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MSI GE73 Raider 8RF – Gaming Performance & Portability Done Right

With gaming getting its roots deeper into the mainstream market, more and more people are looking to buy a gaming laptop. While previously, gaming desktops were almost always preferred for their superior performance, gaming laptops have stepped their game up by integrating desktop level power and offering greater portability. And MSI takes this power + portability combination to the next level with the new MSI GE73 Raider 8RF gaming laptop. We got out hands on the GE73 Raider 8RF and the performance was totally on par with any powerful system. Here’s a quick rundoen of the specs: Dimensions 42 x 29 x 3 cm Processor 8th Gen Intel Core i7-8750H @2.20GHz Memory 16GB DDR4 @2400MHz Storage 1TB 2.5″ SATA HDD + 512GB M.2 SSD Display 17.3″ FHD (1920×1080), 120Hz, 3ms Graphic...

Review: HP Pavilion Power 15 Gaming Laptop

We’ve reviewed HP’s high-end Omen gaming laptops in the past, and while the devices are certainly impressive, it’s natural to wonder what the brand has in store for the ones who are more budget-conscious. So today we bring you the HP Pavilion Power, the entry-level gaming laptop that comes with everything you’d want in a gaming laptop, except the label. Tech Specs Processor Intel Core i7-7700HQ RAM 8GB DDR4 Graphics Card GTX 1050 4GB Display 1920 x 1080 FHD IPS Storage 128GB SSD + 1TB HDD Ports USB 3.0, USB Type-C, 3.5mm jack, SD Card Reader, LAN, HDMI The HP Pavilion Power comes with an Intel Core i7-7700 HQ Kaby Lake processor along with a Geforce GTX 1050 GPU with 4GB VRAM and 8GB DDR4 RAM. For storage there is a 128GB SSD for the OS while a secondary 1TB HDD tak...

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 – Review

With the astounding success of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the emergence of more obscure and lesser known characters, LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 is a game that really capitalizes on this. With the tried and tested LEGO video game formula, LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 adds a plethora of new characters, locations and fantastic interaction between characters to continue the story of it’s own LEGO universe where humour and absurdity go hand in hand. A sequel to the LEGO Marvel Super Heroes game that released in 2013, this new game really builds on that while providing an extremely fun experience that doesn’t strive too far from the LEGO games formula while adding its own touch to it. The game takes place after the events of the previous game where the entire cast of heroes from...

Review: Rapoo V500Pro Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

Mechanical keyboards with Cherry MX switches are known for being really good, and really expensive. That might be about to change, because today we play around with Rapoo’s newest edition to its gaming lineup, the V500Pro gaming keyboard with Cherry MX Blue switches. It’s cheap, it’s Cherry, but is it worth it? Let’s find out. The Rapoo V500Pro checks all the boxes when it comes to the basic features that would appeal to gamers. It has multi-RGB backlighting with each key lit individually. It is a full-size keyboard with a numpad and of course there are the Cherry MX Blue switches. That being said, on the very first look one can tell easily that it’s not a premium piece of equipment. The build quality is not bad per se, but the plastic body with the metallic t...

Review: HP Omen 17 (2017) Gaming Laptop

HP made finally launched the Omen series of gaming laptops last year. And while we reviewed the Omen 17 earlier, HP has refreshed the model with a new, better design, one that’s bound to be much more appealing to gamers. Let’s see how it compares, shall we? Tech Specs Processor Intel Core i7 7700HQ RAM 16GB DDR4 RAM Graphics Card GTX 1070 8GB Display 1920 x 1080 Full HD IPS 120Hz Storage 256GB SSD + 1TB HDD Ports USB 3.0, USB Type-C, 3.5mm jack, SD Card Reader, LAN, HDMI HP has upgraded the older model with a better processor, replacing the i7 6700HQ with the latest i7 7700HQ processor. Accompanying that is a GTX 1070 GPU along with 16GB DDR4 RAM. There’s a 256GB SSD that has enough space for an OS and a couple of games, and for the rest of your storage needs, a secondary...

Review: ASUS ROG Strix Hero Edition Gaming Laptop

We’ve seen a lot of gaming laptops over the past year, both entry level and high end, but we haven’t come across one that caters specifically to people who love playing MOBAs, like DOTA 2. Thanks to the new Strix Hero Edition notebook, that’s about to change. Let’s take a look at what we have with us today, shall we? Specs Processor Intel Core i7 7700HQ RAM 16GB DDR4 RAM Graphics Card GTX 1060 6GB Display 15.6-inch Full HD IPS Storage 256GB SSD + 1TB HDD Ports USB 3.0, USB Type-C, 3.5mm jack, SD Card Reader, LAN, HDMI, MiniDP The ASUS ROG Strix Hero Edition comes with an Intel Core i7-7700HQ Kaby Lake processor along with a GTX 1060 inside, accompanied by 16GB of DDR4 RAM. Along with this, there’s a 256GB SSD for your OS and booting while a secondary 1TB hard ...

Five Things We Love About The OnePlus 5T

The launch of OnePlus 5T in November was a little unexpected for everyone, considering that the company had released the OnePlus 5 just a few months before. Though in India you can still find the OnePlus 5 to buy, outside the 5T is replacing the predecessor completely. So, what’s new? Take everything you loved about the OnePlus 5, and add to that smaller bezels, an 18:9 display and a (very) slightly improved secondary camera. The OnePlus 5T immediately became my favourite phone from 2017 and I actually ended up buying the Star Wars Edition. Not only is it one of the best phones available in the market specs-wise, the competitive pricing just makes it irresistible. Here are the five things we love the most about this phone: 1. Design The OnePlus 5T follows the same curved body design ...

Review: NVIDIA GTX 1070Ti Founder’s Edition

Much to everyone’s surprise, NVIDIA recently decided to treat the GTX 1070 with the “Ti” edition. It wasn’t expected as the only high card to get a Ti version in the past has been the 980Ti, but with the 10-series we now have a GTX 1080Ti and the GTX 1070Ti. We have already reviewed the GTX 1080Ti in earlier, so today we test the 1070Ti. CUDA Cores 2432 Base Clock 1607 Boost Clock 1683 VRAM 8GB GDDR5 TDP 180W The GTX 1070Ti brings raises the roof on the CUDA core count, featuring 2432 cores compared to the 1070’s 1920 cores. The GTX 1080 on the other hand, has 2560 CUDA cores. The card looks the same as any other GTX 10-series Founder’s Edition card, so there’s not much to talk about on the design front. It uses the conventional vapour chamber cool...

Review: HyperX Alloy Elite Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

Not so long ago, we reviewed the HyperX Alloy FPS mechanical keyboard with Cherry MX Blue switches. While the keyboard was impressive, it did lack in a few areas. Today we check out the HyperX Alloy Elite, which keeps all the great features of the Alloy and then some. Let’s dive right in, shall we? The HyperX Alloy Elite has the same frameless, compact design like that of the Alloy FPS, but it adds dedicated media buttons and backlight controls. You can change the pattern of backlight or switch it on/off at the press of a button, and there are separate play, pause, next and back buttons along with a handy volume slider. Between the top panel and the keys is a light bar which looks incredible, providing the entire keyboard with quite a classy look. There’s also a removable palm ...

Review: HyperX Pulsefire FPS Gaming Mouse

Recently, we took a look at HyperX’s debut keyboard (and then another one). The company may be known more for headsets and memory sticks, but we were quite impressed their no-nonsense approach towards gaming keyboards. Today we have with us their debut gaming mouse, the Pulsefire FPS. Let’s find out how it fares, shall we? At the first glance, you’ll find that the HyperX Pulsefire FPS bears a close resemblance to Razer’s DeathAdder. Once you get close, there are some differences, but they look more or less similar. It’s a simple mouse with the usual set of buttons; the left click, right click, mouse wheel, two thumb buttons on the side and one just behind the mouse wheel to switch DPI between presets. On both sides you can find rubber grips with a cross textur...

Review: ASUS FX503 Gaming Laptop

ASUS ROG is one of the most well-known companies when it comes to gaming laptops. While we have reviewed quite a few of their devices in the past, we haven’t really focused on an entry-level ASUS gaming laptop. So, today we have with us the ASUS FX503, the laptop for the gamer on a budget. Tech Specs Processor Intel Core i7-7700HQ RAM 8GB DDR4 Graphics Card GTX 1050 4GB Display 15.6-inch 1080p Storage 128GB SSD + 1TB HDD Ports USB 3.0, Audio port, LAN, HDMI, SD Card Reader The ASUS FX503 comes with the Intel Core i7-7700 HQ Kaby Lake processor along with the Geforce GTX 1050 GPU with 4GB VRAM. It also has 8 GB of DDR4 RAM which can easily be expanded up to 32 GB. There’s a 128 GB SSD for loading and booting up your OS while a secondary 1 TB hard disk drive is provided to take c...

Review: AMD Radeon RX Vega 64

The Vega GPUs were finally released last year after a long wait and a lot of anticipation. With the whole world watching, a lot was riding on the shoulders of the new graphics cards as the RX 400/500 series didn’t really have a contender in the high-end segment. Today we check out the stock air-cooled Vega 64. Let’s see how good it is, shall we? Specifications Stream Processors 4096 Texture Units 256 Base Clock 1247 MHz Boost Clock 1546 MHz VRAM 8GB TDP 295W The Vega 64 comes with 4096 stream processors and 256 texture units. It has a base clock speed of 1247 MHz and a boost clock speed of 1546 MHz. With an 8GB VRAM, it has a power draw of 295W, which is even higher than the GTX 1080Ti’s 250W. The card comes in a liquid cooled variant as well. You can refer to the table b...


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