If you weren’t already convinced hardcore mobile gaming is now a thing, Razer has returned with another phone built for just this purpose. The Razer Phone 2 sticks with a virtually identical aesthetic design to its predecessor, this time with Chroma LEDs. A few more changes under the hood should make for both a better gaming and all-around smartphone experience. See also: Razer Phone 2 hands-on: A sharp upgrade The Razer Phone 2 isn’t alone in this increasingly mainstream segment of the smartphone market. Asus’ Republic of Gamers, Xiaomi, Honor, and even Nubia are already on board. Let’s see which of these has the chops to handle the demands of premium mobile gaming.Gaming-class performance Performance is everything with gaming. High and smooth frame rates can be the difference between victory and defeat. This is an especially acute problem in the smartphone space where we are still bound by the power and battery constraints of our … [Read more...] about Razer Phone 2 vs the competition
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I don't think it's hyperbole to say that computer games did more than anything else to push the limits of Moore's Law -- like porn was to the spread of the internet. Now, as Moore's Law is slowing, nothing is more ubiquitous than high-quality gaming. The GPU remains important for the latest games that push the boundaries of graphics, but most titles are readily handled by any computer today, and components are cheap. This is why Samsung's CJG5 monitor comes at the right time. The CJG5 series comes in curved WQHD (2,560x1,440) resolution VA panels with a refresh rate of 144Hz. It has a 2.0 HDMI port and a 1.4 port, as well as DisplayPort input. I had a chance to enjoy the company of the 32-inch version, model C32JG52, for a little over a month. I've played mega-hit first-person shooting titles like PUBG and Doom 2016 using the monitor, and, simply put, the CJG5 offers high resolution, is responsive, and comes in a sleek design. Most importantly, it is affordable for what it offers -- … [Read more...] about Samsung CJG5 gaming monitor: Awesome at a bargain price
Working with web browsers, productivity tools, and other tasks can usually be better accomplished with higher resolutions, but what about games? Higher resolutions require an immense amount of graphics processing power, so what should you be aiming for when looking at a new display? Display resolutions One of the major factors to consider when choosing a new display is the resolution. 1080p is the most popular configuration used today, but 1440p and 4K are slowly acquiring market share. Here are the resolutions we'll be working with when selecting a new monitor (or TV if you wish to get into couch gaming): 1280 x 720 - HD / 720p. 1920 x 1080 - FHD (Full HD) / 1080p. 2560 x 1440 - QHD/WQHD (Quad HD) / 1440p. 3840 x 2160 - UHD (Ultra HD) / 4K 2160p. 7680×4320 - FUHD (Full Ultra HD) / 8K 4320p. Best gaming monitors The 4K resolution is considered the successor to 1080p. It doubles the horizontal and vertical resolution, so you can begin to understand just what's being asked of your … [Read more...] about 1080p vs. 1440p vs. 4K: Which resolution is best for gaming?
In the wake of Apple's spring iPad and education event, I've received a lot of questions about how the base-model 2018 iPad fits in next to the 10.5-inch and second-generation 12.9-inch iPad Pro line — does giving Pencil support to the base-model iPad eliminate the need for a Pro-level iPad? In short, no. But why? Here's how the two models compare, and why you'll probably want to stick with a Pro for more high-level work. Processors & RAM Let's start with the big one: The 2018 iPad features an A10 Fusion chip and 2GB of RAM, while the iPad Pro line rocks the A10X and 4GB of RAM. On paper, this might not look like a huge difference: It's half a version number, right? But the A10X is a huge powerhouse of a chip with some incredible graphics power to throw around. In our Geekbench tests, the A10X 10.5-inch iPad Pro walloped its new sibling: There's only a modest 3904 increase over the 2018 iPad's 3254, but on multi-core, the 2017 iPad Pro line hits 9292 to the 2018 iPad's … [Read more...] about iPad vs. iPad Pro: Which Apple tablet should you buy?
Razer made headlines this week with the announcement of a new product (whose list of design features somehow lacks an array of rainbow-colored LED lights). The Razer Phone, as it is called, is essentially a phone made with high performance in mind – one built around top-notch hardware specs a passionate mobile gamer would demand. One component in particular – that 5.7-inch "UltraMotion" display – makes Razer's first phone unique and even more worthy of attention than it already is.So what's the big deal, you might be wondering. Long story short, the Razer Phone's screen is capable of displaying noticeably smoother, more fluid visuals when moving objects are shown on screen, much like a higher-end computer monitor. It is a difference you can't unsee – one that makes anything from scrolling through your Twitter feed to riding a hydrojet in Riptide GP Renegade even more enjoyable. But how does all the magic happen?The illusion of movementA warning is due at … [Read more...] about The Razer Phone 120Hz display explained