Game in 2D or 3D with this VR-ready laptop
It's likely no coincidence that every one of Acer's gaming-focused computers announced at the company's New York event this week featured prominent signage promoting its proficiency in VR.
The Predator 17 X laptop, the latest in its line of ultra-powerful gaming notebooks, features specs that would make even the most hardcore gamer's eyes water: a 17-inch 4K display (or 1080p, to save a little money); overclocked, triple-fan-cooled Intel Core i7 chips up to 4Ghz; up to 32GB of RAM; Nvidia's desktop-class GTX 980 GPU; and the possibility of an SSD-based RAID 0 array.
To top it off, the machine has a full-sized keyboard, including on-brand red-outlined WSAD and directional arrows, and five macro buttons for pre-programmed shortcuts.
Along the side, a Thunderbolt 3 port facilitates 40Gbps transfer speeds, along with power and daisy-chained external monitor support, along with several HDMI and USB 3.1 ports. There is even a dedicated button to disable the included trackpad, in case aggressive movement while mashing the keyboard accidentally causes a brush of the glass touch surface.
Coming to North America in June for $2,799 and Europe in June for €2,499, the Predator 17 X is not cheap, but if you're in the market for such a laptop you're not likely looking to save money. You've been warned.