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Apple reveals an even faster M1 Ultra chip

The first in Apple to use the ‘Ultra’ naming scheme

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If you think the M1 Max is already the “maxed out” chip from Apple, you’re wrong. Announced at the annual March Apple event, the M1 Ultra is their latest Silicon chip that promises a more supercharged performance that’s unrivaled and beats the M1 Max (and pretty much any other Intel and AMD Ryzen processor) no matter what creative task given to it.

Based from a 5nm process, it has 20-cores of CPU with 16 high-performance cores and four (4) high-efficiency cores. There’s also a 64-core GPU for blazing-fast graphics and 3D rendering needs. Lastly, it’s equipped with a 32-core Neural Engine and a Hardware-accelerated Media Engine for better encoding and decoding of H.264, HEVC, ProRes, and ProRAW projects.

To make that sound a whole lot better, the M1 Ultra can simply play a 22-stream 8K ProRes 422 video with ease.

Not only it achieves 1/3 increase in GPU performance, it’s also 200W less consuming than the highest-end discrete GPU in the market today. Its CPU performance is also unprecedented with a 90% faster CPU performance versus a 16-core desktop but with a lesser 100W consumption. Moreover, the M1 Ultra consumes 65% less CPU power than a 10-core desktop. Best of all? It beats the high-end Mac Pro to shame.

This breakthrough in M1 Ultra can also make it support up to four 4K Thunderbolt displays (such as the Pro Display XDR and the new Studio Display) plus a 4K TV all at once!

And with such power-efficiency in a powerful chip, the M1 Ultra-powered Mac Studio consumes 1,000 kWh less energy than that of a high-end PC desktop over the course of a year.

SEE ALSO: Apple’s Mac Studio and Studio Display are the new creative powerhouses

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Razer unveils updated DeathAdder V3 Pro

Lighter, faster than its previous version

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DeathAdder V3 Pro

Razer has announced the release of the new DeathAdder V3 Pro, the latest version yet of its best-selling mouse line that aims to provide the smoothest gaming experience for users.

Th DeathAdder V3 Pro features Razer’s new HyperPolling technology that allows a polling rate of 1000Hz at 1ms polling intervals, which can be improved to 0.25ms when used with a HyperPolling Wireless Dongle.

This gives gamers an ultra-responsive device capable of a 4000Hz wireless polling rate. The separate device can also auto-switch polling rates for more convenience.

Aside from the technical improvements, the mouse also sports a new shape. It features reduced flares on the sides for better grip and hand support. The scroll wheel, buttons, and palm support have all been elevated as well.

The mouse also has lower wireless click latency than its previous version, and is 25 percent lighter. When it comes to battery life, the DeathAdder V3 Pro can support up to 90 hours. It also comes with a Razer Speedflex charging cable (USB Type C).

The latest DeathAdder is available in black and white colorways for PhP 9,590 in Lazada, Shopee, and Razer’s authorized resellers.

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New LG monitors to make your brand stand out

The latest marketing solutions

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LG monitors

LG is offering innovative marketing solutions for businesses’ brands to stand out as they have released new display monitors during the 2022 LG Reconnect event.

They range from rotatable monitors, all-in-one conferencing solutions, a high-tech transparent display, and even a giant 136-inch LED setup.

Displays for attention-catching ads

There’s the LSAC025, a 54-inch bezel-free HDR video wall display that is perfect for digital marketing. Advertisements will be even more attention-catching in train stations, malls, and more, with the monitor’s better colors and brightness.

An upgrade to usual LCD displays, the LSAC series uses an innovative cable-less signal transmission technology.

If that’s not enough, there’s the massive 136-inch Full HD LAEC series which comes with an embedded system controller and built-in speaker. It comes with three HDMI ports and is LG One:Quick Share compatible for seamless wireless connectivity.

LG Transparent OLED

Another impressive addition is the Transparent OLED, a 55-inch FHD display that is about 38 percent clearer than usual LCD transparent displays.

Ideal for galleries, the display comes with a protective tempered glass and transparent bezels. It has self-lighting pixels to allow for vivid colors and high contrast ratio. It also looks really cool, as owning it makes it look like you’re inside superheroes’ headquarters.

XE4F-M Outdoor displays

For graphics such as movie posters, drive-thru menus, or information at transport stations that need to be seen well in the outdoors or well-lit places, LG has the XE4F-M series which has a 49-inch and 55-inch high-brightness outdoor displays.

The vertical displays with a wide-viewing angle of 178 degrees have a powerful brightness capacity of 4,000nits, and come with anti-reflection coating for content to be seen even under direct sunlight.

They are also protected from harmful elements outdoors with an IP56 dust and water resistance rating.

Hospitality displays

For hotels, the new 55-inch Pro:Centric Hospitality UHD TVs will enhance the overall experiences of travelers.

The premium smart hotel TVs boast LG’s new NanoCell technology and also have the Pro:Centric Hotel Management Solution, providing both hotel operators and guests an interactive solution for the hospitality industry.

New 4K UHD displays

LG Monitors

Not to be left behind, offices will also enjoy LG’s new all-in-one video conferencing solutions as they have unveiled the 55-inch One:Quick Works and 43-inch One:Quick Flex. The displays come with movable stands which allow them to be rotated horizontally or vertically to suit presentations and other content better.

The One:Quick Works features an 4K Ultra HD display, built-in 4K camera and microphone, and In-Cell Touch for annotations and quick access to apps or programs on screen. It even supports AMD Radeon Vega graphics.

Meanwhile, the slightly smaller One:Quick Flex likewise has up to a 4K display and has a 2K camera and built-in microphone.

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ASUS, ROG announce Cool for School 2022 promo

Bundles worth up to PhP 23,000+

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ZenBook 14 UX425EA

As the Philippines is targeting to have 100 percent of schools back to face-to-face classes by late 2022, it’s best to invest in high-performing laptops and smartphones that can stand the test of time.

Luckily, ASUS and ROG Philippines are going on a Cool for School back-to-school promo to offer families exciting discounts and bundle deals on their range of devices, including the following:

These laptops are all powered by up to the latest 12th Gen Intel Core or AMD Ryzen 5000 processors and NVIDIA RTX graphics that will benefit students not only for academic purposes such as editing and content creation but also when they’re productive breaks such as entertainment and gaming. It’s all about the balance, after all.

There will be over 40 models going on sale, bundled with freebies worth up to PhP 23,315. For instance, you can score a free Type-C Portable SSD for every purchase of a Zephyrus laptop, while buying a Vivobook can get you Birkenstock vouchers and an Epson printer.

Buy an ROG FLOW or TUF gaming laptop and get a wireless gaming headset and ROG hoodie or 1,000 Steam credits, respectively. You can also get as much as PhP 7,000 off with every purchase of an ROG gaming phone.

The promo will last until August 31, 2022, available in ASUS Concept Stores and authorized partners both offline and online. Visit this link for more information about the Cool for School promo.

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