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The OnePlus Nord N100 is the cheapest OnePlus phone in a long while - TechRadar
And it's joined by the OnePlus Nord N10 5G
We were expecting a OnePlus Nord Lite at some point, to follow up the OnePlus Nord, and it's been announced - sort of. Meet the OnePlus Nord N10 5G, and Nord N100, two new affordable phones unveiled by the brand looking to hit some new price points and entice new buyers. These handsets bring some pretty impressive specs considering the cost - the N10 5G has a display and camera that sound great for its cost, and the N100 sounds like a veritable battery beast. OnePlus Nord N10 5G (Image credit: OnePlus) Of the new duo, the OnePlus Nord N10 5G is perhaps the most closely related to the Nord with quite a few impressive features for its price. It's available for £329 (roughly $430, AU$600) - we'll update this article when global pricing is unveiled. The phone has a 6.49-inch display with a 90Hz refresh rate and FHD+ resolution, and that refresh speed particularly is impressive for a low-cost phone, but you'd have to wonder what's been removed to achieve that spec for this price point. The chipset used is a Snapdragon 690, a good processor for the price, and it's paired with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage. The battery is 4,300mAh, smaller than the N100 (as you'll see in a moment), but the 30W charging should allow you to power up the battery really quickly. As the name suggests, there's also 5G compatibility (although OnePlus has confirmed to TechRadar it's only the widely-used sub-6 band, not the mmWave that's used for hyper-speeds in some parts of the world). When it comes to the camera there are 64MP main snapper joined by ultra-wide, macro and monochrome extras, though the resolutions of the sensors haven't been detailed. There's a 16MP front-facing camera too, for selfie work, but we've not heard of any interesting additional features there. OnePlus Nord N100 (Image credit: OnePlus) Then there's the OnePlus Nord N100, a handset seemingly destined for our round-up of the best cheap phones. It has a low price of £179 in the UK (which converts to about $230, AU$330) - that's the cheapest phone OnePlus has put out in a long time. The Nord N100 has a 6.52-inch screen - the resolution and refresh rate haven't been detailed, but we'd guess they were HD and 60Hz respectively. It's broken up by a 'punch-hole' cut-out in the top left. The chipset here is the Snapdragon 460, which won't return incredible processing powers but it'll likely be good for the price point. There's also 4GB RAM and 64GB ROM - no 5G by the sounds of it. Perhaps the biggest selling point here is the 5,000mAh battery and, depending on the phone's display specs (that have yet to be detailed) it could power the handset for two whole days of use. Charging is 18W which is okay - these specs sound a lot like the Moto G8 Power Lite, which has a similar price too. There's a 13MP main camera joined by a bokeh and macro camera on the rear, but they, like the selfie camera, have unspecified resolutions. We need to know a lot more about these phones before we can say they sound truly exciting - we're waiting on more info from OnePlus at the moment and we'll make sure to get full reviews on both as soon as possible. The Nord N100 goes on sale on November 10, whereas the Nord N10 5G will be available later in November, so both are coming pretty soon. There's no news on US availability, though unlike for the original Nord, it does sound like the handsets will go on sale there eventually.
iPhone 12 Pro Max vs Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra: the ultimate smartphone showdown - TechRadar
It’s a battle of the phablet heavyweights.
Apple has finally lifted the lid on its latest range of iPhones, with the iPhone 12 Pro series finally earning that moniker with forward-thinking features for power users and professionals. The top-end phone is the iPhone 12 Pro Max, with all the company's best new features. But while the iPhone 12 Pro Max undoubtedly offers incredible performance, it's got top competition: the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra ranks highly among 2020s best mobile phones, and it's another heavyweight champion. That means its time to pit the two against each other to see which comes out on top, or which is best for you if you're on the market for a new super-smartphone. iPhone 12 Pro Max vs Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra price and availability Despite offering an impressive set of upgrades over last years iPhone 11 Pro Max, Apple has managed to offer its new, larger handset at the same price as the previous model while also doubling the base storage capacity. (Image credit: Future) This means the iPhone 12 Pro Max retails at a starting point of $1099 / £1099 / AU$1849, which still isnt cheap, but youre at least getting 128GB of storage for that. There are options that up this further, too, with the 256GB version setting you back $1199 / £1199 / AU$2019 or a 512GB unit for a whopping $1399 / £1399 / AU$2369. Meanwhile, the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra costs $1399.99 / £1199 / AU$1999 for the 5G version with 128GB, or the 512GB for £1399 (it's dependant on your carrier in the US or AU). As we can see, both brands are almost identically priced at the high-end of the market, with the Samsung phone coming in a little pricier. Its worth noting, though, that you can boost storage to 1TB in the Galaxy S20 Ultra with a microSD card, something Apple is unlikely to ever allow. iPhone 12 Pro Max vs Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra design Despite the initial outcry when it debuted, Apple hasnt seen fit to get rid of the controversial notch atop the iPhone 12 Pro Maxs display, while much of the general outline of the phone, too, remains almost identical to what came before. However, the differences from the iPhone 11 design are in the size and weight, with the iPhone 12 Pro Max adding a slither of extra screen real estate to its 11-series cousin (more on that shortly), so that the device measures 5.78 inches by 2.82 inches. (Image credit: Apple) The only other change of real note is in the choice of colors in which the phone is available. Midnight Green is out following its debut last year, replaced by a new Pacific Blue that sits alongside the mainstays of Silver, Graphite and Gold. Samsungs offerings are a little less exciting, but look great nonetheless. Cosmic Grey and Cosmic Black are pretty standard fare, but the Cloud White option has a nice pearlescent quality to it in the right light. Still, design-wise, the S20 Ultra is certainly a looker, forgoing a notch of its own and offering a “hole punch” camera buried within the display itself. Along with the edge-to-edge display, it offers a truly immersive experience, with a fingerprint scanner for security. Neither phone has a 3.5mm headphone jack, and the Samsung phone has a USB-C port, while the Apple device instead packs the company's proprietary Lightning Port. iPhone 12 Pro Max vs Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra display The iPhone 12 Pro Max represents a modest step up from the 11 Pro Max's 6.5-inch display up to 6.7-inches, making it not all that much smaller than an iPad Mini, as those have 7.9-inch screens. With a 2778 x 1284 resolution, the phone's Super Retina XDR screen is an OLED panel, presenting great color accuracy, impressive brightness and HDR support. Meanwhile, the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra offers a huge 6.9-inch AMOLED display, and it too is packed with great features such as a 3200 x 1440p resolution and a 120Hz refresh rate. (Image credit: Future) That refresh rate makes the device feel super-responsive, so much so that it feels like it knows what you want to do before you do it – but this does come at the cost of battery life. Still, for binge-watching your favorite TV shows, neither of these devices will let you down. The aforementioned notch and punch-hole might sway your allegiance one way or the other though. iPhone 12 Pro Max vs Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra cameras and battery life Lets get the big news out of the way: the iPhone 12 Pro Max doesnt include a power adapter (or EarPods) in the box. Apple says this is a result of the company trying to minimizing waste, but youll need to charge via USB unless you have one lying around. Despite many hoping that this would be the year that the iPhone moved to USB-C connectivity, Apple stuck with Lightning. Wireless charging is available, with Apples new MagSafe technology ensuring a more secure and powerful charge, but you'll need to use a MagSafe wireless charger to reach 15W wireless powering - otherwise you're on a slow 7.5W For wired charging, youll need to invest in a fast-charge capable power adapter to be able to charge the phone to 50% in around 30 minutes which is the advertised speed. Still, once its charged, youll be able to enjoy around 20 hours of video playback on the device according to Apple. The S20 Ultra does include a charger in the box, and a pair of AKG earphones, too. It also has a 5000mAh battery, from which youll get around 25 hours of talk time. 40W fast charging is available right out of the box, as well as 15W wireless powering and reverse power-sharing at 4.5W, which lets you use the S20 Ultra as a charging pad to power up other devices. iPhone 12 Pro Max (Image credit: Apple) As for cameras, the raw numbers certainly dont tell the entire story. Apples phone offers three 12MP rear sensors paired with the same Ultra Wide, Wide, and Telephoto cameras from last year, but the 12 Pro Max offers up to 12x digital zoom on the latter, which the iPhone 11 Pro Max didn't reach. You also get 2.5x optical zoom in, 2x optical zoom out, and 5x optical zoom range and there's a LiDAR scanner to help with depth-sensing and AR. On the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra, theres a quad-camera array featuring 108MP main, 12MP ultra-wide and 48MP telephoto cameras, the latter boasting the ability to zoom up to 10 times without any loss in quality, or up to 100 times if distortion isnt an issue. The final snapper is a 0.3MP 'Time of Flight' sensor for improved depth sensing. The S20 Ultra can also shoot 8K video (the iPhone remains at 4K), but the iPhone can record (and edit) Dolby Vision HDR. Finally, the iPhone 12 Pro Max offers a 12MP front-facing TrueDepth camera for FaceID, while the S20 Ultra offers an impressive 40MP front-facing camera. iPhone 12 Pro Max vs Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra specs and features As you may have gathered, these devices pack an incredible amount of tech into what are – despite their screen sizes – small packages. Both offer 5G connectivity, which ensures lightning-fast downloads and uploads in areas that support it, but can add a premium onto your monthly bill depending on your network of choice. (Image credit: Future) The S20 Ultra is an Android phone running Android 10, which means for fans of Googles mobile OS, the choice is a simple one. The phone offers excellent gaming performance, and the bright screen and excellent suite of cameras make it ideal for “point and shoot” excursions and editing on-the-fly. If youre locked into Apples ecosystem, then the iPhone 12 Pro Max is the best it gets, and it comes on iOS 14. The sizeable display, new A14 Bionic processor, and a wide variety of photography tricks make it Apples finest (and largest) handset yet. iPhone 12 Pro Max Vs Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra takeaway Lets be honest, youre unlikely to go far wrong picking up either of these devices – which is the way it should be when you consider the price youll be paying. While Samsungs Galaxy S20 Ultra has the edge when it comes to more megapixels and a larger display, which of the devices you go for will really come down to your choice of operating system. Both the iPhone 12 Pro Max and the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra are premium phones, full to the brim with top features. Thankfully, theres room enough in the market for both.
Apple MacBook with ARM processor could arrive in November - TechRadar
Might this be Apple’s most affordable MacBook in years?
Apples first Mac with an ARM processor will be a laptop, and itll be launched in November according to the latest from the rumor mill. This comes from a Bloomberg report by Mark Gurman, a well-known Apple leaker who insists: The first Mac laptop with Apples own processor, among other products, will emerge at another launch in November. When Gurman says ‘another launch, he refers to one following the big iPhone 12 event Apple (almost certainly) has planned taking place in just a couple of days, on October 13. As MacRumors, which spotted this, observes, Gurman had previously indicated that an ARM-powered Mac would arrive by November, meaning an October launch seemed like a possibility maybe alongside the new iPhone but it appears that is now not the case, and itll be in November. As ever, treat this with the usual caution that should be applied to any rumor, but the source has a good track record in this case. As noted, Gurman asserts that this first device will be a laptop, although the rumor mill cant seem to decide what model(s) of MacBook might be coming first with ARM chips (perhaps a MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, or the return of the vanilla MacBook 12-inch or some combination of the aforementioned devices). Apple has, of course, previously promised that it will deliver one ARM-powered Mac before 2020 is out, although subsequent buzz from the laptop grapevine did theorize that perhaps issues around Covid-19 could scupper Apples plans and we could witness a delay until 2021. However, weve also heard theories of a November launch floating around at the same time, and Gurmans fresh report underlines this possibility. Another heavyweight Apple leaker, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, believes that we will see a MacBook Pro 13-inch launched possibly alongside a MacBook Air with ARM CPUs in the final quarter of 2020. One obvious line of attack for Apple is to produce a highly affordable laptop to point to an obvious advantage of switching from Intel to ARM, in terms of persuading early adopters to make that big change and there have been rumors that we could see the cheapest MacBook in years emerge. Fingers crossed on that score.
OnePlus 8 Pro vs Samsung Galaxy S20: classy 120Hz flagships face off - TechRadar
Mutually assured distraction
Two of the best Android phones released in 2020 so far, you really couldnt go wrong with either the OnePlus 8 Pro or the Samsung Galaxy S20. We thought wed get that out of the way at the start, because its the last time were going to be so magnanimous. Sharing identical review scores, similar pricing, and a nip-and-tuck spec list, were looking at an incredibly tight fight. These two phones are direct competitors for your hard-earned money, so it pays to know which holds the overall advantage. And to do that we need to break things down, spec by spec, and re-examine our thoughts on each. At the end of it all, well bring you our view on which is the better of the two: is it the Samsung Galaxy S20 or the OnePlus 8 Pro? Lets find out. Samsung Galaxy S20 vs OnePlus 8 Pro price and availability Lets kick things off with some baseline numbers. Which of these two Android flagship titans is the newest, and which is the cheapest? The two phones launched in 2020 within a month and a half of one another, with the Galaxy S20 landing first on March 6 and the OnePlus 8 Pro arriving a little later on April 21. In terms of cost, theyre very closely matched indeed. Taking the official Samsung website as our source, prices of the Galaxy S20 start from £799/AU$1,349; note that this 4G Galaxy S20 isnt available in the US. Over on the OnePlus website, the OnePlus 8 Pro starts from £799/$899 (around AU$1,406), but it isnt available in Australia. Further up the price scale, the 5G-ready Samsung Galaxy S20 costs £899 / $1,000 / AU$1,499, and the OnePlus 8 Pro 12GB RAM with 256GB of storage costs £899 / $999 (about AU$1,597). It should be noted that availability across these models and territories is pretty patchy. Also, youll find plenty of discounting if you shop around. Samsungs own websites in the UK and Australia are currently selling the S20 for less than RRP, for example. Design Image 1 of 2 Samsung Galaxy S20 (Image credit: Future) Image 2 of 2 The OnePlus 8 Pro (Image credit: Aakash Jhaveri) These are two handsome flagship phones, each sporting a modern, curvaceous glass-and-metal look. But there are some noteworthy differences. If we were to make a choice based on aesthetic value alone, we might just be pushed to go with the Samsung Galaxy S20. The South Korean manufacturer makes some of the most attractive phones in the business, and the Galaxy S20 is no exception. The main advantage it has over the OnePlus 8 Pro is that its much lighter at 163g versus 199g, and its also half a millimetre thinner. The Galaxy S20 is a centimetre shorter and half a centimetre narrower than the 8 Pro, which makes it a far more pocketable phone. Beyond being easier to handle, the Samsung dramatically lessens the severity of its display edge curves in comparison to previous generation handsets. More importantly, its a far flatter display than that of the OnePlus 8 Pro, which leads to fewer false presses and visual distortions with landscape content. Both phones opt for a hole-punch selfie camera, but while the OnePlus 8 Pro positions it in the top-left corner, the Galaxy S20 places it centrally. This is largely a matter of preference, but Samsungs placement is a little more unique to our eyes, not to mention symmetrical. Turning the two phones over, Samsung has opted to place its camera to one side, while the OnePlus positions its unit in the middle. Both phones wobble on a flat surface, but in different ways. The OnePlus 8 Pros camera protrudes more noticeably, however, which we found annoying. Samsung offers its handset in a wider range of colors 5 against 3 and each has a glossier finish than that of the OnePlus 8 Pro. Fans who like their phones a little more understated might prefer OnePluss more matte finish. Kudos to OnePlus for sticking with that physical alert slider, too. Its a real boon. Display Image 1 of 2 OnePlus 8 Pro (Image credit: TechRadar) Image 2 of 2 Samsung Galaxy S20 (Image credit: Future) Samsung typically wins when its involved in any flagship display comparison, but things arent so simple with the OnePlus 8 Pro involved. Both screens are excellent, and among the very best you can get in a phone today. Were looking at a pair of vibrant AMOLEDs capable of up to QHD+ resolutions and 120Hz refresh rates. But the OnePlus 8 Pro wins out for a couple of reasons. The most obvious is that its bigger at 6.78 inches next to the Samsung Galaxy S20s 6.2-inch screen. More significantly, the OnePlus is capable of outputting at QHD and 120Hz simultaneously. With the Samsung phone, its a case of either or. This means that at any one time, if you crank up the OnePlus 8 Pro screen to the max, its either sharper or more fluid than its rival. Were genuinely surprised that Samsung hasnt introduced a ‘fix with a subsequent update, but we can only assume that the company couldnt figure out the battery life implications. Its a notable win for OnePlus, then, but dont let that put you off the Samsung Galaxy S20 entirely. We called its display “one of the best screens available on a smartphone right now” in our review, and that remains the case. Camera The Samsung Galaxy S20 (Image credit: Future) Just a year or two ago, a comparison between these two companies flagship phone cameras would have resulted in an easy win for Samsung. The South Korean company has been near the top of the mobile photography tree for years now, while OnePlus has always come up short. Not any more. The OnePlus 8 Pro offers the first genuinely competitive flagship camera experience from the company yet. Thats largely thanks to a main 48-megapixel f/1.78 Sony IMX689 image sensor, which is one of the largest youll find in any phone. A 48-megapixel ultra-wide-angle lens offers a capable zoomed-out alternative, and while we ‘d have liked a slightly sharper telephoto sensor than the 3x 8-megapixel unit provided, its still capable of decent shots. The 5-megapixel colour filter camera is a gimmick, though. As youd expect from Samsung, the Galaxy S20 is a highly capable all-round snapper. It might not have the huge main sensor of the Galaxy S20 Ultra, but it still comes up with the goods. Its led by a 12-megapixel f/1.8 sensor, which produces larger pixels than its rival (1.8µm versus 1.12µm). This is backed by a 64-megapixel f/2.0 3x telephoto and a 12-megapixel f/2.2 ultra-wide. Those are the facts and figures, but in reality both are flexible, all-round capable camera systems, and the differences largely come down to variations in color science and the like. In general use, the Samsung Galaxy S20 produces shots with punchier, more vibrant colors that might better suit an Instagram post than those taken with the OnePlus. The OnePlus 8 Pro, on the other hand, produces more muted but also more natural-looking shots. If you want to capture a moment as it looks to your naked eye, the OnePlus will probably do a better job. However, Samsungs wide-angle camera takes in a broader field of view than OnePluss, which means its more useful at what it sets out to do. In terms of Night mode, the OnePlus 8 Pros larger sensor pays off with brighter, less noisy low-light shots. It takes these low-light shots surprisingly quickly, too, which is useful. When it comes to video, though, the Samsung Galaxy S20 gets bragging rights, with support for 8K video at 30fps. The OnePlus 8 Pro can ‘only manage 4K at 60 fps. Specs and performance The OnePlus 8 Pro (Image credit: Aakash Jhaveri) If we were writing this part of the comparison from the US, then it would be a straight-up tie. Both the OnePlus 8 Pro and the US model of the Samsung Galaxy S20 run on the blazing-fast Snapdragon 865 CPU. Perhaps the OnePlus 8 Pro would gain a slight edge, thanks to the option of 12GB of LDDR5 RAM over the fixed 8GB in the Samsung Galaxy S20. But this makes minimal difference in practical terms. As it is, were writing this from the UK, where the so-called global model of the Samsung Galaxy S20 is sold. And that phone runs on Samsungs own Exynos 990 CPU. Weve seen this waved away as being roughly equivalent in certain quarters. However, the brutal fact is the Exynos isnt as fast as the Snapdragon 865, as shown by benchmark tests. In day-to-day terms, and even with most high-end games, this difference isnt readily apparent, but it does make the OnePlus 8 Pro slightly more future-proof. Weve also experienced the odd glitch when it comes to gaming on the Exynos 990, which suggests an inferior level of support from developers. Another specification that runs in the OnePlus 8 Pros favor is 5G, which comes as standard no matter the model you opt for. With the entry-level Galaxy S20, you only get 4G connectivity. When it comes to storage, both phones have their advantages. The OnePlus 8 Pro offers the option to double your storage to 256GB, while the Galaxy S20 offers 128GB or nothing. However, with the Samsung you also get a microSD slot for expansion purposes, which isnt included with the OnePlus. One final area of comparison is software. Samsung has come a long way with its own One UI, to the point where its now attractive and easy to use. But OnePlus tops it with its clean and fluid OxygenOS, which feels similar to stock Android but with an extra injection of customizability and speed. You dont get as much bloatware as you do with the Galaxy S20, either. Battery life The OnePlus 8 Pro has a 4510mAh battery, which is much bigger than the Samsung Galaxy S20s 4000mAh unit. That largely accounts for the difference in size and weight. Both phones will last a day of normal use, with double figures left in the tank. However, its worth pointing out that the OnePlus 8 Pro is generally being asked to do a little more. Or at least it is if you set the screen to output at QHD and 120Hz. In terms of charging technology, both phones have reversible wireless capabilities, so you can charge your wireless buds off the back of them if you wish. The OnePlus 8 Pro supports 30W wireless charging, if you buy the appropriate charger, while the Samsung supports a slower (but still quick) 15W standard. If its truly the speed youre after, though, the OnePlus 8 Pro comes out on top with its rapid 30W Warp Charge 30T system. The Galaxy S20 comes with a fast wired charger, too, but its a little slower at 25W. Takeaway Image 1 of 2 OnePlus 8 Pro (Image credit: Future) Image 2 of 2 Samsung Galaxy S20 (Image credit: Future) Its tough to separate these two phones, and there are many parallels when it comes to price, design and screen technology. While its far from a clean sweep, though, wed give the clear edge to the OnePlus 8 Pro. Offering up a bigger display that can be cranked up to QHD and 120Hz simultaneously, this is something the Galaxy S20 simply cant match. The OnePlus is also a better performer than the global Galaxy S20 model, and you get 5G connectivity regardless of the SKU you opt for. When it comes to photography, both cameras have their strengths and foibles. The OnePlus 8 Pros shots are perhaps more natural-looking and more capable in low light, while the Samsung produces punchier colors and more expansive ultra-wide shots, as well as offering the potential for 8K video capture. Finally, wed give the OnePlus 8 Pro the nod when it comes to software. OxygenOS is simply a cleaner, faster, and less bloatware-ridden experience than Samsungs One UI. If you prefer smaller phones, or if you catch wind of a cut-price deal, then the Samsung Galaxy S20 is still a brilliant pick, and one of the best phones on the market right now. But if we were given a straight choice between the two, the OnePlus 8 Pro would get our money.
Want Chromecast with Google TV free?Here's how to get it - TechRadar
One month of YouTube TV costs more than the dongle
Chromecast with Google TV is already an affordable dongle, but why pay for it at all when Google will give you one for free? Subscribe to YouTube TV, Google's live online TV platform with 85+ channels for $64.99/month, and Google will send you a free Chromecast with Google TV. After your free two-week YouTube TV trial, you must pay for the first month before you will receive a promotional email from Google. It will take you to the Google Store, where you can redeem your free code for the Snow Chromecast with Google TV — not the Sunrise or Sky colors, unfortunately. According to the offer terms (scroll to the bottom for this deal), you must subscribe 'between October 15, 2020 and December 31, 2020', then redeem your offer on the Google Store before February 28, 2021. Based on the fact that YouTube is advertising the deal now, this means they don't consider you subscribed until you pay for your first month two weeks from now, which would put you past the October 15 restriction. Considering the Chromecast with Google TV only costs $50 on its own, this is truly only a deal if you want live TV, as you'll spend $65 for six weeks of live TV and the dongle instead of $115 for the dongle and live TV. Current YouTube TV subscribers have no way to take advantage of this deal, which is a shame. Google is also selling a bundle which includes any color of the Chromecast with Google TV and 6 months of the Netflix Standard Streaming Plan two-screen plan (normally about $128 separately) for $90. Unfortunately this bundle is currently sold out, and the Netflix Standard plan doesn't enable 4K content. (Via 9to5Google)
This Lenovo laptop has a controversial feature no other notebook offers - TechRadar
A built-in earphone drawer is certainly unique
The Lenovo ThinkBook 15 Gen 2 i (note the i) looks relatively unimpressive from the outside but this new laptop has pioneered a new way of consuming multimedia-content on the move. In what is one of the most unique features we've seen for a while, the device offers branded integrated wireless earbuds that can be stored inside the laptop, delivering what Lenovo calls a completely new audio experience. These ThinkBook earbuds will charge automatically when stored in a dedicated drawer (where they are charged) and connect to the laptop audio system instantly (via Bluetooth) when taken out. Muting and unmuting yourself during calls requires merely a double tap on the earbuds. These aural peripheral devices are also equipped with dual microphones and environmental noise cancellation to, “make online meetings more effective than ever before”, Lenovo says. If that wasnt clear enough, this business laptop targets WFHomers, small and medium businesses as well as ROBO (remote office/branch office) environments. Theres even a dedicated button to reach Lenovo support faster; pressing it will automatically send device details such as the serial number of the laptop. Sadly, theres no Zero Touch login, a security feature that locks and unlocks your device depending on your face and physical presence. Confusingly, theres the ThinkBook 15 Gen 2 i, the ThinkBook 15 Gen 2 AMD, the ThinkBook 15p i; only the first one, which features an Intel 11th generation processor, will come with the earbuds. Expect it to go on sale from October 2020 starting at $569. Note that the ThinkPad E15 Gen 2 i will also get these groovy earbuds.
Where to buy Nvidia RTX 3090: find stock here - TechRadar
Where to get Nvidia's behemoth
RTX 3090 orders: quick links US: Nvidia: currently out of stock Best Buy: currently out of stock Newegg: currently out of stock B&H: stock 'coming soon' Micro Center: unavailable online Adorama: temporarily unavailable UK: Nvidia: currently out of stock Overclockers: available to pre-order Scan: check for latest stock information Ebuyer: available to pre-order The Nvidia Geforce RTX 3090 is now out, and is arguably the most powerful consumer graphics card and it's now available to buy. At $1,499 (£1,399, around AU$2,030), this isn't going to be a GPU for everyone, but if you're after a cutting edge and future-proof graphics card that can also dabble in 8K gaming, then this is the card for you. If it's not what you're after, check out our where to buy the RTX 3080 guide, and we'll show you where to buy the 3090's smaller sibling. As you may have been aware, the RTX 3080 launch was a bit of a nightmare, with the GPU selling out almost instantly, and while the RTX 3090 is a more niche card, getting hold of it may still be tricky. In fact, Nvidia has already apologized for the RTX 3090 graphics card selling out before its even launched. While RTX 3090 stock is low, and buying one is still tricky, we're here to help by checking all the major sites to see who has RTX 3090 stock. We'll be updating this article regularly, so keep an eye on it to make sure you don't miss out. The latest Nvidia RTX 3090 deals available now We'll list all the latest Nvidia RTX 3090 stock below as soon as it's available. Keep refreshing, though, because we're going to see inventory come and go from retailers constantly due to skyrocketing demand over the next 24 hours. Where to buy RTX 3090 in the US Orders for the Nvidia RTX 3090 are now live in the US. You may need to be patient and refresh occasionally for retailers websites to get to the page where you can place your order. Nvidia RTX 3090 deals at NvidiaThink going direct to the source, Nvidia itself, will get you an RTX 3090? It seems like it may be tricky, as the site is running slow, but it does appear like you can buy not just the Founder's Edition, but other third party models as well.View Deal Nvidia RTX 3090 deals at B&HThe B&H website is showing that all its RTX 3090 cards are 'coming soon'. This likely means they are out of stock, but you can click 'Notify When Available' to get a head's up when they go back in stock. The Zotac Gaming GeForce RTX 3090 Trinity is the cheapest, at $1,499.View Deal Where to buy RTX 3090 in the UK The Nvidia RTX 3090 is now on sale in the UK as well, though stock is proving to be just as hard to get there as well. Here's what we've found so far: Nvidia RTX 3090 deals at NvidiaNvidia is selling RTX 3090 on its own UK website as well, but the site is running slow. It does appear like you can buy not just the Founder's Edition, but other third party models as well.View Deal Nvidia RTX 3090 stock at EbuyerEBuyer is also live, and is offering £25 cashback on certain RTX 3090 GPUs. However, none seem available to buy just at the moment - it just says 'Coming Soon' and there's no date.View Deal Nvidia RTX 3080 stock at ScanScan is also selling a range of RTX 3090 cards, but the choice is a bit more limited, and none of them seem to be in stock at the moment. However, some, like the Gigabyte Nvidia RTX 3090 Gaming OC card, are available to pre-order, with stock expected September 2020.View Deal Can't get an RTX 3090? Here's some more great graphics card deals:
Microsoft kills off Windows 10 update that had been slowing down PCs - Techradar
Goodbye Windows 10 update KB4559309, we hardly knew ye. After less than two months, in which the Windows 10 update managed to annoy many users by seemingly slowing down their devices, Microsoft has now unceremoniously killed off the update. As Windows Latest reports, the Windows 10 update KB4559309 update was supposed to replace the old Edge web browser with the new and improved Chromium-based Edge web browser. However, many users reported that after installing the update, their PCs began to perform poorly, while Windows 10 also booted slowly. To make matters worse, KB4559309 is an automatic update, which meant users didn’t have a say in whether or not Windows 10 should download and install it. After receiving numerous complaints about the update, Microsoft has now pulled the update, and replaced it with KB4576754, which so far seems to be working as intended. This is once again an automatic update, and will change the old version of Edge to the new, and we think better, version. As Microsoft states in a support page for the update, “This update replaces previously released updates KB4541301, KB4541302 and KB4559309.” While we’re somewhat dismayed to see yet another problematic Windows 10 update, we’re at least glad that Microsoft has been quick to fix this issue.
What does the PS5 HD Camera accessory do, and should you buy it? - TechRadar
Strike a pose for your PS5
So, youve managed to pick a PS5 pre-order. Maybe even a PlayStation 5 bundle with an extra DualSense controller and a few PS5 games. Well done! Youve taken your first steps towards the next-generation of gaming. But Sonys also shipping a load of accessories to go with its new console too, from headsets to media remotes. Theyre self explanatory but what can you do with the new PS5 HD Camera? How much does the PS5 HD Camera cost? And when will it launch? The PS5 HD Camera will launch alongside the PS5 itself on November 12. It costs $59.99 / £49.99 / AU$99.95. What is the PS5 HD Camera for? (Image credit: Sony) It films you! Of course! But thats a really useful tool if youre one of the growing number of gamers, professional or amateur, how are keen streamers, sharing your views on games with an audience in real-time as you play. Applications like Twitch and YouTube Gaming have huge audiences and many popular celebrity streamers, many of whom make a living through sponsorship deals such is the size of their audiences. The PS5s DualSense controller has a dedicated ‘Create button, letting you jump straight into the consoles broadcast and video editing functions. The camera itself captures 1080p video so isnt of the highest resolution by todays 4K standards, but does feature dual wide-angle lenses. These are not only great for getting a wide view of your surroundings from a relatively close position to the person being filmed, but also could potentially be used for depth perception as could perhaps be needed for any future PlayStation VR headset. As for where to put it, the PS5 HD Camera sits either on top of your TV or below it, wired up to your console and through a built in stand. It can be angled and adjusted to suit your needs. The PS5 HD Cameras neatest trick: background removal (Image credit: Sony) Have you been enjoying making use of video conferencing softwares fun virtual background options during the lockdown? Looks like the PS5 and the PS5 HD Camera will be able to offer something similar. A built-in background removal tool will let those using the PS5 HD Camera either crop around their environment to get just the essentials in frame, or remove it completely like a green screen, letting them sit right in front of the in-game action on their clips. Do you need the PS5 HD camera? Are you a hardcore game streamer, who likes to put their face, as well as their voice, over footage of you pwning your favorite games? Then the camera accessory may be for you. Its a made-for-PS5, Sony-built bit of kit, and will likely offer the most seamless way to get your videos made, shared, and edited within the PlayStation 5 consoles interface itself. However, weve yet to see that interface running, or alternatives from third-party manufacturers that could well offer more features for their respective price tags. At this early stage in the next-gen game, it could well be worth streamers waiting to see what other manufacturers have planned, as well as how services like Twitch and YouTube plan to integrate with the new console. For everyone else, we think you can safely pass on the camera. Theres as-yet no specific in-game features that make use of it though that may of course change in the future. The one exception would be if it were a requirement for a next-generation PlayStation VR 2 headset, but that hasnt been announced yet. And, if youre looking to use your current PSVR headset for backwards compatibility games, Sony assures that it will work with the PS5, meaning its camera presumably will too. For now, wed say you can save some cash and skip the PS5 HD Camera as a result. As soon as the PlayStation 5 is available to pre-order,we'll email you with all of the best deals and bundle offers. It's possible the first wave of products will sell out quickly so get your pre-order in ahead of the queue! Send me details about other relevant products from Techradar and other Future brands. Send me details about other relevant products from third parties. No spam, we promise. You can unsubscribe at any time and we'll never share your details without your permission.
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PS5 pre-orders at Walmart just sold out – here's how find it in stock - TechRadar
PS5 Walmart pre-orders are happening right now, but finding one requires refreshing the page for up a half hour
PS5 Walmart pre-orders are in stock kind of. It's the only US retailer with the new PlayStation in stock periodically. You must go to the link below and keep refreshing. Walmart has two PS5 pre-order pages: Try to nab either version. It may be your only chance to get a PS5 before 2021, and no, you won't see a cheap price during Black Friday 2020. No American retailer needs to discount the PS5 this year. Act fast. PS5 pre-order Walmart tips 1. Keep refreshing even if PS5 is 'out of stock'The Walmart PS5 pre-order page will say "Out of stock" in red text. That's true, but it's also a lie. We saw this with new AirPods on Black Friday. It'll be sold out one second and the next come back in stock. 2. Stay in touch on TwitterWe're documenting the entire experience and trying to find more PS5 consoles in stock. Keep trying for PS5 pre-orders, folks. Walmart does this routinely it's there and it's gone. It's there and it's gone. We saw this with new AirPods on Black Friday. I'm tracking PS5 Walmart pre-orders here: https://t.co/fRS0JoRsxM https://t.co/QFrdouEQPLSeptember 18, 2020 3. Grab either version of the PS5 pre-orderAt this point, don't be picky. A lot of people are debating between the PS5 vs the PS5 Digital Edition. Right now, if you want it in 2020, splurge on the more expensive PS5 Standard Edition. It's $100 more, but in our estimation, worth the cash since physical games often go cheaper in the long run. 4. Log into Walmart ahead of timeIn the time you read the title of point #3, the original PS5 pre-orders sold out. That's how fast this new PlayStation console is selling. It sold out in seconds, not minutes. 5. Get someone to help you buy itHow much do your friends and family love you? Having a friend try to secure you a PS5 pre-order isn't a bad idea when the website could be down for you, but up for someone else. Walmart will have PS5 pre-orders, which is going to be a relief to anyone who hasn't been able to find the new Sony PlayStation 5 in stock in the last 24 hours. PS5 will be "available to purchase starting at 6:00 PM PT / 9:00 PM ET on Thursday, September 17" says the official Walmart PS5 pre-order page description. In other words: this is not a drill. Here's where you can find the two PS5 editions on sale in moments: Walmart may to be your one opportunity to pre-order the PS5, but you'll have to act fast. The PS5 sold out last night within seven minutes, and a lot of gamers weren't able to find the system in stock anywhere. That doesn't bode well for Black Friday 2020, where PS5 deals will be non-existent. In fact, you'll be lucky to find the PS5 in stock before 2021 the way things are going. You won't be able to go to the store and find the system for weeks or months if history of console launches repeat themselves. Other US stores that HAD PS5 pre-orders (and sold out)
- Best Buy : pre-orders live previously - more on the way
- Amazon : pre-orders live previously - currently out of stock
- GameStop : pre-orders live previously - more on the way
- Sam's Club: pre-orders live previously - more on the way