Acer sent us one of its limited edition Predator 21 X laptops, which afforded us the opportunity to go hands-on with it via an unboxing. The term “laptop” should be used loosely in this case, as the unit weighs over 19 pounds, features a 21-inch curved display, dual GTX 1080 GPUs in SLI, and 64GB of RAM. Have a look at our hands-on unboxing inside for a look at what to expect from this $9,000 beast.

Here’s a taste of what you get from the Acer Predator 21 X:

  • 21-inch curved display
  • Dual GTX 1080 GPUs in SLI
  • 64GB RAM
  • Quad-core 7th-gen Intel i7 CPU
  • Dual NVMe SSDs set up in RAID 0
  • Full-sized mechanical keyboard with RGB lighting and Cherry MX Brown switches
  • Removable trackpad/number-pad
  • Dual 300W power supply units
  • Power supply holder
  • Wrist wrest
  • Swappable WASD keys
  • Acer Lanyard
  • Heavy duty Pelican case for storage and travel

Unboxing video

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At $9,000 in a limited run, it’s obvious that most people will never own the Predator 21 X. That said, it’s a very interesting machine that shows what’s possible when a company like Acer strives to push the limits of what a laptop can be. The Predator 21 X is so ridiculously over the top that you can’t help but to be impressed by the gaudiness of it all.

We’ll be back soon with a deeper look into some of the key features that make this machine so special. In the meantime, tell us, would you like to see more PC manufacturers push the boundaries like Acer has with the Predator 21 X? Sound off in the comments below, and stay tuned for a follow up walkthrough.

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