IFA 2019

Acer Predator Triton 500 brings 300Hz refresh rate to a laptop

Acer Predator Triton 500 brings 300Hz refresh rate to a laptop

Acer brought gaming power to IFA 2019 with the Predator Triton 500, a notebook which is one of the first in the world to roll with a 300Hz refresh rate. This is just a tiny bit quicker than the previous best in displays such as this - at around 240Hz. Earlier this year the HP Omen 15 was revealed as the world's first laptop with 240Hz display - now we're at 300Hz here at the tail end of Q3, the same year.

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Predator Thronos Air makes Acer’s gaming chair even wilder

Predator Thronos Air makes Acer’s gaming chair even wilder

The Predator Thronos is a gaming chair - an amalgamation of parts made by Acer to exemplify the most extreme state of gamer they're able to offer. They made this device not to appeal to the masses, but to draw our eye from the competition. This is not the first time we've seen such an offering from Acer - in fact this is the second "Thronos" the company's revealed - they revealed the first almost exactly one year ago. That was the Predator Thronos, this is the Predator Thronos Air.

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LG UltraGear monitors promise fast response and fast refresh for games

LG UltraGear monitors promise fast response and fast refresh for games

Gamescom might be over but companies are still finding ways to extend the energy and buzz thanks to IFA 2019. Razer has just loudly proclaimed the world's first gaming ultrabook and now LG is announcing the debut of new ultra-fast IPS gaming displays in Berlin. And while these three new UltraGear monitors may offer different features, they're all bound by two defining features: a 1 ms response times and refresh rates no lower than 120 Hz.

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Razer Blade Stealth 13 crams gaming muscle in a three-pound ultrabook

Razer Blade Stealth 13 crams gaming muscle in a three-pound ultrabook

In the computing industry, power and size are often proportional. That's why there's no small amount of fuss when device makers are able to deliver the same level of performance at a smaller size or, better yet, even more power in the same size. That's true for smartphones and is especially true for gaming computers, particularly laptops. At the start of IFA 2019, away from the gaming conferences and press, Razer promises to deliver exactly that in the new Razer Blade Stealth 13, what it bills to be the world's first gaming ultrabook.

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Lenovo Chromebook C340 and S340 offer USB-C on a budget

Lenovo Chromebook C340 and S340 offer USB-C on a budget

Lenovo has taken the wraps off its new C340 and S340 Chromebooks, both offering consumers Google's Chrome OS alongside stylish ultrabook designs. The two new models will arrive in September with very low starting prices, the C340 being notable for its 11-inch size option and convertible design, the S340 for its larger size and dark aesthetic. The C340 and S340 join Lenovo's new business notebooks, tablets, and more.

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Lenovo Tab M7 and M8 tablets pack LTE, GPS, and long battery life

Lenovo Tab M7 and M8 tablets pack LTE, GPS, and long battery life

Joining its newly unveiled Chromebooks, IdeaPad, monitors, and other computing devices is Lenovo's new Tab M7 and Tab M8 second-generation tablets. These budget slates give consumers new 7-inch and 8-inch Android Pie tablet options that strike a balance between features and price, offering nano-SIM support alongside up to Full HD displays, long battery life, GPS support, and more.

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Lenovo IdeaCentre A540 is a striking all-in-one PC with a surprise

Lenovo IdeaCentre A540 is a striking all-in-one PC with a surprise

Lenovo's IFA 2019 showing isn't all about laptops and Chromebooks, as the handsome IdeaCentre A540 - and a pair of high-resolution monitors - illustrates nicely. The new all-in-one PC promises to be something attractive enough that you won't mind leaving it out, while the new G34w Gaming Monitor and L28u Monitor pack in the pixels.

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Lenovo IdeaPad S540 puts up to six-core i7 in a 13-inch notebook

Lenovo IdeaPad S540 puts up to six-core i7 in a 13-inch notebook

Lenovo's IdeaPad range is gaining a new ultraportable, with the IdeaPad S540 aiming to balance neatly in the sweet-spot between affordability and specifications. A new 13-inch notebook for IFA 2019, it's expected to arrive on store shelves just in time for the holidays.

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Lenovo ThinkPad L13 and L13 Yoga detailed: 10th-Gen Intel, Dolby Audio

Lenovo ThinkPad L13 and L13 Yoga detailed: 10th-Gen Intel, Dolby Audio

Lenovo has updated its ThinkPad L-Series business notebooks with the new ThinkPad L13 and ThinkPad L13 Yoga models. Both laptops are designed for enterprise, offering business customers the performance they're seeking in classically-styled ultra-portable form factors. As the latter product's name suggests, Lenovo is offering the L13 in both an ordinary laptop design and in the company's iconic Yoga style with a 360-degree hinge.

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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon and X1 Yoga lead Intel “Comet Lake” upgrades

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon and X1 Yoga lead Intel “Comet Lake” upgrades

Lenovo's flagship ThinkPad laptops are getting an upgrade, with Intel's 10th Gen "Comet Lake" processors arriving along with features like WiFi 6. The ThinkPad X1 Carbon, X1 Yoga, T490, and X390 all package the new Intel silicon in a variety of form-factors, depending on whether you want a convertible, need a stylus, or are simply in the market for a more traditional notebook.

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Garmin Fenix 6 series to offer athletes a smartwatch to call their own

Garmin Fenix 6 series to offer athletes a smartwatch to call their own

Smartwatches are a dime a dozen but the majority of them seem to be targeted as a specific class of users that prefer casual or classy looking timepieces. Even those designed for active users wouldn't really look out of place in a board meeting or gala. Athletes and fitness buffs, however, need more than just a handsome smartwatch. They need one that caters to their specific lifestyle and uses cases as well. Navigation expert Garmin might deliver exactly that in the upcoming Fenix 6 series of smartwatches headed to IFA next month.

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LG K50S and K40S mid-range phones lead company’s IFA 2019 charge

LG K50S and K40S mid-range phones lead company’s IFA 2019 charge

IFA 2019 is a few weeks away so, unsurprisingly, those companies who aren't too preoccupied with Gamescom this week have started preparing their wares and their press team for the upcoming international electronics show. LG has, of course, started teasing its new dual-screen LG V or G series but it is now fully announcing two phones to be part of the show. These aren't your LG flagships though as the K50S and K40S are your average mid-range smartphone affairs.

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