IFA 2016 | Acer Predator 21X: Curved 21 inch gaming laptop with SLI graphics
Acer's press conference at IFA 2016 just ended and there were also some great news for gamers.
The absolute highlight was a 21 inch gaming notebook with curved display called Predator 21X. Its IPS screen has a resolution of 2,560 x 1,080 Pixel. There is also exe-tracking-technology by Tobii that allows players to use their eyes as a control method for games. During the presentation, the game "Assassin's Creed: Syndicate" was shown. With eye-tracking, players can aim and control the camera in the game. Furthermore, dynamic lighting can react to what the player looks at.
The necessary power for gaming comes from 7th generation Intel Core i7 processors and two Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 in SLI mode. The desktop components will be overclocked and need to be cooled accordingly. There are five coolers, one of them visible through a glass plate above the keyboard.
The Acer Predator 21X offers a keyboard with mechanical Cherry MX switches. Every key can be individually illuminated by RGB LED lights. Another highlight is a keypad that can be turned around and changed into a touchpad.
The Acer Predator 21X will be available this year for pre-order and will hit markets in Q1/2017. There have been no details on prices so far.
We could get a closer look at the device at the IFA and also talk to Acer employees. We found out that nothing is set as far as storage is concerned. One possibility would be to include two SSDs and two HDDs. You will be able to access RAM and storage via a hatch above the keyboard that can be opened with a Torx screwdriver. The weight of the Acer Predator 21X will be around 7 kilograms. Find below a first video of the device and some pictures directly from the IFA.