Sony finally took the wraps off the PlayStation 5, it’s Next-Gen gaming console on early Friday.
It’s white, it’s got wings, and it’s designed to stand vertically, just like the Xbox Series X but spotting a more modern look to Xbox Series X.
The most visible change to the PlayStation 4 being the design, which includes a tower-shaped console clad with two white surfaces on either side and just about a disk slot which is present for the Standard Edition alone(more on this later).
There is also a Digital ONLY Edition, which will be available at launch and will come without the native 4K Blu-ray disc drive.
Truth be told, the PlayStation 5 has surely got heads turning and pockets whamping but that’s not all, here’s everything we noticed at the reveal event.
1. Futuristic Design or just a New Wi-Fi Router?
Tongues have been waggling since the early hours of the PlayStation 5 reveal about its console design and quite rightly so.
Unlike the Xbox Series X which kept things going simple with it’s monolith design, Sony has chosen to make an architectural design for a new-age skyscraper, a Wi-Fi Router, a brand new BMWi8, thanks to the curves and those protruding wings at the top.
Who buys gaming consoles for a decorative piece btw??!
However, Sony said it can be placed horizontally below a television set or a monitor, as well.
While the memes will never go away for now, it’s fair to note that the PlayStation 5 futuristic design will no doubt help in heat dissipation produced by the powerful PS5 internals.
As we mentioned, there are two variants – one with a 4K Blu-ray disc drive and another that lacks it and is purely digital. There is a similar design to both the models, except for the thickness the former has.
While all these different shapes and forms looks great on paper, it would probably look okay if Sony would consider having a black variant cos keeping this thing clean will be hell!
A little outlandish you might say but the PlayStation 5 design doesn’t take no prisoners for a 2020 gaming console.
2. Powerful Next-Gen Engine
Though Sony had announced Thursday’s PS5 event as one dedicated to games, many had hoped that it would give us our first peek at the console itself as well. And those hopes have been now fulfilled in a three-minute PS5 hardware reveal video.
Under the hood, the Sony PlayStation has an octa-core AMD Zen 2 CPU and a custom AMD RDNA 2 GPU. Sony has claimed the chipset on the PlayStation 5 will deliver 10.28 teraflops of power using both CPU and GPU.
Sony is also using an SSD on the console with an 852GB capacity and a read/write speed of 5.5GBps. It supports 8K graphics, in addition to offering 4K quality at 120Hz refresh rate, and 3D Audio.
Now, what more can you ask for son??!!
The PlayStation 5 also comes with a USB-A and a USB-C port at the front, along with other ports that will facilitate the attachment of accessories that Sony has launched.
Sony is also introducing an HD Camera, a DualSense charging station, a Plus 3D wireless headset, and a media remote for the gaming console.
3. Slew of Exclusive Gaming Titles
The PlayStation 5 didn’t really disappoint with some 27 packs of game announcement with cross-play compatibility at its reveal event, many of which will be exclusive to the PlayStation 5.
The Spider-Man: Miles Morales trailer was launched while Sony also announced a more ‘expanded and enhanced’ Grand Theft Auto V will arrive on the platform in 2021.
Other game announcements range from the God of War, Gran Turismo, HITMAN III to COD which are not really exclusives at this point.
The PlayStation 5 gaming showcase sure exceeded all expectations and will no doubt have just pointed out what to expect in the next phase of console gaming; most times, gamers ain’t after the 100 percent photorealism but just something SLEEK and does it job.
Folks won’t still be playing Lego games if this was the case
4. Standard and Digital ONLY Variants
At its reveal event, Sony showcased the PlayStation 5 in two variants – the one with a Blu-ray disc player and the one without it themed “STANDARD and DIGITAL” variants.
And since then the world of tech have been left in limbo with regards to the differences, like
However, the bit we could gather from the midst of the confusion is this;
There is a similar design to both the models, except for the thickness and one with a 4K Blu-ray disc drive and another that lacks it and is purely digital.
Speculations have also been mounting and Sony might need to do a little bit of an in-depth explanation before it starts pushing it out to the public.
Does the disk version cost more? What’s the trade off? Does the digital version have better ram? Better SSD? Want to dig deeper into our pocket Is this is a grand way for Sony to prepare for Worldwide 5G offering which has no doubt been turning heads?
So many questions man!
There’s also rumours the disc-free version, called the
Digital Edition, will only be able to play content downloaded from Sony’s online store.
Interesting move all the same by Sony going with a separate “Digital Edition” for the PlayStation 5. We’re definitely getting close!
5. PlayStation 5 Pricing & Availability
We all expecting Sony to price the PlayStation 5 a ridiculous pocket-draining price yet they’ve gone ahead a done a Microsoft Xbox thingy.
The pricing and availability of the PlayStation 5 have not been announced yet many expect nothing less than a $599 offering for the Standard Edition and a Worldwide launch in late 2020.
Which means we all got to lay hands on this beauty and you know what, the tears of joy afterwards
“The PS5 gameplay experience will be the same, so the choice is all yours. While there are some slight differences in the look of each model, for the overall design, we wanted to deliver a console that’s bold, stunning, and unlike any previous generation of PlayStation,” Sony added.
The major takeaway from Sony’s event was how the PlayStation will stand out from its predecessors, and, of course, Microsoft’s Xbox Series X.
But then, over to you…
What do you think of Sony’s next-gen console? We’ll update this article as we learn more, but until then, give us an honest opinion in the comments section below.
Xiaomi Redmi G 144Hz Gaming Laptop launched: Full Specifications, Features and Price
Few days ago, we brought you news Xiaomi were planning on launching it’s first gaming laptop, the Chinese tech company has moved to fulfil that promise with the Redmi G gaming laptop.
The Redmi G is the first gaming laptop by Xiaomi under the Redmi brand as the company already has thin and light notebooks under its Mi NoteBook and RedmiBook lineup. Moreover for specs, the new gaming gadget has launched with upto 10th generation Intel Core processors and NVIDIA GeForce GTX graphics to boot.
Though the Redmi G laptop isn’t tipped to challenge major bigwigs in the gaming industry, it still packs enough features to get you through the most rigorous and graphic-demanding games.
Xiaomi Redmi G Specifications and Features
Xiaomi Redmi G features a 16.1-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) resolution anti-glare display with very narrow bezels on three sides and upto 144Hz refresh rate. The base configuration was tipped to come with 60Hz refresh rate which it did but, the rest of the two models come with 144Hz display.
It also supports a 100% sRGB colour gamut range and offers 81% screen-to-body ratio with 178-degree wide-viewing angles. The Redmi G measures 23.1 millimetres in thickness and weighs 2.5 kilograms, so its not your common thin and light laptop but instead offers a full set of features that ensures a smooth gaming performance.
Under the hood, the Xiaomi Redmi G is powered by the 10th generation Intel Core i5-10200H processor running at upto 2.4GHz for the base model paired with NVIDIA GTX 1650 graphics. The other Core i5-10300H variant that comes with NVIDIA GTX 1650 Ti graphics.
The maxed-out Redmi G is powered by 10th generation Intel Core i7-10750H processor with 2.6GHz base clock speed and is paired with GTX 1650Ti. All variants come with 512GB PCIe SSD storage and 16GB DDR4 RAM.
The Xiaomi Redmi G doesn’t just disappoint on the basic feature aspect either. It comes with a full-sized backlit keyboard that offers a 1.5 mm key travel with dedicated numeric keys and trackpad features like Microsoft PTP gesture controls.
As for the I/O ports, the new gaming laptop features a Type-C port, USB 2.0 port, two USB 3.2 ports, a mini Display Port 1.4, an HDMI 2.0 port, 3.5mm headphone jack and an ethernet port. The laptop is also equipped with two 2W speaker units supported by DTS:X Ultra. It also comes with Wi-Fi 6 module with 2.4Gbps theoretical Internet speeds and Bluetooth 5.1.
Xiaomi also packed in a 55WHr battery juice for this which it claims can last for upto 6 hours when browsing the web and upto 4 hours when streaming videos online.
Xiaomi Redmi G Pricing and Availability
The Redmi G has only launched in China for now though no word if Xiaomi will bring it to the global market anytime soon.
However, the Redmi G gaming laptop comes in three configurations to choose from starting at CNY 5,299 for the base variant with Core i5-10200H and 60Hz display, CNY 6,299 for the Core i5-10300H model with 144Hz display and a maxed-out configuration at CNY 6,999 with Core i7-10750H processor and 144Hz display. Which ever unit you chose to go for, be rest assured you’re getting a budget PC that no doubt will survive anything thrown at it.
Xiaomi set to launch its first gaming laptop – the Redmi G on August 14: Here’s everything to know
Chinese tech giant Xiaomi had recently launched new laptops, and now its sub-brand, Redmi is all set to go all out into the game by introducing the Redmi G its first-ever gaming laptop.
The Redmi G has been teased to come with minimal bezels packing specs reminiscence of the Microsoft Surface and will be a premium laptop that is powerful and looks quite modern.
Much like the arrival of any new product, the first goal would be to evade the new product factor which has seen numerous tech either fall to public displeasures or entirely launch undercooked.
Here’s everything to know about Xiaomi’s Redmi G first gaming laptop.
Redmi G Features and Specifications
Though Redmi has so far succeeded in getting the public Hawkeye to just limited details about the device, the illusion will only get clearer as we approach lunch. Taking to Weibo, Redmi has teased that the laptop will feature some interesting design decisions, the laptop is said to come with very minimal bezels including the move to shift the webcam to the bottom bezel.
While nothing has been confirmed till now, there are suggestions that the laptop will feature some cooling solution and superior performance for gaming evidently pointing to the device been powered by the Core i5-10200H and Core i5-10300H processors.
The company already has the RedmiBook range of notebooks in 13, 14, and 16-inch sizes. However, the new Redmi G gaming laptop will most likely be announced in a 15-inch display variant. The design could see the laptop come with a matte finish body in all-black colour.
Additionally, the Redmi G laptop could also be a little bulky and look like a typical gaming laptop as it would also house a hig-end graphics card for games and other applications.
Furthermore, it is worth noting that Redmi has a number of laptops under its name, with even a special edition Ryzen notebook also being sold by the company in China. However, none of these laptops support a 144Hz display. It will be interesting to see if Redmi G notebook also comes with a 144Hz display.
Redmi G Price and Availability
In the afformentioned teaser, Redmi has revealed that it will be launching the Redmi G gaming laptop on August 14. Though no information if the device would be restricted to only the China market, more on this should however be revealed later tomorrow when the device finally goes official.