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Acer’s new Predator 21X gaming laptop has a curved screen

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Thanks to the proliferation of NVidia’s Pascal technology, gaming-grade laptops are finally genuinely able to match and in some cases exceed their desktop equivalents. We r4ecently told you about MSI’s new range of Pascal-powered, VR-ready laptops that seek to “shatter the desktop performance cliché”.

Of course, there’s now a war between manufacturers to outdo each other – and Acer, who’ve more recently really tried to capture the gaming segment, are pushing back hard. They’ve unveiled their new Pascal powered beast, and it packs in some ridiculous technology. Notably, it’s the first laptop (that I’ve seen anyway), that sports a curved screen. It sports a curved 21-inch 2560×1080 display.


Curved screens are usually the domain of newer, fandangled TV’s and gaming monitors, but you’ll soon be able to find one in a more mobile form. The Predator 21 X is going to be a “made to order” beast of a machine that’s more proof of engineering concept than mainstream product.

Packing in a 7th-generation Intel Core K-series CPU (which isn’t even out yet!) and not one but two GeForce GTX 1080 GPU’s, this laptop is likely capable of handling just about any game you could throw at it for the conceivable future. It’ll also be able to house up to four terabytes of SSD storage.


But that’s not all! It can house 4 DDR4 slots for a maximum of 64GB of memory, comes with a Cherry-MX based mechanical keyboard, a 4.2 sounds system and Tobii eye tracking. On top of that, it even has a numpad that you can flip over to use as a touchpad.

It’s ridiculous. And I want one. Because the specs have yet to be finalised, there’s no real word on when it’ll be available or at what sort of cost. Going through the list of components and features and adding them al up, I’ve come to the conclusion that it’ll cost a lot.

Last Updated: August 31, 2016


  1. Pariah ???

    August 31, 2016 at 13:38

    I’d jump to the laptop side of the fence for one of these.


    • miaau

      August 31, 2016 at 13:40

      better not be carrying this thing when you do jump over, it will probably over-balance you


      • Pariah ???

        August 31, 2016 at 13:44

        Yeah this would be there on the other side already. I’d be leaving my desktop behind. Jumping over with naught but a mouse and mousepad. And headphones.


  2. Ottokie

    August 31, 2016 at 13:38

    That’s a purrdy sexy laptop.


  3. miaau

    August 31, 2016 at 13:39

    well now. Seems it can play Crisis.

    How much do you get for medical experiments? Oh? nothing? Ahh.. crap


    • Pariah ???

      August 31, 2016 at 13:44

      I hear certain Lagz staff still have spare kidneys though…


  4. DragonSpirit009

    August 31, 2016 at 13:43

    Well I wouldn’t mind to replace my laptop with this!


  5. Original Heretic

    August 31, 2016 at 13:46

    I took one look at this…


  6. Alien Emperor Trevor

    August 31, 2016 at 13:46

    No thanks, that design is too busy for my preferences. Simple & sleek for me.


  7. VampyreSquirrel

    August 31, 2016 at 13:54

    That thing’s purrdy but holy hell is it massive!


  8. Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

    August 31, 2016 at 13:58

    I lost money in my bank account just looking at it


    • Ottokie

      August 31, 2016 at 13:59

      When is it arriving?


      • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

        August 31, 2016 at 14:31

        Pffffft like I can afford it


  9. DisqusDirect

    August 31, 2016 at 14:02

    Do not buy Acer products. Product is terrible.


    • Admiral Chief

      August 31, 2016 at 14:27

      Yeah, Acer make TERRIBLE tech


  10. HairyEwok

    September 1, 2016 at 08:37

    Weren’t curved screens meant for far distance, so that the person that’s sitting on the side have nearly the same perspective vision on the screen as the person sitting in alignment with it.
    How does that justify on a laptop which you sit right in front of.


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