[Technology] Acer Predator 21 X

Acer Predator 21 X

Acer unveils Predator 21 X, a gaming laptop with curved display and dual GTX 1080s

 

Acer’s new Predator 21 X is the world’s first fierce curved display gaming laptop that weighs 17 pounds, or around 8 kilograms and measures 568 x 314.5 x 83.25mm (WxDxH). It comes with an amazing range of superlative specs in a not so entirely-portable package.

“With unlocked potential follows unrivaled evolution. A new era of curved has begun and the Predator 21 X leads the way,” notes the company.

The most obvious feature of the Predator 21 X is its monstrous 21-inch IPS curved display with a resolution of 2,560 x 1,080 pixels and LED illumination. For gamers looking to spend hours in front of their laptop, the Predator 21 X is the perfect option.

It’s the world’s first laptop with a curved screen…not to mention two (2) GeForce GTX 1080 GPUs and a built-in mechanical keyboard.

It requires two (2) power supplies to run, and needs five (5) system fans and eight (8) heatpipes to stay cool. It holds up to 64GB of memory and five (5) storage drives at a time.

It will fetch a price north of $5,000 (£3,820 or AU£6,661).

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[Andriod] Motorola Moto E

Motorola Moto E
Summary

The Moto E has its shortcomings, but they’re largely offset by the device’s affordable price. While the more powerful Moto G is likely the better bet for most shoppers, those looking to ditch their feature phones without breaking the bank will find plenty to like here.

Pros
  • Runs an almost untouched version of Android 4.4.2
  • The vivid screen is a pleasant surprise
  • Rounded design makes for comfy gripping
  • Incredibly affordable
Cons
  • Only 4GB of internal storage
  • Rear camera is mediocre at best
  • No flash or front-facing camera

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[New Comics] All Star Batman #2 (@DCComics)

 

The first story in All-Star Batman #2 continues Batman’s race to “that house,” where he believes a cure for Harvey Dent exists. With art by John Romita Jr., Danny Miki, and Dean White, Batman takes a beating from a number of second- and third-tier villains, all trying to rescue Two-Face and become the next crime king of Gotham City as their reward. The Two-Face/Harvey Dent and Batman relationship has been explored many times in the past, but this is the first time that Snyder has focused on Dent. With his previous stories, Snyder has focused on what made the villainy of the Court of Owls, the Joker, the Riddler or Mister Bloom twisted reflections of Gotham City. Unlike those villains who fought Batman for the heart and soul of the city, Two-Face fights for his own survival, using villains, civilians and even Batman’s allies against him as his weapons. Two-Face is fighting for his life, and he’s more than willing to play dirty by showing the two-faced nature of everyone else.

All-Star Batman #2
Written by Scott Snyder
Art by John Romita Jr., Danny Miki, Declan Shalvey, Dean White and Jordie Bellaire
Lettering by Steve Wands
Published by DC Comics

The first story in All-Star Batman #2 continues Batman’s race to “that house,” where he believes a cure for Harvey Dent exists. With art by John Romita Jr., Danny Miki, and Dean White, Batman takes a beating from a number of second- and third-tier villains, all trying to rescue Two-Face and become the next crime king of Gotham City as their reward. The Two-Face/Harvey Dent and Batman relationship has been explored many times in the past, but this is the first time that Snyder has focused on Dent. With his previous stories, Snyder has focused on what made the villainy of the Court of Owls, the Joker, the Riddler or Mister Bloom twisted reflections of Gotham City. Unlike those villains who fought Batman for the heart and soul of the city, Two-Face fights for his own survival, using villains, civilians and even Batman’s allies against him as his weapons. Two-Face is fighting for his life, and he’s more than willing to play dirty by showing the two-faced nature of everyone else.

One of the more satisfying aspects of All-Star Batman #2 is that it’s worth the $4.99 price tag. There’s a lot to unpack in this issue, and it feels like a lot of bang for the buck. We do feel like the constant betrayals of Batman may be Synder’s way of making this issue’s primary story seem more important than it actually is. We’re not fans of the old bait and switch, and frankly, we’re starting to think that’s where Synder is going with it. That does temper our impression of the book. But overall, it’s been very enjoyable experience so far.

[New Comics] All Star Batman #2

The iPhone 7 Plus Is A Hit, And That’s Huge News For Apple

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Friday is launch day for the new iPhone 7, and Apple has some good news.

According to research firm Slice Intelligence, pre-orders for the iPhone in the first 48 hours it was available through Apple’s website showed the larger iPhone 7 Plus model outselling the smaller iPhone 7 for the first time. 55% of iPhone preorders that Slice tracked were for the larger Plus, up from 41% in 2015 and 35% in 2014.

The iPhone’s September launch has been known in the past for drawing lines of enthusiastic fans out the door, but this year’s response has been more muted as online pre-orders wiped out initial quantities of the iPhone 7 Plus and the new jet black color of the smaller iPhone 7.