Acer reveals price of first curved screen Predator 21 X at CES

Acer has caused quite a stir at CES 2017 by revealing the price of its curved 21-inch Predator 21 X gaming laptop, which can be purchased for no less than $9,000.

As you might expect for this sort of price tag, gamers will be getting a high-range laptop featuring a 2560×1080 curved screen with a 120Hz refresh rate and G-Sync support which promises to stop screen splitting. The Taiwanese vendor’s laptop includes dual NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 graphic cards along with a 7th Generation Intel Core i7-7820HK Kaby Lake processor. Shipping of the Predator 21 X will begin this quarter.

“Acer today announced the availability of its highly anticipated Predator 21 X gaming laptop, the world’s first curved screen notebook. Featuring Windows 10 and designed for ultimate gaming enthusiasts who only want the best, the Predator 21 X is advanced beyond anything on the market today,” a press release from Acer read.

When it comes to storage drives, Acer has ensured there is room for up to five – one 1TB HDD and four 512GB SSDs. This laptop also weighs in at 8.8kg.

Not everyone approves of Acer’s creation: “Yes it has a curved screen, and plenty of grunt under the hood. But bring one of these to a gaming convention and everyone’s going to be wondering who has more money than sense,” The Register said.

As far as gaming laptops go, the Predator 21 X certainly stands out in the crowd, but is that enough to make gamers part with $9,000 of their cold hard cash?

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