CES 2017: The $9,000 Acer Predator 21 X is the World's First Curved Laptop

Reavealed at CES 2017, the Acer Predator 21 X takes the definition of “laptop” to its limits.


The Acer Predator 21 X, revealed at CES 2017,  is the world’s first curved screen laptop, and it's utterly decadent. This “everything but the kitchen sink” gaming laptop features components that would make high-end desktops jealous. The Acer Predator 21 X crowning feature is its first for a notebook curved 21-inch 2560x1080 curved display with 120Hz refresh rate. This laptop also features NVIDIA G-Sync and Tobii eye-tracking tech, which makes the built-in monitor even more ridiculous in comparison to its peers.

Along with the stellar display, the Predator 21 X features an Intel i7-7820HK processors, Dual SLI NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 graphics cards, and 64GB of DDR4-2400 memory. You can also equip the laptop with up to four 512 GB SSDs in RAID 0 and a 7200 RPM 1TB HDD.

To cool this massive 19lb laptop, the system includes five system fans, including three ultra-thin AeroBlade metal fans, and nine heat pipes. The keyboard features Cherry MX Brown switches with fully programmable LED backlighting and a unique number pad that can be flipped over to reveal a precision touchpad.

The Predator 21 X also has a killer sound system for a laptop. It includes two tweeters, two midrange speakers, and two subwoofers to produce an excellent aural experience. The fully featured Acer Predator 21 X commands a premium for its features, though. The laptop will be available in February with prices starting at $8,999.

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    January 4, 2017 10:15 AM

    Jason Faulkner posted a new article, CES 2017: The $9,000 Acer Predator 21 X is the World's First Curved Laptop

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      January 4, 2017 10:51 AM

      with taxes it will be OVER 9000!!!!!

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      January 4, 2017 11:05 AM

      I think they missed out on an opportunity to include an ergonomic keyboard, given they could make the form factor fit the curve of the monitor and fit all snug like.

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        January 4, 2017 2:52 PM

        Ergo Keyboards bend the keys the opposite direction. In other words if they curved the keys like the screen it'd be extremely uncomfortable to use that keyboard.

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          January 4, 2017 2:55 PM

          They can be curved in a variety of ways.

          Awesome would have been a split keyboard that could be tented within the space as the user desired or folded flat when the laptop was closed.

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            January 4, 2017 3:11 PM

            Regardless of what pattern you decide to go with, if the layout follows the curve of the display it's going to be a very uncomfortable keyboard. You'd be touching your wrists together in a 'v' shape to type.

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              January 4, 2017 4:07 PM

              That's what I'm saying, though. put the two halves on an adjustable tenting system that allows the user to set the angle. Then slides back to flat for the laptop to close.

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                January 4, 2017 4:09 PM

                That'd be p cool.

                I don't think any manufacturer would be brave enough to do it because I'd make their device "too thick"

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      January 4, 2017 11:14 AM

      damn, way to much blank space between the screen and keyboard.

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      January 4, 2017 11:25 AM

      I especially like the part in the video where it highlights that it has FIVE fans.

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        January 4, 2017 2:54 PM

        I base the quality of laptop on how many fans it has and the quality of games on how big of download it has. Its just science.

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      January 4, 2017 11:47 AM

      whats that goofy looking triangle thing above the keyboard???

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      January 4, 2017 11:49 AM

      Who's the 10 year idiot kid will fall for this shit!!!

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      January 4, 2017 12:40 PM

      I don't think you can call a 19 lb device a laptop.

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        January 4, 2017 3:16 PM

        Lab testing showed it only killed 0.3% of subjects. Well within FDA guidelines.

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      January 4, 2017 3:46 PM

      I bet it plays DooM great!

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