You no longer have to stick to your desk to enjoy a flashy curved display. Acer is unveiling flood of new laptops at Germany’s IFA show, and the highlight by far is the Predator 21 X — according to Acer, the world’s first curved screen laptop. As the name suggests, opening up this gigantic gaming portable reveals a 21-inch curved, ultra-wide display that promises more immersion than you’re used to with portable gaming. It ‘only’ touts a 2,560 x 1,080 resolution, but NVIDIA G-Sync support should give you smoother, game-friendly output.
That’s not the only party trick, either. It includes Tobii eye tracking to help you aim and look around paths, a 4.2-channel audio system, and a full-size illuminated keyboard with both Cherry MX mechanical switches (for improved feel) and a trackpad hidden under the number pad. The system is a performance beast, too, between its 7th-generation Core processors and dual GeForce GTX 1080 graphics. Acer hasn’t said how much the Predator 21 X will cost. This rig won’t ship until sometime in the first quarter of 2017, however, so you’ll at least have some time to save up.
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