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Acer Predator 21 X targets hardcore gamers

Acer’s Predator is a laptop aimed at gamers, being fast and also sporting the world’s first 21” curved screen.

it is built for hardcore gamers – with 21”, 2560 x 1080 curved screen; eye tracking; four speakers, two subwoofers (Dolby Audio and TrueHarmony 4.2); dual NVIDIA 1080 SLI 16GB GPU; Intel’s Core i7-7820HK overclockable processor; 64GB RAM; and two PCIe NVMe Raid 0 SSDs and two SATA drives. It even comes with a Pelican road case.

The Predator 21 X (GX21-71) is the world’s first gaming laptop to offer a curved 21”, 2000R (radius) 21:9 ratio, IPS display (2560 x 1080 resolution with NVIDIA G-SYNC 120Hz refresh rate) and also has Tobii eye-tracking technology. Eye tracking lets gamers identify enemies, aim, and take cover simply by looking at objects.

Gaba Cheng, head of Products at Acer, said, “The Australian debut of the Predator 21 X is something we know all gamers and gaming enthusiasts have been eagerly waiting for. From its 21” curved screen to the powerful 7th Generation Intel Core i7-7820HK processor, the Predator 21 X has completely redefined gaming and gaming devices.”

Features include:

  • Cherry MX Brown key switches with 16.7 million backlit RGB custom colours and palm rest.
  • Flip-over numeric number pad (flips over to reveal an oversize touch pad).
  • Tobii  eye tracking and infinite screen eye tracking.
  • Dolby 4.2 and Acer TruHarmony audio.
  • Nine heat pipes, and five cooling fans including three ultra-thin AeroBlade illuminated fans and Acer DustDefender.
  • Customisable graphics/engravings for an individual look.
  • Killer DoubleShot Pro prevents game lag and missed opportunities by automatically picking the fastest network connection (Ethernet or wireless).
  • Thunderbolt 3 USB-C at speeds up to 40 Gbps.
  • Two redundant power supplies.
  • HDMI and DisplayPort, Ethernet, USB 3.0, 3.5mm audio SD card support.
  • PredatorSense for total control of lighting, overclocking, and game profiles.
  • The first 300 sold will have a limited-edition number on the panel.
  • It weighs just under 9kg in full kit.

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Acer is coy about the price but the Daily Mail reported that in the full kit will set you back A$9000.

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Ray Shaw ray@im.com.au  has a passion for IT ever since building his first computer in 1980. He is a qualified journalist, hosted a consumer IT based radio program on ABC radio for 10 years, has developed world leading software for the events industry and is smart enough to no longer own a retail computer store!