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Acer Brings Predator 21 X To Australia

Attendees of the global eSports tournament Intel Extreme Masters (IEM) in Sydney this weekend will have the rare opportunity to experience the world’s first 21-inch curved screen laptop firsthand.

Acer’s Predator 21 X, which currently retails for almost AU$12,000 in the US, is described as the “ultimate gaming device” by the company, and will be showcased this weekend at Season 12 of IEM at the Acer Stand in the Lounge Area.

A prize pool of $260,000 is on offer at the tournament, held at Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney Olympic Park.

Two standout features of the Predator 21 X, other than its massive 21-inch curved display, are eye-tracking technology from Tobii, which lets gamers control games just by looking at objects, and an advanced cooling system featuring 5 system fans and 9 heat pipes, which incorporates Acer DustDefender for removing dust build-up and improved heat dissipation and the CoolBoost app for improved cooling performance.

“Gaming has been an area that Acer has always been passionate about and an area that we truly have excelled in, especially with our Predator range,” said Acer Oceanic’s Head of Marketing Katherine Nguyen.

“Our gold partnership with Intel® Extreme Masters is a testament to this stance and we are beyond thrilled to have been chosen as a partner of IEM for yet another year. We’re all looking forward to the beginning of Season 12 in Sydney and can’t wait for attendees to welcome the Predator 21 X to Australia for the first time.”

In partnership with Australian eSports organisation Abyss Esports Club, Acer will also run the Predator Academy, with professional gamers on hand to offer tips and tricks for major games.

Acer told ChannelNews that it has not confirmed pricing or availability for the Predator 21 X in the Australian market.

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