What should a gaming laptop have?
There are some minimum requirements a gaming laptop must have. Minimum requirements that are undoubtedly marked by the investment capacity. However, I think there are some basic factors to know that we are buying a gaming laptop and that it’ll properly fulfill its task.
The first is definitely the screen. We all would like to have a very powerful laptop in a small size, but if we want to make a small investment and have a minimum of adequate size to play, I think the size should be a minimum of 15.6”. The screen must have a resolution of 1920×1080 points, an IPS panel and no brightness filter, flat is better.
The processor should be a powerful version, not low-voltage processors and have a minimum of 4 cores, with or without Hyper threading, and actual working frequencies above 3GHz. RAM must be at least of 8GB or it must be easily upgradable. The PCs we present today meet this feature, but it is important to keep in mind. To have expandable memory is something that we always end up longing for, something you always want to do and having this possibility is becoming increasingly rare and therefore, more important.
AOC has announced their new monitor AGON AG271QG a model for gamers, based in a IPS-AHVA model, with 2.650 x 1.440 resolution pixels and 27 inches diagonal. The IPS panel reaches a 165Hz updating frequency and 4ms in answer time from gray to gray. The vision angles have 178 degrees in vertical and horizontal, its dynamic contrast is 50.000.000:1 and the maximum brightness that its backlight LED is 350 cd/m2.
This monitor comes in hand with NVIDIA G-SYNC technology to synchronize its variable refresh rate with the FPS generated by the graphic in a way that all the problems derived from the bad synchronization, such as tearing, are avoided.
Regarding its connectivity it has DisplayPort and HDMI port, in addition to rapid charging USB ports.
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As we evolve in this little world of Reflex photography, the way in which we conceive objectives and lenses is constantly changing. Along our journey, many times, we adopt many wrong, erroneous and baseless ideas related with the objectives. Here, there are some of them. Please, make sure you don’t fall for any of these superstitions.
Does Size Matter?
At the beginning of our photographic life, when we finish landing in the "SLR" world, we believe that the best lens is the biggest and longest one, the one with greater range and greater zoom. We’ve all been through this typical moment in which we have seen a professional photographer walk around with a SLR with an 200mm or 600mm telephoto and we have stayed open-mouthed, thinking "How lucky, I wish I had one as big as that".
With so many online graphic designers and imaging platforms, how do you find the one which is perfect for you? In this review, we are going to check out two very different online graphics designers and imaging platforms, determining their strengths and weaknesses relative to the unique requirements of the internet savvy designer and personal user.
To begin, let’s look at the heavyweight of this comparative review, Canva. Considered by many to be the ‘designer’s choice’, Canva’s polished HTML5 based interface and large number of templates bring a new level of control to the average user. The addition to these templates, Canva also provides a huge number of example templates, which can be directly used making ‘designing from scratch’ completely unnecessary. Keep in mind, while these pre-set designs look great, they are not necessarily free – something we will cover later in the review. Like the pre-set templates, Canva also provides loads of unique overlays and customizable clip art. While not always aesthetically pleasing, these additions cover a wide range of themes, providing loads of designing options and styles. In short, creating fantastic looking social media covers and other designs is easy with Canva, so what does its rival, Fotor, bring to the table?
Beginning its journey as a simple photo editing suite and HDR emulator, Fotor has grown significantly since its 2012 launch. Now with an extensive design feature, an international photographic competition platform and comprehensive utility functions, Fotor’s strengths lie in its dynamic nature. From a design perspective, Fotor lacks the ability to directly format and print your creations – this can be overlooked however, by the extensive editing and customization options built into the platform. While Canva has refined the ‘designing experience’ by highlighting certain features and limiting options, at times, Fotor can seem daunting in its sheer number of editing options and content. With all of the ‘bells and whistles’ you would a photo editor to have, Fotor also has a few interesting features under its belt, including a world leading HDR algorithm. Combining these elements brings a great deal of power to the fingertips of the average user, making Fotor a powerful contender to the ‘graphic designer’ throne.
Pentax has announced the launch of a new model of photographic camera, namely the Pentax K-70 which is the first device of this brand with a hybrid focusing approach and which is launched to the market using as a hook its high level of sensitivity as it is able for ISO 102.400 functioning.
The Pentax K-70 is a camera designed to work outdoors and so it´s prepared to withstand inclement weather as it can operate up to 10 degrees below zero and it´s sealed to make it waterproof and dustproof. The device comes equipped with an APS-C sensor of 24 megapixels. It´s capable of shooting sequences of 6 images per second.
Regarding the video, the manufacturer has not seen fit to make the jump to the 4K technology. The camera is capable of recording at a Full HD resolution up to 60 frames per second and also has the capacity to apply over the moving image a system of continuous autofocus for moving subjects.
Canon has introduced a new lens, which is characterized by being the first AF lens in the world with built-in Macro Lite flash, allowing the photographer to enjoy unprecedented macro capabilities. It’s called the Canon EF-M 28 mm f/3.5 Macro IS STM .
This lens presents a large increase in zoom capacity, since this lens captures images at actual size and incorporates the Super Macro mode with an increase of 1, 2 x. Apart from that, it makes possible to focus a subject with a distance of only 13 mm apart. This way, it is possible to focus pretty much everything from a plate of food to the details of a flower in spring, or capture more complex details.
Samsung is undoubtedly the foremost specialist on curved monitors on the market, and not in vain were they the pioneers in terms of these. The company is not stopping, and they have now announced a new addition to its catalogue, the new Samsung 27-inch C27F591FDU with an 1800R curvature.
The C27F591FDU is a monitor that will come in the middle of the Samsung catalogue range, because the manufacturer has specified its price will be $350 upon release (it is now available in the United States and will reach Europe in mid-June). This panel will have Full HD resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) with a static contrast of 3000:1 and a maximum brightness of 250 cd/m2.
While its refresh rate is the standard 60 Hz, the C27F591FDU is compatible with AMD’s FreeSync technology, which allows this rate to be adaptive, between 48 and 72 Hz, and controlled by the graphics card (if you look closely when using FreeSync, the refresh rate will rise from 60 to 72 Hz maximum). It is therefore a monitor designed for Gaming, but while the panel is VA, it has a fairly high response time of 4 ms GtG.
While cheaper cameras available to users are becoming more versatile devices, there are some manufacturers who are more traditional in recent releases. One of these examples is Leica, the conventional camera brand that despite the demands of the market, it always surprises us with excellence, but also with high prices. In this article we will be talking about its latest release: the Leica M-D Typ 262. Shall we delve more into the characteristics of this device?
The most significant aspects of the Leica M-D Typ 262
One of the most relevant aspects of the Leica M-D Typ 262 is that it embodies the entire concept of Leica on a single camera. Precisely because its main focus is doing photography, rather than giving the user edit or even review the photos it on a screen. It only allows the user to modify certain technical parameters such as openness, ISO sensitivity, and others. It is truly an almost blind experience, but always offering the best possible image quality.
Because of the Apple PC’s excellent screen, the presentation of color gradation, hue, and contrast is much better than that of traditional PC computers. Thus it is the main choice for many professional video and photograph editors. In particular, the recent launch of the Apple MacBook Pro and MacBook Mini with retina screens further established that Apple has the professional user in mind. The only drawback is that MacBook Pro’s 13 or 15.4-inch screen is too small. In fact the MacBook Air only has an 11.6-inch screen. If you usually use your Mac only to browse the web, screen size it is not so important. But for those who run complex software (such as Xcode or Photoshop), the MacBook’s screen cannot cope with all the windows. Users will need to keep pressing Option-Tab to switch between windows. An external monitor does allow you to have more display space, and helps you get the job done more efficiently.
It is worth mentioning that not only does an external monitor offer a larger display space, but there is also some software optimized for multi-display software (such as Aperture and iMovie) that offers more convenience. For example, if you use iMovie to edit video on a single display, the movie preview windows will be pushed to the upper-right corner of the screen by other windows. If you have two monitors, you can use one screen exclusively for the movie preview and put the other windows on the second monitor.
A camera that has everything the photographer needs: Adjustments for sensitivity, speed, aperture… and nothing else. This way, Leica presents which happens to be its most unique and daring digital camera (for some it will seem too surreal), the new MD (Typ262), which removes the rear screen from the device. One idea that the German firm already tested with the M Edition 60 and now aims to bring to more users with this body, which price will be around 6,000 dollars without a lens.
Its simple design allows for the photographer, according to Leica, to focus on creativity shooting. And the removal of the rear LCD screen makes not only so that all adjustments are made through direct controls, but so you can’t review images taken either.
A throwback to the old days that is topped with another of the peculiarities of this rangefinder camera equipped with a 24 megapixels full frame sensor: it can only work in RAW format. Something that apparently eliminates the need for adjustments for white balance or processing JPEG.
To select ISO, the Leica MD bet on a curious rear command that pays homage to the classic wheel sensitivities used film models