Monday, July 8, 2019

ROG STRIX XG17:World’s First Portable Gaming Monitor

ROG STRIX XG17:World’s First Portable Gaming Monitor
Online gaming is getting bigger and better every day. Every online game has massive dedicated audience who eats, sleeps, and breathes gaming. Whether they are travelling or away for business, gaming has always been their priorities. Many of them usually travel for these huge gaming tournaments all over the world, but often get stuck with whatever displays their laptop offer. Here is where ROG STRIX XG17 comes to the rescue. It is a portable gaming monitor manufactured by Asus. It’s a spellbinding solution to a problem we honestly didn’t know existed.

ROG STRIX XG17: Design and specifications 


The ROG STRIX XG17 supports a 240Hz refresh rate and a 3ms response time, which refers to the number of times per second that a screen updates itself. The faster the rate, the smoother your image will be without any lag. This will help gamers play high resolutions games at a competitive level. It has a 17.3-inch display with a native resolution of 1920x1080 which delivers wide viewing angle. The monitor also has two USB-C ports, micro HDMI, 1 W stereo speakers and a 7800mah battery. One the same side of the ports there is a power and a volume buttons.

Thankfully, the ROG STRIX XG17 has a matte screen, so you won’t have to worry about fingerprints and it is surrounded by metal chassis. That means it will be durable and easy to maintain. The monitor is remarkably thin and light, and it comes with a smart folded cover that can be used as a stand. We still don’t know the color reproduction specs, but it looks pleasant and accurate. The display colors are vibrant and not over saturated.

Performance of ROG STRIX XG17


Because of the limited time we had, we could not run our entire test on this monitor, but we can say the gaming experience was exceptional. It was incredibly smooth. Testing with the Division 2 we didn’t notice any kind of slowdown or lag.

It will be interesting to see how this gaming monitor performs when it’s actually pushed to its limits. As the company promises 3 hours of battery life, it will also be fascinating to see how much is the battery life effected with high refresh rate games.

Easy to carry 


Although ROG STRIX XG17 is loaded with features and specifications complimented by a huge convenience factor. It is specially customized for life on the road. Its matte panel resists fingerprints and the brushed surface on the back prevents from scratches.

Because of its light weight and slick design, the monitor easily fits into your luggage without any issue.The smart cover protects the screen during travel and also folds into many possible positions.The bright dynamic display improves visual during day light.

The ROG STRIX XG17 is undeniably a compelling product. Playing your favorite game in this portable high refresh rate gaming monitor with a 17-inch display is something you don’t want to miss out.The only fault we have found is where we have to use directional buttons together with the power key to go through the menu options. Otherwise, the product looks outstanding. However, our recommendation solely depends on the product price and its practicality in real world.

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

iPad Pro vs Microsoft Surface Pro 6: Does iPadOS make for a Better Bet?

iPad Pro vs Microsoft Surface Pro 6: Does iPadOS make for a Better Bet?
The real question is whether with the new iPadOS, is the iPad Pro a good substitute for the average day laptop? At the recent WWDC 2019 Apple introduced iPadOS an OS especially for iPads. Seemingly, the iPadOS breaks away from the normal iOS productivity limitations. Only time will tell whether the new iPadOS has got what it takes to transform an iPad into a real laptop substitute. Right now,iPadOS is in Beta testing, so to see if it is really has what is promised, we’re here to check it out. To check it out we’ve chosen to do a comparison between the iPad Pro vs Microsoft Surface Pro 6.

Buzz Around the new iPadOS Feature- Bluetooth Mouse Support in the Battle between iPad Pro vs Microsoft Surface Pro 6: 


With the coming of iPadOS many are eagerly awaiting the new Bluetooth mouse support. As you and me thought the Bluetooth mouse support is the first step in making the iPad a legitimate laptop. But this thought has turned out to be a major let down.

CNET’s Scott Stein recently discovered that what we thought of to be a good addition to the iPad is actually something that is buried in deep in the accessibility menu. To be exact it’s not your average day mouse, it just seems to be something to help people who find touchscreen bothersome.

In this battle of iPad Pro vs Microsoft Surface Pro 6, the tables are already leaning to Microsoft Surface Pro 6.

Let’s Deal with the most Important Feature- The OS: 


The OS in both systems is sometimes the make and break feature. iPad pro may have got a shiny new OS but can it compare with what the Microsoft Surface Pro 6 has going on for it? I think not. Even with iPadOS and all it has to offer it really is no match for Microsoft’s Window’s 10.

This basically means that you can run Win32 software and a lot more that iPads simply can’t or will not be able to do.

If you get you’re hands on iPadOS you’ll be able to get all that is there in App store. While there are millions of apps in the app store, some apps do not have a mobile compatible operation for some desktop apps.

Multitasking in the Battle of iPad Pro vs Microsoft Surface Pro 6: 


Talking about multitasking, there’s nothing better than a desktop OS. What you take for granted in a Desktop OS is something that is sorely missing out on an iPad. You can easily switch between two, three or even four apps on a desktop application while in an iPad that is just not possible. Talk about smooth workflow.

iOS 11 and 12 however are not all that bad to work with. They do have a File app for example that let’s you access local as well as cloud storage. You can even drag and drop text and files between apps. With iPadOS on the way you can even connect to external storage and save files like you would do on a traditional laptop. As for multitasking at present that’s just limited to having two apps open side by side.