Acer Predator 21 X world’s first curved screen laptop with eye tracking
Acer has brought to IFA 2016 a laptop that features a 21-inch curved screen – yes, it’s the world’s first laptop with a curved screen for a more immersive experience. Dubbed Predator 21 X, the laptop has natural curve of the eyes for wider view, which makes it a perfect machine for hardcore gamers. Touting a 2,560 x 1,080 resolution display, the laptop comes packed with NVIDIA G-Sync for that smoothest gaming experience.
At eight kilograms Predator 21 X laptop weighs a lot more than an average 21-inch laptop, but when you’ll be able to pick more in-game details on the curved display that weight should be worth the deal.
Wider viewing angle is just one part of the Predator 21 X. The mean machine features Tobbi eye tracing, an inclusion which will allow you to aim at targets and change screen direction with the eyes alone. Additionally, the laptop has a full-size illuminated Cherry keyboard and a 4.2-channel audio system, so you don’t have to invest extra for a supporting audio system for your gaming machine.
The Predator 21 X is powered by 7th-generation Core processors and has five cooling fans. The laptop has dual NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 GPUs in SLI for unmatched graphics performance.
Acer hasn’t given out the price for Predator 21 X yet, but we learn the laptop will begin shipping in the first quarter of 2017. Start saving gamers.
BERLIN, GERMANY (August 31, 2016) Acer today unveiled its new Predator 21 X gaming laptop, the world’s first curved screen notebook, a series of monitors with the latest eye-tracking technology and GPU updates to the Predator 15/17 series notebooks. This announcement at IFA 2016 reinforces Acer’s commitment to premium gaming with a focus on expanding the number of high-performance Predator devices available to discerning enthusiasts around the world.
The Predator 21 X: a New Sheriff in Town
The Predator 21 X takes the flagship spot in Acer’s gaming notebook series and is advanced beyond anything on the market today. It’s the world’s first notebook to offer a curved 21-inch IPS display (2560 x 1080), and when combined with wide-angle viewing, it delivers a truly immersive gaming experience. To bring gameplay immersion to the next level, the notebook also integrates Tobii eye-tracking technology for a new method of control that’s more intuitive and natural. Built-in eye-tracking hardware (infrared sensors and software) unlocks a completely new facet in gaming. By tracking a gamer’s eye with software, the notebook introduces new interactions like aiming, identifying enemies and taking cover simply by gazing at objects on the screen. Eye tracking also enhances the experience by providing infinite views whilst navigating treacherous paths and roads in a game.
With 7th Generation Intel® Core™ processors and dual NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1080 graphic cards in SLI, the Predator 21 X takes the AAA gaming experience to new heights. The curved screen also features NVIDIA® G-SYNC™ technology to ensure smooth and sharp gameplay in every scenario. Visuals aren’t the only star of the show: the Predator 21 X also ships with SoundPound 4.2+ (4 speakers and 2 subwoofers), 3-way audio and Dolby® Audio for truly pristine aural enjoyment. The notebook also features an advanced cooling architecture with 5 system fans, 3 of which are ultra-thin AeroBlade™ metal fans, to dissipate excess heat effectively for uninterrupted performance during intense gaming sessions.
The Predator 21 X has a full-sized mechanical keyboard featuring Cherry® MX switches, with customizable RGB backlight settings for each individual key. Aside from its unique curved form factor, the Predator 21 X’s numeric keypad also touts a unique design that allows it to be flipped over and turned into a Precision Touchpad.