Apple today revealed the all-new Mac Pro with a completely redesigned chassis for professionals who push the limits of what a Mac can do. This system features workstation-class Xeon processors (up to 28 cores), a high-performance memory system with a massive 1.5TB capacity, eight PCIe expansion slots and a graphics architecture boasting the world’s most powerful graphics card, while an Apple Afterburner accelerator card enables playback of three streams of 8K ProRes RAW video simultaneously. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
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Brooklyn-based startup Looking Glass Factory specializes in hologram technology and the Looking Glass Pro is their latest creation. Not just a display, this is actually an all-in-one gaming PC designed for visualizing 3D content on its innovative lenticular display. The embedded 4K display renders various views and displays them out as lower-resolution slices so users can see the onscreen content in volumetric 60fps 3D without requiring special glasses. Two caveats: it’ll set you back a hefty $6,000 and it ships in July. Read more for a hands-on video and additional information.
The ASUS ROG Swift PG348Q Curved 34″ Ultra-Wide Gaming Monitor offers a 1440p IPS panel with NVIDIA G-SYNC Technology and 100Hz Refresh Rate deliver superior resolution, color, and smoothness, maximizing immersion in games, all for $749.99 shipped, today only, originally $999.99. Its curved Ultra-wide 21:9 Aspect Ratio maximizes immersion by expanding the display right to the peripherals of your vision and ASUS Eye Care technology lowers blue light as well as eliminates flickering. Product page. Read more for a more in-depth video review and additional information.
At first glance, the ASUS Prime Utopia looks like yet another modded computer system, but in reality, it’s a motherboard. This radical design reportedly improves cooling, flexibility, modular I/O, and even sports an on-board OLED dashboard for displaying the technical information. You’ll find PCIe slots on the back, four M.2 slots with a dedicated heatsink, and even a proprietary “Hydra Cortex” fan header that lets you control individual fans independently. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
NVIDIA officially announced at Computex 2019 that their Quake II RTX ray-traced remaster of the classic FPS game will be released on June 6th, 2019. Owners of a GeForce RTX graphics card, or other capable hardware, can experience the first 3 levels of the game for free, fully remastered with path-traced graphics and a variety of other enhancements. Better yet, if you own a copy of Quake II, the campaign can be played in its entirety, and against others in online multiplayer. Read more for a video walkthrough with NVIDIA Jensen Huang and a behind-the-scenes clip.
Sure, it may not be practical to lug around MSI’s latest entry in its Titan-series laptops, but it’s definitely something you’d want for maximum computing power on-the-go, as it boasts a desktop-class Core i9, which is most likely a K-series with an unlocked multiplier. According to MSI, the top-end model equipped with an 8-core, 16-thread configuration can be overclocked at speeds up to 5GHz. To keep things cool, there’s four fans and 11 heat pipes that generate more than twice the airflow. The company didn’t skimp out on the graphics side of things either, and that’s why it chose the GeForce RTX 2080, which features dedicated ray tracing and tensor cores. Read more for additional pictures and information.
HP launched OMEN X 2S, the world’s first dual-screen gaming laptop at the HP Gaming Festival in Beijing this week. Featuring an easy-to-use 6″ 1080p touchscreen that lets players message friends in WeChat and WhatsApp, browse in Spotify, watch Twitch and YouTube, or even serve as a hub for OMEN Command Center software, along with a 15″ 1080p display that boasts a 144Hz refresh rate with the option to upgrade to a 240Hz model or a 4K HDR panel. Other specs include an Intel 9th Gen Intel Core i9 8-core processor, up to 32GB of RAM and an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q GPU. Read more for a hands-on video, additional pictures and information.
The original Apple-I, designed and hand-built by Steve Wozniak, is a desktop computer released by the Apple Computer Company in 1976. Wozniak’s friend Steve Jobs had the idea of selling the computer, thus Apple’s first product was born, and to finance its creation, Jobs sold his only motorized means of transportation, a VW Microbus, for a few hundred dollars, and Steve Wozniak sold his HP-65 calculator for $500. Today, one original example is headed to auction at Christie’s on May 16 at 9 am EST and expected to fetch anywhere between $384,000 – $640,000, a hefty premium over its original $666.66 price tag ($2,994.09 adjusted for inflation). Read more for another video, additional pictures and information.
SanDisk’s 1TB Extreme microSDXC is now listed online for sale, but it comes at a hefty price, or $449.99 to be exact. It’s a HS-1 rated card with read speeds up to 160MB per second and write speeds up to 90MB per second, perfect for use in mobile phones for capturing 4K footage, since it boasts a sustained video capture rate of 30MB per second on UHS-enabled host devices. Product page. Read more for another video and additional information.
Here’s an alleged image of the upcoming Mac Pro 7.1 refresh from an internal Apple presentation slide. Labeled “Mac Pro 7.1” and codenamed “Phoenix,” it shows a square design that measures in at 7.7 x 11.55 x 11.55 inches, comes equipped with an Intel Xeon W Cascade Lake-X processor, an Apple T2 security chip, an “Apple X2 Accelerator,” AMD Firepro-X memory, as well as DD45 SO-DIMM memory. Will this be the hardware shown at WWDC 2019? You’ll have to tune in on June 3rd. Read more to see the full slide.