CES 2017 - Acer has just unveiled the most amazing gaming laptop I've ever had the pleasure of writing about, with its next-gen Predator 21 X gaming laptop rocking a damn 21:9 UltraWide display... on a laptop.
The 21-inch 21:9 display rocks a native resolution of 2560x1080, but it pumps it away at a huge 120Hz, a great achievement - and very welcomed, on a machine that starts at $8999.
Inside, you'll find Intel's new Core i7-7820K processor (an overclockable, mobile version of the new Kaby Lake family), with 64GB of DDR4-2400MHz, and not one - but two NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 graphics cards, each with 8GB of GDDR5X.
Acer has used 2 x NVMe PCIe-based SSDs for storage with a 1TB mechanical HDD for storage, a myriad of connectivity - and 660W of power required. The cooling system is beyond impressive, with Acer deploying a 5-fan cooling system with 3 x AeroBlade fans for the CPU and GPUs, while there are 9 heat pipes and DustDefender and CoolBoost fan control from Acer.
You can even personalize your Predator 21 X, as Acer will let customers add a "design, flag and laser engraved name" onto the maintenance panel of the notebook. That's a pretty awesome touch.
Acer will kick the pricing off at $8999 for the beastly Predator 21 X, we're reaching out for clarification on the pricing of the fully-decked out model.
All in all, we have a gaming laptop that will handle absolutely every game at 2560x1080 and hit 120Hz easily. Acer, I want one.
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