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.

With the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive making their way to virtual reality early adopters all over the world, Acer is positioning itself as the primary hardware provider for ready-made gaming machines.

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.

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Unlock voice control with Echo device deals and $5 Amazon smart plugs
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Amazon's Smart Plug lets you start voice controlling anything plugged into it by asking an Alexa-compatible device, and today's deal lets you snag one for only $5 with purchase of select Echo devices.

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The subscription works with up to six people, but that card can be all yours.

Amazon's Fire TV Cube is down to just $70 thanks to this Prime Day deal
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The Ring Alarm security system is reaching new low prices for Prime Day
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Various configurations of the Ring Alarm are discounted to their best prices yet exclusively for Prime members at Amazon through Tuesday night to help keep your home secure.

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That's just so much savings in one deal. You'll have to wait for the physical gift cards, but that's basically $100 to spend however you want.

Prime Day dropped this PlayStation 4 console bundle to just $250
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This deal on the PlayStation 4 Slim console saves you $50 off its regular price while also including Marvel's Spider-Man and Horizon Zero Dawn Complete Edition for free. You'll just need an Amazon Prime membership to snag it.

The newest device in the Echo family, the Show 5, is now down to just $50
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It's only been on the market since May, but it hasn't escaped the Prime Day price cuts.

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