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ASUS announced ZenBook Pro 15 with ScreenPad and Intel Core i9

ASUS today announced ZenBook Pro 15 featuring a 15-inch 4K UHD display, up to an Intel Core i9 processor, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti graphics, 16GB of high-performance 2400Hz DDR4 RAM, up to a 1TB PCIe 3.0 x4 SSD and Windows 10. You can enjoy immersive multimedia on its 15.6-inch 4K UHD NanoEdge PANTONE validated display with 100% Adobe RGB color gamut, ∆E (Delta-E) < 2.0 color accuracy and powerful Harmon Kardon certified audio system.

However, the main feature of the new ZenBook Pro 15 is ScreenPad. It is a Windows Precision Touchpad (PTP) combined with an interactive 5.5-inch FHD touchscreen that can intelligently adapt to what you’re doing, making it easier and quicker to multitask and get things done. A simple press of the F6 function key toggles ScreenPad between touchscreen mode and touchpad mode or you can use Screen Extender mode to use ScreenPad as an extension to the main display. Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint offer even closer integration with ScreenPad, with adaptive menus and editing controls on ScreenPad that change automatically according to the app and what task is being performed.

ASUS announced ZenBook Pro 15 with ScreenPad

ZenBook Pro 15 top features:

  • Comprehensive connectivity includes up to gigabit-class 802.11ac Wi-Fi, USB-C with Thunderbolt 3, USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A, and standard HDMI output.
  • Up to the latest 8th Generation Intel Core i9 hexa-core processor, with up to 16GB of high-performance 2400Hz DDR4 RAM and up to a 1TB PCIe 3.0 x4 SSD
  • Up to gaming-grade NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti GPU for graphics performance
  • Fingerprint sensor support for signing in effortlessly with Windows Hello
  • 15.6-inch NanoEdge 4K UHD ultraslim-bezel touchscreen with PANTONE validation for professional color accuracy

The ASUS ZenBook Pro 15 will be available globally starting July 2018.

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New HP Pavilion Notebooks and HP Pavilion x360s Convertibles Announced

Today, HP introduced its next-generation HP Pavilion Notebooks and HP Pavilion x360s convertibles. The new HP Pavilion x360s comes with 8th Gen Intel Core i5 and i7 processors with NVIDIA MX130 Graphics option on select 14-inch models and an AMD Radeon 530 Graphics option on select 15-inch models. Whereas, HP Pavilion Notebooks features up to 11.75 hours of battery life with 8th Gen Intel Core processors or the latest AMD Ryzen Mobile Processor with Radeon Vega Graphics on select models. Check out more details below.

HP Pavilion x360s convertibles Specs and features

  • Windows Hello with a fingerprint reader on select models for a safe, secure, and quick logon experience.
  • Chrome-plated hinge allows you to switch your device into four different modes, while simultaneous pen and touch functionality with Windows Ink allow you to turn the convertible into a canvas for drawing on photos or marking up webpages in Microsoft Edge.
  • 8th Gen Intel Core i5 and i7 dual and quad processors with discrete graphics options
  • A NVIDIA MX130 Graphics option on select 14-inch models and an AMD Radeon 530 Graphics option on select 15-inch models.
  • Narrow bezel design allows a 14 and 15-inch diagonal HD or FHD IPS display to fit in 13-inch and 14-inch chassis, respectively.
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HP Pavilion x360s with 8th Gen Intel Core i5 and i7 Sihmar

HP Pavilion x360 14-inch starting price is $499 and HP Pavilion x360 15-inch starting price is $579. These new convertibles will be available on May 9, 2018.

HP Pavilion Notebooks Specs and features

  • A rainbow of rich, new colors and options for HD and FHD IPS displays with micro-edge bezels.
  • The lift hinge supports a more comfortable typing experience and improves airflow to keep the device running cool.
  • Up to 11.75 hours of battery life depending on the model, and 8th Gen Intel Core processors or the latest AMD Ryzen Mobile Processor with Radeon Vega Graphics on select models.
  • Up to 512 GB of SSD or up to 2 TB HDDs on the 15-inch device. Dual storage options are available providing plenty of hard drive capacity with the added speed and responsiveness of an SSD. In addition, Intel Optane memory for storage acceleration is offered on select models.
  • Dual speakers custom tuned by B&O Play with HP Audio Boost for rich, authentic audio
  • Fingerprint reader option on the 14-inch Pavilion model facilitates safe, secure, and quick login with Windows Hello.
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HP’s new line-up of Pavilion 14 and 15-inch notebooks sihmar

HP Pavilion Notebook 14-inch starting price is $369 and HP Pavilion Notebook 15-inch will start at $629. Both notebooks will be available on May 30, 2018.

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Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.6.2 released

Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.6.2 is now available for download. The latest update has added support for Destiny 2 and Assassin’s Creed Origins. The drivers also releasing with support for Wolfenstein 2 game. Recently, Nvidia also released its new 388 graphics drivers with support for latest games.

However, there some known issues with the update. OverWatch may experience a random or intermittent hang on some system configurations. Disabling Radeon ReLive as a temporary workaround may resolve the issue.

Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.6.2 Feature

Windows®10 Fall Creators Update

Wolfenstein™ II: The New Colossus

  • Up to 8% faster performance on Radeon™ RX Vega56 (8GB) graphics than with Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.10.1 at 2560×1440. 
  • Up to 4% faster performance on Radeon RX 580 (8GB) graphics card than with Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.10.1 at 2560×1440.

Destiny 2™

  • Up to 43% faster performance on Radeon™ RX Vega56 (8GB) graphics than with Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.10.1 at 2560×1440.
  • Up to 50% faster performance on Radeon RX 580 (8GB) graphics than with Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.10.1 at 2560×1440.

Assassin’s Creed™: Origins

  • Up to 16% faster performance on Radeon™ RX Vega56 (8GB) graphics than with Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.10.1 at 2560×1440.
  • Up to 13% faster performance on Radeon RX 580(8GB) graphics than with Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.10.1 at 1920×1080.

GPU Workload

  • A new toggle in Radeon Settings that can be found under the “Gaming”, “Global Settings” options. This toggle will allow you to switch optimization between graphics or compute workloads on select Radeon RX 500, Radeon RX 400, Radeon R9 390, Radeon R9 380, Radeon R9 290 and Radeon R9 285 series graphics products.

Compute Support

  • Radeon Software now supports compute workloads for up to 12 installed Radeon RX 400, Radeon RX 500 or Radeon RX Vega series graphics products on Windows 10 system configurations.

Fixed Issues

  • Radeon Software may not appear in the uninstall options under “Apps and Features” on Windows operating systems after a Radeon Software upgrade.
  • Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.6.2 has fixed an issue where minor corruption may appear in PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS™ in some game locations when using Ultra graphics settings in game.
  • Radeon Wattman may fail to apply user adjusted voltage values on certain configurations.
  • Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.6.2 fixed an issue where AMD XConnect™ Technology-enabled system configurations may not be detected when plugged in or connected to a system after being previously unplugged during system sleep or hibernation.
  • Hearts of Iron™ IV may experience a crash or system hang during some scenario gameplay.
  • Radeon Settings gaming tab may not automatically populate games detected on the users system.

Known Issues

  • A random system hang may be experienced after extended periods of use on system configurations using 12 GPU’s for compute workloads.
  • Assassin’s Creed™: Origins may experience an intermittent application or system hang when playing on Windows®7 system configurations.
  • The GPU Workload feature may cause a system hang when switching to Compute while AMD CrossFire is enabled. A workaround is to disable AMD CrossFire before switching the toggle to Compute workloads.
  • With Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.6.2, resizing the Radeon Settings window may cause the user interface to stutter or exhibit corruption temporarily.
  • Corruption may be experienced in Forza Motorsport™ 7 on some HDR displays with HDR enabled in game.
  • Radeon WattMan reset and restore factory default options may not reset graphics or memory clocks and unstable Radeon WattMan profiles may not be restored to default after a system hang.
  • OverWatch may experience a random or intermittent hang on some system configurations. Disabling Radeon ReLive as a temporary workaround may resolve the issue.
  • When recording with Radeon ReLive on Radeon RX Vega Series graphics products GPU usage and clocks may remain in high states. A workaround is to disable and then re-enable Radeon ReLive

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Download Nvidia GeForce 388.00 driver with Assassin’s Creed Origins support

Nvidia GeForce 388.00 driver is now available for download. The latest drivers are rolling out with the support for Assassin’s Creed Origins. Destiny 2 and Agents of Mayhem are also receiving gaming boost with the latest update.

In addition, there also improvements for VR games like Killing Floor: Incursion. Check out full changelog below.

Nvidia GeForce 388.00 driver Changelog

Game Ready

Provides the optimal gaming experience for Assassin’s Creed Origins, Destiny 2, and Agents of Mayhem.

Game Ready VR
Provides the optimal gaming experience for Killing Floor: Incursion.
3D Vision Profiles 

Added or updated the following 3D Vision profiles:

  • Assassin’s Creed – Not Recommended

Nvidia drivers GeForce 388.00 for Windows 10 download links

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You will find Windows 7/8 drivers here.

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Xiaomi Mi Notebook Pro with 8th-gen Intel processors announced

Xiaomi has launched its Notebook Pro laptop today. The new Xiaomi Mi Notebook Pro laptop comes with the 8th-gen Intel Core i7 processors which promise a 40% gain over last year’s processors. The new laptop also features a 15.6-inch display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection and NVIDIA GeForce MX150 Graphic card. The notebook also features a Touchpad with a built-in fingerprint sensor.

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The complete list of specifications of the Mi Notebook Pro are as follows:

Xiaomi Mi Notebook Pro Specifications

  • 15.6-inch display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection
  • 8th-generation Intel Core i5 and i7 processors up to 4.0GHz
  • NVIDIA GeForce MX150 GPU
  • Up to 16GB 2400MHz DDR4 RAM
  • 256GB PCIe x4 NVMe SSD
  • Dual cooling system
  • Touchpad with built-in fingerprint sensor
  • Magnesium alloy frame
  • Dolby Atmos

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Xiaomi Mi Notebook Pro with Intel Core i5/8GB is priced at RMB 5599 ($860), where as Intel Core i7/8GB model will cost you RMB 6399 ($982). High-end Intel Core i7 with 16Gb is priced at RMB 6999 ($1,074). Xiaomi will begin sales of the laptop in China soon.

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ASUS announces its new ZenBooks, VivoBooks and ROG Chimera gaming laptops

ASUS today announced its new range of ZenBook, VivoBook, and a new ROG Chimera gaming laptop. let’s start with ZenBook Flip 14 (UX461) which is a thin 2-in-1 laptop with high-performance discrete graphics. Only 13.9mm thin and weighing just 1.4kg, ZenBook Flip 14 features a 360° touch screen and ASUS Pen support.

ZenBook Flip 14
ZenBook Flip 14 (UX461)

ZenBook Flip 14 (UX461)

  • Intel 8th Gen Core i7 quad-core processor,
  • 16GB RAM,
  • NVIDIA GeForce MX150 graphics,
  • 512GB PCIe x4 SSD, and a Harman Kardon audio system
  • 14-inch NanoEdge Full HD display
  • Up to 13 hours of battery life
  • Equipped with a fingerprint sensor for quick and secure one-touch login with Windows Hello
  • Available in two stylish colors: Icicle Gold and Slate Grey

ZenBook Flip 15

ZenBook Flip 15

Other features include:

  • The latest 8th Generation Intel Core i7 processor.
  • Up to 16GB of fast, 2400MHz DDR4 RAM.
  • NVIDIA GTX1050 graphics,
  • Up to a 2TB HDD and 512GB SSD,
  • USB-C ports with Thunderbolt 3 and a powerful quad-speaker Harman Kardon audio system.
  • NanoEdge 4K UHD or Full HD touchscreen display.
  • Available in two colors: Smoky Grey and Pure Silver.

ZenBook 13

The new ZenBook 13 (UX331) is an elegant 13-inch notebook with a stunning crystal-like finish and a sophisticated modern design that places it in a class of its own.

  • Just 13.9mm thin, weighs only 1.12kg and features a slim-bezel 4K UHD NanoEdge touch screen
  • High-performance NVIDIA GeForce MX150 GPU
  • Powered by the latest 8th Generation Intel Core i7 processor — which can be boosted to 3.7GHz when needed — with 16GB RAM and a 1TB PCIe SSD

VivoBook Flip 14

ASUS VivoBook Flip 14 Windows 10 PC

The new VivoBook Flip 14 (TP401) is a fanless design which is only 15.4mm thin and weighs 1.5kg. The device features a NanoEdge design that fits a 14-inch Full HD display into a frame that is the size of a typical 13-inch laptop. The Full HD display has 178˚ wide-view technology with 7th Gen Intel Core i7 processor that powers VivoBook Flip 14 provides powerful, energy-efficient performance.

VivoBook S14

ASUS VivoBook S14 Windows 10 PC

VivoBook S14 (S410) comes with a NanoEdge display with a slim 7.8mm bezel. VivoBook S14 is powered by the latest 8th Generation Intel Core i7-8550U processor with up to 16GB DDR4 memory and NVIDIA GeForce MX150 graphics.

ROG Chimera gaming laptop

ROG Chimera gaming laptop

The new Asus ROG Chimera gaming laptop features 144Hz display and a 7ms gray-to-gray response time. It’s powered Intel Core i7-7820HK processor and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 graphics.

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Download Nvidia GeForce 385.41 Graphics driver

The new Nvidia GeForce 385.41 Graphics driver now available for download. The latest drives are optimized for Destiny 2’s PC Open Beta, the NVIDIA HBAO+ and ShadowPlay Highlights PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds update. The update also added support for ARK: Survival Evolved official release, F1 2017, Pro Evolution Soccer 2018, and Quake Champions Early Access release. You can download the latest drivers from the link below.

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Game Ready
Provides the optimal gaming experience for Agents of MayhemGame Ready VR
Provides the optimal gaming experience for Killing Floor: Incursion

GeForce 10 Series
NVIDIA TITAN Xp, NVIDIA TITAN X (Pascal), GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, GeForce GTX 1080, GeForce GTX 1070, GeForce GTX 1060, GeForce GTX 1050 Ti, GeForce GTX 1050

GeForce 900 Series
GeForce GTX TITAN X, GeForce GTX 980 Ti, GeForce GTX 980, GeForce GTX 970, GeForce GTX 960, GeForce GTX 950

GeForce 700 Series
GeForce GTX TITAN Z, GeForce GTX TITAN Black, GeForce GTX TITAN, GeForce GTX 780 Ti, GeForce GTX 780, GeForce GTX 770, GeForce GTX 760, GeForce GTX 760 Ti (OEM), GeForce GTX 750 Ti, GeForce GTX 750, GeForce GTX 745, GeForce GT 740, GeForce GT 730, GeForce GT 720, GeForce GT 710, GeForce GT 705

GeForce 600 Series
GeForce GTX 690, GeForce GTX 680, GeForce GTX 670, GeForce GTX 660 Ti, GeForce GTX 660, GeForce GTX 650 Ti BOOST, GeForce GTX 650 Ti, GeForce GTX 650, GeForce GTX 645, GeForce GT 645, GeForce GT 640, GeForce GT 635, GeForce GT 630, GeForce GT 620, GeForce GT 610, GeForce 605

GeForce 500 Series
GeForce GTX 590, GeForce GTX 580, GeForce GTX 570, GeForce GTX 560 Ti, GeForce GTX 560 SE, GeForce GTX 560, GeForce GTX 555, GeForce GTX 550 Ti, GeForce GT 545, GeForce GT 530, GeForce GT 520, GeForce 510

GeForce 400 Series
GeForce GTX 480, GeForce GTX 470, GeForce GTX 465, GeForce GTX 460 SE v2, GeForce GTX 460 SE, GeForce GTX 460, GeForce GTS 450, GeForce GT 440, GeForce GT 430, GeForce GT 420

Download Nvidia GeForce 385.41 Graphics driver

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AMD unveils Vega 64 and Vega 56 Graphic Cards for $499 and $399

AMD today announced the Radeon Vega 56 and Vega 64. The company will also roll out its new Radeon Pro WX cards to the workstation market with two terabytes of memory.

Let’s start with Radeon Vega 64, which is powered by a set of 64 Next-Gen Compute Units, with a total of 4,096 Stream Processors. It has a 1,247MHz base clock, and 1,546MHz boost clock, resulting in a peak performance 12.66 Teraflops.

AMD Radeon Vega 64 also includes 8GB of High Bandwidth Memory 2 (HBM2), and boasting 484GB/s of memory bandwidth. Surprisingly the Radeon Vega 64 will cost reasonable $500 for the air-cooled variant. Meanwhile, AMD Radeon Vega 56 cuts the number of Next-Gen Compute Units down to just 56, with up to 10.5 TFlops of performance. The graphic card will cost $399.

AMD Radeon Vega 56 and Vega 64 Graphic Cards Specifications

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AMD Radeon Vega 64 Specifications.

Radeon RX Vega PACK

AMD will also offer Radeon bundles with a Radeon Vega GPU, $200 off the Samsung CF791, an ultra-wide 3,440 x 1,440 monitor with FreeSync, as well as $100 off a Ryzen 7 CPU and motherboard bundle. You will also receive two free games — Prey and Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus. 

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Radeon Vega 64 bundles

There’s a Radeon Vega 56 bundle at $500, a Vega 64 bundle at $600, and a Vega 64 liquid-cooled bundle for $700.

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Alienware announced High-Performance Monitors, Keyboards & Mice

Alienware has announced its gaming monitors, keyboards, mice with signature premium design, Alienware Area-51 desktop, and updated Alienware 15 notebook with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q. The new AW2518H is a 24.5-inch 1080p monitor comes with a fast 240Hz native refresh rate and 1ms response time (1080p). The monitor supports a TN panel with 400 nits brightness and 1000:1 contrast ratio.

The monitor is available in two flavors: the AW2518H, which features Nvidia’s G-Sync technology and will retail at $699, and the AW2518HF, a $499 FreeSync variant. Check out more Alienware products below.

Alienware Area-51

Intel and AMD’s new multi-core processors available in two new versions of Alienware Area-51, for the best experiences geared towards gamers who create or creators who game.  Each is excellent choices for Megatasking, streaming games as well.  If you can picture yourself gaming, recording and broadcasting your game while running a render or deeply immersed in VR or with multiple 4K displays running concurrently, these are the gaming PCs for you.  They’re powered by Intel’s Core™ X-Series or AMD’s Ryzen Threadripper – marking Alienware’s first 16-core/32-thread Area-51.

Alienware Advanced Gaming Keyboard

    • Blending gamer-friendly design features and intuitive software, the Alienware Advanced Gaming Keyboard with optional palm rest delivers a premium gaming experience at an affordable value. Featuring mechanical keys with brown switches, with more precise, responsive and consistent keystrokes with five keys dedicated for macro commands that give gamers a competitive edge. Personalizing the gaming experience, Alienware’s sophisticated software, Alienware Control Center, allows gamers the ability to configure all keys to desired commands. Available in the U.S. June 13, concurrent with E3: Advanced Gaming Keyboard ($89.99 USD).

Alienware Pro Gaming Keyboard

    • The Alienware Pro Gaming Keyboard with optional palm rest exemplifies all the essential design components of the Advanced Gaming Keyboard and elevates the engineering innovation with dedicated volume roller and 13 zone-based RGB AlienFX backlit lighting options. A keystroke can mean the difference between winning and losing, and onboard memory adds a new level of intelligent options for assigning keystroke combinations ultimately increasing efficiency to command and conquer opponents. Available in the U.S. June 13, concurrent with E3: Pro Gaming Keyboard ($119.99 USD).

Alienware Advanced Gaming Mouse

  • Alienware Advanced Gaming Mouse
      Fusing ergonomic design for increased comfort and intelligent software with gaming-grade performance, the Alienware Advanced Gaming Mouse offers multiple configurations with on-the-fly DPI to switch between precision and speed style gameplay. Outfitted with nine unique buttons for in-game customization. Available in the U.S June 13, concurrent with E3: Advanced Gaming Mouse ($49.99 USD).

Alienware Elite Gaming Mouse

Further enhancing the premium gaming experience, Alienware Elite Gaming Mouse incorporates all the game-ready innovation of its capable sibling, and leverages advanced custom ability innovation with swappable grips, up to 13 programmable buttons, perfect for MMOs like World of Warcraft and four variable levels of weight adjustment providing ultimate control over cursor precision and movement speed to dominate opponents. Available in the U.S. June 13, concurrent with E3: Advanced Gaming Mouse ($89.99 USD).

Alienware 15 to offer NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 with Max-Q design

Alienware-15-sihmarAlienware 15 will offer the new NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 with Max-Q technology operating at the GPUs highest performance configuration of 110 watts starting June 27. Alienware’s adoption of Max-Q technology provides the highest performance in a 15.6” laptop for PC gaming, VR and other applications that continue Alienware’s tradition of designing innovative systems with the latest technology.

The Alienware 15 features a full support for gaming peripherals and VR headsets. Game longer with a 99Whr battery, while fully immersed in AlienFX lighting with a keyboard optimized for competitive gamers. Available in the U.S. June 27.

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ORIGIN PC EVO15-S laptop announced with Intel Core i7, GTX 1070, 4K display

Today at E3, ORIGIN PC has announced its thin and light EVO15-S laptop for gaming. Measuring only .73 inches thick and weighing only 4.3 pounds, the all-new EVO15-S is powered by Inter Core i7 Processor and NVIDIA’s latest GeForce GTX 1070 desktop-class graphics.

In addition, the new gaming laptop comes with optional 15.6” 4K-UHD (3840×2160) or an FHD (1920*1080) HD IPS display. The laptop supports both 4K gaming and VR experiences.

EVO15-S Specifications:

  • Windows 10 Creators Update
  • 7th Generation Intel Core i7-7700HQ Processor
  • Optional 15.6” 4K-UHD (3840×2160) or a FHD (1920*1080) HD IPS display
  • Up to an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 8GB GDDR5 VR-Ready GPU
  • Up to 1 x 2TB m.2 PCIe and 1 x 2.5” 4TB HDD/SSD
  • Up to 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR4 2666MHz Memory
  • Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8260
  • Built-in HD Webcam
  • Sound BlasterX Pro-Gaming 360˚
  • 2x USB Type C 3.1, 3x USB 3.0, 1x USB 2.0, and a 6-in-1 Push-Push Card reader
  • Backlit multi-color keyboard and optional custom paint
  • Includes free lifetime 24/7 US-based tech support

Check out more details about the new EVO15-S Laptop here.