Battle of the big gaming laptops

first_img See it Share your voice Laptops with the best battery life: See the top laptops and 2-in-1 PCs with the longest battery life. Fastest gaming laptops, ranked: All the most-powerful gaming laptops tested in the CNET Labs. More news and reviews for PC and Mac laptops, tablets and desktops.   Video playback battery drain test Razer Blade Pro 17 Far Cry 5 (fps) Note: Longer bars indicate better performance 3DMark Port Royal (RTX) Note: Longer bars indicate better performance 5003 7346 Razer Blade Pro 17 Note: Longer bars indicate better performance Razer Blade Pro 17 934 5953 96 Preview • Razer Blade Pro: the best graphics in a thin laptop for an insane price Note: Longer bars indicate better performance 98 4332 $3,299 Microsoft Windows 10 Home (64-bit); 2.2GHz Intel Core i7-8750H; 32GB DDR4 SDRAM 2,666MHz; 8GB Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 with Max-Q Design; 512GB SSD + 2TB HDD Origin PC Evo 16-S Origin PC Evo 16-S 3DMark Time Spy Razer Blade Pro 17 7606 23251 Origin PC Evo 16-S Note: Longer bars indicate better performance Tags 4548 4954 5 Razer Blade Pro 17center_img 321 Origin PC Evo 16-S Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. Origin PC Evo 16-S Razer Blade Pro 17 Comments Note: Longer bars indicate better performance Review • Razer Blade Pro review: Which organs can you live without? Origin PC Evo 16-S 18682 Razer Blade Pro 17 Razer Blade Pro 17 Note: Longer bars indicate better performance Geekbench 4 (multicore) System Configurations Razer Blade Pro 17 3DMark Fire Strike Ultra PCMark 10 Pro Edition 1241 Microsoft Windows 10 Home (64-bit); 2.6GHz Intel Core i7-9750H; 16GB DDR4 SDRAM 2,667MHz; 8GB Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 with Max-Q Design; 512GB SSD Origin PC Evo 16-S CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Cinebench R15 CPU This is less of a pure head-to-head than a comparison between two laptops that share plenty of similarities but also have a lot of differences. One is sleeker, but it’s also more expensive and less configurable. The other has a keyboard, touchpad and other built-in features that you’ll never love, but is much more configurable and potentially less expensive if you pick your parts wisely.  See the Blade Pro at RazerSee the Evo16-S at Origin PC The 16-inch Origin PC Evo16-S. Sarah Tew/CNET Some gaming laptops go for heft and size, hitting us up with more power than any (current) game needs. The Alienware Area-51m and Origin PC Eon17-X comes to mind, as does the upcoming Asus Mothership. Others go for portability, sacrificing screen size and muscle for a smaller footprint, like the Dell G5 15. But what if we could get the best of both worlds? A gaming laptop that was reasonably slim and portable, but also powerful, and with a screen larger than 15 inches? I’ve seen a few systems like that, such as the Asus Zephyrus, and recently I’ve had a chance to spend some extended time with two others, the updated 2019 version of the 17-inch Razer Blade Pro and the also-updated 16-inch Origin PC Evo16-S. Both are powered by Nvidia’s latest RTX 2080 Max-Q graphics cards, both have a 2.6GHz Intel Core i7-9750H GPU, and both are very, very expensive. Note that both are also configurable, so you can buy them with an array of different components, and that’s one of our first 04-razer-blade-proThe 17-inch Razer Blade Pro. Sarah Tew/CNET CustomizationAs currently configured (and built-to-order PCs can change price frequently, depending on component supply), the Evo16-S is $2,835. I originally assumed that didn’t include the snazzy custom lid promoting the upcoming video game Control, but Origin PC tells me you can indeed get that lid art for that price. The system starts at around $1,800, and between graphics, processors and storage options, there are dozens of different possible configurations. Some lid design options can run $150-$250 extra, but every one I’ve seen looks great, with an automotive-like color finish or intricate design.  The Razer Blade Pro offers only three configurations, each with a different GPU, from $2,499 for an Nvidia RTX 2060 to $2,799 for the RTX 2070 Max-Q to $3,199 for our test unit with the RTX 2080 MAx-Q. All three models have 16GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD. One thing you can’t change on either one right now is the display. Both have a 1,920×1,080 144Hz non-touch display. Razer’s looks better, and it’s one inch larger (measured diagonally), but the Origin PC’s screen bezel is much thinner than on some of the company’s previous laptops. DesignMaking gaming laptops is a tough, capital-intensive business. Even more so if you want them to look nice. Razer is one of the only relatively new names in the laptop game that came in with completely new, custom-designed hardware. It’s been high-design from day one and has only improved with each generation. The current 17-inch Blade Pro is a big step over the previous model, with a tinnier screen bezel, smaller footprint and (finally!) a touch pad in the right spot, under the space bar. Compare that to the Evo16-S, which isn’t nearly as slick and modern-looking. That’s because nearly every small to midsize boutique gaming PC builder creates their laptops from the same small collection of premade bodies, often from companies like Clevo. The machines get spruced up with overclocked components, custom lids and software and hardware tweaks, but they’re almost always stuck with stock keyboards, touchpads and displays, which are never fantastic. But the Evo16-S does have one extra trick up its off-the-shelf sleeve. The company has been innovating in custom colors and paintjobs on its desktops and laptops for years. This unit had a custom graphic from an upcoming game called Control, and it looked amazing, with rich colors, edge-to-edge coverage. These custom graphics add a lot to the cost, though. And it’s a bold move tying your $3,000 laptop’s identity to game that hasn’t even been released yet. razer-blade-pro-17-2019-12Gaming on the Blade Pro. Sarah Tew/CNET PerformanceSame GPU, same CPU, some differences in RAM and storage. It should be no surprise that the performance scores for both these laptops were similar. The Razer was faster in some tests, the Origin PC was faster in others. In most cases, they were in the same ballpark.  Razer Blade Pro Computers Laptops Gaming Origin PC Evo 16-S 304 Origin PC Evo 16-S Mentioned Above Razer Blade Pro 5841 Note: Longer bars indicate better performance Asus Dell Intel Nvidia Razerlast_img read more


Fresh areas flooded in Sirajganj

first_imgThe flood situation in Sirajganj has worsened. Photo: Prothom AloThe flood situation in Sirajganj has worsened following a rise in the Jamuna water level on Wednesday morning, reports UNB.“The Jamuna River was flowing 146 centimetres above the danger level at Sirajganj point at 6:00am,” said executive engineer of Water Development Board (WDB) in Sirajganj Syed Hasan Imam.Fresh areas were inundated as water level of the Jamuna River had risen by 19 centimetres in the last 24 hours, he added.Low-lying areas of Sadar, Kajipur, Belkuchi, Chouhali and Shahjadpur upazilas remained submerged by Jamuna water since Tuesday.last_img read more


Lightning kills 9 across Bengal

first_imgKolkata: Nine persons were killed and others injured in lightning strikes and thunderstorm across the state.Three persons were killed and some others injured after they were struck by lightning in separate incidents in Murshidabad, while one person died in the same district after a wall fell on him during a thunderstorm on Wednesday morning.Three more were killed in Nadia. Two were killed in North 24-Parganas, while one was killed in North Dinajpore. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsA thunderstorm, coupled with rain, lashed the district on Wednesday morning. According to an administrative official from the district, there was heavy shower in various parts of Murshidabad for more than three hours, when the accidents took place. The regional meteorological centre at Alipore has predicted thunderstorm in the city and its adjoining districts on late Wednesday night.According to the police, two among the deceased were from Indrani village under Kandi sub-division, while the other was a resident of Bharatpur. Whereas in the third incident, a 35-year-old man, supposedly a manager of a brick kiln, died when a wall of the brick kiln fell on him at Sagardighi area of the same district. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedOliul Seikh (45) and Basidur Seikh (15), both residents of Indrani village, were returning home after ploughing a field when lightning struck them. The victims died at the spot. After being informed, police recovered their bodies and sent them to Kandi Sub-Divisional Hospital for an autopsy. In the other incident, a class V student, Sajib Seikh, was playing in the rain with some of his companions at Bharatpur when lightning struck them. Two of his associates Roni Seikh (19) and Sohail Seikh (16) received critical injuries in the incident. They are undergoing treatment at Kandi Sub-Divisional Hospital. It may be mentioned here that at least 13 people were killed and 20 others had been injured after lightning struck various parts of the state on Monday morning. Selim Seikh (35) died when a wall inside a brick kiln fell on him at Sagardighi during the storm. The victim was the manager of the brick kiln. Three other workers of the brick kiln were injured in the incident. They were rushed to Murshidabad Medical College and Hospital by the local residents. One person was killed when portion of a wall collapsed and fell on him at Sagardighi area of the district, the police said. It may be mentioned here that after Monday’s incident in which 13 people were killed, various district authorities had issued an alert to all the blocks, urging people not to be in the open or working in the field to avert such incidents.last_img read more


5 Gadgets to Make Your Home a Smarter Place

first_img Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals December 2, 2013 4 min read We might not quite be in the age of The Jetsons yet, but there are quite a few gadgets on the market than can make you feel a little more like you’re living in the future.More than something to just keep you connected the web, your wireless network can now be used to keep you connected to your home or home office while you’re out on town, ensuring that your home stays safe and even making sure you have what you need to make breakfast in the morning.Here are five of our favorite gadgets in the growing connected-home market that would even give the Jetsons’ robot assistant Rosie a run for her money:1. LockitronLockitron is a Wi-Fi-connected door lock that allows you to lock and unlock your door using your smartphone. The $179 lock is simple to install and works with any smartphone — as well as older phones via SMS message — to lock and unlock your door on command.As an admin, you can grant access to whomever you want, for any time period you want. So, you can give your neighbor a virtual key to go let your dog out when a meeting runs late, or pass out virtual keys to your whole family while they’re visiting. An online log lets you see when your door is locked and unlocked and by whom.Related: Can You Guess the Movie Based on the Old Technology In It?2. Dropcam ProThis nifty gadget is a $199 Wi-Fi-connected camera that can be used as everything from a baby monitor to a home surveillance system. With Dropcam Pro, you can tune in to a live feed from the camera from your smartphone or computer no matter where you are in the world, and a built-in speaker and microphone allow you to communicate through the camera. Push-notifications alert you when there’s movement in the camera’s view — for instance, your front door opening — and an optional subscription service records and stores the video feed from your camera in the cloud.Since video is stored off-site in the cloud, you’ll be able to access it even if your camera is stolen in a burglary, a feature that has already help nap a few criminals.3. Belkin WeMo SwitchBelkin’s $49.99 WeMo switch turns any outlet in your home into a “smart” outlet. The device plugs into your standard electrical outlet, allowing you to control it from anywhere on the planet through Belkin’s free WeMo app. You can use the app to turn on a light when you’re not at home, or even just turn on a fan that’s located across the room. Outlets can also be programmed to turn on and off at any time you specify.Related: This Tiny Gadget Can Turn Virtually Anything Into a Musical Instrument4. Koubachi Wi-Fi Plant SensorKoubachi’s Wi-Fi plant sensor gives anyone a green thumb. The sensor comes in both indoor and outdoor varieties and measures soil moisture, temperature and light intensity for your plants. The sensor alerts you if your plant needs some extra water or fertilizer, or would benefit from being relocated to a sunnier spot.Koubachi’s indoor sensor is priced at $99, and its outdoor model costs $129.5. Egg MinderThis is a connected-home gadget for your refrigerator. The $69.99 Egg Minder smart egg tray keeps track of the number of eggs you have in your fridge and sends you push notifications when you’re running low.More than just for keeping track of how many eggs you have, the tray can also let you know which of the eggs in your tray is the oldest and notify you when it thinks one of them is going bad.Related: Your Next Cocktail Could Be Concocted By This Robotic Bartender Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. Register Now »last_img read more