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ROG Upgrades Flow X13 With the Latest Nvidia RTX 3050 Ti GPU

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ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today announced the upgraded ROG Flow X13, the ultra-portable 2-in-1 convertible ROG gaming laptop with the latest Nvidia 3050 Ti GPU. This edition brings the overall performance to the next level with a dedicated GeForce RTX 3050 Ti GPU and an 8-core AMD Ryzen 9 5900HS CPU. The 360° hinge enables quick flipping from standard, tent to tablet mode for various purposes for multifunctionality.

With a 16:10 WUXGA display in richer details, this lightweight 13-inch body weighs only 1.3 kg and supports 10 hours of video playback. Last but not least, the upgraded Flow X13 also comes with an optional external GPU that adds power and flexibility in an ultraportable form factor. The innovative ROG XG Mobile incorporates up to a powerful GeForce RTX 3080 GPU connected directly to the CPU via a custom PCIe 3.0 x8 interface that’s faster than Thunderbolt 4.

Together, the Flow X13 and XG Mobile redefine what’s possible with a 13-inch device, empowering users with versatile portability while providing desktop-class gaming performance and connectivity on demand. With an AMD Ryzen 9 5900HS CPU with 8 cores and 16 threads built on the cutting-edge 7nm fabrication technology, which provides the performance needed for demanding workloads and unstoppable gameplay.

It’s also paired with the latest discrete Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050 Ti GPU that brings RTX enhancements and performance to the next level. It’s powered by the Ampere architecture, the second generation of NVIDIA’s RTX technology, which combines new streaming multiprocessors with 2nd gen RT cores and 3rd gen Tensor cores to enable the most realistic ray-traced graphics, advanced AI features DLSS performance.

These improvements enable lifelike visuals while pushing frame rates to new heights. They’re backed by support for NVIDIA Reflex technologies that lower latency in select multiplayer games and NVIDIA Broadcast effects that add instant polish to live streams. The ROG XG Mobile introduces a streamlined design that offers an innovative new way to bring desktop-class gaming performance to a gaming powerhouse.

This external graphics processor incorporates GeForce RTX™ 3080 Laptop GPU running on 150W. A custom PCIe 3.0 x8 interface connects the XG Mobile directly to the CPU at speeds that Thunderbolt can’t match. The same cable also includes a dedicated USB 3.2 Gen 2 link to feed an integrated I/O hub with enough connectivity to power a complete desktop setup. Together, the Flow X13 and XG Mobile redefine what’s possible with a 13-inch device, empowering users with versatile portability while providing desktop-class gaming performance and connectivity on demand.

The Flow X13 has a slick convertible design with a 360° hinge that opens up flexibility to follow your flow. Switch to stand mode to share your screen or tent mode for tight quarters, and get improved cooling that lowers processor temperatures by up to 8°C. The display is also touchscreen-enabled and outfitted with scratch-resistant Corning Gorilla Glass for added durability and functionality with stylus support for drawing and more.

The device’s versatility extends to WUXGA detail, which is also factory-calibrated to meet the PANTONE validation standard for color accuracy. While Adaptive-Sync synchronizes the panel’s refresh rate with the GPU’s frame rate to reduce lag, minimize stuttering and tearing, gamers can also enjoy an edge-to-edge display that boast a taller 16:10 aspect ratio with more space for toolbars and tabs. Versatility like this makes the ROG Flow X13 a real revolution.

ROG Intelligent Cooling solution achieves this ideal efficiency not only by making good thermal hardware, but also by implementing novel software management features. The liquid metal compound from Thermal Grizzly increases performance by up to 10% compared to the standard thermal paste. While upgraded Arc Flow fans feature 84 blades shaped to increase airflow by up to 13%, it also reduces turbulence and regulates airflow to lower noise and improve long-term reliability.

The upgraded design features shorter anti-dust tunnels that leave up to 5% more space around the fan, improving airflow by up to 15%. Preventing the buildup of dust on the fan blades, heatsink fins, and other cooling components ensures the long-term stability and reliability of your system.

ROG Flow X13 will be available from 20th June 2021 in UAE from Virgin Megastore, Jumbo, Sharaf DG, Emax, Ecity, Amazon and Computronic. Price starts from AED 7,499.

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Sennheiser Introduces new CX True Wireless Earbuds

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Sennheiser has launched a new pair of affordable true wireless earbuds as part of its CX range, which the company calls CX True Wireless. In terms of design, the earbuds are a bit similar-looking to the CX 400BT. Rather than use off-the-shelf components Sennheiser has equipped each bud with its own home-made TrueResponse transducer, which is designed and manufactured in its HQ in Germany.

Sennheiser can control frequency response and tone in this way, and the manufacturer boasts of deep bass, natural mids, and plenty of clarity in the higher frequencies. The CX True Wireless app includes a Smart Control feature, which allows you to adjust the EQ to your liking. Bluetooth 5.2 support is included, along with aptX for lag-free connectivity with Android smartphones.

Outside of the case, the buds can last for up to 9 hours before they need to be docked in their cradles again, with two additional full charges in the case, making a total of 27 hours. After a firmware update, each bud comes with a touch-sensitive interface that allows users to customize commands. That means you can use it to control audio, answer calls or launch your phone’s assistant.

With dual microphones on each earbud, the CX True Wireless optimizes voice pick-up for calls and voice assistant access even when using just one earbud. For added versatility, each earbud can be used individually via a simple ‘role switching’ feature.

Using the Smart Control app, users can allow the Sidetone feature to enable their own voice to be heard during calls. The CX True Wireless will be available in matte black or matte white for AED 549 including VAT.

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realme Launches the C21Y With AI Triple Camera and 5000mAh Battery in UAE

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realme has launched the realme C21Y, which comes with the TÜV Rheinland High-Reliability Certification for its display. The phone also offers AI Triple Camera with Super Nightscape, 6.5-inches HD+ mini drop fullscreen display, Octa-core 12nm processor, and a large 5000mAh battery. The realme C21Y has a 13 MP primary camera, which can zoom up to 4X and supports PDAF autofocus. The photos are not only clear in daylight, but bright in low light and dark environments.

The company also claims that the C21Y has a Chroma Boost feature, through the pixel-level mapping algorithm, which restores the brightness and colour, providing a better dynamic range, screen contrast, and vivid colours. The selfie camera supports AI beauty, HDR mode, portrait mode, and Filters designed for trendsetting photography.

The realme C21Y has a 6.5-inches HD+ mini-drop fullscreeen, with a screen-to-body ratio as high as 89.5%. With a 20:9 slender ratio, it is also easy to hold and contains more content while you scrolling through social media. The phone is powered by Unisoc T610 processor. This is an octa-core 12nm processor that clocks up to 1.8GHz. The CPU consists of two high-performance A75s at 1.8GHz and six power-saving A55 cores at 1.8GHz. The GPU is the energy-efficient Mali G52, which can reach up to 614.4MHz.

realme C21Y not only supports ultra-fast fingerprint unlocking in seconds but also supports facial recognition, which can be easily unlocked with a single click or glance. The C21Y features three card slots, a dual SIM slot, and a dedicated SD card slot, which is expandable up to 256GB. It comes in two colours – Cross Blue and Cross Black. The C21Y is now available for a price of AED 449.

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LG OLED TV and XBOX SERIES X Partner to Bring an Enhanced Gaming Experience in KSA

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LG Electronics (LG) and Xbox have entered into an exclusive marketing partnership to highlight the phenomenal gaming experience of the widely-anticipated Xbox Series X console and LG OLED TV in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. LG OLED TV has become the official TV partner of Microsoft’s new console to provide consumers the opportunity to experience for themselves the sheer exhilaration of gaming on LG’s 2021 OLED TV models and Xbox’s latest console.

The combination of LG’s most advanced TV and Xbox’s most powerful console ever allows both casual and serious gamers alike to enjoy next-generation gaming today. With features such as an ultra-fast 1ms response time with low input lag and support for the latest HDMI specifications including Variable Refresh Rate (VRR), Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM), and enhanced return audio channel (eARC), games not only look and sound better, they’re more responsive. With four ports ready to support these features, LG’s OLED TVs offer all the advantages of simultaneous connections for multiple gear set-up from consoles to PCs.

The advanced combined processing power of the duo enables players to enjoy 4K gaming at up to 120 frames per second to take advantage of the latest advancement in real-time ray tracing graphics technology. LG’s 2021 OLED TVs are the first to support the new HGiG profile and as founding members of the HDR Gaming Interest Group, LG and Microsoft are confident that the latest HDR titles will look exactly as their developers intended.

With its self-lit pixel technology, LG OLED TV boasts superior picture quality with vibrant, natural colors and infinite contrast. And as the first TV and the first game console to support Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos, LG OLED TV and Xbox Series X will draw gamers even deeper into the action with dynamic images and sounds. And because eye fatigue from gaming is a real thing, all of LG’s 2021 TV models feature OLED panels that are Eye Comfort Display certified by TÜV Rhineland, meeting every one of the high criteria set by the international testing firm.

The certification indicates that the TVs are flicker-free, emit minimal blue light and deliver a wide color gamut, excellent HDR performance, and consistent picture quality when viewed from a wide angle. For even more eye comfort assurance, LG OLED TVs are also verified by Underwriters Laboratories (UL) as flicker-free and low blue light-emitting, posing no photobiological hazard. The LG OLED and XBOX is currently available for a bundle package this month and consumers can purchase at LG showrooms and retail stores in KSA.

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