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Dell G7 15 7500 Gaming Laptop : What You Need To Know!

Dell G7 15 7500 Gaming Laptop : What You Need To Know!

The Dell G7 15 7500 boasts the latest 10th Gen Intel Core processor and NVIDIA GeForce graphics, with a 4K OLED display panel.

Let’s dive into its key features and specifications, as well as its starting price and availability!

 

Dell G7 15 7500 Gaming Laptop : Dominate In Style!

The Dell G7 15 7500 is part of the Dell G Series, which are designed to deliver stylish gaming laptops for entry-level to mainstream gamers.

Thin, Sophisticated Design

The Dell G7 15 7500 gaming laptop features a Mineral Black chassis, with iridescent silver accents, that is just 18.3 mm thin.

You can equip it with a 4-zone RGB keyboard with WASD and chassis lighting, for an unforgettable look and feel.

Ultimate Gaming Experience

The Dell G7 15 7500 gaming laptop comes with the latest 10th Gen Intel Core processor, with the latest NVIDIA GeForce graphics, and a dual-fan cooling system to keep them cool.

You also have the option of equipping it with dual drives, including M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD options for super-fast boot-ups.

Immersive Display Options

The Dell G7 15 7500 gaming laptop comes with a variety of 15.6-inch display options, starting with a Full HD panel with a 144 Hz refresh rate.

You can boost that up to 300 Hz refresh rate, or opt for a 4K OLED display with 400 nits of brightness.

Gaming On-The-Go

The Dell G7 15 7500 starts with a 3-cell 56 WHr quick-charging battery. You can upgrade it to a 6-cell 86 WHr battery for longer gaming-on-the-go.

 

Dell G7 15 7500 Gaming Laptop : Specifications

Specifications Dell G7 15 7500
Display Options FHD (1920 x 1080) WVA display (144 Hz)
FHD (1920 x 1080) WVA display (300 Hz)
4K (3840 x 2160) OLED display (60 Hz)
Processor Options Intel Core i5-10300H
Intel Core i7-10750H
Intel Core i9-10980HK
Memory Options DDR4-2933 (8 GB / 16 GB / 32 GB)
Graphics Options NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti (4 GB)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (6 GB)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (6 GB)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q (8 GB)
Storage Options 128 GB PCIe M.2 SSD (Class 35)
256 GB PCIe M.2 SSD (Class 35/40)
512 GB PCIe M.2 SSD (Class 35/40)
1 TB PCIe M.2 SSD (Class 40)
Connectivity Options 802.11ac + Bluetooth 4.1
802.11ac + Bluetooth 5.0
Gigabit Ethernet (GTX 1650 Ti)
Gigabit Ethernet with Killer Ethernet (all other models)
Keyboard Options Spill-resistant keyboard
Backlit, spill-resistant WASD keyboard
4-zone RGB backlit, spill resistant WASD keyboard
Touch Pad Precision touch pad
Camera 720p HD webcam
Audio 2 Tuned Speakers with nahimic 3D audio
1 combo headphone + microphone jack
Dual-Array Digital Microphone
Common Ports 1 x HDMI 2.0
3 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type A
1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type A (PowerShare)
1 x Microphone + Headphone Jack
Additional Ports
(GTX 1650 Ti only)
1 x USB-C DisplayPort Alt-Mode only
1 x RJ45 LAN
Additional Ports
(All Other Models)
1 x Thunderbolt 3
1 x miniDP
1 x RJ45 LAN
Battery Options 56 WHr, 3-Cell Battery
86 WHr, 6-Cell Battery
AC Adaptor 130 Watt AC Adapter
240 Watt AC Adapter
Dimensions 357.2 mm wide
267.7 mm deep
18.3 mm thick
Weight To be determined

 

Dell G7 15 7500 Gaming Laptop : Price + Availability

The Dell G7 15 7500 gaming laptop will be available for sale globally from 29 June 2020, with a starting price of US$1,429.99 / ~£1,160 / ~A$2,097 / ~S$2,014 / ~RM 6,199.

It will be available for sale here in Malaysia from 14 July 2020 onwards, with a starting price of RM 6,499 / ~US$1,520 / ~£1,214 / ~A$2,196 / ~S$2,114 for the following configuration :

  • 15.6-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080) 144Hz 300 nits WVA display
  • Intel Core i7-10750H 6-core processor
  • 8 GB DDR4-2933 RAM (2 x 4 GB)
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (6 GB)
  • 512 GB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD
  • Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650
  • 4-Zone RGB Backlit Keyboard

 

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2nd Gen NVIDIA Max-Q Technology : What’s New?

The 100+ new NVIDIA GeForce laptops that are coming soon will feature new 2nd Gen Max-Q technology, that promises to DOUBLE efficiency over previous designs!

Find out what new Max-Q technologies NVIDIA are introducing in those new laptops!

 

NVIDIA Max-Q Technology : What Is It?

NVIDIA Max-Q Technology was first introduced at Computex 2017, and based on the NASA term, which refers to “the point at which aerodynamic stress on a vehicle in atmospheric flight is maximized“.

NVIDIA Max-Q uses a similar philosophy to design gaming laptops that are 3X thinner, with up to 3X more performance (compared to the previous-generation NVIDIA Maxwell GPUs).

So what exactly is the NVIDIA Max-Q design, and how does it work? Gaurav Agarwal, NVIDIA Product Marketing Manager, explains it all in this tech briefing.

 

2nd Gen NVIDIA Max-Q Technology : What’s New?

When NVIDIA announced 100 new laptop designs, including GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER and GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER gaming laptops, they also revealed details of the 2nd Gen Max-Q technology.

They basically added a bunch of new Max-Q technologies, which they promise will double efficiency over previous designs :

These are the new Max-Q technologies that will be included in all new 2020 GeForce RTX SUPER, GeForce RTX and GeForce GTX gaming laptops :

Dynamic Boost

Dynamic Boost Intelligently and automatically balances power between the GPU and CPU on a per-frame basis, boosting overall in-game performance.

Dynamic Boost is automatic, adaptive and always working to deliver more performance without increasing system power consumption.

Low-Voltage GDDR6

While not a technology unique to NVIDIA, NVIDIA say that they worked with their memory partners to increase memory efficiency, while delivering high performance with new lower voltage GDDR6 memory.

Advanced Optimus

Advanced Optimus controls which GPU is driving the display and intelligently determines the right GPU for the right workload at the right time, dynamically switching on the fly without needing a system reboot.

NVIDIA claims it will deliver long battery life and immersive, stutter-free gameplay with NVIDIA G-SYNC technology.

Next-Generation Regulator Efficiency

The 2nd Gen Max-Q designs will feature next-generation voltage regulators that will help optimise system design, so that the GPU will run more efficiently while delivering higher overall performance.

Deep Learning Super Sampling 2.0

Powered by the Tensor Cores in RTX GPUs, DLSS 2.0 is an improved deep learning neural network that boosts frame rates while generating beautiful, sharp images for games.

NVIDIA claims it will boost a game’s performance headroom while maximizing ray-tracing settings with increased output resolution and extending battery life by up to 20 percent.

 

2nd Gen NVIDIA Max-Q : Double Efficiency = Double Performance?

When NVIDIA says NVIDIA Max-Q will double efficiency, it is based on two caveats.

  • They are referring specifically to GRAPHICS performance.
  • On top of that, the additional efficiency is partly based on DLSS 2.0.

In the ideal scenario where you use a 2nd Gen Max-Q laptop with a game that supports DLSS 2.0, you should see almost a doubling of gaming performance.

Real world performance advantage from the 2nd Gen Max-Q technology will certainly be far, far less than that.

After all, how many games do you know support DLSS? And it will take time for DLSS 2.0 to be introduced.

That said, even a 25%-33% boost in efficiency would offer a nice upgrade over the last generation.

 

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Acer ConceptD 7 | ConceptD 7 Pro for 6K RED Video Editing!

The Acer ConceptD 7 | ConceptD 7 Pro is an innocuous-looking powerhouse, designed to power real-time 6K RED video editing and rendering, while looking compact and stylish!

Here’s a quick look at the ConceptD 7 | ConceptD 7 Pro creator laptop!

 

Acer ConceptD 7 | ConceptD 7 Pro for 6K RED Video Editing!

The Acer ConceptD 7 and ConceptD 7 Pro boast a 15.6-inch PANTONE-validated IPS display with a 4K UHD resolution. It naturally covers 100% of the Adobe RGB colour gamut, with colour accuracy of Delta E <2.

They are both powered by the new 9th Gen Intel Core i7 mobile processor, and differ only in their graphics processor.

The Pro model is available with either Quadro RTX 5000 or Quadro RTX 3000 graphics. The non-Pro model is available with either GeForce RTX 2080 or GeForce RTX 2060 graphics.

Even with all that computing power, they are both just 17.9 mm (0.7 inch) thick and weigh just 2.1 kg (4.63 lbs)!

Thanks to their Thunderbolt 3 and Mini DP ports, you can hook them up to three external displays. They also boast Killer DoubleShot Pro for strong and reliable WiFi connectivity.

Both Pro and non-Pro models are kept cool by a 4th Gen AeroBlade 3D fan. It features very thin 0.1 mm fan blades with a serrated edge, winglets along the top and bottom, as well as a curved fin along the inner portion of each blade. Acer claims this increases airflow by up to 45%!

To keep things quiet though, the AeroBlade 3D fan has a noise reduction mechanism that keeps it down to less than 40 dB – as quiet as a library!

 

Acer ConceptD 7 | ConceptD 7 Pro Specifications

How do the Pro and non-Pro models differ? Only in aspect – the Pro model uses a Quadro RTX 5000 / RTX 3000, while the non-Pro model uses a GeForce RTX 2080 / RTX 2060.

Specifications ConceptD 7 Pro ConceptD 7
Display 15.6-inch 4K UHD IPS Display
– 100% Adobe RGB, Delta E<2
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Pro
Processor Intel Core i7-9750H
Memory 16 GB DDR4-2666 (Dual-Channel)
Graphics Quadro RTX 5000 (16 GB)
Quadro RTX 3000 (6 GB)
GeForce RTX 2080 (8 GB)
GeForce RTX 2060 (6 GB)
Storage 2 x 256 GB PCIe NVMe SSDs in RAID 0
Max Thickness 17.9 mm
Weight 2.1 kg

 

Acer ConceptD 7 | ConceptD 7 Pro Price + Availability

Both models will be available in these regions at the following recommended retail prices :

  • North America in July 2019 : Starting at USD 2,299 / ~£ 1,755 / ~€ 2,034 /~RM 9,461
  • EMEA in July 2019 : Starting at EUR 2,299 / ~US$ 2,599 / ~£ 1,984  /~RM 10,695
  • China in May 2019 : Starting at RMB 19,999 / ~US$ 2,981 / ~£ 2,276 / ~€ 2,638 /~RM 12,268

Here in Malaysia, it is available in three variants, with immediate effect :

  • CN715-71P (Quadro RTX 5000) : RM 12,999
  • CN715-71P (Quadro RTX 3000) : RM 8,699
  • CN715-71-744Z (GeForce RTX 2060) : RM 9,999

 

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The 2019 Lenovo Legion Y740 – A Gaming Work Of Art!

The 2019 Lenovo Legion Y740 has just been released and it looks every bit like a gaming powerhouse! Here is a primer on the new Legion Y740 gaming laptop!

 

The 2019  Lenovo Legion Y740 Gaming Laptop

Once known for their  business laptops, Lenovo is certainly focusing heavily on their gaming laptops.

The new 2019 Lenovo Legion Y740 (US) comes with either a 15-inch, or 17-inch display, with an optional 144 Hz Full HD (1920 x 1080) panel that supports NVIDIA G-SYNC.

Reviewers have described its performance as “excellent”, with a “competitive price” to boot. They also liked the fact that its chassis is all-aluminium, giving it a stylish looks.

On the other hand, they noted that it has a relatively short battery life of just 5 hours. Gaming sessions on-the-go will be short unless you can hook it up to a power outlet.

A Gaming Powerhouse

The 2019 Lenovo Legion Y740 (US) gaming laptop comes with these key features :

  • 9th Gen Intel Core i7 mobile processor
  • Microsoft Windows Home 10
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 or GeForce 1660 Ti with Max-Q Design

That is everything you need for the most intense gaming sessions!

Some reviewers even claim that this particular Lenovo model is a match for the highly-rated MSI GS75 Stealth.

 

The 2019 Lenovo Legion Y740 Optional Features

Users can choose to add on extra features to the 2019 Lenovo Legion Y740 (US), like :

  • Dolby Sound Radar
  • 32 GB DDR4-2666 memory
  • CORSAIR iCue RGB backlit keyboard

 

The 2019 Lenovo Legion Y740 Price + Availability

The 2019 Lenovo Legion Y740 (US) gaming laptop has a base price of RM 8,629 / ~$2,083 / ~£1,581 / ~€1,858 with a 15-inch display.

In the US, it retails for $2,299.99 with a 17-inch GSYNC display, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080, 16 GB DDR4 memory and 512 GB NVMe SSD.

 

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The 2019 MSI GS75 + GS65 Stealth Laptops Revealed!

The 2019 MSI GS75 + GS65 Stealth gaming laptops have just been revealed! Here is a primer on these two newversatile gaming laptops!

 

The 2019 MSI GS75 Stealth

The MSI GS75 Stealth may look slim and portable, but it does not disappoint in terms of performance.

Powered by the 9th Gen Intel Core i7 processor, with NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 graphics, gamers can rest assure it will handle even the most intense gaming sessions!

 

The 2019 MSI GS75 Stealth Specifications + Price

Model GS75 Stealth (RTX 2080) GS75 Stealth (RTX 2070) GS75 Stealth (RTX 2060)
Processor 9th Gen Intel Core i7-9750H + HM370
Graphics NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 8GB with Max-Q Design NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 8GB with Max-Q Design NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 6GB with Max-Q Design
Display 17.3″ Full HD (1920 x 1080), 144 Hz, 4-sided thin bezels, IPS gaming display
Storage 1 x M.2 SATA SSD
2 x M.2 SSD NVMe PCIe Gen3 or SATA-SSD Combo
Keyboard Per-Key RGB gaming keyboard by SteelSeries
Audio Sound by Dynaudio
ESS SABRE HiFi audio DAC technology
Nahimic 3 Audio Enhancer
Dimension 396.1 x 259.5 x 18.95 mm
Weight 2.28 kg
Price RM 14,599
~US$ 3,532
~ £ 2,735
~€ 3,164
RM 11,099
~US$ 2,685
~£ 2,080
~€ 2,406
RM 9,799
~US$ 2,371
~£ 1,836
~€ 2,124

 

The 2019 MSI GS65 Stealth

The 2019 MSI GS65 may be smaller in size, but it packs the same performance as the larger GS75 gaming laptop.

In fact, the only differences are its smaller 15.6-inch display, with a consequentially smaller and lighter form factor.

 

The 2019 MSI GS65 Specifications + Price

Model GS65 Stealth (RTX 2080) GS65 Stealth (RTX 2070) GS65 Stealth (RTX 2060)
Processor 9th Gen Intel Core i7-9750H + HM370
Graphics NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 8GB with Max-Q Design NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 8GB with Max-Q Design NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 6GB with Max-Q Design
Display 15.6″ Full HD (1920 x 1080), 240 Hz, thin bezels, IPS gaming display
Storage 1 x M.2 SATA SSD
2 x M.2 SSD NVMe PCIe Gen3 or SATA-SSD Combo
Keyboard Per-Key RGB gaming keyboard by SteelSeries
Audio Sound by Dynaudio
ESS SABRE HiFi audio DAC technology
Nahimic 3 Audio Enhancer
Dimension 357.7 x 247.7 x 17.9 mm
Weight 1.9 kg
Price RM 14,999
~US$ 3,629
~ £ 2,811
~ € 3,251
RM 11,199
~US$ 2,710
~£ 2,099
~€ 2,427
RM 9,999
~US$ 2,419
~£ 1,873
~€ 2,167

 

 

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The 2019 Predator Helios 300 with RTX 2070 Revealed!

Acer just unveiled the 2019 Predator Helios 300 gaming laptop, powered by the latest 9th Gen Intel processor and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 graphics.

Here’s a quick primer on the latest iteration of the Acer Predator Helios 300 gaming laptop!

 

The 2019 Predator Helios 300 Gaming Laptop

The newly-refreshed 2019 Predator Helios 300 gaming laptop is powered by the latest 9th Gen Intel processor and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 GPU with Max-Q Design.

It also comes with up to 32 GB of DDR4-2666 memory, and Killer DoubleShot Pro networking connectivity.

Gamers have a choice of either a 15.6-inch or 17.3-inch Full HD IPS display. Both options support a 144 Hz refresh rate, and a 3 ms overdrive response time.

It also has a new keyboard with distinctive Predator fonts and 4-zone RGB lighting. The WASD keys are highlighted, as well as the arrow keys are hotkeys. The spacebar has also been enlarged.

Like the Predator Helios 700, it has two hotkeys – Turbo to quickly engage overclocking, and PredatorSense to immediately access CPU + GPU temperatures, fan controls, RGB lighting and more.

4th Gen AeroBlade 3D Fans

The new Predator Helios 300 also comes with an improved cooling system with two 4th Gen AeroBlade 3D fans, five copper heat pipes, and the Acer CoolBoost Technology.

The new 4th Gen AeroBlade 3D fans have new 0.1 mm fan blades with a serrated edge, winglets along the top and bottom, as well as a curved fin along the inner portion of each blade. Acer claims this increases airflow by up to 45%!

 

The 2019 Predator Helios 300 Price + Availability

The 2019 Predator Helios 300 gaming laptop will be available in these regions at the following recommended retail prices :

  • North America in July 2019 : Starting at USD 1,199.99 / ~£ 916 / ~€ 1,060 /~RM 4,933
  • EMEA in June 2019 : Starting at EUR 1,499 / ~US$ 1,695 / ~£ 1,295  /~RM 6,976
  • China in May 2019 : Starting at RMB 11,999 / ~US$ 1,788 / ~£ 1,366 / ~€ 1,579 /~RM 7,359

 

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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme In-Depth Review!

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme is a high-end mobile workstation designed to be the ultimate expression of Lenovo engineering prowess.

Let’s take an in-depth look at the ThinkPad X1 Extreme and find out what sets it apart from the competition!

 

The Official Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Tech Briefing!

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme (US | UK) is an ultra-light mobile workstation that can be equipped with a 4K HDR touchscreen display with Dolby Vision and optional pen support. But it’s no ordinary mobile workstation.

As an enterprise-grade mobile workstation, the ThinkPad X1 Extreme is designed to be secure and tough. Not only is it built to withstand 12 military-grade requirements, it is secured by Lenovo ThinkShield technologies from the factory till the end of its lifespan.

 

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Price + Availability

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme (US | UK) is available in Malaysia with immediate effect. It has a starting price of RM 7,749 / ~US$ 1,890, with the following specifications :

  • Intel Core I5-8300H processor
  • Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64-bit
  • 15.6-inch Full HD IPS display (300 nits)
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (4 GB)
  • 8 GB DDR4-2666 memory
  • 256 GB M.2 2280 NVMe SSD

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Unboxing The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme (US | UK) comes in a large brown cardboard box. Let’s take a quick look around, before unboxing it…

After you fully unbox it, you will find the following items inside :

  • One Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme mobile workstation
  • One set of Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme User Guide, and Safety + Warranty Guide
  • One 135 watt Lenovo charger + power cable

That’s it! Lenovo does not spend (or waste) money on superfluous fancy packaging and accessories.

Next Page > The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Up Close + Key Features

 

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The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Up Close!

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme (US | UK) is powered by the 8th Generation Intel H series 6-core processor, with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti graphics and fast NVMe SSD storage.

Lenovo offers two 15.6-inch display options :

  • a Full HD IPS display with 300 nits brightness and 72% Adobe RGB colour gamut, or
  • a 4K UHD HDR display with 400 nits brightness and 100% Adobe RGB colour gamut

The Full HD display option is slightly (0.3 mm) thinner and marginally (100 grams) lighter than the 4K UHD display option.

Despite sporting a large 15.6-inch display, it is only 18 mm thick, and weighs just 1.8 kg. It even has a long-lasting 80 Whr battery inside!

In addition to processor options, Lenovo also allows you to customise the following options :

  • DDR4-2666 Memory : 8 GB / 16 GB / 32 GB / 64GB
  • PCIe SSD Storage : 256 GB / 512 GB / 1 TB / 2 TB
  • Optional IR camera with Glance technology

 

Dual Fan, Dual Heatpipe Cooling

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme (US | UK) is designed to run in the most extreme conditions. Hence, it is kept cool by a dual-fan, dual-heatpipe cooling system that you can just see through the large vents on its underside.

The two heatpipes whisk heat away from the CPU and GPU to the two heatsinks – each kept cool by a fan that sucks in cool air from the underside. The hot air is then exhausted out the back. The inside of the chassis is also kept cool passively by large vents.

 

Webcam + Optional IR Camera

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme (US | UK) comes with a very basic 720p webcam. At this price point, we would have expected at least a 1080p webcam. But at least it comes with a ThinkShutter privacy cover.

Lenovo offers an optional IR camera, which we highly recommend because it allows for the more secure Windows Hello login method.

The IR camera also supports the Lenovo Glance technology, which merges face-, eye- and gaze-tracking. It allows the cursor to automatically focus on where you are looking at, or windows to shift with a move of your eyes. This is especially useful when you are working on multiple monitors.

 

Lay Flat Display

Whether you opt for the Full HD or 4K UHD panel, the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme (US | UK) has a lay-flat display design. Its hinge is designed to let the display lay completely flat.

This makes it easier to work with other people, particularly since the display is touch-sensitive and supports writing with a pen. Lenovo offers an optional pen, but you can also use a third-party pen like the Genius Pen.

Next Page > More Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Features

 

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Fingerprint Sensor

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme (US | UK) has an enterprise-grade fingerprint sensor. Instead of being integrated into the Power button, it is built into the chassis, to the right of the keyboard.

It uses a Match-on-Chip fingerprint sensor, which means the fingerprint data is registered, stored and verified by the fingerprint reader chip itself.

This prevents a hacker or malware from using a man-in-the-middle attack to falsely verify a fake fingerprint.

 

Keyboard + Touch Pad + TrackPoint

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme (US | UK) has a full-sized keyboard that is spill-resistant. That means it will withstand a small spill of water without shorting out.

In addition to its glass touchpad, the ThinkPad X1 Extreme (US | UK) comes with the iconic ted TrackPoint joystick. Also known as a pointing stick, the TrackPoint is pressure-activated, allowing for faster and better cursor control with minimal movement.

 

Connectivity Options

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme (US | UK) comes with a plethora of connectivity options and ports.

Wirelessly, it supports 802.11 AC 2×2 WiFi connectivity, which means it has dual transmit and receive antennas for better reception and range. It also supports the latest Bluetooth 5.0 technology.

Here is a list of ports you will find on the left and right side of the ThinkPad X1 Extreme (US | UK) :

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  1. AC Power Port
  2. Two USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type C / Thunderbolt 3 ports
  3. HDMI 2.0 port
  4. Network extension port
  5. 3.5 mm combo audio and microphone port
  6. Smart Card reader
  7. 4-in-1 SD card reader
  8. Two USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports (one is always on)
  9. Kensington lock slot

 

Battery + Charging

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme (US | UK) comes with a 4-Cell Li-Cylinder battery that Lenovo says will last up to 15 hours.

It has a total capacity of 80 Watt-hours, which means it will last one hour if the X1 Extreme uses 80 watts of power, or two hours if it uses 40 watts, or four hours if it sips just 20 watts of power.

Lenovo pairs it with a compact 135 watt rapid charging adaptor that they promise will recharge the battery to 80% in just one hour. A small LED indicator light next to the power port tells you the X1 Extreme’s charging status at a glance.

Here were our findings when we put its battery to the test :

  • 4K Gaming : 1 hour 40 minutes
  • 1080p Gaming : 2 hours 17 minutes
  • Full Screen 1080p YouTube : 3 hours 30 minutes

Next Page > Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Performance Examined!

 

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PCMark 10 – Productivity App Performance

Surprisingly, the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme (US | UK) only scored 4,332 in PCMark 10 on AC power.

Many other laptops powered by the Intel Core i7-8850H processor and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti GPU would score just over 5,200 – about 20% higher.

When we switched to battery power, its performance was throttled by about 31% to improve battery life.

On AC Power

On Battery Power

 

3DMark Fire Strike (DX11, 1920 x 1080)

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme (US | UK) scored 6,323 on Fire Strike, using the Max-Q version of the GeForce GTX 1050 Ti.

This makes it about ⅓ as fast as a gaming laptop based on the full-powered NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti, which would score around 15,800.

If you run it on battery power, its performance gets throttled by about 21%, reducing its Fire Strike score to just under 5,000.

On AC Power

On Battery Power

 

3DMark Time Spy Strike (DX12, 1920 x 1080)

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme (US | UK) scored 2,393 on Time Spy – about ⅓ as fast as a full-powered NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti, which would score around 7,000.

When we switched to battery power, its performance was throttled by 9.5% – the smallest drop we recorded.

On AC Power

On Battery Power

Next Page > Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Verdict, Specifications, Price + Availability

 

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Our Verdict Of The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme (US | UK) looks and feels every bit like business laptop – from its angular design all the way to its matte black colour scheme. But it’s far more than just another mobile workstation.

Beneath its business-like veneer is a tough laptop that not only offers enterprise-grade Lenovo ThinkShield protection from factory till the end of its lifespan, but also military-grade toughness. In fact, every ThinkPad X1 Extreme has to pass 12 military-grade tests.

These aspects are important to note because the ThinkPad X1 Extreme (US | UK) is neither the most powerful mobile workstation in the market, nor does it offer the best performance for the money. In fact, our benchmarks show that it consistently underperforms laptops with the same processor and graphics card.

Performance, mark our words, is not what the ThinkPad X1 Extreme is offering. It is the entirety of the package that differentiates the X1 Extreme from its competitors – configurability, security and reliability in a thin and light package.

If you have the cash to spare, it offers an incredible 4K HDR display with 400 nits of brightness and 100% Adobe RGB colour gamut. You can also configure it with up to 64 GB of DDR4 memory, and up to two PCIe SSDs offering up to 2 TB of storage!

You can also count on its diverse connectivity options – super-fast Wireless-AC and Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity, with many ports to use – the latest Thunderbolt 3 / USB-C ports as well as the good-old 3.5 mm audio port!

It’s not just work, work, work though. The ThinkPad X1 Extreme (US | UK) supports Dolby Audio Premium and Dolby Atmos, so it doubles as a great entertainment and gaming laptop after a hard day’s work.

Just don’t expect to game at 4K. Its GeForce GTX 1050 Ti GPU with Max-Q Design is fast enough for 1080p gaming.

Ultimately, the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme (US | UK) is designed for those who need absolute security and reliability. Whether you are working in the comfort of your flying office, or in harsh field environments, you know you can depend on the X1 Extreme.

 

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Specifications

Here are the key specifications of the new Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme (US | UK). But remember – it is highly customisable, so the price and options will vary greatly, from country to country.

SpecificationsLenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme
Operating SystemUp to Windows 10 Professional
Display OptionsA. 15.6-inch 4K HDR display
- 3840 x 2160 pixels, 400 nits brightness
- 100% Adobe RGB colour gfamut
B. 15.6-inch FHD IPS display
- 1920 x 1080 pixels, 300 nits brightness
- 72% Adobe RGB colour gamut
Processor8th Gen Intel Core FL-H vPro processor
Graphics ProcessorIntel UHD Graphics 630
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
MemoryUp to 64 GB DDR4-2666 memory
StorageUp to two M.2 2280 PCIe SSDs (max. 2 TB)
ConnectivityIntel Wireless-AC 9560
- 802.11 AC 2x2
- Bluetooth 5.0
Camera720p HD video camera with ThinkShutter privacy cover
Optional Infra-red (IR) camera for Windows Hello login
SecurityFast Online Identity (FIDO) authentication
dTPM 2.0
Match-on-Chip touch fingerprint reader
Windows Hello facial recognition (with optional IR camera)
ThinkShutter privacy cover
Smart card reader
Kensington lock slot
AudioDolby Audio Premium
Dolby Atmos for headset
Noise-cancelling dual-array far-field microphones
KeyboardSpill-resistant keyboard with white backlighting
Touch PadMulti-touch glass touch pad
Ports2 x USB 3.1 Gen 1
2 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 (Thunderbolt 3)
4-in-1 SD card reader
HDMI 2.0
LAN port
3.5 mm audio / mic combo port
Battery4-Cell Li-Cylinder Battery (80 Whr)
- 135 watt power adaptor
Dimensions361.8 mm wide
245.7 mm deep
18.4 mm thick (FHD) / 18.7 mm thick (4K(
WeightFHD non-touch : 1.7 kg
4K touchscreen : 1.8 kg

 

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Price + Availability

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme (US | UK) is available with immediate effect. Here are some direct purchase links for your convenience :

 

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The ASUS ZenBook 15 (UX533) Ultra-Portable Laptop Preview

Four months after our sneak preview in Taipei, ASUS officially launched the ASUS ZenBook 15 (UX533) ultra-portable laptop.

Together with our hands-on preview of this new 15-inch ASUS ZenBook laptop, we will share with you the official presentation, colour options, as well as its price and availability!

The ASUS ZenBook Design Story

Hsi Chen from the ASUS Design Center reveals the design story behind the new ASUS ZenBook models.

The ASUS ZenBook 15 UX533 Presentation

Leo Tseng, ASUS Malaysia Country Manager, presents the key features of the new 15-inch ZenBook UX533, as well as the 13-inch ZenBook UX333 and the 14-inch ZenBook UX433.

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ASUS ZenBook 15 UX533 Colour Options

ASUS is introducing the new ZenBook models in three colour options – Royal Blue, Icicle Silver and Burgundy Red.

But at launch, the 15-inch UX533 will only be available in the Royal Blue colour.

ASUS ZenBook 15 UX533 Price + Availability

The 15-inch ASUS ZenBook UX533 is available starting 10 January 2019, with a starting price of RM 6,099 / ~US$ 1,489 / ~£1,159. Here are some direct purchase links :

  • Malaysia : NA
  • United States : Amazon
  • United Kingdom : NA

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The ASUS ZenBook 15 UX533 Hands-On Preview!

The ASUS ZenBook 15 UX533 has a 15.6-inch NanoEdge display that offers a whopping 92% screen-to-body ratio. It is powered by a quad-core 8th Generation Intel Core i7 processor with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q graphics.

It boasts a full-size keyboard for comfortable typing. It does not have the ASUS NumberPad, because there is enough space to fit a physical numeric pad.

It also comes with a 3D infrared camera, which allows you to login with Windows Hello even in the darkest of conditions. Even though the new ZenBook 15 has very thin bezels, ASUS managed to squeeze the camera into the top bezel.

Road warriors will be glad to know that the new ASUS ZenBook 15 has a rated battery life of 16 hours, and is MIL-STD-810G rated for reliability and durability.

ASUS ZenBook 15 UX533 Specifications

SpecificationsASUS ZenBook 15 (UX533)
Display15.6-inch NanoEdge Display
- Full HD resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels)
- 72% NTSC colour gamut
Operating SystemMicrosoft Windows 10 Home
Processor OptionsIntel Core i7-8565U
Memory16 GB DDR4 SDRAM (2133 MHz)
Graphics ProcessorNVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q (2 GB GDDR5 RAM)
Storage512 GB PCIe 3.0 x2 SSD
ConnectivityWiFi : 802.11 ac WiFi (dual-band)
Bluetooth : BT 5.0
USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type C
USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type A
USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type A
HDMI
microSD card slot
Audio combo jack
Camera3D IR camera (720p)
TouchpadStandard Touchpad
AudioASUS Sonic Master stereo audio system, certified by Harman Kardon
Array microphone with Cortana and Alexa voice-recognition support
Battery73 Wh 4-cell lithium-polymer battery
Up to 16 hours battery life
AC Adapter90 W power adapter, plug type: ø4 (mm)
(Output: 19V DC, 90 W)
Dimensions35.4 cm x 22.0 cm x 1.79 cm
Weight1.68 kg

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The Dell G7 15 (7588) Gaming Laptop In-Depth Review!

Earlier this year, Dell revamped their gaming line-up, rebranding it it as the new Dell G-series. But is that all they really did?

Let’s find out in our in-depth review of the Dell G7 15  – their top-of-the-line G-series gaming laptop!

Updated @ 2018-12-27 : Updated the review with additional points and information. Corrected several minor mistakes.

Originally posted @ 2018-10-25

The Dell G Series Gaming Laptops

The Dell G Series is a new family of laptops designed for affordable high-performance gaming. Dell offers three options – the entry-level G3, the mainstream G5 and the top-of-the-line G7.

All three options are built around the 8th Generation Intel Core processors and NVIDIA GeForce 10 series GPUs.

Dell G7 15 (7588) Specifications

SpecificationsDell G7 15 Base ModelUpgrade Options
Display15.6-inch IPS LED display (1920 x 1080 pixels) with anti-glare coating
Operating SystemWindows 10 Home Single Language (64-bit)
ProcessorIntel Core i5-8300H
- 4 cores, 8 threads
- 2.3 GHz base clock
- 4.0 GHz boost clock
Intel Core i7-8750H
- 6 cores, 12 threads
- 2.2 GHz base clock
- 4.1 GHz boost clock
Memory8 GB DDR4-2666 memory16 GB DDR4-2666 memory
Discrete GraphicsNVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050
(4 GB GDDR5)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
(4 GB GDDR5)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q
(6 GB GDDR5)
Storage1 TB 5400 RPM HDD128 GB SSD
256 GB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD
WirelessDual-band 802.11ac (2x2) + Bluetooth 5.0
Ports1 x HDMI 2.0
3 x SuperSpeed USB 3.1 Gen Type-A including 1 with PowerShare
1 x Thunderbolt 3 Port (USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C with support for 40 Gbps Thunderbolt and DisplayPort)
1 x Noble lock slot
1 x 2-in-1 SD (UHS50) / MMC, RJ-45
1 x Headphone / microphone
WebcamWidescreen 720p Webcam with Dual Array Digital Microphone
Audio2 x tuned speakers; audio processing by Waves MaxxAudio Pro
KeyboardFull-size, spill-resistant keyboard with numeric keypad
Battery56 Whr, 4-Cell Battery
Power Adaptor130 Watt Power Adaptor180 Watt Power Adaptor
(NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q only)
Dimensions389 mm wide
274.7 mm deep
24.95 mm thick
Weight2.86 kg
Colour OptionsLicorice Black / Alpine White
Warranty2Yr Premium Support : Onsite Service with Accidental Damage

Dell G7 15 (7588) Price List

The 2018 Dell G7 15 (7588) gaming laptop is available in four (as of October 2018) configurations, although you can customise it too :

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  • i5-8300H, 8GB DDR4, GTX 1050, 1TB HDD : RM 4,038.99 / ~US$ 1,010 (Malaysia}
  • i7-8750H, 8GB DDR4, GTX 1050 Ti, 1TB HDD : RM 4,838.99 / ~US$ 1,010 (Malaysia | US}
  • i7-8750H, 8GB DDR4, GTX 1050 Ti, 128GB SSD + 1TB HDD : RM 5,008.99 / ~US$ 1,010 (Malaysia | US)
  • i7-8750H, 16GB DDR4, GTX 1060, 256GB NVMe SSD + 1TB HDD : RM 6,908.99 / ~US$ 1,010 (Malaysia | US)

All Dell G7 15 gaming laptops come with a free Dell Gaming Backpack 15, and free shipping.

Unboxing The Dell G7 15 (7588)

The 2018 Dell G7 15 (7588) gaming laptop comes in a nondescript brown Dell cardboard box. The two labels on the side are the only clues of what lies inside. Let’s unbox it and see what we find inside!

When you unbox the Dell G7 15 gaming laptop, you will find the following items :

  • One Dell G7 15 (7588) gaming laptop
  • One 180 watt AC/DC power adaptor
  • One power cable with a localised power plug
  • One set of Dell G7 15 Quick User Guide, and Safety and Regulatory Information leaflet

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The Dell G7 15 Up Close!

The 2018 Dell G7 15 (7588) gaming laptop features a completely new sleek design, with a two-tone colour scheme. It runs on an 8th Generation Intel Core processor, with an NVIDIA GeForce 10 series GPU powering its 15.6-inch Full HD IPS display.

Despite its gaming chops and beefed-up cooling system, Dell engineers managed to keep it under an inch thick, and under 3 kg in weight. That’s with a larger 4-cell 56 WHrs battery.

Dell G7 15 Key Features

Now, let’s take a closer look at the key features of the 2018 Dell G7 15 (7588) gaming laptop.

Performance

Dell sent us their top-of-the-line model for our review. It was powered by the 8th Generation Intel Core i7-8750H – a 6-core, 12-thread processor; and the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 with Max-Q Design.

All that is kept cool by a new dual-fan cooling system, that draws cool air from underneath and expels the hot air out large vents at the back.

For those with less budget, Dell offers the quad-core Intel Core i5-8300H processor, and the GeForce GTX 1050 or GeForce GTX 1050 Ti graphics as options.

Full HD IPS Display

Unlike many gaming laptops, the Dell uses an IPS panel with a Full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That means better colour and a wider viewing angle, at the expense of a longer response time and higher cost.

It has an anti-glare coating, but lacks a higher refresh rate or anti-tear technologies like NVIDIA G-SYNC or AMD FreeSync. What this means is – your games will look great, but you will have to live with a longer response time, and some tearing in FPS games.

At the top of the display is a wide-angle 720p webcam with a dual-array digital microphone.

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Dual-Tone Colour Scheme

The 2018 Dell D7 15 (7588) comes in two colour options – Alpine White or Licorice Black. The Alpine White colour option is the more interesting of the two, because it is a dual-tone colour scheme. It has a white top and sides, with a black underside.

Licorice Black is a more professional-looking colour option. It’s plain black, like most business laptops, allowing you to game while pretending to work hard at the office… 😉

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More Dell G7 15 Key Features

Keyboard + Touch Pad

The Dell G7 15 (7588) gaming laptop comes with a full-sized keyboard with a numeric keypad. The keys are all back-lit in blue, with the WASD keys specially-highlighted.

It also comes with a rather large touch pad, which is oddly offset to the left. The offset touch pad makes it a bit harder to use, but let’s be frank – no sane gamer would be using the touch pad.

Fingerprint Sensor

The Dell G7 15 (7588) gaming laptop has a touch fingerprint sensor built into the power button.

Like current smartphone fingerprint sensors, it is fast and supports all-aspect fingerprint detection, making it really easy to log into Windows, and start gaming!

Connectivity Options

The Dell G7 15 (7588) gaming laptop comes with a plethora of connectivity options. On the left side, you will find a Noble lock slot, the power port, an RJ-45 LAN port, a USB 3.1 Gen 1 port and an SD card reader.

On the right side, you will find a 3.5 mm audio port, two USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports, a single USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type C / Thunderbolt 3 port, and a HDMI 2.0 port.

On the wireless side, it supports dual-band 802.11ac WiFi with Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity.

Dual Drive Storage

Our Dell G7 15 (7588) gaming laptop came with dual storage drives – a fast 256 GB Toshiba KSG60ZMV256G NVMe SSD and a 1 TB Seagate ST1000LM035 hard disk drive with a 5,400 RPM spindle speed.

Right out of the box, the SSD drive has 188 GB of available storage, while the hard disk drive has 931 GB of available storage.

Dell offers a smaller 128 GB SSD option, but we highly recommend sticking with the 256 GB SSD because you will run out of space pretty quickly on the 128 GB, and the SSD loads games much faster than the 5400 RPM hard disk drive.

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Dell G7 16 Battery Life

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The Dell G7 15 (7588) gaming laptop comes with a 4-cell, 56 WHr lithium-ion battery. It supports quick-charging, allowing you to recharge 25% of its capacity in just 15 minutes.

Our review model came with a larger and more powerful 180 watt charger. The lower-end models that use the GeForce GTX 1050 or GeForce GTX 1050 Ti graphics come with a 130 watt charger instead.

What’s truly impressive is how long it lasted. When we tested its predecessor, the Dell Inspiron 15 7000 Gaming, we only managed to game for 45 minutes. The mobile gaming time has more than double with the 2018 Dell G7 15 – we played for just over 2 hours!

Dell G7 15 Gaming Performance

On Battery

We tested the Dell G7 15 running on battery, and it delivered 2,822 on the 3DMark FireStrike test.

This is not a very good score, but it is the secret of how the Dell G7 15 managed to last 2 hours of gaming.

On Main Power

If you really want the Dell G7 15 to roar, plug it into the main power, and it more than triples its gaming performance. Specifically, it scores 9,916 on the 3DMark FireStrike test – 3.5X higher than on battery power!

Our Verdict

The Dell G7 15 (7588) gaming laptop is a refreshing new approach by Dell. Instead of tacking onto the Inspiron line, they rebranded it under the new Dell G line, with a new design.

It now sports a new sleeker design, with beefed-up gaming and cooling performance. Its hexa-core Core i7-8750H processor and GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q graphics is more than fast enough to deliver high frame rates on its full HD display.

Dell also went with an IPS panel, when many gaming laptops opt for TN panels with a high refresh rate and a low response time. This means you will enjoy better colours and a wide viewing angle, which is great if you do more than just game.

The Dell G7 15 checks off many of the standard gaming features – a backlit keyboard, a solid state drive for fast boot-ups and game loads, a pair of decent speakers, and fast wired and wireless connectivity. To top it off – it has a longer-lasting battery – good enough for about 2 hours of gameplay.

Of course, there are tons of other gaming laptops with the same specifications. What’s really impressive though is its affordability. Even this top-of-the-line model costs less than RM 7,000 / ~US$ 1,750. This is a great deal for those who want to enjoy gaming on-the-go, but could not afford a decent gaming laptop.

The Dell G7 15 (7588) gaming laptop is designed to offer an affordable combination of gaming performance, and they didn’t appear to cut too many corners to do it. That’s why we think it deserves our Reviewer’s Choice Award. Congratulations, Dell!

Where To Buy The Dell G7 15 (7588)

The 2018 Dell G7 15 (7588) gaming laptop is available in four (as of October 2018) configurations, although you can customise it too :

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  • i5-8300H, 8GB DDR4, GTX 1050, 1TB HDD : RM 4,038.99 / ~US$ 1,010 (Malaysia}
  • i7-8750H, 8GB DDR4, GTX 1050 Ti, 1TB HDD : RM 4,838.99 / ~US$ 1,010 (Malaysia | US}
  • i7-8750H, 8GB DDR4, GTX 1050 Ti, 128GB SSD + 1TB HDD : RM 5,008.99 / ~US$ 1,010 (Malaysia | US)
  • i7-8750H, 16GB DDR4, GTX 1060, 256GB NVMe SSD + 1TB HDD : RM 6,908.99 / ~US$ 1,010 (Malaysia | US)

All Dell G7 15 gaming laptops come with a free Dell Gaming Backpack 15, and free shipping.

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The 2018 ASUS ZenBook Flip 13 + Flip 15 Hands-On Previews!

We were amongst the first in the world to get some hands-on time with the new 2018 ASUS ZenBook Flip 13 and Flip 15 convertible laptops in Taipei. Check out the full 2018 ASUS ZenBook tech briefing, as well as our own hands-on previews of the ZenBook Flip 13 and ZenBook Flip 15 laptops!

 

The 2018 ASUS ZenBook Tech Briefing

Let’s start with the 2018 ASUS ZenBook tech briefing by Andrew Chan, Senior Manager of the ASUS Global Product Team.

The 2018 ASUS ZenBook Flip 13 and Flip 15 models are essentially the convertible versions of the 2018 ASUS ZenBook laptops. They are now 10% smaller than the previous generation, thanks to their ASUS NanoEdge displays with ultra-thin bezels.

Thanks to the thinner form factor, they are now the world’s most compact convertible laptops. The NanoEdge display also delivers a more immersive viewing experience, thanks to its 90% screen-to-body ratio.

And believe it or not, these classy convertible laptops are tough – being certified to meet the MIL-STD-810G standard for durability and reliability!

Finally, both ZenBook Flip models features the 360° ErgoLift hinge design, which has a silky-smooth, stepless action that holds the display securely at any angle, allowing ZenBook Flip to be used in laptop, tablet, stand or tent modes… anything in between!

If you open the laptop beyond 135°, the ErgoLift hinge will automatically lift and tilt the keyboard to a more comfortable typing angle.

 

The 2018 ASUS ZenBook Flip 13 (UX362)

The 2018 ASUS ZenBook Flip 13 (UX362) features a 13.3-inch NanoEdge display, with a 90% screen-to-body ratio. It is powered by the 8th Generation Intel Core i7 processor with up to 16 GB of RAM and PCIe SSD storage.

It has a full-size keyboard, with its physical numeric keypad replaced by the new ASUS NumberPad – an LED-illuminated numeric keypad built into the touchpad! It also offers an optional world-facing camera, located next to the keyboard, which can be used for mixed-reality applications.

 

The 2018 ASUS ZenBook Flip 15 (UX562)

The 2018 ASUS ZenBook Flip 15 (UX562) features a 15.6-inch NanoEdge display, available with either a Full HD (DeltaE < 3) or a 4K UHD panel (DeltaE <2). Both panels have a wide 100% sRGB colour gamut.

The 4K UHD display is PANTONE validated and factory-calibrated for colour accuracy. It also has built-in ASUS Calibration Technology, for easy colour calibration.

The new Flip 15 is powered by the 8th Generation Intel Core i7 processor with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q graphics. You can equip it with both an SSD as well as a HDD.

It has a full-size keyboard, with a physical numeric keypad. It also offers an optional world-facing camera, located next to the keyboard, which can be used for mixed-reality applications.

 

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The 2018 ASUS ZenBook Tech Briefing + Hands-On Previews!

We were amongst the first in the world to get some hands-on time with the THREE new 2018 ASUS ZenBook premium laptop models in Taipei. Check out the full 2018 ASUS ZenBook tech briefing, as well as our own hands-on previews of the ZenBook 13, ZenBook 14 and ZenBook 15 laptops!

 

The 2018 ASUS ZenBook Tech Briefing

Let’s start with the 2018 ASUS ZenBook tech briefing by Andrew Chan, Senior Manager of the ASUS Global Product Team.

The 2018 ASUS ZenBook models introduce the new frameless ASUS NanoEdge display. Its ultra-slim bezels on all four sides allows ASUS to deliver a screen-to-body ratio of up to 95%, offering a near borderless viewing experience.

They are now the world’s most compact laptops in their respective classes, with a smaller form factor than the previous generation. They also incorporate the unique ErgoLift hinge mechanism that automatically tilts the keyboard for a more comfortable typing experience.

Now, let’s have a close look at the three 2018 ASUS ZenBook models!

 

The 2018 ASUS ZenBook 13 (UX333)

This is the baby of the family, with a 13-inch NanoEdge display that offers a whopping 95% screen-to-body ratio. Yet it is powered by a quad-core 8th Generation Intel Core i7 processor with NVIDIA GeForce MX150 graphics.

Despite its small size, it boasts a full-size keyboard for comfortable typing. How did ASUS accomplish this? By removing its physical numeric keypad, and replacing it with the ASUS NumberPad – a unique LED-illuminated numeric keypad integrated into the touchpad!

 

The 2018 ASUS ZenBook 14 (UX433)

This model is quite similar to the ZenBook 13. It has a larger 14-inch NanoEdge display with a 92% screen-to-body ratio. It is also powered by a quad-core 8th Generation Intel Core i7 processor with NVIDIA GeForce MX150 graphics.

Like the ZenBook 13, the 2018 ASUS ZenBook 14 boasts a full-size keyboard, with the new ASUS NumberPad built into its touchpad.

 

The 2018 ASUS ZenBook 15 (UX533)

This is the big daddy of the 2018 ASUS ZenBook family. Sporting a large 15.6-inch NanoEdge display with a 92% screen-to-body ratio, it is powered by a quad-core 8th Generation Intel Core i7 processor with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q graphics.

Because it has a relatively large chassis, it has enough space for a full-size keyboard with a physical numeric keypad. Hence, it does not come with the ASUS NumberPad built into its keypad.

 

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The 2018 HP OMEN 15 + OMEN 17 Gaming Laptops Revealed!

HP today officially launched the 2018 HP OMEN 15 and 2018 HP Omen 17 gaming laptops. Get the lowdown on HP’s newly-refreshed OMEN gaming laptops!

 

The 2018 HP OMEN 15 + OMEN 17 Gaming Laptops

The 2018 HP OMEN gaming laptops are now sleeker, and feature the latest 8th Generation Intel Core processor with up to six cores and up to 8 GB of DDR4-2666 memory. They are also powered by the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 with Max-Q Design.

Here are the 2018 HP OMEN gaming laptops’ key features :

Power That Goes The Distance

The 2018 HP OMEN gaming laptops are not just powered by the 8th Generation Intel Core processor and the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 with Max-Q Design, they come with a variety of storage options – SSD, HDD, SSD + HDD, or even HDD + Intel Optane Memory.

Cool Things Down

The 2018 HP OMEN gaming laptops have been engineered with larger fans that have a 3-phase motor and fluid dynamic bearings. Vents on the back and the bottom pull in cool air, while two large fans push heat out the rear corner vents. Some models even come with an expanded vent area on the bottom for increased airflow.

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Lose Yourself In The Game

The 15.6-inch and 17.3-inch displays have a Full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, with 60 Hz or 144 Hz refresh rate options, and NVIDIA G-SYNC support.

They also boast Bang & Olufsen stereo speakers, with a discrete audio amplifier. If you prefer to wear headphones, you’ll be able to enjoy an expanded surround soundscape with its support for DTS Headphone:X.

Expansion and Flexibility

The 2018 HP OMEN gaming laptops are designed to be easily upgraded. It has a single panel access with Phillips head screws for storage and memory upgrades.

It also comes with a wide variety of ports at the back for more freedom of movement, particularly if you are using a mouse.

 

The 2018 HP OMEN Price + Availability

The 2018 HP OMEN 16 retails from RM 4,485 / ~US$ 1,121, and is available immediately from the HP Online Store and authorised HP resellers.

The 2018 HP OMEN 17 retails from.RM 8,699 / ~US$ 2,175, and will be available starting mid-September 2018.

 

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NVIDIA Computex 2018 – GeForce Updates + Demos

Right after the NVIDIA Computex 2018 press conference, they gave us a private briefing on the latest GeForce updates, as well as demos of real-time ray tracing with NVIDIA DGX Station, the NVIDIA Big Format Gaming Display (BFGD), and NVIDIA G-SYNC HDR.

Again, if you are looking for news on NVIDIA Turing, we will have to disappoint you. As NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang mentioned in his Q&A session, “it’s a long time from now” before Ampere is released. Still, there are a number of interesting GeForce-related technologies to check out…

 

NVIDIA Computex 2018 GeForce Updates

The session kicked off with a 34-minute long briefing on the latest GeForce updates.

Here’s a summary of the key points :

  • Since the latest Intel Coffee Lake mobile CPUs were introduced, there are now 85 new gaming laptops with GeForce GTX GPUs.
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  • The Hunt Effect – increasing brightness increases the perceived colourfulness.
  • The Stevens Effect – increasing brightness increases apparent spatial resolution.
  • sRGB and DCI-P3 cannot display all of the colours in nature (represented by Pointer’s Gamut). Ultimately, the best possible colour gamut is Rec. 2020.
  • The first two NVIDIA G-SYNC HDR monitors are the Acer Predator X27 and the ASUS ROG SWIFT PG27UQ, and feature 4K HDR panels with a refresh rate of 120 Hz, that can be overclocked to 144 Hz.
  • Both G-SYNC HDR monitors have a panel with 384-zone full-array direct backlight capable of 1000 nits brightness, with a DCI-P3 colour gamut with Quantum Dots.

 

NVIDIA G-SYNC HDR Demo + Comparison

Here is a demo and comparison of the Acer Predator X27 G-SYNC HDR monitor, with a “regular” Acer Predator XP1 G-SYNC monitor.

 

Real-Time Ray Tracing On NVIDIA DGX Station

NVIDIA also showed off real-time ray tracing on an NVIDIA DGX Station.

 

The NVIDIA BFGD (Big Format Gaming Display)

We also had the opportunity to check out the 65″ NVIDIA Big Format Gaming Display, which also features G-SYNC HDR.

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The MSI Coffee Lake Gaming Laptops Revealed!

The three new MSI Coffee Lake gaming laptops – MSI GS65 Stealth Thin, MSI GT75 Titan with Intel Core i9 processor and MSI GE Raider RGB Edition – are all based on the new 8th Gen Intel Core (Coffee Lake) processors. Check them out below!

 

The MSI Coffee Lake Gaming Laptops Revealed!

Introducing the new MSI Coffee Lake gaming laptops is Pia Huang, MSI Malaysia Notebook Channel Marketing Manager.

Don’t forget to check out our previews of these new MSI Coffee Lake gaming laptops :

 

The MSI GS65 Stealth Thin

The MSI GS65 Stealth Thin is the first gaming laptop to feature a 144 Hz 7 ms IPS display with 4.9 mm bezels – achieving a stunning 82% screen-to-body ratio. While the bezels are extremely thin, MSI left just enough room in the top bezel for the webcam, as opposed to being awkwardly placed within the bottom bezel.

To power the 144 Hz panel, the GS65 Stealth Thin is equipped with up to a GeForce GTX 1070 with NVIDIA Max-Q technology and the latest 8th generation Intel Core i7 processor, with up to 40% boost in performance over the previous generation.

Weighing just 1.8 kg, the GS65 Stealth Thin packs 8+ hours of battery life into the slim chassis, providing real portability not traditionally found in powerful gaming laptops. Its 82 Whr battery is one of the largest batteries available in a laptop this size.

The GS65 Stealth Thin also features a new per-key RGB keyboard designed by SteelSeries. Users can customize each key and receive real-time game status through keyboard lighting. MSI is also rolling out a massive update for Dragon Center 2.0 that comes with an exclusive gaming mode. The gaming mode now optimizes system performance and game-specific keyboard lighting for a list of supported new titles.

More info @ MSI GS65 Stealth Thin Gaming Laptop Preview

 

The MSI GE Raider RGB Edition

First announced at CES, the MSI GE63/73 Raider RGB Edition is inspired by sports cars and the love for RGB. It was crafted for ultra-illumination with RGB lighting on the top cover, keyboard and USB ports. The top cover features 24 separate zones of RGB lighting with more than 16.8 million colors available.

The GE Raider RGB Edition is configurable with up to the latest 8th generation Intel Core i7 processor and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 graphics. It is kept cooled by MSI Cooler Boost 5, a cooling design with dual fans and seven copper heats pipes offering the most stable experience on a laptop.

The GE Raider RGB Edition also boasts Nahimic 3 audio, Killer networking, and Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity. Additionally, the Raider can be equipped with up to a 120 Hz 3 ms display.

More info @ MSI GE63 Raider RGB 8RF Gaming Laptop Preview

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The MSI GT75 Titan with Core i9 CPU

With the introduction of the latest 8th Generation Intel processors, the GT series is taking one step further by featuring the world’s first Intel Core i9 overclocked processors in a gaming laptop. MSI coupled it with NVIDIA graphics and mechanical keyboards.

The MSI GT75 Titan is the first gaming laptop to ever feature Intel Core i9 processors. Combined with MSI’s Cooler Boost Titan cooling design, the six-core 12-thread configuration results in up to a 70% performance leap over the previous Core i7. The extra cores are especially beneficial for gamers who stream their gameplay, or for advanced multitasking workloads.

More info @ MSI GT75 Titan 8RG (Core i9) Gaming Laptop Preview

 

Price & Availability

Here are some purchase links of the new MSI Coffee Lake gaming laptops :

  • GE75 Raider (GTX 1070, 32 GB RAM, 1 TB + 2 GB) : US$ 2,625
  • GE75 Raider (GTX 1070, 32 GB RAM, 512 GB + 1 GB) : US$ 2,375
  • GE75 Raider (GTX 1070, 32 GB RAM, 256 GB + 1 GB) : US$ 2,145
  • GE63 Raider RGB (GTX 1070, 16 GB RAM, 256 GB + 1 TB) : $1,999
  • GE63 Raider RGB (GTX 1060, 16 GB RAM, 256 GB + 1 TB) : $1,699
  • GE63 Raider RGB (GTX 1060, 16 GB RAM, 128 GB + 1 TB) : $1,599
  • GS65 Stealth Thin (GTX 1070, 32 GB RAM, 1 TB SSD) : US$ 2,999
  • GS65 Stealth Thin (GTX 1070, 32 GB RAM, 512 GB SSD) : US$ 2,499
  • GS65 Stealth Thin (GTX 1070, 16 GB RAM, 256 GB SSD) : US$ 2,099
  • GS65 Stealth Thin (GTX 1060, 16 GB RAM, 256 GB SSD) : US$ 1,799
  • GT75 Titan (i9-8950HK, GTX 1080, 32 GB, 1 TB + 1 TB) : US$ 4,499
  • GT75 Titan (i9-8950HK, GTX 1080, 32 GB, 512 GB + 1 TB) : US$ 3,999
  • GT75 Titan (i9-8950HK, GTX 1080, 16 GB, 1 TB HDD) : US$ 3,299
  • GT75 Titan (i7-8850H, GTX 1080, 16 GB, 1 TB HDD) : US$ 2,799
  • GT75 Titan (i7-8850H, GTX 1070, 16 GB, 1 TB HDD) : US$ 2,399

 

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MSI GS65 Stealth Thin Gaming Laptop Preview

MSI just revealed the world’s first gaming laptop with a 144 Hz display – the MSI GS65 Stealth Thin! It is not only thin and light (as gaming laptops go), it has an astounding 8 hours of battery life! Find out more in our hands-on preview of this powerful gaming laptop!

 

The MSI GS65 Stealth Thin Gaming Laptop

The MSI GS65 Stealth Thin (Price Check) is the first gaming laptop to feature a 144 Hz 7 ms IPS display with 4.9 mm bezels – achieving a stunning 82% screen-to-body ratio. While the bezels are extremely thin, MSI left just enough room in the top bezel for the webcam, as opposed to being awkwardly placed within the bottom bezel.

To power the 144 Hz panel, it is equipped with up to a GeForce GTX 1070 with NVIDIA Max-Q technology and the latest 8th generation Intel Core i7 processor, with up to 40% boost in performance over the previous generation.

Weighing just 1.88 kg, the GS65 Stealth Thin (Price Check) packs 8+ hours of battery life into the slim chassis, providing real portability not traditionally found in powerful gaming laptops. Its 82 Whr battery is one of the largest batteries available in a laptop this size.

The MSI GS65 Stealth Thin (Price Check) also features a new per-key RGB keyboard designed by SteelSeries. Users can customize each key and receive real-time game status through keyboard lighting.

  • Latest 8th Gen. Intel Core i7 processor
  • Windows 10 Home / Windows 10 Pro
  • 15.6″ Full HD (1920×1080), 144Hz 7ms, IPS-Level gaming display panel (Optional)
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  • World’s first 144Hz thin bezel gaming laptop
  • All new Dragon Center with exclusive gaming mode
  • Per-Key RGB gaming keyboard by Steelseries
  • Productivity 8+ hours battery life
  • Sound by Dynaudio and High-Resolution Audio ready
  • 360° virtual surround sound powered by Nahimic 3
  • Ultra thin 17.9mm, ultra light 1.88 kg
  • Xsplit Gamecaster free premium license for 1 year
  • WTFast free premium license for 2 months

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MSI GS65 Stealth Thin Specifications

SpecificationsMSI GS65 Stealth Thin 8RFOptional
Display15.6" Full HD IPS display
- 1920 x 1080 pixels
- 144 Hz refresh rate
- 7 ms response time
Operating SystemMicrosoft Windows 10 HomeMicrosoft Windows 10 Professional
CPUIntel Core i7-8750H
ChipsetIntel HM370
Memory8 GB DDR4-2400 SDRAM16 GB DDR4-2666 SDRAM
32 GB DDR4-2666 SDRAM
GraphicsNVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (8 GB GDDR5)
Storage512 GB NVMe SSD
ConnectivityLAN : Killer DoubleShot PRO Gbps LAN
WiFi : Killer 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 5.0
AudioNahimic 3 Audio Technology
- 2 x 2 W speakers
WebcamHD webcam
- 1280 x 720 @ 30 fps
IO Ports1 x Type-C (USB 3.1 Gen 2 / DP / Thunderbolt 3)
3 x Type-A USB 3.1 Gen 1
1 x RJ45
1 x (4K @ 60Hz) HDMI
1 x Mini-DisplayPort
KeyboardSteelSeries Keyboard
- per-key RGB backlight
Battery4-cell 82 Whr lithium-ion battery
AC Adaptpr180 W slim power adaptor
Dimensions357.7 mm wide
247.7 mm deep
17.9 mm thick
Weight1.88 kg

 

MSI GS65 Stealth Thin Price & Availability

The MSI GS65 Stealth Thin (Price Check) gaming laptop is priced at RM 10,688 (including 6% GST) / ~US$ 2,740. If you are in the US, here are some purchase options :

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  • GS65 Stealth Thin (GTX 1070, 32 GB RAM, 1 TB SSD) : US$ 2,999
  • GS65 Stealth Thin (GTX 1070, 32 GB RAM, 512 GB SSD) : US$ 2,499
  • GS65 Stealth Thin (GTX 1070, 16 GB RAM, 256 GB SSD) : US$ 2,099
  • GS65 Stealth Thin (GTX 1060, 16 GB RAM, 256 GB SSD) : US$ 1,799

 

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2018 Alienware & Dell G-Series Gaming Laptops Revealed!

Dell just launched six new Windows 10 gaming laptops based on the new 8th Generation Intel Core processors – the 2018 Alienware 15 and 17 laptops, and the new Dell G-Series gaming laptops. Check out the full details below!

 

The 2018 Dell Consumer & Gaming Tech Briefing

Dell invited us to an exclusive tech briefing on their 2018 consumer and gaming devices. We recorded it so you can join in the tech tech briefing yourself, as well as the Q&A session!

 

2018 Alienware 15 And 17 Gaming Laptops

The 2018 Alienware 15 and 17 gaming laptops come with the new 8th Generation Intel Core i5, i7, and i9 processors with up to 6 cores, enabling overclocking up to 5.0 GHz for the first time. To extract maximum performance from the Intel processors, Alienware added the improved Cryo-Tech v2.0 cooling technology, with 50% thinner fan blades and a vapour chamber.

Alienware also incorporated the next-generation Alienware Command Center that helps novice and experienced gamers optimize, overclock, and tune Alienware PCs and peripherals. The new Alienware Command Center also gives gamers complete control over the 2018 Alienware 15 and 17 laptops’ 13 programmable lighting zones that support full RGB values with up to 16.8 million colors.

In addition to the iconic space grey colour, the 2018 Alienware 15 and 17 will also come in a new Epic Black colour option.

 

New Dell G-Series Gaming Laptops

Dell announced the new G-Series of affordable gaming laptops. These new game-ready laptops are equipped with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 10-Series GPUs, 8th Gen Intel Core processors, thermal management solutions, intelligent content prioritization software, anti-glare IPS panels, and other complimentary features.

Dell G3 15 and 17

  • Coming in 15 and 17-inch sizes, Dell G3 15 and 17 laptops are powered by NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 up to 1060 Max-Q, up to 8th Generation Intel Core i7 CPUs, dual fans and dual drives with SSD options
  • Their 2×2 WiFi antenna design provides great wireless performance, while the SmartByte software prioritizes gaming and video content keeping them smooth, even during large file downloads
  • Encased in a refined chassis with a silky matte exterior finish, the laptops boast a sleek 22.7 mm (15″) / 25 mm (17″) profile
  • The Dell G3 15 is Dell’s thinnest gaming laptop to date
  • Dell G3 15 will offer three color options (Black, Recon Blue, Alpine White) and Dell G3 17 will offer two color options (Black, Recon Blue)

Dell G5 and G7 15

  • The Dell G5 and G7 15 come in a sleek 25 mm thin 15-inch chassis, with powerful NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 GPUs with Max-Q Design technology
  • The systems feature 6GB GDDR5 dedicated memory, up to 6 core performance with 8th Generation Intel Core processors (with up to Core i7 on the G5 and i9 on the G7), dual fans, and dual drives with SSD options
  • The Dell G7 15 will offer optional 8th Generation Intel Core i9 CPU and UHD display (3840×2160) configurations, available in late April 2018
  • Killer 1×1 networking optimization (supporting up to 2×2) or SmartByte software responsively prioritize content downloads for liquid smooth gaming and streaming
  • Designed to push heat and noise away from the user, Dell equipped a front air intake and rear exhaust vent to the laptops’ frames to keep players cool, and able to game longer
  • The Dell G5 and G7 15 will also offer an optional IPS UHD 4k panel for a premium on-screen experience
  • Dell G5 15 is available in either Standard Black or Beijing Red flavors, and Dell G7 15 is available in either Standard Black or Alpine White

 

Pricing & Availability

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These Dell gaming laptops are available with immediate effect :

  • 2018 Alienware 15 and 17 are available in US, China and Europe, starting at $2,399.99 and $3,699.99 respectively
  • Dell G7 15 is available globally starting at $1,099.99

These Dell gaming laptops are available starting 16 April 2018 :

  • Dell G3 15 and 17 will be available globally starting at $749.99 and $1,099.99 respectively
  • Dell G5 15 will be available globally starting at $949.99

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The ASUS ROG Zephyrus M Gaming Laptop Revealed!

April 3, 2018 — ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today announced that its latest gaming system – the ROG Zephyrus M (GM501) gaming laptop. They also announced the refreshed ROG Zephyrus (GX501GI), ROG G703, ROG Strix SCAR Edition, and ROG Strix Hero Edition gaming laptops – all powered by the new 8th Generation Intel Core processors.

 

ROG Zephyrus M (GM501)

ROG Zephyrus M is the world’s slimmest gaming laptop powered by an 8th Generation Intel Core CPU and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Max-P) graphics. It is also the first such laptop to feature an IPS-level display with a 144 Hz refresh rate and ultra-responsive 3 ms gray-to-gray (GTG) response time.

The patented ROG Active Aerodynamic System (AAS) and 12-volt anti-dust fans ensure its high-performance CPU and GPU stay cool during marathon gaming sessions. The ROG Zephyrus M also features exclusive software that allows users to switch GPU modes according to the task at hand.

 

2018 Refreshed ROG Gaming Laptops

ROG Zephyrus (GX501GI)

ROG Zephyrus is the world’s slimmest gaming laptop powered by the latest 8th Generation Intel Core i7 processor and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Max-Q) graphics. The 15.6-inch Zephyrus features an ultraslim profile and incorporates the ROG-exclusive Active Aerodynamic System (AAS) — a specially designed cooling system that also includes Anti-Dust Cooling and Fan Overboost technologies. It has an IPS-level panel with a 144 Hz refresh rate, 3 ms response time, 100% sRGB color gamut and
NVIDIA G-SYNC support.

ROG G703

ROG G703 is powered by a factory-overclocked 8th Generation Intel Core i9 processor and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 graphics for unrivaled gaming prowess. It has a 17.3-inch FHD IPS-level display with a 144 Hz refresh rate, 3 ms GTG response time, NVIDIA G-SYNC technology, and anti-glare coating. Its HyperDrive Extreme storage uses RAID 0 SSDs to achieve speeds of up to 8700 MB/s.

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ROG Strix GL703 SCAR Edition

ROG Strix SCAR Edition is powered by up to the latest 8th Generation Core i7 processor and NVIDIA GeForce 10-Series graphics, and features an IPS-level display with a 144 Hz refresh rate, 3 ms response time, and NVIDIA G-SYNC support.

Strix SCAR Edition also has a desktop-style keyboard with Aura Sync, N-key rollover, and fast-actuating keys. It features the patented Anti-Dust Cooling (ADC) system that expels harmful dust particles and dirt from the system to improve stability and durability. 

ROG Strix GL503 Hero Edition

ROG Strix Hero Edition is powered by up to the latest 8th Generation Core i7 processor and NVIDIA GeForce 10-Series graphics, and features a 120 Hz display with wide-view technology and a 130% sRGB color gamut.

Strix SCAR Edition also has a desktop-style keyboard with Aura Sync, N-key rollover, and a 20-million-key-press lifespan. It features the patented Anti-Dust Cooling (ADC) system that expels harmful dust particles and dirt from the system to improve stability and durability.

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Acer Predator Triton 700 Gaming Laptop Review

Gaming laptops are all the rage these days, but you will probably agree – many of them are just too darn bulky and heavy! Today, we take a look at Acer’s answer to that problem – the Acer Predator Triton 700 gaming laptop.

The Acer Predator Triton 700 promises incredible gaming performance in a thin and light form factor. How will it really fare? Let’s find out!

 

Acer Predator Triton 700 Models

Acer currently offers the Predator Triton 700 in two models :

  • the premium PT715-51-74MY (Lazada | Amazon), with a GeForce GTX 1080 GPU and two SSDs in RAID 0
  • the PT715-51-775U (Lazada | Amazon) with a GeForce GTX 1060 GPU and a single SSD

In this review, we will be looking at the premium PT715-51-74MY. Here is a table comparing their specifications :

SpecificationsAcer Predator Triton 700 (74MY - GTX 1080)Acer Predator Triton 700 (775U - GTX 1060)
ModelPT715-51-74MYPT715-51-775U
ProcessorIntel Core i7-7700HQ
- 4 cores, 8 threads, 6 MB cache
- 2.8 GHz with 3.8 GHz Turbo Boost
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
- 4 cores, 8 threads, 6 MB cache
- 2.8 GHz with 3.8 GHz Turbo Boost
Memory32 GB DDR4-2400 (Dual Channel)16 GB DDR4-2400 (Dual Channel)
GraphicsNVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 with Max-Q Design (8 GB GDDR5X)NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (6 GB GDDR5)
Display15.6" Full HD IPS display
- 1920 x 1080, 120 Hz
- Supports NVIDIA G-SYNC
15.6" Full HD IPS display
- 1920 x 1080
Storage2 x 256 GB PCIe SSD in RAID 0256 GB PCIe SSD
KeyboardMechanical keyboard with individual RGB lightsMechanical keyboard with individual RGB lights
AudioDolby Atmos with Acer TrueHarmonyDolby Atmos with Acer TrueHarmony
NetworkKiller Wireless-AC 1535 (2x2 MIMO)
Killer Ethernet E2500
Killer Wireless-AC 1535 (2x2 MIMO)
Killer Ethernet E2500
Ports1 x USB-C (Thunderbolt 3, USB 3.1 Gen 2)
3 x USB 3.0
1 x USB 2.0
1 x DisplayPort
1 x HDMI 2.0
1 x USB-C (Thunderbolt 3, USB 3.1 Gen 2)
3 x USB 3.0
1 x USB 2.0
1 x DisplayPort
1 x HDMI 2.0
Battery3-cell lithium ion battery pack
- 54.0 Whr, 4670 mAh @ 11.55 V
3-cell lithium ion battery pack
- 54.0 Whr, 4670 mAh @ 11.55 V
Charger230 W230 W
Size393 mm wide
266 mm deep
18.9 mm high
393 mm wide
266 mm deep
18.9 mm high
Weight2.40 kg2.40 kg

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Unboxing The Acer Predator Triton 700

The Acer Predator Triton 700 (Price Check) comes in a larger black cardboard box, which conceals a much smaller cardboard box inside. Take a look at our unboxing video :

Despite catering to a premium market, the Acer Predator Triton 700 has a minimalistic package, consisting of :

  • the Acer Predator Triton 700 gaming laptop,
  • a 230 W charger, and power cord
  • one set of Setup and Quick User Guides

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The Acer Predator Triton 700 Up Close

The Acer Predator Triton 700 (Price Check) is powered by the Intel Core i7-7700HQ quad-core processor with 32 GB of DDR4 memory, and the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 with Max-Q Design. It even has two PCI Express SSDs running in RAID 0.

There are a total of five USB ports – three USB 3.0 ports, a USB 3.1 Gen 2 (Thunderbolt 3) Type C port, and a single USB 2.0 port. Curiously, that USB 2.0 port is actually recessed, and concealed by special cover.

To cater to gamers, it also comes with a full-sized LAN port, a HDMI 2.0 port, and a DisplayPort. Unfortunately, there is no SD card reader.

 

120 Hz Full HD G-SYNC Display

One of the key features of the Acer Predator Triton 700 (Price Check) is its display. It boasts a large 15.6″ display with an IPS panel and a full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080. The display is capable of a 120 Hz refresh rate, and supports NVIDIA G-SYNC for a tear-free gaming experience.

If that display is not good enough, it has full-size DisplayPort and HDMI ports at the back, and a Thunderbolt 3 port on the right side, allowing you to hook up the Predator Triton 700 to an external 4K monitor.

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Keyboard & Touchpad

One of the Acer Predator Triton 700’s best features is its keyboard, which boasts low-profile mechanical switches and individual RGB backlighting for each key. In addition to tactile feedback, this mechanical keyboard also offers N-key rollover (NKRO) and anti-ghosting capabilities.

Right above the keyboard is a 0.7 mm Gorilla Glass glass plate. It allows you to peek inside at the spinning AeroBlade 3D fan, and doubles as a large precision touchpad.

The only problem is the position of the glass plate makes it rather inconvenient to use as a touchpad. It also lacks buttons, so you will need to use multi-touch gestures instead.

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AeroBlade 3D Cooler

In any premium gaming laptop, cooling is a top priority. The Acer Predator Triton 700 (Price Check) comes with two AeroBlade 3D fans and five heat pipes to quickly whisk heat away from the CPU and GPU, and exhaust it out.

Cool air is drawn in by the two AeroBlade 3D fans through a large number of vents on the underside, and used to cool the two heatsinks at the back and an additional heatsink on each side.

While this cooling system is very sleek and quiet, the Predator Triton 700 (Price Check) can get rather toasty. During our gaming sessions, we noted that the keyboard can reach temperatures of 40°C.

This is likely because there is very little clearance under the Predator Triton 700 for it to draw in cool air. We recommend using a laptop cooler.

 

Acer Predator Triton 700 Gaming Performance

The Acer Predator Triton 700 (Price Check) is powered by the Intel Core i7-7700HQ processor. This is a 4-core, 8-thread processor with a 6 MB L2 cache, a 2.8 GHz base clock and a 3.8 GHz boost clock.

It is paired with the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 with 8 GB of GDDR5X memory. This is a Max-Q Design laptop, which means the GPU is tuned for peak efficiency, as opposed to maximum performance.

The Max-Q Design allows the GeForce GTX 1080 to run 40% cooler, with only a 10% reduction in performance. You can read all about this in The NVIDIA Max-Q Design Tech Briefing.

 

Memory & Storage

Our Acer Predator Triton 700 (Price Check) model came with a phenomenal 32 GB of DDR4-2400 memory. Frankly – games do not need more than 8 GB of memory, so this is overkill. However, it is heaven-sent if you also intend to do serious work on the Predator Triton 700.

It also comes with two PCI Express SSDs in a RAID 0 (striped) configuration. Both SSDs have a storage capacity of 256 GB, so you have a total storage size of 512 GB.

Setting them up as a RAID 0 array allows for insanely fast transfer rates, which is great for benchmarks but will not matter much in games beyond loading faster.

 

The Battery

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Perhaps unsurprisingly, the Acer Predator Triton 700 (Price Check) comes with a really tiny 3-cell lithium-ion battery with a total capacity of 54 Watt-hours. It can’t pack a large battery in such a thin form factor. Remember – it’s only 18.9 mm thick!

The downside – there’s not much juice in the tank. And the Predator Triton 700 is a thirsty beast. There’s a reason why it comes with a 230 W charger.

We could only game for 45 minutes before the battery drained to 10%. That means you need to be tethered to a wall socket to game for any significant amount of time.

 

Speakers

We are pleasantly surprised to find out that the Acer Predator Triton 700 has pretty decent speakers. It makes it more enjoyable to game without headphones.

If you prefer using headphones though, you will be glad to know that it supports Dolby Atmos. It will give you better spatial awareness, with the 3D soundscape it produces.

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Acer Predator Triton 700 : Our Verdict + Award

The Acer Predator Triton 700 (Price Check) is a really great gaming laptop for those who want a sleek and powerful gaming laptop. It packs a ton of gaming performance in a form factor that is just under 19 mm thick, and weighs only 2.4 kg.

We are impressed by its performance. What’s not to like? It has a quad-core Intel Core i7 processor with a very fast GeForce GTX 1080 GPU. If you want a gaming laptop that can take on AAA game titles, this is it.

Our model even comes with 32 GB of DDR4-2400 memory, and a RAID 0 array of two PCI Express SSDs. Serious overkill for gaming, but perfect for doing serious graphics and video work.

Beyond its raw gaming performance is its mechanical keyboard. Low-profile, yet offering the tactile feedback that many gamers desire. But we have to question their decision to adopt the see-through Gorilla Glass plate as a touchpad.

Sure, it’s a unique design feature that looks good, but it’s not practical. Whether you use the Predator Triton 700 (Price Check) for work or play, you need to pair it with a mouse.

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The display is another great selling point. It offers a practical full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080, with an IPS panel capable of a 120 Hz refresh rate. It also supports NVIDIA G-SYNC for a premium tear-free gaming experience.

We also like the fact that it comes with not one, not two, but three display output options. This gaming laptop is designed to support an external display, if you find the 15.6″ display too small.

Its svelte form factor makes it a cinch to carry around, but its utility on-the-go is limited by its small battery. You will always be tethered to a wall socket, which means lugging along the large and heavy charger.

But if you’re a practical person who is not going to buy into the gaming on-the-go BS, the Acer Predator Triton 700 (Price Check) is a great gaming laptop. Just hook it up to a power socket, add a mouse and it will handle any game you throw at it.

In fact, we like it so much we think it deserves no less than our Reviewer’s Choice Award. Congratulations, Acer!

Pros Cons
• 15.6″ Full HD IPS display with NVIDIA G-SYNC • Small 3-cell battery capacity, with a short battery life
• Svelte form factor that is 18.9 mm thin, and only weighs 2.4 kg • Bulky and heavy charger
• 32 GB of DDR4 memory!!! • Gets a little toasty during games
Ridiculously-fast RAID 0 array of two PCIe SSDs • No fingerprint sensor or infra-red camera for Windows Hello login
• Excellent gaming performance with greatly-reduced power consumption with the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 with Max-Q Design • The Gorilla Glass touchpad is nice to look at, but impractical for every day use.
• Mechanical keyboard with individual RGB backlighting

 

Acer Predator Triton 700 Prices

The premium Acer Predator Triton 700 model we reviewed here (PT715-51-74MY) is priced at RM 13,999 / US$ 2,999.

The cheaper Acer Predator Triton 700 model (PT715-51-775U) is priced at RM 9,999 / US$ 1,999. It comes with a GeForce GTX 1060, 16 GB DDR4 memory and 256 GB SSD storage.

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The Acer Predator Triton 700 Gaming Laptop Up Close!

Acer just revealed the new Acer Predator Triton 700 gaming laptop, which boasts an overclockable GeForce GTX 1080 with Max-Q Design, and a low-profile mechanical keyboard! Find out what else is great about this thin but powerful gaming laptop, and don’t forget to check out our video of the Predator Triton 700!

Don’t forget to read our Acer Predator Triton 700 Gaming Laptop Review!

 

The Acer Predator Triton 700 Gaming Laptop

Thanks to NVIDIA Max-Q Design, the Acer Predator Triton 700 gaming laptop boasts an overclockable NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 GPU, in a form factor that is less than 19 mm thick! Powered by the Intel Core i7-7700HQ quad-core processor, it boasts up to 32 GB of DDR4-2400 memory and two 256 GB NVMe PCIe SSDs in RAID 0 configuration.

Keeping all those powerful components cool is the Dual AeroBlade 3D fan, five heatpipes, and air intakes from the top and bottom of the chassis. The Dual AeroBlade 3D fan also boasts the world’s thinnest metal blade that is just 0.1 mm thin, allowing more fan blades to be installed for 35% greater airflow.

You can actually view this cooling system through a large Gorilla Glass plate above the keyboard. This Gorilla Glass plate also serves as an oversized precision touch pad that supports up to four-finger gestures.

The Predator Triton 700 comes with a 15.6″ Full HD IPS display, with a brightness level of 300 nits. Acer also offers a NVIDIA G-SYNC display that supports a 120 Hz refresh rate. It also offers a combination of Acer TrueHarmony and Dolby Atmos surround sound for a more immersive gaming experience.

Gamers will also love the mechanical keyboard, with N-key rollover (NKRO) and anti-ghosting capabilities. It also has low-profile keys that are individually RGB backlit. That means you can customise the colour of each key individually!

Don’t forget to read our Acer Predator Triton 700 Gaming Laptop Review!

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The Acer Predator Triton 700 Specifications

The Acer Predator Triton 700 is offered in two configurations. Here are their specifications :

SpecificationsAcer Predator Triton 700 (74MY - GTX 1080)Acer Predator Triton 700 (775U - GTX 1060)
ModelPT715-51-74MYPT715-51-775U
ProcessorIntel Core i7-7700HQ
- 4 cores, 8 threads, 6 MB cache
- 2.8 GHz with 3.8 GHz Turbo Boost
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
- 4 cores, 8 threads, 6 MB cache
- 2.8 GHz with 3.8 GHz Turbo Boost
Memory32 GB DDR4-2400 (Dual Channel)16 GB DDR4-2400 (Dual Channel)
GraphicsNVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 with Max-Q Design (8 GB GDDR5X)NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (6 GB GDDR5)
Display15.6" Full HD IPS display
- 1920 x 1080, 120 Hz
- Supports NVIDIA G-SYNC
15.6" Full HD IPS display
- 1920 x 1080
Storage2 x 256 GB PCIe SSD in RAID 0256 GB PCIe SSD
KeyboardMechanical keyboard with individual RGB lightsMechanical keyboard with individual RGB lights
AudioDolby Atmos with Acer TrueHarmonyDolby Atmos with Acer TrueHarmony
NetworkKiller Wireless-AC 1535 (2x2 MIMO)
Killer Ethernet E2500
Killer Wireless-AC 1535 (2x2 MIMO)
Killer Ethernet E2500
Ports1 x USB-C (Thunderbolt 3, USB 3.1 Gen 2)
3 x USB 3.0
1 x USB 2.0
1 x DisplayPort
1 x HDMI 2.0
1 x USB-C (Thunderbolt 3, USB 3.1 Gen 2)
3 x USB 3.0
1 x USB 2.0
1 x DisplayPort
1 x HDMI 2.0
Battery3-cell lithium ion battery pack
- 54.0 Whr, 4670 mAh @ 11.55 V
3-cell lithium ion battery pack
- 54.0 Whr, 4670 mAh @ 11.55 V
Charger230 W230 W
Size393 mm wide
266 mm deep
18.9 mm high
393 mm wide
266 mm deep
18.9 mm high
Weight2.40 kg2.40 kg

 

Price & Availability

The Acer Predator Triton 700 is available for purchase right now at all authorised Acer resellers and Acer Online Stores, at the following recommended retail prices :

  • Acer Predator Triton 700 (74MY – GeForce GTX 1080) : RM 13,999 / ~US$ 3,414
  • Acer Predator Triton 700 (775U – GeForce GTX 1060) : RM 9,999 / ~US$ 2,439

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The 2017 Dell Inspiron 15 7000 Gaming Laptop Revealed!

Dell just introduced a new Inspiron 15 7000 Gaming laptop – the Inspiron 15 7577 Gaming. Let’s find out what’s new about this gaming laptop!

 

Introducing The 2017 Dell Inspiron 15 7000 Gaming Laptop

The 2017 Inspiron 15 7000 Gaming Laptop keeps the 7th Generation Intel Core processors from the  previous-generation 7567 Series, but adds an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 discrete graphics option, with NVIDIA Max-Q Design.

What is the NVIDIA Max-Q Design? It is a new NVIDIA design approach that allows gaming laptops to support more powerful graphics processors while becoming thinner and quieter. For more details, read our NVIDIA Max-Q Design Tech Briefing!

We also had the opportunity to take a close-up look at the 2017 Inspiron 15 7000 Gaming Laptop (7577). Check out our hands-on preview video!

Here in Malaysia, it comes with a 15.6″ Full HD IPS display with a resolution of 1920 x1080, and anti-glare coating. In some countries, you may be offered an Ultra HD IPS display with a resolution of 3840 x 2160.

The 2017 Inspiron 15 7000 Gaming Laptop also offers multiple storage options. You can either opt for a single hard disk drive, or pair it with a fast SSD. Dell currently offers either a 128 GB or 256 GB SSD, and a 1 TB hard disk drive.

 

The 2017 Dell Inspiron 15 7000 Gaming Presentation

In this video, Christopher Choong, Dell Field Marketing Manager shares with us the key features of the 2017 Inspiron 15 7000 Gaming Laptop.

The 2017 Inspiron 15 7000 Gaming Laptop also has a new 2×2 WiFi antenna design with improved wireless performance, and a new quick-charge battery that gets up to 80% capacity within an hour. It also has a Thunderbolt 3 port that allows you to connect multiple devices (including support for up to two 4K displays) with transfers up to 40 Gbps.

 

The 2017 Dell Inspiron 15 7000 Gaming Price & Availability

The 2017 Dell Inspiron 15 7000 Gaming Laptop (7577) is available right now with a base price of RM 3,899 / ~US$ 928 with the following specifications:

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  • the Intel Core i5-7300HQ processor,
  • 4 GB of DDR4-2400 memory,
  • the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 with 4GB GDDR5 memory,
  • and a 1 TB hard disk drive.

The price goes up to RM 6,899 / ~US$ 1,642 with these higher specifications :

  • the Intel Core i7-7700HQ processor,
  • 16 GB of DDR4-2400 memory,
  • the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 with Max-Q Design and 6GB GDDR5 memory,
  • a 128 GB SSD and a 1 TB hard disk drive.

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The HP OMEN Gaming Laptop & Desktop PCs Revealed!

HP just launched the OMEN by HP line of gaming PCs. Their new OMEN gaming PCs have reputedly been engineered to give esports and competitive gamers the edge to perform at their very best. Let’s take a look at the new HP OMEN gaming laptop and desktop PCs!

 

The 2017 OMEN Gaming Laptop & Desktop PCs Revealed!

The highlight of the HP OMEN launch event was this presentation by Stacey Gan, HP Market Development Manager (Consumer Notebook) on the key features of the new OMEN gaming PCs. Check it out!

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The HP OMEN Gaming Desktop

The new OMEN gaming desktop PC was inspired by the OMEN X desktop. It leverages key features from the OMEN X desktop, like the ability to easily upgrade components, and improved cooling, to allow gamers to push the envelope of the system’s gaming performance.

  • Supports up to dual NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti graphics cards in SLI, or dual AMD Radeon RX 580 graphics cards in CrossFire mode.
  • Powered by the 7th Generation Intel Core i7 or Core i5 CPUs with unlocked options for overclocking.
  • Improved thermal engineering with all-around edge vents and optional liquid-cooling capability.
  • Optional PCIe SSD or SSD + HDD storage options.
  • OMEN Command Center with Overclocking improves CPU performance on-the-fly.
  • Network Booster prioritises gaming traffic to reduce latency in online games.

 

The HP OMEN Gaming Laptops

The HP OMEN gaming laptops will be available in two sizes – the HP OMEN 15 with a 15.6″ display, and a HP OMEN 17 with a 17″ display. These gaming laptops feature more expansion capabilities, additional ports and more VR compatibility.

  • The HP OMEN 15 supports up to the GeForce GTX 1060 with Max-Q, or the Radeon RX 550.
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  • Powered by the 7th Generation Intel Core i7 quad-core processors.
  • Improved cooling thanks to a multi-fan, multi-heatpipe, multi-exhaust thermal solution.
  • Integrated dual speakers tuned by Bang & Olufsen, and boosted by HP Audio Boost.
  • Dragon-red keyboard with red-accented WASD keys, white backlights and 26-key rollover anti-ghosting capability.
  • Option of 4K display / 1080p 120Hz display with NVIDIA G-Sync / 1080p 60Hz display with AMD FreeSync.
  • Single access panel for easy HDD, SSD and RAM upgrades.
  • VR-ready configurations available for virtual reality gaming.

 

Price & Availability

The HP OMEN Desktop is currently available, with prices starting at RM 5,999 / ~US$ 1,429.

The HP OMEN 15 gaming laptop is currently available, with prices starting at RM 4,499 / ~US$ 1,069.

The HP OMEN 17 gaming laptop is currently available, with prices starting at RM 8,899 / ~US$ 2,119.

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The NVIDIA Max-Q Design + WhisperMode Tech Briefing

On the first day of Computex 2017, NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang announced the NVIDIA Max-Q Design for GeForce GTX in his keynote.

It is a new design approach that allows gaming laptops to be thinner, quieter and yet, faster. How is this possible? Let’s find out!

 

The NVIDIA Max-Q Design Tech Briefing

Max Q is actually a NASA term which refers to “the point at which aerodynamic stress on a vehicle in atmospheric flight is maximized“. NVIDIA Max-Q uses a similar philosophy to design gaming laptops that are 3X thinner, with up to 3X more performance (compared to the previous-generation NVIDIA Maxwell GPUs).

So what exactly is the NVIDIA Max-Q design, and how does it work? Gaurav Agarwal, NVIDIA Product Marketing Manager, explains it all in this tech briefing.

Here is a summary of the NVIDIA Max-Q design’s key features :

  • NVIDIA Max-Q is built around NVIDIA Pascal, specifically the GeForce GTX 1080, 1070 and 1060 GPUs.
  • The key design philosophy is a new focus on peak efficiency, instead of peak performance.
  • Instead of running at maximum frequency, the GPU will run at a lower frequency that has been determined to achieve peak efficiency.
  • This greatly reduces the GPU’s power consumption and thermal output, at the expense of some performance.
  • In the case of the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080, the Max-Q version will run 60 W cooler (90 W, instead of 150 W) while suffering only a 10% reduction in performance.
  • The massive reduction in the TGP (Total Graphics Power) allows a more powerful GPU like the GeForce GTX 1080 in a thinner laptop.
  • The lower TGP also allows for the use of thinner, lighter and quieter cooling solutions, and a longer battery life.

From what we understand, the Max-Q and non Max-Q GPUs are the same. The Max-Q version just uses firmware that has been tuned for efficiency, instead of performance.

 

The NVIDIA WhisperMode Technology

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NVIDIA also introduced the new NVIDIA WhisperMode technology, which will be available by the end of June 2017.

Although not technically part of NVIDIA Max-Q, it helps to make the laptop run much quieter while you’re gaming.

WhisperMode intelligently paces the game’s frame rate while automatically adjusting the graphics setting for optimal power efficiency. This reduces reduces the laptop’s acoustic level during games.

NVIDIA WhisperMode is completely user-adjustable via GeForce Experience, and will be available for all NVIDIA Pascal-based laptops.

 

Availability Of NVIDIA Max-Q Gaming Laptops

Gaming laptops featuring GeForce GTX 1080, 1070 and 1060 GPUs using the new NVIDIA Max-Q design will be available starting June 27, 2017 from brands like Acer, Aftershock, Alienware, ASUS, Clevo, Gigabyte, HP, Lenovo, and MSI.

The first three gaming laptops to feature NVIDIA Max-Q are the ASUS Zephyrus, MSI GS63 and the Clevo P950.

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Jensen Huang Reveals NVIDIA Isaac, Max-Q, Volta, HGX & More!

The first major event at Computex Taipei 2017 was the Powering The AI Revolution keynote by NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang. Although the keynote was heavy on artificial intelligence technologies like NVIDIA Isaac and NVIDIA Volta, Jensen also announced other technologies like GeForce GTX with Max-Q Design.

 

NVIDIA Isaac, Max-Q, Volta, HGX & More!

In this 90 minute long keynote, Jensen reveals the future of artificial intelligence and robotics. In that vision, the GPU is taking over from the CPU in delivering the petaflops of computing power required to deliver artificial intelligence.

 

He also reveals the new NVIDIA technologies that will power the next-generation AI applications – the new NVIDIA Tesla V100, which is the largest GPU ever made, and the NVIDIA HGX server that hosts eight of these GPUs to deliver almost 1 petaflops of compute performance in a single chassis!

Jensen also shows how the NVIDIA Isaac Initiative allows robots to self-learn in a virtual environment, using nothing more than the NVIDIA Jetson 2 module. Watch how AI on the edge delivers smarter intelligence with minimal work.

Whether you are a scientist in these fields, or just geeks like us, you will enjoy listening to his views and NVIDIA’s endeavours in those technologies.

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Our Blow-by-Blow Account Of The Keynote

First stop of the day – the NVIDIA AI Forum keynote. Jensen Huang is upstairs polishing his keynote while the crowd grows downstairs.

With the Japanese contingent waiting to storm up the escalator to the 3rd floor hall.

Everyone’s green as an ogre…

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The NVIDIA AI Forum Keynote Begins!

NVIDIA Jensen Huang arrives for his eagerly awaited keynote on AI and related NVIDIA technologies.

Jensen Huang announces Project Holodeck! It’s basically virtual reality for engineers.

 

GeForce GTX With Max-Q Design

Jensen Huang shows off a notebook using the new GeForce GTX with Max Q design.

 

The NVIDIA Tesla V100 (NVIDIA Volta)

Jensen Huang introduces Volta – the new Tesla V100 accelerator. That’s 120 TFLOPS of compute performance courtesy of 5,120 CUDA cores.

And this is the NVIDIA HGX server with EIGHT NVIDIA Tesla V100 accelerators producing 960 TFLOPS!

Jensen Huang showing off the new Tesla V100 accelerator module. It is the largest GPU ever built!

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The NVIDIA GPU Cloud

The NVIDIA GPU Cloud is revealed!

 

The NVIDIA Isaac Initiative

NVIDIA also introduced their robotics platform – the Isaac Initiative, named after Isaac Asimov.

The NVIDIA Isaac Initiative will be built around NVIDIA Jetson 2 and the Isaac Robot Simulator, which allows the robots to train themselves in a virtual world.

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The Computex Taipei 2017 Live Coverage (Day 1)

Team ARP is on the ground at Taipei to cover Computex Taipei 2017 LIVE on the Tech ARP Facebook page and this article. Computex Taipei 2017 begins today, May 30, 2017 and will run for five full days. So join us for our live coverage every day, until June 2!

This article will be updated live with pictures and details as and when they come in. Videos will be inserted at the end of every night, as they take time to process and upload.

 

Day 1 Schedule

The first day of Computex 2017 is the busiest day of the event. We are scheduled for back-to-back major events from morning until evening!

11:30 AM – 1 PM : NVIDIA AI Keynote by NVIDIA CEO,  Jensen Huang

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM : Intel Keynote by Gregory Bryant, VP & GM of the Intel Client Computing Group

3:30 PM – 4:30 PM : Dell Computex 2017 Press Conference

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM : NVIDIA Computex 2017 Press Conference

 

Computex Taipei 2017 Kicks Off!

Finally… after a damn long delay on take off, and a missed approach on landing, I’m finally on Taiwanese soil! ?

The ticket into Computex 2017…

The entire first day will be spent in the Taipei 101 half of Computex Taipei 2017.

This year, Taipei is not as hot as last year’s inferno of a weather. Phew!

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NVIDIA AI Keynote by NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang

Catch our full coverage and the complete video of this keynote here!

First stop of the day – the NVIDIA AI Forum keynote. Jensen Huang is upstairs polishing his keynote while the crowd grows downstairs.

With the Japanese contingent waiting to storm up the escalator to the 3rd floor hall.

Everyone’s green as an ogre…

NVIDIA Jensen Huang arrives for his eagerly awaited keynote on AI and related NVIDIA technologies.

Jensen Huang announces Project Holodeck!

Jensen Huang shows off a notebook using the new GeForce GTX with Max Q design.

Jensen Huang introduces Volta – the new Tesla V100 accelerator. That’s 120 TFLOPS of compute performance courtesy of 5,120 CUDA cores.

And this is the NVIDIA HGX server with EIGHT NVIDIA Tesla V100 accelerators producing 960 TFLOPS!

Jensen Huang showing off the new Tesla V100 accelerator module. It is the largest GPU ever built!

The NVIDIA GPU Cloud is revealed!

NVIDIA also introduced their robotics platform – the Isaac Initiative, named after Isaac Asimov.

The Isaac Initiative will be built around NVIDIA Jetson 2 and the Isaac Robot Simulator, which allows the robots to train themselves in a virtual world.

Catch our full coverage and the complete video of this keynote here!

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Intel Keynote by Gregory Bryant

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Gregory Bryant from Intel announces the Intel Xeon Platinum family of scalable server processors.

Intel also announced the Low Power Series of their 2nd Gen 3D NAND SSD drives.

Introducing the Intel Compute Card!

The Intel Compute Card is a modular computer that will fit into a variety of devices. You can pull it out of one device and slot it into another.

ASUS Chairman Jonney Shih shows off their secret project Kukuna.

Intel also showed off their new Optane technology.

Intel officially announces the Intel Core-X Series Processor Family with up to 18 cores per CPU!

Intel also announced the Intel Core i9 processors, with X-Series and Extreme editions.

Catch our full coverage and the complete video of this keynote here!

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Dell Computex 2017 Press Conference

Catch our full coverage and the complete video of this keynote here!

At the Dell Computex 2017 press conference, Ray Mak showed off the first and only AOI powered by the AMD Ryzen 7 processor – the Dell Inspiron 27 7000.

Ray also showed off a smaller AMD A10-powered AIO model – the Dell Inspiron 24 5000.

AMD President & CEO Dr. Lisa Su even came up to talk about their partnership with Dell.

Catch our full coverage and the complete video of this keynote here!

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NVIDIA Computex 2017 Press Conference

At the NVIDIA pre-briefing showcase, they showed off the NVIDIA DGX Station.

NVIDIA also demoed the new NVIDIA GPU Cloud.

They also showed off a closer demo of the Isaac training simulation for robots.

After the briefing on NVIDIA GeForce GTX with Max-Q, NVIDIA showed off their upcoming G-Sync HDR monitor.

From the NVIDIA Max-Q tech briefing – it’s about peak EFFICIENCY, not maximum performance.

NVIDIA WhisperMode is also about efficiency, but will be available by end of June for all GeForce 10 series graphics cards.

Here are the first 3 notebooks to debut with the NVIDIA Max-Q technology.

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