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Acer Predator 15 G9-591-70XR Review

Predator emerges as a gaming brand.

The gaming fever seems to be living a great moment. Much it is so, that no brand has wanted to miss out this opportunity and has all joined the trend.

One of the most notable cases is Acer, which until now has concentrated in offering mid-range laptops at a very competitive price. To break with this image as older brands have done in the past, they have developed the Predator family to differentiate themselves from range-computers, with their own nomenclature and personality.

And now we’re going to make inside the first truly portable gaming laptop of the brand an analysis of the Acer Predator 15. We don’t count anymore with an unremarkable design that goes unnoticed, and its features are light years ahead from the rest of the laptops of the brand.

Acer Predator 15

Among the features of the Acer Predator 15, we count with a pointer hardware with an Intel i7 6th generation processor along with a NVIDIA GTX 980M graphic card, also with a primary 256 GB SSD with a 1 TB secondary disk.

It also counts with 16 GB of RAM DDR4 memory that can enlarge itself to 64 GB. We also have a series of innovating features in the cooling system which we will mention next and what makes it so attractive. The predators have come to give a good bite to the market.

Design

If you had to draw in your mind an Acer laptop, the image that you would have would certainly be different from this chassis. We can see how it has made a great effort to make a chassis with very innovating lines, and we can say that it has managed to have its own personality.

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UHDTV and QuadHD: Beyond the High-Definition.

A story that is likely to be repeated all around the world and it’s something that has us like protagonists, just as mere spectators of the vagaries of technology. Surely, we have bought our cutting-edge FullHd TV just some weeks ago, thinking that this technology will last for a long time with us. Unfortunately, this is a wrong fact because in this precise moment are settling the bases of its replacement. One of this wonders is the UHDTV, which thanks to its resolution that can deploy in front our eyes, is going to make our cutting-edge TV become absolutely obsolete in a short period of time.

The competence to show beyond of what our eyes can see, it’s being developed in the design tables with a few but quite expensive things to show on the stores’ shelves. However, the way which technology goes in fast pacing, there is no need to be waiting plenty of time necessary for that situation to goes in reverse, and newly we will find ourselves in the mission to get the TV which works to enjoy the new experience.

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Best Antivirus for Windows 10 home

Microsoft is making changes in Windows 10 and wants to make sure that it is the safest system against all sorts of malware, but many users still think that the solution is on an external antivirus and that it is mandatory, to keep computers away from threats. Thanks to a new round of questions from the German institute AV-TEST, now we can help you all to choose the best solutions for the windows 10 devices at home, from all the users surveyed about their favorite antivirus, the most voted was Bitdefender Internet Security2016. Bitdefender’s security has received the highest possible score (6 points) in all categories, from protection, performance and use, scoring above rivals such as Kaspersky or Norton. Other antivirus were very close to this position, but it has been Bitdefender who’s taken the medal for the best antivirus for Windows 10 of the moment.

Best Antivirus

What about free antivirus?

For many users, it is also important to find free solutions that work equally well, and if you think you have to pay to get full safety, you’re wrong. Avast Free Antivirus 2016 has achieved 6 points of 6 in protection, but only 4.5 points in performance. AVG Internet Security received 5.5 points in protection, 5 points in performance and 6 points in use.

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The VPN is safe, but not infallible

Lately VPN has been in the spotlight. On one side, as a measure to protect itself upon attempts of espionage: are encrypted tunnels (in most cases) that keep someone from knowing what we are looking on Internet if, for example, we connect to public WiFi networks or we do not trust our ISP.

Unfortunately, and as usually happens in computing, they are not infallible. We have a sample in the failure we’ve seen this week that affected Firefox and Chrome, and that revealed the real IP of the user through RTC. And it’s not the only one.

How does a VPN work?

VPN

A VPN it’s a little like a Portal: instead of going out through the door of your room, you open a portal and walk out the door of another site.

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Best 13 inch Laptop 2016

Thanks to the specifications imposed by Intel on Ultrabooks, 13-inch laptops have become popular by leaps and bounds.

In many ways, a 13-inch notebook is the perfect size, they are not as complex or harmful to the eyes as netbooks, but they are not as heavy or uncomfortable as a larger laptop. Moreover, there are a lot of options in the market, for both Windows and Mac .

For more information, we recommend that you take a look at our article on the best laptops today. But, whatever you do, keep reading the following paragraphs to find out which 13-inch notebooks are our favorites of these past months, be aware that you can consider each of these notebooks as the best of these inches within their price range.

Our favorite 13-inch notebooks

Acer Chromebook 13

Welcome the Chromebook with most duration.

Acer Chromebook 13

This Chromebook is powered by a NVIDIA Tegra K1 4-Plus-1 Quad Core ARM Cortex-A15 Mobile processor and has a bunch of features in a very small body. Users will love its 13.3-inch screen and 1080p resolution, as well as its portability. With its one and a half kilos of weight, the Acer Chromebook 13 is a fairly light laptop.

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Razer Diamondback Gaming Mouse Review

Razer Diamondback Gaming Mouse

When you have been dedicated to a game for a while, you get the hang of it and you knows how to respond to each situation almost instantaneously, and to show that knowledge, skill and hours of play, you need your tools respond as due.

There is no need to have pro-grade peripherals, but a minimum of quality with which to fight your enemies to death almost without them knowing what hit them, and when you play at a certain level online, that requires pinpoint accuracy and speed. You will find all these requirements met in the Razer Diamondback, a great fellow on the playing field.

Features

The Razer Diamondback mouse is 12.5 cm long, 5 cm wide and 1.2 cm high, big enough for a hand to cover it just right, though I did wanted a little more height to finish embracing the mouse completely with my hand. It does not have the ability to vary its weight so it is always kept at 90g, which is just enough for it not look like a toy mouse. Finally, it has a cable of 2.1 meters in length, something I appreciated since the PC I have it’s located a bit far away from the mouse pad.

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Acer Convertible Chromebook R11 Review (11.6-inch HD Touchscreen Notebook)

A Sheet of Aluminum tops the back of the Acer Chromebook R11’s screen. This is probably the only noble detail in a product that neither hides nor is ashamed of its humble conception and modest benefits. But for a price around 300 dollars little more can be asked of this hybrid between a laptop and tablet operating under Chrome OS. Let’s not forget: it’s a Chromebook and from Acer, an excellent utilitarian firm.

The chromebook market begins to show signs of saturation. There are many companies that have jumped onboard the bandwagon of computers running Google’s operation system and whose philosophy is to always be connected. Asus, Dell, Toshiba, HP and obviously Google have already shown their cards.

And one thing has become clear: with the exception of a few cases in which the price seems like a rocket heading towards a galaxy of millionaires, the idea here it communing decent benefits -such as a battery that holds a full work session- with attractive prices. The Acer Chromebook R11 tries to wager battle in this area.

Laptop and Tablet Computer

The first thing that draws the attention in the Chromebook R11 is its successful minimalist and functional design. Elegant lines, a thickness of 2 centimeters and a weight -somewhat convincing- of 1.25 kilos. Despite this last detail, it is really a convenient and affordable product, of those that liked to be carried around (if you aren’t the typical fanboy of certain brands with allergy to more functional products).

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ASUS ROG G752VT-DH72 Gaming Laptop User Review

I am extremely pleased with this laptop. Having used it for nearly two months, the performance is excellent, and I love the modern feel.

The specs of ASUS ROG G752VT-DH72:

  • 17.3-inches Matte IPS FHD display (1920 x 1080)
  • Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6 GHz (up to 3.50GHz).
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 970M 3 GB DDR5 VRAM
  • 1 TB 7200 RPM HDD + 128 GB PCIeG3 x4 NVMe SSD
  • 16 GB DDR4 RAM (supports up to 64 GB memory)
  • 1x Thunderbolt III (via USB Type-C), 1x USB 3.1 Type-C, 4x USB 3.0, 1x HDMI. Bluetooth 4.0

The highlights:

1. One of the things which makes this computer stand out from the crowd, is the cooling system. Testing shows that this computer can run almost 18 degrees F lower than the next best laptop. Having experienced this for myself, I can tell you that this is a massive bonus.

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MSI GS60 Ghost Pro-002 User Review

This is a hybrid gaming laptop that I think I can recommend to everyone so far. I bought this for media creation, video editing in Premiere, Photoshop, Light room, & Adobe After effects. I used a desktop for editing purposes for almost 2 years but when I decided to buy this laptop and used it instead, it makes my life easier. Let me share my thoughts on the pros and cons after doing some test.

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PROS:

  • It is thin and light so if you are on the go on gaming, then this is for you.
  • It has an amazing full HD display and delivers sharp color to have a realistic viewing.
  • It has a matte screen that acquired less battery usage and a 3 GB VRAM video card: GTX970M.
  • I downloaded DOTA to test it on max settings and the data transfer rate is so fast.
  • It has improved settings that make navigation smoother and faster.
  • The keyboard has tactile-fast action keys.

CONS:

  • SSD size is not enough for gaming. The OS Windows 10 takes up a third of that. It would be best if there is an additional memory of 256 GB. This model has already that kind of memory however acquiring an additional upgrade is really a waste of money and time. Moreover, the performance will not be as smooth as expected. The hard drive should have it all.  For example, after downloading two games, the memory will be full. It is easy to replace SSD and it is inexpensive but buying additional parts to upgrade it is not an option. The hard drive should have been better on this model.
  • I encounter a lot of problems with the Intel HD graphic chipset. The screen flickers and turns to black especially when I am on Facebook. I installed the latest drivers and didn’t work better still.
  • The position of the windows key and the bloat ware is not strategic. The windows key is located in the right section. I find it confusing since most windows keys are located on the left portion of the keyboard. http://pc4u.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/MSI_gs60_pro_keybrd.jpg
  • The size of the keyboard is very small for me. The main keys became smaller to occupy all the secondary keys with the same size. The Delete key has been positioned in the middle of the home key and end key. These are confusing as a writer.  
  • The power cord connects about mid-way to the left and I find it awkward and usually encounter the cable wire because it gets in my way often when I move around.

Other thoughts:

The battery doesn’t last long. It lasted for almost 4 hours while on eco mode without gaming. I did a lite Photoshop and WordPress works, browsing with 15 tabs at the same time and writing. I played two rounds of DOTA while on battery and it was great. The microphone and speakers don’t have an outstanding quality sound output. With this, I used external speakers or headphones most of the time. I don’t have any review for its touchpad since I usually use a wireless mouse especially when gaming. When starting up the laptop, I encountered a lot of bloat ware but it didn’t take much time.

Thanks the author: Frank

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