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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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ASUS ROG Phone receives US pricing

Last piece of the puzzle

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ASUS is certainly taking its time with the release of its one and only gaming phone. First announced at Computex 2018, the ROG Phone finally has an official price to go with its US release.

For the model with 128GB of storage, you’d have to shell out US$ 899. For the larger 512GB storage variant, the cost goes up to US$ 1,099. Both come with a high-end Snapdragon 845 processor and 8GB of memory.

Of course, there are accessories to go with it. First is the ROG Mobile Desktop Dock, which costs US$ 229; the ROG Phone Case retails for US$ 59; the ROG Professional Dock is valued at US$ 119; you can buy the ROG TwinView Dock for US$ 399; the ROG Gamevice Controller is at US$ 89; and lastly, the ROG WiGig Dock goes for US$ 329.

Those are a lot of accessories for one phone, but that’s what makes the ROG Phone a truly gamer-centric device.

As stated last week, the ROG Phone will hit US shores starting October 18, with other regions to follow soon after.

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PlayStation’s PSN Online ID change coming soon

Full rollout coming early 2019!

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You’ll soon be able to retire your DarkWarrior1214 PlayStation ID. In a blog post, Sony PlayStation said they will soon begin testing the PSN Online ID change feature as part of their preview program.

Beta testers part of the preview program will be able to change their PSN ID as much as they want. However, once the feature rolls out to everyone, only the first name change will be free. Succeeding name changes will cost US$ 9.99 for regular users.

PS Plus users will be charged a smaller fee of US$ 4.99. The online ID can be changed through the profile page on your PS4 or at the Settings menu. There’s also an option to display your old PSN ID alongside your new one so your friends can recognize you right away.

Not for all games

The feature isn’t available for all games, though. Only PS4 games published after April 1, 2018 along with other most-played titles that were published before that date will have the feature. PlayStation also warns that changing the ID might cause some issues with some games that can be fixed by reverting to the old ID. Here’s to hoping PlayStation finds a way to address those issues some time down the line.

The planned full rollout of the feature is in early 2019. What will be your new PSN Online ID?

SEE ALSO: Sony unveils PlayStation Classic, comes pre-loaded with 20 games

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Razer Phone 2 is a faster, more streamlined gaming smartphone

Truly flagship all around

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Razer has been synonymous with gaming. Last year, they embraced the mobile gaming scene with the launch of their own smartphone simply called the Razer Phone. This paved the way for the popularity of gaming smartphones and other manufacturers, like ASUS and Honor, unveiled their own. Of course, Razer must fight back and now we have the Razer Phone 2.

At first glance, you won’t be able to tell the difference between the new Razer Phone and the old one. The Razer Phone 2 has the same size, same boxy shape, and same thick top and bottom bezels that house the front-facing speakers.

Don’t be fooled, because the Razer Phone 2 has some significant upgrades over its predecessor.

The new Razer Phone offers up to 30 percent better performance with the use of a Snapdragon 845 processor, Adreno 630 graphics processing unit, and an improved vapor chamber cooling system. It also comes with 8GB of memory and 64GB of storage.

As for imaging, it still has dual 12-megapixel rear shooters, but the main sensor is now equipped optical image stabilization. An 8-megapixel front-facing camera takes care of selfies and live-streaming duties.

With a new glass back, the Razer Phone 2 is capable of wireless charging. And to complement this new feature, there’s also a wireless charging accessory with Chroma — Razer’s popular RGB lighting system.

Speaking of Chroma, the Razer Phone 2 also has it. The rear triple-headed snake logo lights up in 16.8 million colors. Let’s also not forget about the added water and dust resistance with an IP67 rating.

The rest of the great specs is carried over from the predecessor including the 5.7-inch IGZO display with 120Hz refresh rate and touch sampling, and the 4000mAh battery with Qualcomm QuickCharge 4+ support.

The Razer Phone 2 is priced at US$ 799 and it’ll be available in Mirror Black and soon in Satin Black. Pre-orders start on October 11 on Razer’s website.

SEE ALSO: Razer Phone 2 hands-on: Not only for gamers

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