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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: 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: Dell Inspiron 27 All-in-One PC

When it comes to gaming, no one thinks of an All-in-one (or AIO for short) system. They’re mostly thought of as office equipment meant for regular use like documents, emails, web browsing etc. Well, that’s about to change, cause the new Dell Inspiron 27 takes it up a notch, and shows you that a high-end AIO can handle gaming as easily as any other task. Tech Specs Processor Ryzen 7 1700 RAM 16GB DDR4 Graphics Card Radeon RX580 8GB Display 27-inch 4K UHD IPS Panel Storage 256GB SSD + 1TB HDD Ports USB 3.0, USB 2.0, USB Type-C, HDMI, Audio port, LAN The Dell Inspiron 27 AIO packs the latest 8-core Ryzen 7 1700 processor, accompanied by a Radeon RX580 8GB. There’s also 16 gigs of DDR4 RAM in the mix. For storage, you have a 256 GB SSD along with a secondary 1TB HDD to make s...

Review: XRig X1 Gaming PC

A desktop PC requires space, sometimes a lot of it. A desktop PC isn’t portable, you can’t carry it to your friends’ places like you can do with a console or a laptop. But not anymore.Today we introduce you to the XRig X1 gaming desktop, which fits the high-grade performance of a PC into a compact form factor of a console, giving you the best of both worlds. Let’s take a look at the specs. Tech Specs Model X1-01 Processor Intel Core i3-7100 RAM 8GB 2400MHz DDR4 Graphics Card GTX 1050Ti 4GB Storage 1TB HDD Ports USB 3.0, USB 2.0, HDMI, DP, DVI, LAN Port, VGA PSU 450W Exhaust Cooling Noctua 140mm 3000RPM fan The X1 PC comes in three variants, of which we have the X1-01 that falls in the entry-level segment. It is powered by an i3-7100 processor with 2 cores/4 threads,...

Review: MSI GV62 7RE Gaming Laptop

We’ve already seen some high end devices from MSI like the GTX 1060 Stealth Pro, Raider Pro with GTX 1070, and even a budget laptop with the GTX 1050 Leopard Pro. Today we have with us another budget notebook in the form of the GV62 7RE which comes with a GTX 1050Ti, putting it on the higher end of the entry level spectrum. Let’s find out how much of an improvement it brings to the lineup. Tech Specs Processor Intel Core i7-7700HQ RAM 8GB DDR4 Display 15.6-inch FHD 1080p Graphics Card GTX 1050Ti 4GB Storage 128GB SSD + 1TB HDD Ports USB 3.0, USB 2.0, USB Type-C Thunderbolt, HDMI, 3.5mm audio, LAN, SD Card Reader, miniDP The MSI GV62 7RE packs an Intel Core i7-7700HQ Kaby Lake processor along with a GTX 1050Ti inside, accompanied by 8GB of DDR4 RAM. Along with this, there’...

Review: Dell Inspiron 7577 Gaming Laptop

As part of the updated Dell Inspiron 15 7000 series, we recently reviewed the Inspiron 7567 which, albeit a few issues was quite an impressive machine. Dell has added yet another, improved member to the series, the Inspiron 7577 which brings a lot of potential to the table. Let’s check it out, shall we?   Processor Intel Core i7-7700HQ RAM 16GB DDR4 Display 15.6-inch FHD 1080 IPS Graphics Card GTX 1060 6GB MaxQ Storage 256GB SSD + 1TB HDD Ports USB 3.0, USB Type-C Thunderbolt, HDMI, 3.5mm audio, LAN Battery 56 Whr The Dell Inspiron 15 7577 packs an Intel Core i7-7700HQ processor and a GTX 1060 6GB with MaxQ Technology inside, accompanied by 16 gigs of DDR4 RAM, and a 256-GB SSD along with a 1 TB HDD for your storage needs. The display has been upgraded to a Full HD 1920 x 1080 I...

Review: Xbox One S

The wait has been long, but we finally have a version of the Xbox One that I can get behind. Though it’s been available globally for about a year, the Xbox One S was launched in India last month. It is an improvement over the original Xbox One in almost every way, and will be the main console pushed by Microsoft as its predecessor sails off into the sunset. At their core, the Xbox One S and the Xbox One are essentially the same console, but Microsoft has made a number of significant changes. The One S is much more compact and better looking, more so than the original ever was. It also adds support for 4K (not native) and HDR, breathing new life into your games and video content. This is also the only console that plays 4K Blu-Ray, making it one of the better options for people lookin...

Review: Asus ROG Zephyrus GX501 Gaming Laptop

The ROG Zephyrus reveal was a big deal for the laptop gaming industry. Fitting a GPU as powerful as the GTX 1080 that weighs barely over 2kg is a revolutionary task, not to mention unprecedented. To achieve this feat, the ROG Zephyrus GX501 uses an innovative design that we haven’t seen in a laptop before. But before we get to that, let’s take a look at the specs Processor Intel Core i7-7700HQ RAM 24GB DDR 4 Display 15.6-inch FHD 1080 IPS, 120Hz Graphics Card GTX 1080 8GB Storage 1TB SSD Ports USB 3.0, USB Type-C Thunderbolt, HDMI, 3.5mm audio The Zephyrus GX501 packs an Intel Core-i7 7700HQ along with a GTX 1080 under the hood. Now if you think it’s not something new, get this: The laptop is only 0.7 inches thick and weighs 2.2kg. Thanks to NVIDIA’s MaxQ Design, it...

Review: WD Black PCIe M.2 512GB SSD

The ‘Black’ series in WD (Western Digital) famously represents high performance and fast internal storage coupled with 5 year warranty. WD’s SanDisk acquisition has led to their entry in to the SSD market with SATA based WD Green and Blue and as NVME solutions are now available to the consumers, in comes WD Black NVME M.2 PCIe SSDs available in 256GB and 512GB variants. SATA VS PCIE M.2 Drives While SSDs offer significantly greater performance than a HDD, they were bottlenecking at 600 MB/s due to the old SATA III connection, for comparison a 7200RPM HDD provides a maximum of 200 – 228 MB/s in real world ussage. The PCIe Gen3 x4 M.2 connection that WD Black SSD uses provided Data transfer speed up to 8GB/s Specifications Capacity – 512GB, 256GB Interface ̵...

Review: Lenovo Legion Y520 Gaming Laptop

For laptop gamers, this is a golden period. The market is filled with multiple amazing options, and more keep coming with time. One of these is the Lenovo Legion Y520. Lenovo launched the new Legion series of gaming laptops earlier this year, separating them from their mainstream consumer devices. Earlier we had the Y50 and Y700, but these did not come with the Legion mark. Let’s get started and see how this laptop performs, shall we? Tech Specs Processor Intel Core i7-7700HQ RAM 16GB DDR 4 Display 15.6-inch FHD 1080 IPS Graphics Card GTX 1050Ti 4GB Storage 128GB SSD + 1 TB HDD Ports USB 2.0, USB 3.0, LAN, HDMI, USB Type-C, 3.5mm audio, SD Card reader Battery 45 Whr The Lenovo Legion Y520 comes with state of the art Core i7 7700HQ processor and A GTX 1050Ti, meaning it lies more towa...

Review: AMD Ryzen 7 1700 CPU

AMD has been creating a real hype with its Ryzen range of processors, and with our reviews of the Ryzen 7 1800X and 1700X we found out that these are indeed a boon for content creators who want to use their PCs for more than just gaming. For anyone who’s been living under a rock, here’s a small refresher: The Ryzen CPUs are based on the new AMD Zen architecture and the AM4 socket, the direct successor to AMD’s Piledriver based FX processors with the AM3 & AM3+ sockets released over five years ago. The Ryzen 7 is the high-end range of the Ryzen series with 8 cores and 16 threads, and the Ryzen 7 1700 is just next to the Ryzen 7 1700 and a little under the 1800X. Unlike its more expensive counterparts, this one does come with a Wraith Cooler, so that’s always a plus. Tech Specs CPU...


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