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Razer Introduces Blade 15 Studio Edition for Creators

Razer today announced the all-new Razer Blade 15 Studio Edition laptop, a mobile-workstation tailored to meet the needs of every type of creator from audio engineer to VFX artist. The new mobile studio is equipped with the latest 8-Core 10th Gen Intel processor and an NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 GPU accented with supportive features such as a custom calibrated 4K OLED touch display, a UHS-III SD card reader and USB-C charging. The new Razer Blade 15 Studio Edition is the perfect combination of performance and functionality wrapped in a svelte mercury white package.

Inside the Blade 15 Studio Edition is the new 8-Core 10th Gen Intel Core i7-10875H processor capable of up to 5.1 GHz clock speeds when utilizing Intel Thermal Velocity Boost technology. The eight cores paired with the improved boost clock speeds, results in significant performance gains in CPU intensive applications. For creators and technical professionals working with dense 3D models or complex VFX designs, the Blade 15 Studio is equipped with the NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 GPU. The Quadro RTX 5000 boasts 16 GB of GDDR6 memory for multi-app creative workflows and 48 RT Cores for improved real-time ray tracing performance, allowing creators to interact with their work in new and unique ways.

Razer Announces the Blade Pro 17

Razer, the leading global lifestyle brand for gamers, today unveiled the all-new Razer Blade Pro 17, the laptop built for professional gamers, designers and game developers. The Blade Pro 17 is available now with a 4K 120Hz display for creators requiring a high-resolution workstation and a Full-HD 300Hz option for gamers needing to see every frame of every match.

Powering these displays are the latest processors from both Intel and NVIDIA, including the 8-core 10th Gen Intel Core i7-10875H and up to an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER. The all-new Razer Blade Pro 17 packs the power of a desktop into a compact.78" x 10.24" x 15.5" chassis that users can easily take from the main office to the home office.

GDP WIN Max Handheld Game Console Obliterates Indiegogo Funding Goal

The GDP WIN Max is the latest handheld PC from GDP, described as an all in one product that combines the portability of a handheld and the graphics performance of a gaming laptop. The GDP WIN Max has smashed its Indiegogo funding goal of $25,000 currently sitting at over $1,300,000 USD, the handled PC features vastly upgraded internal from the GDP WIN 2 now featuring a 10th generation 10 nm Intel Core I5-1035G7 CPU with Iris Plus Graphics 940, paired with 16 GB of DDR4 3733 MHz ram, 512 GB M.2 SSD and 8" HD screen. The GDP WIN Max is on sale at a special crowdfunding price of $779 USD.

GIGABYTE Announces W480 VISION Series Motherboards

GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd, a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards, today announced the new W480 VISION series creator and workstation motherboard, to complete the GIGABYTE VISION product line. These new motherboards are designed specifically for the new Intel Xeon W and 10th Gen Core processors which come with up to 12 phase digital power and the latest thermal design, features four sets of memory slots supporting dual-channel ECC and non-ECC Unbuffered DDR4 memory, Intel 2.5GbE + 1 GbE dual-server-level network, and other advanced functions. Moreover, further equipped with special functions according to different usage requirements such as Thunderbolt 3, Intel Wi-Fi 6 and SATA DOM make the construction of the workstation more efficient and stable, and content creators can fully realize the creative ideas to design unique and excellent works.

"VISION is the ability to see beyond. It is an attitude to create with tremendous dedication and craftsmanship. With VISION, you can see more, explore more, and achieve more. Let VISION help your creativity flow with its minimalist design language, thoughtful features, reliable operation, and powerful performance" says GIGABYTE. With the launch of the W480 VISION series motherboards, the previously launched VISION memory, Z490 VISION motherboards, and other related products, the entire VISION product line is now more complete.

Dynabook to Offer 10th Gen Intel Core vPro on Portégé X Series and Tecra A Notebooks

Dynabook Americas, Inc., today announced the availability of the new 10th Gen Intel Core Processors with vPro technology on the company's premium Portégé X Series (X30-G, X30L-G, X40-G & X50-G) and performance Tecra A Series (A30-G & A40-G). The addition of the Intel vPro platform powered 10th Gen Intel Core processors deliver better overall system performance, faster data compression, stronger security and faster Wi-Fi bandwidth. Dynabook will begin shipping these laptops with the vPro platform by the end of the second quarter this year.

"The new 10th Gen Intel Core vPro processors are built to power the next generation of computing innovation which our Portégé X Series and Tecra A Series represent," said Phil Osako, vice president, marketing and engineering, Dynabook Americas, Inc. "By incorporating the latest generation of Intel commercial processors, Dynabook will deliver business solutions with technologies to address new and emerging challenges for IT and users."

Dell Announces its Flagship XPS 15 and XPS 17 (Spring 2020 Update)

Dell today updated its premium XPS line of performance notebooks with the XPS 15 (9500) and XPS 17 (9700), as part of the company's Spring 2020 launch sequence. The two are primarily differentiated by screen size (15.6-inch vs. 17-inch). The XPS 15 comes with 16:10 resolutions of 4K UHD+ (3840 x 2400 pixels) InfinityEdge Touch, and WUXGA (1920 x 1200 pixels) InfinityEdge. Both offer Dolby Vision, and adjustable viewing angles. 10th gen Core "Comet Lake-H" processors power both.

Processor options include the Core i5-10300H, i7-10750H, i7-10875H, and i9-10885H. Memory options range between 8 GB single-channel thru 64 GB dual-channel. Graphics options start with GTX 1650 Ti for the XPS 15, and go up to RTX 2060 (mobile) for the XPS 17. Storage options only include NVMe SSDs, starting with 256 GB, and going all the way up to 1 TB. A star attraction with both is Thunderbolt 3 connectivity. The XPS 15 offers two Thunderbolt 3 ports; while the XPS 17 offers four. Killer AX1650 WLAN is standard issue.

MSI Announces MEG Z490 Unify and MEG Z490I Unify Motherboards

MSI, the world-leading motherboard manufacturer, proudly introduces the latest MEG Z490 UNIFY and MEG Z490I UNIFY into MSI Z490 motherboards. Appearance wise, it is dedicated to users who prefer something other than RGB, the black design with embossed dragon mylar symbolizing a mysterious and high-quality image without the redundant LEDs. Performance wise, it is tailored for hardcore gamers and enthusiasts, emphasizing the true value of the motherboard and enhancing not only the thermal but also power solution, combines MSI's premium layout, digital power design and exclusive Mirrored Power Arrangement, MEG UNIFY series is ready for the challenge of high-end processors.

All MSI Z490 series including UNIFY motherboards are PCI-E Gen 4 ready. Adopting tons of components, enhanced layout placement and PCB design dedicated for PCI-E Gen 4 solution, the MSI Z490 series motherboards ensure higher bandwidth and faster transfer speeds stability. It is ready 4 the future.
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Samsung Unveils Galaxy Book Flex and Ion with Smartphone Wireless Charging Capability

Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Book Flex and Galaxy Book Ion ultraportable notebooks with a unique mobility enhancement - the ability to recharge your smartphone that has Qi-compatible wireless charging capability. The Galaxy Book Flex implements an "Ice Lake" Core i7-1065G7 processor with 8 GB LPDDR4 memory, a 13.3-inch Full HD QLED display, a 512 GB NVMe SSD, and a pair of Thunderbolt 3 ports.

The Galaxy Book Ion, on the other hand, features a slightly thicker form-factor, with a "Comet Lake" Core i7-10510U processor at the helm, 13.3-inch and 15.6-inch QLED Full HD display options, 8 GB of conventional DDR4 memory, and Thunderbolt 3. The wireless charging surface is part of the track pad, so you can either use the notebook or recharge your smartphone or smart watch. Don't have time for both, or your smartphone lacks wireless charging? Get a small 15 cm USB cable from Amazon Basics for like $4.

OriginPC Announces EVO15-S Gaming Notebook and NT-15 Mobile Workstation

ORIGIN PC announced the availability of the all-new EVO15-S gaming laptop and NT-15 workstation laptop, both powered by Intel Core 10th Gen processors featuring up to 8 cores and 16 threads. The all-new laptops offer improved performance over their predecessors, while still in a thin and light body.

The EVO15-S and NT-15 are the first laptops from ORIGIN PC to feature 10th generation Intel Core processors. Powered by an Intel Core i7-10875H 8-core processor, gamers and professionals can take advantage of a 5.10 GHz clock speed with Intel Max Turbo technology. Play the latest games with an NVIDIA GeForce RTX SUPER graphics card, up to an RTX 2080 SUPER, and enable real-time ray tracing and other RTX features. Add up to 64 GB of RAM to the EVO15-S or NT-15 laptops to run multiple programs at once.

Intel 10th Generation Comet Lake Desktop Processors and 400-Series Chipsets Announced, Here's what's New

Intel today launched its 10th generation Core desktop processor family and its companion Intel 400-series chipsets. Based on the 14 nm++ silicon fabrication process and built in the new LGA1200 package, the processors are based on the "Comet Lake" microarchitecture. The core design of "Comet Lake" and its IPC are identical to those of "Skylake," however Intel brought significant enhancements to the processor's clock-speed boosting algorithm, increased core- or thread counts across the board, and introduced new features that could interest enthusiasts and overclockers. The uncore component remains largely unchanged from the previous-generation, with support for DDR4 memory and PCI-Express gen 3.0. Use of these processors requires a new socket LGA1200 motherboard, they won't work on older LGA1151 motherboards. You can install any LGA115x-compatible cooler on LGA1200, provided it meets the thermal requirements of the processor you're using.

At the heart of the 10th generation Core processor family is a new 10-core monolithic processor die, which retains the same basic structure as the previous-generation 8-core "Coffee Lake Refresh" die, and 4-core "Skylake." The cores are arranged in two rows, sandwiched by the processor's uncore and iGPU blocks. A ring-bus interconnect binds the various components. The cache hierarchy is unchanged from previous generations as well, with 32 KB each of L1I and L1D caches; 256 KB of dedicated L2 cache per core, and 20 MB of shared L3 cache. The iGPU is the same Gen 9.5 based UHD 630 graphics. As we mentioned earlier, much of Intel's innovation for the 10th generation is with the processor's microcode (boosting algorithms).
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Plugable Releases Hybrid Docking Station with Intel Titan Ridge Controller

We're excited to launch a new powerhouse into our docking station lineup, the Plugable Thunderbolt and USB-C Docking Station (TBT3-UDC1). The Plugable TBT3-UDC1 dock is built upon the latest Intel Titan Ridge chipset, casting a wider net of compatibility with both Thunderbolt 3 and USB-C laptops that are on the market today, while still delivering powerful performance.

GDP Win Max is an 8-inch Gaming Laptop with Intel's Ice Lake CPU

GDP, a company specializing in the creation of tiny laptops designed for gaming, has just announced the latest addition to its family of tiny notebooks - the GDP Win Max gaming laptop. This model is an 8-inch gaming laptop packing a lot for its size. On the outside, this laptop is equipped with joysticks on both sides, so there is even an option to directly play games using these joysticks instead of the built-in keyboard. The display of the device is an IPS screen that features a 1280×800 resolution, resulting in a 16:10 aspect ratio of the display. What's more important, however, is what is under the hood of the small body.

It is powered by Intel's latest Ice Lake CPU - the Intel Core i5-1035G7. Being a 4 core/ 8 threaded CPU with Gen11 Iris Plus 940 graphics it is accompanied by 16 GB of LPDDR4X RAM and 512 GB SSD. GDP has provided some of the benchmark results of this configuration which you can check out below, however, please take these with a grain of salt. As far as I/O goes, this small laptop is rather well equipped with plenty of ports. There is one Thunderbolt 3 port to connect to external GPU is it is needed. There is one USB Type-C 3.1 Gen2 port and two USB Type-A 3.1 Gen1 ports for the connection of external peripherals. If you wish to connect the laptop to the outside screen, there are options of HDMI, USB Type-C or Thunderbolt 3 ports for connection. A welcome addition to I/O is the inclusion of the RJ45 connector, meaning that if you have access to ethernet you can easily plug it into this laptop.
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ASUS ROG Maximus XII Family of Z490 Chipset Motherboards Detailed

Here are some of the first pictures of the ASUS' high-end Republic of Gamers (ROG) Maximus XII family of socket LGA1200 motherboards based on Intel Z490 chipset. The lineup consists of an impressive 5 SKUs: ROG Maximus XII Extreme and Extreme Glacial (M12E); ROG Maximus XII Formula (M12F), ROG Maximus XII Hero WiFi (M12H), and the ROG Maximus XII Apex (M12A). The Maximus XII Extreme leads the pack with its 16-phase VRM that probably uses 90 A power stages. It includes Thunderbolt 3 and 10 GbE support. The Glacial version is possibly a combination of cosmetic- and functional changes (such as preparation for sub-zero cooling).

The Maximus XII Formula is the go-to board for overclockers with elaborate liquid-cooling setups. The board comes with liquid-cooling ready VRM heatsinks. Compared to the Extreme, the Formula loses out on Thunderbolt, but retains 10 GbE. The Maximus XII Hero (WiFi) is next in line, and somehow better endowed than the Maximus XII Apex, in featuring an 8-layer PCB like the Extreme and the Formula; and a combination of 5 GbE and 1 GbE networking. The Maximus XII Apex comes with a 6-layer PCB, a single 2.5 GbE connection, but somehow a similar CPU VRM configuration to the Extreme. This is probably how the Apex could end up pricier than the Hero. Find specific details in the specs sheet below.
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ASUS Also Launches ExpertBook B9450 Laptop for Business Professionals

ASUS today announced the launch of the ExpertBook B9450 laptop, the latest ASUS ExpertBook for business professionals that provides unmatched performance, durability and design within an incredibly thin and light form factor weighing in at just 2.2 lb with a 0.59 inch thin profile. The new ExpertBook-series laptops maintain a professional and reliable personality while incorporating innovation and flexibility in order to meet the requirements of modern businesses.

Designed for business professionals on-the-go, the ExpertBook B9450 delivers top-tier performance thanks to up to an 10th Gen Intel Core i7 processor, dual-storage design with two ultrafast 1 TB PCIe 3.0 x4 SSDs, and up to 16 GB of RAM and Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) connectivity. Expect uninterrupted performance on the B9450 with long-lasting battery life delivering up to an impressive 24 hours of use on a single charge, with extra comfort features like the ErgoLift hinge, built-in voice assistant support, and a Harman Kardon-optimized audio system.

2020 Dell XPS Design revealed in Leaked Image

It seems Dell is gearing up to refresh it's XPS 15 9500 and XPS 17 9700 laptops. A leaked image from the official Dell site first reported on by Notebook Check reveals the laptops will feature 16:10 3840x2400 displays, four USB-C ports likely with Thunderbolt 3 support, along with larger trackpads. There is no dedicated charging port so the laptop will likely use USB-PD for charging.

We don't know much more about the new machines but we can expect them to utilize Intel's recently released 10th Gen Comet Lake mobile chips paired with dedicated NVIDIA cards likely the 1650 Ti mobile at a minimum. It is likely that we will receive an official announcement from Dell announcing the laptops in the coming weeks.
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GIGABYTE Announces new AORUS & AERO Gaming Laptops

Leader of global PC brand, GIGABYTE today launched its latest version AORUS series professional gaming notebooks and their AERO notebooks for content creators. Aside from many high-end gaming features, the new generation processors and GPUs have undergone "significant" upgrades. GIGABYTE is the first in the industry to launch ultra-performance notebooks that feature 10th gen Intel Core i9/i7 H series 8-core CPU and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 20-series SUPER GPUs. AORUS partners up with world renowned G2 Esports to launch brand new gaming notebooks tailored to match the requirements of pro gamers, including features like mechanical keyboards, a 240Hz refresh rate display and enhanced cooling technology, redefining the requirements of a professional gaming notebook.
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The all-new Razer Blade 15 - built for those who demand more

Razer, the leading global lifestyle brand for gamers, today revealed the next evolution of the Razer Blade 15 gaming laptop, featuring up to an 8-core 10th Gen Intel Core i7 processor, NVIDIA GeForce RTX SUPER GPUs, and a 300Hz display all packed into the signature black aluminium chassis. Complemented with a new keyboard layout, upgraded I/O, and abundant SSD storage, the Blade 15 gives users the power to play their best game, create their best work, and live their best life.

"The new Razer Blade 15 is simply the best laptop we have ever created," said Brad Wildes, Senior Vice President of Razer's Systems Business Unit. "We've added numerous cutting-edge features and user improvements that were requested directly from the community to make the Blade 15 more than just a great laptop for gamers, but a great laptop for everyone."
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Apple Announces the 2020 MacBook Air

Apple today updated MacBook Air, the world's most loved notebook, with faster performance, the new Magic Keyboard, twice the storage and a new lower price of $999, and $899 for education. The new MacBook Air delivers up to two times faster CPU performance and up to 80 percent faster graphics performance, letting customers breeze through daily activities and play more games. Now starting with 256 GB of storage, MacBook Air allows customers to store even more movies, photos and files. With its brilliant 13-inch Retina display for vivid images and sharp text, Touch ID for easy login and secure online purchases, spacious trackpad, and all-day battery life combined with the power of macOS Catalina, it's the best MacBook Air ever made.

"From students and consumers buying their first computer to customers looking to upgrade, everyone loves the Mac, and they especially love MacBook Air. Today we're giving it a huge update, with two times faster performance, the new Magic Keyboard, double the storage, a new lower price of $999 and an even lower price of $899 for education," said Tom Boger, Apple's senior director of Mac and iPad Product Marketing. "With its stunning, thin and light design, brilliant Retina display, all-day battery life and the power and ease-of-use of macOS, MacBook Air is the world's best consumer notebook."

MSI's Rose Pink Prestige 14 Laptop Packs Some Serious Horsepower

MSI got bored of old dark/gray/white laptop designs and decided to spice things up a bit. Say goodbye to the old boring laptops and enter the MSI Prestige 14 Limited Edition Rose Pink laptop. Designed as a premium-looking machine, it has decent specifications to back up the good looks. Equipped with a 14-inch IPS display comes in two variants, a 1080p version, and 4K edition, and it has 100% coverage of the AdobeRGB spectrum. With such specifications, we know that it is targeting the professional content creators.

Under the hood, there is Intel's 10th generation Core i7-10710U "Comet Lake" processor paired with 16 GB of LPDDR3 2133 MHz RAM running in single-channel mode. For graphics, NVIDIA's GTX 1650 Max-Q GPU is on board with 4 GB of GDDR6 memory. Storage is limited to 512 gigabytes of PCIe 3.0 NVMe SSD space, as there is no room for expansion. Connectivity options include Bluetooth 5 and Wi-Fi 6 powered by Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201 wireless adapter. When it comes to the IO, the Prestige 14 laptop is rocking two USB 2.0 adapter along with two Thunderbolt 3 ports, one 3.5 mm headphone jack, and one Micro-SD card reader. There is also a 3-cell 50 Whr battery powering the system. Price-wise, this laptop is retailing for around $1399 on stores like Amazon and Newegg.

ASRock X570 Phantom Gaming-ITX TB3 Receives Official Thunderbolt Certification

The leading global motherboard, graphics card and mini PC manufacturer, ASRock, announces X570 Phantom Gaming-ITX/TB3 receives the Thunderbolt Host certification from Intel. It is the first Thunderbolt Certified AMD motherboard.

X570 Phantom Gaming-ITX/TB3 is the high-end Mini-ITX model in the ASRock X570 series motherboard which supports AMD Ryzen 2000 and 3000 series processors with AM4 socket. It is equipped with 10 power phase design (Dr.MOS) which provides completely smooth power delivery to the CPU to offer unmatched overclocking capabilities, and enhanced performance with the lowest temperature for advanced gamers. The key feature of this motherboard, Thunderbolt 3 technology, enables lightning-fast data bandwidth up to 40 Gbps, and can also provide both data and video transmission. Meanwhile, X570 Phantom Gaming-ITX/TB3 can connect up to six Thunderbolt 3 devices such as graphics card, hard disk or monitor simultaneously by means of Daisy Chain technology.

Intel Rolls Out NUC 8 Pro Targeting Businesses

Intel Wednesday rolled out its NUC 8 Pro "Provo Canyon" line of compact desktops targeted at businesses. These NUCs are fit for enterprise client desktop role as some of the models feature Intel vPro, and are powered by 8th generation Core "Whiskey Lake-U" processors. Leading the pack is the NUC8v7PN, powered by a Core i7-8665U processor, followed by the NUC8v5PN powered by Core i5-8365U, and the NUC8i3PN, powered by Core i3-8145U. The NUC8v7PN and NUC8v5PN offer Intel vPro support. All three come in two chassis types, H and K. The H chassis features a 2.5-inch drive bay with SATA 6 Gbps interface, and measures 117 mm x 112 mm x 53 mm, while the compact K chassis lacks the 2.5-inch drive bay, and is 37 mm tall. The three are also available in bare board form-factors, so you can use your own NUC-compatible cases.

Connectivity features common to all three are dual HDMI 2.0b (HDCP 2.2) ports with in-built CEC; two DDR4 SO-DIMM slots supporting up to 32 GB of dual-channel memory; one Thunderbolt 3 (40 Gbps) port at the rear panel that includes DisplayPort 1.3 and USB 3.1 gen 2 wiring; and four USB type-A ports, from which three are USB 3.1 gen 2, and one USB 2.0. Networking connectivity includes 802.11ac through an Intel Wireless AC-9560 vPro WLAN card (NUC8v7PN and NUC8v5PN only) or Wireless AC-9560 (NUC8i3PN), and one 1 GbE interface driven by Intel i219-LM controller. The audio is completely HDMI-based, there are no analog jacks. The three are certified for Windows 10 IoT Enterprise and Windows Server 2019.

TerraMaster TD2 Thunderbolt 3 Storage Enclosure Now Available

TerraMaster, a professional brand that specializes in providing innovative storage products, including network attached storage and direct attached storage, is proud to share with content creators and multimedia professionals its lineup of Thunderbolt 3-equipped, direct-attached storage solutions for faster video and data access. Utilizing the power of Thunderbolt 3 which allows 40 Gbps of data transfer, the TerraMaster TD Thunderbolt 3 is a plug-and-play solution for personal usage all the way to small production needs. Perfect for Mac Pro media professionals and compatible devices which needs large storage but high-speed access in a portable package.

Thunderbolt 3 is the latest generation of connectivity technology that utilizes 40 Gbps of bandwidth to connect directly with the computer. Thunderbolt technology also allows connecting multiple devices simultaneously via daisy chain allowing you to scale or interconnect your Thunderbolt devices from just one source. The TerraMaster D2 Thunderbolt 3 is a 2-bay drive supporting professional grade RAID0 or RAID1 for your choice of improved performance or data redundancy.

Razer Presents Tomahawk Gaming Desktop

At this year's CES, Razer presented its Tomahawk gaming desktop based on Intel's Compute Element - an all in one solution that packs CPU, RAM, and storage on the same PCB. The Tomahawk presents a complete solution, meaning that it is a pre-built PC that you can spec out to your liking. Available with up to Intel 9th generation Core i9, 64 GB of RAM and NVIDIA's GeForce RTX 2080 graphics card, the Tomahawk is marketed as a powerful small form factor gaming PC.

When it comes to connectivity options, the Tomahawk is featuring all of the ports that are available on Ghost Canyon NUC 9, meaning two Thunderbolt 3 ports, six USB-A ports, one HDMI and two LAN ports, plus video output from the graphics card. On the PCB than connects the Compute Element and the GPU, there is also one PCIe 3.0 M.2 NVMe SSD slot available. Razer also announced that they will make this case available on its own to please all the DIYers, and it will be called the Tomahawk N1. For now, however, it is a pre-built only.

TERRAMASTER at CES 2020: Thunderbolt DAS and Cost-Effective 10GbE NAS

TERRAMASTER is democratizing 10 GbE in the consumer NAS space through aggressive cost-optimization. For small businesses, 1 GbE is no longer an acceptable network bandwidth in which multiple desktops are working on shared resources. The new F5-422 from TERRAMASTER is a 5-bay small-business NAS with a fat 10 GbE pipe, which enables data transfer-rates of up to 670 MB/s to your local network. It also features two additional 1 GbE ports with link-aggregation as a fallback. Its caddies are designed to support both 3.5-inch and 2.5-inch SATA drives, without the need for adapters.

Under the hood, the F5-422 is powered by an Intel "Apollo Lake" quad-core x64 SoC (likely the Celeron J3455), running at 1.50 GHz, with 4 GB of memory that's expandable to 8 GB. The NAS supports 80 TB of total storage, or up to 16 TB per disk. It uses an aluminium alloy body with a noise-optimized single fan. TERRAMASTER's TOS 4.1 software provides a browser-based UX for the NAS. The F5-422 is priced at $600. Next up, is a new family of RAID DAS (disk-attached storage) solutions featuring Thunderbolt 3 (40 Gbps), targeting creative professionals working on large data-sets that need to be redundant and secured. TERRAMASTER's DAS lineup is based on a common hardware platform that features up to 1,600 MB/s of throughput, and supports up to 128 TB of aggregate storage. Models range from 2-bay, to 4-bay, 5-bay, and large 8-bay towers. These units feature aluminium-alloy bodies with grab-handles on top and 1 or 2 low-noise fans, depending on the model.

ADATA XPG Makes Big Moves this CES: Gaming Monitors, Notebooks, and Compact Desktops for Gamers

ADATA made its biggest product portfolio expansion this year with the introduction of new product lines: gaming monitors, gaming notebooks, and compact gaming desktops. To begin with, we caught the XPG Photon, a 27-inch 4K Ultra HD gaming monitor that also has some creator-friendly features such as 95% or above DCI-P3 coverage, and implementations of Burst Refresh and Vivid Color from PixelDisplay. Gamers get not just 4K UHD resolution put out by an eye-pleasing IPS panel, but also 144 Hz refresh-rate at 4K UHD. At the flick of a toggle, the monitor can also be transformed to Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 240 Hz and 600 nits brightness. The panel supports up to 1,500 nits brightness. There's no mention of localized dimming zones, and we didn't spy DisplayHDR logos anywhere. Behind, the monitor features a triangular RGB LED lighting element that can double-up as ambient light. The stand is quite another thing: a proper studio armature with a bench clamp that allows rotation and tilting along both axes, besides height adjustment.

Next up, are the XPG Xenia line of gaming notebooks in the 15.6-inch and 13-inch form-factors. Under the hood are 9th generation Core-H processors with options ranging all the way up to Core i7-9750H, graphics options that include RTX 2070 Max-Q and GTX 1660 Ti; a combination of ADATA's homebrew hand-sorted DDR4 SO-DIMM memory and SX8200 M.2 NVMe storage; and a mechanical keyboard with RGB lighting. All of these, crammed into a magnesium-alloy body. The 15.6-inch display is IPS Full HD with 144 Hz refresh-rate. Lastly, there's the XPG Gaia line of compact gaming desktops. One of its variants is built up to "Ghost Canyon" NUC specs; while the other is a more conventional socketed thin Mini-ITX fare. Both variants are 5-liter compact, and include ADATA XPG memory and SX8000-series M.2 NVMe SSDs. You add your own compatible graphics card (up to 20 cm length). On select variants you even get Thunderbolt 3 ports.
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