At the IFA 2016 trade show in Berlin a few months ago, Acer revealed perhaps the wildest gaming laptop ever, the Acer Predator 21 X. Its biggest feature is its 21-inch 2560×1080 curved-screen panel. Today, as part of its 2016 Consumer Electronics Show announcements, Acer finally revealed how much it will cost to get the Predator 21 X, and as you can imagine, it’s high; it’s very high.
Acer says the notebook will go on sale in February for the starting price of $8,999. Yes, that’s the lowest price you can pay to get this notebook, which mean there will be configurations that will be priced even higher than that. In addition to its huge screen, the Predator 21 X will also have two NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 cards coupled in SLI, along with an Intel 7th generation Core i7-7820HK processor, up to 64GB of RAM and support for up to four 512GB SSDs for storage. Keeping all of this cool will be five fans and nine heat pipes. It also will get a Tobii eye-tracking camera for games that support the device, which means you can identify enemies, aim and take cover just by looking at the screen.
In case you don’t feel like spending close to $9,000 on a gaming notebook, Acer has also refreshed its older Predator 17 X laptop with models that have Intel’s 7th generation Core i7-7820HK processor and an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 GPU. It has a 17.3-inch flat screen with resolutions options of either 1920×1080 or 3840×160, with support for up to 64GB of RAM and up to three SDDs. The new versions will be available in January for the starting price of “just” 2,599.