We use our laptops every day to produce content, write reports, and complete school papers. Unlike our smartphones though, laptops weren’t able to keep up with the trend of colorful finishes. That’s why Avita wants to shake things up and introduce their own laptops that come in a number of colors.
The Avita Liber is the first model from the new laptop brand in the Philippines. They will be offering two versions of its Liber laptop.
The first one is a 14-inch variant that’s powered by a seventh-gen Intel Pentium processor paired with 4GB DDR3 memory and 128GB SSD. The display panel is already an IPS LCD with a Full HD resolution, plus it’s got plenty of ports including a USB-C, two full-sized USB 3.0, mini-HDMI, and a microSD card reader.
This Avita Liber’s base model is priced at PhP 19,990 which makes it an attractive choice for students.
If you wish to have a more powerful laptop, the 13.3-inch variant will come in both eighth-gen Intel Core i5 and Core i7 configurations. It also has faster 8GB DDR4 memory and a bigger 256GB SSD. Additionally, the 13.3-inch model has a fingerprint reader for Windows Hello.
Price starts at PhP 54,990 for the Core i5 model, while the Core i7 notebook is priced at PhP 64,990.
The Avita Liber notebooks will be available exclusively through Octagon Computer Superstore across the country by early December.
For those who are not familiar with Avita, the consumer lifestyle brand has been around since 2016 and it originated in the USA from a former R&D and branding team of Radio Corporation of America, or simply known as RCA. The brand is now owned by Hong Kong-based Nexstgo Company Limited. Currently, the brand has designated service centers located in Metro Manila, Cebu, Davao.
Avita is available in neighboring countries like Malaysia, Singapore, and Thailand. You may visit Avita’s local website to know more about the young brand.
ASUS has new ROG Zephyrus laptops with GTX Turing, 9th-gen Core i7
More new gaming laptops from ASUS
Aside from the new Strix notebooks, ASUS‘ popular ROG line of gaming notebooks also has new Zephyrus models. Complete with the latest GTX Turing graphics and 9th-gen Intel Core processors, you have three powerful laptops to choose from.
First is the ROG Zephyrus G which is one of the subtle gaming laptops in the ROG family. How so? This ROG notebook lets go of the flashy RGB backlighting and only has a simple white backlit keyboard. Also, it’s overall design is more subdued than other gaming laptops in the market.
Don’t mistake it to be a run-of-the-mill gaming laptop though; the Zephyrus G sports the new AMD Ryzen 7-3750H processor and NVIDIA GTX 1660 Ti graphics. It also has a 15-inch 120Hz IPS display with narrow bezels. The notebook can support up to 24GB DDR4 memory and up to 512GB SSD. ASUS promises seven hours of battery life; that is if you’re just browsing the web.
Next in line are the updated ROG Zephyrus S and ROG Zephyrus M models. Both ROG notebooks practically share the same chassis with 15-inch displays, but with minor differences in specs.
The top-of-the-line Zephyrus S comes with the latest 9th-gen Intel Core i7 processor and NVIDIA RTX 2070 graphics, plus it has ROG Boost for better performance. It even comes with a GPU switch to save battery life when G-Sync is not needed. Speaking of the display, it features a Pantone Validated panel with an insanely fast 240Hz refresh rate and 3ms response time.
The Zephyrus M, on the other hand, is a toned-down version with NVIDIA GTX 1660 Ti graphics. Since this one doesn’t need much power to supply its internals, it can be charged through USB-C when needed. It’ll also come with a new 9th-gen Intel Core i7 processor with dual M.2 NVMe SSD slots.
Unfortunately, ASUS has yet to disclose the official prices of these notebooks. They’ll be available where ROG notebooks are distributed soon.
Dell XPS 13 (2019): Price and availability in the Philippines
Dell’s flagship laptop
Back at CES 2019, Dell‘s greatest laptop finally got the webcam position right. It took them quite some time to finally place it on top, but it’s better late than never. Those interested in getting one will be glad to know that Dell is making the new XPS 13 (2019) available in more markets.
The 2019 version of the Dell XPS 13 has officially landed in the Philippines. Compared to its predecessor, the new XPS 13 doesn’t differ much since it’s already a well-designed notebook sans the webcam position.
Dell’s laptop is still a contender as the smallest 13-inch laptop thanks to its 4K InfinityEdge display. It’s powered by an eight-gen Intel Core i7 processor with support for up to 16GB of memory and up to a 2TB SSD.
Ports-wise, there are two Thunderbolt 3 ports and a USB-C 3.1. Additionally, the power button doubles as a fingerprint reader.
The new XPS 13 is already available in stores starting at PhP 100,990. It’ll come in Black/Silver and Rose Gold/White colors, while the special Arctic White will be in stock by May.
ASUS unleashes new ROG Strix with GTX Turing, enhanced RGB lighting
RGB lighting is truly a thing
Two of the newest ROG laptops are the Strix Scar III and Strix Hero III. Like their predecessors, both flagship ROG Strix models are nearly identical in design and specs.
What’s new on the Strix Scar III and Strix Hero III are the faster 240Hz/3ms display for the 15-inch variant and 144Hz/3ms display for the 17-inch model. This easily meets the requirements for professional-grade esports gaming.
Not only that, the new 9th-gen Intel processors paired with NVIDIA GTX graphics will be able to give the power gamers need. The redesigned chassis also helps in the cooling system with increased airflow, plus they now have a wrap-around RGB light. Gamers will be able to display their AuraSync lights to the surrounding environment.
To make the Strix Scar III and Strix Hero III unique in the sea of gaming laptops, ASUS is introducing what they call the Keystone. The Keystone is pretty much like a USB key that saves your gaming profiles with preset light and audio effects. Also, it’s a key for unlocking another new feature called Shadow Drive, an encrypted hidden partition for personal file storage.
If the Strix Scar III and Strix Hero III models are too much, you could choose to have the newest member of the ROG family: the Strix G. ASUS is promoting the newest model in the Strix lineup to be streamlined design with a focus on performance and only the essentials.
That doesn’t mean the Strix G will be a boring gaming laptop though, as it also comes with the new wrap-around RGB bar that extends to the sides.
Of course, the Strix G is not just about RGB. It’s powered by the latest Intel 9th-gen processors with the new GTX Turing graphics from NVIDIA. Users can choose between a GTX 1650 or GTX 1660 Ti, and 15.6- or 17.3-inch panels with up to a 120Hz refresh rate.
Pricing and availability details of the new ROG Strix gaming laptops are yet to be disclosed by ASUS.
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