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When you buy a TV, you’re buying something that you hope will stay with you for 5 to 10 years. Perhaps even more.

With technology moving faster than ever, another thing we need to consider in terms of longevity is if the TV won’t feel dated after just a couple of years.

This is everything that Samsung hopes to offer with their QLED 8K TV. Yes, 8K. And yes, QLED.

QLED vs OLED

You’re probably wondering why QLED and not OLED. Even if you’re not, I’m gonna tell you anyway. Other than that little line on the Q, these two have quite a bit of a difference.

OLED is an “emissive” technology. Meaning it emits its own light.

QLED is closer to LCD TVs since both are “transmissive” technology. This means it relies on LED backlighting.

But instead of lighting the entire LCD panel, it hits quantum dots which is what the Q stands for. Quantum essentially means really, really small. When the light hits these tiny dots, they gain emissive tech qualities.

We review plenty of smartphones that have OLED displays. If you’ve heard the words “deeper blacks and better contrast” before, that’s because those are common attributes of OLED displays.

But another thing that’s closely associated with OLEDs is burn-in.

Do a quick Google or YouTube search and you’ll find a handful of articles and videos of people complaining about it. A burn-in is like an after image that stays on screen even if you’re already looking at something else.

Of course, this is not to say that you automatically get burn-ins with OLEDs. However, it has happened often enough to be a cause for concern.

Also, based on the little research we did, OLED is more expensive.They’re nice on smartphones with significantly smaller screens. But for TVs, you’re talking about a massive display which will multiply your costs.

Quantum Dot-based tech has lower manufacturing costs, has a longer lifespan, and as seen on Samsung’s 2019 lineup, can be applied to screens as big as 98 inches and mass produced for all of us to enjoy.

Why 8K?

I know what you’re thinking. We barely have 4K content and now you want us to start thinking about 8K. Well, yeah. Like we said earlier, technology moves very fast. It won’t be soon before long that we’re seeing more and more 4K and 8K content.

A Japan-based network is doing a full 8K coverage of the 2020 Olympics. So 8K is coming sooner than you realize.

How does non-8K content translate to 8K TV, You ask? This is perhaps where Samsung really outdid itself.

These QLED 8K TVs are equipped with what they call the 8K Quantum processor. This chip contains a database of millions of images and videos.

Every time you play a video, the chip compares that video to its database to optimize what you see.That includes sharpening the image, reducing noise and texture all based on the type of scene on its database.

It can take anything from 4K to standard definition and turn it into near-8K video. It’s so good you might not even believe what you’re seeing.

Going 8K today makes sense for a lot of reasons: You get to be at the forefront of new technology, you’ll see stunning picture quality on a massive screen, and it’ll be with you longer than you realize.

If you want to future-proof your TV viewing, then you can’t go wrong with the Samsung QLED 8K TV.


This sponsored feature is collaboration between GadgetMatch and Samsung TV Philippines.

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LG at CES 2020

Anywhere is home

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At CES 2020, they’re offering not just one, but many smart home appliances — such as washer, dryer, refrigerator, and more.

LG’s ThinQ, InstaView, and Signature series all make life easier at the comfort of your home.

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LG ThinQ: Anywhere is home

A seamless life

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When you think of a smart home you immediately think of smart appliances — smart vacuum, smart refrigerator, smart air conditioning and a smart dashboard that ties it all together.

LG believes that home can be anywhere and at CES 2020, they’re thinking about the concept of a seamless life with ThinQ.

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Why the Lenovo Yoga S940 makes for a perfect business travel companion

Lightweight but powerful

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Flying for business can be tedious and exciting at the same time. It’s going places and trying out different cuisine, all on your company’s dime. It may seem fun but business travel always comes with a big responsibility. When you travel for work, you’re going to represent your company in meetings and events. Even though you’re enjoying the trip, you must not forget that you’re there to work and you still need to do your job.

To enjoy your work travel, you need a companion that you can rely on so you can be serious and fun at the same time. Business laptops are made for this occasion. If you think your chunky laptop still makes the perfect companion for your work trips, you need to re-evaluate your life.

Here are the reasons why you need to consider investing in a business laptop:

You strike and leave a positive impression

It’s important to make the best impression wherever you go while doing your job. Business laptops have a sleek and slim profile that can make people take you seriously. Unlike bulky and gaming laptops, using business laptops during meetings will help you look professional. Coupled with your work outfit, your overall vibe would mean business.

Work anywhere and do your job

Business laptops — particularly the premium and flagship ones — deliver work like no other. These machines are reliable when it comes to getting your work done remotely. For instance, the Lenovo Yoga S940 is equipped with the latest processor and hardware. It carries the 10th-gen Core i7 processor, an Intel UHD 620 graphics, 16GB of RAM, and 1TB SSD storage. It lets you do your job seamlessly and efficiently!

All work, but with time to play

Whoever told you that you can’t have fun while working is seriously disturbed. Business laptops sport fabulous audio and stunning displays. In my experience, most high-end business laptops I’ve tried are equipped with a 4K display.

The same goes for the Lenovo Yoga S940, it has a Dolby Atmos speaker system and a 14-inch 4K UHD IPS panel. Business laptops surely let you enjoy your favorite shows by providing an immersive audio-visual experience.

Stay connected wherever you go

Most premium laptops are slim and lightweight enough to be carried wherever, making it the perfect business travel companion. It won’t hurt your back unlike carrying heavy and chunky laptops you’ve grown accustomed to.

Additionally, business laptops are future-proofed with USB-C ports and an audio jack for those who can’t live without their wired earphones.

Is this your GadgetMatch?

Of course, any laptop won’t do as a business travel companion. You need laptops packed with smart features to make your life efficient and convenient. Furthermore, it must be lightweight, easy to carry, and powerful at the same time.

The Lenovo Yoga S940 does all that you expect out of a premium, flagship laptop, but it comes with a price. It currently retails for PhP 115,995 (US$ 2277) and that’s an expensive price tag we need to pay for a powerful, future-proofed, business laptop. Or not?

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