Gaming laptops have often flaunted very interesting designs, and the latest one from Acer announced at CES 2017 continues to prove that statement. The laptop in question is the Predator 21 X, and for starters, it has a crazy-absurd asking price of $8,999 for the starting point.
What you will get for the $9 Grand is an excessive 21-inch curved display with a resolution of 2560 x 1080, and it is also an IPS panel. The machine also weighs in at an impressive 17.6 pounds, which is a lot for a gaming laptop. Specifications include two GeForce GTX 1080 X graphic cards that are conjoined with Nvidia’s SLI technology, Intel’s new seventh-generation Core i7 processor, up to 64GB of RAM, and up to four 512GB SSD’s. Two of those can also be NVMe PCIE SSDS, which is five times faster than standard SATA drives. Standard Hard Drive capacity is capped at 2TB, however.
There is also Tobii eye-tracking built in, a mechanical keyboard with customizable backlight options, and interestingly, the number pad can flip over to be a trackpad. There are also four speakers and even two subwoofers, and five cooling fans, to you know, justify the $8,999 you’ll be dropping on the laptop.
Speaking of the outrageous price, each one will be made to order starting next month. To make it even more special, the first 300 customers will get a limited edition series number engraved onto the graphics panel.
Because Acer knows that not everyone can afford the Predator 21 X, they also announced the Predator 17 X, which starts at a lot cheaper $2,599 base price. There is Intel’s latest Kaby Lake i7 processor on board, with four DDR4 slots that can top out at 64GB of RAM. However, the laptop packs only one GTX 1080 X GPU and limits the SSD configurations. The 21-inch curved screen is traded in for a 17.3-inch G-Sync screen, as well.
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