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Acer"s insane gaming laptop is a magic box of stupid

2016.08.31 06:12

 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.

Its the worlds 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.

Theres 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). Its 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 doesnt like colors?

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

In short, its the most ridiculous gaming laptop ever conceived. Its more powerful than our CNET Future-Proof VR Gaming Desktop, and probably weighs as much. It likely costs a good deal more. Acers Europe head told CNETs 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 youll have to wait until the first quarter of 2017 to own one.

Start packing away those pennies, people.

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