ACER ANNOUNCED PREDATOR 17X GAMING LAPTOP MEANT TO SUPPORT VR

ACER ANNOUNCED PREDATOR 17X GAMING LAPTOP MEANT TO SUPPORT VR

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ACER  ANNOUNCED PREDATOR 17X GAMING LAPTOP MEANT TO SUPPORT VR

– Acer announced Predator 17X gaming laptop.

– The laptop has been built to support Oculus Rift and HTC Vive VR headsets.

– It can be easily transported from place to place inside a bag.

ACER  ANNOUNCED PREDATOR 17X GAMING LAPTOP MEANT TO SUPPORT VR

ACER ANNOUNCED PREDATOR 17X GAMING LAPTOP MEANT TO SUPPORT VR
Acer Predator 17X Gaming Laptop

Earlier today, the Taiwanese company, Acer announced new set of laptops in notebook and desktop forms. Among the laptop announced was the Acer Predator 17X. This is a laptop that is made specifically for gamers.

The Acer Predator 17X has been built to face the rigors of the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive VR headsets. The Predator 17X is an updated version of Acer’s Predator 17, a powerful laptop that nonetheless didn’t quite meet the standard for high-end VR headsets. It has the same intergalactic battlecruiser inspired look.

It comes with a 17.3-inch screen that can go up to 4K display. If you go nuts with the configuration options, you can also choose an Intel Core i7-6820HK processor, 64GB of DDR4 RAM, and three SSDs in RAID 0.

You get customizable RGB lighting for the keyboard, and the device has the full Nvidia GTX 980 graphics card, and not the 980M as you’d expect to see in a laptop.

It offers the Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 graphics card that is found in many gaming desktops, instead of a less powerful laptop-specific card.

It has a triple fan cooling system, and it obviously supports overclocking. As gaming laptops are rarely sleek or long-lasting – more like self-contained, portable desktops than something you slip in your bag every day, the Predator 17X weighs a whopping 4.5kg. Its power is nowhere near the Predator 17 as it drops from the latter’s 5.5 hours to 3 hours battery life.

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ACER  ANNOUNCED PREDATOR 17X GAMING LAPTOP MEANT TO SUPPORT VR

There are some benefits: besides the obvious ability to transport it more easily, the built-in laptop screen eliminates the slightly clumsy process of plugging in both a monitor and a headset.

However, the Predator 17X also costs over double what you could expect to pay for a VR-ready desktop — it wll sell for $2,799. It will be launched in China first in May, and will reach Europe and North America in June.

ACER  ANNOUNCED PREDATOR 17X GAMING LAPTOP MEANT TO SUPPORT VR