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Asus Zephyrus : The World's Slimmest Gaming Laptop

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Usually when you hear about gaming laptops, what you’ll first visualize is one heavy, and bulky piece of metal.. ( machine) .

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You have seen that from one of the world’s most powerful laptop the Acer predator X21. But that’s not the case here with the Asus Zephyrus GX501, which measures only 18mm in thickness and weighs less than 230 grams, making it nearly the size of an ultrabook. It ships with Intel’s core i7-7700HQ and Nvidia GTX 1080 thanks to Nvidia’s new generation “Max-Q” GPU.
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The Asus Zephyrus is the first laptop to use the Nvidia’s latest Max-Q GPU technology. Which is aimed at making thin systems with high-end components with the GTX 1080 by sacrificing a little performance for portability.

Design
Looking at the Zephyrus, you can tell that Asus really put a lot of effort in making this laptop.From the design you can see the placement of the keyboard, it’s very close to the front and it has little holes to support airflow.
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On opening the laptop, you can see an open vent at the bottom which also allows cooling and airflow.
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Also the Touchpad can be turned into a digital number pad, which is really cool.
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Display
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The down side of the Zephyrus is the 1080p display (Full HD), which is not really bad for a 15 inch laptop, but would have been better as a 4k screen which some other gaming laptops are equipped with.

The Zephyrus sports an IPS display, a 120Hz refresh rate and also supports G-sync which is definitely great for ultra-smooth gameplay.

Performance

From the specifications, you’ll definitely know the Zephyrus is no slouch, rocking Intel’s core-i7700HQ @ 3.6GHz CPU, a GTX 1080(8GB GDDR5X) Max-Q, 512GB NVME SSD, 64GB DDR4 RAM, 1080p resolution, the Zephyrus can definitely handle any game comfortably.

But obviously one major performance issue is CPU throttling and high heat temperature which you should expect from any gaming laptop as there isn’t a sufficient cooling system.

Here are Pictures of Its Performance Benchmark :
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Price and Availability,

Well with all the hard work and effort put into the Asus Zephyrus, you should expect it be quite expensive. Retailing for about $2,699 the Zephyrus is really quite expensive.

Asus plans to release a lower version of Zephyrus later this August with half the storage and a GTX 1070 at $2,229.

In conclusion Asus has really done a great job with the Asus Zephyrus,
So what do you think about the Asus Zephyrus GX501? I’d love to know your thoughts in the comments section.

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Google Stadia – The Future Of Gaming Or Not ? – Reader Opinion

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A few weeks ago, Google announced the release of Google Stadia a new state of the art gaming platform that would change gaming as we know it apparently.

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This has been met with a lot of skepticism in the gaming community if this is going to actually work but I believe Stadia has what it takes to change the whole console gaming model that we have been used to for years, However, it would take some time to actually give Microsoft and Sony a run for their money.

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Google Stadia actually got me thinking Sony’s Playstation and Microsoft’s Xbox would have a strong problem to contend with when it fully launches this year. Google Stadia’s cross-platform play is something I’m looking forward to, so you can play hardware intensive games on a system or phone with low specs.

Imagine playing PUBG or FIFA on a 1GB RAM Phone or Laptop and it runs without any lagging or glitches. So it’s practically goodbye to having to get a new system to play some games if they are available on Stadia.

I decided to put out this question to you guys on facebook and I was pretty impressed with the replies I got.

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Apeh Ikechukwu said – Even if it will be the beginning of the end for PlayStation 4 and Xbox, it will take time A very long time for it to gain popularity and to be accepted by all.
What if it becomes more expensive? That you have to pay huge to access it?

George Oz said – I don’t think to gain popularity is a problem, the announcement alone gathered enough publicity online. And yes it is definitely the end for others Like x-Box and co…Sometimes let’s learn to think Outside the Box.
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Osazeme Usen said – Stadia will take quite a long while to catch on. Internet speed is still an issue in most nations of the world. In the long run, stadia will eventually be cheaper than owning a console and purchasing games but that’s not going to happen anytime soon.

Olusola Glory Olamide said – Before we throw those Xboxes, PlayStations, Nintendo Switches and stuffs to the bin of history we have questions to answer.
Will most gamers’ broadband connections be fast enough to make a streaming service of that proposition? Will developers all come on board? And is Google the right company to trust with the future of the games industry? Though we’ve got Apple on board and Facebook, Microsoft, Amazon are also in the launch plus Sony Nintendo and others won’t stay put.

ューセッ州 小岩 マサチ said – I feel we will have to pay for most of the games…and Nigeria’s 4g speed is about 2mb/s.

Samuel Jarvis Adeyemi said -Stadia is a good innovation from Google and I think it’s great since gaming could be done on a device, they said it would be super fast even cheating the speed of light in 4k Res without a glitch.
Anyways Google is the software boss, I think they can do it.

I hope Xbox and PS4 meet up but cloud gaming is not really their stuff. And Google has the resources.

Swiss Alex said – well mainly I would say Google Stadia is a welcome development but Xbox and the ps4 has to upgrade too

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Google Stadia looks like something that would work very well in countries with very fast broadband connections for now. Hopefully, Google would find a way to bridge the gap and fix things before it gets rolled out to Africa and Asia. Nevertheless, it’s a win for gamers with this. So what’s your take on this?

The comment box is yours, let me know what you think

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Checkout The Xiaomi Fast Charge Tech That Charges A Phone Full In 17 Minutes

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The new Xiaomi Fast Charge Technology looks to eliminate one major problem we all face daily and that is slow charging.

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At the moment, Oppo’s SuperVOOC is the fastest wired charger with its 50W speeds at 10V/5A, but Xiaomi is coming up something crazier and different that can charge a dead battery to 100% in just 17 minutes.

Here is a video posted by Xiaomi’s brand president Lin Bin, it shows a phone with 4000mAh battery charged fully in just 17 minutes.

Xiaomi has compared this to OPPO’s 50W (10V/5A) Super VOOC Charging that charges 3700mAh battery up to 65% in 17 minutes.

This was introduced as the world’s fastest smartphone charging tech that can charge the phone up to 92% in 30 minutes.

For comparison, Huawei’s upcoming 55W Super Charge fast charging technology for the Mate X’s 4500mAh battery will need just 35min to fully charge the device.

Xiaomi’s new Super Charge Turbo technology is currently in testing stage and will take some time to reach the market… it will be announce few hours from now at an event.

An interesting move I must say, I feel this is a good innovation. I hope other companies adopt this technology quickly

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