The Alienware 13 Is Going To Be A Crazy Gaming Laptop Come November

alienware 13Announced by Dell today, the Alienware 13 is a remedy — for mobile PC gaming. Originally, the Alienware M11x was the smallest and most capable PC gaming machine on the planet, then the competition arrived and Dell just decided to strangely discontinue the beast in 2012. However, come 2014 Dell intends to launch the Alienware 13 in November, with support for Intel’s next-gen Broadmore chips, once released.

The best screen configuration of the Alienware 13 will sport a 2560 x 1600 touchscreen at 400 nits brightness, with 1080p and 768p versions also available, however the lower-res screens don’t sport the touch capability. Dell promises 8 hours of battery life when paired to the GeForce 860M graphics card, but of course that number will drop with intense gaming use.

Dimensions-wise, Alienware wasn’t looking to produce its own Razer Blade, but the fact that the Alienware 13 is under an inch thick with 4.4 pounds in weight means that you have a pretty decent powerhouse — that is actually realistically portable.

Alienware’s famous FX lighting will also make a comeback with the 13, as well as the ability to accommodate two SSDs, up to 16GB of system memory, 802.11ac Wireless, and  renowned Klipsch audio speakers. 

Final pricing and base configuration will be unveiled closer to launch.

LG G3 Review: A Wild Champion Appears

IMGP4545There haven’t been very many exciting and noteworthy LG phones produced in the past two years. Yes, there have been some notable contenders, but never something like this. This is the G3, the company’s third flagship device running Android, and joy of joys, it’s extremely promising. In fact, some are calling it the best Android phone currently on the market, and I second that.

Why is that exactly? Read on, find out.

Brenthaven Broadmore Messenger Bag Review: Goes With A Suit

20140729_162444The world of business messenger bags is a cloudy one. There are all kinds: canvas, waxed, simple cloth, leather, Cordura and Kevlar — you name it, it exists in messenger bag form. But of course, only a handful you’d actually go to work with, be able to live with on the daily, and/or would invest several hundred dollars in if you wanted it to last.

That’s where Brenthaven’s Broadmore messenger bag comes in — it’s the high-end build quality with a price that doesn’t necessarily match.

Apple Updates Macbook Pros To Include More RAM And Processing Power

processor_hero_2014The mid-2014 Macbook Pros have received an update that doesn’t change them aesthetically, but internally. All 15-inch models now include 16GB of RAM standard instead of 8GB, as well as 200MHz speed boosts in the processor areas. Also, the 15-inch model has a $100 price reduction, so it costs $2,499.

13-inch Macbook Pros has also seen a bit of love from the businessmen at Cupertino, with minimum amount of memory now being 8GB, with all models getting a 200MHz speed boost as well.

All prices have remained the same for the smaller Pros, because Apple knows quite well that the upcoming Yosemite rollout not only requires substantial computing resources, but keeping Apple users happy as well.

Via: Apple PR

The New NVIDIA Shield Tablet Is A Game Console Like None Other (Apparently)

nvidia-shield tabletThis is NVIDIA’s latest shot at creating a gaming console on-the-go with zero compromises. The Shield Tablet sports the company’s latest, the K1 System-on-Chip, an 8-inch 1920 x 1200 IPS display, front-facing stereo speakers a la HTC One, 5MP front and back-facing cameras, stock Android 4.4 KitKat, Directstylus 2 input (with included stylus), 16/32GB of internal storage (expandable to 128GB via microSD), WiFI a/b/g/n with optional LTE, with a 19.75 Watt Lithium Ion battery.

Best part? It can run actual games: 16 titles will be available at launch this July 29th, starting at $300 for the 16GB model. Some of the starting games ported to the K1 platform include PortalHalf-Life 2Trine 2War Thunder, and others. NVIDIA’s also enables the same GameStream technology seen on previous Shield hardware, so that a PC with a GTX graphics card can wirelessly stream a game on your computer to the tablet’s over WiFi — at full resolution and anti-aliasing, no less.

Also, keep in mind the Shield tablet can rack up costs rather quickly: the base model costs $300, the 32GB model with LTE costs an extra $100, the gamepad costs an additional $59, and the cover that allows for using the tablet as a game screen, an additional $39.

So, yeah.

The Recon Jet, “Google Glass For Sports”, Gets Its Final Design

recon-jet-finalThis is the final design for the Recon Jet, a Google Glass competitor that is more rugged and aimed towards sports and exercise. The Canadian company has improved the heads-up-display’s visibility and camera while also improving the ergonomics. Also, the Jet is IP65 standard, meaning that it can resist dust and rainstorms, but the company warns against using it underwater because it’s not waterproof. A final release is pegged on September 25gth, with pre-orders going for $599.

Via: Recon