Now Acer launches the most expensive gaming laptop on the market. The Predator 21 X which was first shown off at IFA 2016 in September will be available in February.
So what do nine thousand dollars of gaming laptop actually get you? Top of the line hardware across the board including a 21-inch curved ultrawide display with a 2560 x 1080 resolution and a 120 Hz refresh rate. Acer is proudly calling this the first laptop with a curved display although at 8kg heavy it won’t exactly be a portable machine.
The Predator 21 X is kitted out with a brand new overclockable Intel ‘Kaby Lake’ Core i7-7820HK processor and two Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 GPUs in SLI each with 8 GB of GDDR5X memory. There’s also 64GB of DDR4-2400 memory and up to four 512GB SSDs including two on an NVMe PCIe bus. Acer will even chuck in a 1TB hard drive and Killer Double Shot Pro networking.
Acer has managed to fit in a full-sized mechanical keyboard with Cherry MX Brown key switches because this laptop is so large. Each key has programmable RGB LED backlighting and the num pad on the right-hand side flips over to create a trackpad. Tobii eye tracking with Windows Hello support is included as is a six-speaker audio system.
At such an exorbitant price it’s unlikely that Acer will sell a significant amount of Predator 21 Xs. But if you’re interested in owning the most expensive gaming laptop it’ll hit stores in February.
Acer has refreshed the Predator 21 X with a new processor and discrete graphics. You’ll now get an Intel Core i7-7820HK and a GeForce GTX 1080 both of which you can easily overclock through Acer’s included utility (up to 4.3 GHz on the CPU and up to 1732 MHz on the GPU). The 17.3-inch display is available in either 1080p G-Sync or 4K IPS options.