Acer has unveiled a monster of a machine in Predator 21 X. The beast of a laptop weighs 8kg (17 pounds) and features a 21-inch curved screen – the world’s first. The laptop also features a 7th generation Intel Core K-series processor, up to 64GB of DDR4-2400 RAM (has four DIMM slots), up to 4TB of SSD storage with RADI-0 support, and two GeForce GTX1080 GPUs in SLI. It also has a Cherry MX key switches and RGB backlighting, an HD webcam, a number pat that flips over into a touchpad and a 4.2 audio system.
During its unveiling in Berlin, Acer acknowledged that the laptop was more of a proof of engineering acumen than any kind of ‘big seller’ retail product. The laptop only supports the latest, most demanding PC games. To Acer, it is not just a souped-up machine but also a symbol that the company is focused on hardcore gaming, where gamers are willing to pay more for the fastest and most powerful machine. A product like this, coming to a stagnant market can inspire players to buy.
Interested gamers can start ordering Predator 21 X starting in January next year. Though it measures 568 * 314 * 83.5 mm (w*d*h), it is amazing how it has accommodated all these components plus a five-fan cooling system with three AeroBlade metal fans. Acer did not disclose the exact price of the laptop, though Predator 21 X is expected to cost more than $5000. Other Predator laptops usually range between $2000 and $3000 and usually have lesser features in comparison to Predator 21 X.
Since last year’s relaunch of the Predator brand by Acer, the company has introduced a number of Predator products including superfast desktop PCs and monitors. This move is essential since according to an IDC research it does not fall in the top five PC maker.
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