Acer announces Predator 21 X gaming notebook with curved display
If you've ever thought to yourself, "Man, I sure wish notebooks came with curved displays!", then you're in luck. The Acer Predator 21 X will be the world's first consumer notebook to launch with a curved display and was already previewed to select press last year at IFA 2016. No longer a prototype or proof of concept, expect the 21-inch notebook to launch sometime this year for a starting price of $2400 USD.
The monster of a notebook will integrate the same Tobii eye-tracking technology as on the GT72 Tobii Edition that promises compatibility with over 45 titles including Watch Dogs 2 and Deus Ex: Mankind Divided. Other unique qualities include the mechanical MX Brown keyboard with individually lit RGB keys and a top maintenance cover adjacent to the keyboard for instant access to the RAM modules and secondary 2.5-inch HDD. Another panel above the keyboard will be a removable plate for customizable designs.
The cooling system utilizes five individual fans and nine heat pipes and will likely be considerably larger than the cooling solution on even the 18.3-inch MSI GT83VR Titan. The special preloaded PredatorSense software should allow for easy overclocking, lighting, fan control, and other specific features in one handy tool.
Core specifications include:
- 21-inch 2560 x 1080 resolution IPS display w/ 120 Hz refresh rate and G-Sync
- Up to Core i7-7820HK Kaby Lake CPU
- Up to two GeForce GTX 1080 GPU in SLI
- Up to 64 GB of DDR4-2400 RAM
- 4x 512 GB SSDs in RAID 0 (two slots in NVMe) + 1x 2.5-inch SATA III 7200 RPM HDD
- Killer Wireless DoubleShot Pro
- 4x speakers + 2x subwoofers
- Thunderbolt 3