Benq today announced that its 27-inch RL2755HM "blazing fast professional gaming monitor" is now shipping, meaning you should be able to find it online, if not now then soon. Selected as the official console gaming monitor of both Major League Gaming (MLG) and UMG, they hype machine is in overdrive on this one. We haven't played with this particular model ourselves just yet, though we have glanced the spec sheet.
Intel last week had already given the heads up that it was rebranding its Atom processors into three performance tiers -- Atom x3, Atom x5, and Atom x7. The Santa Clara chip maker didn't provide any details at the time, leading us to speculate that the first new Atom parts would be based on the company's upcoming 14nm Cherry Trail architecture. Turns out we were two-thirds correct, as Intel has now formally introduced its next generation Atom parts.
There are several new phones and tablets being introduced at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, but on the storage side of things, SanDisk on Sunday introduced its 200GB Ultra microSDXC UHS-I card, Premium Edition. That's not just a massive amount of storage for a device that's about the size of your fingernail, it's the highest capacity microSD card in the world, according to SanDisk.
Jimmy down the street just picked himself up a 16GB kit of RAM and won't shut his trap about it. That leaves just one option. No, not burn his house down -- he'll eventually do that on his own by adding more and more Christmas lights each year in an attempt to have the brightest home on the block. The better option is to check out today's top deal for a 32GB kit of G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 32GB (4x8GB) DDR3-1600 RAM for $234 with free shipping (normally $260 - use coupon code: [EMCANNV33]). That'll put Jimmy in his place, along with CAD work, Photoshop, Google's RAM hungry Chrome browser, content creation chores, and so forth.
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Cherry Trail shows only marginal improvement over predecessor in leaked benchmarks
Intel began shipping its new Cherry Trail Atom chips to its partners in the first week of January and now we have got our first benchmark scores. If you were expecting the 5th generation Atom chips to be a huge improvement over current-generation tablet SoCs (systems on chip), you are in for a bit of a shock.
The new Samsung ATIV Book 9 laptop we told you about late last year is now available. The aluminum-clad device, which measures all of 11.19" x 8.37" x 0.46" and weighs 2.09 pounds, is the thinnest and lightest device yet in the company’s four-year-old Book 9 range.
"Epic" is played out today. From epic Dorito flavors to my epic video of the time I slipped on a banana peel and split my pants. In other words, not epic in any way understood, except perhaps some sexual innuendo–laden defi nition written by a drunk college kid on Urbandictionary.com.
Valve just made good on its promise of unveiling a SteamVR hardware system at the ongoing Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. Meet Vive, a virtual reality headset powered by Valve’s SteamVR platform and manufactured by Taiwanese company HTC.
While 4K may be all the rage these days, we’ve yet to see that resolution grace the screens of our gaming laptop panels. The next best thing, however, may be here. Eurocom’s M4 gaming notebook made its way into our Lab sporting a super sharp 13.3-inch 3200x1800-resolution display. Dubbed 3K, it has a pixel density of 276 pixels per inch (PPI). This makes it poopoo all over Apple’s much-touted MacBook Pro Retina display. What, 227 PPI? Is this 2013 or something?
If you’re looking for a modern-day recreation of the Baldur’s Gate series—or, really, any of those isometric Infinity Engine games of yesteryear—then Divinity: Original Sin might appear as if it has the potential to satisfy your old-school gaming urges, at first glance.