IFA has barely begun in Berlin, and there’s already some interesting gadgets to see. Europe’s biggest tech show has a lot to offer this year, from gaming laptops to gaming smartphones. The big Taiwanese company Acer had a lot of show at this year’s IFA, including a $14,000 gaming chair and a few gaming laptops. Asus, on the other hand, showed the ‘Ultimate Edition’ of its ROG Phone 2 on the day zero of IFA.
Following many announcements on ‘day zero’ of IFA 2019, we’ve rounded up some most important bits from ‘day zero’.
IFA 2019: Acer
Acer has announced a new slew of new laptops at a keynote event in Berlin. The lineup includes an updated Swift 5 laptop with Intel’s 10th generation Ice Lake processors and an Nvidia MX250 GPU. The laptop also promises up to 12.5 hours of battery, as well as support for Wi-Fi 6 and Thunderbolt 3. The new Acer Swift comes with a 15.6-inch display. We don’t know how much a Swift 5 would cost when it launches in India.
Acer Chromebook 314
Acer has launched a new Chromebook 314 at IFA 2019, and it’s coming to India later this year. The Chromebook 314 has a 14-inch display and is powered by either a dual-core Intel Celeron N4000 or quad-core Intel Celeron N4100 processors. The Chromebook 314 will be made available in the country from December at a starting price of Rs 42,000.
Predator Triton 500
The Predator Triton 500 is Acer’s first gaming laptop with a 300Hz refresh rate. The 15.6-inch laptop can be easily slipped in a backpack or briefcase. The laptop is powered by a 9th gen Intel Core i7 processor. The gaming laptop is available in India at a starting price of Rs 1,65,999.
Acer Predator Thronos Air gaming chair
Acer has launched a cheaper version of its Predator Thronos gaming chair at IFA 2019. The new gaming chair will cost $14,000 and will be available in Q4 of this year. The chair can be adjusted to 130 degrees inside its cabin and can support three monitors and has a desk with a keyboard and mouse tray. Keep in mind that this doesn’t include a gaming computer.
IFA 2019: Asus
ROG Phone 2 ‘Ultimate Edition’
During its IFA 2019 keynote, Asus has announced the availability of ROG Phone 2 in Europe. The gaming-centric smartphone costs 899 Euro and will be available for pre-order from September 4 before it goes on sale later this month. In addition, the company also announced the “Ultimate Edition” of the ROG Phone 2 that will set you back by 1,199 Euro. The special edition model ships with 12GB RAM and 1TB store. Read our first impressions of ROG Phone 2 here.
Asus ProArt StudioBook One
Asus has launched its most powerful StudioBook in terms of graphics, dubbed StudioBook One. It is powered bu the Quadro RTX 6000, due to which both it and Nvidia state that this is “the world’s most graphically-powerful laptop.” It sports a 15-inch 4K UHD display which covers the entire Adobe RGB gamut, is Pantone validated and has a 120Hz refresh rate. The laptop is powered by the 9th-gen Intel Core i9 processor. The company did not reveal any details about pricing or availability for the StudioBook One.
IFA 2019: Razer
Razer Blade Stealth 13
Razer has announced its new Blade Stealth 13, the world’s first gaming ultrabook. The gaming laptop weighs only two pounds, and sports a thin 15mm chassis. Powered by Intel’s new 10th Generation processor, the Blade Stealth 13 packs in NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 graphics. Users can choose between a Full HD display or a 4K UHD touch display. The new Razer Blade Stealth laptops will start at $1,499 and will be available starting at the end of September in select countries.