After the latest MacBook Pro refresh failed to deliver the kind of features buyers really wanted, Apple's competitors sensed weaknesss. Instead of an overabundance of USB-C ports and gimmicky touch screens above the keyboard, systems like the new Spectre x360 15 are hoping to entice users back to PC land by offering way better flexibility, faster performance and the ability to live life dongle-free.
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While its original mission was to make high-end gaming mice, Razer's line of products has grown over the years to include everything from keyboards and fitness bands to entire desktops, laptops, and pretty much anything else the company could put RGB lighting in. However, up until now, there was one glaring hole in Razer's otherwise comprehensive lineup: phones.
After all, more people spend time playing Candy Crush and Clash of Clans than even the most popular AAA PC titles. The problem is that when a $289 Moto G5 Plus can play Super Mario Run just as well as a $1579 iPhone X, WTF is a gaming phone even supposed to be?
Every major VR player has made the same promise. A VR headset that would be completely wireless. One that would let you go anywhere without tripping over cords or being tethered to a computer/phone/PS4. Google, which has spent more than a year quietly improving its VR platform, Daydream, is now the first company to cross the standalone finish line. The Daydream-powered Lenovo Mirage Solo is a beauty.
The Razer Phone is a very powerful piece of Android hardware. The Project Linda concept, revealed today at CES 2018, is a dock for the Razer Phone that turns it into a 13.3-inch Android gaming laptop. Why not?
If gamers wanted to tweak the visuals and colours of a game beyond what was offered through in-game settings, they would often have to resort to third-party tools and injectors. And while the impact could be substantial, the tools could occasionally be tricky to use, and it didn't always work with every game. But now that kind of functionality is being implemented at the driver level, with NVIDIA announcing the release of NVIDIA Freestyle.
Intel and AMD might be fierce competitors for decades, but that hasn't stopped the two chip makers from teaming up to create a new mobile CPU with souped up integrated GPU that will soon be found in gaming and professional laptops from many major computer makers.
We've known about this plan since November, but now we have the details.