This announcement at IFA 2016 reinforces Acer’s commitment to premium gaming with a focus on expanding the number of high- performance Predator devices available to discerning enthusiasts around the world.
The Predator 21 X: a New Sheriff in Town
The Predator 21 X takes the flagship spot in Acer’s gaming notebook series and is advanced be- yond anything on the market today. It’s the world’s first notebook to offer a curved 21-inch IPS display (2560 x 1080), and with wide-angle viewing, it delivers immersive gaming experience. To bring gameplay immersion to the next level, the notebook also integrates Tobii eye tracking technology for a new method of control that’s more intuitive and natural. Built-in eye-tracking hardware (infrared sensors and software) unlocks a completely new facet in gaming. By tracking a gamer’s eye with software, the notebook introduces new interactions like aiming, identifying enemies and taking cover simply by gazing at objects on the screen. Eye-tracking also enhances the experience by providing infinite views whilst navigating treacherous paths and roads in the game.
With 7th Generation Intel® CoreTM processors and dual NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1080 graphic cards in SLI, the Predator 21 X takes the AAA gaming experience to new heights. The curved screen also features NVIDIA® G-SYNCTM technology to ensure smooth and sharp gameplay in every scenar- io. Visuals aren’t the only star of the show: the Predator 21 X also ships with SoundPound 4.2+ (4 speakers and 2 subwoofers), 3-way audio and Dolby® audio for truly pristine aural enjoyment. The notebook also features an advanced cooling architecture with 5 system fans, 3 of which are ultra-thin AeroBladeTM metal fans, to extract excess heat for uninterrupted performance during intense gaming sessions.
The Predator 21 X has a full-sized mechanical keyboard featuring Cherry® MX switches, with
customizable RGB backlight settings for each individual key. Aside from its unique curved form- factor, the Predator 21 X’s numeric keypad also touts a unique design that allows it to be flipped over and turned into a Precision Touchpad.
New Eye-Tracking Monitors Revealed
In addition to its flagship notebook, Acer today announced 3 new Predator gaming monitors that also feature Tobii eye-tracking technology. Each new monitor features NVIDIA® G-SYNCTM and high refresh rates for a smooth gaming experience without lag. The new Predator gaming moni- tors are available in different sizes and configurations to attract a wide range of users looking to take their gaming to the next level:
- Predator Z271T: 27”, curved screen (1800R curvature), FHD 1920 x 1080 (144 Hz)
- Predator XB251HQT: 24.5”, flat ZeroFrame screen, FHD 1920 x 1080 (240 Hz)
- Predator XB271HUT: 27”, flat ZeroFrame screen, WQHD 2560 x 1440 (165 Hz)
GPU Upgrades for More Power
At this year’s IFA show in Berlin, Acer has also announced GPU refreshes to its Predator 15 and 17 gaming notebooks. The new versions feature GPUs with the all-new NVIDIA Pascal architec- ture, with up to NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 graphics and run on Windows 10. This brings the notebooks in line with Acer’s push to have the Predator series ready to power the latest VR de- vices.
Pricing and Availability
The Predator Z271T will be available a in EMEA in October with prices starting at €799.-. The Predator XB271HUT will be available in EMEA in October with prices starting at €899.-.
The refreshed Predator 15 will be available in North America in September with prices starting at $1,699; and in EMEA in October with prices starting at €1,899.
The refreshed Predator 17 will be available in North America in September with prices starting at $1,699; and in EMEA in October with prices starting at €1,999.
To find out about availability, product specifications and prices in specific markets, please con- tact your nearest Acer office or retailer via www.acer.com.