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IFA 2016: Acer Unveils Predator 21 X, A Laptop With 21-Inch Curved Screen

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Acer has taken the wraps off a new laptop that is poised to find favor with gamers, adding more to its line of Predator gaming laptops.

On Wednesday, Aug. 31, Acer took the wraps off the Predator 21 X at the IFA 2016 in Berlin, Germany.

"With unlocked potential follows unrivaled evolution. A new era of curved has begun and the Predator 21 X leads the way," notes the company.

The Predator 21 X is a colossal machine that boasts a monstrous 21-inch curved display. It holds the distinction of being the first-ever laptop to come with a curved display.

The company waxed eloquent on the laptop's features and specs, lauding it to be more of an engineering marvel rather than a "big seller" product for retail. The massive laptop also houses two GeForce GTX 1080 graphic processor units from Nvidia, which will ensure gamers get a seamless experience.

The Predator 21 X will also house the yet-to-be-released Intel Core i7 processor from the Kaby Lake series. The Acer laptop is quite a powerhouse as it packs in five cooling fans. It also offers four DD4 slots and 64 GB of RAM.

The Predator 21 X weighs 8 kilograms or about 17 pounds, which may not make it ideal for those looking for portability, but for that you can check out any of the ultrathin Swift 7 laptops from the Taiwan-based company.

Not the most practical of laptops if judged on its physicality, the Predator 21 X's 21-inch IPS display with a resolution of 2,560 x 1,080 pixels, as well as the LED illumination, will be perfect for gamers looking to spend hours in front of their laptop.

Notwithstanding the massive size of the laptop, the Predator 21 X offers support for Tobii eye tracking technology, which Acer says is the first to do so. The eye tracking technology, Acer asserts, offers a more immersive gaming experience.

Acer also announced three Predator monitors, namely XB251HQT, XB271HUT and Z271T. All of these deploy the Tobii eye tracking tech.

The company did not disclose the pricing for the Predator 21 X or an exact date of release so far. However, Acer said the gargantuan gaming laptop will hit the shelves in Q1 2017.

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