Back to school: The best gaming PCs and accessories
Enjoy this guide to the best gaming PCs and accessories for students, just one part of our larger 2019 back-to-school series. In addition to top picks in 11 categories -- everything from laptops to smartphones to gaming and dorm gear -- we went big on tips and buying advice this year. We didn't just want to tell you what to buy, but we wanted to help you choose wisely, and then make the most out of your decision. ENGADGET'S BACK TO SCHOOL GUIDE © Provided by Oath Inc.
The Radeon RX 5500 is pulling double duty for AMD : As a desktop card, it'll offer solid 1080p performance for budget gamers. The desktop and mobile versions of the Radeon RX 5500 will offer 22 Compute Units and 1,408 Stream Processors, but they differ significantly otherwise.
AMD has announced its second series of GPUs based on its new 7nm RDNA architecture, the Radeon RX 5500 series. These cards aim to offer decent performance at a resolution AMD is producing two versions of the new GPU. The RX 5500 is for desktop machines, while the RX 5500 M is for laptops .
The Radeon RX 5500 is pulling double duty for AMD: As a desktop card, it'll offer solid 1080p performance for budget gamers. But it'll also show up in laptops as the RX 5500M, a slightly less powerful GPU that'll still deliver decent performance. It was really only a matter of time until AMD gave us something slightly below the, its latest mid-range desktop GPUS. But it's more surprising to see AMD make a stand in laptops with a standalone GPU, and not just Vega graphics tied to a Ryzen processor like it has for the past few years.
The desktop and mobile versions of the Radeon RX 5500 will offer 22 Compute Units and 1,408 Stream Processors, but they differ significantly otherwise. The desktop GPU features clock speeds between 1.7GHz and 1.85GHz, 8GB of GDDR6 memory and up to 5.2 TFLOPs. The laptop variant, on the other hand, goes from 1.4GHz to 1.64GHz with 4GB of RAM and 4.6TFLOPs.
The best laptops for back-to-school season
Please enjoy this guide to the best laptops for students, just one part of our larger 2019 back-to-school series. In addition to top picks in 11 categories -- everything from laptops to smartphones to gaming and dorm gear -- we went big on tips and buying advice this year. We didn't just want to tell you what to buy, but we wanted to help you choose wisely, and then make the most out of your decision. ENGADGET'S BACK TO SCHOOL GUIDE The best
AMD ' s entry - level Radeon RX 5500 is headed to desktops and laptops . App maker claims 'Sign in with Apple' copies anonymous email feature. That will apparently yield a modest performance bump of seven percent for Maya and 3DS Max rendering tasks compared to the last-gen models.
Announced today, the Radeon RX 5500 is intended for 1080p gameplay at a price that ’s much The new GPU will come in both desktop cards and a mobile/ laptop variant, the latter dubbed 5500 M. In AMD ’ s internal testing, the RX 5500 beats the GTX 1650 (both mobile and desktop cards) by a fair
While the RX 5700 cards are all about 1,440p gaming (and in a stretch, passable 4K), the RX 5500 is dedicated to delivering a solid 1080p experience. AMD claims you'll see around 92 FPS in Gears 5 and 60 FPS in Ghost Recon Breakpoint while running in DirectX 11 with medium settings. You'll also see some pretty significant performance differences against: the RX 5500 hits 135 FPS in Overwatch compared to NVIDIA's 89 FPS, and it also outpaces the GTX 1650 by nearly 50 FPS in Rainbow Six Siege.
On the laptop side, you can expect the RX 5500M to be around 30 percent faster than the GTX 1650. That's particularly significant, since AMD has effectively been shut out of the gaming laptop market for many years. Now, it finally has a way to take on NVIDIA when it comes to budget gaming notebooks. MSI's Alpha 15 will be the first laptop to use the RX 5500M, and it'll also include a Ryzen 7 3750H processor and a 1080p 144Hz display. And yes, AMD says you can expect to see other laptop makers using the RX 5500M soon.
Unfortunately, we don't have pricing for the new GPUs yet, but I'd wager the desktop version will be competitive with the GTX 1650, which retails for around $150. AMD says the RX 5500, and systems powered by it, will be available in the fourth quarter.
Washington could ban computers on flights from Europe
The United States wants to extend the existing ban on laptops and tablet computers on flights from countries in Africa and the Middle East. If the decision has not yet been made, the European companies have been warned.
The US authorities, in the fight against terrorism, are planning to ban cabin computers on planes coming from Europe. The Department of Homeland Security could make this decision in the run-up to the summer holidays, Ministry spokesman David Lapan told reporters. While he assures that Minister John Kelly "did not make a formal decision," he said that airlines operating flights between Europe and the United States have been warned that such a measure is likely to be put in place.
This announcement follows the entry into force ofMassive investments in connectivity aboard . Since last March, electronic devices larger than mobile phones (computers, tablets, game consoles, reading lights, DVD players, cameras ...) must be carried in checked luggage. London followed Washington by banning, in the cabin, aircraft exceeding 16cm in height, 9.3 cm wide and 1.5 cm thick, on the flights of fourteen airlines from five Arab countries and Turkey. If Canada plans to apply this ban as well, in , said a spokesman for the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGAC).
These restrictions are acompanies, who have been investing heavily for several years in connecting their aircraft, especially to attract a business clientele. . "Being able to work on the plane with your computer is now considered a standard. There is a significant risk of loss of passengers "for these companies, also explained Didier Brechemier, expert in air transport consulting firm Roland-Berger. These precious passengers often only have cabin luggage and generally use the flight time to work on their files. According to Get Connected, citing figures released during the Connected Aircraft Conference held in Dubai in early March, the connected aircraft market is estimated at $ 2.45 billion in 2016 globally and is expected to to reach 4.62 billion by 2021. And .
Also,customers, some affected companies did not hesitate to thwart the ban. They offer to lend computers or tablets and provide free wifi. For example, Emirates announced in a statement that it is now shipping tablets to First and Business Class passengers bound for the United States. The Dubai airline, which operates 112 flights a week to twelve US airports, also allows its passengers to use USB keys on tablets made available during flights. At the end of March, Qatar Airways announced a free laptop loan service to Business Class passengers heading to the United States. "Our passengers will be able to continue working on board," said the company's boss. As for Etihad Airways, another large Gulf company based in Abu Dhabi, it has also announced that it offers tablets to first-class passengers and business class.
15-Inch MacBook Pro Sale: Save on the newly discontinued model .
Since the new 16-inch MacBook Pro is now available, authorized resellers such as Amazon and B&H Photo Video are offering major discounts on the 15-inch version. © AppleAt Amazon, the 15-inch MacBook Pro with a 6-Core Intel Core i7 Processor, Radeon Pro 555x Graphics, 16 GBs of RAM and 256 GB of storage comes to $2,099.99. That's a savings of $299.01, down from the usual $2,399 price. Meanwhile, the 15-inch with an 8-Core Intel Core i9 Processor, Radeon Pro 560x graphics, 16 GBs of RAM and 512 GB of storage is just $2,499.99. Again, that's $299.01 off its usual $2,799 price tag.