ASUS has just unveiled its latest entry in the line of gaming monitors: the ASUS Swift PG27UQ. Carrying Nvidia’s promise to bring 4k to gaming monitors this year, this beast of a gaming monitor is poised to roar its way into the forefront of high-end gaming monitors. But how does it hold up to the rest of its peers?
Featuring a 4 ms response time and 1,000 nits peak brightness, the ASUS Swift packs a 3,840 x 2,160 resolution panel, and boasts a refresh rate of up to 144 Hz (via DisplayPort 1.4 connection). That's 60 Hz over HDMI displays, and with 178° horizontal/vertical viewing angles, it doesn't just look pretty - it performs great too. This 27-inch gaming monitor is suited for the gamers that believe the best equipment needs the most gold. With a price tag that’s actually quite enough to buy a decent to above-mid range gaming setup, it's a monitor that could very well be worth its weight in coins.
However, it has a slim lead over its closest competitor: the Acer Predator X27. The Asus Swift is indeed certified DisplayHDR 1000 by VESA - the only gaming monitor to actually get one so far - but in terms of specs, it’s almost identical to the Predator X27. They even share the same price points, but the Swift comes out almost an entire month after the Predator. While the Aura Sync lighting technology is a nice touch from the Swift, there’s always more room to extend this lead - and Asus better be taking notes.
- Written by Danielle S. | Last Updated on 05 July 2018
With the ever-increasing popularity of mobile gaming, ASUS has unveiled the latest entry in the line of gaming phones: the ASUS ROG Gaming Phone. A solid, sleek unit that’s fit to handle the stresses of mobile gaming with all the power of your average or above mid-range gaming laptop, it’s an accessory that pushes the forefront of what gaming phones are capable of. But by how much?
With its Snapdragon 845 units - some of the most powerful multi-core processors available to phones today - and 8GB of RAM, it’s undoubtedly one of the fastest and smoothest mobile phones available in the market.
With a vapor-wave cooling system to prevent overheating (say goodbye to random hot surges when playing your favorite mobile games) these features combine to make a nifty device that’s capable of playing the best and most demanding of mobile games today - and then some.
- Written by Danielle S. | Last Updated on 27 June 2018
Looking for a portable gaming experience? The Nintendo Switch is a great option, but if it isn’t really your thing, you should consider a gaming tablet instead. There are a number of tablets available right now that offer a great gaming experience along with a host of other functions. If you’d like a tablet to play games on that you can also take notes with in class or watch Netflix on, check out some of the options below.
The Amazon Fire HD has a fantastic 1920 x 1200, which means great image quality for playing games on. It’s also very powerful, equipped with a quad-core processor at 1.8 GHz frequency. It’s got a great GX6250 GPU built in, along with 2 GB of RAM memory. You can also purchase a number of games to play on it from Amazon’s Digital Games library (link to Amazon’s digital games library article). The battery can last up to sixteen hours, and it comes with either 32 GB or 64 GB of storage. There are a couple drawbacks, such as a mediocre camera; however, if you buy it mainly for gaming this may not be an issue.
- Written by Daniel N | Last Updated on 22 June 2018
Whether you are drinking coffee or having Catalyst Energy Powders, you are ingesting caffeine in some form. Caffeine’s a great chemical which keeps you alert and cognitively sharp, but when does caffeine begin to wear off? It’s important to know when you’ll be getting the most benefits out of caffeine, so that you can plan accordingly. If you need to know when to have more caffeine, or want to know when it will wear off so you can sleep, you should be aware of caffeine’s half-life.
The exact length of time that caffeine is effective will vary from individual to individual, as we all have our own metabolism and the speed of our metabolism impacts how quickly caffeine is absorbed and removed from the body. In general though, studies have suggested that the half-life of caffeine in the average adult is approximately 5.7 hours. The half-life of a chemical compound refers to when the chemical is half a potent as its initial dose. This means that if you have 250 mg of caffeine at noon, around 5:40 PM you’d have about 125 mg of caffeine in you still.
- Written by Daniel N. | Last Updated on 15 June 2018