Meet this Rs 6.1 lakh gaming laptop

535254-predator-21-x05During CES 2017, Acer announced the Predator 21 X gaming laptop which could be the world’s first notebook with a curved screen integrates eye-tracking technology. It is priced at $8,999 (Approximately Rs 6.1 lakh). In terms of features, the device offers a curved 21-inch IPS display with a 2560 x 1080 resolution. It claims to delivers a truly immersive gaming experience, especially when combined with the notebook’s eye-tracking technology from Tobii. The eye tracking lets gamers identify enemies, aim and take cover by gazing at objects on the screen in over 45 titles like Elite Dangerous, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided and WATCH_DOGS 2. The curved screen also features NVIDIA G-SYNC technology. It is powered by dual NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 graphic cards in SLI and an overclockable 7th Generation Intel Core i7-7820HK processor. Addtionally, it includes 64GB of DDR4-2400 memory, up to four 512GB solid state drives in RAID 0 configuration (including 2 NVMe PCIe SSDs, which are up to 5x faster than SATA SSDs) and a 7200 RPM hard drive of 1TB capacity. In addition, Acer states that the Killer DoubleShot Pro automatically picks the fastest network connection (Ethernet or wireless) and sends all high priority traffic over that interface while standard traffic is sent over the other. Thunderbolt 3 brings Thunderbolt to USB-C at speeds up to 40 Gbps. The Predator 21 X features a new 3-way (tweeter, midrange, and woofer) audio design which produces HiFi quality sound and is powered by 4 speakers (2 tweeters, 2 midrange) and 2 subwoofers to produce a full spectrum of sound. In addition, the notebook also features an advanced cooling architecture consisting of 5 system fans (including 3 ultra-thin AeroBlade metal fans) and 9 heat pipes. It also includes Acer DustDefender, which removes dust build-up and improves heat dissipation, and Acer’s CoolBoost app, that can be used to adjust the fans’ airflow to deliver extra cooling performance during heavy use. Its full-sized mechanical keyboard features Cherry MX Brown switches, with individually programmable backlit keys, offering 16.7 million color options. Customers can swap out the black W, A, S and D keys with teal ones, using the included accessory kit. A numeric keypad allows it to be flipped over and turned into a Precision Touchpad. The Predator 21 X works with Windows Hello, supporting secure and password-free sign-in by recognizing your face. Preloaded Acer PredatorSense software allows users to control and customize the whole gaming experience from one central interface, including overclocking, lighting and fan control. In addition, the included Xsplit Gamecaster software makes it easy for gamers to record and edit videos and live streaming on Twitch and Youtube channels. Located just above the keyboard on the right side is a metal maintenance panel which provides access to the RAM modules and one 2.5-inch hard drive. The notebook ships with a blue dragon graphic on the panel, or it can be customized with a combination of graphics, nation flags and name engravings. For safe transport and storage, each Predator 21 X ships with a custom ultra-durable hard-shell carrying case which securely stores the notebook and accessories.

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