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Acer's Predator 21 X laptop starts at $8999

Acer's new gaming laptop starts at $8999, but rocks a 21:9 display at 120Hz, GTX 1080 SLI, and so much more it's not funny

By Anthony Garreffa on Jan 3, 2017 11:00 am CST - 1 min, 19 secs reading time

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Anthony Garreffa

ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Anthony Garreffa

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games to be built around consoles. With FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with high-end, custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU technology is unwavering, and with next-gen NVIDIA GPUs about to launch alongside 4K 144Hz HDR G-Sync gaming monitors and BFGDs (65-inch 4K 120Hz HDR G-Sync TVs) there has never been a time to be more excited about technology.

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