Tech News #22 – June 24, 2020
1. Samsung’s New Curved Gaming Monitor Launched.
Samsung has launched its new gaming monitor the Samsung Odyssey G9. It has a 49″ (DQHD 5120 x 1440) curved panel with a 244Hz refresh rate, 1ms GTG (Grey-to-Grey) response time, certified for HDR10+ support, Nvidia G-Sync compatible with a futuristic design.
The pricing of this monitor has not been revealed by Samsung but they have confirmed that the monitor will go on sale globally this month.
2. Acer’s New Laptops Launched.
Acer upgraded their Predator and Nitro series of laptops with the new 10th Gen Intel Processors, Nvidia RTX series GPUs and higher refresh rate displays.
The Acer Predator Helios 700 will start at $2,399 (around Rs. 1.8 lakh) and will be available in North America from October. The Predator Helios 300 will start at $1,199.99 (around Rs. 90,600) with availability from July. The Acer Predator Triton 300 will go on sale from September at a starting price of $1,299.99 (around Rs. 98,100). The Acer Nitro 7 will be available from October at a starting price of $999.99 (around Rs. 75,500).
Alongside its gaming series of laptops, Acer also revamped its Swift series of laptops. This new 2020 Swift series is said to come with 11th Gen Intel Processors with integrated graphics which will be based on Intel’s new Xe graphics architecture. The Acer Swift 5 (2020) will start at $999.99 (around Rs. 75,600) and will be available for purchase in the US, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and China from October.
3. Acer Gaming Monitors.
With a bunch of laptops, Acer also launched a few gaming monitors. Acer X25 features a 24.5″ (1920 x 1080) display with a 360 Hz refresh rate. It also has the latest NVIDIA G-SYNC processors and comes with LightSense technology to automatically adjust the brightness and colors of the display based on the surroundings.
The XB3 series has four monitors with different display sizes and specifications. There’s a 31.5″ model (XB323QK NV), a 27″ model (XB273U GS), a 24.5″ model (XB253Q GZ) with G-Sync compatibility and up to 240 Hz refresh rate displays and up to 4K resolution.
4. Microsoft’s New Antivirus App For Android.
Microsoft has launched a preview version of its antivirus software Microsoft Defender ATP for Android today. The app provides protection against phishing. It can scan for malwares instantly and also warn users about potential unwanted apps (PUA). The app also provides protection on the web against harmful websites and unsafe network connections. The app is still in preview and an app for IOS is also under development.
5. Apex Legends For Mobile.
Apex Legends is a free cross-platform battle royale game that is available for PC, XBOX, PlayStation, and soon for Nintendo. During an investor’s call, EA’s CEO Andrew Wilson said that they are also planning to bring the game for mobile as well as early as the end this year.
6. Sony’s Two True Wireless Earphones Launched In India.
Sony’s WF-SP800N and WF-XB700 True Wireless Earphones have been launched in India. They offer up to 18 hours of battery life and are IPX4 water resistance, Quick Charge technology, and Bluetooth 5.0. The Sony XB700 is priced at Rs. 9,900 and is available for purchase from today onwards. The Sony SP800N is priced at Rs. 18,900 and will go on sale on June 26.