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This is the ultimate ultrawide 4K monitor

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In the past CES 2022, many models of monitor screens have been presented, echoing many of them due to their own characteristics that make them different from conventional monitors that we can easily find on the market.

And if we did not have enough with what was presented very recently, now an interesting monitor model that is seeking funding on the Kickstarter platform catches our attention. This is Lukos, and it is, as its creators call it, the ultimate ultrawide monitor.

And it is that this monitor model is obvious due to the width of its screen, a 4K display with IPS panel, with aspect ratio 32:9, designed for both games and productivity, with a high viewing angle, color uniformity, in addition to supporting up to four simultaneous video signals on the screen if desired.

Its panel also offers a 2ms response time and a 60Hz refresh rate. It also features dual built-in speakers, and also allows it to be rotated into a vertical position, ideal for managing social networks, reading e-books, coding software, and more.

More than interesting qualities to be able to be integrated into any space where you want to play or work, taking into account that it is a portable monitor.

The interest in it is directly reflected in the campaign that hosts it, which has far exceeded the funding goal set, leaving 19 more days of availability for new interested parties to join the rewards still available.

According to the rewards still active, the acquisition of a unit of this curious device starts from the equivalent of 366 euros, plus shipping costs, with shipments scheduled to run throughout the next month of April to anywhere in the world.

As always, those interested have more details by going to the campaign website, where through the images and videos they can get a better idea of ​​the versatility of this device.

Link: Lucas on Kickstarter

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What video card is needed for such a screen? BOE showed a display with a frame rate of 600 Hz

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What video card is needed for such a screen BOE

BOE is working on the industry’s first 600Hz LCD panel. The network got frames from the official video, which demonstrates a laptop with a similar screen.

What video card is needed for such a screen?  BOE showed a display with a frame rate of 600 Hz

Details are at a minimum. It is known that the screen diagonal is 16 inches with an aspect ratio of 16:10. The laptop itself is based on one of the GeFoce RTX video cards.

Such a screen, by itself, will be aimed at gaming laptops. But it is still completely unclear when it will appear in production models. For example, BOE showed a 27-inch 500-Hz display back in January, but so far such monitors have not appeared on the market.

On the other hand, you need to understand that the increased frame rate of the screen is good when the number of frames per second in a particular game corresponds to this frequency. And to achieve 600 fps is possible only in fairly old or very simple games from a graphical point of view when using very productive video cards.

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GPD Win 4 Slider Handheld Game Console with Ryzen 7 6800U Starting at $800 Coming Mid-December

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GPD Win 4 Slider Handheld Game Console with Ryzen 7

The Chinese company GPD at the beginning of the year introduced a portable game console for Windows – the GPD Win 4 model. The novelty is made in a rare slider form factor and is equipped with a full keyboard, as well as a productive hardware platform. And it will reportedly go on sale in mid-December.

GPD Win 4 Slider Handheld Game Console with Ryzen 7

GPD Win 4 is equipped with an AMD Ryzen 7 6800U processor, Radeon 680M graphics, a 6-inch Full HD display and a large amount of memory, both RAM and permanent. Prices start at $800.

The options look like this:

  • 16 GB RAM / 512 GB SSD for $799;
  • 16 GB RAM / 1 TB SSD for $899;
  • 32 GB RAM / 1 TB SSD for $999;
  • 32 GB RAM / 2 TB SSD for $1199.

All options use LPDDR5-6400 RAM soldered on the motherboard, and the drives support the PCIe 4.0 NVMe standard. They can be replaced. Among the ports, we note USB4 with support for data transfer rates of 40 Gb / s and the connection of an external video card. There are also USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C and Type-A.

Among other features, we note a 6-axis, improved vibration motor, analog sticks and additional buttons on the back. LED backlighting and a full keyboard are also announced. It is also illuminated, the brightness can be adjusted.

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The 6-inch display is characterized by a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels with support for a refresh rate of 60 Hz. There are also Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.2 adapters, a fingerprint scanner, stereo speakers, a 3.5 mm audio jack, a microSD card reader.

You can optionally add a 4G LTE cellular modem and a Win 4 docking station with HDMI 2.1, Ethernet, and USB 3.2 ports. Prices for these options are not listed.

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No more $100 GeForce RTX 3060. Used video cards skyrocketed in price at times

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No more 100 GeForce RTX 3060 Used video cards skyrocketed

It looks like the market for used GeForce RTX 30 graphics cards is slowly moving away from ridiculously low prices.

According to the WCCF Tech resource, a month after the transition of Ethereum to Proof-of-stake, the market was flooded with adapters at bargain prices. For example, the RTX 3060 could be bought for as little as $100. Of course, this is a card after mining, but this is often not a sentence. However, these prices are no longer available.

No more $100 GeForce RTX 3060.  Used video cards skyrocketed in price at times

On eBay, the RTX 3060 is now asking $300 on average, and the RTX 3080 Ti is $800 instead of $370 a couple of months ago. Not only is this an increase of two or three times literally in a month or two, but we are also talking about prices close to the prices of new 3D cards!

The source, of course, does not know the exact reasons for this situation, but suggests that the matter may be the depleted stocks of miners who sold cards for next to nothing, although this is unlikely. Another version is that the ultra-cheap cards were simply bought by speculators. In any case, the situation is rather unusual so far.

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