Acer takes gaming laptops to the extreme with the introduction of the Predator 21 X. This model stands out not only because it's the first curved screen notebook, but also because of its massive 21" screen with NVIDIA G-Sync support and its high-end specifications.
The IPS panel has a 2560 x 1080 pixel resolution and the system will feature an Intel Kaby Lake series processor as well as dual NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080, a mechanical keyboard with RGB backlight effects, and a numpad that can be flipped over and turned into a Precision Touchpad.
Other special features include a sound system with four speakers and two subwoofers, and an advanced cooling system with five fans! The Predator 21 X really goes against the stream, this is a laptop that's bigger and thicker than ever before. And heavier too, Acer says it weighs a whopping 8kg!
Pricing and availability is unknown, but no doubt the Predator 21 X will cost a ton.
The Predator 21 X takes the flagship spot in Acer’s gaming notebook series and is advanced beyond anything on the market today. It’s the world’s first notebook to offer a curved 21-inch IPS display (2560 x 1080), and when combined with wide-angle viewing, it delivers a truly immersive gaming experience. To bring gameplay immersion to the next level, the notebook also integrates Tobii eye-tracking technology for a new method of control that’s more intuitive and natural. Built-in eye-tracking hardware (infrared sensors and software) unlocks a completely new facet in gaming. By tracking a gamer’s eye with software, the notebook introduces new interactions like aiming, identifying enemies and taking cover simply by gazing at objects on the screen. Eye tracking also enhances the experience by providing infinite views whilst navigating treacherous paths and roads in a game.
With 7th Generation Intel® Core™ processors and dual NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1080 graphic cards in SLI, the Predator 21 X takes the AAA gaming experience to new heights. The curved screen also features NVIDIA® G-SYNC™ technology to ensure smooth and sharp gameplay in every scenario. Visuals aren’t the only star of the show: the Predator 21 X also ships with SoundPound 4.2+ (4 speakers and 2 subwoofers), 3-way audio and Dolby® Audio for truly pristine aural enjoyment. The notebook also features an advanced cooling architecture with 5 system fans, 3 of which are ultra-thin AeroBlade™ metal fans, to dissipate excess heat effectively for uninterrupted performance during intense gaming sessions.
The Predator 21 X has a full-sized mechanical keyboard featuring Cherry® MX switches, with customizable RGB backlight settings for each individual key. Aside from its unique curved form factor, the Predator 21 X’s numeric keypad also touts a unique design that allows it to be flipped over and turned into a Precision Touchpad.