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Last August, ASUS Republic of Gamers unleashed a new variant of its Zephyrus gaming laptop, which was at its time, deemed as the slimmest in the world. The new Zephyrus S took the crown. At just 14.95~15.75mm thin, it’s 12% slimmer than the original. and utilizes an all-metal chassis made from a mix of aluminium and magnesium alloy, achieving a perfect balance of weight and durability. Powerful visuals achieved with a super-narrow-bezel display The Zephyrus S boasts a 15.6-inch display that’s squeezed into a 14.2-inch chassis, augmented with slimmer bezels that adds to the immersive experience. It also features 144Hz refresh rate, compared to 120Hz on the original Zephyrus. The 3ms response time ensures reduced blurring and ghosting. It also covers 100% of the sRGB gamut, giving you rich colors, and its wide-viewing angles prevent the picture from appearing washed out when viewing in split screen. Proprietary cooling to ensure optimal performance The…

The GL704 SCAR Edition made its debut back in Gamescom 2018, alongside the GX531 (Zephyrus S), and is basically a laptop with a huge 17.3-inch display with 144Hz refresh rate, packed into a 15.7-inch chassis. That means you get smooth and fluid visuals, without sacrificing portability. Stacked with features for gaming versatility Under the hood is an Intel Core i7-8750H, and an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 graphics card.  Thanks to Intel’s 802.11ac Wave 2 Wi-Fi, you can download your games via a wireless connection as fast as if you were on a wired one. For storage, it houses an M.2 NVMe SSD, along with an optional 1TB SSHD. Smaller bezel for more impressive visuals The GL704 SCAR is the first 17.3-inch laptop that’s under 400mm wide,  thanks to the super-narrow bezels surrounding the display on three sides, with borders that are also 50% narrower than those found on other 17-inch…

In its aim of catering to reach a broader audience in the gaming market, ASUS has announced the arrival of its new TUF Gaming series laptops, the FX505 and FX705. Both have been meticulously designed with durability in mind, while still delivering all the essentials that gamers need, at affordable prices. Primed for performance Both the FX505 and FX705 boast up to an Intel Core i7-8750H processor, up to an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Graphics Card, up to 16GB of DDR4 2666MHz RAM, up to a 256GB PCIe SSD, and a 1TB FireCuda SSHD. All work in combination to deliver staggering performance across numerous titles in 1080p gaming. Loaded with gaming essentials Both laptops are equipped with NanoEdge displays, which utilizes minimal bezels to give you more screen. Add to that, 144Hz refresh rate that ensures you get crisp, smooth, and fluid visuals. The keyboards feature 1.8mm of key travel, and…

When it comes to gaming laptops, ASUS ROG sure knows how to work its magic, by creating products that offer aesthetics that represent the brand’s values, while delivering the performance that gamers need to have that competitive edge. Such an example is the ROG Strix GL504GS Scar II. The second iteration of its kind, this one promises to be tons better than its predecessor in many aspects. The question is, can it walk the talk? let’s find out in this review. Specifications Design The Scar II retains its signature military camouflage marks,  and much of the aesthetics have undergone a makeover. The ROG logo on the lid for instance, now has RGB lighting, The bezels on the display are now much more thinner as well, allowing the laptop to be narrower without reducing screen size. There’s also an RGB-enabled section on the chin, which unfortunately, has no other purpose than…

In partnership with Wish 107.5, Acer Philippines recently rounded up its Acer Day event with a digital concert. Held at the Eton Centris open grounds, the event featured two of today’s hottest OPM acts – Moira Dela Torre with her heart-touching ballads, and  IV of Spades and their groovy sounds. Now on its second year, the annual event was launched to promote the Acer brand to more consumers. With nearly two months of various promos and activities, it completes the roster of 20 countries across the Pan-Pacific region which participated in the Acer Day festivities. “It’s such a good feeling to be coming back with Acer Day for a second year, as this year’s celebration comes to a sweet end, we feel that we are starting a tradition with our consumers that is surely just going to get better with time.” – Sue Ong-Lim, Sales and Marketing Director of Acer Philippines The artists…

AMD recently celebrated the opening of its first ever official store in the Asia Pacific and Japan region. Located at SM North EDSA Annex in Quezon City, it sells a wide selection of AMD-Powered desktop machines and laptops from popular brands such as ASUS, Acer, Lenovo, and HP.You’ll also find routers, external hard drives, and gaming peripherals. Sadly, there are no motherboards, graphics cards, or other components here, but the brand plans to expand its lineup of retail offerings in the future.

Sony’s Extra Bass lineup aims to light up the youth’s passion for music, and what better way to express its identity, than to have someone that actually embodies youthful energy, and has showcased immense talent and potential, from acting in soap operas, to performing on stage. Welcome, Sony’s newest product endorser, Gabbi Garcia. “Aside from acting, music is really my priority. This opportunity to be part of Sony Extra Bass brings me closer to my passion. I use it whenever I need to study songs for my performance. or when I need to set the pace for my workout or when I’m just hanging out with my friends. I always feel extra with Sony Extra Bass ” – Gabbi Garcia Sony Extra Bass products include portable Bluetooth Speakers that are light, stylish, and wireless. Allowing you to take them to any party and play your favorite music effortlessly.  The XB…

Earlier today, Cherry Mobile celebrated another milestone, as it officially launched the new Flare S7 series smartphones, and it’s quite a delight to see that the local brand has stepped up its game, offering features that you’ll rarely find in devices at the same price range from competitors. Flare S7 The base model, the Flare S7, sports a 5.5-inch display, and runs on a quad-core MT6739 processor. It comes with 2GB or 3GB of RAM, and 16GB of storage, expandable with a microSD card. It also has dual cameras at both the front and rear and packs a removable battery. Flare S7 Deluxe The Deluxe variant has the same processor as the base model, but boasts a 5.85-inch 19:9 display. It’s got the same amount of RAM and storage, packs two snappers on both sides, and houses a slightly larger battery. Flare S7 Plus Cherry Mobile has definitely stepped up…

To celebrate the launch of Cherry Mobile’s new Flare series smartphones, the company is offering an exclusive promo to the first 100 customers who will purchase the new Flare S7 Plus today, during the device’s launch – 3PM at SM City North EDSA. Each will receive PhP6,000 worth of freebies, which include the following: 1  x Bluetooth Headset 1 x Bluetooth Speaker 1 x Pop Socket 1 x Selfie Stick 1 x Powerbank 1 x Wireless Charger The Cherry Mobile Flare S7 sports a 6.2-inch FHD+ display, and is powered by an octa-core Helio P60 processor, along with 4GB of RAM, and 64GB of storage. At the back of the device is a 16MP + 5MP dual rear camera system, along with a 16MP IR front snapper. It supports wireless charging and boasts a 3,050 power pack. Cherry Mobile Flare S7 Plus Specifications 6.2″ FHD+ TrueView 19:9 Notch Display Android…

After days of teasers, Honor’s newest entry into the mid-range segment, the Honor 8X, has finally made its official debut in the Philippines, adding to the company’s roster of value for money devices. The Honor 8X sports a 6.5-inch FHD FullView display that gives it a 91% screen-to-body ratio. Under the hood is an octa-core Kirin 710, along with 4GB of RAM, and up to 128GB of storage, expandable with a microSD card. The device boasts a dual rear camera system (20MP + 2MP), augmented by features like AI-Scene detection, which optimizes the camera settings for up to 500 scenes in 22 different categories of subjects. It’s also capable of taking a 6-second night shot without the need for a tripod.  Up front, the 16MP snapper boasts an enhanced ISO with 4-Cell Fusion Technology and multi-frame image processing, which allows the camera to capture two times as much light. It runs…

In its official Twitter account, Huawei recently posted a teaser of perhaps one of the many devices that it will introduce during its grand launch event on October 16. While no specific hardware particulars were mentioned, the teaser pointed out to what is seemingly a third variant of the Mate 20 that’s focused on gaming and performance,  as the hashtag says, it may be called the Mate 20X. The teaser showed two points. Cooler – which means that the upcoming device will either have a dedicated cooling module that boosts airflow, or it could have a cooling system that’s unique to it, allowing the device to sustain its performance through long hours of gaming. Next point, Longer Gaming – which means that the device may boast AI-powered battery management to prolong battery life, or just basically a larger than usual power pack. 5,000mAh? we’ll see. In any case, there’s just…

Ever wanted to take some beautiful night shots with your Huawei Nova 3? well, Huawei has recently rolled out an update to the device, which basically improves the Super Night Mode. Now, Super Night Mode lets you take a  long exposure shot without the need for a tripod! this gives you night photos which are way better than what you’d get from just doing a point and shoot, similar to what the P20 and P20 Pro can do. The Huawei Nova 3 houses dual cameras on both the front and the rear, 16MP + 20MP and 24MP + 2MP respectively.  It also boasts other features such as AI Scene Detection. The device also sports 6.3-inch FHD+ 19.5:9 display, and is powered by the Kirin 970 processor, along with 6GB of RAM, and 128GB of storage. The Huawei Nova 3 currently retails for PhP25,990.

A recent Facebook post has revealed that Xiaomi is once again prepping up for the local launch of a new mid-range device The Redmi Note 6 Pro packs AI-assisted dual cameras on both the rear and front, and a massive battery for longevity. The device has a 6.26-inch 19:9 display with FHD+ resolution, and runs on MIUI 9 on top of Android 8.1 Oreo. It packs an octa-core Snapdragon 636, up to 6GB of RAM, and up to 64GB of storage, expandable with a microSD card. At the back is a combination of a 12MP main sensor and a 5MP depth sensor. Up front, it’s the same setup, though its a 20MP + 2MP combination. The Redmi Note 6 Pro is set to be available soon on Authorized Mi Stores and in Lazada, and will retail for PhP10,999 for the 3GB + 32GB variant, and PhP12,990 for the 4GB +…

These days, it’s a contest of who’s smartphone can fit more screen into a slimmer and smaller body. As such, companies like Vivo have invested a lot of its resources in long-term research and development into improving the displays for its smartphones. In fact, its notch and screen advancements are progressive, as shown by the V9 and X21’s 19:9 FullView Display. The notch has evolved every three months on average, reducing its footprint and giving users more room for content. “Daring to pursue true perfection, while continuously creating the surprising.” Vivo is the first global brand that was able to completely remove the notch – The NEX’s 6.59-inch Ultra FullView Display with a 19.3:9 aspect ratio delivers an astonishing 91.24% screen-to-body ratio, which was made possible by placing the sensors right under the display, and creating a pop-up mechanism for the front camera. This year, the recently-launched V11 sports…

FUJIFILM has always been a household name in cameras, thanks to its commitment of bringing the best imaging technologies in combination with its prowess in color reproduction and image quality. Just yesterday, the company introduced its new X-T3 mirrorless camera, designed to satisfy both photography and videography enthusiasts by providing easy access to key settings with dedicated dials, a high-resolution electronic viewfinder, all housed in a robust magnesium body. The X-T3 is equipped with the new X-Trans CMOS 4 sensor, along with the X-Processor 4 image processing engine, designed to deliver the highest image resolving performance and color reproduction. In fact, it’s the fastest processing X Series camera to date. Other Key Features: 26.1MP, the highest resolution in an APS-C sensor to date Dramatically improved autofocus that’s up to 1.5x faster versus the current models Enhanced tracking performance for fast-moving subjects AF/AE-Tracking, Blackout-Free continuous shooting of up to 30 fps…

Announced at COMPUTEX 2018, the ASUS ROG Phone is in many way, a dream come true for mobile gamers – from its striking design, to its powerful specifications, and features that really set it apart, and way above the competition. Today, ASUS has sent hints that the phone is finally on its way to the Philippines, and is most likely set for a grand unveiling on October 28, 2018, at this year’s Esports and Gaming Summit (ESGS), to be held at the SMX Convention Center. To give you a refresher, the ASUS ROG Phone boasts a 6-inch FHD+ display with 90Hz refresh rate for smooth and fluid visuals. Under the hood is no less than a Snapdragon 845 amped up to a clock speed of 2.96GHz. It’s got 8GB of RAM along with 512GB of storage. With X Mode, you can harness the device’s maximum performance without being interrupted by…

Since it was established in 2013, Honor has been continuously pushing to meet the demands of today’s on-the-go lifestyle. By offering products that exude value, the young, innovative, and trendsetting brand has gotten quite the popularity around the world. Quality, Innovation, Services – the brand’s mantra – and its driving force to bring cutting-edge technology, innovative features, and a new level of user experience to make people’s lives easier. Honor has already gained success in China, and has explored other markets for expansion, where its products were well-received by customers. Fast forward to today, and the Honor brand has already gained traction in the Philippine market. Their most recent product, the Honor Play, has received raved reviews from different media outlets and tech reviewers – testament of how much value it offers for its price. Now, the brand is looking to further strengthen its portfolio, and has announced its next device…

Printers are sort of a lifeline device, not only for home users, but also for businesses who rely on paperwork for their day to day workflow. As such, Canon recently launched three new Multi-Function Printers that are not only very compact but also packed with features that are set to enhance productivity and efficiency. PIXMA TS9570 A3 Office All-in-One This Wi-Fi enabled device adds powerful creative features to Canon’s A3 printer lineup. It’s got built-in pattern designs that make it easy to create artistic gift-wrapping papers, and a new multipurpose tray that allows for printing self-designed nail stickers together with the new Nail Sticker Creator mobile app. Its large 4.3″ touch display stretches across the tilt-operation panel, making it easier to access the printer’s functions. PIXMA TS8270 Photo All-in-One This advanced all-in-one printer adds a touch of class and elegance to any modern home or office. It’s equipped with wireless…