Acer DustDefender, which removes dust build-up and improves heat dissipation, and Acer’s CoolBoost app, that can be used to adjust the fans’ airflow to deliver extra cooling performance during heavy use.
Its full-sized mechanical keyboard features Cherry®MX Brown switches with individually programmable backlit keys, offering 16.7 million color options. Customers can swap out the black W, A, S and D keys with teal ones using the included accessory kit. Itsunique numeric keypad canbe flipped over and used asa Precision Touchpad.
Making the action come to life, the Predator 21 X features a new three-way (tweeter, midrange, woofer) audio design which produces Hi-Fi quality sound and is powered by fourspeakers (twotweeters, twomidrange) and 2 subwoofers to produce a full spectrum of sound.
The Predator 21 X works with Windows Hello, supporting secure and password-free sign-in by recognizing your face. Skype for Business Certification ensures people can communicate with crisp and lag-free quality and also allows for clearer, higher quality audio and a great Cortana with Voice experience on Windows 10.
Preloaded Acer PredatorSense software allows users to control and customize the whole gaming experience from one central interface, including overclocking, lighting and fan control. In 3addition, the included Xsplit Gamecaster software makes it easy for gamers to record and edit videos and live stream on Twitch and Youtube channels.
Located just above the keyboard on the right side is a metal maintenance panel which provides access to the RAM modules and one 2.5-inch hard drive. The notebook ships with a blue dragon graphic on the panel, or it can be customized with a combination of graphics, nation flagsand name engraving. In addition, the first 300 notebooks will include a limited edition series number on the panel.
For safe transport and storage, each Predator 21 X ships with a custom ultra-durable hard-shell carrying case which securely stores the notebook and accessories.