Acer Chromebook Spin 15

The first convertible Chromebook with a 15.6-inch display

KIngston announced the UV500 SSD Line

3D NAND-enabled SSD featuring full-disk encryption

Logitech® G PRO Gaming Headset

For professional and competitive gamers

Transcend 500S and 300S series of SD and microSD cards

For the storage needs of today’s users

Kingston Reveals its first wireless headset

The HyperX Cloud Flight Gaming Headset

January 6, 2023

CES 2023: HyperX Reveals Clutch Gladiate Wired Xbox Controller, Next Generation Haste 2 Gaming Mice and HX3D

HyperX, the gaming peripherals team at HP Inc. and brand leader in gaming and esports, today expanded its award-winning lineup of products with the new HyperX Clutch Gladiate enhanced wired controller licensed for Xbox and next-generation HyperX Pulsefire Haste 2 gaming mice, available in wired and wireless versions. Designed for serious Xbox gamers, Clutch Gladiate is HyperX’s first Xbox certified gaming controller delivering ultra-comfort and precise control for extended console gaming sessions, while the new series of Pulsefire Haste 2 mice bring new design features to one of HyperX’s most popular gaming mice families. In addition, HyperX also revealed HX3D, an exciting new program bringing gamers a range of ways to customize and personalize their favorite gaming gear by leveraging HP’s best-in-class 3D printing technology. 

“CES is the perfect venue for HyperX to highlight our commitment to providing high-performance gaming products for all gamers,” said HyperX. “Whether you game on an Xbox controller or PC, HyperX is bringing the latest top-quality products for gamers to enjoy with immersive and engaging gaming along with wireless freedom, convenience, and customization.”

HyperX Clutch Gladiate Enhanced Wired Controller for Xbox: HyperX Clutch Gladiate controller is built for Xbox players to help enhance their gaming experience and maximize performance. The officially licensed wired Xbox controller features dual trigger locks and remappable rear buttons to optimize control and adjust to different ways that various gamers play. In addition, powerful dual rumble motors add immersive and intuitive force feedback cues. Plus, with textured grips, Clutch Gladiate provides a comfortable, secure grasp of the controller and it also features a 3.5mm stereo jack to easily connect to a wired headset.

HyperX Pulsefire Haste 2 Wired Gaming Mouse: HyperX Pulsefire Haste 2 gaming mouse weighs in at 53g1 and utilizes an ultra-lightweight shell design that offers quicker movements. This full-featured mouse provides up to 8000Hz polling rates and delivers quick and smooth cursor movements with a high precision HyperX 26K Sensor with native DPI settings up to 26K DPI. The mouse also utilizes the durable and responsive HyperX Switch, rated for 100 million clicks. Flexible HyperFlex 2 cables and virgin-grade PTFE skates work together to give gamers a smooth, easy glide. Pulsefire Haste 2 is also customizable with HyperX NGENUITY software and allows users to personalize DPI settings, RGB lighting2, button assignments, sensor performance, and record macros. Pulsefire Haste 2 wired gaming mouse will be available in black and white colorways.

HyperX Pulsefire Haste 2 Wireless Gaming Mouse: Pulsefire Haste 2 wireless gaming mouse offers dual wireless connectivity with both Bluetooth®3 wireless and 2.4GHz gaming-grade wireless technology. Weighing in at 62 grams1, Pulsefire Haste 2 wireless mouse offers quicker movements and up to 100 hours of battery life on a single charge4. Pulsefire Haste 2 wireless delivers quick and smooth cursor movements with a high precision HyperX 26K Sensor with native DPI settings up to 26K DPI. The flexible HyperFlex 2 cables and virgin-grade PTFE skates work together to give gamers a smooth, easy glide. Pulsefire Haste 2 wireless is also customizable with HyperX NGENUITY software and allows users to personalize DPI settings, RGB lighting2, button assignments, sensor performance, and record macros. Pulsefire Haste 2 wireless gaming mouse will be available in black or white colorways. Besides new products launch, HyperX will also preview examples of personalized keyboards, headsets, mice, and other gaming products during CES 2023. The first planned series of 3D printed peripheral upgrades are limited edition custom keycaps1, designed to fit on HyperX and most other mechanical keyboards, available to consumers over the coming months. 

 “We know gamers love customization, spending a lot of time and effort to update all kinds of in-game items, from characters to skins to weapons and beyond,” said HyperX.  “HX3D is taking this love of personalizing a gaming experience to the physical world and enabling a wide range of fun ways to update and customize our award-winning HyperX gear.” 

HyperX will collaborate with game developers, esports teams, content creators, influencers, and internal creative teams to create and design fan-friendly products that can be used while gaming or collected as keepsakes or cherished collectibles.

During CES 2023, HyperX will showcase its first limited edition custom keycap, based on a unique HyperX Cozy Cat design developed by HyperX, and voted on by its gaming community. HX3D products are produced on HP Inc. 3D printers as part of the growing cooperation with HP Inc., leveraging their experience and bringing synergy, innovation and color printing skills to gaming. HyperX’s personalization products are manufactured using environmentally friendly re-used powder nylon. 

Additional keycap drops are planned throughout the year with design collaborations planned with creators, influencers, ambassadors, and other celebrity and non-endemic partners.  With the introduction of HX3D, HyperX is bringing the next level of personalization to gaming.

January 5, 2023

CES 2023: Giga Computing Shares the Power of Computing with GIGABYTE Solutions

Giga Computing (a GIGABYTE subsidiary) is an industry leader in high-performance servers, server motherboards, and workstations, is presenting next gen GIGABYTE server hardware and technology that unleashes greater performance, improves energy efficiency, and is ready for a high level of CPU and GPU compute during the Consumer Electronic Show (CES) 2023. The dedicated enterprise area at the GIGABYTE booth will have themes: advanced cooling, GPU-centric solutions, and next gen servers. Additionally, an AI system software platform demo is at the booth.

The Best, Next Gen Cooling

With the incredible performance gains in processor technology, performance density is on the rise. At CES, GIGABYTE is showing how traditional servers and data centers must adapt and adopt solutions at the GIGABYTE booth. To offer a major leap in energy efficiency, visitors can experience and discuss liquid immersion cooling and direct liquid cooling (DLC) solutions, both of which GIGABYTE has products already in the market. The list of new immersion ready servers continues to expand, just like the addition of the GIGAYBTE TO15-Z40 that is an OCP server compatible with all major immersion tanks. Another cooling option at the booth exists with the GIGABYTE H262-ZL0 that provides rapid heat dissipation from eight powerful CPUs in a 2U chassis, thanks to the server design and DLC technology from CoolIT Systems.

HPC and AI Achieve Incredible New Heights

GPUs have been the talk of the town recently as they can better process vast amounts of data and quickly churn out meaningful insights, more so than CPUs alone. However, the marriage of CPU and GPU technology is paramount. At CES, visitors can see GIGABYTE systems that include G492-PD0 with NVIDIA HGX™ A100 8-GPU and Arm-based CPUs from Ampere Computing; G492-ID0 with the same NVIDIA accelerator but for the x86 platform; and G493-ZB0 that supports dual AMD EPYC™ 9004 series processors and up to eight PCIe Gen5 GPUs. These systems provide a glimpse of what is in the market today, and representatives can share about future servers that are coming for Gen5 GPUs in 2023.

Balanced Compute Performance Solutions

Skewed towards CPU compute performance, fast and abundant storage, and networking, the new dual socket R283-Z96 and R183-Z95 servers at CES are optimally balanced to find a home as an enterprise server or for cloud computing. They are both are built for the recently unveiled AMD EPYC 9004 series processors with up to 96 cores and supporting 12-channel memory.

One Stop AI Solution

A live AI demo by MyelinTek will be at the booth to share a complete software stack for deep learning that system administrators, AI model developers, and service providers are already using. In a GIGABYTE workstation, W771-Z00, built for AMD Ryzen™ Threadripper™ PRO 5000WX and support multiple GPUs, users can realize what is possible with an AI platform that has a user-friendly web interface to manage datasets for training models, schedule training jobs, manage multiple servers, and view hardware usage information.

These solutions are now at the GIGABYTE booth, located in the LVCC North Hall, booth #9119.

CES 2023: Kingston Technology Returns with Expanded Hardware

Kingston today announced it will return to Las Vegas to showcase the latest offerings and upcoming products in 2023. No matter the industry, use case or customer, Kingston® continues to provide industry leading, award-winning, high-performance products.

As work-from-home continues to grow, so does the need for proper measures to secure sensitive data. This week, Kingston IronKey™ launched its first USB Type-C® Vault Privacy 50C (IKVP50C) drive. Now, on any system users can protect their data against BadUSB and Brute Force attacks with the FIPS 197 Certified & XTS-AES 256-bit hardware-encrypted Vault Privacy 50 series. The Multi-Password Option with Complex or Passphrase modes lets users choose a numeric PIN, sentence with space characters, or list of words so their password is easy to remember but harder for others to guess. The award-winning line of hardware-encrypted storage offers a myriad of other features designed to protect you and your data. Whether it’s with the VP50 series, FIPS 140-3 Level 3 (Pending) Certified KP200 with alphanumeric keypad, or the VP80ES, Kingston’s first innovative OS-independent external SSD with intuitive color touch screen – don’t let your data be a soft target.

Since the last time Kingston was present at CES, it launched its Kingston FURY gaming line providing memory and storage for those in need of cutting-edge performance. From high-speed Kingston FURY Renegade DDR5 up to 7200MT/s, Impact SODIMM for small form factor systems, or the Renegade SSD with heat sink, the line offers PC enthusiasts, gamers, and content creators the power and style they’re looking for.

“It’s great to get back to in-person tradeshows but we’re especially glad to be amongst colleagues and friends at CES, ‘the global stage for innovation’ to share not just what we’ve been up to the past few years but also what’s coming from Kingston in 2023,” said Kingston. “We’re committed to delivering technology solutions that suit consumers’ everyday needs and we look forward to talking about them this week.”

Kingston continues its collaboration with Intel® showcasing the gaming power achieved when the latest systems technology from Intel NUC and high-performance Kingston FURY memory and storage come together.

CES 2023: ASUS Announces Zenbook 14 Flip OLED

ASUS today announced Zenbook 14 Flip OLED (UP3404), the latest and most powerful 14-inch model in its premium thin-and-light convertible Zenbook Flip series.

The elegant and versatile Zenbook 14 Flip OLED offers new levels of performance from its 13th Gen Intel® Core™ processors, Intel Iris® Xe integrated graphics, up to 1 TB PCIe SSD, 16 GB of RAM and a long-lasting 75 Wh battery. For easy I/O, there are two Thunderbolt™ 4 ports, a USB 3.2 Type-A port, and an HDMI® 2.1 (TMDS) port. Fast and stable WiFi 6E (802.11ax) ensures reliable wireless connectivity.

Superb visuals are provided by the enlarged 14-inch 16:10 2.8K OLED touchscreen, which is PANTONE® Validated and has a 100% DCI-P3 gamut. It's also TÜV-certified for eye care, and supports an optional ASUS Pen 2.0 MPP 2.0 stylus.

The compact Zenbook 14 Flip OLED is just 15.9 mm thin and weighs only 1.5 kg, with a 360° any-position hinge. Thoughtful design features include an ambient light color sensor that automatically adjusts brightness and color temperature, and enables adaptive dimming[i] to help maintain OLED display longevity. There's also an IR camera for fast face login.

The full-size ASUS ErgoSense keyboard and touchpad offer unrivaled typing comfort, and the optional ASUS NumberPad 2.0 makes data entry easy. The powerful Harman Kardon-certified audio system features multi-dimensional Dolby Atmos® sound, along with AI noise-canceling technology for crystal-clear conference calls.

ASUS is committed to protecting the earth, and so Zenbook 14 Flip OLED uses 30% post-consumer recycled (PCR) plastics and 100% recyclable packaging. Its energy efficiency also outperforms the ENERGY STAR® standard. To ensure durability, the laptop is tested to the strictest MIL-STD-810 US military-grade standard.


December 23, 2022

Acer Launches New Line of Eco-Friendly Laser Projectors

Acer just announced three Vero projectors, designed to equip businesses and consumers with high-performing energy-efficient projectors while providing more options to reduce their ecological footprint. With their 30,000-hour lifespan, the new Vero projectors bring in superior laser light technology for crystal-clear images and long-lasting brightness for an extended duration, helping save on the total cost of ownership and power consumption. These mercury-free projectors also incorporate green materials by using 50% post-consumer recycled (PCR) plastic in the chassis and recycled paper packaging to reduce the production of harmful materials and limit their impacts on the environment.

Building on the success of the Acer Vero PD2325W, the new eco-conscious projectors have transitioned to using an advanced laser light source for increased brightness and improved energy efficiency. As a result, these “Green But Mean” projectors provide eight times less brightness decay while consuming approximately 50% less power in comparison to traditional lamp-based projectors, reducing the total cost of ownership while inflicting less harm to the environment. Maintenance and replacement costs are also significantly reduced with their 30,000-hour lifespan, making it an ideal and reliable choice for high-frequency use.

Equipped with a dynamic 2,000,000:1 contrast ratio and a 4,000 ANSI and 3,500 ANSI lumens brightness respectively, the Acer Vero PL2520i and XL2220/XL2320W projectors can produce vivid and precise images from long distances and in dark surroundings. These also feature Acer ColorBoost3D technology and accurately reproduce 93% of the Rec. 709 color gamut, delivering superior color production and display as compared to lamp models. Acer’s tailor-made Football mode and HDMI 3D[1] specifications also make for stunning and enhanced big-screen projection, whether in a meeting room or in the comfort of your own home.