So, as the launch of OnePlus 9 series comes closer, I want to talk about the 6 month refresh cycle of OnePlus. Every year OnePlus launches their flagships in the month of March-April and then the ‘T’ version of it in October-November. Let’s talk about, what does the ‘T’ mean?

There has been some reports saying the ‘T’ is answer to Apple’s ‘S’, as T comes after S, therefore better than S and 6 month refresh cycle is there because Carl Pei said that he couldn’t wait for a whole year to show people the next innovation in OnePlus devices. Does it makes sense, though? Well, it gives customers the choice to buy the latest flagship and not leave them in the middle ground as the last phone is 6 month old and next is 6 month away and its good for profit, Samsung released 23 smartphones last year, granted they were not flagships but the Galaxy A51 was best selling android phone and 2nd best selling phone overall.

Now, for some cons. The March flagships and the T flagships both come with different software, OnePlus is proud as they’re the first brand, after Google, to ship the next android generation out-of-the-box and the march flagships follow but for some reason the OnePlus 7 and 7 Pro still hasn’t got Android 11 update(as of writing this). I talked to some people when the OnePlus 7T Pro was announced and everyone’s reaction was “I feel cheated” as it just a upgrade in the chipset and it was “latest”.

Thankfully, OnePlus didn’t announce any 8T Pro, they said because the 8 Pro was so good, it didn’t need a upgrade. Now, does it makes sense to buy the T? I personally would take the March flagship as it is the major upgrade from the last gen while the T has some minor upgrades, like the 8T got faster charging and 120hz instead of 90hz on standard 8. I still need to see the software support for the Ts because my cousin owns a OnePlus 5T and OnePlus killed the connection after Android 10 but the newer Ts are getting the new android gen out-of-the-box.

It would be interesting to see how this plays out and OnePlus is teasing the heck out of the Hasselblad partnership, so that’s also something to lookout for. I’ll be covering the OnePlus 9 series, so stay tuned for that.

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So, COVID-19 is still present and it showed us the value of technology and staying connected. Either working from home or reaching that high score in a game, we needed some kind of a computer, either laptop or desktop. A good performance and fast boot times, takes that much frustration away of waiting for everything to setup so you can get into and do whatever you’re going to. So today, I’ll try to make a gaming PC in a budget of $500-$700 price range.

No PC can run without a CPU, so I chose the AMD Ryzen 5 3500X, it is the best processor in the price range with 6 cores with max clock speed up to 4.1 GHz and it comes with a heatsink and cooling fan out-of-the-box. With, AMD Ryzen 5, I’ll be taking the Asus EX-A320M AMD motherboard.

For this build, I took the Transcend 128GB NVMe PCIe Gen3 80mm M.2 SSD, this NVMe SSD will help with much faster boot time and load times than a normal M.2 SATA Solid State Drive. For RAM, I chose the HyperX Fury 8GB 2666MHz DDR4 RAM, one 8GB will help you free up other slots, if you ever upgrade for more in the future and it won’t make a difference if go with two 4GB RAMs, it cost roughly the same you’ll be just occupying your slots. For Hard Drive, I took the Seagate BarraCuda 1TB, 3.5 inch SATA with speeds up to 6GB/s.

Now coming to the Graphics Card, I choose Zotac GeForce GT 1030 2GB GDDR5, powered by the award-winning Nvidia Pascal architecture will accelerate the whole experience plus it has 50MHz higher clock speed than the GTX 750 Ti. For Power supply, the Corsair CV450 is good, it has the 80 Plus Bronze certification(You always need to see this certification while buying a power supply) and for keyboard and mouse, the Zebronics Zeb-Transformer Gaming mouse and keyboard combo with RGB, I prefer Logitech but it is slightly on the expensive side, and I’m trying to keep as low as possible.

And to put it all together, I chose the ANT Esports ICE-130AG cabinet. It has liquid-cooling support, top & bottom magnetic air-dust filter with a support of 8 120mm fans along with cable management and 3D ventilation. It also has RGB. Now, the Monitor, I chose the Acer Nitro 23.8 inch, it has a FHD+ IPS rez screen with 0.5 ms delay with 165hz refresh rate. It also has AMD Radeon Free sync technology with 2xHDMI and one display port.

Now, let’s talk price, all the prices are taken from Amazon India, so if you’re planning of building then check in your region first, the AMD Ryzen 5 3500x costs RS.15,200(~$209.54), Asus Motherboard costs RS.4,929(~$67.98), The SSD is RS.2,874(~$39.64), HyperX Fury RAM is RS.3,424(~$47.22), Seagate Hard Drive is RS.3,381(~$46.63), Zotac Nvidia GT 1030 is RS.6,450(~$88.96), the keyboard-mouse combo is RS.1,299(~$17.92), Corsair power supply is RS.3,127(~$43.13), Acer Nitro Monitor is RS.13,690(~$188.81) and finally the ANT cabinet is RS.2,650(~$36.55)

So, the cost this whole setup would be RS.57,024 or $786.46 and I’ve checked pricing of some laptops powered by Ryzen 5 and they are no way near this price range plus they don’t even come with specs mentioned above and I’m sorry, I went bit over budget but its worth it. I’ll leave all the links if you’re interested, it won’t cost you extra but it helps the blog.

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So, Samsung launch phones almost every minute and they are particularly focusing on the Indian market with India exclusive M series and the new F series. To sum it up, Samsung has their S and Note flagship lineup, Z Foldable lineup, A budget-midrange lineup and M and F India exclusive budget lineup. So, what’s the difference between the M and F line? Well, there isn’t. The Galaxy F41 shares it chassis with the Galaxy M21 which shares it with the Galaxy M31 which shares it with 2019’s Galaxy M30s, their practically the same phones even with the same aged Exynos 9611 chipset(which by the way is also in the global Galaxy A51, the most popular android phone of 2020) with few trade offs to justify their prices.

First, let’s talk specs. So, it gets a 6.4″ sAMOLED FHD+ display with a notch housing the front camera. It has a triple camera setup with a 64mp(f/1.8) main lens, a 8mp(f/2.2) 123° FOV ultrawide lens and a 5mp(f/2.4) depth camera along with a 32mp(f/2.0) front camera. It can shoot upto 4k@30fps from the main lens and the front camera. The body is made up of plastic, sorry polycarbonate. For security, you have 2d face unlock and a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner. It has 6000mAh battery. Thankfully, it still comes with headphone jack and a 15w fast charger out-of-the-box. It comes in two variants, 64gb and 128gb with 6gb RAM as standard along with MicroSD card which can expand your storage up to 512gb.

Now, I do think the design is a bit outdated, with a notch and a thick chin but the display is too good for its segment, none of the competition offers an OLED display, I had absolutely no issues with it, it can go up to 425 nits of brightness, it maybe not too bright but I didn’t had problems in direct sunlight. I talk about the cameras with some samples in the end. Talking about battery life, I charge it overnight with fast charging off(to not overheat the phone) and it has amazing battery, I get up with 100% and go to sleep with minimum 25%, Usually I get left with more than 35%, I couldn’t kill this battery in a day.

Touching at the performance, I’m a mild user with mostly using social media. I game few times a week, so its been fine but I recently started playing Call Of Duty Mobile, whenever I play that, the phone heats a bit but nothing to serious. There have been hiccups in the UI while opening and closing apps or just while surfing through them. I definitely want a faster processor but the Exynos 9611 has been fine, not great, fine. Samsung confirmed second phone in the F series, Galaxy F62 which is set to rock the flagship Exynos 9825, chip which powered the Galaxy Note 10 lineup.

Software, It came with OneUI 2.1 based on android 10 but got upgraded to OneUI 3.0 based on android 11 in late-January. Samsung gives 3 generation android updates to its flagships but I still don’t know how much Samsung will hold onto this phone. The software is also a stripped down version of the flagships, so that’s disappointing because it takes away many useful features like native screen recorder and many more.

As this phone shares it chassis with the many more phones but the camera bump is shared only with the Galaxy M31, they both also share cases. I use a case on my phone because I drop it lot but if you’re thinking of going commando, keep in mind that it is a fingerprint magnet. It is a bit heavy and thick because of the big battery but the thickness is almost same as the galaxy S21 Ultra and you’ll get used to the weight.

It comes in three colorways, Fusion Black, Fusion Blue and Fusion Green. It also has Dolby Atmos whenever earphones are connected, wired or Bluetooth, it kicks in and sounds are noticeably improved. The Galaxy F41 is gonna set you back 15,999(~$220) for 64gb variant and 16,499(~$227) for the 128gb model but with cards and deals, you can get it for much cheaper than that. I have put some camera samples down below, it’ll give you an idea what’s all the fuss is about and also Amazon links of the Galaxy M series, so do check that out, it really helps the blog.

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This clip is shot at 4k 30fps on a bic and at that resolution, you do miss out stabilization. I noticed that it constantly struggled for white balance, if take a look at the sky, sometimes its blue and other times completely blown out.
This clip is shot at that Super Steady mode and while you get much more stable video and all this is without OIS, you lose many details of the video because it is shooting from the inferior ultrawide angle lens with much lower rez sensor.

So, its 2021 and if you’re reading this then congratulations, you survived 2020. It’s a new year and good news in raining, the vaccines are finally rolling out and with CES 2021 showing some pretty promising products and software, its the first smartphone launch of the year, the Galaxy Unpacked. In this event, Samsung launched quite some products with the Galaxy S21, S21 Plus and S21 Ultra, such as the Galaxy SmartTag and the Galaxy Buds Pro.

Let’s talk specs, so both the S21 and S21 plus gets downgraded FHD+ after many years of floating at QHD+ but S21 Ultra still gets QHD+, now, also with 120hz, simultaneously. The whole lineup gets variable refresh rate with 48hz-120hz on the S21 and S21 Plus and 11hz-120hz on the S21 Ultra. Talking about the display, the S21 and S21 plus gets a 6.2″ and 6.7″ flat display, respectively, so Samsung went from waterfall to slightly curved to now flat but the S21 Ultra has 6.8″ slightly curved display. Now, cameras, S21 and S21 Plus shares the same cameras, primary lens is 12mp(f/1.8) with OIS, ultra-wide is 12mp(f/2.2) with 120° FOV and a 64mp 3x telephoto with 30x Spacezoom. The Ultra has a quad camera setup including the 2nd gen 108mp(f/1.8) main lens, 12mp(f/2.2) and two 10mp 3x and 10x telephoto going all the way to 100x with laser autofocus sensor. Its a 10mp selfie lens for S21 and S21 Plus and 40mp for Ultra.

All the lenses can shoot at 4k60fps now with directors view, in which you can shoot from all cameras together. They can also shoot upto 8k. Coming to the build quality, S21, now comes with a plastic back but the S21 Plus and Ultra has the glass back. The camera design also seems like it has been designed and not slapped at the back of the phone, I really like the way it melts at the sides of the bump. Samsung came with a bunch of different color options but the Phantom Violet really caught my eye, not one of my favorite colors in general but the rose gold camera bump and frame with violet back looks awesome. All the devices comes with IP68 water and dust resistance rating and Gorilla Glass Victus for more durability. For storage, S21 lineup comes with 128GB, 256GB and a 512GB variant exclusive to S21 Ultra.

The S21 Ultra now also supports S-Pen but its not integrated, its a separate accessory and the domino tipped by Apple has hit Samsung, They removed the headphones and charging adaptor out-of-the-box, they also removed MicroSD card support for the whole lineup. Juicing these devices are 4000mAh cell for S21, 4800mAh cell for S21 Plus and 5000mAh for the S21 Ultra. It would be quite interesting to see battery test because of the new variable refresh rate screens. The S21 devices also comes with the Qualcomm Sonic Max 2nd gen, which is get to 50% faster and 1.7x bigger than last in-display fingerprint sensor.

Samsung still continues its trend of two different chips for different markets, Snapdragon 888 for Qualcomm regions and Exynos 2100 for international markets, Exynos 2100 looks promising but further testing will show how it stands against its counterpart. Now, what’s the damage gonna be? Samsung realized their mistake and unlike last year, this year S21 starts at $799(69,999 INR), S21 Plus at $999(81,999 INR) and S21 Ultra at $1199(105,999 INR), seeing the $700 to $800 segment battle last year, this could be Samsung’s chance of redemption with a S flagship phone.

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Galaxy S21 Galaxy S21 Plus Galaxy S21 Ultra Galaxy SmartTag (Black) Galaxy Buds Pro

So, 2020 is about to end in a few days time and I(people) had some thoughts and the topic for this blog is people’s thoughts on smartphones these days. Everyone is saying that all the smartphones look the same and are boring with no major upgrades from one generation to the next. Well, there can be a debate on this, its true that all the smartphones of today are pretty similar but that’s the beauty of it, now you can pick up any phone and wouldn’t be disappointed, plus there’s so few differences in feature set of the flagships and the mid-range or even the budget range. The Pixel 4a can shoot stills which much more expensive offerings can’t.

That was the one side of it but on the other hand, phones like the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra has a 108MP main sensor, with 8k video recording, from a smartphone. The iPhone 12 Pro and Pro Max can shoot in Dolby Vision HDR, its at that quality that most devices doesn’t support it. The OnePlus 8T can charge at 65w fast charging or the Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra which can charge at 120w, these kind of devices keep things interested in the industry. If this wasn’t enough, brands came out with folding phones, like the 2nd gen Galaxy Z Fold2 5G or the Moto Razr 5G, every manufacturer has their own philosophy of multitasking and fitting a bigger screen in your pocket, like with the Galaxy Fold, Samsung folded the tablet sized display is half or the Galaxy Z flip and the Moto Razr folds in a clamshell making a normal phone more pocketable or the Microsoft Surface Duo which has two displays glued together with a 360° hinge.

In today’s world, every brand is trying to web you in their ecosystem, like Apple, a ecosystem which is becoming more and more exclusive to its products each day or Samsung, which may not be as exclusive but has a much more wide range of products ranging from smartphones to TVs to refrigerators to smart home appliances like Ballie and there are rumors of an OnePlus smartwatch in partnership with Google.

In the end, buying a phone is a very personal decision, if not the most and I and in fact, every tech youtuber or blogger is trying to show you the best deal for your hard-earned money. I can tell you which is the best but I cannot influence your preference or choice, like a iPhone user will not change to an android phone because its their choice, while the phones in that price point provide much more on paper but the user wants to buy the new iPhone and doesn’t care about the spec sheet.

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So, its finally december and a fullstop to the year 2020 and while this might not be great for everybody, its been awesome for tech. We had many launches/unveiling ranging from smartphones to tablets to the new Next-Gen consoles. A bit of disclaimer, the choices below are my personal preferences and what I think might be the best for your buck. So, let’s get into it, I’ve divided the categories into six parts, Budget, Mid-Range, Flagship, the best overall package, the most innovative and the bust of 2020. I’ll be sharing my personal favorite in the end.

Budget(~$400 or less)

The participants for this round are the OnePlus Nord, Google Pixel 4a and iPhone SE. I’ll not dive too deep here, if you want to see the comparison just click here, The Midfield Battle. Anyway, for me the Pixel wins the battle because it has the vanilla android with first in line for updates, a killer still camera without any useless 2mp lenses, stereo speakers and its the best of both worlds, the compact form-factor as the iPhone SE and a great OLED display like the Nord. Now, I know that the Nord got a high refresh rate, glass back and faster charging but most people will slap a case on the back, so it doesn’t matter and iPhone SE, in the same category, has got the 5w ultra slow charger in 2020, this makes the 18w decently fast charger of Pixel look pretty good.

Mid-Range($500 to $800)

In the ring for this round are, the Galaxy S20 Fan Edition, OnePlus 8/8T, iPhone 12 Mini, iPhone 12 and the Google Pixel 5. Now, this segment has been the most tricky one, because the S20 FE and 8T are value kings and the iPhones are more of a premium devices. So, I choose the iPhone 12 Mini as the winner, its a massive refresh to see a phone, at this price point, as small as this, with a screen size of just 5.4″, the phone, physically, is smaller than the iPhone SE but has a much larger display. The features are exactly same as the OG 12 but just smaller in size. To read in detail, just click here, iPhone 12 series.

Premium Flagships(~$900 or above)

Now, this is where things get interesting, this is the bracket where brands doesn’t hold back and give us everything their R&D teams can squeeze out of the technology available. The contenders are the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra, the iPhone 12 Pro and Pro Max, OnePlus 8 Pro and the Motorola Edge. Now, Apple says that the iPhone 12 Pro Max gets a 47% larger sensor than the 12 Pro but its still quite small compared to the Note 20 Ultra, it still gets a new Sensor Shift Stabilization which can stabilize a footage 5k times per second than the usual 1k times in normal OIS, pretty impressive, but the winner of this round is the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra because it has a much faster refresh rate at 120hz, a 9ms latency S pen, much bigger main camera sensor at 108mp and a fast charger included in the box(*last point is just for humor).

The Bust of 2020

This does not come as a surprise, the worst smartphone of 2020 is the regular Galaxy Note 20, while its big brother is best android phone on the planet(if you can afford one), it does not live up to any standards of a $1000 phone. The OnePlus 8 Pro has a better spec sheet and is still cost less. It has a 1080p 60hz display which is exactly the same as Samsung’s own budget smartphone, the Galaxy A51/A71. The back is made up of Plastic, I’m not saying there’s anything wrong with plastic but at that price, I would want my phone feel a bit more premium. It has faster S pen than the last gen at 26ms latency but still slower than 9ms of the Ultra.

The Best Overall Value

It was a close call but the best value smartphone of the year is the Galaxy S20 Fan Edition. The only two phones in the race were S20 FE and the OnePlus 8T. Both trade blows in features and also cost around the same price. The S20 FE doesn’t support the crazy 65w charging of the 8T but the S20 FE has more pros, it has wireless and reverse wireless charging, an official IP rating and better cameras. The third camera on the S20 FE is a telephoto lens than a useless 5mp macro and 2mp monochrome lens as the 8T. The OnePlus 8T is a bit more premium because it has a glass back but the S20 FE has a plastic back. Both the phones have a 120hz refresh rate and have a flagship Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, in the case of S20FE including European regions, too but not India and other international markets.

The Most Innovative of 2020

Most people are saying that smartphones are all the same and boring now, well, Samsung, LG, Microsoft and Motorola has just the answer for you. Last year, Samsung started the trend of folding phones and it caught on fairly quickly. This year Samsung and Motorola is back with their 2nd generation as the Z Fold2 5G and Razr 5G but this year Microsoft and LG also threw their hats in the ring as the Surface Duo and Wing, respectively. Now, all the Fold, Surface Duo and Razr and a folding phone but the LG Wing is a device that I’m out of words to explain the mechanism on paper, basically the main screen swivels revealing half a screen and forming a T-shaped device but it still a 1st gen product, so while being great, developers still need to optimize apps to work with it. The winner is this category is the Galaxy Z Fold2 5G because Samsung really took customer’s feedback on-board and improved it from the OG Fold. It now gets a bigger cover display, shrunk the cut-out on the inner display to just a tiny punch hole, made the inner display 120hz, now it might not be as durable as a mainstream smartphone but seeing that the tech is still improving, I’m gonna let that slide.

My Personal Favorite

As you’ve seen in the above image, its the iPhone 12 Pro, not the Pro Max, just the Pro. Now, there’s a reason why this is my favorite, the flat edges, the cameras and the colors. Apple’s decision to go back to the flat edges really makes the new iPhones feel much more premium plus the stainless steel makes it the durability champ. I know the 12 Pro Max has the jump in cameras but its really not that much and the they both the LiDAR sensor which really helps in AR, depth mapping and low light portraits. I do miss the Sensor Shift Stabilization but considering, both the Pros can shoot Dolby Vision HDR, I’m not too worried. Now, colors might not be a big advantage in terms of use but I’m in love with the Pacific Blue. This year all the new iPhones upgraded to 5G so this plus Apple’s track record of 5-year updates really makes it future proof.

So, that’s been it for the 2020 Smartphone Awards. If you liked any of this above then like, share, subscribe and follow, also follow me on Instagram at scuderiavedang. I’ll be leaving the Amazon links for the winners of each category down below.

iPhone 12 Mini Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (Mystic Bronze, 12GB RAM, 256GB Storage) Samsung Galaxy Note 20 (Mystic Blue, 8GB RAM, 256GB Storage) Galaxy S20 Fan Edition Samsung Galaxy ZFold 2 5G

So, it’s the end of 2020 and starting with techtober, we had almost every tech brand announcing something with a million keynotes. Apple held 3 events, Samsung coming out with the best and most expensive Android smartphone aka the Note 20 Ultra and the Galaxy S20 Fan Edition. OnePlus with their 8T and finally, Google with their Pixel 4a 5G and Pixel 5.

But, it’s the year we see the refresh in the gaming department. So, both Sony and Microsoft gave us the Playstation 5 and the Xbox Series consoles. Both are very capable pieces of machinery. They both support 8k gaming at HDR and 4k 120 frames per second but which one is better?

The Series X packs an 8-core 3.8-GHz AMD Zen 2-based CPU while the PS5 has an 8-core, 3.5-GHz AMD Zen 2-based CPU. Both systems have 16GB of GDDR6 RAM. The Series X has a leg up on GPUs and storage with a 12-teraflop AMD RDNA 2 GPU with 52 Compute Units (CU) and a 1TB custom NVMe SSD for storage but the PS5’s CPU is AMD Zen 2-based CPU, 8 Cores / 16 Threads, up to 3.5 GHz and GPU is RDNA2-based GPU, 36 CUs up to 2.23 GHz, 10.3 teraflops. So, on paper the Xbox is running ahead of the Playstation. The Xboxes are backwards compatible even with the OG Xbox while the Playstation 5 only supports PS4 games.

When it comes to the main thing that connects you to the consoles and games, it’s the controller. The PS5’s new DualSense controller is major redesign and also comes with adaptive triggers and haptic feedback, which Sony claims that make you feel the water and air in the game, but the Xbox’s new controller is 99% same to the last generation, the new controller gets a new share button in the middle and textured grip on the back for better grip, Microsoft is going “If ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” and I agree with them, it’s a really comfortable controller to hold but, in 2020, it still powers by 2 double A batteries. The PS5 controller, now also has an integrated mic to have little chat without using any headset but the thing to note is that unless developers use the adaptive triggers and haptic feedback, they’ll not work as well.

There’s one more thing, both Sony and Microsoft also launched a cheaper versions of their consoles i.e the Playstation 5 all-digital and the Xbox Series S. Talking about the digital PS5, the only major difference from the flagship PS5 is that there’s no Blu-Ray disc drive so you’re gonna need to download all the games on the internal storage which is 825GB exclusive of the OS, so you’ll get about 700GB to 750GB free. When it comes to the Series S, it is almost a different console, it has the same processor but has only 4 teraflops of processing power, it has 512GB with OS, so about 400GB. Seeing that games like Call Of Duty and GTA can take upto 100GB to 150GB, storage might be an issue but Xbox with Seagate provides a proprietary hard drive but it costs $219 which adds the Series S more than the Series X. Series S game at 1440p at 120fps which I’m not complaining about because many people don’t own a 4k TV and you can’t use your console to its full potential unless you have one, so acceptable resolution with high frame rate is the perfect combo. The Series S is also 60% smaller than the Series X.

Microsoft is also giving a subscription based service called Xbox Game Pass, it’s basically Netflix for gaming, you can play almost 150 titles on any android or windows device, just connect a Xbox controller and play. Game Pass gives a major edge to Microsoft over Playstation because now, you can just buy a Series S and play all your games on your phone or laptop anywhere.

Now, let’s talk price, both the Xbox Series X and Blu-Ray Playstation 5 cost $499(49,990 INR), the Digital Playstation 5 costs $399(39,990 INR), Xbox Series S costs $299(35,990 INR). Now, if you want to just get into next-gen consoles and don’t have a 4k monitor then Series S is perfect for you, if you have a 4k monitor but wanna stay all-digital then go with the digital PS5. Now, if you have the money and the monitor then if you want those haptics and adaptive triggers then its Playstation 5 but if you want more power then the Series X is for you. I would recommend that if you can push to the flagships then please do, these consoles come out in 6-7 years and won’t get out-dated for a long time and the storage of the digital consoles will run out really quickly. In India, if you don’t want the best then I suggest, go for the digital PS5 because it supports everything in the Blu-Ray PS5 and the Xbox Series S has less storage and it doesn’t support 4k, which would come in handy if you upgrade to 4k TV in the next few years. I would personally make a hybrid of the Series X and the DualSense controller but since I can’t do that, I’ll choose the Xbox Series X because of the Game Pass and the more comfortable controller and more horsepower.

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First of all, Happy Diwali. Sorry, I’m a little late to the party but better late than never. So, Techtober rolls on to Techvember, sorry Marques. Apple held their 3rd major event in two months, One More Thing. First, they came out with the Apple Watch Series 6 along with the new iPad Air and the budget iPad, then the iPhone 12s with Homepod Mini and finally, a few days back they released the Apple Silicon Macs, transitioning from the Intel chips to their in-house chips.

Apple is making serious claims about these M1 chips based on a 5nm process with 16 billion transistors. They gave us some serious numbers. First, let’s talk about what is the new lineup. So, they renewed the whole MacBook lineup along with the new Mac Mini. The MacBook pro 13″ and 16″ with the Mac Mini has fans for active cooling but the MacBook Air has thermal cooling, so no fans. They also removed two Thunderbolt ports from the MacBook Pro, earlier they had two on each sides, now its only on one side.

Now, let’s talk numbers, they have a 8-core CPU consisting of the 4 high performance cores and 4 high efficiency cores with an integrated 8-core GPU with 16-core Neural Engine and also, integrated RAM. So, the RAM is built into the chip so its not user-upgradable, if you want more RAM then you have pay Apple more to get it but everything is in one place so its easier for the chip to communicate and give you a faster experience.

Apple also made pretty big claims about the M1 chip, like it has 3.4x faster CPU, 5x faster GPU with 2x faster storage and they made huge improvements on the battery life of the MacBooks, the MacBook Air can do 15 hours of wireless web browsing and 18 hours of video playback, which is 6 more than the previous one. The MacBook Pro can do 2.8x faster CPU, 5x faster GPU, 3x faster than the best selling windows laptop(even I don’t know which one) and for the battery, it can do 17 hours of wireless web browsing and 20 hours of video playback, which is twice than the last MacBook Pro.

They also did a refresh to the Mac Mini which now supports external 6k display, it has 3x faster CPU and 6x faster GPU along with USB 4. The whole lineup comes with Rosetta 2 which helps M1 and MacOS Big Sur to run apps which haven’t yet transitioned to the Apple Silicon and speaking of transition, Apple still sells the Intel Macs on their website. You can buy all the new Macs right now and the MacOS Big Sur is also available now to upgrade. But, how much does this all gonna cost? Well, the MacBook Air starts at $999(₹92,900), the MacBook Pro starts at $1,299(₹122,900) and the Mac Mini starts at $699(₹64,900).

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M1 MacBook Pro Apple Silicon M1 MacBook Air Apple Mac Mini with M1 Chip (8GB RAM, 512GB SSD) Apple Mac Mini with M1 Chip (8GB RAM, 256GB SSD)