Acer Predator 21 X – Gaming Notebook with a 21-inch Curved Display

[ Acer ] Okay, the Acer Predator 21 X is insane. First, a 21-inch display on a laptop? And it’s curved. Second, the display is powered by two NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 GPUs.

The 21-inch NVIDIA G-Sync’ed display will sport a wide color gamut IPS panel, be matte, and feature a pixel format of 2560×1080. Ah, matte, welcome back. The only thing I’d change about the display: make it 4K/UHD. Dual GTX 1080’s can push every one of those pixels at stratospheric framerates.

  • CPU: 7th-generation “Kaby Lake” Intel Core K-series (available in Q1’17)
  • GPU: 2x SLI NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080
  • Storage: Up to 4TB SSD (4x drives)
  • RAM: Up to 64GB (4x slots)
  • Weight: 8kg or 17.6lbs
  • Wireless: 802.11ac (2x physical antennas), Bluetooth
  • Ports: Gigabit Ethernet, Thunderbolt, HDMI, 2x DisplayPort, 2x USB
  • Other: SD card slot, Tobii eye-tracking, mechanical keyboard (RGB LED-lit Cherry MX switches), Dolby Audio 4.2+ sound system (4x speakers,, 2x subwoofers), numeric keypad flips over into a touchpad, 5x cooling fans.

The Acer Predator 21 X is beastly — performance as well as looks — but those mechanical keys look lovely.

With an estimated price of around, some say US$4000 others more, you’ll be emptying out your bank account starting in the first quarter of 2017.