Acer Predator 21 X release date, specs: gaming laptop features first-ever curved screen

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Taiwanese computer maker Acer just recently made the biggest splash in the laptop industry by introducing the world’s first-ever curved display notebook. But while all eyes are on the innovative 21-inch screen that’s never been seen in any laptop before, the Acer Predator 21 X is actually more than just the pretty face it’s a monstrous gaming machine, or at least that’s how it appears on paper.

The Verge reports that aside from the remarkable pioneering screen design, the gaming laptop also comes with a couple of GeForce GTX 1080 graphics processing units (GPU), along with the seventh-generation Intel Core K-series processing chip reinforced by five cooling fans. Well, those three alone make it quite an absurd and honestly, outrageously spec’d mobile computing device.

The laptop was recently unveiled at the IFA event in Berlin, Germany, and the company behind it is quick to admit that the machine is only made-to-order starting in January 2017. Although this looks to be quite an intriguing computer that will give the likes of Dell’s Alienware and ASUS’ ROG a run for their money, the Predator 21 X looks more like a testament to how far computer manufacturers can go in building something this powerful. Simply put, it may never have been designed to be something that a typical gamer can afford.

Acer has not disclosed the price for the gaming machine, but judging by the initial specs announced, it could be very, overly expensive. Per PC World, the 21-inch curved screen offers a 2560 x 1080 pixel resolution with IPS technology, allowing not just an extensive color showcase, but also very generous viewing angles, all of which are intended for a “deeply absorbing” gaming experience.

The other enticing features include four DD4 slots that allow a maximum of 64 GB of random access memory (RAM), 4 TB of solid-state drive (SSD) storage, a numeric keypad that can be flipped and transformed into a touchpad, Tobii eye-tracking, and an impressive sound system.