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Acer Predator Triton 700 First Look



High-end gaming laptops are notorious for being these bulky, overbearing machines despite falling under the “portable” category. Crazy, right? Even crazier is Acer’s new Predator Triton 700, and we have our first look at it.

It’s unlike any Predator that came before it, having a surprisingly thin body without compromising performance. Yes, it still has a flagship Intel Core processor, up to 32GB of memory, the fastest SSD storage around, and of course, an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 graphics card — just one, though.

And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. There’s something special about the trackpad and keyboard, but you’ll have to watch our First Look video to see for yourself. And before you ask, pricing and availability are mentioned near the end of the video. Here it is:

SEE ALSO: Predator Triton 700 is Acer’s next great gaming laptop

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Vibe Check: vivo V27 5G

That summer-like emerald tone is worth checking~



vivo V27

Summer comes early at the sight of vivo’s new smartphone — the v27 — promising portraits that make your holidays picture-perfect.

All eyes are on the aura light system but of course, there’s more to the vivo V27 than its pocket-studio feature.


The vivo V27 comes in a gray box with a loud, debossed yet radiant logo spelled out.

What’s inside?

The vivo V27 came in an idyllic Emerald Green colorway. While it’s far from the Emerald we’ve known, the pastel vibe pictures the clear, turquoise waters you can find across pristine beaches in the Philippines such as El Nido, Siquijor, and Bohol.

vivo V27

Up close, you can see its protruding triple camera system housed on an island together with the ring light.

It’s worth noting that, unlike its siblings, the vivo V27 has a photochromic feature that changes the color of its rear panel when exposed to UV light. The touted feature from the vivo V23 series was retained in its successors, albeit only in the base unit.

Inside the box, you can find a clear, jelly case for protection.

What else?

You can find other important notes on the smartphone through its information and warranty card.

There’s also a 66W wall charger along with a USB-A to USB-C cable.

Underneath the cable, you can find the SIM ejection tray pin.

Beauty and a beast?

The vivo V27 has an insanely attractive design that makes it look a tad deluxe. But beauty isn’t its only redeeming factor. With a pocket studio appeal, Aura Portrait algorithm, and a Sony IMX766V sensor together with an EIS+OIS Dual Ultra Stabilization, it has a 50-megapixel Eye AF vlogging front camera.

Whether you use the front or the rear cameras, the vivo V27 is surely a performer in terms of camera prowess. To fully maximize its capabilities, we’re cooking something here in GadgetMatch to showcase the vivo V27’s cameras.

Aside from its obvious contenders, the vivo V27 prides itself on a combined 12GB RAM and 8GB extended RAM, as well as 256GB of internal storage. It runs on MediaTek’s Dimensity 7200 and is equipped with a 4600mAh all-day battery life capable of 66W fast charging.

Price and availability

The vivo V27 5G retails for PhP 24,999. Its sibling, the vivo V27e, retails for PhP 16,999.

Both units are currently available for preorders via vivo’s online store.

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OnePlus 11 Concept First Look

The future of smartphone cooling?



Back at CES 2020, the OnePlus Concept One introduced us the possibility of having disappearing cameras when not in use.

More than three years apart, they have unveiled the OnePlus 11 Concept at MWC 2023 in Barcelona, Spain.

This took the internet (mostly tech nerds) by craze.

Some tell it might just be another Nothing Phone (1) by OnePlus’ ex-CEO Carl Pei — but nope, that’s where you’re wrong.

It serves more function over its cool form (literally and figuratively).

Here are six things you need to know about the OnePlus 11 Concept!

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God of War Ragnarok Early Impressions

Familiar and new at the same time



God of War Ragnarok

Sony PlayStation has graciously provided GadgetMatch with a review code of God of War Ragnarok. This article, however, isn’t a review yet. This is only our early impressions after spending roughly around 10 hours with the game. 

So, no, there will be no spoilers whatsoever here. In fact, there’s a lot we’re not allowed to discuss – for good reason. But here’s what we can tell you: 

Playing the first game is encouraged… 

God of War Ragnarok

Playing the initial installment (God of War 2018) is encouraged but not required. There’s a brief story recap option on the menu and it covers the more important plot points. There’s also several recap videos on YouTube that serve this purpose. 

But PlayStation has made the 2018 game available in so many different ways that, if you can get your hands on it, we suggest you do so first before diving into Ragnarok. You still have three (3) weekends to do so as of writing.

It’s not overwhelming

God of War Ragnarok

That said, if you’d rather jump into this game right off the bat, that should be fine too. The game does a good job of easing you into all the weapons, skills, and whatnots that you’ll encounter. 

The first game ended with Kratos having more than one weapon. Ragnarok throws you into action but staggers the weapons available in a way that makes sense for the story. 

New traversal and puzzle-solving

A lot of the early platform puzzles feel the same but there are a few additional moves that help keep things interesting. Specifically, these involve the Blades of Chaos. 

Some of it has been shown in the trailers. Kratos can use the Blades to Hook and Grapple himself towards higher areas. The Blades can also be used to yank off certain obstacles. 

Combat is fun and challenging

Easily one of the best things about the new God of War is its combat. Ragnarok retains everything you know and love about combat. But it keeps things interesting by mixing in a new blocking mechanic as well as introducing new enemy types early on. 

You will feel the weight of every axe swing, every blade cut, and every weapon clash. Fighting as Kratos feels as good as ever and is easily one of the most satisfying battle experiences in any video game ever made.

The story is engaging

Perhaps even more so than the first game, Ragnarok, even in its early hours, will have you hooked on the narrative. The story picks-up three years after the events of the first game, with Atreus looking to find out more about himself. Atreus’ curiosity and how Kratos reacts to it is at the heart of everything that will transpire. 

The presentation is stunning

God of War Ragnarok is still a one-shot like the first game. That means no loading screens whatsoever. And it looks as visually stunning as it ever did. If you can, do yourself a favor and play this on a 4K TV with support for at least 60fps. 

The visual presentation is jaw-dropping. Everything from the environments, the animations, the character models, and how they interact and show emotion during key moments. 

The dialogue is also top-notch. It gets cheeky and on the nose at times, humorously referencing events from the first game. 

Lastly, the music and overall sound is divine. Nothing ever feels out of place. And each scene is enhanced and elevated by the absolute masterpiece that is the score in this game. 

Should you pre-order? 

God of War Ragnarok

We’re only 10 hours in and we’re absolutely elated with how things are going so far. As early as now, we can say with absolute certainty that this is easily one of the best games you will play in your lifetime. Stop dilly-dallying and pre-order it now.

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