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Dell brings its latest G7 and G3 gaming laptops to the Philippines

They have a gaming laptop under PhP 50,000!

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Dell has launched its newest line of gaming laptops in the Philippines featuring the latest eight-generation Intel Core processors and NVIDIA GTX 10-series graphics.

If you’re looking for a new gaming laptop but not digging the uber-gaming looks of other laptop manufacturers, Dell’s G-series gaming laptops are worth checking out.


Dell G3 (15-inch)

The Dell G3 comes with a 15-inch 1080p IPS display, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 graphics, and either an Intel Core i5 or i7 processor. The G3 is Dell’s thinnest gaming laptop to date with a thickness of just 22.7mm — pretty slim for a game-ready laptop. It also boasts a 2×2 WiFi antenna with SmartByte software for network prioritization, dual fan design, and can support up to two hard drives.

Pricing starts at PhP 49,990 with three color options: Black, Recon Blue, and Alpine White.

Dell G7 (15-inch)

The Dell G7 is a step-up from the G3 but still with a 15-inch 1080p IPS display. It comes in a distinct-looking 25mm thick chassis and loaded with an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 graphics with Max-Q design technology. Like with the G3, it also comes with either an Intel Core i5 or i7 processor. The G7 supports up two hard drives and features Killer 1×1 (supports up to 2×2) networking optimization with SmartByte software, as well.

What makes the G7 special is its unique dual fans. The laptop is equipped with a front air intake and rear exhaust vents to keep the heat away from the user. Also, the rear vents give the G7 a recognizable design similar to Alienware.

Pricing starts at PhP 58,990 for the Core i5 configuration. Color options include Black and Alpine White.

Both Dell laptops come with one-year Premium Support Service which includes coverage for accidental damages, on-site service, and 24/7 phone support.

SEE ALSO: Dell’s new laptops offer a lot of customization for office work

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Playdate is a handheld gaming system with a crank

Yes, an actual crank

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If you’re bored of the current gaming console landscape or are simply waiting for the next-gen PlayStation to come out, there’s this new handheld system that might keep you a little busy.

From a company named Panic, which is known for developing the popular game Firewatch, comes the Playdate. It may seem like a simple gaming system at first, but look to its right and you’ll see its defining feature: a crank.


The developer says that some titles will use this analog controller exclusively, while some won’t at all (which, to me, sorta defeats the purpose of placing that game on this console). Everything will be played on its monochrome screen with no backlighting.

You can see it in action here:

The spin here is that the Playdate will come with a subscription of 12 games — delivered to you once a week for 12 weeks. It’s part of the initial cost of US$ 149, but there’s no word yet if there’ll be subscriptions after that and how much they’ll cost.

Each game will be a surprise, which may or not be a good thing. Spending this much on an unproven console — and possibly more for succeeding subscriptions — could end up becoming a costly risk.

Orders will be accepted later this year, while actual shipping will happen in early 2020. For now, you can sign up through the official website to receive updates on its progress.

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Here’s an early look at the Sony PS5’s raw performance

Spoiler: It’s fast!

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Even though Sony dished out some early info on the upcoming PlayStation 5 (should they choose to stick to the numbered naming scheme) and revealed that it’s more than just a mere upgrade, we don’t have any tangible data on what exactly to expect.

Fortunately, Wall Street Journal tech reporter Takashi Mochizuki was present at Sony’s most recent gaming presentation and had this video to show us:


What you see here is a comparison between the loading times of the PS5 and PS4 Pro. Make no mistake here: The next-generation console is incredibly fast! A lot of credit must be given to the built-in SSD the PS5 will ship with.

This should be taken with a grain of salt, however. Tech demos are often fixed to make the newer (and more expensive) product seem superior. To the next-gen console’s credit, it’ll come with the latest eight-core Ryzen chip and a custom GPU from AMD’s Radeon Navi, which are capable of 8K gaming and ray tracing when put together.

Sadly, we still don’t have a release date and Sony won’t announce anything at E3 next month. For now, savor your PS4 and its growing library of classics.

Via: Kotaku

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Minecraft Earth is like Pokémon Go but with building blocks

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In a move that makes loads of sense, Minecraft is coming to mobile though an augmented reality app similar to Pokémon Go.

It’s called Minecraft Earth and it’s arriving later this year with a beta phase happening during summer. The developers offered this trailer, but it does little to explain how the system would work.


Check it out:

The official website’s FAQ section, however, delves into more of the info we actually care about.

For one, it’ll be free to play and will include several of Minecraft‘s traditional features including world building and discovering/fighting mobs.

Concerning regional availability, the developers aren’t confirming these details just yet. If it’s anything like the issues Niantic experienced with Pokémon Go before, chances are this rollout will be gradual, too.

Finally, for the “Will Minecraft Earth have loot boxes?” question, the website has a definite “No” to answer that.

Minecraft Earth will be available on both Android and iOS. Fingers crossed that there’ll be no delays. 🤞

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