Meanwhile, the craziest news in the tech world today is this absurdly monstrous gaming laptop from Taiwanese computer maker Acer. Dubbed Predator 21 X, this monstrosity of the portable computer world comes in at an insane 21-inch and also, it has a curved display. Yep. Curved display. Btw, you know we are still talking about a laptop not a desktop monitor, right? At 21-inch and curved, this 2,560 x 1,080 screen supposed to offer a different level of immersion – a theory which some connoisseurs swear by and one which I never able to comprehend.
I get the immersion factor if its 100-inch and feet away from me, but at 21-inch and a distance that’s pretty much right smack in my face? Well, I am not too sure about that. Also, at this size, it could easily be the heftiest laptop in the world and that’s not mention the chunk lend to it by the curved screen. Definitely not a gadget you would want to lug around if you are backpacking around. Absolutely, no way. But being big and curved are not the only tricks Predator 21 X has to offer. It is also among the rare breed of laptops that sports Tobii Eye-tracking technology – the cool game tech that first appeared on MSI slightly tamed monster of its own, the GT72S G Tobii, that points the in-game camera to where you eyes are looking at.
And then there’s, of course, Intel 7th-generation AKA Kaby Lake processors and dual Nvidia GeForce 1080 graphics, along with a 4.2-channel audio system, and a full-size illuminated keyboard with the lauded Cherry MX mechanical switches and a trackpad buried under the number pad. Mechanical keyboard seem like the obvious choice for this connoisseur gadget because, after all, it has the chunk to accommodate one, so why not? And oh, also, it has a wrist rest as standard which my guess is, it is another first for Acer.
There’s no word on it availability or pricing, but according to a report, it should be hitting the market sometime in Q1 2017. It will be quite a wait but you will want all the time in the world to save up for this beast because it is likely to surpassed the asking price of MSI’s first eye-tracking laptop. While you at it (as in saving), you might also want to hit up the gym to built up the core muscles on your back because I am very sure you are going need it.
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