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IFA 2016: Acer Debuts World-First Curved-Screen Notebook

Acer has taken the wraps off what it states is the world’s first curved-screen notebook, the Predator 21 X, at IFA 2016.

The flagship Predator 21 X gaming notebook sports a curved 21” IPS display (2,560 x 1,080), with Acer stating that “when combined with wide-angle viewing, it delivers a truly immersive gaming experience”.

It also integrates Tobii eye-tracking technology, delivering “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,” Acer states.

“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 a game.”

The Predator 21 X is equipped 7th Generation Intel Core processors and dual Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 graphic cards in SLI, with the screen also featuring Nvidia G-Sync technology, and is decked out with SoundPound 4.2+ (four speakers and two subwoofers), 3-way audio and Dolby Audio.

It also features an advanced cooling architecture, comprising five system fans, three of which are ultra-thin AeroBlade metal fans.

A full-size mechanical keyboard features Cherry MX switches, with customisable RGB backlight settings for each individual key, with its numeric keypad also flipping over, turning into a Precision Touchpad.

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