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MSI GT72S G Tobii Laptop with Eye-Tracking Technology Available


City of Industry, Calif – February 8, 2016MSI Computer Corp, a leading manufacturer of computer gaming hardware and solutions, announces the availability of the GT72S G Tobii, the world’s first gaming notebook that unlocks the power of vision by harnessing and translating the eyes’ natural and intuitive movements into the game.

The world’s most advanced gaming laptop, the GT72S G Tobii with eye-tracking technology immerses gamers into a hands-free dimension by allowing them to switch targets in a game, select objects on the floor or even automatically pause a game by simply focusing or looking away.  Available immediately, MSI’s GT72S G Tobii will be bundled with Tom Clancy’s The Division and currently supports a variety of gaming titles, including Assassin’s Creed Syndicate, Assassin’s Creed Rogue, ArmA III, Elite Dangerous and more.

“The GT72S G Tobii Tobii adds another dimension to gaming and provides a level of interaction and immersion never experienced before,” says Andy Tung, president of MSI Pan America.  “Our eyes will no longer be passive players, they will now direct, command and transport us into the future of PC gaming.”

MSI’s GT72S G Tobii gives streaming an added dimension by seamlessly and instantly overlaying eye-tracking into streams, giving viewers’ added perspective on the real-time game play experience for supported streaming platforms like XSplit Gamecaster. Tobii’s industry-leading eye-tracking technology with triple dual lens near-IR illuminators can also precisely track eye movements in any room under any lighting conditions.

“Tobii and MSI are blazing a new path in gaming and driving the growth of eye-tracking technology by creating new experiences and thinking outside of the box,” states Oscar Werner, President of Tobii Tech.  “We encourage and support forward-thinking developers in their mission to create new experiences for not only gaming, but streaming and general computing.”

GT72S G Tobii gaming laptop is compatible with Windows 10 and Windows Hello, the new password-free login system. By going through a 15-second set-up process, users can securely log into their computers using a personalized glance; highlight, select or delete items with one look; seamlessly zoom and center maps without scrolling; and even sift through Windows, folders and its applications without lifting a finger.

MSI’s GT72S G Tobii will be equipped with the same cutting-edge components found in versions without eye-tracking technology, including the latest Intel Core-i7 processors, NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 980M extreme graphics, Killer DoubleShot Network, Nahimic Sound Technology, XSplit Gamecaster, a full color backlit keyboard by SteelSeries, and more.

Check out the full library of Tobii eye tracking games at: www.tobii.com/apps

The GT72S G Tobii is available now at Newegg starting at $2599.99.  For more information about the GT72 Tobii or MSI’s complete selection of gaming solutions, visit us.msi.com.

Razer Blade Pro 2015 Announced



CARLSBAD, Calif. – Razer™, a world leader in connected devices and software for gamers, today announced the release of the new Razer Blade Pro laptop, a premier 17-inch gaming laptop and mobile studio for creative professionals.

Engineered with the all-new NVIDIA® GeForce™ GTX 960M GPU with 4GB GDDR5 VRAM, the new Razer Blade Pro is designed for extreme game play and professional work. An Intel® Core™ i7-4720HQ quad-core processor powers the computing functions of this portable multi-purpose laptop.

The new Razer Blade Pro also offers dual storage for higher speed and more capacity than its predecessor, featuring an SSD up to 512 GB and up to a 1 TB hard drive.

“The original Blade shifted the paradigm of mobile PC design and started the transition to gaming laptops being both portable and powerful,” says Min-Liang Tan, Razer co-founder and CEO. “With the new Blade Pro, we’ve continued that heritage in a way that will push the envelope for gamers and creative professionals even further.”

The Razer Blade Pro’s performance is driven by the engineering principles of localized heating. This approach focuses on directing heat away from the main touch surfaces of the notebook, to areas that can dissipate heat quickly and are not commonly touched by the user. This allows the laptop to pack in the highest performance available with NVIDIA’s critically acclaimed GTX graphics.

With a 17.3-inch full-HD matte anti-glare display, the new Razer Blade Pro gives users the freedom to work and play without missing anything. At 0.88 inches thin and weighing only 6.76 pounds, the notebook delivers desktop-class performance without sacrificing portability. With an aluminum body, the Blade Pro is not only durable but is sleek, slim and light, all the way down to the compact power supply.

The Razer Blade Pro’s Switchblade User Interface (SBUI) is designed for a more efficient and intuitive experience for professionals and gamers. Featuring 10 customizable tactile keys and an LCD track pad to put additional tools at one’s fingertips, the SBUI makes gestures feel more natural and intuitive for editing, designing, and gaming.
The new Razer Blade Pro also includes a backlit anti-ghosting keyboard that registers simultaneous key presses with precision.


Order now: www.razerzone.com/bladepro


Starts at $2299.99

Product Features:

  • Intel® Core i7-4720HQ Quad Core Processor (2.6GHz / 3.6GHz)
  • NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX™ 960M (4GB GDDR5 VRAM), Optimus™ Technology
  • 16GB System Memory (DDR3L-1600 MHz)
  • Windows® 8.1 64-Bit
  • 128GB SSD + 500GB HDD / 256GB SSD + 500GB HDD / 512GB SSD + 1TB HDD options
  • 17.3″ Full HD 16:9 Ratio, 1920 x 1080 LED backlit
  • Intel® Wireless-AC 7260HMW (802.11a/b/g/n/ac + Bluetooth® 4.0)
  • Gigabit Ethernet port
  • (3x) USB 3.0 port (SuperSpeed)
  • HDMI 1.4a audio and video output
  • Dolby® Digital Plus Home Theater Edition
  • Built-in stereo speakers
  • 3.5 mm microphone/headphone combo jack
  • Array microphone
  • 7.1 Codec support (via HDMI)
  • Built-in full-HD webcam (2.0 MP)
  • Compact 150 W Power Adapter
  • Built-in 74 Wh Rechargeable lithium ion polymer battery
  • Razer Switchblade User Interface (SBUI)
  • Razer Anti-Ghosting Keyboard (with adjustable backlight)
  • Razer Synapse Enabled
  • Kensington™ Lock interface
  • 16.8 in. (427 mm) Width x 0.88 in. (22.4 mm) Height x 10.9 in. (277 mm) Depth
  • 6.76 lbs. / 3.07 kg

ARCHOS Unveils ArcBook



Denver – May 12, 2014 – ARCHOS, a pioneer in Android™ devices, unveils the ARCHOS ArcBook, the first Android netbook with touchscreen designed with productivity and value in mind. The ARCHOS ArcBook offers students and mobile professionals the convenience of a keyboard and trackpad and the superb user-experience and mobility of an Android tablet at a budget-friendly price.

Productivity-focused software

Available for $169.99, the ARCHOS ArcBook is the ultimate value-packed, on-the-go productivity machine running Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. It is preinstalled with Office suite Pro 6, making creating and editing Word, Excel, PowerPoint and PDF files easy.

It allows access to all Google services, including the Google Play application store, Google Chrome web browser and other Google Apps such as YouTube, Gmail, Translate and more. It also comes with 15 GB of free Google Drive cloud storage, enough to store a plethora of documents.

Feature-rich hardware

The ARCHOS ArcBook has a 10.1-inch touchscreen with a full keyboard and integrated Android shortcuts keys to maximize typing speed. Connectivity and expandability have been boosted thanks to a full USB host port and it has enough battery power for more than 10 hours of continuous use.

“ARCHOS ArcBook combines a consumer-friendly tablet experience with the productivity of a netbook,” says Loïc Poirier, CEO of ARCHOS. “The ARCHOS ArcBook furthers our commitment to providing feature-rich, consumer-friendly technology at an affordable price.”

For more information about ARCHOS ArcBook or the entire selection of smartphones, tablets and connected objects, visit us at www.ARCHOS.com

Razer Updates Blade and Blade Pro Gaming Laptops

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CARLSBAD, Calif. – Razer™, the world leader in entertainment devices and software, today announced the latest Razer Blade now comes with the highest resolution 14-inch display available in a laptop. The stunning 3200×1800 touchscreen display features a record 5.76 megapixels, sharply exhibiting even the finest details and text with 262 pixels per inch.

The Razer Blade’s state-of-the-art IGZO/IPS (Indium Gallium Zinc Oxide/In-Plane Switching) display panel technology provides unmatched color and image quality. The result is a 250 percent increase in contrast ratio over its predecessor, with high brightness LED backlighting optimized for outdoor use, wide viewing angles, and dramatically improved video propagation and response. The Razer Blade’s display minimizes color shift while maximizing uniformity to make gaming more beautiful than ever before possible.

Blending retina-tearing clarity with ultimate functionality, the Razer Blade is also equipped with a 10-point capacitive multi-touch screen that works seamlessly with the new touch interface in Windows 8.

“The Razer Blade sets the benchmark by which all laptops should be measured,” says Min-Liang Tan, Razer co-founder, CEO and creative director. “The Razer Blade, the world’s thinnest and most powerful gaming laptop, now comes with the best 14-inch notebook display on the planet.”


Measuring just 0.7-inches thin, the Razer Blade also packs more power-per-cubic-inch than any other laptop in the world. The Razer Blade boasts frame rates  that are up to 70 percent better than the previous iteration with the latest NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 870M GPU. The Razer Blade is powered by a 4th gen Intel® Core™ i7 processor and uses solid-state storage technology for boot speeds up to four-times faster than a traditional notebook hard drive. Constructed in a rugged all-aluminum chassis, the Razer Blade features a custom-designed track pad and backlit gaming- grade keyboard that has full anti-ghosting capabilities and programmable keys powered by the revolutionary Synapse 2.0 software.

“The Razer Blade laptop screams premium design and top-notch performance, and we are as happy as can be outfitting such a beautiful and powerful machine with our latest graphics processor,” says Brian Choi, NVIDIA Sr. product manager. “With nearly twice the graphics horsepower compared to last year’s model, the Razer Blade will be one of the most visually stunning, yet portable, gaming laptops the world has ever seen.”

The ultra-portable laptop features 8 GB of fast 1600 MHz DDR3L memory and comes standard with 128 GB of total solid-state storage with options for a 256 GB or 512 GB SSD. The Razer Blade also comes with Dolby® Home Theatre® v4, featuring immersive audio-quality output that is custom-tuned to deliver a cinematic sound experience.
The Razer Blade delivers up to six hours of battery life and includes the latest high-performance 802.11ac wireless connectivity.

The 14-inch Razer Blade embodies Razer’s continuing drive to design the world’s best gaming laptops for those that need insanely powerful performance, the thinnest form factor and the highest resolution screen to game anywhere, anytime. Razer sets out to do the impossible without compromising performance and, with the Razer Blade 14-inch laptop, users are able to do more than ever before on an ultra-portable system.

The Razer Blade is now available for pre-order. For more information, go to www.razerzone.com/blade.

Price:              Starts at $2,199

Availability:   Razerzone.com – Pre-Order Now, Shipping Early April

Product features:

  • 14.0 in. QHD+ 16:9 ratio, 3200×1800
  • IGZO/IPS (Indium Gallium Zinc Oxide/In-Plane Switching) display panel
  • LED-backlit 10-point capacitive multi-touch screen
  • NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 870M (3 GB GDDR5) & Intel HD4600 Integrated Graphics
  • NVIDIA® GeForce® ShadowPlay™, GameStream™ and Battery Boost™ Enabled
  • 4th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-4702HQ Quad Core processor
  • 8 GB Onboard Memory (DDR3L – 1600 MHz)
  • Windows® 8.1 64-Bit
  • 128 GB SSD, with optional 256/512 GB SSD (SATA M.2)
  • Intel® Wireless-AC 7260HMW (802.11a/b/g/n/ac + Bluetooth® 4.0)
  • (3x) USB 3.0 port (SuperSpeed)
  • HDMI 1.4a audio and video output
  • Dolby® Digital Plus Home Theatre Edition
  • Built-in stereo speakers
  • 3.5 mm microphone/headphone combo jack
  • Array microphone
  • 7.1 Codec support (via HDMI)
  • Built-in full-HD webcam (2.0 MP)
  • Compact 150 W Power Adapter
  • Built-in 70 Wh Rechargeable lithium ion polymer battery
  • Razer Anti-Ghosting Keyboard (with adjustable backlight)
  • Razer Synapse 2.0 Enabled
  • Kensington Lock interface
  • 13.6 in. (345 mm) Width x 0.70 in. (17.8 mm) Height x 9.3 in. (235 mm) Depth
  • 4.47 lbs. / 2.03 kg

For more information about the Razer Blade, please visit www.razerzone.com/blade.


CARLSBAD, Calif. – Razer™, the world leader in entertainment devices and software, today announced it has enhanced its award-winning Razer Blade Pro laptop with next-generation graphics capabilities and a suite of new applications designed for professionals and gamers.

At the heart of the Blade Pro is a full-HD, 17-inch LED main display working in-tandem with the award-winning Razer Switchblade User Interface (SBUI), the latter of which provides users with one-click access to program tools, macros, key binds and other customizable functions, as well as full Internet capabilities independent of the main display. Features of the Razer SBUI include 10 dynamic adaptive tactile keys, a cell phone-grade LCD display that doubles as a track pad, and associated proprietary software.

Among other professional-grade apps, the Razer SBUI comes equipped with programs supporting Adobe Photoshop® and Adobe Premiere® Pro, Maya®, and GIMP. Six new Razer SBUI programs will launch with the updated Razer Blade Pro, including a Windows 8 Charms app that simplifies interface access to Windows Desktop functions, and a Twitch app that unlocks the streaming service’s broadcasting and commenting features. Additionally, Razer is unveiling its first electronic dance music (EDM) initiative in the form of an app co-developed with world-renowned EDM producer and performer Afrojack. This proprietary Razer SBUI product will help producers make better studio-quality music and is emblematic of Razer’s ongoing relationships with gamers in the entertainment ranks. Additional Razer Blade Pro collaborations include budding partnerships with DJ-producer heavyweights Borgore and Flux Pavilion.

“Today’s professionals demand the latest in power and performance, and they want it all on a beautiful screen that they’re able to take with them,” says Min-Liang Tan, Razer co-founder, CEO and creative director. “Our engineers packed the Blade Pro with the most advanced components available, and our software engineers designed some incredible proprietary apps to make gaming and creative work more efficient – and more fun – while staying firm to our commitment to true portability.”

The Razer Blade Pro is powered by the next-generation “Maxwell” architecture NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 860M graphics processor for a boost in gaming performance. Video rendering, photo editing, electronic dance music mixing and performance, and other pro-level creative tasks also run faster than ever with the next-gen GPU. The Razer Blade Pro also features GeForce ShadowPlay and GameStream for seamless gaming video capture and streaming utilities, and GeForce Battery Boost, which works in conjunction with NVIDIA Optimus technology to provide up to double the battery life while gaming.

The Razer Blade Pro now features 16 GB of RAM, doubling-up on the previous iteration, a 4th generation Intel® Core™ i7 processor, and a groundbreaking solid-state storage solution to make the laptop faster and more powerful.

“Gamers and professionals see the value in a premium, portable 17-inch laptop, which is why we partnered with Razer earlier this decade to bring this project to life,” says Brian Choi, NVIDIA Sr. product manager. ”The Razer Blade Pro created an entirely new category of high-performance laptops capable of meeting the demanding needs of professional multimedia designers and hardcore gamers. This next generation of the Razer Blade Pro will be even more powerful, thanks to the new GeForce GTX 860M inside.”

At 0.88 inches thin and weighing 6.5 pounds, the Razer Blade Pro is among the most portable, high-performance 17-inch laptops ever brought to market. Every detail is sleek, slim and light, all the way down to the compact power supply, making the Razer Blade Pro the best choice for gaming performance and creative work on-the-go.

The Razer Blade Pro comes with Dolby® Digital Plus Home Theatre Edition, featuring immersive audio quality that is custom-tuned to deliver a cinematic sound experience. All of this is topped-off with gaming-grade peripherals built right in, including a fully programmable anti-ghosting keyboard with adjustable backlighting and an ultra-sensitive track pad, along with Razer Synapse 2.0, allowing for ultimately customizable settings and configuration storage in the cloud.

The Razer Blade Pro is now available for pre-order. For more information, go to www.razerzone.com/bladepro.

Price:              Starts at $2,299

Availability:   Razerzone.com – Pre-Order Now, Shipping Late March

Product features:

  • 4th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-4700HQ processor
  • 16 GB DDR3L (2 x 8 GB DDR3L – 1600 MHz)
  • NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 860M (2 GB GDDR5)
  • NVIDIA® GeForce® ShadowPlay™, GameStream™ and Battery Boost™ Enabled
  • Windows 8.1 64-Bit
  • 128 GB SSD, with optional 256/512 GB SSD (mSATA)
  • Intel® Wireless-AC 7260HMW (802.11a/b/g/n/ac + Bluetooth® 4.0)
  • RJ45 gigabit Ethernet port
  • 17.3-in., full HD, 16:9 ratio, 1920 x 1080, with LED backlight
  • Stereo 2.0 speakers
  • 3.5 mm audio microphone/headphone combo jack
  • HD Webcam (front-facing, 2.0 MP)
  • Array microphones
  • (3x) USB 3.0 port (SuperSpeed)
  • Codec supports 7.1 (via HDMI)
  • Dolby® Digital Plus Home Theatre Edition
  • Razer Anti-Ghosting Keyboard (with adjustable backlight)
  • Razer Switchblade User Interface
  • Razer Synapse 2.0 Enabled
  • Compact 150 W power adapter
  • Built-in 74 Wh Rechargeable lithium ion polymer battery
  • Kensington Lock
  • 16.8 in. (427 mm) Width x 0.88 in. (22.4 mm) Height x 10.9 in. (277 mm) Depth
  • 6.54 lbs. / 2.97 kg

SanDisk Ultra Plus 256G SSD Review



When trying to integrate a SSD card into your system, you can easily get swallowed up in techno-babble.  If you like techno-babble, that’s great – dive on in, the water is plenty deep.  When I got my SanDisk Ultra Plus 256G SSD, all I wanted to know is how will this effect me as a gamer and how can I really utilize this sweet piece of tech. So, I began writing this review for the laypeople out there!


  •  Increased performance for faster boot and application load times
  •  Increased reliability and durability over traditional hard drives
  •  Consistently high data transfer speeds
  •  Backed by a 3 year limited warranty
  •  Operating temperature: -32ºF to 158ºF (0ºC to 70 ºC)
  •  Power Consumption (active): 0.12w
  •  Shock Resistant: up to 1500 G @ 0.5 m/sec

SSD For Gamers:
I promise to keep this simple for the non-tech heads. First things first – incorporating a SanDisk Ultra Plus SSD into your computer will make your boot-up time insanely fast. Windows just flies open so fast that at first you wonder if something went wrong. Nope, things just went extremely right. In the olden days of SSDs, when they were about the same size as the cards you put in your digital camera now, space allotment on the drives used to be very pick and choose. The overall consensus was that you should definitely install Windows on it and be happy with your “super boots”. Now that they are 256G with 6G/s transfer rates, game management definitely comes into play.

First instincts is to put Steam on the drive – I love Steam and have about 100 games on it, but it turns out that low load speed with Steam is more of an internet relay issue than a hard drive one. A better use for the SSD is to install those monster games that have all the beautiful graphics, huge save files and take up a load of hard drive real estate. Those games that have load times when you go through doorways into new areas or after cut-scenes. They becomes smooth experiences hopping from level to level or area to area because it is all just instant access at insane speeds. If you are like me and have been gaming for decades you will really understand how amazingly far we have come.

Another benefit of having a SanDisk Ultra Plus SSD that most gamers don’t think about is temperature and noise. Thanks to the SSD being a solid state device (hence the “SS” in “SSD”), there are no whirling platters with lots of  or mechanized arms to heat things up. Loading the games and system programs you use most on one of these disks actually will reduce your heat and noise levels as well as make your games play more seamlessly. It is also good to note that because there are no whirling platters, these drives are shock absorbent! If you take your rig places, bump it regularly or have a laptop gaming rig, SSDs will be less likely to error or suffer damage.  Because there are no moving parts there is also no problem with moving parts breaking down, meaning the longevity of the drive is way better than a standard hard drive.

Why to Use SanDisk:
A lot of what was pointed out in this article discusses the gaming benefits of SSDs in general. Any die-hard gamer can tell you though that when it comes to gaming parts brand names do make a difference. You don’t want to trust the heart of your rig to a generic name that you don’t know if you can trust. When it comes to SanDisk, they back their products with not just years of reliable brand recognition but enough research and performance testing of their products to feed even the most hungry tech head’s tastes. The SanDisk Ultra Plus 256G SSD is a new standard for the industry and one you can trust your gaming life to, I certainly am.

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MSI Unveils GS70 Gaming Laptop



City of Industry, Calif. – August 5, 2013 – MSI Computer Corp, leading manufacturer of computer hardware products and solutions, unveils the GS70, the world’s thinnest and lightest 17-inch portable gaming powerhouse designed to fuse the power needed to tackle the most demanding games with the portability required to take battles on the road.

The answer to portable gaming players, the GS70 features a lethal arsenal of cutting-edge components, including the latest 4th generation Intel® Core™ i7 processor, NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 765M, Killer™ DoubleShot and a SteelSeries full color backlit keyboard with Anti-Ghosting keys.  In addition, it showcases MSI’s latest ultra-thin and light brush aluminum chassis, measuring less than 1-inch thick and weighing only 5.7 lbs.

The GS70 comes equipped as a mobile battle station with a 17” Full HD anti-reflective display at a 1920×1080 resolution and a 2.1 speaker system with integrated sub-woofer featuring Sound Blaster Cinema capable of delivering the quality of 5.1 surround sound.  However, it takes full advantage of NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 765M capabilities with the Matrix Display that simultaneously supports up to 3 external displays via the HDMI and mDP ports, transforming it into the ultimate multimedia and multi-tasking desktop replacement.  It also has the ability to output HDTV resolutions, up to 4k, for viewing your games or movies in true HD.

“The GS70 has the capability to crush the most demanding games and the featherlike portability for on-the-go multi-tasking or gaming,” stated Andy Tung, vice president of sales for MSI US.  “We understand the needs of our audience and are committed to delivering solutions that exceed even the highest expectations.”

“The MSI GS70 sets a new mark for gaming rigs,” said Brian Choi, Senior Product Manager at NVIDIA. “With the super-fast and super-efficient GeForce GTX 765M GPU on board, MSI is able to offer the thinnest chassis ever seen in the gaming segment.”

The GS70 is the first dual fan laptop with a unique thermal solution design that pulls heat from the top side of the laptop and dissipates heat at a 45 degree upward angle, guaranteeing superior performance and a cool gaming experience even under the most intense battle sessions.  Available in two configurations starting at $1,799.99 MSRP, both models come with 16GB of DDR3L memory, 4 USB 3.0 ports, 3 audio jacks and a 720p HD webcam.

For more information about the GS70 or the entire line of G series gaming notebooks, please visit http://www.msimobile.com or www.usgaming.msi.com.

Computrace Lojack For Laptops Review (Software)



When I first came across Absolute Software’s booth at CES and saw the Computrace Lojack For Laptops information, I was immediately interested.  Being an editor for GamingShogun.com, I always travel with at least one laptop and that laptop has everything I need to help run the website, often including NDA-locked titles and information like sensitive contact lists.  This makes me a bit hyper-paranoid about what could happen to it in the car or sitting in a hotel room. Honestly, it even makes me a bit nervous having it in our locked house when I go somewhere.  During October, I lost my cellphone on a hayride and was frantic about the contact information stored on it. We had one of the “find my phone” apps that GPS tracked it and, though we were able to find it quickly, that scenario has made me more conscious of losing control of information. Of course, this doesn’t even begin to cover the cost of replacing a gaming laptop or smartphone.  When Absolute Software offered us the opportunity to try out Lojack For Laptops, I jumped at it.

Official Features:

Lock: You may not have your computer with you, but you can still feel safe from prying eyes.  Use Device Lock to block your computer remotely, denying potential identity thieves access to your computer and personal data.  You can also choose to display a customized lock-out message onscreen.  You could, for instance, display contact information that would help a good Samaritan return your computer to you.

Delete: The contents of your hard drive might be worth more to you — and a thief — than the laptop itself. But our Data Delete feature helps you prevent costly and traumatic identity theft.  With it, you can remotely and selectively erase sensitive files and applications, personal photos, financial data, and stored passwords.  So you stay safe and in control.

Locate: Is your laptop really stolen?  Or did you leave it on a business trip?  Using GPS or Wi-Fi geolocation, LoJack for Laptops can map and display your laptop’s current and past whereabouts. So you’ll know whether it’s simply left behind, or something more serious.  Even when your laptop is safe and sound, you can see that LoJack for Laptops is on the job. Note: Standard edition does not include location history.

Recover: For most people, the odds of recovering a stolen laptop aren’t encouraging.  But every year, thousands of people get their stolen laptops back, thanks to our patented technology and experienced Theft Recovery Team. If your protected computer is stolen, the team can use our technology to track it, and work with local law enforcement to get it back in your hands. Get LoJack for Laptops and flip the odds in your favour.

Guaranteed: With our leading technology and experienced Theft Recovery Team, LoJack for Laptops gives you unsurpassed theft recovery service, plus device and data protection. Choose our Premium edition and get our Service Guarantee.  If we don’t recover your stolen computer or enable the Data Delete service, you could be eligible for a Service Guarantee payment of up to $1000.



This was the tricky part, how do I go about testing the software?  The first parts are easy, you just log into your account and you can check a map to see where your laptop is and check to see if it is moving (if it is moving and you aren’t with it, that is generally a bad sign). You can lock it, post display information, and delete non-essential pictures or documents to test that.  All these are easy, effective tools which is VITAL in the event that your laptop is stolen and you may have only minutes to keep a contract or contact from being compromised.

But, how do you go about testing recovery?  I toyed with the idea of contacting them and having a fake loss setup so we could see the process of tracking it down, but that isn’t the same as the real thing.  I was tempted to go over their protocol, step by step, to see how they do it but reporting that or a fake recovery could actually compromise the process, giving would-be thieves ideas on how to thwart the process.  Then it struck me, none of that was necessary, because none of that was what truly mattered about this.  What really mattered is how knowing they have an actual recovery team that prides itself on its recovery ability to the point of providing a payment guarantee and how that makes me feel now when I travel.  I still travel safe and smart with my laptop but I don’t feel nervous like a did before when it is out of my sight.  If it is in the car while I am perusing the snack aisle at the gas station or in a hotel room while I am out on a convention floor, I feel secure knowing that if a problem should arise not only are their remote steps I can take to insure the safety of my information. Additionally, there is a good chance I will get my computer back thanks to an actual, human recovery team.

Last Call:

This software is subscription-based but is very affordable and kind of a no-brainer for the business man who travels with his life’s work in a little electronic box.  Computrace Lojack For Laptops should be considered by anyone who takes their computer on the road for business or pleasure and should be a requirement for businesses as part of their insurance policies.  Computrace Lojack is an insurance policy on information as well as electronics and that feeling of security is hard to put a price tag on.

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MSI Unveils Quadro Workstation



City of Industry, Calif. – January 2, 2013 – MSI Computer Corp, a leading manufacturer of computer hardware products and solutions, announces the availability of the Quadro Workstation mobile powerhouse with NVIDIA® Quadro K2000M graphics processor.

Designed to tackle the most challenging applications, the Quadro WorkStation builds on the acclaimed capabilities of the GT60 to deliver unmatched performance for professionals, including scientist, programmers, engineers, graphic designers and more.  The Quadro Workstation supports more than 150 professional applications, including Adobe CS6, Avid Media Composer, Autodesk Inventor, Siemens NX and PTC Creo.

“MSI has long been heralded for their performance gaming laptops, and the Quadro Workstation leverages that expertise to deliver the same quality and effectiveness for professionals,” stated Andy Tung, vice president of sales for MSI US.  “Our laptops now offer the necessary power to handle the most demanding games and are capable of blazing through the most intense working sessions.”

“The MSI GT60-0NG platform, with the NVIDIA Quadro K2000M, is the ideal form factor for CAD and DCC professionals that need the flexibility to be mobile, yet still need the proven reliability and stability of a workstation-class solution,” said Shawn Worsell, product line manager at NVIDIA.  “Mobile Workstations enable explorers, designers and artists to unleash their creativity anywhere, and everywhere they go.”

The Quadro Workstation features state-of-the-art components including Intel® Core i7 Quad Core processors, Killer™ Intelligent Networking with high-performance Gigabit Ethernet for HD video and high-quality audio, backlit keyboard, premium speakers, and Cooler Boost to instantly optimize system temperatures and more.  It possesses all the advantages of the NVIDIA® Quadro K2000M graphic processor, with additional features such as:

  • Multiple Display Support – Multi-task with ease with up to 4 independent displays, including the native display (notebook display)
  • sRGB Standard – Delivers consistent, stable and vibrant colors at all ranges to enables perfect color rendering without any loss of fidelity
  • NVIDIA® Scalable Geometry Engine – Dramatically improves geometry performance across applications and enables the user to work interactively with large scale complex models and scenes
  • Fast 3D Texture Transfer – Fast transfer and manipulation of 3D textures resulting in more interactive visualization of large volumetric datasets
  • Hardware 3D Window Clipping – Hardware accelerated clip regions which improve overall graphics performance by increasing transfer speed between color buffer and frame buffer
  • 16K Texture and Render Processing – Ability to texture and render surfaces up to 16K x 16K, particularly beneficial for applications that demand the highest resolution and quality image processing.
  • OpenGL Quad Buffered Stereo Support – Provides a smooth and immersive 3D stereo experience for professional design applications

The Quadro Workstation is currently available for $2,099.99 at Newegg and Amazon.

Samsung Releases Series 7 Gamer Laptop


RIDGEFIELD PARK, N.J.–Samsung Electronics America Inc., a subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd, today announced the Samsung Series 7 Gamer, the ultimate laptop for gaming enthusiasts. Designed with feedback from passionate PC gamers in mind, the Series 7 Gamer features a 17.3-inch full HD LCD display, high quality Dolby® Home Theater® surround sound, rich NVIDIA® Geforce® graphics and a 3rd generation Intel® Core™ i7 processor, as well as a unique dial that allows users to easily transition between four modes for maximum performance at all times.

“When the product is in gaming mode, it takes the experience to the next level by optimizing the graphics and sound, turning on a pulsating light in the speakers and highlighting the gaming keys in red, which truly allows users to immerse themselves in a game.”

“The Series 7 Gamer offers all the elements of a high-powered gaming machine with the convenience of the mode-changing dial, which enables you to switch off components in order to save power and have a quieter experience when you’re using it as a more traditional laptop,” said Todd Bouman, vice president of marketing at Samsung Enterprise Business Division. “When the product is in gaming mode, it takes the experience to the next level by optimizing the graphics and sound, turning on a pulsating light in the speakers and highlighting the gaming keys in red, which truly allows users to immerse themselves in a game.”

Dial it Up for Optimized Gaming Performance

The Series 7 Gamer features a unique dial enabling users to switch between four modes optimized for the key major use cases:

1. Gaming Mode – When in gaming mode, a distinctive graphic appears on the screen identifying the active mode. The main gaming keys are highlighted on the keyboard in red, and a light is turned on around the speakers, which pulsates to match the game’s sounds. The Windows® key and touchpad are disabled when a game is inserted, eliminating the possibility of accidentally hitting the wrong part of the keyboard while playing. The keyboard also features ergonomic u-shaped key caps, a 2.7mm keystroke and separated arrow keys, enabling you to engage in rapid play with minimal errors.

2. General Mode – In this mode, the laptop is optimized for regular computing tasks, such as web surfing, Microsoft® Office computing and photo viewing.

3. Quiet Mode – In quiet mode, sounds are disabled and the fan is turned off to result in a quieter experience.

4. Power Saver Mode – To save battery life, only the most critical parts of the processor are running when the laptop is in this mode.

The four distinctive modes of the Series 7 Gamer ensure that the laptop is easy-to-use and meets users’ unique needs in almost all situations.

Rich Audio Visual Experience

The Series 7 Gamer provides a rich, immersive audio and visual experience, enabling users to truly submerge themselves in a game. When in gaming mode, top-of-the-line Dolby® Home Theater®v4 speakers are enabled to provide high quality cinematic surround sound, while the Gamer’s subwoofer allows users to turn up the volume as loud as they’d like with minimal distortion. This audio integration results in not only an outstanding gaming experience, but optimal listening for music and movies as well.

The Series 7 Gamer also offers a premium visual experience. The 17.3-inch next-generation full HD (1920×1080) high-resolution LCD display features Samsung SuperBright™ technology, for a brilliant 400-nit screen (up to 50% brighter than traditional PCs) and a stunning range of color (up to 16 million), allowing users to experience all of the vibrant colors and visuals intended by the game developers.

The gaming experience is further enhanced by the inclusion of NVIDIA® Geforce® GTX675M graphics, resulting in unprecedented quality, virtually flawless playback, and supercharged performance, no matter how fast the game’s action.

High Performance Computing

Powered by a 3rd generation Intel® core™ i7 processor, the Series 7 Gamer delivers unrivalled speed right from the start, resulting not only in high-performance gaming, but faster multitasking, Internet browsing. Through Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0.1 users can also access an automatic burst of speed whenever they need it.

With 16GB of memory and a 1.5 terabyte 7200RPM hard drive,*** Series 7 Gamer users don’t need to compromise when it comes to computing power. While in gaming mode, the laptop’s CPU is turbo-cooled to keep it working at full speed, enabling you to play faster without worrying about your computer’s ability to keep up.

The Series 7 Gamer also offers rapid start-up times and better overall performance, including faster application launches and web browsing speeds that are up to twice as fast (using Microsoft Internet Explorer), thanks to its innovative ExpressCache™ technology, developed by Diskeeper, which provides 8GB of flash memory on the motherboard. Additionally, the inclusion of Samsung’s FastStart technology means that the laptop wakes up from hybrid sleep mode in as little as just two seconds, while Quick Boot has the notebook ready to go – from cold – in as little as just 19 seconds, allowing you to boot up your favorite game nearly instantly.

Signature Samsung Technology

Samsung’s Support Center ensures all content stays safe and can help troubleshoot any particular problem. Accessible with a keyboard shortcut, the Support Center helps users manage their system settings or arrange for a tech-support web chat. Samsung’s Back-up & Recovery Solution also allows users to create and restore back-ups of system data on the device, or on a network or removable storage device.

The Samsung Series 7 Gamer is available now and will retail for $1,899.99 MSRP. All Samsung mobile PC products are available through Samsung resellers and distribution channels including Amazon, Newegg and TigerDirect. For a full list of retailers, call 1-800-SAMSUNG or visit www.samsung.com.

Key Specs:

* All functionality, features, specifications and other product information provided in this document including, but not limited to, to benefits, design, components, performance, availability and capability of the product are subject to change without notice or obligation.

Processor       3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i7 processor
Operating System       Windows 7 HP


      16 GB
Storage (max)       1.5 TB
Screen       17.3-inches
Resolution       1920×1080
Graphics       NVIDIA® Geforce® GTX675M
Speakers       Dolby® Home Theater® v4
Integrated Camera       2.0MP HD
Battery       Up to 3.7 hours
Wireless       802.11 a/b/g/n
Weight       13.34 lbs
MSRP       $1,899.99

** Battery life will vary depending on the product model, configuration, power management settings, applications used, and wireless settings. The maximum capacity of the battery will decrease with time and use. Test results based on independent third party Mobile Mark tests. Non-Metric weights and measurements are approximate. Total amount of available memory may be less based on configuration.

***Accessible capacity varies; MB = 1 million bytes, GB = 1 billion bytes, TB = 1 trillion bytes. Please note that a portion of the hard drive is reserved for system recovery, operating system and preloaded content software

Giveaway: AVIIQ Portable Laptop Stand – Expired


The good folks at AVIIQ are sponsoring a new giveaway on our fair website. The prize? How about one of their highly-touted portable laptop stands? The giveaway will expire on Friday, May 20th at 11:59pm Pacific. At that time the entries will no longer be counted and a winner will be announced shortly thereafter. The winner must claim their prize by responding to the email/msg we send them within three days or they lose and a new winner is chosen!


To enter the giveaway drawing, all you have to do is pick one of these methods (NOTE: Only one entry will be counted):

  1. The first method to enter is simply to leave a comment below telling us what is the one feature you would like to see on the newly-redesigned GamingShogun.com
  2. The second method is to LIKE our Facebook page and leave a comment in the official contest thread located there.


The giveaway is open to all residents of the 49 continental United States and Canada. Sorry, folks, no European entries this time. 🙁


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