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Medion Erazer X1000 MR Glasses (Windows Mixed Reality) Review

Medion Erazer X1000 MR Glasses (Windows Mixed Reality) Review

Next try. Even though the basic technology has been around for a while, Virtual Reality has not achieved a sweeping success yet. With Windows Mixed Reality, Microsoft makes a new attempt, competing against the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. We are testing the VR system with the Medion Erazer X1000.
The Dell XPS 15 9560 is all set to get an enticing refresh in 2018. (Source: Dell)

Frank Azor drops a few hints about the XPS 15 9570 on Twitter

The upcoming iteration of the Dell XPS 15 will finally have full speed 4-lane Thunderbolt 3 along with possibly a 5K display option according to Dell's VP Gaming and XPS, Frank Azor, who also confirms that Dell is waiting for Intel to ship its 8th generation H-series processors.
IDC predicts in-game microtransactions are never going away (Source: EA)

IDC predicts in-game microtransactions are never going away

Hardcore gamers may just have to accept the fact that casual gamers of free-to-play titles are making publishers too much money for them to not integrate similar monetization practices elsewhere.
All the premium features on the GT83VR Titan add up to a total weight of 12 lbs. (Source: MSI)

Deal | Amazon offers 33% discount on the MSI GT83VR Titan gaming laptop with GTX 1070 SLI setup

The MSI GT83VR Titan is not your usual gaming laptop. It packs all sorts of premium features like the unlocked gen 6 i7-6820HK CPU coupled with 64 GB DRR4-2400 RAM, two 256 GB NVMe SSDs + 1 TB 7200 rpm HDD storage combo, 18.4-inch 1080p IPS-grade display, BD writer + SD card reader, and a SteelSeries backlit mechanical keyboard with RGB backlight and separat...
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Product image of the MX110. The MX130 looks identical. (Source: Nvidia)

The entry-level MX110 and MX130 GPU product pages appear on Nvidia's website

The previously rumored MX110 and MX130 are now listed on Nvidia's website, and unlike the MX150 that they join these cards are Maxwell based rather than Pascal. Based on Nvidia's performance figures these cards provide around 38 to 63 percent of the performance from an MX150.
Lineage 2: Revolution now available via Google Play and Apple's App Store

Lineage 2: Revolution hits Europe and North America

Lineage 2: Revolution has been available in South Korea, Japan, and China since early 2017, and today it finally hits North America and Europe. The game is available for both iOS and Android.
Mobile Graphics Cards - Benchmark List

Mobile Graphics Cards - Benchmark List

Sort and filter through all currently available mobile graphics cards by performance or specification.
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Lineage 2: Revolution Edition launch (Source: The Android Soul)

Lineage 2 Revolution Edition of Galaxy Note 8 hits South Korea

The latest limited edition variant of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 flagship targets South Korean consumers who play Lineage 2: Revolution, coming with a rich collection of freebies that includes in-game collectibles, a Samsung DeX, an HDMI cable, and various discount coupons for even more accessories.
Need for Speed Payback Laptop and Desktop Benchmarks

Need for Speed Payback Laptop and Desktop Benchmarks

Revenge is sweet. The name says it all for the latest installment of the Need for Speed series. For a racing game, Payback turns out to be surprisingly story-focused. Our benchmark test will show if the technical aspects are convincing as well.
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Laptops under 300 Euros

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Laptops under 300 Euros

November 2017 update. Here you will find the best notebooks under 300 Euros (~$326) as reviewed by Notebookcheck. Our Top 10 list is regularly updated, maintained and commented on by our editors. This page is intended to help our readers decide which product to purchase.
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Laptops under 500 Euros

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Laptops under 500 Euros

November 2017 update. Here you will find the best notebooks under 500 Euros (~$554) reviewed by Notebookcheck. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchase decisions.
The Best Notebooks for Teenagers and University Students

The Best Notebooks for Teenagers and University Students

November 2017 update. Whether you are looking for a notebook that will not break the bank, a high-performance all-rounder, or a luxury laptop, here you will find relevant notebook recommendations from Notebookcheck for school-aged kids and university students.
The Best Notebook Displays As Reviewed By Notebookcheck

The Best Notebook Displays As Reviewed By Notebookcheck

November 2017 update. Is the display the most important part of a notebook, tablet, or convertible for you and does it play a leading role in your purchasing decision? Our overview of the best displays in current notebooks as reviewed by Notebookcheck might be helpful for you.
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Slim & Light Gaming Laptops

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Slim & Light Gaming Laptops

November 2017 update. Here you will find the latest best slim and lightweight mobile gaming notebooks reviewed by Notebookcheck. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchase decisions.
The new GDDR6 memory modules have already won the CES 2018 Innovation Award. (Source: Samsung)

Nvidia Volta GPUs (GTX 2000) to come with Samsung's GDDR6 memory, reaching 16 Gbps transfer rates

Samsung announced that the GDDR6 modules are going to be released in early 2018 with the new nvidia GTX 2000 series, boasting transfer rates increased by almost 50% and reduced energy requirements.
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Gaming Laptops

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Gaming Laptops

November 2017 update. Here you will find the current best gaming notebooks reviewed by Notebookcheck in the last few months. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchasing decisions.
MSI GF62VR 7RF (7700HQ, GTX 1060, FHD 60 Hz) Laptop Review

80% MSI GF62VR 7RF (7700HQ, GTX 1060, FHD 60 Hz) Laptop Review

Priced to perform. The MSI GF62VR packs a punch for not a lot of change. However, users will have to deal with a fairly low quality screen and a cheaper plastic build quality. Are these tradeoffs worth the savings?
Intel Core i7-7700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop) | 15.6" | 2.2 kg
Schenker Technologies XMG Core 15 (i7-7700HQ, GTX 1060, Full HD) Laptop Review

84% Schenker Technologies XMG Core 15 (i7-7700HQ, GTX 1060, Full HD) Laptop Review

Fast, but hot and hungry. Schenker is using a new case for its Core 15 laptop and they have been keeping quiet about where they got it from. We will review whether the change was worth it and how well this 15-inch piece compares to similarly equipped gaming laptops.
Intel Core i7-7700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop) | 15.6" | 2.6 kg
Nintendo Switch portable gaming console. (Source: Nintendo)

Nintendo's next financial year might see 25-30 million new Switch consoles produced

A source speaking to the Wall Street Journal claims that Nintendo is looking to produce 25 to 30 million Switch consoles during their next financial year. Sales in the current fiscal year are expected to surpass lifetime sales of the Wii U.
The Intel-AMD MCM seen on an NUC-style motherboard. (Source: Bits and Chips)

First photos of the new Intel-AMD multi-chip module surface

The first images of the new Intel-AMD multi-chip module (MCM) in the wild have surfaced and going by the looks of it, appears to be exactly what ultrabooks and mini-PCs have been longing for all this while.
Call of Duty: WWII Laptop and Desktop Benchmarks

Call of Duty: WWII Laptop and Desktop Benchmarks

Lukewarm Reception. With the previous installments in the series having drifted further and further into the realm of futuristic combat, Call of Duty is returning to its roots with its latest game, WWII. While the gameplay has changed little since the early days, the technology present has made improvements in leaps and bounds. We will test which hardware configurations are needed for the first person shooter game.
Notebookcheck's Top Windows Alternatives to the MacBook Pro 13 and 15

Notebookcheck's Top Windows Alternatives to the MacBook Pro 13 and 15

Mac? No thanks. Apple's laptops continue to be popular. However, there are a few laptops for Windows users, which are quite similar to their counterparts from Cupertino. Here you will find the best devices from the Windows world competing with the Apple portfolio. November 2017 update.
Sonnet eGFX Breakaway Puck. (Source: Sonnet)

Pack a puck: The Sonnet eGFX Breakaway Puck is a portable eGPU solution

Sonnet has released a compact eGPU designed to fit in your bag, ideal for travel, LAN parties, or MacOS High Sierra.
Assassin's Creed Origins Notebook and Desktop Benchmarks

Assassin's Creed Origins Notebook and Desktop Benchmarks

CPU eater. While frame rates in games usually scale with the performance of the graphics card, Assassin’s Creed Origins also requires a fair bit of CPU power. We examine whether the hardware requirements of Assassin's Creed Origins are justified.
Intel's latest 8th generation entrant courts a custom AMD Radeon chip and HBM2 memory on a single package. (Source: Intel)

Rivals with benefits — Intel and AMD collaborate to create a new entrant to the 8th generation CPU family

In an interesting development, CPU arch rivals Intel and AMD have collaborated together to create a unique new entrant to Intel's 8th generation CPU family — a combination of an Intel H-series chip coupled to a...wait for it...a custom AMD Radeon GPU with HBM2 memory!
Watch Dogs for PC giveaway notification (Source: personal email)

Ubisoft kicks off the Holiday Season by offering Watch Dogs for free to PC users

This giveaway that offers the PC edition of the popular action-adventure video game Watch Dogs to all Uplay users starts tomorrow and ends on November 13. However, those in a hurry can already preload the game, but they will have to wait until tomorrow to play it.
The side panels connect to the mouse body via a 4x4 pin array. (Source: Razer)

Razer launches Naga Trinity mouse with interchangeable side panels

The three interchangeable side panels are specifically designed for FPS, MOBA and MMORPG players. All side panel buttons come with mechanical switches and are programmable through the Razer Synapse software. Razer also includes an upgraded 5G optical sensor with 16,000 DPI and 1,000 Hz polling rate.
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GameStop promises unlimited gaming fun for the cost of a single game. (Source: User Virtua on ResetEra Forums)

Deal | GameStop's Power Pass promises half a year of unlimited gaming for 60 bucks

For just US$60, gamers can purchase a GameStop Power Pass subscription, which allows for unlimited game rentals for a 6 month period beginning November 19. The icing on the cake is that gamers get to keep any rented game for themselves at the end of the subscription period.
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 Ti Founders Edition Desktop GPU Review

Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 Ti Founders Edition Desktop GPU Review

Bridge the Gap. With the GTX 1070 Ti, Nvidia brings out a lower-priced alternative to the GTX 1080 and, in the process, forgoes the more expensive GDDR5X video memory. In the review, the Founders Edition card shall show how well it stacks up against the in-house competition.
Intel Core i7-4790K | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti (Desktop) |
Nintendo's new 2DS XL. (Source: Nintendo)

Nintendo 2DS/3DS sales continue strongly, will hit 70 million combined sales soon

Nintendo has revealed sales figures for their 2DS/3DS line of portable games consoles showing strong sales figures of both hardware and software. Sales improved with the release of the new 2DS XL, and despite the success of the Switch, it had minimal impact on the 2DS/3DS shipment rates.
Gigabyte Aero 15X (i7-7700HQ, GTX 1070 Max-Q, FHD) Laptop Review

87% Gigabyte Aero 15X (i7-7700HQ, GTX 1070 Max-Q, FHD) Laptop Review

Sleek, slim, speedy. In addition to a powerful CPU and a potent GPU the thin Aero 15X is also equipped with a matte IPS panel, an NVMe-SSD, and Thunderbolt 3. Even battery life is pretty decent.
Intel Core i7-7700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q | 15.6" | 2.2 kg
The ROG G703 comes with an impressive 17-inch 144 Hz IPS-grade 1080p panel featuring G-Sync technology. (Source: Asus)

Asus launches the impressive 17-inch ROG G703 gaming laptop

The G703VI-XH74K is a US$3,500 beast that packs impressive features like the 17-inch IPS-grade 1080p display with 144 Hz refresh and G-Sync, the powerful quad-core i7-7820HK CPU clocked at max 3.9 GHz, the superclocked GTX 1080 GPU, along with two 256 GB NVMe SSDs paired in RAID 0 and a 1 TB 5400 rpm HDD.
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MSI GE63VR Raider-075 (i7-7700HQ, GTX 1070, Full HD) Laptop Review

85% MSI GE63VR Raider-075 (i7-7700HQ, GTX 1070, Full HD) Laptop Review

Daring to be imperfect. What, a TN panel in an $1800 gaming notebook? Yes, MSI has done it again and prioritized 120-Hz and quick response times. If you can work with this, you will probably be happy to overlook the few problems this otherwise well-made notebook has. Only one of MSI's decisions is rather questionable.
Intel Core i7-7700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop) | 15.6" | 2.4 kg
Intel and HP Omen are now official sponsors for upcoming Overwatch League tournament (Source: Blizzard)

Intel and HP Omen are now official sponsors for upcoming Overwatch League tournament

Expect heavy advertisements for Intel Coffee Lake processors and HP Omen PCs when tuning into Blizzard's ambitious eSports broadcasts.
Super Nintendo Classic Edition (US Version). Some markets had a different external appearance to match the version sold there in the 1990's. (Source: Nintendo)

Nintendo's shipment figures show that customers really wanted the Super Nintendo Classic Edition

The President of Nintendo, Tatsumi Kimishima, has announced shipping figures for the SNES Classic Edition during their latest financial briefing. He also stated that production would continue going forward and gave a reminder that the NES Classic Edition will return in 2018.
New Player: Razer Phone Smartphone officially announced

New Player: Razer Phone Smartphone officially announced & hands-on

Surprise, surprise. It's a phone! Rumors have been going around for a while that the gaming specialist Razer might be producing a smartphone. These have been encouraged by posts from the company's boss, Min-Lian Tan, himself. Now, Razor has let the cat out of the bag and announced that it will be expanding its portfolio with a high-end smartphone for gamers.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (8998) | 5.72" | 197 g
Black Friday comes early (for Dell)

Black Friday comes early (for Dell)

It's the holiday season, which means Black Friday deals are coming. Dell is kicking things off with some enticing deals on XPS and Alienware notebooks and desktops. The sale is on now until 8 AM EST on November 3.
Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus Laptop And Desktop Benchmarks

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus Laptop And Desktop Benchmarks

Legendary or trashy? Like its predecessor the new Wolfenstein II combines humorous elements with a rather grave and serious suppressive regime rebel story. The underlying framework has been completely renovated though, and it is now based on the id Tech 6 engine. Our benchmark test will reveal which (mobile) GPU is going to be capable of running the first person shooter smoothly.
Asus ROG GL503VD-DB74 (7700HQ, GTX 1050) Laptop Review

84% Asus ROG GL503VD-DB74 (7700HQ, GTX 1050) Laptop Review

Another year, another refresh. The new Asus GL503VD represents a slight aesthetic redesign of Asus' highly-revered ROG line. Some will appreciate the simpler, less "gamery" redesign, but not much else has changed. The GTX 1050 still makes for a decent (if noisy) entry-level gaming experience.
Intel Core i7-7700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Notebook) | 15.6" | 2.2 kg
The Nintendo Switch console now has over 300 developers working on new games.  (Source: Nintendo)

Nintendo Switch now has over 300 developers working on games

The Nintendo is having trouble keeping up with demand for the Nintendo Switch with over 7 million consoles now sold since it launched in March. Developers are jumping on board in big numbers too, with over 300 now developing titles for the console.
UK carrier 3G UK accidentally leaked the details of Razer's upcoming gaming-focused smartphone/phablet. (Source: Android Police)

Details of Razer's first Smartphone leaked ahead of official launch

Nearly all details of Razer's upcoming smartphone have been leaked a day before the official launch by a UK mobile provider. The massive phone will feature a 120Hz IGZO display, Snapdragon 835 SoC, 8 GB of RAM, and a 4000 mAh battery.
Assassin's Creed Origins has DRM software protecting the DRM software that's protecting the game. (Source: Ubisoft)

Assassin's Creed Origins is another example of DRM gone wrong

Publishers need to protect their game from piracy, and gamers should pay for the games we play. But there is a problem when the method of DRM implementation degrades the experience of those who obtained the game legitimately.
The Cynosa Chroma Pro comes with 24 programmable underglow zones on the left, right and front of the keyboard. (Source: Razer)

Razer presents value-oriented Cynosa Chroma RGB gaming keyboards

The Cynosa Chroma and Cynosa Chroma Pro come with soft-cushioned gaming-grade keys that feature 1,000 Hz ultrapolling rates. Light and commands can be programmed for each of the 104 keys through the Razer Synapse software. The Pro version is the first Razer keyboard to include 24 underglow programmable zones.
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The XPG SX6000 line also includes models with 128 GB, 256 GB and 1 TB capacities. (Source: ADATA)

ADATA releases XPG SX6000 512 GB NVMe SSD for US$145

The XPG SX6000 NVMe SSD offers the best value on the market right now. For only US$145, gamers and video editing pros can benefit from 1 GB/s read speeds and 800 MB/s write speeds. The M.2-2280 form factor is designed to fit both desktops and laptops. ADATA also provides 128 GB, 256 GB and 1 TB variants.
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Schenker unveils Ultra and Zenith families of hexa-core gaming notebooks with Coffee Lake (Source: Schenker)

Schenker unveils Ultra and Zenith families of hexa-core gaming notebooks with Coffee Lake-S

The Zenith 17 in particular can be configured with GTX 1080 SLI graphics, a Core i7-8700K, and a 4K UHD display.
Razer Blade Pro 2017 (i7-7700HQ, GTX 1060, FHD) Laptop Review

87% Razer Blade Pro 2017 (i7-7700HQ, GTX 1060, FHD) Laptop Review

Razor's edge. The latest Blade Pro drops a lot of what made last year's Blade Pro so unique. Perhaps surprisingly, the changes and downgrades have made for an even better and more balanced gaming machine in many ways.
Intel Core i7-7700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop) | 17.3" | 3.1 kg
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds. (Source: BlueHole)

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds will switch to Microsoft Azure for server hosting

Microsoft's relationship with the developers of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds deepens as they transfer server hosting from Amazon Web Services over to Microsoft Azure.
Intel Optane SSD 900P prosumer drive (Source: Intel)

Intel intros the first Optane SSD for desktops

Available with 280 GB or 480 GB of storage space, the new Intel Optane SSD 900P is up to 4 times faster than the mainstream SSDs currently on the market, also providing an impressive level of endurance.
Face Off: 15-inch Budget Pascal Gaming

Face Off: 15-inch Budget Pascal Gaming

Sabre vs. Inspiron vs. Legion. We compare three more popular mainstream gaming notebooks with GTX 1050 GPUs to see which comes out on top. As usual, there are redeeming qualities on each model not found on the others.
Alienware 15 R3 (i7-7820HK, GTX 1080 Max-Q, Full-HD) Laptop Review

88% Alienware 15 R3 (i7-7820HK, GTX 1080 Max-Q, Full-HD) Laptop Review

Gaming bolide. The Alienware 15 R3 has a matte 60-Hz IPS display that supports Nvidia's G-Sync Technology. The potent hardware displays all current games smoothly.
Intel Core i7-7820HK | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q | 15.6" | 3.6 kg

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Redaktion, 2013-05- 8 (Update: 2013-09-27)