MSI Launches 27-inch AIO Gaming PC

MSI has gone big with their newest All-In-One Gaming PC, the MSI Gaming 27. It isn’t just a big screen with 27-inch, it is also full of the latest technology. The 27-inch Full HD display offers fast response times and it can also be used for other devices thanks tot he HDMI input. The display also comes with MSI Anti-flicker, which prevents screen flickering and blue light emission through a smartly stabilized power current to reduce eyestrain and fatigue.

The MSI Gaming 27 features the new and 6th generation Intel Core i7-6700 quad-core CPU with hyper-threading technology and support for up to 64GB dual-channel DDR4 memory. The graphics card isn’t without either as the MSI Gaming 27 comes with a Nvidia GeForce GTX 980M with 8GB GDDR5 memory.

For connectivity, the MSI Gaming 27 features the Killer DoubleShot Pro with a wired Killer E2400 Gbit and Wireless-AC 1535 connection that can be paired up for the best possible high-speed connection. The Nahimic sound technology should also provide a great audio experience while gaming.

Other connections include 3 USB 3.1 Gen1 ports where one has the Super Charger function and another USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type C connection. There are also two USB 2.0 ports, microphone and earphone out, and two HDMI out. There are also the previous mentioned Gigabit LAN port and HDMI in. A built-in 2MP Full HD camera is also present. If you’d like the added bonus of a touchscreen, MSI launched the T model that features Projected Capacitive Touch (MSI Gaming 27T).

One thing should be forgotten about the MSI Gaming 27 and that’s its storage abilities, especially the Super RAID 4. This shouldn’t be confused with a new mode but rather refers to a RAID 0 setup that combines the power of two PCI-E Gen 3.0 x4 NVMe SSDs for a read speed that goes above 3300MB/s. There’s also a 3.5-inch HDD option and a tray-in DVD Super Multi/Blu-ray writer.

Amazon Set To Release New Tablets In October

Amazon is known for a lot of things, ranging from their online store and their music stores to their Prime membership offering access to Movies and next day delivery on a range of their offered products. In recent years, their hardware has also taken the market by storm, with people buying up the Kindle and then their Kindle Fire which offered a tablet with Ebook bonuses. Now they seem to be expanding their market with a whole slew of new products.

Four new tablets are set for release in October, titled the Fire HD8, the Fire HD10, The Fire and the Fire Kids edition. Not surprisingly the Fire HD8 and HD10 will feature 8-inch and 10.1-inch screens respectively with metal backing and Gorilla glass to survive those unfortunate drops. The Fire HD8 packs 8GB while the HD10 will come with 16GB, but both are capable of being expanded with a microSD card of up to 128 GB. Priced at $150 and $230 they are not the most expensive devices on the market.

The Fire, however, has drawn the most attention, with a slower 1.3GHZ processor and 1GB of RAM the device is shown off by a 7-inch screen but comes in at only $50. Following the Fire is the $99 Fire Kids edition. A version of the Fire the Kid edition comes with a case and a 2 year no worry guarantee. This guarantee offers parents the option to send back their device, even if the kids got angry and threw it against the wall, for free.

Supporting the new devices are a slew of new features, such as the Fire OS5 which will come and show off several new features. With a variety of programs to support it, such as a year of “FreeTime Unlimited” service with the new Fire Kids edition. This offers a selection of books, shows and games that have been checked by child advocacy group Common Sense Media to make sure that your kids are only on what’s suitable for them.

An interesting new piece of software is titled “On Deck”, designed to help solve that problem when your about to get on a plane or out and about and have forgotten to download that TV series or movie you wanted to watch. On deck aims to solve this by downloading movies and shows automatically when the tablets are plugged in, deleting the content when you try to download something and run into store troubles. It should be noted that On Deck can be disabled.

With all these new features, who is tempted to buy a brand new Fire Tablet?

Thank you Ars Technica for the information and the image.

Japan Launches Giant PS Vita – 7 Inch Screen

Thanks to Gamersky, we have just become aware of a Japanese-only release of the “DekaVita 7″, which is a 7″ screen alternative to the current 5” PS Vita offering. But wait, there’s more! Alongside the increased screen size, this device supports 5 hours on continuous play and has the capability to let you source HDMI out to your television or monitor. The DekaVita can also be connected to your PS3 via a USB controller, allowing you to use it as an external screen and/or controller.

Unfortunately some of the information has been lost in translation for this product, so it’s not exactly clear if this is a properly endorsed Sony product, or more-so something of an aftermarket accessory – either way it looks like something worth purchasing for Vita fan-boys or people looking for a cheaper console alternative.

Coming in at 19,800 yen ($170 US) excluding tax and set for launch in Spring 2015, the Deka Vita 7 will contain the following specifications:

  • Screen size: 7-Inch
  • Display Size: 142.2 mm (H) x 85.9 mm (V)
  • Display Res: 1024 x 600
  • Pixel Pitch: 0.15 mm
  • FOV: 175 degrees up and down
  • RRP: 23,000 yen ($197 US) excluding tax

Unfortunately, there has been no information as to release date or cost in the western world, but we will endeavor to report on it if it comes to light here at eTeknix.

If you’re fluent in Mandarin or Japanese, we also encourage you to send a message in to us on Facebook if there is any way you can help us with some possible article translation on this product. For now we will leave you with some more manufacturer images of this product.

Information and images courtesy of Gamersky

Tablets Through The Years

When Moses came down from the mountain with the stone tablets, the people said: “That’s all very well, but what are we supposed to do with them?” Moses was so angry that he smashed them to pieces and had to go and get some more from God, and that’s more or less what happened with Steve Jobs and the first iPad. Except Steve Jobs didn’t smash the first iPad, thankfully.

What’s The Point?

You may just be able to remember thinking; “What’s the point of these tablet things?” You’ll certainly remember the first time you used one, at which point you probably thought “I must have one right now.” The sleek, shiny appearance; the powerful, crisp graphics; the silky-smooth touchscreen, and the endless options enabled by its powerful connectivity, all go together to make the tablet the must-have electronic device of the decade.

Games

The ability to play online games practically anywhere is a huge part of the attraction of a tablet. Wi-fi, 3G and 4G technologies provide the connectivity, while the superb screens and touch/tilt functions of modern tablets allow intuitive control of games. Whether it’s puzzle based games like Candy Crush Saga, mobile gambling apps, classics like GTA Vice City or brainteasers like Words With Friends, mobile gaming has come of age with the tablet.

Early Days

It wasn’t always this way. Before the iPad, the precursors of the modern device often struggled to find a place in the computer market. The GRiDpad may have been popular with the US Army, but who else remembers it now? PDA’s like the Palm Pilot and the Apple Newton had a decent number of fans in the 90’s, but they were far more work-oriented than today’s multifunctional machines.

Early Windows-based tablet computers appeared a decade or so ago. Pen-enabled machines like the Lenovo X61 gradually gave way to touchscreen devices, but the real explosion in the format’s popularity began in April 2010, with the launch of the first iPad.

Android

The spread of the iPad’s competitors, including the Samsung Galaxy Tab and the Google Nexus, has been assisted by the success of the Android operating system. The huge quantity of mobile gaming apps available for both iOS and Android is partly responsible for the expansion of the market. Games like Angry Birds are often the first thing a new user experiences on a tablet. Quality apps, experienced for the first time on a well-designed device, can help to answer the question; “What’s a tablet for?”

Images courtesy of Wikipedia  and oldcomputers.net