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Asus Announces Incredible Offers for Gitex Shopper 2018

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With Gitex Shopper upon us, the time of the year that techies and bargain hunters look forward to is here. Asus will be showcasing its incredible consumer and gaming notebook range across all retailers at Gitex shopper. we know different people have different needs and expectations from their notebooks, and we have something to offer everyone; whether you’re looking for general day-to-day functionality or something more specific like gaming.

For the Person On the Go


Asus Zenbook UX430UN-GV020T – AED 4,699 + AED 700 GV available AT Emax & Jumbo

The Asus UX430 is an elegant slim-bezel 14in ultraportable laptop which offers maximum display size in minimum space for an optimum balance between productivity and portability. The UX430 is the thinnest-ever Zenbook with a dedicated graphics card. The 14-inch display features an ultra-narrow 7.18mm bezel which gives the display an 80% screen-to-body ratio that enables a super-compact form factor, perfect to use during a flight. Whether creating big documents, editing photos or videos, or simply taking a gaming break, ZenBook UX430 with its dedicated Nvidia MX150 graphics card will be up for the task, despite its small size.

Specs:

  • Intel Core  i7 -8750U Processor
  • Windows 10 Home (64 bit)
  • DDR4 8GB
  • 512GB SSD
  • 14.0” FHD (1920x 1080) Screen
  • NVIDIA GeForce MX150 with DDR5 2GB
  • 1.3KG with Battery

For the Student

Asus Vivobook Classic X507UB-BR462T – AED 1,449 available at Jumbo
The Asus Vivobook Classic is designed for everyday computing & entertainment. The narrow bezel design provides a larger screen area, while 178° wide-view technology enables viewing from extreme angles without any color shift, making it perfect for watching movies with friends or working on projects with a group. With a thin 21.9mm profile and an overall weight of just 1.68kg, the Vivobook Classic is perfect to carry to class & gives you the freedom to work or play anywhere.

Specs:

  • Intel Core  i3- 6006U Processor
  • Windows 10 Home (64 bit)
  • 4GB DDR4 RAM
  • 1TB 5400RPM SATA
  • 15.6” 16:9 HD (1366x 768) LED Screen
  • NVIDIA GeForce MX110 with DDR5 2GB

For the Pro Gamer


ROG Zephyrus GX501 – AED 12,999 + AED 800 GV available at Jumbo
The new ROG Zephyrus melds cutting-edge components with innovative cooling to bring desktop-grade gaming and VR to an ultra-thin notebook that easily tucks under your arm. At just 17.9 mm thick and 2.24 kg, the Zephyrus features an Nvidia Geforce 1080 Max Q to play your favourite games at max settings. The Zephyrus also features a 144Hz monitor with an industry best 3 m/s response time. The ROG Zephyrus comes bundled with an ROG backpack, ROG mouse and ROG headset so you can start gaming right out of the box.

Specs:

  • Intel Core i7-8750H Processor
  • Windows 10 Home (64 bit)
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080Q with DDR5 8GB
  • 24GB DDR4 RAM
  • 15.6” FHD (1920 x 1080) 144Hz Screen with 3ms panel
  • ROG Backpack + Mouse + Headset

For the New Gamer


Asus TUF Gaming FX504 – AED 4,699 + AED 300 GV available at Sharaf DG, Emax, Jacky’s & Jumbo
The Asus FX504 First laptop in the new TUF Gaming Series. This series embraces the core essence of the legendary The Ultimate Force (TUF) Series, resulting in affordable gaming laptops that prioritize stability and durability above all else. The thermal design of FX504 significantly prolongs its lifespan and provides stable cooling during intense gaming marathons. The FX504 also features a desktop style keyboard that’s perfectly optimized for extended gaming and typing sessions. It’s one of the most durable keyboards to be found in a laptop, with a lifespan of 20 million key presses — double the current industry standard. The FX504 also comes with cult classic Age of Empires (definitive edition) and Gears of War 4.

Specs:

  • Intel Core i7 -8750H Processor
  • Windows 10 Home (64 bit)
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050Ti with DDR5 4GB
  • 16GB DDR4 RAM
  • 1TB 54R + 256GB SATA3 SD
  • 15.6” FHD (1920 x 1080) 60Hz Screen
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Meta Connect 2022 Date Announced

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Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO and Founder of Meta announced on his Facebook account the official October 11 event date for Meta Connect 2022. In the same post, the CEO also added a new image of Project: Cambria, the long-awaited follow-up to the Meta Quest.

Meta Connect, formally Facebook Connect, is an annual online showcase event highlighting the firm’s technology updates and roadmaps. Last year’s event was exceedingly notable because the Menlo Park-based firm publicly rebranded itself as Meta for the first time.

The event also saw Meta refocusing away from its social media foundations, moving the firm towards immersive Web3 technology and software. The Menlo Park-based firm set out its goals to create new XR technology and claim a foothold on the Metaverse.

The popularity of Metaverse technology has sky-rocketed thanks to last year’s Connect event. During the showcase, the firm introduced its vision of the Metaverse as an immersive social space where users can work and socialise.

Since the event, the firm has debuted its Horizons Metaverse globally. The Menlo Park-based also uses the fledging service as a testbed where budding immersive developers can design and distribute Metaverse content. The firm also supports Horizon developers with a series of XR funds and boot camps.

Meta Connect, formally Facebook Connect, is an annual online showcase event highlighting the firm’s technology updates and roadmaps. Last year’s event was exceedingly notable because the Menlo Park-based firm publicly rebranded itself as Meta for the first time.

The event also saw Meta refocusing away from its social media foundations, moving the firm towards immersive Web3 technology and software. The Menlo Park-based firm set out its goals to create new XR technology and claim a foothold on the Metaverse.

The popularity of Metaverse technology has sky-rocketed thanks to last year’s Connect event. During the showcase, the firm introduced its vision of the Metaverse as an immersive social space where users can work and socialise. Since the event, the firm has debuted its Horizons Metaverse globally. The Menlo Park-based also uses the fledging service as a testbed where budding immersive developers can design and distribute Metaverse content. The firm also supports Horizon developers with a series of XR funds and boot camps.

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Pop Culture Show Popcon Middle East Comes to Dubai in November 2022

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Dubai will be hosting its first edition of PopCon Middle East (PopConME) from the 10th  – 13th  November 2022. Promising the ultimate weekend, PopConME will showcase the best in Movies, TV, comics, graphic novels, anime, cosplay, and much more. In partnership with Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE), Speedy Comics, and Alanza Trading, PopConME will take place at the Dubai Exhibition Centre (DEC), Expo City Dubai, featuring exclusive workshops, movie screenings, Cosplay gaming competitions, and much more.

PopConME will be running as part of Dubai Esports Festival (DEF 2022) taking place from the 9th – 20th November 2022, the most exciting esports and gaming event in the Middle East, and a trend-setter for the region’s gaming industry which is set to cement Dubai’s position as a year-round global hub for esports and gaming.

“We are excited to introduce PopConME to Dubai. I have been a fan of comic books since I was a child and have been entrenched in the community from an early age. This is a dream come true for a true geek like me. I want this convention to have everything and more my geek heart desires.” said Amer Rashed Al Farooq, Deputy CEO, Speedy Comics Group, the region’s number one destination for vintage comics and pop culture collectibles.

This festival will give fans the opportunity to celebrate their favourite celebrities, meet like-minded people, and indulge in the world of fantasy all under one roof. Comic book geeks will get the opportunity to meet and greet their favourite talents up close, attend exclusive workshops and buy one-of-a-kind merchandise at the Artist Alley. Packed with interactive zones and activations PopConME will host its own People’s Choice Cosplay, Dungeons & Dragons, Pokémon/Yu-Gi-Oh Card Competitions.

Featuring a line-up of some of the biggest international talents, PopConME has already confirmed the attendance of Nightmare on Elm Street actress Katie Cassidy, who is also known for her portrayal of the demon Ruby in the fantasy horror series, Supernatural and Black Canary in Arrow. Also confirmed to attend are CW Supernatural Kevin Tran and Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency actor, Osric Chau, and voice actor Ray Porter best known for his portrayal of DC Comics Villain, Darkseid in Zack Snyder’s Justice League.

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360VUZ Partners with Gamers8

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360 VUZ, the immersive video mobile app, has partnered with Gamers8, the biggest gaming and esports festival in the world, bringing an 8 weeks-long festival to the app. This will offer its users a one-of-a-kind experience mixing esports tournaments with live music. In collaboration with Gamers8 and MdlBeast, 360VUZ will immerse its users every single Thursday right from the stadium of Boulevard Riyadh City to attend outstanding musical concerts.

The concerts will include performances by top A-list stars such as Nancy Ajram and Marhmello, Russ and Alan Walker, and Black Eyed Peas and DJ Snake. Khaled Zaatarah, 360 VUZ Founder and Chief Executive Officer said, “We are excited to offer our users in the world and especially in Saudi Arabia the opportunity to immerse themselves in a new 360º immersive experience and attend key Gamers8 events from anywhere around the world.”

In addition, big-name international artists, each of whom is guaranteed to captivate music lovers, are appearing at Gamers8 concerts alongside numerous local and regional talents each weekend throughout the event. Over 1,000 activities and attractions, such as comedy, cosplay, magic shows, and much more, are also on the Gamers8 entertainment agenda, which runs until September 8. 

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