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HDMI 2.1 could reinvent PC gaming, and all gaming laptops should have it

HDMI 2.1 made a big splash at CES 2021. It just might help overcome the barrier that has existed between PC and console gaming since the beginning.

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This stylish and convenient Dell G5 15 gaming laptop is just $750 for a limited time only

HyperX reveals new PC and gaming peripherals for 2021

HyperX, the hardware division from Kingston that centers on gaming, announced several new products for the virtual event that is CES 2021. Moreover, it is also giving some of its US-only products a global launch.The first big announcement from HyperX is its new Alloy Origins 60 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard. With a footprint of 60% of a traditional keyboard, it helps gamers gain desktop space which can be helpful for mouse movement.The Origins 60 employs HyperX Red switches which have a linear key travel. This means they don’t have the “bump” that other mechanical keyboards do, reducing the tactile feedback that keyboard gamers are familiar with. It also lets players press more rapidly which can be instrumental in the heat of the moment.Business professionals will also appreciate the red switches as they’re more responsive, move more smoothly, and are quieter than standard mechanical keyboards.HyperX’s other big new product is its ChargePlay Duo Controller Charging Station for Xbox. Compatible with Series X/S and Xbox One controllers, it also comes with a pair of 1,400mAh battery packs. The station, which has a weighted base, also has LED indicators to display charging status.In addition to the new products, HyperX has announced expanded availability for the HyperX Pulsefire Haste , Cloud II Wireless, and Cloud Revolver.AvailabilityAlloy Origins 60 gaming keyboard – Available in the U.S. on February 22 for MSRP $99.99 on HyperX Shop.HyperX ChargePlay Duo Controller Charging Station for Xbox – Available in the U.S. on HyperX Shop in February for MSRP $39.99Pulsefire Haste Gaming Mouse – Now available globally for MSRP $49.99Cloud II Wireless Gaming Headset – Now available globally for MSRP $149.99Cloud Revolver Gaming Headset + 7.1 – Now available globally for MSRP $149.99

The most exciting PC gaming trends from CES 2021

From experimental new gaming laptops to HDMI 2.1 monitors, PC gaming had a huge show at CES 2021.

Intel adds Nvidia RTX gaming power to compact NUC 11 Enthusiast mini PC

Phantom Canyon makes its CES 2021 debut with 11th-Gen CPU.

High-end gaming laptops are finally switching to AMD, and it’s Intel’s fault

At CES 2021, high-performance gaming laptops are finally switching over to AMD, bringing the most powerful graphics to Ryzen systems for the first time.

All the HDMI 2.1 gaming monitors that came out at CES 2021

At CES 2021, we're seeing the first crop of HDMI 2.1-enabled gaming monitors. They're meant to work for the new consoles as well as for PC gaming.

Nvidia RTX 3060 vs. 3060 Ti vs. 3070

Nvidia's RTX 3060, 3060 Ti, and 3070 all target the "sweet spot" of price and performance. Nearly $200 separates the cards, though, so which should you buy?

The MSI GE76 Raider is the only gaming laptop with a 1080p webcam and Wi-Fi 6E

MSI's latest 17-inch gaming laptop features two highly sought-after features that you might not expect on laptop like this: A 1080p webcam and Wi-Fi 6E.

Lenovo’s bevy of new Legion gaming laptops go all-in on Ryzen 5000

Lenovo unveiled its refreshed Legion laptop lineup at CES, and the company is turning to AMD's latest Ryzen processors -- rather than Intel -- for gaming.

Acer’s updated Predator Helios 300 now comes with RTX 3080 graphics

Acer is making a big splash at CES, targeting gamers with refreshed models of its popular Nitro and Predator laptop lines.

Acer Predator Triton 300 SE hands-on review: Gaming laptops are growing up

At CES 2021, Acer has announced one of the most exciting gaming laptops in recent years, the 14-inch Predator Triton 300 SE, powered by the Nvidia RTX 3060.

The Nvidia RTX 3080 is pushing gaming laptops toward a resolution revolution

A new generation of gaming laptops is arriving, and thanks to Nvidia's new RTX 3080, we may finally get to kiss 1080p gaming goodbye.

Nvidia says the RTX 3060 is 30% faster than the Playstation 5

Nvidia has announced the RTX 30-series mobile graphics cards, boasting some impressive performance claims against the competition.

The Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 SE is the first 4K 120Hz gaming laptop

At CES 2021, Asus has updated its most unique gaming laptop, the ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 SE, with a 4K 120Hz panel, the first of its kind.

The best gaming laptops of CES 2021: Razer, ROG, Predator, and more

Powered by the latest hardware from Intel, Nvidia, and AMD, CES 2021 has been a huge show so far for new gaming laptops.

Razer’s immersive gaming chair wraps your head in a 60-inch rollable OLED screen

Razer's Project Brooklyn Gaming Chair is all about an immersive gaming experience. Inspired by rollable displays, the chair puts you in the middle of the game.

Asus’ massive 43-inch HDMI 2.1 display is half TV, half gaming monitor

Thanks to HDMI 2.1, Asus' new desktop monitors are versatile enough to support PC gamers as well as console players on Microsoft Xbox Series X or Sony PlayStation 5.

Finally, high refresh rates aren’t only for gaming laptops anymore

High refresh rates have been the province of gaming, but today, Lenovo has announced a pair of non-gaming laptops that have a refresh rate that breaches 60Hz.

Lenovo slashes the price of its Legion gaming laptop by $650

With thin bezels, a sleek design, and automated performance, the Lenovo Legion gaming laptop is a steal at its low price of $1,300. Buy it today.

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The best Android phones available at Tello (January 2021)

Sprint is one of the largest wireless network providers in the United States, serving more than 54 million subscribers. As you’d expect, it features quite the handset selection, including models with 5G support. But what about its prepaid brand, Tello?Tello, as is the case with other MVNOs, has its own rate plans, customer service, and phone selection. Here, we’ll dig into the devices offered at Tello.READ: Tello Buyer’s GuideWe’ve gathered up a handful of the best phones you can purchase at Tello today. Although we do select one as the best overall (Editors’ Choice), the list below offers phones that work for a variety of user types.For what it’s worth, the handset selection at Tello is really limited light. Moreover, it’s fully comprised of refurbished models. We always suggest buying an unlocked phone for use with a carrier.Samsung Galaxy A51The Samsung Galaxy A51 gives users all of the great features found in the Galaxy S line and leaves out the unnecessary bleeding-edge stuff. It ticks the right boxes and leaves money in your wallet.The phone comes with a big 6.5-inche Super AMOLED screen protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3 and packs a 48-MP (wide), 12-MP (ultrawide), 5-MP (wide) macro, and 5-MP depth sensor. Inside is a generous 6GB RAM with 128GB storage capacity for videos, music files, images, and documents.Shop Samsung Galaxy A51 at TelloSamsung Galaxy S8It may be a few years old but that doesn’t mean it won’t handle your tasks. There’s plenty in here that can manage your tasks, play your games, and keep track of your social media.Features include a 5.8-inch display, 12-megapixel camera, and 3,000mAh battery. An octa-core processor is paired with 4GB RAM while storage is listed at 64GB. Need more room for files? Throw in a microSD expansion card slot for external media.Shop Samsung Galaxy S8 at TelloMotorola Moto E4Don’t need anything fancy or aren’t concerned with spending much money? That’s alright, there’s still something nice to be had. The Motorola phone has a decentWe absolutely love what Motorola does with its Android phones. They run a bare bones software experience that leaves things the way Google intended, and feature affordably priced alternatives to flagships.Here, you get a 5-inch screen, 2GB RAM and 16GB storage, enough for first-time buyers.  Other things we appreciate? A water resistant coating and 3.5mm headphone jack.Shop Motorola Moto E4 at Tello

NET10 Wireless Buyer’s Guide (January 2021)

Most wireless customers are familiar with the big-name brands in Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint. Relatively few buyers, though, are as well-versed when it comes to the topic of Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNO).It might surprise you to know that companies like Metro, Boost Mobile, and Cricket Wireless operate on the T-Mobile, Sprint, and AT&T networks, respectively. These network operators license the towers and coverage from the tier-one providers and offer their own phones, rate plans, and customer service.NET10 Wireless is one such MVNO worth closer inspection.AboutAs a company that operates almost virtually, Net10 doesn’t have any towers of its own. What’s more, it does not have any official retail stores, paper bills, activation fees, or overage charges.TIPS FOR BUYING A USED PHONEWHERE CAN I BUY AN UNLOCKED PHONE?BUYING AN UNLOCKED PHONE? CONSIDER THESE QUESTIONSIt does, however have a presence at indirect sellers and locations such as Dollar General and Family Dollar. Net10 Wireless service plans and Bring-Your-Own-Phone SIM Kits are currently sold in Walmart, CVS, Best Buy, Walgreens and many other local stores. Its devices are available exclusively online via the brand’s website,PODCAST: What is an MVNO?Using both CDMA and GSM technologies, NET10 lets customers bring their AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, Verizon, or unlocked GSM phones.Rate PlansCustomers can choose from a number of options spread across various types of plans. For those who only needed the barest of necessities, the pay-as-you-go provides buckets of minutes. The Monthly Talk, Text, and Data plans range from $20 up to $65 per month and come with variable amounts of high speed data.Cheap cell phone plans that use the Sprint networkCheap cell phone plans that use the T-Mobile networkCheap cell phone plans that use the AT&T networkCheap cell phone plans that use the Verizon networkNote that all plans include unlimited data but allow for only certain amounts at high speed. Once you hit the cap you’ll have slowed (2G) speeds for the remainder of the bill cycle.$20/month: 2GB$35/month: 5GB$40/month: 10GB$50/month: 30GB (Includes $20 credit for international calls)$65/month: 50GB (Includes unlimited international calls)Select plans give buyers the option to save a few bucks per month by enrolling in Auto-Refill automatic bill payments.Family PlansNet10 Wireless refers to these as “Multi-Line Plans” as opposed to family plans. A new line of service can be added to any plan. The first line is discounted by $5 per month; each line after that is discounted by $10 per month (up to four lines).Handset SelectionCustomers can purchase handsets in one of two ways: buy outright or spread payments out monthly. The selection through the former leaves much to be desired with less than one dozen models to choose from. Opting for the latter (payment plan) opens the door to a wide range of phones with financing through Affirm.READ: The best Android phones at Net10 WirelessBring Your Own DeviceOne place where NET10 shines is in its ability to support phones from other carriers. Those of you who have access to an existing phone, or who might have purchased an unlocked phone elsewhere, can bring the device to NET10.Whether you’re looking for a new phone number or hoping to keep your existing one, NET10 works. Moreover, you can also keep your same network in the background, receiving the coverage you already know. Head to the NET10 page to check compatibility of your phone.

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The best phones available at T-Mobile (January 2021)

With nearly 100 million subscribers, and highly-rated customer service, T-Mobile is the second largest wireless network provider in the US. As such, it has a wide selection of devices to complement the service, including phones, tablets, watches, and more.Here, we gather up a handful of the best phones you can purchase at T-Mobile today. Do note that this isn’t a list of the best overall which often focus on performance. Rather, our list aims to speak to specific users and demographics.Motorola Phone Buyer’s GuideSamsung Phone Buyer’s GuideCheap rate plans that use T-Mobile’s network Samsung Galaxy Note 20 UltraThe Most Well-RoundedIf you’re looking for the biggest and most powerful all-around device from T-Mobile, this is it. With a screen size (6.9-inches) that rivals early tablets, it packs an upgraded S Pen stylus and cutting-edge hardware. Oh, and then there’s a first-of-its-kind 108-megapixel camera, too.Powered by Android 10 with Samsung’s custom UI, the handset has generous battery, tons of (expandable) storage, and downright sleek design. Choose from Mystic Bronze, Mystic White, and Mystic Black.Shop Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra at T-MobileSamsung Galaxy S20 Fan EditionThe Flagship for You and IIf you’re on the hunt for a phone that you plan to own for a few years, you don’t want to cut corners. You want a flagship phone. The problem is that too many of them cost way more than we’re willing to spend.The Fan Edition of the flagship S20 is what happens when you keep the most important stuff and toss aside the frills (and extra cost).Here, you get a large screen with high refresh rate, a large battery, three rear cameras, and a modern Android and user interface. Offered in three colors, it’s the S20 you deserve.Shop Samsung Galaxy S20 Fan Edition at T-MobileOnePlus 8Mid-range Money, Top-Tier PerformanceWe’ve fallen head over heels in love with OnePlus these last few years. Rather than releasing an expensive, annual flagship, it refreshes its portfolio as needed. And it doesn’t charge nearly as much for the experience. The OnePlus 8 comes in about $200-$300 cheaper than what you’d see from other bigger brands, yet it doesn’t skimp on the features. A giant 6.55-inch display with 90Hz refresh rate and 48-megapixel triple-camera array lead the way, but it’s just as appealing internally, too.Running Android 10, there’s a bleeding edge Snapdragon 865 processor, 128GB UFS 3.0 storage, and 8GB RAM. Add in a generous 4,300mAh battery with lighting fast charging and you see why we’re so fond.Shop OnePlus 8 5G at T-MobileMotorola Moto EFirst-time BuyerBuying your first smartphone doesn’t mean you start at the bottom and tip-toe about. The Motorola Moto E is the perfect way to learn what your needs are without breaking the bank. Moreover, there’s enough under the hood to keep you from looking to replace it anytime soon.For your money you get a large display, impressive battery, and dual camera system on the rear. Over on the software front you get a clean Android 10 install with helpful custom touches from Motorola. Flashier than it needs to be, the Midnight Blue is easy on the eyes.Shop Motorola Moto E at T-MobileSamsung Galaxy Z FlipYou’ll Flip for ItThe Galaxy Z Flip 5G brings back the familiar clamshell design that your parents had at the turn of the decade but with a much smarter operating system… and a heftier price tag.Fully opened, you’ve got a 6.7-inch screen that rivals other phones in size and quality. Under the hood are a powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 processor, 5G support, and more than enough storage. Grab it in Mystic Gray or Mystic Bronze.Shop Samsung Galaxy Z Flip at T-Mobile