Back in August, Acer shocked the world by unveiling the Predator 21 X – a gaming laptop that is equipped with a curved display. At CES 2017, the gigantic laptop made an appearance once again alongside several new information regarding it.
First and foremost, let’s start with the price. Given its uniqueness and the amount of firepower that contained within its 8kg body, the Predator 21 X will have a starting price of USD 8,999 (about RM 40,469). It costs even more in Europe at EU 9,999 (about RM 46,785).
For the price of a base Perodua Myvi, the Predator 21 X provides users with not only a 21-inch 4K 120Hz IPS display that supports G-SYNC technology but also two NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 cards and Tobii eye-tracking camera. Additionally, it also carries Intel Core i7-7820HK processor and 64GB DDR4-2400 RAM.
Users can also choose to equip it with up to four 512GB solid state drive in RAID 0 alongside a 1TB 7200rpm hard drive. To cool down all the high-performance components within the laptop, Acer has equipped Predator 21 X with 5 system fans and 9 heat pipes that are protected further by the company’s DustDefender technology.
Let’s not forget the other reason why Predator 21 X has such a large footprint: it comes with a mechanical keyboard. As shown in our hands-on at IFA 2016, the keyboard is equipped with Cherry MX Brown switches and RGB backlight. Next to the keyboard is a numeric keypad that can be flipped into a touchpad.
As for the laptop’s audio setup, it comes in the form of 2 tweeters, 2 midrange speakers, and 2 subwoofers. Meanwhile, each customer that purchased the Predator 21 X are apparently able to customized the laptop’s maintenance panel with his or her name as well as a design and flag.
From its price alone, Predator 21 X is clearly not meant for everyone. The laptop might mainly act as a proof that Acer has the capability to deliver unique products from time to time but it also showed that power also comes with a price. In this case, a rather hefty price tag.