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Old 08-31-2016, 01:59 PM   #1
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Acer's insane gaming laptop is a magic box of stupid

It weighs 17 pounds, or around 8 kilograms -- a serious bit of heft, as we can attest from getting our hands on it at IFA here in Berlin.

It's the world's first laptop with a curved screen...not to mention two (2) GeForce GTX 1080 GPUs and a built-in mechanical keyboard.

It requires two (2) power supplies to run, and needs five (5) system fans and eight (8) heatpipes to stay cool. It holds up to 64GB of memory and five (5) storage drives at a time.

There's a Tobii eye-tracking camera so you can aim at foes just by looking at them. (Supported ones, anyhow.)

Oh, and this laptop has four (4) speakers and two (2) subwoofers. So you can blast while you blast, of course.

The curved screen measures 21 inches diagonally. (Typically, laptops top out at 17 or 18 inches). It's an Nvidia G-Sync screen, too.

The mechanical keyboard uses Cherry MX switches and has an RGB LED under each and every key...because who doesn't like colors?

Lastly, I'd like to bookend this article by reminding you: The Predator 21 X weighs 17 pounds.

In short, it's the most ridiculous gaming laptop ever conceived. It's more powerful than our CNET Future-Proof VR Gaming Desktop, and probably weighs as much. It likely costs a good deal more. Acer's Europe head told CNET's Roger Cheng that it will fetch a price north of $5,000 (£3,820 or AU£6,661).

We need one in the CNET offices yesterday. But you'll have to wait until the first quarter of 2017 to own one.

Start packing away those pennies, people.


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Old 08-31-2016, 06:01 PM   #2
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Old 08-31-2016, 08:27 PM   #3
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When you consider the price, I suppose it ain't all THAT bad. My cousin built a single GTX1070, 6700K rig and it was 2000$ CAD... and he doesn't have the mechanical keyboard, curved G-Sync screen, eye-tracking gizmothingy, and all that RAM as well as the other features lol.

Very impressive
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Old 08-31-2016, 11:56 PM   #4
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Excellent point. lmao
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that is a perfect fit
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Old 09-01-2016, 09:30 AM   #8
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Awesome
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Old 09-01-2016, 10:25 AM   #9
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You gamers wanted the power of a PC with the portability of a laptop... well, there it is, life finds a way.
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Old 09-01-2016, 10:36 AM   #10
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You gamers wanted the power of a PC with the portability of a laptop... well, there it is, life finds a way.
This thing is more Frankenstein's Monster than life finding a way. This is life being forced into something unnatural.
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Old 09-01-2016, 01:12 PM   #11
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I wouldn't call 17 lbs portable like a laptop lol.
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Old 09-01-2016, 01:57 PM   #12
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Yea you won the thread with that one. Trying to imagine lugging that thing around the house just hurts thinking about it.
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Old 10-09-2016, 08:08 PM   #13
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To be fair my first work laptop was a ZD-8000 with a docking station and a 17" screen... pretty much the same size and at the time it was very video game competent. 17lbs is portable enough if you just carry it to a buddies house to play a game then take it home and dock it 6 days out of the week.
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Old 10-10-2016, 10:53 PM   #14
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Kill it with fire!

Oh wait it will probably do that to itself anyway.

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Really need a /notworthy emote. Genius.
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