Acer’s Predator 21 X, the world’s first curved laptop, coming out February

Victor Barreiro Jr.
Acer’s Predator 21 X, the world’s first curved laptop, coming out February
If you have $9,000 to spare, this gaming laptop may very well exceed your expectations for anything you want to do with it

MANILA, Philippines – If you’ve got $9,000 burning a hole in your wallet and a sturdy back to shoulder the burden, there’s a new monster of a gaming laptop that’s been announced at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2017) in Las Vegas.

Announced back in August 2016, the $9,000 Predator 21 X is said to be the world’s first curved laptop with a 21-inch display supporting 2560×1080 pixel resolution and a 120Hz refresh rate. It also has G-Sync support to take care of any potential visual artifacting or screen tearing issues.

Acer’s Predator 21 X is quite the literal heavyweight as well, weighing in at 19.4 pounds. The device runs on an 7th-generation Intel Core i7-7820HK Kaby Lake processor and comes paired with two GeForce GTX 1080 graphics processors in SLI configuration.

The computer shown at CES has room for up to 5 storage drives, with The Next Web reporting that it came with one one-terabyte (1TB) hard disk drive and 4 512GB solid state drives. Different configurations will be likely on this laptop, with less storage space likely a determining factor in lowering the price.

The Predator 21 X also sports a full-sized mechanical keyboard with Cherry MX Brown key switches. Its numeric keypad can be flipped over and turned into a precision touchpad instead. It will also come with 4 speakers, two subwoofers, two power supplies, 5 system fans, and 9 heat pipes.

The Predator 21 X will be available in North America in February with prices starting at $8,999; and in EMEA in February with prices starting at €9,999, though exact specifications, pricing, and availability will reportedly vary by region.

Acer also has a site allowing interested buyers to join a mailing list for further information. – Rappler.com

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Victor Barreiro Jr.

Victor Barreiro Jr is part of Rappler's Central Desk. An avid patron of role-playing games and science fiction and fantasy shows, he also yearns to do good in the world, and hopes his work with Rappler helps to increase the good that's out there.