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ASUS Brings its Next-gen ROG Crosshair X670E Extreme Motherboard

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ASUSRepublic of Gamers (ROG) announced the ROG Crosshair X670E Extreme, a flagship motherboard for the long-anticipated AM5 platform from AMD.

Boasting next-gen PCIe® 5.0 connectivity, DDR5 RAM, and a massive power delivery subsystem that lays a solid foundation for overclocking, this next-gen board offers those who dare an unrivalled platform for their next build. ASUS Q-Design features simplify and streamline the build process, and a robust suite of tools empowers enthusiasts to maximize system performance. At a later date, ASUS will have more information to share about other upcoming AM5 motherboards from the ROG, ROG Strix, TUF Gaming, ProArt, and ASUS Prime families, but for now, one thing is certain: The ROG Crosshair X670E Extreme is destined to become one of the most coveted boards of this generation.

All the fives

Next-gen memory, solid-state drives, and graphics cards all have one thing in common: the number five. DDR5 RAM is here, and components that leverage PCI Express 5.0 (PCIe) connectivity have landed or are looming on the horizon. 

The ROG Crosshair X670E Extreme lets users reap the advantages of the massive bandwidth, sizzling new speeds, and exceptional power efficiency offered by next-generation DDR5 RAM. With data rates 50% faster than previous-generation DDR4 memory, DDR5 unleashes a new tier of performance, and this motherboard has a host of hardware and firmware optimizations that enable users to overclock capable memory kits to the limit. 

PCIe 5.0 connectivity has already been rolled out across a selection of high-speed ports, and it will give users access to the fastest next-gen SSDs and GPUs as these hit the market. With double the link speeds of PCIe 4.0, the new standard provides users with the bandwidth to deck out the ROG Crosshair X670E Extreme with USB4® and USB 3.2 Gen 2 ports. Since so many gamers use their PC’s front panel USB ports to recharge devices, the ROG Crosshair X670E Extreme offers a front panel USB 3.2 Gen 2 2×2 connector with support for Quick Charge 4+. By pairing this motherboard with a case featuring a front-panel USB Type-C® port, users can have convenient access to 60-watt charging.*

Two PCIe 5.0 x16 slots stand ready for the cutting-edge graphics cards of today and tomorrow. Between its two onboard slots and the three additional slots made available through the ROG PCIe 5.0 M.2 card and the ROG GEN-Z.2 card, the ROG Crosshair X670E Extreme offers a total of five M.2 slots―four of which support PCIe 5.0 x4 mode. Heatsinks for all the slots, including those on the add-in cards, ensure that users get the full performance of their drives without throttling. Six SATA 6 Gbps ports let users establish an even larger storage array, so they never have to ration their game library.

Gaming superiority personified

With its angular lines, vivid RGB LED accents and moody black tones, the ROG Crosshair X670E Extreme motherboard loves taking center stage. For unmatched personalization options, this board features the AniMe Matrix™ display, an array of LEDs that can show off custom retro-style animations. Vibrant underglow lighting streams from the right edge of the board. An AURA RGB header and two addressable Gen 2 headers let users connect RGB LED strips for their case—and easily synchronize it all with their compatible Aura Sync gear.

The striking visual elements of the ROG Crosshair X670E Extreme represent unbridled performance. Large heatsinks atop the VRM circuitry, chipset and onboard M.2 slots offer substantial cooling power and symmetrical beauty. Multilayer graphics grace the surface of the wide heatsink cover for the primary M.2 slot. And the integrated aluminum I/O cover assists in cooling VRM circuitry, simplifies the build process, and just looks all-around sharp.

Serious cooling, serious performance

A robust power solution gives the ROG Crosshair X670E Extreme nearly unbounded potential for taking next-gen AMD Ryzen CPUs to the next level. ProCool II power connectors offer better contact with PSU plugs, improved heat dissipation and better reliability over common hardware. MicroFine alloy chokes and premium 10K black metallic capacitors provide the smoothest possible power delivery to the processor, even under the highest loads.

Today’s processors take advantage of available power and thermal headroom to offer the best performance at any moment, so cooling isn’t just a matter of comfort—comprehensive cooling makes sure that users get the sustained performance that they demand. The ROG Crosshair X670E Extreme gives users a full suite of options for setting up their dream cooling solution. Six fan headers let users establish and control airflow in their build. If they are planning to deploy a custom liquid-cooling solution, they can connect up to two high-power pumps and also keep tabs on every aspect of their loop with a comprehensive collection of liquid-flow-monitoring headers and sensors.

Innovative Q-Design features streamline the build process

Building and customizing a high-end gaming PC has never been so easy. The ROG Crosshair X670E Extreme features exclusive ASUS Q-Design innovations, including the PCIe Q-Release button. Today’s cutting-edge graphics cards often have beefy cooling solutions and sturdy backplates. That is great for performance—but they can get in the way of popping the PCIe release latch open. The PCIe Slot Q-Release button lets users release their graphics card from the slot with one press. 

Similarly, traditional DIMM slot designs require users to lock in both sides of the memory stick, and it could be a challenge for users with larger fingers to unlock the latch closest to the graphics card. That is why ASUS has implemented a new single-sided Q-DIMM latching design. With this arrangement, users do not have to worry about a latch that may be close to their graphics card. A single latch on the easier-to-access side of the DIMM slot is all it takes to hold a memory stick firmly in place. Installing RAM with the ROG Crosshair X670E Extreme motherboard—and upgrading it down the road—is much easier as a result of these design features. 

ASUS has even simplified the process of installing an M.2 drive. The M.2 Q-Latch gives users the peace of mind that they will never have to handle another tiny, easily lost M.2 screw ever again. Now, they can secure or loosen an M.2 drive with just their fingertips.

Even with all these features that simplify PC building, challenges can still arise during the build process. The ROG Crosshair X670E Extreme gives users peace of mind with features that make it easy to diagnose the situation. The ASUS Q-LED diagnostic array provides a quick and easy reference if a system encounters a critical error during its power-on self-test. Four LEDs on the motherboard, clearly marked for the CPU, RAM, graphics card, or boot device, will light up to tell users exactly which component has encountered an error.

Unhindered networking

Many gamers today just do not trust their wireless network to reliably lead them to victory. The 5.0 GHz and 2.4 GHz bands that most devices use to connect to the internet are only getting more congested with smartphones, laptops and smart home devices competing for signal, especially in locations like condos and apartments where multiple home networks might be overlapping. Thankfully, there is a solution in sight in select regions: Wi-Fi 6E. 

This new standard takes advantage of the 6 GHz band, a slice of spectrum only recently made available in specific countries. Connected to a Wi-Fi 6E router, the ROG Crosshair X670E Extreme will let users rise above the fray and enjoy the new frontier of wireless connections.

The onboard wired networking options have bragging rights of their own. An Intel 2.5 Gb Ethernet port provides a high-bandwidth hardline to a router, while a Marvell AQtion 10 Gb Ethernet port preps a machine to easily handle multi-terabyte file transfers on fast networks.

Audiophiles, take notice

If visuals take the front seat when it comes to gaming, audio is riding shotgun. For immersive, pristine audio from a speaker system and headset, the audio chips and associated circuitry on ROG Crosshair X670E Extreme have been scrupulously designed for crystal-clear sound processing and output.

It starts with a premium SupremeFX 7.1 Surround Sound audio solution with integrated amplifiers and op-amps. The audio circuit design uses premium capacitors, interference shielding, and discrete traces for the left and right channels. Auto impedance detection lets users enjoy even high-impedance audiophile headphones and get crystal-clear, distortion-free output. An ESS ES9218PQ Quad DAC™ pumps top-notch audio to the front-panel output with an exceptional 130 dB signal-to-noise ratio, perfect for plugging in a high-end headset.

More AM5 motherboard options on the way

With its overclocking-ready power delivery subsystem, exceptional cooling options, aggressive style and peerless connectivity, the ROG Crosshair X670E Extreme takes gaming performance to a new tier—and it is just the first of many. In the coming months, ASUS will be able to share the rest of the high-end ROG Crosshair lineup and motherboards from the other product families as well. Stay tuned for more information.

Availability & Pricing

ROG Crosshair X670E will be available in India from authorized ASUS partners and major online stores later this year.

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Make Your Parties More Rocking with Bluei ROCKER R10 VIVID Bluetooth Soundbar

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Bluei announced an update to its wireless speaker soundbar range with the launch of ‘ROCKER- R10 VIVID’. The wireless speaker soundbar is equipped with enhanced audio quality and is designed to support deep and punchy bass. Bluei Rocker R10 is for young audiophiles who just cannot afford to compromise on the sound quality of their party glimmers.

Given its compact design, the Bluei Rocker can be easily connected to your TV or other devices. It has a 10W powerful sound output to plunge you into the fantastical world of music with premium and unparalleled quality of sound. The speaker has 5W surround sound and gives a 3D theater sound effect experience and  Vibrate bass. Rocker completely wireless speaker with a frequency range of 10 meters so, keep your music pumping.

Bluei Rocker R10 Bluetooth speaker is built to let you enjoy your favourite jams in all conditions. The Rocker R10 has a battery of 1800 mAh power output which allows your function to go smoothly and unhindered. With Bluetooth 5.0 and an in-built microphone, this speaker comes with the latest and advanced technology for all-around quality performance. The soundbar offers support of FM, TF Card, LED lights, and connectivity through Bluetooth 5.0 as well. The Bluei Rocker speakers come with a built-in microphone to receive calls.

Akhilesh Chopra, Sales & Technology Director of Bluei, while announcing the launch said, “Bluei is committed to develop and offer the best in design, durable, and sophisticated products to Indian consumers at a very affordable price. We are confident that the product will strike the right chord with Indian users. Be it for travel, office, or house parties, it is engineered impeccably to give the finest possible user experience designed for all-purpose. Our motive is to catering every age group and every user this is the reason we sell our product at a budget price”

Rocker R10 VIVID at Rs. 1799 and available in black colour.

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POCO F4 5G Smartphone Launched with Powerful Processor

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POCO announced the next phone in the F series, with the launch of POCO F4 5G. Marking its global debut, POCO F4 5G offers all the strengths of a flagship smartphone with sustained peak performance. Powered by the Snapdragon® 870 processor, LPDDR5 RAM, UFS 3.1 Storage and with features such as Dolby Vision™, Dolby Atmos® and OIS, the POCO F4 5G is engineered to surpass all expectations.

Commenting on the launch, Himanshu Tandon, Country Head, POCO India, said, “We at POCO, have been working towards offering an unbelievably fluid and powerful experience like no other. On the back of a strong product proposition, featuring Snapdragon® 870 processor, E4 AMOLED flagship display with Dolby Vision™and Dolby Atmos®  OIS, POCO F4 5G changes the de facto expectations in this segment. We truly believe that POCO F4 5G is truly everything you need.”

Extremely Powerful with All the Strengths  

POCO F4 5G is equipped with the Snapdragon® 870 flagship chipset built on a 7nm processor with 5G support. POCO F4 5G’s processing power offers shortened app loading times, supporting graphic intensive games and smooth scrolling experience on web pages and apps. High-level performance is sustained with its 3,112mm² super big vapor chamber and 7 layer heat dissipation structure by upgrading to LiquidCool Technology 2.0. POCO F4 5G’s flagship-level LPDDR5 RAM and UFS 3.1 ROM enable faster data access, great for multitasking between demanding applications.

Flagship 120Hz E4 AMOLED Display for entertainment on the go

Flaunting a POCO OG design, POCO F4 5G comes with superior ergonomics and a premium glass design. POCO F4 5G is the thinnest model in the POCO lineup to date with 7.7mm thickness. The device boasts of a 6.67″ E4 AMOLED screen and an ultra-tiny 2.76mm DotDisplay, one of the tiniest in the price segment. The flagship-level display features adaptive 120Hz refresh rate and up to 360 Hz touch sampling rate for lower response latency. With screen peak brightness of 1,300 nits, & 5,000,000:1 contrast ratio POCO F4 5G ensures every moment is displayed at its ideal values for detail and contrast.

Further, with the support for Dolby Vision™, it adds to the rich experience by delivering better colour depth and higher brightness of the content. Overall, the immersive user experience and high-performance functionality make it the most cost-effective device in terms of offering across-the-board strength in the flagship segment.

The Creator’s Suite you need!

POCO F4 5G’s triple rear camera setup features the first-ever addition of optical image stabilization (OIS) on a POCO, on the device’s 64 MP main camera. This delivers clear and sharp photos even in low light, for near-perfect digital replicas of the moments captured, in addition to steady and stable videos. Accompanying the 64MP main camera is an 8MP ultra-wide sensor with 119 degree FOV and 2MP macro camera. Together, this triple array captures even the finest details. POCO F4 5G has a 20MP snapper at the front capturing detailed and vivid selfies.

POCO F4 5G supports 4K recording at 60FPS. Setup comes with tons of fun and convenient features, including Vlog Mode, Night Mode, Panorama, Long exposure, Time lapse, Slow motion. Amongst the many firsts, POCO F4 5G also introduces a collection of various software-driven movie effects such as Magic zoom, slow shutter, time freeze for a seamless content creation experience for users.

The long-lasting battery you need

POCO F4 5G comes with a 4,500mAh (typ) battery and 67W Sonic charging, taking only 37 minutes to charge up to 100%(* under standard test conditions). With a fully charged battery, it offers strength in duration with up to 11 hours of gaming, 21 hours of video playback and 134 hours of music playback. The device utilizes Middle Middle Tab (MMT) technology, a method of fast charging that circuits electric currents into two split directions for improved charging speed and stability, sustaining highest level performance stretched over longer periods of time. 

Network and Connectivity

Driving on POCO’s philosophy of ‘technology that matters’, POCO F4 5G is a future-focused smartphone with a support of 10 5G bands, WiFi 6, and NavIC support. The device also supports Bluetooth 5.2  and NFC offering faster connectivity at all levels.

POCO F4 5G also comes with an IR blaster and is IP53 protected making the device splash and dust resistant.

Availability

POCO F4 5G will be available in two stellar colors – Nebula Green and Night Black and in three storage variants: 6GB+128GB at INR 27,999, 8GB+128GB at INR 29,999, and 12GB+256GB at INR 33,999. As part of first sale day offers, consumers can get an instant discount of INR 1,000 and SBI card holders get a discount of INR 3,000 making the effective prices: 6GB+128GB at INR 23,999, 8GB+128GB at INR 25,999, and 12GB+256GB at INR 29,999. 

The smartphone will be available via Flipkart starting June 27 at 12 Noon. Also, as part of the launch offer, consumers will get 2 months’ YouTube Premium subscription free on POCO F4 5G. Further, applicable to first sale, POCO F4 5G buyers will get 1 year of free subscription of Disney+ Hotstar VIP Pack.

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Looking for a Tablet for Your Child? Here are Best 5 Options

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The world has gone online and so have schools. Tablets have never played a more important role. The best tablets keep your kids entertained, engaged and educated – and can prove to be a great help for students. They can utilize it to prepare notes, research materials, read notes and watch videos.

If you too are a student or have a kid at home, you can trust some of these tablets that will help them in their online studies and also keep them entertained. So, if you are looking for a tablet for your child, then here are some of the best options.

realme Pad Mini Blue (WIFI 3GB+32GB)

Kids can experience the entire day’s amusement thanks to the long battery duration of this easy to hold and operate tablet. Watch endless learning videos, documentaries, mess around, learn on the web with realme Pad mini. This tablet is equipped with a long-lasting 6400 mAh battery and an 18W Quick charging capability feature that will keep the battery woes away. Moreover, it comes with a stunning 22.09 cm (8.7) LCD screen so that kids can get clear and vibrant visuals on the device. Through Wi-Fi and LTE connection, kids can use the realme Pad Mini to stay connected and on top of their school work. Children can also have fun with an 8 MP wide-angle rear camera and 5 front MP lens to capture their special moments.

Price – INR 10,999

Lenovo tab M10 FHD PLUS

If you’re searching for a reasonable tablet for your child with a pointer pen then you can opt for the Lenovo Tab M10 second Gen . The tablet additionally has an enormous 10.3-inch Full HD+ display, and it runs on Android 9 Pie and comes with Lenovo Active Pen 2. Kids can have fun and explore their artistic side with the pen. It is controlled by the MediaTek Helio P22T processor combined with 4GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. For extra space kids can extend the capacity up to 1TB through a microSD card and have more storage for their documents. There’s a 8 megapixel essential camera and a 5-megapixel auxiliary camera on the Lenovo Tab M10.

Price – INR 13,999

Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 lite

Kids can enjoy multitasking on a wide 22.05cm (8.7″) display. The comfortably compact form factor helps keep children’s hands from getting tired, even when multitasking, kids can easily navigate the  tablet with one hand. A gesture-based menu allows them to do things like go Back, see your Recent apps, and return to the Home menu all with a swipe of the thumb so it is super easy and convenient to use . With dozens of functions, Galaxy Tab A7 Lite puts convenience at your kids fingertips. It comes with 32GB storage built in for all the hi-resolution videos, notes, documents, and files. Kids can then expand it with a microSD card for even more storage — up to 1TB.

Price – INR 10,999

Panasonic Tab 8 HD

The Panasonic Tab 8 HD has an 8-inch display giving it a compact form factor when compared to 10-inch tablets making it more comfortable for kids. The display has a 1280×800 pixel resolution and the tablet also comes with an 8MP rear camera along with a 5MP front camera. It has 32GB built-in storage expandable by an additional 256GB via a microSD card. The device also comes with a 5100mAh battery which allows your child to use the tab for a plethora of activities from entertainment to studies without the battery draining fast . It runs  on Android 9 out of the box and also supports FM radio.

Price – INR 9,499

Acer one 10 tab

The Acer One 10 is a handy tablet that comes with a clean and simple design that would impress any growing child. Powered by a powerful quad-core processor and a 4GB of RAM, this tablet is ideal for kids multitasking. It also comes equipped with an 8 MP primary camera and 5 MP front shooter that help you create memories by capturing your kids special moments . To further enhance children’s experience, the gadget has a 10.1-inch (25.65-centimeter) touchscreen and runs the Android v9.0 (Pie) operating system, which allows kids to swiftly load study apps and games.

 Price – INR 13,690.00

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