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Finally, the 32-inch Quad HD monitor promises wide viewing angles and accurate color reproduction with 100 percent coverage of the sRGB color space. It also supports AMD's FreeSync technology.The 15.6-inch and 17.3-inch Omen laptops will be available June 10 starting at $900 and $980, respectively. After that, HP will launch its desktop configuratins and monitor to retail in August with prices to be announced later.
Discrete audio might not be as sexy or even necessary as it once was, but for those who demand higher end sound, Asus continues to answer the call. It's newest product, the Xonar U7 MKII, is a compact USB sound card with a built-in headphone amplifier.The Xonar U7 MKII is mostly intended for laptops, though it can be used with desktops as well. Either way, it brings with it 7.1-channel, 192kHz/24-bit HD audio powered by a Cirrus Logic CS4398 digital-to-analog converter (DAC).Asus is billing this as an upgraded version of the original Xonar U7, though it doesn't mention what exactly is different. Both products feature the same compact design and near identical spec sheets, save for the use of a C-Media 6632AX sound processor in the new model versus a C-Media 6632A in the old. It's the same chipset found in Asus's Strix Soar sound card, though it's listed as being capable of 384KHz/24-bit on that product and 192KHz/24-bit on the Xonar U7 MKII.
In any event, there's a clickable master volume control knob that doubles as an output selector. That allows gamers to keep their headphones and speakers connected, switching between the two as desired.The sound card comes with Sonic Studio, an audio utility that allows for EQ adjustments and 7.1-channel audio balancing."Sonic Studio also includes controls for Sonic Radar Pro, a unique feature that precisely maps in-game sounds—such as footsteps and gunshots—and displays them on an on-screen overlay, so gamers can pinpoint their enemies for a competitive advantage in FPS games. Sonic Studio is fully compatible with Windows 10," Asus adds.You might have thought that when Asus debuted its water-cooled GX700 laptop last year that it would be a one-and-done design, but you'd be wrong. Asus is at it again, this time with the ROG GX800, a similar looking system that's even bigger and more powerful.Instead of a 17-inch panel, Asus supersized the ROG GX800 with an 18.4-inch display. It still boasts a 4K (3840x2160) resolution, as anything less could be deemed silly on such a sensible system (just a bit of slight sarcasm there), along with 100 percent coverage of the RGB color space. Oh, and it supports G-Sync, too.Underneath the massive hood is an Intel Core i7-6820HK processor that's begging to be overclocked and not one, but two GeForce GTX 1080 GPUs in SLI. Yeah, it's like that.
This is a no-compromise laptop. Well, except for the obvious—portability. It's big (458x338x454mm) and heavy (5.7kg) all on its own, but add the Hydro Overclocking System, which tacks on another 4.7kg, and you're looking at staying stationary for a spell.The cooling system is the most unique thing about the GX800. It's essentially a liquid cooling dock that allows you to overclock the CPU, GPU, and RAM without fear of the thing cooking itself."With the Hydro Overclocking System, ROG GX800’s Intel K-SKU CPU can be overclocked to 4.2GHz so you get mind-blowing levels of performance. The graphics cards can be overclocked to 1961MHz, while VRAM and DRAM can be pushed up to 5,200MHz and 2,800MHz respectively," Asus claims.Configurations will come with up to 64GB of DDR4-2800 RAM. It also supports up to three M.2 PCIe-based SSDs in RAID 0 and has built in 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1, two USB 3.1 Type C ports, three USB 3.0 ports, separate microphone and headphone jacks, a GbE LAN port, HDMI and mini DisplayPort output, and a memory card reader.
Asus didn't say when the GX800 will be available or for how much, though with the GX700 selling for around $4,700, we suspect this one will top the $5,000 mark.
Origin PC today announced a refreshed version of its Evo15-S laptop. What's different about this newest generation is that it's packed to the gills with high-end hardware, including a GeForce GTX 1060 GPU based on Pascal, yet is thinner and lighter than ever before.The new Evo15-S has a slim waistline measuring just 0.69 inches and weighs less than 4 pounds (3.96 pounds, to be exact). Despite the enhanced portability, this is a VR-ready system that combines the aforementioned GPU with an Intel Core i7-6700HQ processor (Skylake) and 16GB (2x8GB) of DDR4-2400 memory. That's plenty to power the system's 15.6-inch 1920x1080 IPS display.A 256GB NVMe M.2 SSD paired with a 2TB hard drive provides fast storage for apps and games with lots of room to shovel pictures, videos, and other data out of the way.Connectivity consists of a USB 3.1 Type C port, three USB 3.0 ports, a single USB 2.0 port, and an SD media card reader. An HD webcam, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, and custom backlit multi-color keyboard round out the list of features..
"Our new EVO15-S changes the landscape of what’s possible with a high-performance thin and light laptop.” said Kevin Wasielewski ORIGIN PC CEO and co-founder "With desktop-class graphics that can handle any VR headset and at just over a half-inch thick, the new EVO15-S is the thinnest and lightest true gaming laptop I’ve ever seen."This is one case where you have to pay to play—as configured above, the Evo15-S runs $2,083. You can customize the components and, if your wallet's still weighing you down, top it off with a custom paint job starting at $99.This is the holy grail for the gamer on the go: the cheap gaming laptop. But they’re deceptively tough to track down and with so many different manufacturers, specs and upgrade options it’s hard to know if you’re actually getting a machine which will deliver the gaming performance you want.If you are willing to spend all the Bitcoins in the world on the best gaming laptop then you can easily bag yourself a Skylake-toting clamshell with a monstrous desktop-class GTX 980 GPU and an ultra high resolution screen, but if you're after a bit more of a bargain, you've come to the right place.
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When it comes to specs, you probably don't want to go lower than a GTX 950M (or potentially a GTX 850M if prices are much lower) when you’re aiming for gaming performance that doesn’t make you want to rip off your own fingernails. Otherwise you're going to have to start making serious compromises on your graphical fidelity. It’s always handy to have a laptop with you when you need to do work away from home. With the next school year approaching, it might be time to invest in one, or maybe upgrade your existing one. Don’t worry though, we know that as well as your word documents and spreadsheets, you’ll want to do some gaming too, so we’ve got you covered. The Razer Blade 14 is a high-end but svelte option that offers a GeForce GTX 970M with 6GB video memory, which will be much more up your alley if you’re looking to play modern games. Again, you can drop the price a bit by doing down to a 256GB SSD rather than the 512GB version, but we’d normally recommend the higher capacities. The Blade has a 14-inch QHD+ touch screen display at 3200x1800 resolution, 16GB DDR3 RAM, and a Skylake 2.6GHz Intel Core i7-6700HQ CPU. While the GPU won’t be running at the native resolution smoothly, you’ll get nice frame rates at 1080p.
Most importantly though, the Razer Blade is a beautiful thing to look at. Plus, it’s tiny, and therefore extremely portable. It’s not even an inch tall, and weighs just 2.05kg. If you’ve got the money, then the build quality and look of the thing almost makes up for its not-so-mind-blowing specifications. Seriously now, this is super for people who have more money than they know what to do with, even more than the Razer Blade. The MSI GT72S Dominator Pro G-041 has crazy specs, and is a desktop-replacement laptop. It’s got a 2.9-3.8GHz Intel Core i7-6920HQ CPU, and 32GB of DDR4 RAM. For storage, it has Super Raid 4 512GB PCIe SSD (2x256GB), plus a 1TB HDD. Plus, it’s cheating by having a desktop GPU in the GeForce GTX 980. The only disappointment here is the 17.3-inch display with a resolution of 1920x1080 - but it is an IPS panel, and supports G-Sync.MSI has somehow managed to not go overboard with the weight here too. While the 3.9kg is fairly hefty for a laptop, but there are much heavier chassis out there, and you can forgive it for what’s under the hood. At 16.9 x 11.6 x 1.9 inches, it’s also not the smallest laptop around, so bear all this in mind if you’re going to be transporting it around a lot. Also make sure you like the look of it. The aggressive, angular design and the red and black colors may not be for everyone.
This Lenovo IdeaPad Y700 is a decent mid-range gaming laptop at $200 off right now. The main problem here is some of the components are getting a bit long in the tooth, and you don’t get an SSD. You do get an Intel Core i7-6700 2.6GHz processor, 8GB RAM, and a GeForce 960M graphics card. It has an IPS 15.6-inch display with a 1920x1080 resolution, but the 960M won’t handle any more than that. It’s fairly compact, at 15.2 x 1 x 10.9-inches, although it does weigh a surprising 2.58kg. Not exactly backbreaking, but you might notice it on your shoulder after a while. Its design is somewhere along the lines of the MSI Dominator Pro-lite. A more muted red and black color palette, and the lines are a bit less obvious too. It won’t draw too many stares, but it’s a decent looking laptop. The Dell XPS 15 is more expensive than the Lenovo above, but it does have an advantage in its faster CPU and addition of an SSD. This one has a Skylake 3.5GHz i7-6700HQ and a 256GB SSD, but everything else is roughly the same. A 15.6-inch display, 8GB RAM, and a GeForce 960M GPU mean you’ll get okay performance in games, but again, that graphics card isn’t exactly future proof at this point.
At 14.1 x 9.3 x 0.7-inches, it’s only just a little bit wider than the Razer Blade, a laptop known for being small, and it actually weighs less, at 1.76kg. You’ll barely even notice carrying this thing around, and it’s not flashy at all, so you won’t feel embarrassed taking your gaming machine out into the real world. In our tests, the XPS 15 would be our ideal every day laptop, but at over two grand, it's on the high side.$500 is a huge saving on the Aorus X3 Plus right now, bringing it down to a pretty sweet spot in terms of performance. It’s running a Skylake Core i7-6700HQ processor at 2.6GHz, it’s got 16GB RAM, and a handy 512GB SSD which you’ll be paying a premium for on most of the other laptops on this list. Plus, it’s got an Nvidia GeForce 970M, which will give you good performance at 1080p on high graphics settings. It’s only a 14-inch display, but it does have a resolution of 3200x1800.