Acer’s Newest Gaming Laptop Is the Most Expensive Yet

by Robert Workman

Acer

A lot of companies are prepping to introduce their latest electronic wares at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week. But Acer has already gotten a head start, introducing a new premium laptop gaming computer that, well, may put a hell of a dent on your wallet.

The company’s Predator 21X gaming laptop is probably one that will set you back a ways, as it’s set to sell for $8,999. And that’s just for the base model, as the price could go up depending on what features you add to it.

The unit comes with an i7-7820HK processor and twin GTX 1080 cards running with SLI, along with 64GB of DDR-2400 memory, a 1TB 7200 RPM hard drive, and the option to include up to four 512GB solid state drives.

Oh, and it’s frickin’ huge, with a 21” curved screen and the ability to implement eye-tracking into games like Watch Dogs 2 and Deus Ex: Mankind Divided. It’s also a pretty heavily sized model, featuring a full-sized Cherry MX Brown mechanical keyboard, four speakers and two subwoofers.

But the screen has slight limitations. Even though it features a 120hz IPS panel, it runs at a resolution of 2560 X 1080. Still, it’s a safe bet that games look pretty damn wondrous on it, depending on what speed they’re running.

For those that can’t afford this premium model (and we’re looking at most of you), there’s also a new Predator 17X model that will be introduced this week, going for $2,599 and featuring an i7-7820HK processor and a single GTX 1080 card. There are a number of options you can tweak with it as well, which could make the price go up a little bit.

So if you like premium laptops – even ones that are about the same price as a used car – this may be an option for you to consider. Just make sure you have that payment plan in place…

By Robert Workman

Robert Workman has spent years working in the video game industry, for sites like Shacknews, AOL GameDaily and Marooners Rock. He's also very skilled in contributing to podcasts and video broadcasts, and can pretty much out-game you under the table. Oh, and just go ahead and ask him about glorious craft beers. Go on, ask him.