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Saturday, December 12, 2020

نامعلوم افراد کا حملہ ، اینکر اقرار الحسن شدید زخمی ہو گئے

نامعلوم افراد کا حملہ ، اینکر اقرار الحسن شدید زخمی ہو گئے
لاہور کے علاقے ڈی ایچ اے پولیس اسٹیشن کے سامنے نامعلوم افراد فائرنگ کرتے ہوئے فرار ہو گئے۔ اینکر اقرار الحسن کی پوسٹ معروف اینکر اقرارالحسن پر نامعلوم افراد کی جانب سے حملہ کیا گیا ہے۔اقرارالحسن اس وقت لاہور میں موجود ہیں جہاں پر انھیں حملے کے دوران زخمی کر دیا گیا ہے ۔اقرار الحسن چوہان نے سوشل میڈیا کا سہارا لیتے ہوئے بتایا کہ کے بلاک ڈی ایچ اے پولیس اسٹیشن کے بالکل سامنے مجھ پر نامعلوم افراد نے حملہ کیا ہے۔ اقرارالحسن کا کہنا ہے کہ نامعلوم افراد پر فائرنگ کرتے ہوئے فرار ہو گئے۔ واضح رہے کہ اقرار الحسن ایک نجی ٹی وی چینل سے وابستہ ہیں،اس سے قبل حیدرآباد کے علاقے مینکارہ کے ایس ایچ اور اور ان کے اہلکاروں نے مبینہ طور پر نجی ٹی وی چینل کے معروف اینکر اقرار الحسن سید کو تشدد کا نشانہ بنا ڈالا تھا۔ اقرارالحسن نے چینل سے گفتگو کرتے ہوئے بتایا ہ کہ وہ رشوت خور پولیس اہلکاروں کے خلاف پروگرام کر رہے تھے۔ اقرار الحسن نے کہا کہ انہیں بتایا گیا تھا کہ پولیس اہلکار علاقے میں گٹکے کے کاروبار کی سرپرستی کر رہے تھے جس کے بعد انہوں نے اپنے لوگوں کو گٹکے کا تاجر بنا کر پولیس اہلکاروں کے پاس بھیجا جنہوں نے پولیس اہلکاروں سے ڈیل کی اور معاملہ یہ طے پایا کہ پولیس کے علاقے میں سے ایک ٹن گٹکا لے جانے کا 50ہزار روپیہ دینا ہوگا۔

Sunday, September 27, 2020

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Thursday, September 10, 2020

Logitech G613 Review - Wireless Mechanical Gaming Keyboard??

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Lightspeed Keyboard | Fast Like Flash | Ultimate For Gaming

- I'm still rocking an original Corsair K70 RGB with Cherry MX Brown switches from a number of years ago. To be clear, I love that thing. It performs exactly like the day I got it. But lately I've been considering a new keyboard for a little while because I've been finding myself doing more gaming and less spreadsheets. So I don't really need the number pad that badly anymore.



And this one caught my eye for a few reasons. It's 10 keyless, which means more room for mousing, a huge consideration for me, since the only games I really play are Beat Saber, which is downstairs on my VR setup, and Anno 1800, which is basically mouse movement simulator. What do they make this tape out? I need a knife. (laughs) Can I have a knife, please? This video is brought to you by Private Internet Access. PIA is the VPN service that lets you access services and websites as though you are in another country. It encrypts all your traffic and routes it through a safe, protected IP and allows you to connect up to five devices on a single account with clients for Windows, Mac OS, Android, iOS, and Linux. Try it out risk-free at the link in the video description. Now back to this thing that I was already in the middle of.

 

Thank you, sir. That's better. Reason number two is Lightspeed wireless. This is a wireless keyboard. And Logitech's Lightspeed technology means you get negligible latency while cleaning up some of the wires that I keep getting attacked about online. Do you know how much flack they give me about the wire mess at my desk? It's not fair! For the low, low price of just 220 or 230 US dollars or whatever I can take care of that. Reason number three, look how low profile this thing is. Like, that is a slim keyboard. It actually got a bunch of messaging bragging about the engineering of making a keyboard this thin on their website. I guess the engineers over at Logitech have never seen a laptop. (laughs) In all seriousness though, okay, what is special about this is that it uses mechanical switches. These are using what they call their low profile GL switches and they're apparently high-performance mech switches for gamers with half of the physical height of typical mechanical switches. And while I wasn't a huge fan of Logitech's Romer-G initiative, I didn't mind them.

 

And they have done so much great peripheral engineering over the last, really, the last five years that I want to give this a chance. I want to give these a try. Oh boy, that's disappointing. Uses a Micro B cable for charging. Yeah, that's a bummer. So, they boast long battery life on this puppy, 40 hours with the RGB enabled, but like, oh man, micro USB's time has officially ended, as far I'm concerned, on anything that costs more than like 20 bucks. I understand that the Type-Cconnector is more complicated to implement and it is more expensive, but micro B is just, it's too fragile. Look at it. Ew, see? Ew. Oh, yeah, last thing, RGB.(keyboard banging) Alright, let's go ahead and plug in the. If not, we'll try and plugin the other side, dongle.

 

There we go, yeah! Cool thing about Lightspeed is I'm already using a G Pro wireless. I actually just switched over to that recently. So you can use a single Lightspeed dongle to handle both of your peripherals in that case. And because I picked up a power play, that means I don't have to have basically any dongles or cables for my peripherals, other than, of course,a cable for charging. (keys clacking) Oh, interesting. That is not working. Oh, there's your problem. (howling) All right. That is some pretty vibrant RGB, considering this thingis a wireless keyboard. Does it stay as vibrant? Yes! All right, that's pretty cool. Well, let's take a quick look-it-e-boo at this thing. So we've got, oh, Lightspeed wireless versus Bluetooth wireless. Cool, this could actually be handy for me because when I'm streaming Idon't have a secondary monitor. I just have one big ultra wide on my desk. I don't really have anywhere to put another monitor. So I actually prop up my phone under my monitor. I have a little stand for it, and I use that to monitor Twitch chat when I'm watching Twitch chat. So realistically, if I was replying to your Twitch chat, I would probably just say so. Okay, whatever.

 

The point is, we're going back to Lightspeed wireless. We've also got a gaming button, which as far as I know, just disables the start menu, although with Logitech software, I'm sure you can configure it to do other things if you really want to. I never really cared about that anyway. We've got brightness adjustment here. And then media keys. Nice, got the volume wheel. Big fan of the volume wheel, guys. Button's just not a replacement for a volume wheel. And then, of course, a 10 keyless layout. Now, I wasn't really sure about the low profile experience, 'cause the thing is what's funny is, if you look at it from the side, it's low profile, but at the bottom edge of it you still have, if you want to rest your wrist on the table, you still have kind of that angle to your wrist. But what's cool is, even though this is a low profile design, they've gone and they've included these feet anyway, so you can pop it out. And I would probably go with just the first level of pop-out here.

 

Pop this puppy out.(feet clacking) And that actually looks a little better. One other thing I noticedon the bottom here too, check this out. Little spot for the dongle. This gets overlooked so oftenby lesser products, just like, "Hey, yeah, I've got this wireless dongle. "By the way, you're gonna lose it "because we didn't make a place to store it." Interesting. I'm actually super happy right now. For whatever reason, the vast majority of gamer marketing key switches out there are linear switches, which I personally find spongy and actually uncomfortable. I do not like typing on them. I make a ton of mistakes. Did this thing just go to sleep? (keys clacking) It's awake, but I'm not getting any input. Having a little derp moment there! Yeah, it wouldn't wake backup until I turned it off and turned it back on. That's not a great first impression.

 

Let's start with a typing test 'cause I'm ready to jump right into it. I'm feeling good about this. (rhythmic music)(keys clacking) 85 words per minute with five errors on a keyboard that I am touching for the first time. (whoops) That is not bad! These have a nice, subtle, tactile bump in them, kind of like a Brown switch. It's a little heavy. It's not light. You've definitely got that strong mechanical feel. (laughs) I actually really like this thing for typing. Thing is, even though I have been doing a lot more gaming lately, I also type a lot at my computer. So it's a consideration for me no matter what. Let's go ahead and fire up a game, though, shall we? Currently the only thing we loaded on this thing is CS: GO, 'cause you guys just love watching me fail at CS: GO, don'tcha? I'm surprised more people don't practice CS: GO with bots. Seeing all the fake accounts on social media? You know, it must feel good to really get back at them, right? The bots? (laughs) I completely forgot that I was testing a keyboard and just immediately got into playing the game, which I consider to be an extremely good sign.

 

You can't really seethe crosshair from here. This is not optimal. Oh, oh, Lordy. ♪ I'm gonna die going to the the bumps I ♪ ♪ Oh, no, there they are ♪ (wails) They're harmless bots. Oh, I got killed. This is actually quite comfortable. I'd say there's less of a distinct tactile bump compared to a Cherry MX Brown, but the travel feels comparable to a higher profile, full mechanical keyboard experience. Okay, I am really impressed by how thin it is. This is not your typical laptop keyboard. It's kind of heavy too,considering its size. Not a lot of flex. I like this thing. Oh, terrorists won. That's why I can't take over the... Wow, did my team lose? Holy ba-nay-nays. That's fine, 'cause I'm getting it op this time. I'm oppin', boys! Just got to run faster with my knife and get out there. Oh, no! Oh, no! Oh, no! Oh, no! Oh, no! Oh, no! Oh, no! Oh, I missed! How did I die? I really like this thing. I'm gonna give it ashot as a daily driver. Maybe you guys will see a full review over on the Linus tech tips channel sometime in the future. One thing I would kindof want to look in to is if there's any way that I could mod it to just run while continuously charging without a cable, like a power-play charger. Do that inside of itor something like that.

 

That'd be sick. That's the next level for Logitech is they need a power play desk pad that'll charge both your keyboard and your mouse while you're gaming, so you just don't have to have any cables on your desk. There you go, Logitech. I'm the idea man here, free of charge. All you gotta do is engineer it. So guys, you can check out the link to where to buy one of these. This is the G915 TKLLightspeed wireless tactile. So that explains why. Oh, that's why they sent two! Nope, this is also GL tactile. They must just know me pretty well. We're gonna have that LinkedIn the video description. (claps) And, I don't know, subscribe? We don't really have a standard outro over here.

the smallest GAMING PC | Intel Ghost Canyon NUC

- I remember the first time Intel showed me something, kind of like this. It wasn't the same as what the NUC 9 ExtremeKit ended up being, but it was, sort of like a,modular computing concept, that I think probably led us eventually to here. So this is my firsthand-on with this thing.



They actually showed off some designs using the compute unit back at CES of this year, but I didn't go. And I am very excited to take a look at it, assuming I can figure out how to get the bloody box open. Ah, there's a seal. These guys can be very, very, good at packaging when they want to be. (bangs clips) Listen to that, it's like, metal clips in here. Let's open it up. And after peeling off all those layers, we are left with, that. A full-fledged gaming machine, that is not much bigger than a graphics card enclosure, in fact, most of the external thunderbolt GPU enclosures that I've used, are actually smaller than this. Truly impressive isn't it? What else is in here? Power cable. And, Intel flashlight. Oh, okay, there's a blacklight mode. (clicks light switch) If you need to find where your cat peed, or whatever. Now this is just the unboxing, your gonna find the full review over on the Linus Tech Tips channel. So, I have done zero research leading into it, which means I'm just gonna read off the box for you. It's got a Core i9 9980-HK processor, it's got two memory slots, so you can put DDR4 memory up to 64 gigs in here. It actually supports upto three, M.2 drives, so you could run a bunch of like, RAID zeroed, high speed SSD's in this thing if you really wanted to.

 

It's got, Intel Wireless,two gigabit LAN ports. That's interesting, it's got dual Thunderbolt ports. The power supply input isright down here at the bottom, so it's got what looks like one of those more, server type, slim, long power supplies. And then over at the ront, hey, SD card reader, and a couple more USB type A's, so that's a total of six. Tick that. MacBook Pro. Enough chit-chat. Let's crack this thing open. Gotta monitor my own audio. At home unboxing stuff. Oh, okay, so there's my cooling module for the top, so that looks like two slightly low profile, not super slim, but slightly low profile 80-millimeter fans. This one's got a little protective grill over the top of it, I wonder why that, oh yes, okay. That's because, right underneath that, there's a power supply connection into the graphics card, so just in case, it were to, I dunno, come up or whatever else, it might get jammed in the fans, that'll keep that out of, out of the way. And then this is cool. There's ah, these nice little, contacts over here that handle power for the fan, with just like a little splitter PCB right here. So that way, the fans get plugged in simply by sliding this cooling module forward, very cool.

 

Hey, got em. Oh wow, this is actually a surprisingly painless disassembly process. So you just pop this up, that gives us access to the graphics card. So I'm not sure what's in here, it's an RTX of some sort, based on the size of the card, I'm gonna guess like a 2060or something like that but, we're gonna get that popped out anyway. Now let's pop up this side. Eh, also simple. And that, right there,is the compute module. So, part of the shtick behind these compute module based products, like this gaming NUC, is that, with almost no tools or expertise whatsoever, you could actually upgrade the graphics card, or, the entire like, PC-ness of it really, cause there's a 500 Wattpower supply down there and then, that's it. The rest of it is just a case. So everything else about itthat makes it a computer, is actually just pre-installed on this little board here.

 

So, let's see how simple it is to get up. So I'm gonna release this, this PCI Express, (shouts excitedly) connection right here. And then theoretically, it's just like, (rattles unit) hello? Oh. I will need one more tool,I will need a little, pokey, pryey thing. There we go. That's out, that's out. Okay, so we can go ahead and remove the PCI-Express power connector, and then on theory, this is just gonna slide out for me right? So you can see my USB three front panel connector got a little bit in the way there but, not too too bad. Hey there we go, okay, that was, that was pretty simple. Wow, this is a 2070? It weighs next to nothing. No offense to ASUS, but that is one cheapo feeling 2070 right there, that they got themselves there. (laughs) There's my graphics card. And this is the compute module do-dad.

 

I'm sure there's an easier way to do this, but I'm just gonna force it a bit. There we go. All right, so there's what is probably our front panel connectors, things like, front audio, front USB, all that good stuff. What actually even is that? So we've got this large heat sink down at the bottom that seems to be over an M.2 slot. Now the thing about M.2, is that yes, it's for SSD's. but also it just happens to be just a PCI Express PHY four interface. So there's no real reason, why you couldn't putanything you want in it. So let's see what's in there. Oh sick. This is a 380 gig, Optane 905P. That, would explain, why it needs this beefy freaking heat sink on it because, that is not your moms SSD. So then, what have we got?

 

We've got PCIe 16x interface. Presumably, some kind of, um, PCI Express blitting logic built into this board or something because we've got a 16x slot for the GPU, that's gotta be only like 8x. We've got a 4x slot, and then we've got another4x slot for that M.2, so I would guess that is electrically 8x. 80 PLUS Platinum power supply from FSP. All right. So lets set aside that for now. And focus our attention on this guy. Shall I take the cooler off it? Yeah I guess I might as well take the cooler of it, right? Yeah let's do it, okay. Who am I talking to to? Nobody. (hip hop style music) You just gonna, come apart for me there bud?

 

Wow this config that they sent to the reviewers is loaded for a freaking bear here. So you got a single-blower cooler on this thing, that's because the CPU that it's using, is actually based on one of their mobile chips. (laughs) Now their mobile chips these days, can suck back power, pretty good. We've seen them well overtheir rated 45 Watt TDP's, but they are still more efficient pound for pound than the desktop chips. So it shouldn't be that much of a surprise but, I mean here it is, there's just this one blower fan, and then this, small, what looks like a vapor chamber with an aluminum heat sink on it, to handle cooling for the CPU. And then you're gonna have some incidental air flow from this blower fan, that's gonna provide some cooling too. Here's a populated M.2 slot, so that's a One terabyte Kingston KC200, and then there's anotherM.2 slot right here, and then we've got a couple of SODIMM slots that have ah, 16 gigs of RAM each, in the reviewers config anyway. Which we are gonna take advantage of, there will be a full review onthe Linus tech Tips channel, in the next little bit. Um, but, this is just kind of the unboxing and first impressions.

 

But one thing I did wanna cover before I leave you guys, is just how incredibly small this thing is. So this is an AUROSexternal GPU gaming box that they released, I don't know, must've been a year ago or, something along those lines. It's got a GTX 1080 in it, so, pretty darn impressive little machine, and it connects to alaptop via Thunderbolt 3. Now back when this was first released, this was real impressive, cramming a power supply, a Thunderbolt interface with the associated chipsets that are required for that. And, a graphics card into a box this size. But let's take a look at the outer enclosure, actually here, we'll look at the inner enclosures. For the NUC, and this.

 

Now this is smaller, but it also contains only a graphics card. Check this out, their actually, not that dissimilar in terms of their width. freaking cool. Now, thermals and acoustics, that's a question for the full review. Bottom line the idea here, is that you've got a complete computer, that not only can have the graphics card quickly an easily upgraded but can even have the entire computer-ness, quickly and easily upgraded,on a PCI Express 16x interface. So that as new GPU's come out, you could replace that. And as new CPU's come out, or new platforms come out with new features that you care about, you could go ahead and replace that. It's got like, some fixed IO, because the front is sortof, you know, prefab, there's nothing you can really do to replace that.

 

But the rear is all totally modular. So whatever they could put on a dual slot PCI backplate, they could theoretically put in the NUC. Hopefully you guys enjoyed this unboxing and first look. Make sure you subscribe to Short Circuit, and also make sure you check out Linus Tech Tips for the full review.

Most Controversial Game This Year - The Last of Us 2

- Welcome to one of the coolest days of my life. Because! We're gonna be unboxing the press edition of The Last of Us Part II. This is so exciting. Okay, so I'm currently playing through the game. I haven't looked at this too much because I wanted it to be just a real treat and a real surprise.



This thing is huge. I don't think I. Oh, I can! Oh, I'm so strong! This is amazing. (grunting) This is, The Last of Us Part II press edition. There is only 200 of these in the world and I'm so excited to unbox it but also just to share it with you guys, this is insane. I'm like blown away that they sent us one of these. So, as you can see, the box is kind of a old-gun case sort a thing. It's really nice the styling of it. On the back, we have our number 169 of 200. I don't know if that's just lucky but I think we're the right people to get the 69 one.

 

Let's see what it looks like inside. (chuckles) This is frigging sweet. This honestly blows my expectations away. I thought it was just gonna be like styrofoam and a bunch of stuff but the little detail of this moss and the woodchips and the rust and the tattoo that Ellie has in the game, this is amazing. This is one of the coolest things I've ever seen in my life. I'm beyond blown away. I mean this is my first unboxing of a press edition of a video game. So I don't know how this compares to other ones but there is so much stuff in here. The first we have a little metal plate, it's kind of a message from the game director, NeilDruckman disclosing. We got it for free.

 

Thank you Naughty Dog, you're the coolest. That's pretty sweet. Let's go for these pins next. So we got some pretty sweet little pins. This game is unreal. It's a technical wonder and I think there's a really interesting discussion going online about what's the valueof fun and entertainment in a video game versus kind of more dark stuff. So, I think it's really important for people to play and engage with that discussion and so I encourage you to go play. I'm having an amazing time playing this game. It's so much fun. My girlfriend actually made me stop playing when she had to leavebecause she isn't into it and she doesn't like video games. So it's like a movie it's likereal life, it's incredible. Technically I'd never seen a game like this, it's blows me away. What's next? Let's see what this is. Oh, a little jacket patch, Last of Us Part II. Oh, a bracelet? I think this is one of the friendship bracelets in the game. You know what? I'm gonna wear this forthe rest of the video.

 

Maybe I'm not smart enough to figure out how to do this. I'm gonna let it limply a rest on my wrist until it falls off. All right, let's look at these headphones. Moderately comfortable they're like stiff. The ear cushions aren't super comfortable but I think the pointis more the branding. Well, Last of Us Part II branding the color and all this stuff. Presumably, these are similar to the PlayStation gold headphones which are pretty good for the price. Part of the tattoo detailing in there, that's nice. That's really nice. I'm a little angry, Ellie. If haven't heard, the theme of this game is hatred. And so you can imagine how dark it gets. Whooh! It's a little vinyl! That's really cool. Unfortunately, we don'thave a record player. I'm just gonna have to imagine what it sounds like. Well, if you guys don'tknow, there's actually a quite a bit of music in the game. You can actually pick up a guitar at many different places and play some pretty elaborate stuff.

 

There's some pretty funny YouTube videos of people playing real pop songs with The Last of Us guitars. That's cool that they've included music. The Purpose In Loss and Desolation Road I'm not sure which one those are, but there's kind of a song that keeps repeating in the game that different characters sing. I'm imagining it's that one. I'm not going for the game yet. Let's see what this is. This is a big box. A little ribbon thing. My Last of Us themed weapon for eviscerating people. Oh, some kind of backpack! Oh, I recognize this pin from the game. It's nice when companies make merged products that aren't like Last of us two or something crazy where you wouldn't ever wanna wear it. It's cool people that know what that is.

 

They know what that is. We also have our wireless dongle for the headset, a charging cobbler and an aux cable. If you wanna plug it indirectly to the controller. What should we do next? Okay, it's actually like it's been in moss. Like it's been overgrown. This is nice, it's a DualShock 4. It's pretty subtle. This is nice, it's got the fan, part of the tattoo here, it's got the branding on the touch pad but otherwise, it's a DualShock 4. I like this controller, I'm excited to see what they do next-gen,but it's pretty nice. Art book next. Well, there's more stuff under there. Oh my gosh! It just keeps giving! Cool, I think these are just little stickers. This is so fun. Yeah, just Ellie's tattoo sticker, Naughty Dog Last of Us stickers. Let's look at these artbooks, The Last of Us Part II. This game is a beautiful looking game and I'm genuinely excited to see what they did with the art. The art books a little small but it's packaged in here so I can't complain. If I was gonna like leave it on my coffee table or something I'd want itto be a little bit bigger but the print quality is fairly high and it's just nice to have. It's like a nice little thing you can tuck away and if someone really loves

 

The Last of Us, maybe you can just likegive it to them or whatever. The Last of Us Part II,this feels like a CD. Oh no, not a CD, Oh! Another message from Neil Druckman. How much stuff is there in this thing? This is insane. Oh, Ooh! (chuckles) That's interesting. So these are like wooden guitar picks. They're definitely decorated case they're like wood then they wouldn't hold up to play, like I think against the metal strings they would deteriorate pretty quick but they're nice, they feel good they're cool. They're just like a nice little decoration thing again at least tattoo seems to be the theme of the branding. Ooh, this is the biggest box yet. What is this?! Oh, I think I know what this is. (laughs) This is huge! Holy smokes! This is so cool. Okay. Oh Gosh, how do I get it outta here? (grunts) (sniffs) Oh, it smells good! (sniffs) I don't know why it smell its good but it does.

 

Is that Ellie playing the guitar figure? Holy smokes. Wow, the detail on this thing. If you don't know, Ellie is one of the main characters in the first game, she was bitten and didn't turn into a zombie which is one of the kindest of the whole point of thefirst game is you're trying to get her to a place where they can make a cure from her. And so she has a whole difficult past. There's wood green in the plastic, the clothing has this incredible texture and the blood is a differentpaint on top of it. The base is okay. I don't know statutes that well, I guess but this is incredible. The paint job is flawless. There's so much detail, like the blood on the backpack from where the arrows would have had blood. There's a little blood on the machete. It's really lovely. Yeah, we're gonna have this on a set somewhere. I tell you what, I tell you what Ellie? Okay, and finally, this is a steel box version of the game.

 

So you have Ellie on the front and Abby on the back. And I can't say too much,I just don't wanna spoil it for you guys, just go out and play it. We have two disks, one looks like a data desk and one like the regular game. Let me know in the comments below, if you buy physical versions and why or if you buy digital and why? This is pretty amazing,it has like everything you can possibly get from the game. If I was gonna have one thing for myself, I think was most impressed with the statue and the backpack honestly,like it's kind of cool that I'd haven't need little backpack that is a little nerdy but just not too nerdy. I guess now that we've unboxed everything, why don't we play the game fora bit and see how that looks.

 

So now I'm playing The Last of Us Part II with my fancy new remote and my fancy new headphones. I think it's one of those headphones that you're not gonna buy and if you can buy nicer ones but they're okay. If I had them at home I think they would hang up on a pedestal just to look cool. This game looks unreal, unfortunately, because we're recording to Nagato there's no HDR but if you have a PS4 Pro and an HRTV, this game looks insane. So on PS4 Pro runs at 1440P locked 30fps, there's a few dips and on regular PS4 it's just 1080p 30fps and it's actually more consistent. This is one of the best looking games I've ever seen.

 

The detail, the lighting,there's no ray tracing, but Naughty Dog has worked to kind of fake it where if you walk through an area that's like all red leaves or all green leaves, like it'll kind of look like it's bouncing and your character will have a cask. It's the little things. We've had kind of footsteps and snow for a long time or mud and characters getting wet but this game has just a technical proficiency and an attention to detail that I haven't seen executed so well before. Man, I can't wait if there'sever a PC part of this or even just the next gen version that'll actually runat 60 frames, Oh buddy. I am so lucky that I got to inbox this guys.

 

I'm really happy that I gotto share it with you guys. I've never seen a press box that cool. I was blown away, I didn't know that things like this existed and so I'm happy that we got to do this together. You, me together, you me. Thanks for watching short circuit. That was so much fun. That was really fun tounbox this with you guys. If you like unboxings, we have plenty of other ones. You can check something else out on our channel. If you want more of me, Riley@James. we also have our couple critics movie podcast where we talk silly things about movies all the time.

LG UltraFine Ergo | Ultimate Monitor.

- Ladies and gentlemen, we're back with another James Monitor Unboxing. And this time, (laughs)Matthias gave me a knife. Look at this fancy thing. You can tell just from the box that this is a particular niche. Just look at this. Look at your minimalistic lamp and your cool designer tools, and your books that don't even have letters on the spines 'cause they're title-less, 'cause that's how minimalistic they are. Yes, my friends, this is a monitor for cool people who work in cool collaborative artistic environments. This is the LG Ergo, ergo, a monitor that has an ergonomic stand or articulating arm with two hinges. It's actually pretty sweet. I saw it at CES, and I'm excited to actually set it up now. Oh, le piece de resistance.



They always wrap these with so much stuff. This is the stand. You can see already that this is different. Why is there carbon on here too? Oh, it's 'cause that bends and they didn't want it to bend in shipping. I feel like this is a piece of one of those spot robots from Boston Dynamics. It's gonna like takeout my recycling for me. This is the stand, but it's not a stand. It has a C clamp on it. So, number one, if you don't have a table that could support this thing, you're screwed, 'cause there's no base. There's no flat freestanding base in this box. All trouble. This table will work. I think most tables will work. This is pretty wide. Okay, so factoring in the height of that little squeezy platform thing, this is like, can it work with a table that's less than three inches thick. I would say two and 3/4. Okay, now for the panel itself,this is a 32-inch panel.

 

Oh, whoa, look, bezels. I'm sure LG doesn't recommend this. I didn't get it completely on the table 'cause there's like this under-rack in the way, but it's on there. Okay, now normally, when it comes to putting LG panels onto their stands, it's really easy. (laughs) Okay. Let's get ergo. Oh, God, look at that, holy cow. Does it just go all the way? What the heck. Just about 270 degrees of swivel. You can even do more, though, because then you've got the second arm. Bye, (laughs), just kidding. I could be like, Jensen,have you seen this data? Take a look at this. Damn it, Davidson, I don't believe it. Get Jacobs on the phone. (laughs) Hyaah! Whoa, that's like way more tilt than you normally get, too. Normally, you get like a plus or minus, like you get minus five degrees and plus 25, but here you get it all the way down, too. 25 degrees of tilt in each direction.

 

This doesn't really go highenough for me to wanna have it aimed that low, but I could see a situation where, if I was like really slouching maybe. (breathes) Or what if you're workin'on something down here and you're trying to follow some instructions. It would be rare, but it could happen. That's sweet. And then you've got pivot90 degrees, both ways? One way. I mean, who cares? I'm sure that's efficient most of the time. And then it swivels. You don't even have to swivel on the arm. It swivels just on that last arm itself. Wow, really versatile. As for the height adjust, you've got 130 millimeters elevation. I kind of wish they made a taller version. Because if you wanted to have stacked monitors, kind of like Linus has in his office, that'd be sweet to go really up high and then tilt them. This would be just awesome if you had like six panels, like in 16K gaming. All right, let's check out the back of this thing, which is so easy to do. iOS, this is kind of interesting because this monitor is from LG's Ultrafine lineup, which started off with their Ultrafine 6K, which was a collaboration with Apple.

 

This is very much less Apple-y now. For starters, there's all sorts of different ports instead of just Thunderbolt three. And, in fact, there's no Thunderbolt three. You've got a USB type C port, which is able to carry all the pixels. It's 3840 by 2160 4K or UHD. Display port is supported over USB type C, as well as charging up to 60 watts. Now, that's not very Apple-y because a MacBook wouldbe 80 watts of charging. You could still charge your MacBook, but not if you're like doing a lot of stuff on it at the same time. But for other laptops that don't need 80, 60 could be just fine for you. Then you've got two USB type As that are USB 3, display port 1.2, two HDMI 1.4s with HDCP, a headphone jack and a DCin for the power cable, which I will show you now. That is a pretty big power brick. I mean, this is a really thin monitor, and you would like this monitor to be thin and lightweight if you're gonna be collaborating and moving around a lot. So I kinda get it, whatever.

 

What else did they give us? Somethin' heavy in here. This is gonna be a 100 by100 VESA mount adapter. So, if for some reason,you bought this monitor and didn't want this arm,which doesn't make any sense, you could wall-mount this or put it on a universal stand. Looks like they also gave you an extra twisty handle for the clamp, yeah. Now I'm interested to see what cables they give you. I think this is an extension for the power cable. Wow, that's so cool. This is already a pretty long power cable, but they give you this extension, I guess, because this is gonna be moving around. You never really know how much cable you're gonna need. And I guess if you need an extra three feet or so, they have this little adapter. It reminds me of the, remember the quick-release Xbox controllers in the original one?

 

That was such a huge selling point for me. And an HDMI cable. I was really hoping they were gonna provide a USBC cable. 'Cause this is kind oflike positioned to be a one-cable solution kind of monitor where you have this thing sitting on your computer desk, maybe with a nice sleek wireless keyboard mouse combo. And then you just plop your machine down, your laptop, one-cable it in with the USBC, and then voila, you've got this big desktop. And since with USBC, you never really know what your cable is gonna do, it would really be nice if they included one that you could depend on as being like this is the one that's gonna give me all the full 60 watts I need to charge and the display port over it. And it's gonna be black and match, and I can rely on that. But, unfortunately, no. Oh, my God, I'm so stupid,they did, they did! (laughs) Yes, I just didn't see it.

 

Nice, here it is. Well, great. (laughs) Oh, hold on. In case you have an optical disk drive in your life, there's also the owner's manual. All right, well, now that we've got cables, I guess it's a good time to plug it in and see how it does as a monitor, right after this message from our sponsor, Displate. There are over 800,000 unique designs of Displate metal prints, and they each have an amagnetic mounting system that decreases the risk of damaging your walls. And it's easy to switch 'em out in between, if you've got lots of different designs. We even have some designs of our own on the platform right now. You can get an Anthony one or a James one, or I guess a Linus one if you want. So use offer codeCIRCUIT at the link below and save 15% today. Hello? - Oh, does that monitor come with like a desk mount like that out of the box? - That's the whole thing. - [Man] Oh. - All right, let's actually look at this. I said it was 4K.

 

It's an IPS panel. We know that 'cause it's LG and they kind of own IPS. HDR, it supports the HDR10, but the peak brightness is only 350 net. So, it's kind of HD-aren't. (air blows) I mean, you can interpret an HDR signal. It's just not gonna be that sick. But, hey, it's a $700 monitor. So, most HDR consumption is happening on TVs, and most HDR creation is happening on monitors that are a lot more expensive than this. So, whatever. And it's not specifically a gaming monitor, so, I can see why HDR10 and a lower brightness like that could just be okay. And then there's FreeSync. So the FreeSynk range is like 48 to 75 hertz, so it's not a high refresh rate monitor. But 75 hertz is better than 60. So, three sides of verythin bezels, that's nice.

 

One thing I was wondering about is, is it gonna have an onscreen display that I can access with hardware buttons? Because the other Ultrafine products, because they're kind of focused on Apple, they only had software-based ones, which is fine when you're using an Apple machine, but when you're on Windows,they're pretty crappy. And so, but this one actually does have the LG nipple at the bottom here. And yeah, it looks like it's the same OSD as their othernon-Ultrafine type monitors. RTS, FPS, game modes, cinema, reader, HDR effect, vivid, custom. SRGB, they got 100% coverage per ported and over 90% coverage of the DCIP three. So, that's cool. One thing I'm noticing, which is pretty weak actually, is the amount of wobble.

 

That is kind of brutal, guys. Look at that. Aw, especially the sideways, it's like jank. That's a lot of play,especially for a premium product that is like centered around having a sweet stand. That's bad. You can even do it right from here. It's on that sideways access, not front and back. Front and back's fine. It's good at staying where you put it. There is just a bit of play. The best part about this monitor is that you can do stuff like that. What? (laughs) Can you make it bigger? Just pull it, pull it out. I guess I should show a game. Hmm, well, even this loading screen looks a little HDR. It's pretty bright in therein that hot broken yolk of the South American skies. If I bought this monitor,not looking specifically for an HDR monitor, and then I fired up a game 'cause I happen to game sometimes and it looked this good, I'd be pretty satisfied.

 

I should mention there actually another cheaper variant of this monitor, which is $450,27 inches, and only 1440P. So, a lot easier to run. And it's got the same ergonomic stand. That one comes out sooner,it comes out July 2nd, whereas this one comes out August 6th for $700. Both of those you can preorder from B&H. So, overall then, ahh, I really liked it until I hooked it up andsaw how wobbly it is, but still, that's probably not that big of an issue. And I really think this could be a solution in a lot of people's setups. If you've got maybe a common work area, maybe you have a floatingdesk in the middle of a room that lots people work at,and you wanna just plop down and have like a two-person meeting, like a collaborative quality assurance kind of meeting, this would be great, especially if you have, if you wanna stand up when you're working as well. You can just walk by this deskand work out a little bit, show your friend. I think this is gonna be really popular in certain categories, certain niches.

 

So, thanks for watching short Circuit today, guys. If you like this video,then you should subscribe because we've got lots ofother monitors coming in from 2020 from LG. We've got a super-curved one and a really high refresh rate one, too, that I wanna check out. See ya.

Blade Stealth 2020 Laptop | Review.

- The Razer Blade Stealth 2019 was just, it was so close to being great. Instead of being the gaming Ultrabook was kind of just a bad Ultrabook that was also pretty bad at being a gaming laptop. That said though, the Razer Blade Stealth 2020 should improve in every single way compared to what we thought of last time. Let's get right into it here. Opening it up. Razer always absolutely nails the packaging of their devices. It just has this premium look about it. Just the texture of this is so great. Looking at the power adapter here. What kind of power can we expect? 100 watts. Actually, that's quite a bit for a laptop of this size. You've got to remember,it's a 13-inch Ultrabook.



We've also got the power adapter here. Power cord I guess. And now onto the actual fun stuff. That's a fine-looking machine. I have to say for a Razer machine, it's even just a bit classy. Actually, before we look at that too much, what else has Razer included in here? Thank you for choosing a Razer system. That's actually surprisingly not cult-y for Razer. Is there anything else in here? Microfiber cloth, awesome. Stickers. Oh, here we go. Congratulations, there is no turning back. Everyone knows that it's not just brute force that wins battles, it also requires strategy and agility and joining a cult. That's more like what we expect. The overall look of this thing is pretty good. It's kind of just like a black rectangle but in a really good way. It's like rather classy forRazer surprisingly enough.

 

There are these little green accents on the USB ports here. Aside from that, nothing really gives away that this is anything any other than an Ultrabook. For I/O, we have, on this side right here, there's Thunderbolt 3 and a full-sized USB Type-A. Then on this side, we have another USB Type-A, headphones and this is USB Type-C but it supports charging,which is freaking awesome because then you cant ake your charger here, we can plug it in over on this side or swap it over to here so you don't have to worry about the power cord has to go over here so it goes around. But oh no, it's an infomercial and I just can't figure it out. It's actually pretty hard to do sometimes. Let's open it up. And here's the first complaint. All of down here, just this kind of wasted space. In fairness to Razer, I don't know if they're like 16-by-10 or three-by-two displays that are 120 hertz.

 

That is what we have here. It's probably gonna be pretty awesome for gaming but for productivity, the XPS 13 or the Surface Laptop 3, you're going to have that extra vertical real estate on your screen to just see a bit more on like your Word document or your web page or what have you. I guess it's the kindof trade-off you have when it's a gaming-focused system. Now, what they have changed that's fabulous here is the right Shift key. It's like a proper Shift key now. It's just awesome. So in the last one, they had full-sized arrow keys here and the top one took up half of the Shift key, which was absolutely infuriating because you have the double doozy of not only do you miss the Shift key when you go to hit it but you hit the up arrow at the same time, so you highlight the whole row that you're typing on and then just immediately write over it.

 

Linus used last years model as Daily Driver for probably a month or so and he just made that mistake so many times that everybody got really mad at him and made him change and he's been on the XPS13 2-in-1 ever since. So I guess there's nothing else to do, except for power it on, just like you're going to power on your privacy with Private Internet Access. With PIA, you can access services and websites as though you're in a different country. It encrypts all of your internet traffic and uses a safe, protected IP. Connect up to five devices at once with clients for Windows,macOS, Android, iOS and Linux.

 

Try PIA risk free with a30-day money-back guarantee at the link below. Now we actually get to turn it on. Okay, I did it. Let's see if there's anything interesting in here. I'm not expecting like superduper overclocking in the BIOS but when you see it, youjust wanna take a look. So hyper-threading enabled, virtualization, yeah, we want all of that. Power and performance. Speedstep and turbo mode are on. On occasion, there might be like two power profiles in the BIOS and you might just get lucky and be able to choose like the make my chip in inferno option. No such luck here. Oh well. It's nice to see like a BIOS anyway. A lot of laptops just can't even do anything. Let's prepare for some gaming here 'cause we know that's the first thing that we're gonna wanna do. Actually, let's just use the keyboard for a little bit first. How is this keyboard? I think that...

 

Yeah, as expected, this keyboard is awesome. So it has this like snappy feel. I guess it's one way to describe it. I have to say I really like. I think I can get up to full speed on this after just like a minute or two. I have to say it's pretty awesome. As for the track pad here, yeah, unsurprisingly,its thing is awesome. Razer has been absolutely nailing their track pads. This is maybe among the best track pads that you can get on a Windows machine. Dell's really been stepping up their game lately so they might take the cake but at the same time,they're both A pluses. You're not gonna complain about this track pad experience. This might have to take the win simply because of the display. 1080p, 120 hertz is so awesome. It just feels great and is oddly surprising on a machine of this size. It's just something you don't expect and then it's like oh, like, I just move the mouse around and it's just snapping immediately to where I want it to go. It adds an immediacy to even just things like dragging around this folder screen right here. It's awesome.

 

High refresh rate, 10 out of 10. Now, am I willing to give up16 by 10 for the 120 hertz? I'm not entirely sure. I guess it really depends on how well it games and looking at the specs, it should be pretty frickin' good, so for the processor, we have the Intel i7-1065G7. For the GPU, this is what really makes the Razer Blade Stealth2020 stand out compared to the 2019, we now get an NVIDIA GTX 1650 Ti. The last one had an MX150, which is, it's not a good GPU. There's really no way around it. That's the sort of GPU that you put in like a Dell Inspiron for when you want to like have your Excel sheet open up faster or something. It's not what you want for when you're actually going to be gaming. So I guess let's just get right to it. Let's game a bit. DOOM Eternal. So what we're gonna try and do is really test this thing and push it to its limits.

 

I'm hoping for high, maybe medium 1080p. We're gonna try and record the footage at the same time kind of just to make the editor's life easier but also it's a pretty good test for basically a worst-case scenario. (booming) So we're going for high 1080p. Hoping for playable. And what, 70 FPS, thereabouts? It feels pretty jello-y though. One second. Maybe medium. All right, so on medium, this is like a pretty good experience. I definitely feel that my aim is worse than I would normally expect for it to be. While playing DOOM, I'm prettysure that's because the FPS is just lower than normal. So maybe we should just knock it down to low here. Low. So we're right around 100 FPS. (booming) So compared to something like an XPS 13, this is just a completely different sort of experience.

 

So I am actually, well, I'm straight up just able to game. And also, it's like a pretty enjoyable experience now because like high refresh rate display, I kind of feel like is just necessary for a good gaming experience these days. Now, this does have one really big issue though is that's that for this machine as it's specked, it is $1,800, which honestly, compared to like an Intel machine is really not that bad but we don't have to compare it to an Intel machine. So you guys are probably very familiar with the ASUS Zephyrus G14. It is probably going to be the laptop of 2020 and that's basically just because ASUS went with an AMD Ryzen CPU. So we could face these two laptops off in a game but honestly, that would just be embarrassing for Razer. So this guy right here has an eight core CPU compared to the four core that's found in the Razer. It also clocks higher and beats the eight core versions of the Intel processor in here.

 

It also have an RTX 2060, which is going to stop the 1650 in here. It also, in our testing, got10 hours of battery life. I'm expecting with, I think this is a 53.1-watt-hour battery. You're probably getting eight, nine if you're really gentle on it. Also, all of that, the Zephyrus G14 is $1,450. So it's cheaper, it's better graphics, has a better CPU, like literally twice as fast, probably more than twice as fast in multi-threaded applications. Why would you buy the Razer? The first reason for one, this is all plastic. And the Razer is aluminum. It just generally feels better. You also get the Thunderbolt 3 port. That's pretty awesome. And the track pad. One other thing that the Razer Blade also really has going for it is Windows Hello Facial Recognition.

 

So you're able to just open it up and boom, you're in. Now, the Zephyrus does have the fingerprint reader here, which actually is pretty awesome because this finger print reader caches your fingerprint after you touch it, so then when you get to the Windows login screen, it should just do it. This is kinda tough if I'm honest. Actually I lied, I don't think that this is too tough. I'd get the ASUS. Realistically, this is probably going to be a huge problem for every laptop manufacturer for the next year or so. I don't think anyone, including ASUS, given that like that this laptop has been out of stock basically since it launched. I'm pretty sure no one expected for the AMD CPUs to be as good as they are. I don't know, I'm kinda sorry Razer, honestly.

 

Like you've done everything right. You fixed the keyboard, you have maybe the best track pad, 120 hertz display is frickin'awesome on a 13-inch thing. Compared to who I thought you would be competing against, so the XPS 13, the Surface Laptop 3. This is awesome. This is like the gaming Ultrabook but at the same time, you can get so much more performance out of this guys. If like a really nice aluminum chassis and facial recognition are what you want, Razer Blade Stealth 2020,pretty frickin' awesome. If you have a desktop that already has all of the muscle that this guy right here provides, the Razer Blade Stealth is a nicer-feeling machine. I'm grasping at straws here. But it is pretty good. Anyway, I hope you guys liked this video. Hit like, get subscribed and I don't know, have a great day. Sorry Intel, sorry Razer. No one saw this coming.

How Powerful Is Lenovo Legion 7i | Review |

- As much as I'd love to show you guys the packaging for the Lenovo Legion 7i, which I am unboxing (throatclearing) under the table here, this is a pre-releasedunit that was sent over in non-finalized packing materials. So I'm unfortunately unable to do that. Lenovo sponsored this video and we are gonna be checking out their state of the art Legion7i Windows 10 gaming notebook, a slim, fully-featured machine that has as much gaming horsepower as you might expect from a machine twice the thickness.



But apparently, it's got a cooling system on it that can more than tame the beast within. Wow, first impressions of this are really professional. And that's not a word that I would normally use to describe something with like a core i9 HK processor and 2080 Super Max-Q graphics card. But this looks like, you know, it's like business, but like gaming business. Look at this thing. Would you guys know this is a gaming machine? I mean, that's a hint. (laughs) The entire bottom of the thing has got perforations all across here. And then for cooling, we've got a vent on this side, two vents on the back,and then another vent over on the other side. Another thing we've got more of than you might expect ina modern machine is I/O. That's really nice to see.

 

So we've got a type A over on the right-hand side, which personally, I'm not a huge fan of on gaming machines, especially when that's where all of the Type A ports are lined up. But fortunately, this,this I'm a big fan of. We've got most of theI/O here on the back. So HDMI out, two more Type As; God, gigabit ethernet, thank you, as well as a power plug and Kensington lock. Then, over on the left-hand side, that is not one but two USB type Cs, one of which is Thunderbolt. And we've got a headset jack. That's about as much as most people are going to need. Now, the main things Lenovo asked me to draw attention to here are the screen; the graphics horsepower; their TrueStrike keyboard, which has 1.3 millimeters of travel, in spite of the fact that this is a relativelyslim gaming notebook; and, of course, their cooling system. Naturally, I wanna know howyou keep a core i9 HK processor and a 2080 super-coolin a machine like this.

 

We were told Lenovo submitted it to UL for verification, and it ran for as long as nine hours without throttling. That's impressive.(imitates bird warbling) Look at those fans. Now there has been a trend towards much, much thinnerfan blades over the years, but those are tiny. Oh, no way. Before even turning it on,we know there's RGB lighting. Look at that. Tiny strips of RGB LEDson the rear exhaust right there and right there. I love it. Oh, look at that, wow! Look at that cooler. The whole thing is one gigantic piece here. Now, why would they do it that way? Let's run through what we're lookin' at here. This is our CPU. And the Legion 7 can be equipped with up to a core i9 10980 HK. That's Intel'stop-of-the-line mobile chip. Right here is our GPU surrounded by our graphics memory. So here we're looking at anything from a GTX 1660 Ti all the way up to an RTX 2080 Super Max-Q.

 

I actually don't know exactly what's in here, but what I can tell you guys for sure is that it is not a 1660 Tibecause that is a gigantic dye. I will say, though, actually,they did a fantastic job of their thermal paste application. A lot of the time on these,like, pre-done machines, you'll see just like gobs and gobs of thermal paste, and it's kind of gloppin'all over the place. But this is really tiny. Right over here is our motherboard chipset. And over here, we've got our dual M.2 drives. So these are both OEM versions of Samsung drives. I'm expecting very solid performance out of these. And if I had to guess,I'd say they're running in a Raid 0 configuration out of the box. Storage should be extremely snappy on this machine.

 

Curiously, whatever is under this here seems to be, is that soldered down? Can't tell. Oh, that makes sense. Here I am all used to seeing soldered memory in laptops these days, but no, they have, in fact, not gone that route. There we go. So, under this little shield right here, we've got two slots for DDR4 SDM memory. And one of the remarkable things about this machine is that it can be equipped with up to 3,466 megahertz RAM. That would be in a two-by-eight gig configuration, although I'm not 100% surewhat we've got on here. No, it turns out we're running32 gigs at 3,200 megahertz. Something to note, guys,is that while they're using all Samsung parts for the RAM and SSDs in these, it is very typical for these types of notebooks to multi-source. So you wouldn't expect necessarily the exact same make or model, especially when you choose a different memory configuration.

 

Not all suppliers havethe same availability of different speeds and capacities. Now to take a closer look at the cooler. This is really neat. I did notice that there was a surprisingly small number of heat pipes in the system. And I guess this is to save on bulk. Because if you look at this, they've actually got a heat pipe running over to this radiator right here. And then this one goes and sits right next to the CPU. And they've got a second heatpipe coming over near the GPU that runs over to this exhaust radiator right here. But heat is actually carried from the CPU and GPU to these two, the larger of the radiators, by a vapor chamber. Vapor chambers are like a heat pipe, except they are flat instead of tubes. So that helps 'em save on some space and they're very high-performance.

 

And it allows both of these to contribute to cooling for both the CPU and GPU, depending on which one you're loading up more heavily. Because not every workload is gonna stress both of them equally. One thing you guys might have noticed is that on the inside, there's no cooling for the M.2 modules. That's because we've actually got these thick thermal pads on the bottom of the unit that are going to allow the M.2s to use the bottom of the laptop,so the entire bottom plate, as kind of like a giant aluminum heat spreader. This is, of course, (metaltapping) metal, not plastic. I'm impressed at how accessible this is. It's only, what, like 10 screws and you can get at RAM storage. Pretty much anything that you'd want to upgrade after the fact.

 

Oh, there's even more RGB than I expected. (laughs) The keyboard is very RGB. The good news is that I'm sure that there's a software way that you can tame that a little bit if you're not quite as into it. This is pretty cool, though. Check that out. So you've got kind of likean RGB like underglow effect on the back where Is howed you those strips that were coming out of the exhaust. And, oh, oh, there's more than I thought around the sides too. Look at this. RGB all the way around the  bottom of the unit. (laughs) I didn't even see that one. Immediately upon using this machine, the high refresh rate display absolutely stands out. It's about as light as you could possibly expect it to be. I think they saved quite a bit of weight by going with a vapor chamber rather than heat pipes. And that also seems to be a big factor for how they were able to keep it so thin.

 

So you can actually see from the outside what the internal layout is here. Under the touchpad,which is relatively thin, they've got the battery pretty much all the way across the front. And then under the keyboard, which they needed a lot of space for, because they've got RGB lighting, which is apparently Corsair iCUE-compatible, which is pretty cool. So they've got that RGB lighting. They've got that long travel on these keys. And then, of course, they had to keep the rest of the machine,all the performance guts, as thin as possible. It's pretty common to see the high-performance stuff loaded towards the back. So it's less likely that, when you've got your palms down on the top of the machine, you're gonna get all sweaty and all that. It occurs to me, I never actually pulled out the power adapter. So, it's definitely a big boy. (plastic rustling) This thing's rated at 230 watts.

 

But they've done a pretty good job of keeping it relatively slim. In fact, it's not that different from the thickness of the laptop. So, whatever you're planning to slide your laptop into, the power brick should fit in just nicely alongside it. Video editing might not have been Lenovo's main goal when they were designing this laptop, but given how many gamers put together montage clips or stream or whatever the case may be, light to medium or even pretty heavy video production has become an expectation, even if it's just like agaming-centric machine. So, the first thing I'm gonna do is load up a timeline in Premiere Pro, and we're gonna encode a video and see just how well our CPU manages to turbo with that cooling solution we just looked at.

 

Actually, while I wait for that, let's go ahead and seeif there's any way for us to control the RGB on our keyboard and system here. Network boost prioritizes games. All right, what else we got in here? What is auto close? Oh, okay, so it'll closeapps you don't need when you launch a game. Suppress keyboard noise,that's a handy feature. Not that the keyboard is particularly loud, actually. It stands out as not being particularly loud at all. Can you guys hear how quiet that is? - [Man] It's pretty quiet. If you press it lightly, you can't even hear the thing. You definitely have to type with more intent than you might have to on a laptop keyboard that doesn't have such a long travel. But it's closer to what you'd expect from a desktop like numbering keyboard. Curiously, I don't see anything in the main app here for RGB control. But what does draw my attention over here is an X-Rite Color Assistantcog down in the system tray.

 

That is pretty cool. So we're running the 144 hertz model, but there are actually three different displays that this notebook could be equipped with. From an SRGB 144 hertz toan Adobe RGB 144 hertz, all the way up to the 240 hertz model, all of which are up to500 nits peak brightness, and our VESA display HDR 400 certified with Dolby Vision Awareness, so you'll be able to interpret Dolby Vision content. Another standout feature of the display is G-SYNC compatibility. Now, if we're running on the integrated GPU, which you can see we are right now, obviously we're not gonna be able to do that. But once we switch over to the Nvidia GPU, we should see that G-SYNC menu show up right here in the Nvidia control panel. Man, this CPU turbos like mad. So we're just generating peak files for the project right now. And you can see we are regularly turboing up in the 4.5-plus gigahertz range. Now this is a light workload. This is not a heavilymulti-threaded workload, but that's (finger snaps) what gives you that happiness.

 

This'll give us a better idea of what to expect when this thing is being stressed. This is 8:1 REDCODE RAW footage that we're playing back in Premiere. You can hear the fans rampin'up a little bit now, hey? But, even at about 40% CPU load, we're still turboed up toaround 4.35, 4.45 gigahertz. That is not too shabby. Actually, we don't even need to do a video export. All I need to do is flick playback to full on 8K 8:1 RED footage, and that'll give us a full CPU load, won't it? Yep. (laughs) So let's see what we turbo to when we're absolutely slamming this thing. Even the GPU's getting hit for about 20 high, 30 low percent load here. Dang, that is a surprisingly low hum. Let's flick it into the performance thermal mode and see how loud it gets. Now it's goin'. Holy Schnikes. Okay, just a second. We need to go back to that same segment and play this back again here. Wow, in the performance mode, it actually turbos several-hundred megahertz higher across all eight cores.

 

And it's louder, but it's not whiny. It's more whooshy. You can actually see theplayback is visibly smoother than it was when we were in the balanced mode. Four gigahertz, four-plus gigahertz, all core boost on mobile was a pipedream not that long ago. And yet here we areaveraging over four gigahertz across all eight cores under heavy load. All right, enough thermal testing. Let's go ahead and jump into a game. We're gonna start with Apex Legends. All the settings are high with VSync off. And we're just in training mode, so we don't mess with other people's games. This is so smooth. Apex is running at about130 to 140 FPS at 10 ADP. Wow, those guns sound good. Speakers are surprisingly boomy. Now on to Forza Horizon 4. All high settings again, VSync off. There is a ton of detail on these cars. That's what a high-powered GPU and a mobile device will do for ya. This is running really smooth, thanks to the high refresh rate display, and we're not seeing any tarry. And as for the most important thing in car games, the sound. Sounds good. These speakers are real solid for a laptop.

 

With a surprisingly good cooling setup for the included core i9 and 2080 Super, a solid high refresh rate display, and a quiet long-travel keyboard, Lenovo has put together a pretty darn compelling machine starting at $1,599.99 U.S. dollars. Oh, I almost forgot what's preinstalled. You've got the usual bloat that comes with Windows for whatever reason. Like from king.com, you've got iCUE. Oh, that explains why the RGB controls were not in Lenovo's software, because you would use Corsair's software for that. That's pretty cool, Corsairmovin' up in the world. There we go, (laughs) okay. Everything is controlled from within iCUE. They've got McAfee and their Lenovo utility. And other than that, nothing that I would really consider to be egregious bloat. Everything else here is either stuff that we installed or stuff that I think is pretty cool, like the X-Rite Color Assistant that allows you to quickly change your display color settings. So, that's it. That's a look at the Lenovo Legion 7i.

Why Apple Has NOT Changed!

If you’re someone who pays close attention to the latest tech news, you’ve probably heard sentiments similar to this one by JonRettinger: “For most of Apple’s history, they’ve kind’ve been run much like my six-year-old toddler lives his life. They don’t listen to anybody, and they kind’vedo what they want. And that’s led to huge successes, iPhones,iPads, Apple Watches, a few failures along the way. And they’ve kind’ve been run like the old Henry Ford quote, ‘If I asked people what they wanted, they’d ask for a faster horse.' It’s kind’ve been that Steve Jobs mantra of the consumers don’t know what they want until we show them what they want. You could look at Apple’s recent history and I think say there’s been some big misses.



You can look at the 2013 trash can Mac Proas a gigantic swing and a miss. They keyboards in Apple’s most popular PC the MacBook Pros have not been performing up to standards. And the MacBook line which once made sense as their thin and light competitor. Once the MacBook Air got updated made zero sense at all. But it seems like we’re at a really big paradigm shift for the company. Apple is finally starting to listen to consumers. And that kind’ve begged the question, ‘Is this the new Apple?’” Now if you want to watch that entire video there’s a link in the description, but the clip I just showed summarizes Jon’s point pretty well.

 

He goes on to cite three examples that demonstrate how Apple has changed and is now listening to their customers. First, the simplification of Apple’s notebook lineup. Second, the iPad receiving its own dedicated operating system, and third, the 2019 Mac Pro being modular and upgradable, compared to the 2013 cylindrical Mac Pro. Now before I dismantle each of these points,I want to preface this by saying I have nothing against Jon Rettinger, so please don’t gives him any disrespect. He just happened to make a very concise video that effectively illustrated these sentiments that I’ve heard repeated by many other journalist sand tech pundits. Now this is Greg with Apple Explained, andif you want to help decide which topics I cover, make sure you’re subscribed and these voting polls will show up in your mobile activity feed.

 

So getting back to Jon’s video, there’san implied misconception that needs to be addressed. And that is the assumption that Apple is a monolithic entity only capable of one stream of thought. Either they’re listing to customers and doing everything they want, or they’re not listening at all and simply doing their own thing. It’s important to remind everyone that Apple is run by thousands of different people who’re capable of having original ideas while also considering customers needs. And if you’re familiar with how Apple operates,you’ll understand that having original ideas that address consumer needs has been their core philosophy since they were founded in 1976. Now you could make the valid point that Apple abandoned that mission from 1985 to 1997 when Jobs was absent. But that isn’t what people like Jon Rettingerare suggesting.

 

He’s saying that in the last six years,Apple’s values have fundamentally changed from ignoring customers wishes to embracing them. So let me go through each point one by one and add some perspective. When it comes to the MacBook lineup argument,you have to consider Apple’s entire history beyond the last six years. Because this isn’t the first time Apple has discontinued the MacBook in order to make their notebook offering more simple and straightforward. Back in 2009 Apple had perhaps the most confusing notebook lineup in their modern history. There were two different versions of the MacBook. One with a white plastic design, and another with an aluminum design. Then there was the MacBook Air, and the 15and 17” MacBook Pros. Now Apple quickly recognized the redundancy and discontinued the aluminum MacBook and rebranded it as a 13” MacBook Pro. It took them about eight months to make this change.

 

Now let’s consider the most recent changein Apple’s notebook lineup. Around October 2018 the redesigned MacBookAir was introduced and as Jon correctly pointed out, it essentially made the MacBook obsolete. So about eight months later at the beginning of *JULY* Apple discontinued the MacBook. Which happened in virtually the same length of time as it had in 2009. So it’s more sensible to assume that Applewas conducting business as usual, rather than changing their ways and finally listening to customers. Now let’s discuss the second point about the iPad finally getting its own dedicated operating system. Jon mentioned that many customers had been begging Apple for more powerful software on the iPad in order to match its incredible hardware, and that’s definitely true. But it’s important to note that the way Apple approached the iPad didn’t fundamentally change with the introduction of iPadOS. Apple has always planned on the iPad replacing computers, which is why they keep insisting that we’re in the midst of the post-PC era.

 

And it’s also why they’ve given the iPadspecial functionality not available to other iOS devices. Because although Apple calls it iPadOS, it’s still iOS, just with more exclusive capabilities to take advantage of the iPads powerful processor and large display. A trend that has been ongoing since 2017 withiOS 11, where, for the first time, the iPad received exclusive features like split-screen view and drag and drop. So this approach to the iPad is nothing new,and the term iPadOS is more of a marketing move than a representation of Apple changing their values. Third, let’s talk about the new Mac Pro,which Jon cited as a prime example of Apple finally listing to their customers. And I actually think he was right about this,but framed his point completely wrong.

 

Yes, the 2013 Mac Pro was a mistake on a number of levels. But that doesn’t necessarily mean Apple was ignoring their pro customers while creating it. I actually think it was the opposite. When you consider every Mac Pro Apple hadmade, all of them were modular except for the 2013 model. I think Apple genuinely believed they could make a dream desktop computer that served pro customers even better with a new approach. The new unified thermal core would’ve made operation quieter with less fans, expansion via thunderbolt 2 would’ve made upgrades simpler, and making the product a fraction of the size would mean a much cleaner desktop and easier transport. But things played out differently than Apple expected. The 2013 Mac Pro was designed to accommodate a two-GPU architecture that Apple thought the market would move toward.

 

With more computational tasks being done onthe GPU rather than the CPU. But that market shift never happened, and it put the Mac Pro in a very tight corner since it’s thermal system wasn’t designed to handle a CPU-centric architecture. Apple recognized their mistake, and released a traditional modular Mac Pro just this year. So while it’s true that Apple was extremely receptive to their pro customers needs when creating the 2019 Mac Pro, it simply isn’ttrue that Apple has been ignoring their customers for the last six years. And that brings me to a really important point I want to make about Jon’s video. The three examples he mentioned were clearly cherry-picked in order to prove his point. Because there are several other examples thatwould’ve contradicted his theory. In 2014 Apple released the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus with larger displays than ever before, which customers had wanted for years. They also featured near-field communication chips which was a big deal since some people thought Apple might use their own proprietary technology. Also backed by popular demand was QI wireless charging in the iPhone X along with its OLED display.

 

And that isn’t even considering all of the software features Apple implemented after years of public outcry. Things like third party keyboards in iOS 8and opening up Siri to third party developers in iOS 10. Now at the end of the video Jon brings up Jonathan Ive leaving Apple and raises the question that if Apple is now listening to their customers, does that mean they can no longer create innovative and revolutionary products? And this is a great example of the conclusionspeople jump to when analyzing Apple through such a narrow and distorted lens. The company’s ability to create original and revolutionary products isn’t due to them ignoring customers. Steve Jobs never said he ignored customers. He said customers typically don’t know what they want until they see it. Could Apple’ve created the iPhone if theydidn’t clearly understand their customers needs? I think not.

 

In fact, the companies that didn’t understandwhat customers wanted were the first to fail. Blackberry thought customers wanted a plastic keyboard on their smartphones. But Apple understood that users were simply tolerating the keyboard until something better came along. Steve Balmer from Microsoft thought customers would rather pay $100 for a Motorola Q, as opposed to spending $500 for the iPhone. He actually said, “The Motorola Q is a very capable machine. It’ll do music, it’ll do internet, it’lldo email, it’ll do instant messaging. So I kinda look at that and I say ‘well,I like our strategy.’” Which is perhaps the clearest example of a company not listening to their customers. Microsoft went on to enter the smartphone market late, two years after Google and three years after the iPhone, and only lasted seven years before giving up due to lack of popularity among customers. So when it comes to creating innovative new products, you cannot be successful unless you know exactly what your customers want and need.

 

And Apple has demonstrated this understanding time and time again. The iPod succeeded where other MP3 players failed, the iPad succeeded where other tablets failed, and the Apple Watch succeeded where other smartwatches failed. It’s because Apple understands the most important thing to the everyday user is their experience with a product. It didn’t matter than the Motorola Q was capable of music, internet, email, and instant messaging, when most customers couldn’t even figure out how to load music to their phone, navigate to their favorite websites,or compose a new email. All customers had to do was experience the delight of using an iPhone and they wanted it immediately. And no other company has delivered as many of those delightful experiences with technology as Apple.

 

It’s why they have such a dedicated userbase and it’s why they were able to charge $500 for the first iPhone when other smartphones were a fraction of the cost. So while Apple may make mistakes from time to time, that doesn’t mean they’ve abandoned their customers. And when they do something you like, that also doesn’t mean they’ve adopted a new philosophy. Apple is a complex company made up of thousands  of talented people who work together to make the best decisions possible. And when it comes to Jonathan Ive leaving Apple, I will make a dedicated video on the subject, but I’m not worried. He’ll still be working with Apple and heisn’t the only talented designer they have. Alright guys thanks for watching and I’llsee you next time.

CPU Marketing! How It Works Should We Believe?

- One of the specs you'll hear frown around when you're shopping for a CPU,is the process node measured in nanometers and how a smaller one is better. Just check out the tech headlines and you'll see plenty of stories about how chipmakers are racing to cram more and more tiny transistors onto their processors. And why node? More transistors means better performance and efficiency because the electrons don't have to travel as far to each transistor so they can switch on and off and therefore process information more quickly. But to process nodes, really tell the whole story?



To get some answers, we reached out to Jason Gorss and Bruce Fienberg from Intel and we'd like to thank them for their contributions. The process node was originally a measure of how long the gate in the transistor was. This is the part that actually controls the flow of electrons from the source to the drain. This was considered an accurate enough proxy for transistor size up to about 1997 when the 350 nanometerprocess was popular. The reason this is important,is because when you double the number of transistors on a chip, it's fair to expect roughly double the performance at a given dye size. And for a long time, thesedoublings, if you will, took place at such predictable intervals that Moore's law came tobe, stating that the number of transistors on a chip would double about every two years.

 

This gave the chip makers an easy cadence to follow for naming each process node because they could expect each one to be smaller by a factor of about 0.7. Why 0.7, you might ask? Well, the transistors are roughly square in shape and if you multiply 0.7 by 0.7, you get 0.49 or roughly one half. So for example, when the industry went from the 1000 nanometer process node to the 700 nanometer process node, this Mark de rough doubling of the number of transistors that they could fit ina given area even though the name of the process only reduced by a factor of 0.7.

 

Thing is, in 1997, while manufacturers were able to start shrinking the gate length by more than a factor of 0.7, other parts of the transistor weren't shrinking as quickly anymore. So, gate length was no longer a good proxy for the overall transistor density in the entire chip and therefore, the performance rather than changing the naming scheme outright though, we started to see a process node defined by the size of a group of transistors called a cell. This was done to give people an estimate of the equivalent level of processing power accounting for components that weren't shrinking as quickly. So, the first node we saw under this new naming system was the 250 nanometer process. Performance was about double the previous node, as you would expect from the name but the gate length was actually around 190 nanometers which is much smaller. It's just that there was other stuff that prevented the transistors from being packed more tightly than that.

 

This game involving cell area lasted until around 2012 and the 22 nanometer process when a whole new type of trends sister was introduced. FinFET, chip makers found that at these sizes, the Gates were so small that you could have electrons leaking through them due to quantum tunneling. This could cause undesirable behavior. So, engineers needed a way to make their chips more powerful without shrinking the Gates even further. The solution was to take the channel the electrons go through and raise it uplike a shark fin, hence the name FinFET, increasing the surface area of the channel and allowing lots moreelectrons to pass through.

 

Of course, this also meant that transistors were now three dimensional instead of planar making it much harder to accurately measure their size. Now, the industry has still continued to use that 0.7 factor to describe a generation of improvement, like going from 14 to 10 to seven nanometer processors. But the truth of the matteris that these numbers don't actually measure the real size of the transistor anymore and they can even vary wildly between them different manufacturers. Intel, for example, attempts to measure a process node by taking the weighted average of the two most common standard cell sizes. Really, a more important consideration though, is transistor density. That's how many can be packed into the same space without decreasing the size of the actual transistor features very much if at all. In addition to density,chip makers are using other techniques like improved materials to boost performance.

 

This can include everything from squeezing the crystal structure of the channel to make the electrons go through faster to lower resistance traces between transistors to gate materials with a high dielectric constant for better control of electron flow. Of course, this process can require some trial and error. Intel's well-publicized difficulties with their 10 nanometer process, were due in large part to them trying to overscale. In other words, pack more than double the number of transistors into the same space which required them to try out a lots of new technologies inside the chip all at one time which caused delay sand manufacturing problems.

 

But as our technology continues to improve, chip makers look poised to keep Moore's law even if it's a little slower or live to some extent as well as keeps silicon the base material for our processors for along time to come before we have to really start considering more exotic solutions like carbon nanotubes. In the meantime, I hope you enjoyed this deeper dive into processor sizes. Just remember that the process node isn't the be all and end all when you're shopping for a CPU anyway. It's always more important to pay attention to the real world performance that you'll see in games and applications that you actually use. Speaking of things to actually use, check out the MANSCAPED Weed Whacker, nose and ear hair trimmer. It has their proprietary skin-safe technology to reduce nicks and tugs and a 9,000 RPM motor with a 360 degree rotarydual blade system. One charge lasts a full 90 minutes.

 

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