Monday, June 26, 2017

Transcend Targets PlayStation 4 Enthusiasts With Free SSD Installation Support

8:24 AM
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Want to unleash performance of your Playstation 4 to have your games to load faster and play more smoothly than ever before? Then, it may be time for a faster SSD in your PS4. Transcend Information, Inc. (Transcend®), a leading manufacturer of storage and multimedia products, is proud to offer PS4 compatible SSDs and free installation service in selected Playstation stores. You can optimize the speed and reliability of your system with Transcend’s SSD for your PS4 at ease now.

As SSDs are much faster than conventional mechanical hard drives, they have the potential to massively reduce load times in games. Sony has always made it easy to replace your hard drive in your PS4, so users have the opportunity to upgrade the system's built-in hard drive for faster variants. In a recent comparison review conducted by B2G, with the original HDD, a full boot up took the PS4 about 24 seconds to get to the Playstation Dynamic Menu screen. With a Transcend SSD220S, it took just 19 seconds. What’s more, the SSD upgrade significantly had the loading time of a save file from Final Fantasy VX Digital improved by nearly 3.55x and that means you can jump into the action as quickly as possible.  

Although Sony offers information on upgrading the hard drive on their official website, you may feel more comfortable to have technical support with the installation. The good news is, when purchase any Transcend’s SSDs at the selected Playstation stores, you can get the free installation service to get the job down properly.

The selected Playstation stores include:
a. i.Tech - SM North EDSA
b. i.Tech - SM City BF Parañaque
c. i.Tech - Glorietta 4
d. Game One - 3/F VMALL, Greenhills Shopping Center, Ortigas Ave

e. i.Tech - SM Seaside City Cebu.

Friday, June 23, 2017

ASUS Unveils the ROG Zephyrus; Redefines Slim Gaming Laptops

2:41 PM
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Gaming and portability doesn’t usually come together. At least, that’s our belief when it comes to our market since we prefer playing games at its ideal, intended form – on the desktop. While, yes, gaming laptops did try to bridge the terms, but they still have not lived up to our expectations. Heck, you’ll still suffer back pains if you did try that, and we don’t really recommend that. However, with NVIDIA’s new Max-Q standard, ASUS crafts a super classy and thin laptop that’s equipped with a GeForce GTX 1080. Enter Zephyrus.

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First out of COMPUTEX, ASUS ROG’s Zephyrus is a breakthrough in design innovation with its ultra-slim profile with 16.9mm at its thinnest point. Think about that. What’s it packing, you ask? For starters, it comes with an i7-7700HQ, that super sweet GTX 1080, a 15.6 FHD 120Hz G-SYNC display, up to 24GB of DDR4 memory and 1TB of M.2 storage.

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Oooh boy it does not end there. ASUS is also equipping the Zephyrus with an AURA RGB-enabled keyboard that comes with 30-key rollover and integrates a 10-key function that you can activate with a hotkey. Definitely something you’d want for tight gaming sessions and RGB needs.

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ASUS also designs the Zephyrus with its exclusive Active Aerodynamic System, which incorporates the unique AeroAccelerator technology for superb speed and efficiency of airflow. The fan’s 3D-curved surface cover and accelerator guides enhance airflow and move heat away from the components more efficiently. When Zephyrus is opened, a portion of the bottom of the chassis flexes to increase the airflow volume by 20 percent and further increase air circulation. AAS maximizes system stability as well as gaming and thermal performance, and it allows full utilization of the CPU and GPU, so gamers can engage in marathon sessions without fear of interruption.

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When it comes to the price, the Zephyrus will start at Php149,995 for the GTX 1070 variant and will shoot up to 179,995 for the GTX 1080 master race. That’s relatively more affordable than other gaming laptops that can cost you an arm and a leg, or a car if you would.

ASUS ROG GX501 Zephyrus Specifications
Processor
Intel® Core™ i7-7700HQ
Operating system
Windows 10 Home
Display
15.6” Full HD (1920 x 1080) wide-view panel with anti-glare
120Hz refresh rate with NVIDIA G-SYNC™
Graphics
NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1080 8GB DDR5X or GTX1070 8GB DDR5
Chipset
Intel® HM175
Memory &
storage
DDR4 2400MHz (up to 24GB)
M.2 PCIe® x4 256/512GB/1TB  SSD
Wireless
802.11ac Wi-Fi
Bluetooth®
Connectivity
1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C™ with Thunderbolt™ 3
4 x USB 3.1
1 x HDMI 2.0
1 x 3.5mm headphone and mic combo jack
Camera
Built-in HD camera and array mic
Keyboard
ASUS Aura RGB backlit chiclet keyboard with 30-key rollover; 1.4mm key travel
Battery
4 cell, 50Wh
Size
37.9 x 26.2 x 1.69cm (W x D x H)
Weight
2.2 kg (with battery)

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Apacer's AH190 Eliminates iOS Storage Problems in a Jiffy

2:18 PM

Whenever we purchase Apple’s products, especially iPhones and iPads, we usually frown upon the larger storage versions since the price skyrockets as the space increases. Typical Apple. At this point, we’re stuck with either the base version or one step higher, but that’s just very limiting considering that we have too much data that we take with us, not to mention the amount of photos and videos we capture as we go.

Thankfully, Apacer’s AH190 presents itself as a great solution. It’s a storage booster for iOS devices, and is Apple MFi certified. It even comes with a Lightning and a USB 3.1 Gen1 Type-A ports so you can still use it on other devices.

The AH190 features 16GB, 32GB, 64GB, and 128GB of storage space. Once you plug it in your iOS device, you’ll be asked to install the Apacer iFileBridge app for managing your files. And for other devices, it’s just a straightforward affair. Now, the AH190 is quite small that it can fit in anywhere. And with that said, you may want to be careful where you place it. You don’t want to lose it.


The Apacer AH190 is now readily available from Lazada, so get yours if you find yourself scratching your heads what you should delete just to free up your iPhone’s storage space.

Team Group Creates Colorful Experience with Dazzling T-FORCE NIGHT HAWK RGB Memory

10:43 AM
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Since the release of the T-FORCE NIGHT HAWK from Team Group, it has achieved repeated successes by winning multiple awards including the Golden Pin Design Award, Taiwan Excellence Award and the COMPUTEX d&i Award. Inspired by new creative concepts, the design team has created the NIGHT HAWK RGB luminous memory module which features heat spreaders in black and white color options. Whether it’s the mysterious black night hawk or the pure white snow hawk, they are both kings at pursuing top speed. Their hawk-eyes glitter sharply with colorful lights that go beyond the competition.

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AWARD-WINNING T-FORCE Series
NIGHT HAWK RGB inherits the unique hawk-eyes design from the original NIGHT HAWK and adds a battle totem line that shines as bright as the sun around the hawk-eyes. In addition, it uses a state-of-the-art extrusion process along with high-precision CNC machining to finely create a symmetric heat spreader inspired by hawk wings. Once installed on a motherboard, the sharp hawk-eyes start to shine brightly. NIGHT HAWK RGB has synchronized changeable lighting effects with a wide color spectrum, sending dazzling bright lights through the unique design of the hawk-eyes light panel. After it is installed and powered on, you can immediately feel the force of the built in flowing water lighting effect. Moreover, users can synchronize the lighting effect with the system through built-in motherboard software like ASUS Aura Sync. They can also match the design according to personal preferences, so the eye-catching, creative style can be displayed. It is definitely the top choice for modders or users who love RGB gaming style.

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Using the latest JEDEC RC 2.0 PCB design, the transmitting signal efficiency is increased by 35% compared to traditional memory modules. NIGHT HAWK RGB is a dazzling overclocking memory module that offers players the ultimate experience in overclocking. The low working voltage is not only energy-efficient but it also reduces the temperature, enhancing energy saving performance by 40%. This allows for memory durability at high speeds and sustained long-time operation. Intel XMP 2.0 is also supported so users can experience high-speed memory with only one click. In addition, multiple compatibility verifications have been completed on mainstream DDR4 motherboards to make sure its stability with all motherboards on the QVL (Qualified Vendor List). Consumers can feel safe to experience the most trendy, cool and attractive RGB colorful effect.

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Colorful Games Union: The Start of Dreams

12:02 PM
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Colorful Technology Company Limited, professional manufacturer of graphics cards and motherboards, is proud to announce that its platform for game and hardware enthusiasts to compete and communicate, CGU (Colorful Games Union), will be having its 2017 season soon. CGU which keeps helping normal eSports lovers to achieve his dream of being a star is a key activity for COLORFUL in establishing itself as a foundation as well as partner for both aspiring professionals and competitive, hardware enthusiasts alike. The spirit of never giving up makes CGU the most professional and suitable platform for players to pursue their dreams.

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In 2013, official eSports competitions were held for professional players but less for average game enthusiasts. COLORFUL decided to plan an eSports competition dedicated for both for DIY lovers and for game enthusiasts so they could show their talents on this stage.

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This year, CGU APAC 2017 is going to have its opening ceremony at 20th June in Shenzhen, China. Competitions in other countries will begin soonafter including Korea, Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam, Thailand and Hong Kong. Thousands of teams from Asia-Pacific are expected to compete in CGU APAC 2017 to get the grand prize.

The opening ceremony of CGU APAC 2017 will be hold in Arcanery Cybercafe (Podium Building 3rd Floor, Taiwan Garden, Dongyuan Road No.30, Futian District, Shenzhen City, China). Many invited guests from NVIDIA, Intel and members from RNG eSports will take part to witness this grand ceremony which is not only the start of a competition but also a show of respect for eSports enthusiasts.



BIOSTAR Reveals A68N-5600 SoC Motherboard for SFF and HTPCs

7:09 AM
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BIOSTAR is proud to announce its latest motherboard designed for the perfect balance of performance and value for small form factor (SFF) and home theatre PCs with its latest motherboard featuring AMD A10-4655M SoC solution. BIOSTAR has created the A68N-5600 in line with its SoC motherboard offerings that bring together the essence of the ultimate home-entertainment or office PC that offer low-power, small footprint whilst still bringing excellent performance for its intended tasks

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The BIOSTAR A68N-5600 has an MSRP of USD64.99.

Featuring a built-in AMD A10-4655M quad-core processor capable of Turbo clocks of 2.8GHz with a base clock of 2GHz, the motherboard delivers modern-day multitasking performance for day-to-day task as well as decoding task for entertainment use, enough to play HD content. The motherboard supports DDR3-1333MHz memory up to 32GB for excellent compatibility and all comes in the compact mini-ITX form factor perfect for SFF.

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The BIOSTAR A68N-5600 features tried-and-tested BIOSTAR technology in delivering excellent experience for users including HD Audio for excellent sound replication and listening perfect for watching movies with full support for DirectX11.1 for greater support for 3D applications.


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The BIOSTAR A68N-5600 features legacy PS/2 connectors as well as a pair of USB3.0 and USB2.0 ports for connectivity. A full 1Gbps LAN port is present for high-speed transfer. Multimedia I/O includes video output for both HDMI and VGA both supporting up to 1920x1200 @60hz output. Multi-channel audio is available up to 7.1 channels and pure high definition audio.

Specifications
Model
A68N-5600
CPU Support
A10-4655M (Quad core 2.0GHz up to 2.8GHz, 25W)
Chipset
AMD A68H
Memory
Supports Dual Channel DDR3 1333
2 x DDR3 DIMM Memory Slot, Max. Supports up to 32GB Memory
Each DIMM supports non-ECC4/ 8/ 16 GB DDR3 module
* Please refer to www.biostar.com.tw for Memory support list.
Storage
4x SATA III Connector (6Gb/s) : Supports AHCI & RAID 0,1,10
LAN
Realtek RTL 8111H
10/ 100/ 1000 Mb/s auto negotiation, Half / Full duplex capability
Audio Codec
ALC887
7.1 Channels, High Definition Audio
USB
2x USB 3.0 port (2 on rear I/O)
6x USB 2.0 port (2 on rear I/Os and 4 via internal headers)
Expansion Slots
1x PCIe 2.0 x16 Slot (x8)
Rear I/Os
1x PS/2 Mouse
1x PS/2 Keyboard
1x VGA Port
1x HDMI Port
1x LAN port
2x USB 3.0 Port
2x USB 2.0 Port
3x Audio Jack
Internal I/Os
4x SATA III 6.0Gb/s Connector
2x USB 2.0 Header (each header supports 2 USB
2.0 ports)
1x 4-Pin Power Connector
1x 24-Pin Power Connector
1x CPU Fan Connector
1x System Fan Connector
1x Front Panel Header
1x Front Audio Header
1x Clear CMOS Header
1x Serial Port Header
Form Factor
Mini-ITX Form Factor, 170 mm x 170 mm
OS Support
Windows 7/ 8/ 8.1/10
BIOSTAR reserves the right to add or remove support for any OS with or without notice.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Blizzard Could be Working on Diablo II and Warcraft III Remasters

7:06 PM
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The classics we’ve loved have been getting remasters and remakes, and we’ve had a healthy dose of them with a couple of announcements as of late. Now, it seems Blizzard is blitzing through remastering two of its beloved classics, Diablo II and Warcraft III, right after it does so with the granddaddy of eSports, Starcraft.

The news comes first as the eagle eyed folks from PCGamesN spots a Blizzard listing for a Senior Software Engineer.
“Compelling stories. Intense multiplayer. Endless replayability. Qualities that made StarCraft, Warcraft III, and Diablo II the titans of their day. Evolving operating systems, hardware, and online services have made them more difficult to be experienced by their loyal followers or reaching a new generation.

We’re restoring them to glory, and we need your engineering talents, your passion, and your ability to get tough jobs done,” the post on the listing says.

That’s probably enough indication, and an obvious one at that, that Blizzard is on a roll to remaster Warcraft III and Diablo II. The company did announce the remastered  version of Starcraft will be released summer of 2017, but it is indeed the first time we’ve heard of the two other games joining in the high definition party.

Source | Blizzard
Via | PCGamesN

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