The following is an excerpt from cnet.com | September 3, 2016 |
The biggest and strangest tech trade show in Europe, and the one held in one of the most confusing buildings around (also a location for several movies), is just opening its doors to the public. But for CNET at IFA, that's when the action stops. We've already been on the ground in Berlin for a few days, charging between press conferences and the convention center to bring you the top tech of the show. From the coolest, to the most innovative to the most bizarre, here's what we found.
A laptop you can anchor a boat with
Really, Acer!?! Really!?! A 21-inch gaming laptop that weighs 17 pounds? Why? What are we to do with this? But there you went and built the Predator 21X. To understand how insane it is, consider these fun facts. It weighs 17 pounds (8 kilograms)! Yeah, we already said that, but it bears repeating. It has four speakers and two subwoofers and it needs two power supplies to run. To stay cool? Why, five system fans and eight heatpipes, of course.
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