Acer’s bonkers Predator 21 X is the first curved-screen laptop

This monstrous gaming rig also features a mechanical keyboard – and eye tracking

So Acer’s new laptop doesn’t really look particularly portable…

You’re right, this ain’t no MacBook Air by any stretch of the imagination. In fact, the Predator 21 X is almost comically large, with huge rear vents and five fans for cooling, as well as a 21in 2560 x 1080 screen that – a first in the laptop world – runs in a gentle concave curve.

Like those huge curved tellies?

Precisely, and the idea behind it is the same: to aid visual immersion by “wrapping” the screen around the viewer like a big visual hug. Or something. Anyway, needless to say, a 21in curved screen, along with a raft of super-powerful gamer-friendly innards, does not make for a small laptop. This thing is certainly in the “desktop replacement” category.

Did you say “gamer-friendly innards”?

I did. The Predator 21 X comes with a choice of seventh-generation Intel Core processors, as well as dual Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 graphics cards. Its got 64GB of DDR4-2400 beefy memory, four super-fast 512GB SSD and a TB of storing capacity. Plus, it produces Hi-Fi quality audio by 4 speakers and 2 subwoofers. Woof. 

Eye-tracking? What? Why? Wha?

You heard right. Infrared sensors can work out what you’re looking at on the screen, which means – in theory at least – you’ll be able to control games and perform other actions simply with the power of your gaze. Pretty next-level stuff, I think you’ll agree.

This laptop sounds like a beast. I want it.

And you shall have it, child, if you’re willing to spend the worth of 5 kidney transplants. Oh, we haven't told you how much a kidney transplant costs. It's a lot. Anyways, this eye-ball tracking, curved screened, el gingante of a beast can be yours from Flipkart for ₹6,99,999. Before you get an anxiety attack, start putting some coins in the ol’ piggybank, gamer. Only 500 of these have been made, it'd be a shame if your gamer-friend got one and you didn't. Don't come to us complaining about this.