Acer Predator gaming laptop with curved screen $9,000:There’s never been a better time to be a gamer who’s flush with cash. At, Acer announced pricing and availability for some pretty impressive and, at least in one case, downright expensive gaming products.
The first-ever laptop with a curved display is a laptop in name only. Acer’s ferocious Predator 21 X gaming laptop is an 8.8 lb. beast packing Intel’s overclockable Kaby Lake Core i7-7820HK desktop CPU, 64GB of RAM, up to four storage drives in RAID 0, a full-blown Cherry MX mechanical keyboard, and not one, but two GeForce GTX 1080 graphics processors running in SLI.
And the screen. Oh, the screen. More than a mere curved oddity, the Predator 21 X’s display roars along at a blazing 120Hz augmented by Nvidia’s gameplay-smoothing G-Sync technology.
This laptop can kick your desktop’s ass, full stop. And it better, considering the Predator 21 X’s chest-clutchingly high $9,000 sticker price. The bleeding-edge doesn’t come cheap when this laptop launches in February, folks.
- 21-inch screen, 21:9 aspect ratio, 2,560×1,080-pixel resolution
- 120Hz refresh rate
- 2000R curved screen
- Nvidia G-Sync
- Tobii Eye Tracking
- Two Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 GPUs
- Seventh-gen Intel Core i7-7820HK (overclockable) CPU
- Can store up to five storage drives at a time
- Two power supplies to run
- Five system fans
- Nine heat pipes to stay cool
- HDMI port and two DisplayPorts
- Four speakers and two subwoofers
- Mechanical keyboard uses Cherry MX switches and has an RGB LED under every key
- SD card reader
- 19.4 pounds (8.8 kilograms)
The Acer Predator 21 X is the most ridiculous gaming laptop ever conceived. Considering it costs $8,999, it had better be. (UK and Australian pricing and availability weren’t announced, but the exorbitant 9,999 euro European price converts to £8,520 or AU$14,540.)