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MSI unveils new gaming laptop lineup with GeForce RTX 30 Series

Along with latest Intel Chips and some fancy AI

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MSI is doubling down on PC gaming as it introduces its new lineup for early 2021. The entire lineup will have the GeForce RTX 30 Series along with the latest chips from Intel, Wi-Fi6, and some good ol’ AI.

Hoping to send an ‘ultimate shockwave’ to the PC gaming market, the gaming laptops are as follows: MSI GE66 Raider, GE76 Raider, GS66 Stealth, GP66 Leopard, GP76 Leopard, and Stealth 15M series.

MSI GE Raider series: A true powerhouse for enthusiastic gamers

MSI presents the GE76 Raider, a 17-inch addition to the legendary series. The GE lineup not only has a flashy design with Mystic Light and RGB gaming keyboard, it also has the best performance you can obtain from a gaming laptop. It is equipped with the latest NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 graphics and Intel  Core i7 Processors. To assure gamers of non-stop gaming, the GE series are also outfitted with MSI Cooler Boost 5, consisting of 6 heat pipes with 2 fans, driving more airflow to quickly cool the laptop down.

With the GE Raider series, users can masterfully handle all triple-A games.

MSI GS Stealth series: A thin-light laptop for worker by day and gamer by night

With its unique low-profile design, the MSI GS66 Stealth, which weighs 2.1kg, is the perfect camouflage for business professionals who want to conceal their inner gamer. Its “Sharper in Core black” premium design has won design awards, including the IF Design Award and a Red Dot winner of 2020.

Outfitted with the latest GeForce RTX 30 series, the graphic’s DLSS AI rendering technology enables gamers to play at a stunning 4K resolution, ray tracing and a boost over 60 FPS for the most realistic gaming vibes. GS66 also reveals the true computing powered by Intel Core i7 latest processor for better performance.

In addition, GS66 Stealth comes with Cooler Boost Trinity+ system, world’s thinnest 0.1mm sharp-edged blades, extremely smooth 300Hz IPS-level display, and a 99.9Whr battery capacity. GS66 also supports True Color 3.0 and has the best surround viewing mode with its 1+2 Matrix Display.

MSI GP Leopard series: More evolved for gamers and engineers

Built for everyday work and application-heavy requirements of jobs like engineers, architects, and creatives, MSI introduces the all-new GP66 & GP76 Leopard. Its new chassis showcases a finesse, mature and futuristic design with stronger than ever performance. It is equipped with up to GeForce RTX 3080 graphics, and the latest Intel Core i7 Processors to reveal the true computing and rendering power.

The newly arranged comprehensive I/O ports support all given data transmissions and display outputs. It also supports up to 8k display for the finest visual details, making it more than capable of complex engineering and design projects.

MSI Stealth 15M: Bringing out the Urban Style of gamers

Another highlight among the new MSI laptops, is the thinnest 15-inch gaming laptop in the world. Introducing, Stealth 15M — an ultraportable laptop that is stealthy and inspired by the urban style. Weighing only 1.7kg, and with a thickness of 16.15mm, this sleek machine manages to show off its powerful computational ability. It’s the world’s first gaming laptop powered by 11th Gen Intel H series processors up to 5 GHz with GeForce RTX 30 series graphics. Stealth 15M allows gamers and young professionals to speed through games and daily tasks with efficiency.

MSI continues their commitment as the only true gaming brand with a purpose. With every product they introduce, they raise the bar higher and exceeds beyond expectations in the industry.

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Razer now has its own gaming finger sleeves

Keeping your thumbs dry

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Razer has somehow transformed into the ruler of gaming lifestyle accessories. After releasing treasure troves of peripherals and devices, the company has slowly branched off into stranger and stranger niches including toasters and SUVs. Razer is now blending peripheral with accessory in its latest product: Razer Gaming Finger Sleeves.

If you haven’t heard of finger sleeves before, think gloves but only for your fingers — or, in this case, finger. The Razer Gaming Finger Sleeves are meant to be worn on your thumbs. It’s specifically made for mobile gamers.

Made with a mixture of sliver fiber fabric, nylon, and spandex, the sleeves can keep your thumbs dry for serious gaming on your phone. Despite wrapping your thumbs, Razer says that the fabric is still breathable at 0.8 millimeters. They’re also a universal fit for any type of thumb.

Mobile gaming is one of the most popular forms of entertainment especially in Asian countries like the Philippines. Playing on your phone can easily whittle away the time spent in traffic or outdoors. However, since some countries are too warm and humid, sweat can just as easily accumulate and create an unsightly portrait on our otherwise pristine phone screens.

The Razer Gaming Finger Sleeves are out now and retails for US$ 9.99.

SEE ALSO: Razer unveils its Phantom Keycap Upgrade Set

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The Pulse 3D Wireless Headset now sports Midnight Black

Nicely paired with the DualSense controller and your “Midnight Black” PS5

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Pulse 3D Wireless

Back in June, Sony announced two additional colorways for its next-generation DualSense controller. Apart from the classic white, the PlayStation 5’s newest controller also received a Midnight Black and Cosmic Red. This time around, they’ve extended the invitation to another PS5 peripheral, the Pulse 3D Wireless Headset.

Much like the DualSense controller, the headset will also come in Midnight Black. Other than this, everything else is pretty much the same for the Pulse 3D Headset. In essence, it still gives you deeper, more immersive 3D sounds to games that fully take advantage of this. It’s just that now, you have other color options to choose from. Whether or not this also comes in Cosmic Red, Sony has yet to announce that.

It’s worth noting that included in the PS5’s second major update is an equalizer for the 3D Pulse. It adds another layer of control for players. This lets them enjoy the game precisely the way they want to. But if tweaking isn’t your thing, there are also three presets: Standard, Bass Boost, or Shooter.

The Pulse 3D Wireless Headset in Midnight Black will be available on October 29 for PhP 5,590/ SG$ 149 / MYR 469/ DR1,699,000 / THB3,490 / VND2,699,000.

SEE ALSO: How to use the DualSense controller with PC, Mac

 

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Nintendo Switch gets Bluetooth audio compatibility

Update rolling out today

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The Nintendo Switch is one of the most versatile consoles available today. Besides being a home console, commuters and travelers can easily take their favorite games with them. However, for all its bells and whistles, the console lacks a key feature present in today’s traveling tech: Bluetooth audio support. In a surprise move, Nintendo is finally bringing the Switch into the wireless fold.

Today, an official software update is rolling out to Switches everywhere. The update adds in support for Bluetooth audio output. Gamers can now play their favorite games through the wireless earbud of their choice. The system’s settings screen now has a Bluetooth Audio setting to pair the console with wireless audio devices.

There are some caveats, though. The new feature is a single-player one. Users can’t attach Bluetooth microphones using the update. Though some games thrive in multiplayer, Nintendo won’t allow the feature yet.

Further, only on audio device can be paired at a single time, adding more complications for local multiplayer. Likewise, pairing an audio device will limit the console’s wireless controller connections to just two at a time. There might be some latency issues as well, according to the official support page.

The update is already rolling out now. Switch users should have access to the feature as soon as they get it.

SEE ALSO: Is the Nintendo Switch (OLED) worth the upgrade?

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