AVADirect wasn’t really a systems builder on our radar until late last year when we reviewed their Avant Mini Cube Gaming PC. After extensive testing, we found that the system was well configured, well built, and well priced, quickly propelling AVADirect to the top as one of our favorite custom PC builders.
Recently, AVADirect sent us another one of the systems in their lineup, the AVADirect X370 Quiet Gaming PC, which as its name implies is AVADirect’s quiet gaming PC offering based on AMD’s X370 Ryzen platform.AVADirect Quiet Gaming PC Specs Desktop AVADirect X370 Quiet Gaming PC Case Phanteks Eclipse [...]
Aorus, Gigabyte’s gaming-centric laptop branch, has released the world’s thinnest gaming laptop that packs two Nvidia GTX 1070 GPUs in SLI.
The Aorus X9 is designed for gamers looking to play at QHD/UHD resolutions and is more than VR ready. Complimenting the dual GTX 1070s is an Intel Core i7-7820HK quad-core CPU. The CPU is unlocked, meaning users can overclock it on their own.
Two display options are available: a 17.3″ UHD 3840x2160p IPS display with 100% Adobe RGB color gamut, or a 17.3″ QHD 2560x1440p 120Hz WVA high-refresh rate display. All displays are factory calibrated for the best color accuracy.
If you’ve been holding out for a new massive gaming monitor, AOC may have the perfect monitor for you.
According to a recent announcement, AOC is unveiling their Agon AG322QCX, a new 32-inch curved gaming monitor. The new monitor features a 2560×1440 QHD resolution, VA panel technology, 144Hz refresh rate with AMD FreeSync support, 4ms response time, and an 1800R curvature.
As far as I/O, the AG322QCX features two DisplayPort 1.2 ports, one HDMI 2.0 port, one HDMI 1.4 port, one VGA port, and two USB 3.0 ports.
The AOC Agon AG322QCX is now available at Microcenter for $429.99.
EPI, the brand licensing partner for Philips monitors, recent announced the new 27-inch Philips 276E8FJAB IPS monitor.
The new monitor, which is designed for both entertainment and professional applications features a 2560×1440 resolution, IPS technology, a response time of 4ms, and onboard speakers. As expected of IPS display technology, the monitor also provides ultra-wide viewing angles of 178º/178º. Connectors on the monitor include VGA, DisplayPort 1.2 and HDMI 1.4.
Those interested can now purchase the Philips 276E8FJAB for $349.99.
Microsoft’s Surface Studio is pretty cool. The 28-inch all-in-one desktop that instantly turns into a large canvas for drawing certainly drew a lot of attention when it was revealed last year, but there’s a couple major problems with it. First, you’ll have to fork out at least $3,000 for just the base model and second, you’re locked into the existing hardware with little to no upgrade path within just a few years.
To solve this issue, Dell revealed the Canvas 27, which is a solution that provides all the benefits the Surface Studio provides, but removes all the limitations. The Dell Canvas 27 is a massive pen display sporting a 27-inch [...]
AMD is showing some serious love for content creators at SIGGRAPH 2017 with two major new graphics cards, the Radeon Pro WX 9100 and the Radeon Pro SSG.
AMD Radeon Pro WX 9100
The AMD Radeon Pro WX9100 is the first Pro graphics card that was shown off. The card features 64 next generation compute units capable of delivering up to 12.3 TFLOPs of Single Precision FP32 compute performance. Included is also, 16GB of HBC (High Bandwidth Cache) memory with ECC delivering up to 484 GB/s of memory bandwidth. Content creators with multi-displays will also appreciate the included six DisplayPort 1.4 ports, each capable of delivering up to 8K at 60Hz [...]
AMD’s upcoming RX Vega graphics card is just a few more days away and while we’ve already seen the performance numbers leaked, this time we have the official product renders thanks once again to tech leaks site, Videocardz.
The AMD Radeon RX Vega will come in three different models, the AMD Radeon RX Vega 64, the RX Vega 64 Limited Edition and the RX Vega 64 Liquid Edition.
First up is the Radeon RX Vega 64 reference graphics card which follows the same design language of the current RX 500 series designs. The card will feature a blower style cooler, two 8-pin power connectors, three DisplayPort connectors and one HDMI. [...]
Several years ago, Nixeus made a huge splash into the gaming monitor market with their Nixeus NX-VUE24, a relatively inexpensive 24-inch, 1080p monitor that was one of the first monitors to feature a 30Hz-144Hz FreeSync range. The monitor did use a TN panel, so color accuracy and viewing angles weren’t as good as its VA or IPS panel competitors, but the 30Hz-144Hz FreeSync range was glorious compared to the 40Hz-144Hz or 50Hz-144Hz competitors on the market.
Earlier this year at CES 2017, Nixeus was back at it again, this time around with a the new Nixeus NX-EDG27, a 27-inch gaming monitor featuring a 1440p resolution, AHVA (IPS) display technology, [...]
For those who enjoy the experience of massive gaming monitors, Acer is quietly launching an updated version of the Predator Z35, the Predator Z35P.
The Acer Predator Z35 is one of the most impressive monitors on the market featuring 35-inches of screen real estate, Nvidia G-Sync support, and a refresh rate of up to 200Hz; however, with a lowly resolution of just 2560×1080, it’s a bit low for 2017.
Given that the resolution is clearly lacking, Acer’s new Predator Z35P remedies this issue by equipping the monitor with a new 35-inch AMVA+ 1800R curved panel featuring a native resolution of up to 3560×1440 (21:9 aspect ratio), 2500:1 [...]
Microsoft announced the Surface laptop and Windows 10 S during its #MicrosoftEDU conference today.Windows 10 S
Windows 10 S is an overhauled version of Windows RT designed to compete against Google’s Chrome OS. All software for Windows 10 S must be downloaded via the Windows Store, meaning that 3rd party applications won’t be able to run unless they’re approved by Microsoft.
Are the flashbacks of Windows RT haunting you? Don’t be, Microsoft has enhanced Windows 10 S in several ways to avoid a repeat of the same mistake.
The biggest challenge for a single software distribution source is its ecosystem. During [...]