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Aspire GX-281 leads Acer’s line of Ryzen-powered hardware

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Acer Philippines, in partnership with AMD, officially launched three Ryzen-powered devices.

In an event held at Chaos Manila inside City of Dreams, Acer introduced existing models from their lineup that now sport Ryzen processors instead of the usual Intel chipsets inside.

Acer Aspire GX-281

Headlining the launch was the Acer Aspire GX-281 desktop PC.

The Acer Aspire GX-281 lead the charge for Acer’s Ryzen-powered devices

The highest configuration available is powered by a Ryzen 7 processor (Ryzen 1700X) along with a Radeon RX 500 graphics card, 16GB DDR4 memory, 256GB SSD, plus 1TB HDD for extra storage.

The other GX-281 configuration has a Ryzen 5 processor (Ryzen 1600), Radeon RX 500, 8GB DDR4 memory, 256GB SSD, and 1TB HDD. Both come with an Acer KG271 24.5-inch 144Hz FreeSync gaming monitor.

The Ryzen 7 GX-281 will retail for PhP 96,499 while the Ryzen 5 GX-281 will retail for PhP 74,999.

AMD Director of Consumer Sales for APJ Peter Chambers discussed the capabilities of Ryzen 7 saying gamers previously needed two devices to game and stream, but with Ryzen, it’s possible to do both at the same time.

AMD’s Peter Chambers talking about how Ryzen empowers gamers and streamers

Ryzen 7 is equipped with Sense MI, which allows the processor to accurately and expertly monitor itself within a milliamp, millivolt, milliwatt, or even a single-degree Celsius which is used by Precision Boost to pinpoint its ideal clock frequency. Simply put, it’s efficient overclocking.

Veriton M desktop

Also on display during the event was the Veriton M desktop. Initially only available for enterprise, the Ryzen-powered version will be available commercially.

This unassuming Veriton M destkop has a Ryzen chip inside

Nitro 5

AMD’s Chambers also noted how the company will slowly bring Ryzen processors to more mobile machines like laptops — one of which is the Nitro 5, Acer’s entry-level gaming laptop. Acer also noted that a version of the Swift 5 equipped with a Ryzen processor will soon hit the market.

Ryzen-powered Nitro 5 running DOTA 2

Ryzen is a new brand of processors created by AMD and was first introduced in December 2016. They have since been aggressive in positioning themselves as the processor of choice for gaming enthusiasts.

However, they’re not stopping there, as they also have their eyes on offering the processors to machines used by content creators.

SEE ALSO: Acer Predator Orion 9000 First Look
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macOS Ventura: Favorite New Features

Features that will change the way you work!

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Last WWDC 2022, Apple announced not only new Mac hardware, they’re also thrilled with what macOS Ventura has to offer.

Other than the vibrant wallpaper, there are features that will help you be more productive in doing work.

Watch our roundup of macOS Ventura’s Best New Features!

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RAKK launches own ShopeeMall, LazMall stores

Coming this Philippine Independence Day!

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RAKK Mall

Local gaming accessories and peripherals brand RAKK is finally getting their own Lazada and Shopee flagship stores.

RAKK MALL will be available in Shopee Mall and LazMall starting on June 12, 2022 to further boost the brand’s reach and influence.

This means instead of visiting the EASYPC channels, customers may be able to access RAKK’s products like the Pirah Wireless Mechanical Keyboard and Talan Wireless Gaming Mouse easier and purchase them directly from their own official stores.

And for the grand launch on Independence Day, the store is celebrating with a week-long promotion offering fans big discounts, payday and flash sales, and giveaways.

The first customer to purchase from the new RAKK MALL official stores shall receive a free gift along with his or her order.

RAKK will also go live on their official Facebook page during the June 12 launch for product releases, giveaways, and information on their upcoming activities, so don’t miss out.

RAKK Gears launched in 2015, offering gamers a local, affordable alternative for a wide range of gaming products like gaming mice, keyboards, mousepads, and more.

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Two Razer gaming mice now ECOLOGO-certified

The Basilisk V3 and DeathAdder Essential

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Razer DeathAdder Essential Ecologo

Razer announced that two of their gaming mice have achieved ECOLOGO certification from global safety science leader UL.

Razer’s Basilisk V3 and DeathAdder Essential became the first gaming peripherals of their kind to gain such seal of approval.

The milestone came quite fittingly in time for this year’s celebration of World Environment Day.

ECOLOGO Certification program

UL’s ECOLOGO certification program looks at products and services and verifies them for reduced environmental impact.

According to UL’s website, the wide variety of criteria include:

  • Materials
  • Energy
  • Manufacturing and operations
  • Health and environment
  • Product performance and use
  • Product stewardship and innovation

For the two gaming mice, UL looked at several sustainability criteria, such as:

  • EU hazardous chemical restricted substance regulations compliance
  • Skin irritation and sensitization assessment
  • Repair and replacement management process
  • Requiring of selective waste treatment to service providers
  • Sustainable packaging

UL also inspected Razer’s facilities to certify that the company’s products were manufactured in environmentally responsible places.

Products which have gained ECOLOGO certification include all-purpose cleaners, hand sanitizers and soaps, furniture polish, and more.

The Razer Basilisk V3 is available starting at PhP 3,495 / SG$ 109.90 while the DeathAdder Essential is priced at PhP 1,995 / SG$ 49.90.

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