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A curved screen, dual GTX 1080s and 19 lbs of power

Acer Predator 21 X notebook
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Computer maker Acer announced pricing and availability of its colossal notebook, the Predator 21 X, at CES 2017 this week, revealing a hefty price tag to match the laptop’s hefty specs. The 21-inch notebook, which will be released in February, is priced at a whopping $8,999.

Acer boasts that the Predator 21 X is the world’s first notebook with a curved screen. That screen features a 21:9 aspect ratio, 2560 x 1080 resolution, a 120 GHz refresh rate and Nvidia’s G-Sync technology.

The notebook also includes dual Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 graphic cards, an Intel Core i7-7820HK CPU, 64 GB of DDR4-2400 RAM and can support up to four 512 GB solid state drives, according to Acer. All that hardware adds up to 19.4 pounds of notebook.

For something a little more affordable, Acer has also upgraded the lower-end Predator 17 X laptop. The 17 X line now includes models with an Intel Core i7-7820HK processor and an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 GPU with 8 GB GDDR5X video memory. The Acer Predator 17 X Gaming Notebook will start at $2,599.

For a closer look at the Predator 21 X, check out the gallery and the full specs below.

Display
21” Wide-FHD (21:9) 2560 x 1080, 120GHz refresh rate IPS, G-SNYC, 2000R curved screen

CPU
7th Gen Intel Core i7-7820HK (overclockable)

Graphics
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 SLI with 16 GB GDDR5X VRAM

Memory
64GB of DDR4 2400MHz

Storage
Storage 1: SSD (NVMe /PCI-e)
Storage 2: SSD (NVMe/PCI-e)
Storage 3: SSD (SATA)
Storage 4: SSD (SATA)
RAID 0 support for SATA / PCI-e SSDs
Storage 5: 1TB 7200RPM hard disk drive

Cooling system
5-Fan cooling system

3 AeroBlade fans for CPU/GPUs
Aerodynamic design airflow

9 heat pipes

DustDefender + CoolBoost fan control

Network
Killer DoubleShotTM Pro
802.11ac with MU-MIMO (Killer WLAN 1535)
Bluetooth 4.1
10/100/1000 Gigabit LAN (Killer LAN E2500)

Audio
HiFi quality 3-way sound (tweeter, squawker, woofer)
Smart amplifier boost

Dolby audio premium

Acer TrueHarmony system
4 speakers + 2 subwoofers

HD webcam
1280 x 720 resolution, 720p HD audio/video recording

USB ports
USB 3.1 x 1, Type-C Gen 2: Thunderbolt 3 port
USB 3.0 x 1 with power-off charging

USB 3.0 x 3

HDMI
HDMI x 1 (v2.0, supports 4K2K output)

Display port
Display Port x2 (supports G-SYNC)

Other ports
SDTM Card reader (3.0)
Mic-in x 1 / Headphone-out x 1
Ethernet (RJ-45) port
Kensington lock slot

Keyboard and Touchpad
Mechanical Keyboard Cherry MX switch

Backlit Keyboard with RGB Color (16.7 million colors)

Numeric keypad can be flipped over and used as a Precision Touchpad

Additional gaming features
Tobii EyeX eye tracking
Programmable keys
Customizable maintenance panel

Software
Acer PredatorSense
Xsplit Gamecaster

OS
Windows 10

Battery
8-cell, 88W hrs

Power
330W x 2

Dimensions
mm: 568 (W) x 314.5 (D) x 83.25 (H)
inches: 22.36 (W) x 12.38 (D) x 3.27 (H)

Weight
kg: 8.8
pounds: 19.40