Thursday, April 21, 2016

Acer Unveiled Liquid-Cooled 2-In-1 Laptop Switch Alpha 12

Acer, a Taiwan-based multinational computer company has unveiled the world's first liquid-cooled 2-in-1 laptop called "Switch Alpha 12". It runs on Windows 10 and has no fans since it uses the Acer's LiquidLoop cooling technology, which was only previously seen in high-end gaming desktop CPUs. It is powered by 6th generation Intel Core processors in the market.

On their press release, the company said that the "Switch Alpha 12" is the first and only fanless 2-in-1 notebook powered by 6th generation Intel Core processors in the market today. The device is also capable of delivering outstanding performance and an 8 hours battery life.

Acer's Switch Alpha 12 2-In-1 Laptop has an impressive specs like support for Intel's Core i3, Core i5 and Core i7 processors. It is equipped with a 12-inch 2,160 x 1,440 resolution display. Connectivity includes ports for HDMI, USB Type-C, USB 3.0, USB A and DisplayPort connections. It has 8 GB of RAM and up to 512GB of storage.

The Switch Alpha 12 weighs in 2.76 pounds with a keyboard, and 1.98 pounds as a standalone tablet.

The Switch Alpha 12 is quite affordable just like most of the notebooks Acer debuted. The base model starts at $599, which is cheaper than its $999 Switch 12S. The device should become available in June.

2016 Newest Acer 2-in-1 11.6-inch High Performance Touchscreen convertible Laptop or Tablet $300.00

Acer Aspire R 11 R3-131T-P344 11.6-inch HD Touch Notebook - Sky Blue (Windows 10) $270.00   .

Acer Aspire Switch 11 SW5-171-39LB 11.6-Inch Full HD Detachable 2 in 1 Touchscreen Laptop $409.54  

Friday, April 8, 2016

HTC Vive Virtual Reality goggles

HTC Vive, virtual reality goggles, games

HTC Vive is a virtual reality goggles manufactured by Taiwanese tech company HTC it is co-developed by gaming giant Valve. The HTC Vive is the most expensive and heavy on feature among the VR devices that will come out in 2016. The device let the user physically move around its virtual world while using a pair of high-tech controllers to grab and manipulate digital objects.

The goggles is quite heavy and not comfortable to wear it can get your skin covered by the headset sweaty. But once you play the game, you'll forget all about it. It's a real game-changer.  HTC Vive is really fun to play with, it's like playing your first Sony PlayStation.

Why take my word for it when you can try it yourself for free. HTC is rolling out retail demo stations where you can put the SteamVR-powered Vive through its paces. And if the demo convinces you to lay down at least $800 on a piece of the future, those retail location will also be taking pre-orders for delivery starting in June.

Vive demo stations are only available at 3 Microsoft Stores in New York City, Bellevue, and Salt Lake City. Microsoft is planning to expand the program to 11 more stores in the US (and one in Sydney, Australia) by the end of the month and up to 30 locations by the end of the year. You should be 18 years old to take part in the demos, according to Microsoft's website.  GameStop, meanwhile, will start demonstrating the Vive at 10 locations across the US starting April 18.

Samsung Gear VR - Virtual Reality Headset $99.99 
Oculus Rift + Alienware Oculus Ready X51 R3 i5 8GB Desktop PC Bundle     $1,599.00  

Here's a Google Map to track down Vive demo stations: