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Acer announces Predator 21 X gaming notebook with curved display

Acer announces Predator 21 X gaming notebook with curved display
Acer announces Predator 21 X gaming notebook with curved display
The 21-inch "notebook" is slated for a launch sometime this year for a starting price of $2399 USD and is expected to be one of the most powerful in its class with up to two GTX 1080 GPUs in SLI and the brand new unlocked Core i7-7820HK.

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

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Allen Ngo, 2017-01- 3 (Update: 2017-01- 3)
Allen Ngo
Allen Ngo - US Editor in Chief
After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.