Both Acer and Asustek are developing gaming laptops with larger screens. While current models mainly have 13-inch, 15-inch or 17-inch panels, the companies believe there's a market for even bigger models. ASUS is working on a 18-inch model and Acer plans to take it all the way to 21-inch.
The 18-inch ASUS laptop will feature an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 10 series, as well as a "top-notch" stereo system. The Acer 21-inch gaming notebook will feature a AUO curve LCD panel, a mechanical keyboard, two discrete video cards and four SSDs. The laptop's chassis will be specifically designed to fit with the curve panel, and it will have a whopping five fans and two 330W power supplies.
DigiTimes reports market watchers are pessimistic about the sales prospects of these laptops because of their weight and size:
Since these notebooks are expected to feature weight and size much larger than regular gaming models and prices between NT$100,000-200,000, market watchers are pessimistic about their sales although they may attract attention from consumers, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.
Currently, 13-, 15- and 17-inch are the mainstream sizes for the gaming notebook market, but Acer and Asustek is looking to create further differentiation and planning to release models with even larger display sizes, using top-end hardware specifications.