Acer unveils new lineup of gaming laptops

Acer has unveiled its Predator 21 X gaming laptop at CES 2017, the first in its class with a curved display (21-inch with a resolution of 2560×1080). The package will set you back $8,999, and will be available starting in February.

The laptop screams gaming with rough, protruding black and silver edges and a customizable graphic slapped above the keyboard in a 17.6-pound package.

The components are up for anything, with dual GeForce GTX 1080 X graphics cards linked with Nvidia’s SLI tech, a seventh-generation Intel Core i7 processor, four DDR4 slots that support up to 64GB of RAM, and up to four 512GB SSDs. The standard hard drive configuration will be 2TB.

Sweetening the pot are add-ons like Tobii eye-tracking built in, a mechanical keyboard with customizable backlighting, and the numeric keypad flips over to transform it into the touchpad. There are also four speakers and two subwoofers for outside sound performance and five cooling fans.

Each one of these will be made to order starting next month, with the first 300 customers getting a limited edition series number engraved into the graphics panel.

On the more practical side of things, the Predator 17X starts at $2,599 and trades out some of the 21 X’s perks. You’ll still get an Intel Kaby Lake i7 processor, as well as up to 64GB of RAM. However, there’s only one GTX 1080 X GPU and limited SSD configurations. The screen is bumped down to a 17.3-inch G Sync display as well.

Lastly, the Aspire line got some upgrades for those unwilling to spend more than two grand. The V 15 and V 17 Nitro notebooks are also getting Kaby Lake processors for a price tag of $1,199 and $1,299 respectively starting in February. Meanwhile, the Aspire VX15 gaming laptop will ship later this month with a $799 price tag, Intel Kaby Lake processor and less powerful Nvidia graphics. All three of these come with 15.6-inch displays.

Source: The Verge


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