Razer Blade 15 ‎RZ09-0409JED3-R3U1 with Windows 11 Launched in the US

Razer has launched 2021 Blade 15 ‎RZ09-0409JED3-R3U1 Advanced Gaming Laptop model with Windows 11 pre-installed in the US online. It is powered by Intel Tiger Lake-H Core i7-11800H octa-core processor and has 8GB NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU for graphics. In the US, the launch price of this model is $2,699.99. This laptop is now listed online on Amazon US ( affiliate link ).

Razer Blade 15 ‎RZ09-0409JED3-R3U Advanced Gaming Laptop features a 15.6 inch QHD display with a max refresh rate of 240hz and response time of 2.5ms. This panel supports 100% DCI-P3 color space and is individually factory calibrated.

This laptop ships with 16GB of ram and has 1TB SSD storage. Razer uses M.2 NVMe PCIe 4.0 x4 SSD storage and also has an empty M.2 PCIe 4.0 x4 Slot for easy expansion. Like many other high-end laptops launching in 2021, Razer RZ09-0409JED3-R3U1 also supports WiFi 6E networks and has Bluetooth 5.2.

Razer has powered this laptop with an 80 WHr lithium-ion polymer battery and supplies a 230W power adapter in the box. For better video calls, Razer has equipped this model with a Full HD webcam 1080p with Windows Hello secure unlock support. Check out the full specs below.

Similar Model: ‎Razer Blade 15 RZ09-0409KED3-R3U1 ( Oct 2021 Price: $3,099.99 | Specs: Core i7-11800H / RTX 3080 / 32GB ram / 1TB SSD / 240hz QHD ).

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Razer Blade 15 ‎RZ09-0409JED3-R3U1 Specifications

  • Processor: 11th Gen Intel Core i7-11800H ( 8 cores / 16 threads / 2.30 GHz – 4.60Ghz clockspeed / 24MB Intel Smart Cache )
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU ( 8GB GDDR6 VRAM / Maximum Graphics Power up to 105W / Boost Clock up to 1410MHz )
  • Memory: 16GB ram ( 2x slots / DDR4 3200MHz dual-channel memory )
  • Storage: 1TB SSD ( M.2 NVMe PCIe 4.0 x4) + Empty M.2 PCIe 4.0 x4 Slot
  • Display: 15.6″ inch QHD screen ( 240Hz refresh rate / 100% DCI-P3 / G-Sync / 2.5ms / individually factory calibrated )
  • Keyboard type: Per-Key Backlighting, powered by Razer Chroma
  • Netorking and Connectivity: Wi-Fi 6E (Intel AX210) + Bluetooth 5.2
  • Battery capacity: 80WHr lithium-ion polymer battery
  • Power supply: 230W power adapter
  • Operating system: Windows 11 Home
  • USB ports: 3x USB3.2 Gen 2 Type-A Ports, 2x USB Type-C Thunderbolt 4 Ports
  • Other ports: HDMI 2.1, UHS-III SD Card Reader, 3.5mm combo audio jack,
  • Audio: Stereo Speakers, 4 Array Microphones, THX Spatial Audio Support
  • Security: Intel Platform Trust Technology security embedded, TPM 2.0, Windows Hello webcam
  • Webcam: Full HD 1080P Camera with Windows Hello IR HD webcam
  • Finish: Anodized Black, backlit green Razer logo
  • Price in the US: $2,699.99.
  • Weight: 2.01 kg / 4.40 lbs

Google Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro up for pre-order on Amazon US

Google has officially launched Pixel 6 5G and Pixel 6 Pro 5G unlocked Android smartphones in the US. These models are now available to pre-order online from Amazon US. The Pixel 6 has a launch price tag of $599 for the base 128GB variant and $699 for 256GB storage variant. The Pixel 6 Pro base model has a launch price of $899 for the 128GB model and $999 for the 256GB storage model.

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Pixel 6 is available to purchase in 3 different color options – Sorta Seafoam, Kinda Coral, and Stormy Black. The Pixel 6 Pro on the other hand comes in Cloudy White, Sorta Sunny, and Stormy Black.

Pixel 6 Pro models are all out of stock already. Some sellers are reselling these for higher prices as well. Google’s own Online Store crashed and didn’t let many to check out the new Pixel 6 models.

Amazon US Product Pages
128GB – Stormy Black

256GB – Stormy Black
256GB – Cloudy White
128GB – Sorta Sunny

Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro are the first Android smartphone from Google to use their custom-made Tensor chip. Earlier launched Pixel phones came with Qualcomm Snapdragon processors. Thanks to an in-house processor, Google was able to fine-tune the performance and improve many Machine learning and AI-related features on these new 2021 Pixel phones.

Google Pixel 6 Pro features a 6.7-inch QHD+ (1440 x 3120) resolution screen protected with Corning Gorilla Glass Victus to prevent accidental scratches. It has an LTPO OLED panel with up to 120hz refresh rate supported.

The regular Pixel 6 on the other hand has a 6.4-inch FHD+ (1080 x 2400) OLED screen with a max refresh rate of 90hz supported.

The Pro model comes with 12GB of ram and while the regular model has 8GB ram. The Pro model is available to purchase in 128 GB / 256 GB / 512GB storage options. The regular Pixel 6 model doesn’t have a 512GB variant.

In the camera department, both these models have a lot in common. Both have the same wide-angle and ultra-wide-angle cameras. The Pro model gets a third lens in the form of a 48MP telephoto lens which uses folded optics to get better reach in a compact body.

The main camera is a 50MP Octa PD Quad Bayer sensor with an ƒ/1.85 aperture lens. The ultra-wide-angle camera features a 12MP sensor with an F2.2 aperture lens.

On the front, the Pro models have a 11.1 MP sensor capable of shooting 4K videos. The regular Pixel 6 has an 8MP front camera that maxes out at 1080P @ 30fps recording.

The bigger and more expensive Pixel 6 Pro comes with a 5003mAh battery with fast charging support. It can be juiced up to 50% charge in about 30 minutes using the Google 30W USB-C which is sold separately. The regular Pixel 6 is powered by a 4614mAh battery and also supports fast charging.

These new 2021 Pixel smartphones will get up to 5 years of Software and Security updates from Google.

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2021 Apple MacBook Pro 14,16 models listed on Amazon US

Apple has announced 2021 Macbook Pro Models with Apple M1 Pro and M1 Max chipsets. In the US, the base 14-inch model has a launch price tag of $1999. The top-end 16-inch model has a price of $3499. You can buy these in Silver or Space Grey colors. A few of these models are now listed online on Amazon US and will be available to pre-order in the coming days.

The new 2021 Apple Macbook Pro 14-inch models are powered by M1 Pro chip. The 512GB SSD 16GB ram model has an M1 Pro chip with an 8-core CPU and 14-core GPU while the 1TB SSD 16GB ram model has a 10-core CPU and 16-core GPU M1 Pro chip. Both models have 16GB unified memory.

2021 Apple Macbook Pro 16-inch models can be bought with M1 Pro or M1 Max chip. The base model has a price tag of $2499 in the US. Apple M1 Max chip model features a 10-core CPU with 8 performance cores and 2 efficiency cores as well as has a 32-core GPU for ultimate performance. This high-end model comes with 32GB unified memory ( ram ) and has 1TB SSD storage. The price for this model is $3499.

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2021 Apple MacBook Pro ‎MK1A3LL/A (16-inch, Apple M1 Max chip with 10‑core CPU and 32‑core GPU, 32GB RAM, 1TB SSD) – Space Gray – $3,499
2021 Apple MacBook Pro ‎MKGQ3LL/A (14-inch, Apple M1 Pro chip with 10‑core CPU and 16‑core GPU, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD) – Space Gray – $2,499
2021 Apple MacBook Pro ‎MKGR3LL/A (14-inch, Apple M1 Pro chip with 8‑core CPU and 14‑core GPU, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD) – Silver – $1,999
2021 Apple MacBook Pro ‎MKGT3LL/A (14-inch, Apple M1 Pro chip with 10‑core CPU and 16‑core GPU, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD) – Silver – $2,499
2021 Apple MacBook Pro ‎MKGP3LL/A (14-inch, Apple M1 Pro chip with 8‑core CPU and 14‑core GPU, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD) – Space Gray – $1,999.

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All these new models support Hardware-accelerated H.264, HEVC, ProRes, and ProRes RAW. Regular models have a single Video encode engine, Video decode engine, and ProRes encode and decode engine while the Apple M1 Max chip powered Macbook Pro 16 has Two video encode engines and Two ProRes encode and decode engines.

The display on this new 2021 Macbook Pro features a Liquid Retina XDR display with ProMotion technology for adaptive refresh rates up to 120Hz. This panel supports a peak brightness of 1600 nits and has a 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio.

Apple has equipped the 16 inch 2021 Macbook Pro models with a 100Wh battery and ships with a 140W USB-C Power Adapter. The 14 inch models have a 70Whr battery and ship with 67W USB-C ( with M1 Pro with 8-core CPU ) or 96W USB-C power adapter ( with M1 Pro with 10-core CPU ).

Manufacturer description of Apple M1 Pro
M1 Pro delivers game-changing performance with amazing battery life. It features up to 10 CPU cores and up to 16 GPU cores, as well as a 16-core Neural Engine and a powerful media engine that can play as many as 4 streams of 8K video. Delivering 200GB/s of memory bandwidth, M1 Pro can be configured with up to 32GB of unified memory to handle complex professional workflows.

Manufacturer description of Apple M1 Max
When you need the highest level of performance ever in a Mac notebook, there’s M1 Max. It allows you to max out the performance of MacBook Pro with double the GPU core count and memory bandwidth of M1 Pro, and a more powerful media engine that can play up to 5 streams of 8K video. You can configure M1 Max with up to 64GB of unified memory, enabling your MacBook Pro to work faster and handle massive files with ease.

Sony Alpha A7 IV M4 ILCE-7M4 up for Pre-order on Amazon US

Sony has started teasing the launch date for their next Full Frame A7 Series camera A7IV ILCE-7M4. The official launch date is set for Oct 21st, 2021. You will be able to pre-order it online from Amazon US, B&H Photo, Adorama etc on the same date itself.

Sony a7 IV Launch Price in the US: $2499 ( ILCE7M4K body only ) – $2,698 ( ILCE7M4K/B with 28-70mm Zoom Lens Kit ).

Other Lens Combo Bundles prices
Sony Alpha 7 IV + Sony FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS Lens: $4,797.99.
Sony Alpha 7 IV + Sony SEL2470GM FE 24-70 mm F2.8 G Master: $4,497.99.
Sony Alpha 7 IV + Sony SEL1635GM FE 16-35mm F2.8 GM lens: $4,497.99.
Sony Alpha 7 IV + Sony FE 35mm F1.4 GM: $3,897.99.
Sony Alpha 7 IV + Sony SEL24F14GM FE 24mm F1.4 GM: $3,797.99.
Sony Alpha 7 IV + SEL24105G/2 FE 24-105mm F4 G OSS: $3,597.99.

You can also buy the new Sony A7IV with the new GN60 Wireless Radio Control External Flash HVLF60RM2 ( $3,049.98 ), or with GN46 Wireless Radio Control External Flash HVLF46RM ( $2,899.98 ).

Official Release Date: December 30, 2021.

Sony Alpha A7M4 ILCE-7M4 Specs and Features

All previous models in the Sony Alpha A7 Series cameras came with 24MP sensors. Sony has bumped up the resolution of the newer 2021 A7 Mark 4 model to 33MP with 15+ stops of dynamic range. Previous gen A7 models could only record up to 4K@30fps while the newer model can do 4K@60fps.

Sony Alpha A7M4 ILCE-7M4 is powered by BIONZ XR processor which has 8 times faster processing power than the BIONZ X seen on older models. Sony has decided to bring their new vari-angle style LCD monitor to the A7 Series as well which we first saw on the A7S3 model.

Like the flagship Sony A1 model, the Sony a7iv model also supports Animal Eye AF as well as Birds AF to let you capture better and sharper wildlife photos with ease.

In the video department, the new Sony Alpha 7 Mark 4 can shoot 10-bit 4:2:2 HLG and has support for Eye AF when shooting movies. S-Cinetone, All-I XAVC S-I, S-log3 etc are all on board. This new model also supports live streaming and has FTP according to the leaked specs.

  • Sony E-mount
  • Full frame
  • 33MP Sensor
  • BIONZ XR
  • Animal Eye AF and Bird Eye AF support
  • 3.69M dot OLED viewfinder
  • 10fps continous bursts
  • 10-bit 4:2:2 HLG, S-log3, S-Cinetone, All-I XAVC S-I
  • Vari-angle LCD Monitor ( similar to Sony A7SM3 )
  • 4K@60fps video
  • 15+ stops of dynamic range.
  • 5GHz Wi-Fi
  • Twin card slots
  • HEIF stills capture

Related read: Sony FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS II lens Launched in the US – available to pre-order.

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Acer Nitro 5 AN517-54-79L1 Laptop with Windows 11 Listed on Amazon US

Acer has launched Nitro 5 AN517-54-79L1 Gaming Laptop powered by 11th Gen Intel Tiger Lake-H Core i7 processor and Nvidia RTX 30 Series GPU in the US online. This laptop is now listed online on Amazon US and will be available to pre-order online in the coming weeks.

Official Launch Price: $1179.99 ( Oct 2021 ).

Acer Nitro 5 AN517-54-79L1 is powered by 11th Gen Intel Core i7-11800H octa-core processor. It has a base clock speed of 2.4Ghz and a turbo boost clock of 4.6Ghz. For graphics, Acer has equipped this model with NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU ( 4GB GDDR6 ).

The display on this model is a 17.3 inch Full HD IPS screen with 144hz refresh rate supported. It comes with 16GB of ram and has 1TB SSD storage. This laptops ships with Windows 11 out of the box. Acer has powered this model with a 4-cell battery.

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Acer Nitro 5 AN517-54-79L1 Specifications

  • Model name: NH.QF6AA.002
  • Processor: 11th Gen Intel Core i7-11800H ( 8 cores / 12 threads / 2.4Ghz – 4.6Ghz clockspeed )
  • Graphics GPU: 4GB NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050Ti Laptop GPU ( Up to 1485 MHz GPU Boost Clock )
  • Memory: 16GB ram ( DDR4 SDRAM 3200Mhz / 2x slots – up to 32GB ram )
  • Storage: 1TB NVMe SSD ( 2x PCIe M.2 slots with one 2.5 inch Hard drive bay )
  • Display: 17.3 inch Full HD screen ( 1920×1080 pixels / 144Hz refresh rate / IPS )
  • Battery capacity: 4 cell ( Up to 8 hours of Battery Life )
  • Power supply: 180 W adapter
  • Operating system: Windows 11 Home
  • Color: Shale Black
  • Weight: 4.85 lbs
  • Webcam: 720P HD camera with SHDR
  • Cooling: Acer CoolBoost with Dual fans.
  • Wireless and Communications: Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650 Dual band, Bluetooth 5.2
  • USB ports: 2x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A Ports, 1x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A Ports, 1x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C Port ( Thunderbolt 4 )
  • Other ports: HDMI 2.1 with HDCP Support, 3.5mm combo jack, Killer DoubleShot Pro with Ethernet E2600
  • Price in the US: $1179.99 ( Oct 2021 ).

MSI GS76 Stealth 11UE-623 Launched in the US | Price, Specs

MSI has launched GS76 Stealth 11UE-623 17.3″ FHD Gaming Laptop powered by 11th Gen Intel Core i7 processor and Nvidia RTX 30 Series GPU in the US online. It has a launch price tag of $1,999.99 ( Oct 2021 ) and is now listed online on Amazon US for pre-order ( paid link )

MSI GS76 Stealth 11UE-623 is powered by 11th Gen Intel Tiger Lake-H Core i7-11800H octa-core processor and has NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU ( 6GB GDDR6 ) for graphics. It comes with 16GB of ram ( Dual-channel ) and has 512GB NVMe SSD storage.

MSI GS7611623 features a 17.3 inch Full HD screen with 300hz refresh rate and 3ms response time supported. MSI has powered this model with a 4-cell 99Whr battery and provides a 230W Slim power adapter in the box. It ships with Windows 10 Pro and will get Windows 11 Pro update in the future. Check out the full specs and features below.

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MSI GS76 Stealth 11UE-623 Specifications

  • Model no: GS7611623
  • Processor: 11th Gen Intel Core i7-11800H ( 8 cores / 12 threads / 2.4Ghz – 4.6Ghz clockspeed )
  • Graphics GPU: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU 6GB GDDR6
  • Memory: 16GB ram (8G*2 / DDR4 3200MHz )
  • Storage: 512GB NVMe SSD
  • Display: 17.3 inch Full HD screen ( 1920×1080 pixels / 300Hz refresh rate / 3ms reponse time / IPS-Level )
  • Battery capacity: 4 cell 99.9Whr
  • Power supply: 230W Slim
  • Color: Core Black
  • Weight: 5.40 lbs
  • Wireless and Communications: Killer WiFi 6E AX1675 (2×2), Bluetooth 5.2
  • USB ports: 2 x USB 3.2 Gen2, 1x Thunderbolt 4, 1x USB 3.2Gen2/DP
  • Other ports: HDMI (4K @ 120Hz / 8K @60Hz), 3.5mm combo jack, Killer LAN E3100 Ethernet Port
  • Webcam: 720p HD Webcam
  • Keyboard type: Steel Series per-Key RGB with Anti-Ghost key (84 Key)
  • Audio: 2 x Dynaudio 2W Speakers, Nahimic 3 / Hi-Res Audio
  • Price in the US: $1,999.99 ( Oct 2021 )

MSI Prestige 15 A11SC-045 4K UHD Launched in the US | Price, Specs

MSI has launched Prestige 15 A11SC-045 ( Prestige15A045 ) 4K UHD laptop model in the US. It has a launch price tag of $1,799 (paid link) online. Amazon US has now listed this model, available to pre-order.

MSI Prestige 15 A11SC-045 is powered by the 11th Gen Intel Core i7-1195G7 quad-core processor. It has a base clock speed of 2.9Ghz and a turbo boost clock of 5.0Ghz. For graphics, MSI has equipped this model with a dedicated 4GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Max-Q) GPU.

It comes with 32GB of ram and has 1TB SSD storage. The display on this model is a 15.6 inch 4K UHD screen with a native resolution of 3840*2160 pixels. This panel supports 100% Adobe RGB for good color reproduction.

MSI has equipped this model with Killer WiFi 6E AX1675 that supports the new 6Ghz WiFi 6E networks. To connect accessories you get Bluetooth 5.2. This laptop ships with a 4-cell 82Whr battery.

There are 2x Thunderbolt [Support Power delivery, DP 1.4a, USB 4.0] ports as well as an HDMI port to connect external displays (supports 4K @ 30Hz).

Similar Models in the MSI Prestige 15 Intel 11th Gen Series: A11SCS-015, A11SCX-002, A11SCX-211, A11SCX-217, A11SC-044, A11SC-048, A11SC-035, A11SC-034

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MSI Prestige 15 A11SC-045 Specifications

  • Processor: 11th Gen Intel Core i7-1195G7 ( 4 cores / 8 threads / 2.9Ghz – 5.0Ghz clockspeed )
  • Graphics: 4GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Max-Q) GPU.
  • Memory: 32GB ram (16G*2) DDR4 3200MHz
  • Storage: 1TB NVMe SSD
  • Display: 15.6 inch 4K UHD display ( 100% Adobe RGB / 3840×2160 pixels )
  • Wireless and Networking: Killer WiFi 6E AX1675 (2×2 ), Bluetooth 5.2
  • Webcam: 720p HD Webcam
  • Battery: 4 cell 82Whr
  • Power supply: 90W Compact
  • Ports: 2x Thunderbolt [Support Power delivery, DP 1.4a, USB 4.0], 2x USB 3.2 Gen2, HDMI (supports 4K @ 30Hz), Micro Sdcard slot
  • Weight: 3.64 lbs ( 1.65kg )

LG Gram 2021 laptops with Windows 11 now available in the US

LG Gram 2021 models with Windows 11 pre-installed are now available to purchase in the US online. Amazon US has listed a few models available for pre-order. Check them out below.

LG Gram ‎14Z90P-K.AAS6U1 Silver ( Oct 2021 Price: $1,499.99 ) is powered by the 11th generation Intel core i7-1165G7 quad-core processor and features a 14 inch WUXGA (1920 x 1200) IPS LCD screen with 99% DCI-P3 color gamut. It comes with 16GB of ram and has 512GB SSD storage. LG Gram ‎16Z90P-K.AAB7U1 Black variant ( Price: $1,449.99 ) and ‎14Z90P-K.AAB6U1 ( Price: $1,346.99 ) are also listed on Amazon US.

LG ‎Gram 14Z90P-K.ARW5U1 ( Price: $1,046.99 ) is powered by 11th Gen Intel Core i5-1135G7 quad-core processor and comes with 8GB of ram and 256GB SSD storage. It features a 14 inch WUXGA (1920 x 1200) IPS LCD display with DCI-P3 99% color gamut supported.

LG Gram ‎16Z90P-K.AAS9U1 ( Oct 2021 Price: $1,749.99 ) is also powered by the 11th generation Intel core i7-1165G7 quad-core processor and has integrated Intel Iris Xe Graphics GPU. It comes with 16GB of ram and has 1TB SSD storage. The model features a WQXGA (2560×1600) IPS LCD screen with 99% DCI-P3 color gamut.

LG Gram ‎16Z90P-K.AAB9U1 ( Oct 2021 Price: $1,749.99 ) is another model with Windows 11 Home available to pre-order on Amazon US. It has similar specs as the above model but comes in Black color.

Earlier launched LG Gram 2021 models with Windows 10 Home will get Windows 11 Home updates in the coming weeks.

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Lenovo IdeaPad 5i Pro 82L9006QUS with Windows 11 Pro Launched in the US

Lenovo has launched the IdeaPad 5i Pro 82L9006QUS variant with Windows 11 Pro in the US online. It has a launch price tag of $1,049.99. This laptop is now listed and available to pre-order online in the US from Amazon. Check here for the current pricing and availability.

Lenovo IdeaPad 5i Pro 82L9006QUS is powered by the 11th Gen Intel Core i5-11300H quad-core processor. It has a base clock speed of 3.1Ghz and a turbo boost clock of 4.4Ghz supported. For graphics, Lenovo has equipped this model with a dedicated NVIDIA GeForce MX450 2GB GDDR6 GPU.

Lenovo has powered this model with a 75Whr battery and supplies a 95W USB-C (3-pin) power adapter in the box.

Lenovo 82L9006QUS features a 16-inch WQXGA (2560×1600) resolution screen with a max refresh rate of 120hz supported. It has a peak brightness of 350nits and has 100% sRGB color gamut for good color reproduction. It comes with 16GB of ram and has 512GB SSD storage. You can’t add or upgrade more ram as it uses soldered ram and has no slots. In the storage department, this model supports one drive only.

Similar model: Lenovo IdeaPad 5i Pro 82L9000KUS ( i5-11300H / 16GB / 512GB / 2GB MX450 ) – Launch Price: $929.99 

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Lenovo IdeaPad 5i Pro 82L9006QUS Specifications

  • Processor: 11th Gen Intel Core i5-11300H ( 4 cores / 8 threads / 3.1Ghz – 4.4Ghz clockspeed )
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce MX450 2GB GDDR6
  • Memory: 16GB ram ( Soldered DDR4-3200 / No slots / Not upgradable )
  • Storage: 512GB SSD ( M.2 2280 PCIe 3.0×4 NVMe / up to 512GB M.2 2242 SSD or 1TB M.2 2280 SSD – one drive only )
  • Audio: Stereo speakers, 2W x2, optimized with Dolby Atmos, High Definition (HD) Audio, Realtek ALC3287 codec
  • Webcam: IR & 720p + ToF Sensor
  • Mic: 2x Array
  • Battery: Integrated 75Wh
  • Power supply”95W USB-C (3-pin)
  • Display specs: 16 inch WQXGA screen ( 2560×1600 pixels / IPS / 350nits / Anti-glare / 120Hz / 100% sRGB )
  • Keyboard type: Backlit, English (US)
  • Color: Storm Grey
  • Weight: 1.9 kg (4.19 lbs)
  • Operating system: Windows 11 Pro 64, English
  • Wireless and Connectivity: WiFi 6 11ax, 2×2 + Bluetooh 5.1
  • USB ports: 1x USB-C 2.0 (support data transfer and Power Delivery 3.0), 1x USB 3.2 Gen 1, 1x USB 3.2 Gen 1 (Always On), 1x Thunderbolt 4 / USB4 40Gbps (support data transfer, Power Delivery 3.0 and DisplayPort 1.4)
  • Other ports: 3.5mm combo Headphone / microphone jack, HDMI 1.4b, 4-in-1 Card Reader
  • Security: IR camera for Windows Hello, Firmware TPM 2.0
  • Price in the US: $1,049.99 ( Oct 2021 )

Sony FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS II Launched in the US | Price, Specs

Sony Alpha has launched the new FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS II ( Mark 2 ) lens ( SEL70200GM2 ) in the US at a launch price tag of $2,800.00 USD. You can pre-order this lens in the coming days from Amazon US, Adorama, B&H, etc. It will ship to customers in December 2021 only. In Canada, the price for this lens is $3,500.00 CAD.

Oct 14 Update: Sony 70-200mm F2.8 Mark 2 up for pre-order on Amazon US. Check here for the current pricing and availability. It will ship to customers on Dec 16, 2021.

According to Sony, the new FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS II 2021 model is the world’s lightest F2.8 telephoto zoom lens and is about 29% lighter than the previous model which now sells for $2,598 in the US. The new lens offers better and faster Auto Focus thanks to four Sony-original XD (extreme dynamic) Linear Motors ensuring fast and precise AF.

Sony has made some improvements on the video front as well. The new FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS II lens has reduced focus breathing, focus shift, and axis shift when zooming comparing to the older model. You also get separate rings for focus, zoom, and aperture. The 11-blade circular aperture offers better bokeh and can be de-clicked if needed for a smoother transition.

Sony FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS II Specification

  • Model number: SEL70200GM2
  • Mount: Sony E-mount Full Frame
  • Focal length: 70mm – 200mm zoom
  • Aperture blades: 11-blade circular aperture
  • Max Aperture: Contast F2.8 aperture
  • Min Aperture: F16
  • Special elements: Two aspherical lens elements including one XA (extreme aspherical) element, two ED (extra-low dispersion) spherical glass elements and two Super ED spherical glass elements
  • Minimum focus distance: 15.7 inches (0.4 meters) at 70mm and 32.3 inches (0.82 meters) at 200mm
  • Teleconvertor support: Yes ( 1.4x or 2.0x teleconverter )
  • Coating: Nano AR Coating II
  • Auto focus motor: 4 Sony-original XD (extreme dynamic) Linear Motors ( focus tracking improved by 30% )
  • Quick switches: AF/MF, Full Time DMF, Focus limiter, Optical Image Stabilisation, Modes, Iris Lock
  • Rings: Focus, Aperture, Zoom
  • Weight: 1,045g
  • Price in the US: $2,800.00 USD

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