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ROG Announces Zephyrus S17 Premium Gaming Laptop with Rising Keyboard

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ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today announced the ROG Zephyrus S17, a premium gaming laptop with a rising optical-mechanical keyboard that enables superior cooling. The Zephyrus S17 delivers top-of-the-line performance for gaming and more in a slim package with the style for any occasion. The 11th Gen Intel Core i9-11900H CPU and NVIDIA  GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU deliver top performance. The keyboard lifts up at a 5° angle, improving typing comfort and opening wide vents to quietly pull cooling air into the laptop. Combined with liquid metal thermal compound on the CPU, these enhancements let users enjoy powerful computing in a machine that’s slim, quiet, and cool to the touch.

A spacious 17-inch screen provides an immersive experience a WQHD display with Advanced Optimus and G-SYNC for higher frame rates, offering high refresh rates, brilliant colors, and outstanding color accuracy. A powerful six-speaker system with dual force-canceling woofers lets users travel with high-fidelity sound. The combination of visual and auditory experiences brings all the actions to life.


The ROG Zephyrus S17 introduces a bold new design that balances powerful processing, quiet acoustics, and cool temperatures in a less than 20 mm thin chassis. As the user lifts the lid, the keyboard rises at a 5° angle, opening broad vents that increase intake airflow by 25%. Raising the keyboard also reduces its surface temperature, keeping the user’s fingers cooler.

Additional ROG Intelligent Cooling features further bolster the S17’s thermal capacity. ROG’s latest Arc Flow fans move air quietly and efficiently. Exotic liquid metal thermal compound applied by ROG’s patented process efficiently diverts heat away from the Intel processor. A total of six heat pipes also draw heat away from the CPU, GPU, VRAM, and VRM circuitry and out of the chassis through four heatsinks with ultra-thin fins to deliver the next-level performance.

The Intel Core i9-11900H CPU in the top configuration is clocked up to 4.9 GHz, and thanks to ROG’s innovative cooling, it runs on up to 50 W of sustained power when the GPU is active and 90 W on its own. Its eight cores and 16 threads supercharge gaming, streaming, and creating for fast and efficient multitasking. The Zephyrus S17 unleashes high FPS even in the most demanding games with an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 GPU based on the cutting-edge Ampere architecture, which enables the most realistic ray-traced graphics and advanced AI features.

These improvements enable lifelike visuals while pushing frame rates to new heights. It also supports for Resizable BAR enables the CPU to access all of the GPU memory at once, which can improve performance in many games. The spacious 17-inch screen immerses the user in games and creative projects. It’s surrounded by super-narrow bezels that slim down to 5.65 mm on the sides. Quick 3ms response times minimize blur in fast-moving scenes. Full coverage of the DCI-P3 color gamut, plus enhanced contrast with Dolby Vision support, produces vivid hues in games and media.

 

All Zephyrus S17 displays are factory calibrated and PANTONE Validated for exceptional color accuracy, so creators can fine-tune their projects with confidence. It also presents a 165 Hz refresh rate WQHD panel for responsive gameplay with rich details. This panel also comes with NVIDIA Advanced Optimus technology, which blends the battery-saving tools of Optimus with the fluidity and responsiveness G-SYNC.

It uses a dynamic display switch to intelligently shift between the integrated and discrete GPUs to maximize battery life or performance depending on what the user is doing. When running off the discrete GPU, the display’s refresh rate synchronizes with the GPU’s frame rate for smoother, tear-free gaming. Six speakers with Dolby Atmos further maximize immersion. Two tweeters team up with dual force-canceling woofers to produce crisp highs and clear bass.

Each woofer comprises two speakers that are slightly offset to cancel each other’s vibrations, which reduces unwanted resonance. To improve voice chat, advanced Two-Way AI Noise Cancelation removes unwanted sounds from both input and output audio. It can be applied to any device and even customized on a per-app basis, so users can limit noise-canceling to chat apps without affecting in-game sounds. Gamers can communicate better with teammates, creators can record cleaner audio in any environment, and everyone can enjoy clear a conversation.

The slim design and understated looks make it easy to take the S17 everywhere. Its substantial 90 Wh battery augment that mobility. Support for USB Type-C charging up to 100 W lets users leave the main adapter at home. While the full-sized adapter is required for maximum performance, the laptop can handle everyday work running off a smaller Type-C adapter or even a portable USB power pack.

For agility, users can also switch between operating modes manually with the Zephyrus S17’s Multiwheel in the upper left corner of the keyboard deck. They can adjust Operating Modes, input and output volume, keyboard backlighting, display brightness, and more. While for those who need to connect another display, a USB Type-C port with DisplayPort stands ready alongside a dedicated HDMI port. The SD card reader supports transfer speeds up to 312 MB/s, enabling quick access to photos and videos. The S17 not only provides portability but also ultimate flexibility through seamless connectivity.

The ROG Zephyrus S17 will be available from 30th September 2021 in Virgin Megastore, Sharaf DG, Jumbo, Emax, Amazon, and Computronic. Price starts from AED 15,999.

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Motorola Edge 50 Ultra Boasts Powerful Processor, Huge Storage, and Pantone Colours

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Motorola is shaking things up in the premium phone market with the Edge 50 Ultra, a device boasting high-end specs, unique design elements, and a competitive price tag. The Edge 50 Ultra goes beyond just powerful hardware. It embodies Motorola’s “hello smARTphone” tagline by offering a phone that’s as pleasing to the eye as it is functional. The series boasts a “harmonious” design, featuring finishes like real wood, suede, and even a special edition “pearl polymer” crafted in Italy.

The phone celebrates its industry-first Pantone Validated camera and display with a special edition colour – the trendy Peach Fuzz, alongside Forest Grey (vegan leather) and Nordic Wood (real wood). A brushed aluminium frame and curved edges complete the sophisticated look and feel. Motorola has strategically focused on what matters most to users while keeping costs in check. The Edge 50 Ultra features a large 6.7-inch Super HD+ display with a super smooth 144Hz refresh rate, ideal for gamers. While it boasts a lower pixel density than some competitors, it prioritizes affordability without sacrificing a great viewing experience.

Similarly, the camera system skips the trendy periscope zoom lens but delivers a well-rounded setup. The main camera is a powerful 50MP Sony sensor with optical image stabilization, accompanied by a 50MP ultrawide sensor and a 64MP telephoto lens with 3x optical zoom. Even the front-facing camera boasts a large 50MP sensor with autofocus, ensuring high-quality selfies and video calls.

Where the Edge 50 Ultra shines is its processing muscle and storage options. It packs the latest Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chipset, keeping pace with the top flagships. But it goes a step further by offering a staggering 512GB or even 1TB of storage, coupled with 12GB or a whopping 16GB of RAM. This is a remarkable feat at its price point.

The Edge 50 Ultra boasts a large 4,500mAh battery that should last a full day on a charge. But the real highlight is the charging speeds. The phone comes with a 125W charger that can refill the battery in about 20 minutes, and it even supports 50W wireless charging, putting it on par with leading competitors.

Motorola has layered its new Hello UX on top of stock Android 14. This interface offers a light touch, focusing on customization, intuitive gestures, and enhanced AI features through Moto AI. It prioritizes user experience without cluttering the stock Android experience. The Motorola Edge 50 Ultra will be available in the coming weeks in Asia, Europe, Latin America, and Oceania. The starting price for the 12GB/512GB variant is 699 EUR (approximately AED 2700).

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CORSAIR Launches New HS35 v2 Gaming Headsets

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CORSAIR has announced the release of its HS35 v2 series gaming headsets, including the HS35 v2 and HS35 SURROUND v2 models. These headsets are designed to enhance the audio experience across various gaming platforms due to their universal 3.5mm connectivity, making them compatible with PCs, PlayStation, Xbox, and Nintendo Switch.

The HS35 v2 series features custom-tuned 50mm neodymium drivers that deliver a broad and dynamic range of sound, enhancing the auditory detail within games. Additionally, the HS35 SURROUND v2 model includes a USB receiver that activates Dolby Audio 7.1 surround sound on PC and Mac, providing a more immersive audio environment. This feature is particularly beneficial in competitive games, allowing players to accurately discern the direction of enemy movements and audio cues.

Designed for comfort during extended gaming sessions, the HS35 v2 headsets feature an adjustable suspended headband to alleviate head pressure, and soft fabric ear pads to keep ears cool and comfortable. The headsets also come equipped with on-ear controls for easy volume adjustment and muting, as well as a flexible omnidirectional microphone for clear communication.

Available in three colours—classic black, muted red, and deep blue—the HS35 v2 series can be purchased from the CORSAIR webstore and select retailers. They are immediately available in North America and will be available in Europe and other regions worldwide on April 30. CORSAIR offers a two-year warranty for both models, supported by its global customer service and technical support network.

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CORSAIR Enters DDR5 Workstation Market with RDIMM ECC Memory Kits

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CORSAIR has announced it is entering the DDR5 Workstation market with the introduction of a range of WS DDR5 RDIMM memory kits. Engineered to offer uncompromising performance and reliability, these ECC RDIMM kits redefine the capabilities of the newest workstations and are compatible with the latest 4th Gen Intel Xeon and AMD Ryzen Threadripper 7000 processors.

This new range of memory kits boasts capacities of up to 256GB, setting a new standard for memory-intensive tasks such as high-resolution media editing, 3D rendering, and AI training. Rigorously tested and carefully screened, these modules surpass JEDEC specifications with tighter timings and higher frequencies, ensuring optimal performance for the most demanding workloads.

The DDR5 registered DIMMs (RDIMMs) support Error Correction Code (ECC), enabling real-time error detection and correction for consistently reliable data processing. This commitment to stability caters to the needs of workstation users who rely on uninterrupted performance for their professional endeavours.

Achieving optimal performance is straightforward thanks to support for Intel XMP 3.0 and AMD EXPO. A few clicks to load the faster profile in the UEFI BIOS is all that’s required to unleash incredible throughput on compatible hardware, making these DDR5 RDIMMs user-friendly while maintaining top-tier performance.

Understanding the diverse needs of professional users, CORSAIR offers a range of capacities, including 4x 16GB kits (64GB), 8x 16GB kits (128GB), 4x 32GB kits (128GB), and 8x 32GB kits for a massive 256GB of high-speed DDR5 memory. Frequencies reaching up to 6,400MT/s ensure abundant bandwidth to tackle the most resource-intensive tasks.

To help tackle the heat generated during the most intensive workloads, CORSAIR has integrated a PGS layer, efficiently distributing heat away from the Power Management Integrated Circuit (PMIC) and across the RDIMMs. This design ensures quality cooling and reliability even under the most demanding conditions.

CORSAIR WS DDR5 RDIMM memory provides professionals with the memory they need to elevate their work to new heights by getting more done in less time, all backed up by a name they can trust. CORSAIR WS DDR5 RDIMM memory kits are available immediately from the CORSAIR webstore and the CORSAIR worldwide network of authorized retailers and distributors. CORSAIR WS DDR5 RDIMM memory is backed by a limited lifetime warranty, alongside the CORSAIR worldwide customer service and technical support network.

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