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It's a monster! See Acer's ludicrous curved-screen gaming laptop

With a whopping 21-inch display and weighing more than most planets, the Acer Predator 21 X no longer qualifies as portable. But it doesn't care what you think.

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Bro, do you even lift?

You'd better hit the gym and work on your upper-body strength before taking the Acer Predator 21 X out on the town. This 21-inch gaming laptop weighs a spine-bending 8-kilos (17.6-pounds) which surely makes this one of the least practical laptops out there.

It does come with a heap of gaming goodness though. It's the first laptop to feature a curved display, it's loaded with the latest desktop-grade graphics cards and has all those angry-looking fan grilles that make gamers so happy.

The price? Acer hasn't officially said. Which means it's going to be a lot. Like, a real lot. Start saving now, folks.

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Those hands haven't been photoshopped to be small -- that's really how big the laptop is.

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"Grrrr!"

That's what those air vents say to me. The Predator will be filled with the latest gaming hardware around so it's going to need some serious cooling.

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Around back you'll find a slew of ports, along with even more air vents.

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Number pads are important in many PC games (quick access to potions in Elder Scrolls Online, anyone?), but this one is removable. Flip it over and it becomes a trackpad when you just want to use it as a regular laptop.

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If you try and carry it around town you'll look like this.

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A look inside the Predator 21 X's case. So many fans. So many heatpipes.

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Get a load of that 21-inch curved screen.

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Do you see the two power adapter ports? Wow.

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What a beast.

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Here's how that curved screen closes down on top of the keyboard.

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One last official pic of the Acer Predator 21 X.

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