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Dell G3 15 gaming laptop on sale for only $729 — save $100

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pasteWhen Dell brings out its Cyber Savings Event, they’re not joking about the savings. If you’re looking for an affordable yet powerful gaming laptop, they may have just the machine. Right now, the Dell G3 15 is on sale for only $729, down $100 from the usual $829. In the world of gaming laptops, this is an incredible deal from one of the best-known names in all of computing.

Dell tends to mean business, but one look at this cool, backlit keyboard and you’ll know it’s for gaming. But that doesn’t mean that Dell has gone over-the-top with the design. This machine doesn’t scream “gamer.” It carries itself much like a regular laptop, though maybe one from a generation ago.

That said, it’s anything but. It’s loaded with a 10th Generation Intel Core i5-10300H processor (8MB Cache, up to 4.5 GHz, 4 cores), which should provide plenty of muscle to handle your favorite games. In terms of memory, it comes ready to compete with 8GB DDR4-2933MHz, 2x4G, making sure you can experience games in all their glory and avoid annoying lags or delays. For graphics, it’s equipped with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti 4GB GDDR6, allowing you to play the fastest games at the highest speeds, no sweat. Where the action takes place, on the 15-inch screen, you’ll be mesmerized by the details due to a two-sided narrow bezel and 60Hz refresh rate.

In case that’s not enough, Dell has equipped its G3 with a turbo-boost. Quick access to action can be everything in the gaming world, literally the difference between life and death, and Dell has provided its Game Shift feature inside its Alienware Command Center to help you manage it. All you have to do is press Fn+Game Shift Key (or Fn+F7 for non-English keyboards ) and the processor, and its cooling system, will go into overdrive. All done with the craziness? Press Fn+Game Shift Key and go right back to normal. Easy. The Alienware Command Center gives you amazing control over your hardware and software, allowing you to customize how your machine works with each individual game, or the other apps that come with Windows Home 10. It really maximizes the laptop’s versatility.

If you’re in the market for a more affordable gaming laptop, there are some great gaming laptop deals available right now. If you’re just getting into gaming or just want a really solid Dell machine at an incredible price, check out the Dell G3 15 — now $100 off  at $729, down from $829.

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Nebula Capsule II projector review

The dog days of summer are upon us and outdoor living is in full swing. For some of us this means taking our TV and movie experience to the patio or driveway for projecting media.The original Nebula Capsule has been a great device for family viewing on my patio over the last few years. I was pumped to be able to give the new Capsule II a shot from the Anker sub-brand over the last few weeks.How does the latest edition match up against the solid performer of the Capsule I? Overall, you’d be hard to say it hasn’t improved in almost every metric.DesignLet’s start with the industrial engineering behind the Nebula Capsule II. The overall size is larger than the previous generation. The original model was literally the size of a soda can. The Capsule II is more the size of a pint glass.This is not a knock on the Capsule II though. It’s still incredibly portable and can be used with any 1/4-inch tripod mount. As long as you have that, you can pretty much set up anywhere with the Capsule II.Specification wise, you will only get 720P HD resolution at 200 Lumens that can be canvased to a max screen of 100 inches. All this is presented under the wrapper of Android TV as the Capsule II operating system.Internally, you need a good engine if you take the Nebula Capsule II on the road. It has a combination of 2GB of RAM, 8GB of internal memory, and a 9,700mAh battery. In addition, you have an 8-watt speaker to power the audio.Expandability is also an option with several inputs in the back of the Capsule II. You can use auxiliary audio via 3.5mm jack, full HDMI, USB 2.0, or USB-C to add additional inputs to your projection experience.Watching ContentSpeaking of experience, the addition of Android TV has made a world of difference between the first two generations of the Capsule II. The full Google Play Store and Chromecast make this a much more polished option for the end-user.The remote contributes to this as well. Having a full D-pad style remote with Google Assistant just makes finding content easier. The remote has a good weight and hand-feel. The buttons offer good feedback on button presses that are better than the first generation as well.All of your favorite apps are available that you’d normally see on Android TV with one glaring absence of Netflix. There are multiple rumors of the why including that Netflix has units produced minimum that the Nebula Capsule II hasn’t reached in volume, but it’s disheartening to not see it on the homepage.Thankfully, there are several options to get the Netflix app installed, but we recommend the official avenue of Nebula Manager offered directly from Anker. This allows you to install the app and walk you through adding it to your home screen.While many will fault the Capsule II for only having 720P resolution, I’ve had zero issues. The screen size is easily adjustable with a crisp output. The projector also has an auto-focus feature that will make getting the setup just right a hassle-free adventure.Battery LifeThe big selling point of the Nebula Capsule II is portability and you can’t have that without endurance. I’m happy to report that I’m consistently getting three hours of playback of the video. I will deduct a point or two that this is down a full hour from the smaller generation one unit. You’d think with a larger footprint, this could have at least stayed flat at four hours.Regardless, three hours gives you some great time to take in content with the family. It may be a little short for longer movies, but you have to go to bed sometime, right?Final ThoughtsI’ve loved my time with the Anker Nebula Capsule II. This projector should be on anyone’s shortlist for outdoor entertainment that can be easily set up and moved when done. Add the mass improvement of Android TV over the blown-up phone interface of the original, you have a new king of small projectors.The one drawback might be the price of $580. However, the quality of this projector combined with its portable design makes it uniquely valuable. You can purchase the Nebula II via Anker’s site directly or head to Amazon if you prefer.