Acer has shown off its newest entry in gaming specification laptops with the Acer Predator 21 X gaming laptop.
Launching in North America next month, the Acer Predator 21 X starts at a cost of a mere $8,999. When it releases in Europe, it’ll sport a 9,999€ price tag.
The machine comes with impressive specs
- OS: Windows 10
- CPU: i7-7820HK
- GFX: Two GTX 1080 cards running with SLI
- RAM: 64GB of DDR-2400
- Storage: 1TB 7200 RPM HDD with support for up to four 512GB solid-state drives in RAID 0 configuration (including 2 NVMe PCIe SSDs, which are up to 5x faster than SATA SSDs)
- Keyboard: Full-sized Cherry MX Brown mechanical keyboard with individually programmable backlit keys, offering 16.7 million color options.
- Audio: Four speakers and two subwoofers
- Screen: 21″ curved G-Sync-capable screen featuring a 120Hz IPS panel which it’s limited to a 2560 x 1080 resolution
- Cooling: Five fans and 9 heat pipes
- Misc: Integrated eye-tracking technology
- Killer DoubleShot Pro automatically picks the fastest network connection (Ethernet or wireless) and sends all high priority traffic over that interface while standard traffic is sent over the other
- Thunderbolt™ 3 brings Thunderbolt to USB-C at speeds up to 40Gbps
If you were worried about keeping your new machine safe, Acer will also give you a hard shell case for the Acer Predator 21 X which can hold the laptop and accessories.
Acer also announced a refresh to the slightly smaller Acer Predator 17 X which will be available in North America later this month and in Europe in February. Prices for that start at a more manageable $2,599 / 2,999€.
The Predator 17 X will be updated with the following improvements:
- CPU: i7-7820HK
- GFX: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 with 8GB GDDR5X video memory
To be kept informed of when the Acer Predator 21 X becomes available, you can sign up for the Acer newsletter on the official website.