Acer revealed its Predator 21X gaming laptop at CES 2017 and they had targeted a Q1 rollout which has come and gone with no sign of the monster machine. Now though, the gaming rig has officially launched in Taiwan, its first entry as it starts to march its way around the globe.
The Predator 21X Gaming Laptop will start at a hefty $8,999.99. For that you will get the following 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
- Weight: 18.74 pounds
If those specs don’t meet your requirements, you will be able to have some freedom with customisation but doing so will just increase the price, $8,999.99 is the starting price for the “base model.”
There is no current release date for when the Acer Predator 21X will make its way to Europe and North America. Keep an eye out on the official website for more information.
If you are on a tighter budget, you could opt for the Acer Predator 17X Gaming Laptop instead which starts at $2,699.99.